Worship on Sunday

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.

Scripture Reading

Philippians 4:4-7

Sermon

The Enemy of Joy
Steve Hancock

Hymns

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Joy to the World

News & Announcements

Memorial Service for Karl Kullander, Mon., Dec. 9, 11:00 a.m.

A memorial service for Karl Kullander will be held in the Sanctuary, Monday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held in Second Hall immediately following the service.

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Short Term Sunday School Class – Advent Perspectives Through the Eyes of C.S. Lewis, Dec. 8-22

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when … Continue reading

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Advent Meditation Resources Available

Written Advent devotional materials for personal use are available on a table in the Narthex: Let the Heavens Be Glad: Inspiration from Henri J.M. Nouwen Peace, Hope, and Light: Reflections on the Writings of C.S. Lewis If you would like … Continue reading

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Wildwood Winter Festival, Dec. 7-8

Second Presbyterian Church is proud to support the Praeclara Vocal Company and Praeclara Ringers as they join forces with other community, church, and school music organizations including St. James United Methodist Church, Mt. Saint Mary Academy, Una Voce, and professional … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Orders

Poinsettias are used to decorate the Sanctuary and Second Hall during Advent. You are invited to place a poinsettia in honor and/or memory of a loved one. Funds received in excess of those purchased will be used in benevolent ways … Continue reading

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Help Support Our Local Mission Partners This Christmas Season

The Warm Heart Tree provides items for residents at Women & Children First, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. This year, they need twin bedding, diapers, cleaning supplies, socks and underwear, trash cans and trash bags, children’s pull-ups, and … Continue reading

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Be a Mentor at Bale Elementary School

Interested in making a difference in a child’s life? Being a mentor can do just that. Meeting with a student for just 30 minutes once a week can lead to a positive relationship they will remember long after the school … Continue reading

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Dealing with Holiday Stress?

Register for the Parent Support Group! The group is designed for parents of young children and youth. We will meet December 11 and 18 from 6:00-7:15 p.m. (during children’s choir rehearsal) in the Library. Childcare will be provided. Registration is … Continue reading

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Sage’s Retirement Celebration, Dec. 15

We are ever grateful for Sage’s 26 years of service as Food Service Manager. Join us Sunday, December 15 as we celebrate her generous service and her retirement. After recognition in the 11:00 a.m. worship service, we will gather in … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas Worship, Dec. 19

On Thursday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m., we will gather in the Sanctuary for a Blue Christmas service. This contemplative service is sensitive to those experiencing grief, loss or other difficult emotions. All ages are welcome. Childcare will be provided. … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Time with Miss Jeannie, Dec. 18

Wednesday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. All preschoolers are invited to join in the Children’s Library for Christmas stories, activities, and snacks. Older siblings are welcome as helpers or participants. Plenty of snacks will be served to nourish those who … Continue reading

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Breakfast in Bethlehem, Dec. 22

Sunday, December 22 at 9:50 a.m. (during the Sunday School hour) in the Great Hall. Children of all ages (preschool through adult) are invited to join in “Bethlehem” to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus. Join us for a … Continue reading

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SPY Kids Christmas Celebration, Dec. 22

Sunday, December 22, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Lots of Christmas fun is planned for all 4th and 5th graders—pizza making, games, and more holiday surprises! Please contact Jeannie Ford for more information or to sign up, jeannieford@secondpreslr.org or (501) 227-0000.

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Presbyterian Women December Gatherings

Day Circles Our daytime PW Gathering will be on Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. in the Northwest Entry for hot cider and light refreshments before our Christmas Celebration in Second Hall. The celebration will include a Christmas message by Steve … Continue reading

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River City Men’s Chorus – Holiday! 2019

Sunday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.; Monday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. Since 2002, our audiences pack our halls each year to celebrate the season with the men of the River City Men’s Chorus. We honor this … Continue reading

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First and Third Monday Morning Bible Study for Women

Leaders: Jeannie Ford & Lindy Vogado 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Second Hall If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In her book Grateful, Diana Butler Bass invites readers to understand new dimensions of American spirituality. Although … Continue reading

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Online Estimate of Giving for 2020

We are receiving pledges for the 2020 annual campaign. If you have not made your pledge to the annual budget for 2020, please contact Aileen Moore in the church business office or complete the online form. Continue reading

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A Smart Way to Give Through Your IRA

A giving opportunity for those over 70½: Federal tax legislation allows you to make tax-free distributions from your IRA directly to a charity, such as our church. This gift must be completed by December 31, 2019, to claim the benefit … Continue reading

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