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A NEW ministry from Second Pres: Hymn Sing Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on WIOI (106.7FM 1010AM)! 

Download the song sheet HERE

Also, watch it on YouTube HERE

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(Photo: Ascension, Salvador Dali, 1958) 

 

Worship from Second Presbyterian Church + Portsmouth, OH 

Ascension Day

Sun, May 24, 2020 

Download the bulletin HERE

Other listening options: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WIOI (106.7FM 1010AM) or watch it on our YouTube channel.

 

Sermon texts: Acts 1:1-11 and 1 John 9:1-13 

Sermon title: "No Body Now" 

 

It always takes a village to create a worship service, and this week I’m grateful once again ... 

- to Dr. Stan Workman, director of music here at Second Pres, and Justin Wiget, director of music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church across town for providing the music;

- to soloist and Second Pres member Valerie Webb for today’s special music, “O Rest in the Lord” from Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio, “Elijah”;

- and to Mike Raies, an elder at Second Pres, for today’s readings.  

If you’d like us to mail you a bulletin to follow along in the service, feel free to give us a call at 740-353-4159.

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Worship from Second Presbyterian Church + Portsmouth, OH 

Sunday, May 17, 2020 

(A recording of a recording) 

Download the bulletin HERE.

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Special thanks to the village who helps to make this service possible: Dr. Stan Workman and Justin Wiget (music) and Trustee President John Huston and Office Admin Rebecca Clark for the readings during the service. 

Service is also available Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. on WIOI (106.7FM and 1010 AM) and on our YouTube Channel. 

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Anthem: "The Trumpet Shall Sound" (Jeffrey Tarr, bass; from our 2019 performance of Handel's "Messiah") 

Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:13-22

Sermon title: "Hope in a Time of Quarantine" 

April 25, 2020

04.26.20 Sunday Worship

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This podcast is an audio recording (of a recording!) of our Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth, OH.

 

It's probably not the greatest quality, but we want to make worship available in as many avenues as possible, and that includes making it available to YOU, our podcast listeners! 

 

Thanks to the generosity of Second Pres members, while we are not able to worship together, the weekly service will also be broadcasted on WIOI (106.7 FM 1010 AM) at 9:30 a.m. so if you're local, you can tune in to hear it "live."

 

And if you're curious, you can also check in on our YouTube Channel to see the visual pieces that accompany this audio. 

 

Feel free to drop in on our website to stay up to do with everything that's going on at Second -- the building may be closed, but our mission and ministry continue! 

One of the ways we're trying to #stayconnected during this coronavirus pandemic is through worship. 

 

This is the third episode of this week's "Poetry, Prayer & Piano" morning prayer series. It's also available on our YouTube Channel, but I'll let you in on a little secret: it's just this same audio + a pretty picture to look at! :-)

 

BUT we do have a playlist of other "Morning Prayer Services" if you'd like to listen to previous episodes.  

One of the ways we're trying to #stayconnected during this coronavirus pandemic is through worship. 

 

This is the second episode of this week's "Poetry, Prayer & Piano" morning prayer series. It's also available on our YouTube Channel, but I'll let you in on a little secret: it's just this same audio + a pretty picture to look at! :-)

 

BUT we do have a playlist of other "Morning Prayer Services" if you'd like to listen to previous episodes.  

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One of the ways we're trying to #stayconnected during this coronavirus pandemic is through worship. 

 

This is the first episode of this week's "Poetry, Prayer & Piano" morning prayer series. It's also available on our YouTube Channel, but I'll let you in on a little secret: it's just this same audio + a pretty picture to look at! :-)

BUT we do have a playlist of other "Morning Prayer Services" if you'd like to listen to previous episodes.  

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This podcast is an audio recording (of a recording!) of our Sunday worship service at Second Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth, OH.

 

It's probably not the greatest quality, but we want to make worship available in as many avenues as possible, and that includes making it available to YOU, our podcast listeners! (Also, sorry about the trains in the background!) 

 

The special music featured are 2 recordings from our 2019 Good Friday performance of the complete "Messiah" by G.F. Handel: "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" by soprano Carline Waugh and "Since By Man Came Death" sung by the combined choirs of SSU and the "Second Pres & Friends Choir." 

 

The main Scripture reading is John 20:19-31, and the sermon is called, "Touch Has a Memory," taken from a line of poetry by John Keats. 

 

Thanks to the generosity of Second Pres members, while we are not able to worship together, the weekly service will also be broadcasted on WIOI (106.7 FM 1010 AM) at 9:30 a.m. so if you're local, you can tune in to hear it "live."

 

And if you're curious, you can also check in on our YouTube Channel to see the visual pieces that accompany this audio. 

 

Feel free to drop in on our website to stay up to do with everything that's going on at Second -- the building may be closed, but our mission and ministry continue! 

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Technical difficulties are preventing me from uploading the video of the Easter vigil service, so here's an audio recording instead. 

 

Get the bulletin here so you can worship along with us!

https://tinyurl.com/SecondPresHolyWeekAtHome 

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update

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Currently, Second Presbyterian Church is closed. And by that, I mean that the BUILDING is closed, but our mission and ministry continue! 

In an effort to stay connected while we make space to keep each other safe, we're creating Sunday morning worship videos that are available on our YouTube channel. We're also creating a series of morning prayer videos. 

Creating these has been an unexpected delight for me! It's comforting somehow to make beautiful things in the midst of uncertainty and fear. 

So for now, if you want to keep up with my sermons and morning prayer services, search for "Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH" on YouTube and hit the subscribe button so you don't miss a thing! 

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