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Second Presbyterian Church

Eighth & Waller Streets Portsmouth, OH 45662     740-353-4159

A chance for our favorite organists to play music they can't play during church! 

5 BIG Ideas: #2 "Sola Gratia" (Grace alone) -- sermon from Sun, Oct 8 on Eph 2:1-10

Painting of Second Pres by local artist, Charlie Haskins 

Waller Street entrance to Second Presbyterian Church at dusk

We're ready to place an order with Charlie Haskins Custom Art!

$10 set of 6 greeting cards 
$4 4x6 magnet 
$15 8x10 print 
$25 16x20 print

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5 BIG Ideas: #1 "Sola Scriptura" (Scripture alone) -- a sermon from Sun, Oct 1 (World Communion Sunday) based on 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5

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PS Listen to more of Pastor Allison's sermons on her sermon podcast HERE. 

Join us at 7:30pm on Fri, Oct 27 for your favorite dramatic organ and vocal pieces! It's a special spooky concert for music lovers young and old in a beautiful space at Second Pres (801 Waller St, across from PHS). 

This concert will feature our newly renovated 1935 Kilgen Organ designed specifically for our space. All the pipes are working again so prepare to feel the seats vibrating as the organists perform favorites like "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" by J.S. Bach and "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner!

Surely some music from Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera" will make an appearance or two as well! 

An offering will be taken at this concert to benefit the "Organ Preservation Fund" to ensure that we can ensure many more years of fabulous organ music! 

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Second Presbyterian Church - Portsmouth, OH



Sermon podcast:  

In this podcast ... 

1. Anthem of the day: "And Can It Be" 

2. Sermon 

Sermon excerpt: 

Ephesians says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us EVEN WHEN WE WERE DEAD THROUGH OUR TRESPASSES, made us alive together with Christ.” Even when you were lost and dead in your sin, God went looking for you and found you. And you have been saved by his amazing grace.

The verb tense choice here of a “passive perfect periphrastic participle” (try saying that 3 times fast!) is deliberate: using the passive voice underlines how passive we are when it comes to being saved by grace. We are passive, God is active. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

We do not deserve this grace because we are dead in our sin, but God gives it to us anyway because of his great love for us.

We once were lost but now we have been found