We are so grateful to have had Portsmouth native turned operatic tenor, Jonathan Burton, with us at our Christmas Eve service to sing, "O Holy Night" accompanied by our own Dr. Stan Workman. 

Christmas Eve worship 

In this sermon podcast: 

1. Hymn: "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with brass quintet) 

2. Advent candle reading & congragational response: "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" 

3. Offertory: "I Wonder as I Wander" Kara Penley (flute), Dr. Stan Workman (organ accompanist) 

4. Anthem of the day: "Angel Tidings" 

5. Sermon 

6. "O Holy Night" soloist, Jonathan Burton (tenor), Dt. Stan Workman (piano accompanist) 

Sermon synopsis: 
In this sermon, Pastor Allison resurrects a first-person monologue initially preached by Rev. Wallace Rummel (pastor of Second Pres back in the late 1960s/early 1970s) while giving it her own spin!  

Waller Street entrance to Second Presbyterian Church at dusk

Think for a moment how your life would change if, in 2018,

you resolved to handle conflict in a more productive and healthy way.

Intrigued?    ​Coming in January 2018, the series, "Resolving Everyday Conflict." 

Perhaps the best compliment we received on Monday's Lessons & Carols service: on her way out, one woman stopped to say, "That was such a wonderful service. My soul feels so full now!"



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Second Presbyterian Church

Eighth & Waller Streets Portsmouth, OH 45662     740-353-4159     secondpres@yahoo.com