Main Image

Worship with us. Study with us. Learn here what's going on this Sunday at Second!

Are you new to Second? Learn what to expect.

 

Lenten Sermon Series: Living in the Shadows
March 17

Living in the Shadows

SUNDAYS, 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM
 

The season of Lent offers us the invitation to go deep in faith and to confront the shadow side of our faith. We’ll take up several of the shadows this season, trying to understand what they can teach us about ourselves and our God.

LENT 2019


MARCH 10: (FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT) Living in the Shadows: “The Shadow of Emptiness” | PDF

“He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.” (Luke 4:2b)

This Sunday, we contemplate the Shadow of Emptiness. Facing our fear of empty pockets, empty bellies, empty schedules, perhaps even empty faith, and our propensity for filling up with food that does not satisfy and activity that distracts us, we clear a space to imagine the gift that emptiness might bring. Join us Sunday as we these face this shadow together, in the hope that by so doing, we might grow deeper in faith and closer to God.


MARCH 17 Living in the Shadows: “The Shadow of Fear” | PDF  

“He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’” (Mark 4:40)

This Sunday, we face the shadow of fear. Though our personal fears are as unique as the stories and experiences that have shaped us, all of us struggle to follow the command repeated hundreds of times in scripture...“Do not be afraid.” Fear is a natural human response to the uncertainties of life. The invitation and challenge of faith is not to avoid our fears or steer clear of storms, but to anticipate the transformation that waits on the other side and remember the one who journeys with us even, especially, when we are afraid.


MARCH 24 Living in the Shadows: “The Shadow of Doubt” | PDF  

“He called the place Massah and Meribah,  because the Israelites quarreled and tested the Lord, saying,  ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’” (Exodus 17:7)

 


MARCH 31 Living in the Shadows: “The Shadow of Weariness” | PDF  

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,  and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) 

 


How to use playlist below: In the top left corner of the video, you can toggle between sermons. They are listed in chronological order.  


Sunday Bulletins
March 17, 2019
9:30, 11 AM & Together@5


Morning PDF | Together@5 PDF

March 17, 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent

 

 

March 17, 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent

WE COME TOGETHER AS GOD’S PEOPLE


Prelude             Allegro Maestoso (from Symphonie No. 3, Op. 28)                   Louis Vierne
                                                                                                                         (1870-1937)

+ Welcome                                                                                       Dr. David A. Chaddock

Call to Worship                            Be Still and Know                                           John L. Bell
                                                      Sanctuary Choir
                            Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts

Be still and know that I am God.

(from Isaiah 43)

Leader: Thus says, the Lord, the one who created and formed you,
O Jacob: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

All: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers they shall not overwhelm you.

Leader: When you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

All: Let us worship God!

Prayer of Adoration

*+Processional Hymn #562               Eternal Father, Strong to Save                     MELITA

Call to Confession

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, we confess our fear. Our boat is fragile and the storms can be so fierce. We allow fear to overwhelm our faith and cloud our judgment. When we are afraid, we are easily divided from one another and from our best selves. Forgive us. Give us the courage to live as your people of hope, faith, and love. Overcome our fear with your promise of presence, and equip us to face the storms with confidence in your unending grace. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Kyrie                               (from Symphony No. 9 “New World”)                     Antonín Dvoƙák

Assurance of Pardon

* Response of Praise                                 Gloria Patri                                    (Hymn #579)

*+Passing of the Peace

Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

People: And also with you.

* Hymn                               They Cast Their Nets in Galilee                           GEORGETOWN

Ritual of Friendship and the Concerns of the Church             Rev. Kelley J. Jepsen (9:30)
                                                                                                     Rev. David A. Berry (11:00)

WE EXPERIENCE GOD’S WORD


Time with Children (11:00)

Prayer of Illumination                                                                  Deacon Deb Miller (9:30)
                                                                                                 Deacon John Beeson (11:00)

First Lesson                                           Isaiah 41:5-10                                            (p. 655)

Anthem                                         Justorum Anime                         Charles Villiers Stanford
                                                                                                                         (1852-1925)

Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt, 
The souls of the just are in the hand of God,

et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.
And the torment of death shall not touch them.

Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori,
in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die;

illi autem sunt in pace.
But they are at peace.

--Wisdom 3:1-2a,3b


Second Lesson                                          Mark 4:35-41                                       (p. 914)

Response

Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

People: Thanks be to God.

Sermon                                                                                      Rev. Christopher A. Henry

“Living in the Shadows: Fear”
“He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’”
(Mark 4:40)
 
 
 
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD


* Affirmation of Faith                              The Apostles’ Creed                              see sidebar

Minute for Mission                                                                      John and Sarah Illingworth
                                                                                                                      Great Banquet

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Offertory                                                   Psalm 130                             Susan Ullom Berns
                                                        Handbell Ensemble
                                                      Rebecca Holt, director

* Doxology                                                                                                      (Hymn #592)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

WE GO FORTH TO SERVE


* Closing Hymn #361                         How Firm a Foundation                        FOUNDATION

* Charge and Benediction

* Benediction Response                    Ye Shall Go Out With Joy!                 John Ness Beck
                                                                                                                          (1930-1987)

* Postlude                               Praeludium in G Major, BWV 541                          J.S. Bach
                                                                                                                          (1685-1750)

Together@5 - Sundays at 5 p.m.
March 17, 2019 - Living in the Shadows: The Shadow of Fear


 

WORSHIP LEADERS
Chris Henry, preacher
Henry Joliet, worship leader
Meagan Findeiss, liturgist
Kat Barden, children’s leader
Owen Gray, children’s leader
Brianna Holt, music leader
Jazz Trio
Erin Benedict, vocal
Gary Walters, piano
Steve Dokken, bass
Chris Pyle, drums

 
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
 
Mark 4:35-41
 

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

GATHERING


Congregational Songs           God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me

 

In Christ Alone


 

Centering Prayer and Song          What Wondrous Love Is This

 

LISTENING


Scripture Reading                                 Mark 4:35-41

Reflection                                        The Shadow of Fear

Musical Meditation                                    Be Still

RESPONDING


Sacrament of Communion

Closing Song                                     Amazing Grace

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, 
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found, 
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

Words of Blessing

As we go from here, may;
The love of God be a passion in your heart,
The presence of God a peace that overflows,
And the Word of God brighten your life and strengthen you when times are tough.

 

A Word of Invitation for the Week to Come

“Do not fear.” It’s the most common command in the Bible, and one of the hardest to follow. So much of what we hear and read each day urges us to be fearful. This, try a “low fear diet”—carefully consider what information you are consuming and which encounters cause you to be afraid or anxious. Then focus instead on what brings joy, peace, hope, and deeper faith. Hear God’s affirming promise: You don’t have to be afraid.

 

LIVING IN THE SHADOWS
 
March 10         The Shadow of Emptiness

March 17          The Shadow of Fear
 
March 24         The Shadow of Doubt
 
March 31         The Shadow of Weariness
 
April 7          The Shadow of Guilt
 
April 14         The Shadow of the Cross

 


This week's worship schedule

This week's worship schedule

Upcoming Events

Mar
24
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship in the Chapel. Traditional worship without choir.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Mar
24
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Mar
24
Service of Wholeness & Communion
10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Service of Wholeness & Communion

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 10:35 AM — 11:00 AM

Held each Sunday in Milner Chapel for those who would like to receive the Lord's Supper and join in a reflective time of prayer. This service is led by one of the pastors, as well as one of our deacons or elders, who together invite those who desire to be anointed and prayed for to come forward.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel

Mar
24
11:00 Worship Service
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

11:00 Worship Service

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex

Mar
31
8:15 Worship Service
8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship Service

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: 8:15 AM — 9:00 AM

8:15 Worship in the Chapel. Traditional worship without choir.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Chapel, Chapel Narthex

Mar
31
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

9:30 a.m. Worship Service

Add to my calendar

Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

The traditional sanctuary services abound with praise to God through liturgy, music, prayers, Scripture, and the preached word. These services follow a Reformed form of worship, which allows creative use of liturgical elements such as sung response, spoken creeds and confessions.

Departments: Worship

Contact: Erica Hewitt
317-253-6461
ehewitt@secondchurch.org

Rooms: Sanctuary, Sanctuary Narthex


Watch Live Services
Sundays @ 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Watch Services

We have moved from the LiveStream.com platform to ChurchStream.TV platform, which is strictly set up for streaming church services and events (with no ads!). We are hoping to make this transition as smooth as possible and would love to hear your feedback, good or bad.  Send feedback to jcoler@secondchurch.org.

Follow along the live stream with the bulletins. PDFs of sermon texts are stored with the sermons in the media player worship archive.


WORSHIP SERVICES

We stream all three services in the Sanctuary live each Sunday. Shortly after the service has ended, they are available to watch "On Demand."  On Monday, we begin the process of dividing the services up into shareable clips, playlists and DVDs. These playlists and clips are usually available on our youtube channel on Wedensday. If you would like a DVD delivered to your address each week, you may subscribe to this service by editing your subscriptions on your church account.

 

PDFs of the sermons are stored with the video in the archives. Click on Sunday Morning Sermons, select the sermon you want, and then, the PDFs are available for download under the video. 


OTHER EVENTS
We are often broadcasting or recording events that are not worship services. This includes classes, dinners, luncheons, seminars, weddings and funerals.




Watch on your Roku Enabled Smart TV 

Do you have a Roku player or Roku Smart TV? Install our streaming channel to stream live or watch our recent archives. Simply search for "Second Presbyterian Church", install our channel and enjoy!  We have two channels, one for worhship, and another for other events.



Podcast Links
Do you use iTunes?

Podcasts

Second currently has many podcasts for which you may subscribe to in iTunes. This allows you to download the most recent message automatically each week to listen on the go, in your car, while working out, or simply on your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad.

Podcasts

Video Podcast - Entire Morning Services

Morning Sermons - Sermon Audio Only

Inspirational Messages - Audio Only


Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

 

The Children and Family Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church seeks through worship, study, fellowship and service to support families as they grow in faith.

Bring your children to Second on Sunday!

Register your children here.


Wintermission
Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Wintermission
Meet us in McFarland Hall.

FALL THROUGH SPRING, 10:30 AM, MCFARLAND HALL

Parents visit; children gather. Join hands in service to God and BE SECOND to the world.

Comfy corner seating at low tables offer child forward mission activities and parent gathering spots during the 10:30-11 a.m. morning fellowship time.

Please join us!


Service of Holy Communion & Wholeness
10:35 a.m., Milner Chapel

Service of Holy Communion & Wholeness


Piecing Together Something Beautiful

SUNDAYS, 10:35 AM, MILNER CHAPEL

The Service of Holy Communion and Wholeness is held every Sunday for those who would like to receive the Lord’s Supper and join in a reflective time of prayer. This service is led by one of the pastors, as well as one of our deacons or elders, who together invite forward those who desire to be anointed and prayed for. This brief service allows any and all who are seeking the comfort of a quiet place to rest in God’s presence. We invite you to come as you prepare for and give thanks for an upcoming life event such as birth as a child, upcoming surgery or seek peace following the death of a loved one.

Please come and be attended to by the spirit, as well as a caring pastor and deacon or elder.