Baptizatus Sum

The Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link

6/18/17

Description:At the 10:00 a.m. service, Jeff and Morgan Morris presented their son, Martin McIlwain Morris, for the Sacrament of Infant Baptism. His grandmother, Dr. Nancy M. Morris, solo pastor of Seneca Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, helped officiate the baptism, along with Dr. George C. Anderson.

Halfway

The Rev. Mark Ramsey

6/11/17

Description:Preaching this morning was the leader of our Evening Vacation Bible School, the Rev. Mark Ramsey. He is the senior pastor of Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX, and is an associate editor and frequent contributor to Journal for Preachers and has written selections for Feasting on the Gospels.

The Restless Spirit

Dr. George C. Anderson

6/4/17

Description:This was Picnic Sunday in the Braeloch Pavilion at Boxtree Lodge in Vinton, VA. Therefore, we did not make an audiorecording of the sermon. A pdf document is attached herewith if you would like to download or print out the text.

A Forum on Social Discourse - What is the Role of Fossil Fuels in the Face of Climate Change and Economic Reality.mp3

Joe Lovett, Mark Dempsey

4/30/17

Description:Special Presentation dealing with respectful social discourse on matters open to discussion. April 26, 7:00-8:30 p.m., presented at Second Presbyterian Church. Presenters: Joe Lovett, Executive Director, Appalachian Mountain Advocates; Mark Dempsey, VP External Affairs, Appalachian Power/AEP. Co-Facilitators: Katherine Fralin, Founding Director, Batten Institute for Leadership, Hollins University; Dr. George Anderson, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church/Roanoke. Sponsored by 101.5/102.5, The Mountain fm (Suzanne Gandy) and Second Presbyterian Church.

The Grave As a Lens

Dr. George C. Anderson

4/16/17

Description:Easter Sunday services at Second Presbyterian/Roanoke.

The Shaping Power of Instruction

Dr. Kenneth McFayden

3/26/17

Description:This sermon was given by Dr. Ken McFayden, Academic Dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond, VA) and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development. He was visiting Roanoke this week as an leader/instructor/sponsor for the Trent Symposium for Newly Ordained Ministers.

Peacemakers

Gwyn Loftin and Olivia Smith

2/5/17

Description:The Senior Sermons led off with Olivia Smith (pictured right) and Gwyn Loftin (pictured left). "Peacemakers' was the theme for this Youth Sunday.

Reasoning with Jesus

Dr. George C. Anderson

1/1/17

Description:We regret the audio portion of this service was interrupted by a power surge. Please read the print version below.

What Do You See and Where Are You Looking?

Dr. George C. Anderson

12/11/16

Description:Advent 3 Verses from Psalm 27 (Old Testament) preceded the New Testament reading and was interspersed with music passages and responsive readings. So, in the recorded version, only the New Testament reading is here.

Take Care of the Vision

Dr. George C. Anderson

12/4/16

Description:Advent 2 This was Cantata Sunday, and special music was performed at each service: Christmas Flourish by Randol Alan Bass, featuring Cara Hubbard on the piano.

What Memory Gives

Dr. George C. Anderson

11/6/16

Description:This is All Saints' Sunday.

Writing on the Tablets of Hearts

Dr. George C. Anderson

10/23/16

Description:We were delighted to welcome families of our Preschool program at the sixth annual Preschool Sunday in this, our 125th Anniversary year of Second Presbyterian!A new booklet was presented as a resource to families for Christian nurture at home. Follow link found on the What's Happening page, or Copy and paste the following: http://storage.cloversites.com/secondpresbyterianchurch/documents/George%20Andersons%20Preschool%20Booklet.pdf

The Foolishness to Which We Cling

Dr. George C. Anderson

9/11/16

Description:September 11 was not only Rally Day, when the church study year gets underway, but also the Celebration of Second Presbyterian's 125th Anniversary, and the remembrance of the tragedy of 9/11 in 2001, which rocked the world. Special music included handbells, Chancel and Youth Choirs, bagpiping, organ retrospectives, anthems, and more of significant historical import.

Installation of the Rev. Rachel Claire Thompson as Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults

A Commission to Install - Presbytery of the Peaks

8/21/16

Description:We regret that a small portion of the service near the end was not captured as the event ran longer than 80 minues capacity of the CD. The bulletin is attached below.

Becoming Human

Dr. William R. Klein

8/14/16

Description:On Sunday, August 14, pastor emeritus Dr. William R. Klein preached at both morning services. He was joined by liturgist, Margo McCord.