serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875
Last weekend, we created a fundraiser to celebrate our Music Director's birthday and to benefit our Organ Preservation Fund, something dear to Stan's heart.
We were asking people to pick between the two songs below and vote for which one they want to see Stan sing.
BUT ... Stan just threw us a curve ball: if we can raise $2000, he will record BOTH songs!
THE GOOD NEWS: We currently stand at $1500!! And we've extended the deadline for votes/donations until Weds, Oct 14!!
How to play along:
1. Listen to the songs below.
2. Choose which song YOU want to see Stan sing!
3. Vote by donating money (on-line or by mail/in person), noting your song choice in the memo line. The song that raises the most money wins!
4. We'll announce the winning song and post a video of Stan singing it ... unless we reach $2000 in which case we'll post videos of Stan singing BOTH songs!!
*All votes/donations are due by midnight Weds, Oct 14.
*Call (740-353-4159) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the church office with questions!
From the musical, "Jekyll & Hyde"
From the musical, "Beauty and the Beast"
Second Presbyterian Church
801 Waller Street Portsmouth, OH 45662
Memo line: your song choice!
Donate through our secure on-line giving option HERE. (Choose the ORGAN PRESERVATION FUND.)
Notes: your song choice!
Dear Members & Friends of Second Pres,
I am so grateful that while our building was closed from March until June, the ministry and mission of Second Presbyterian Church never stopped! And I am also glad that we have put strict mitigation protocols in place for our life together, especially in our worship.
We know that COVID-19 will continue to affect our individual lives and our life together as a community of faith, though none of us knows exactly how long that will last. We will continue to worship in-person at 9:30 a.m., broadcast the service LIVE simultaneously on WIOI, and upload a recording of it to YouTube later in the day.
As always, if you are not comfortable worshiping in person, that is fine with me. I want you to make the best decision for your situation. Since what is known about COVID-19 is ever-changing, our goal is to monitor new information and alter our safety practices as needed.
Be of good courage & know that you are loved,
#sayyourprayers #washyourhands #wearamask
Please CLICK HERE to read more what to expect in worship.
Many of the people you see holding signs are also singing in the "Hallelujah Chorus!"
A little video montage for one of the pieces of special music from Pentecost Sunday - "Sweet, Sweet Spirit" sung by Sarah Simmons and accompanied by Dr. Stan Workman AND Justin Wiget!
Even while the building is closed, we can still #bethechurch in our community!
Our latest effort at being the church and a peaple of prayer during this pandemic is the creation of a pandemic-oriented prayer book (with special attention to health care workers) prepared by Pastor Allison with contributions from Lindsay Monihen (Member, All Saint's Episcopal) and Rabbi Susan Stone (Rabbi, K.K. Beneh Abraham Congregation).
Please feel free to use it in your daily prayers and share it with your praying friends!
From a Christianity Today article:
“In recent days, as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic and countries have taken urgent measures to stem the spread of infection, I wish I could say that my first impulse has been to pray. It’s probably more honest to say that I’ve obsessively refreshed my feeds.
The crisis is urgent, and I feel powerless. But perhaps feeling small is the best reminder to pray. Prayer is how we actively practice believing, so simply, so confidently, that God has the whole world in his hands.
It’s where we “let petitions and praises shape our worries into prayers, letting God know our concerns” (Phil. 4:6–7, The Message).
Prayer is never the last resort of God’s people. It is our first point of action.”
CONNECT IN PERSON
SUNDAY SCHEDULE at church
8:45 a.m. Choir rehearsal
9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship (sanctuary)
10:45 a.m. Coffee fellowship (parlor)
11:15 a.m. Post-sermon discussion for youth & adults (parlor)
12:00 p.m. Bone & Fiddle Dance Collective rehearsal
7:00 p.m. New Beginnings NA Group
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