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Singing With Thankfulness In Our Hearts

Do you ever wonder what some of the best a Capella Psalm singing sounds like? Then join us in Indianapolis, Indiana on the Lord’s Day, October 19, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. The acoustically favorable venue of North United Methodist Church will not make it best, nor will the expected 500-plus voices raised in harmony – much as those things will help. No, it will be some of the best because it will come from Spirit-filled hearts full of gratitude for God’s saving grace.

You see, we are thankful that fifty years ago, on October 16, 1964, Jesus established Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was “Second” because there had been a first in Indianapolis in the nineteenth century. In 1964, the Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church was the only RP church in Indiana. God would save many more souls over the years at Second RP, in Bloomington, and beyond. And we are grateful that in 1994 Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kokomo, Indiana would also be planted by the Lord’s hand.

Now twenty years later, these two congregations are joining to celebrate God’s grace with other congregations around the state that the Lord has also planted over these last fifty years. God has redeemed souls, he has changed lives, he has made his power known in a myriad of ways, and he has been faithful even when we have been faithless.

Our Lord has placed us in a presbytery where we have been blessed by the support and encouragement of other congregations, of which we have been most unworthy. We have benefited through mutual encouragement, conferences, presbytery youth events, marriages, accountability, and the proclamation of God’s word. God has also blessed us with many brothers and sisters in Christ in churches of other denominations throughout central Indiana who have encouraged us in the Lord. So, everyone is invited to rejoice and sing a new song to the Lord as we anticipate what he will yet do. We hope you will join us!

Dr. Richard Holdeman, pastor of the Bloomington RPC, will preach God’s word in this praise and thanks-filled evening of worship.

The invitation card with detailed information can be viewed here.

Worship is called 5:30-7:00 p.m. October 19, 2014 at 3808 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

Unstaffed nursery space will be available.

Some copies of The Book of Psalms for Worship will be available, but if you are able, please bring your own copy.


James Faris

James Faris

Child of God. Husband to Elizabeth. Father of six. Pastor of Second Reformed Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ordained as a pastor in 2003.

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