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Worship with Second

Confirmation with families in the parking lot, Bible parades and outdoor ice cream celebrations for our first graders, curbside mission work through the Northside Food Pantry – we have found new and creative ways to be the body of Christ and stay engaged. And that will only continue! This month, we are looking ahead with hope and expectation to in-person worship at 11:00 beginning Sunday, September 27. Until then, Sunday worship will remain online only. Scroll down to see more "Information for In-Person Worship." Honoring our commitment to our collective health and the guidelines from the medical community, we believe we can build on the road we’ve traveled and walk forward together in faith! Read the latest update from Rev. Chris Henry. 

 

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    Sunday, September 27
    Faithful Politics: The Common Good
    Rev. Chris Henry

    11 a.m. - Online only

    At 11:00 Sunday morning, our Livestream worship service follows a traditional order of worship and offers engagement that transcends distance. Near or far, we invite you into Sunday morning worship with Second Presbyterian Church! If you are visiting for the first time or would like to connect with one of our pastors, please email us at Together@SecondChurch.org, and we will be in touch soon!

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    Information for In-Person Worship

     

    This month, we are looking ahead with hope and expectation to in-person worship at 11:00 beginning Sunday, September 27. Until then, Sunday worship will remain online only. Honoring our commitment to our collective health and the guidelines from the medical community, we believe we can build on the road we’ve traveled and walk forward together in faith! Read the latest updates from Rev. Chris Henry. 

    Registration:

    • Registration will be required to attend in-person worship.
    • Registration will open at SecondChurch.org/Worship one week in advance. For example, for worship on Sunday, September 27, registration will be available the afternoon of Sunday, September 20. 
    • When you register, you’ll select a seating zone and be assigned a specific door to enter. 
    • Registration will close at noon on Friday or when all seats are taken.


    Sunday morning:

    • One worship service only at 11 a.m. 
    • Please arrive between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m.
    • Please park in the west or south lots near the sanctuary.
    • Masks will be required for everyone kindergarten age (five years old) and above.
    • We will not have child care or in-person Sunday school.
    • Entrance and exit will be only through the sanctuary doors. Greeters will be available outside to assist you.
    • Ushers will check you in before you enter the sanctuary and direct you to fill the sanctuary from front to back. At the close of worship, the sanctuary will be cleared from back to front.
    • Our time in the sanctuary will be sacred and special – we ask that conversation happen outside after worship, and remember to social distance!


    Our online worship will keep going! You can always join us virtually at 11:00 at SecondChurch.org/Live or Facebook.com/SecondChurch. We are full of hope and prayer as we look ahead to this next chapter at Second Presbyterian Church. Together, we will build on these last six months and listen for God’s beckoning call towards a renewed beginning.

     

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    Sacred Spaces @ Second
    Beginning Thursday, September 10

    Scripture promises that God’s presence is infinite, faithful, and almighty. We believe that God lovingly calls us to places of rest and quiet, seeking to offer strength and assurance when we need it most. To facilitate an environment offering sacred space with safety requirements in place, we invite you to seek God’s tender call and rest in the knowledge of such abundant love.

    *Registration, masks, and social distancing are required. Please see specific restrictions and guidelines with each event registration below.

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    Thursday Evening Prayer Service
    7:30 p.m., Facebook Live

    With traditional evening prayer adapted from The Book of Common Worship, this short worship sesrvice includes prayers of thanksgiving and intercession, as well as readings from scripture. Led by our pastors, we hold our community in sacred fellowship united by prayer. You are welcome to submit specific prayer requsts ahead of the evening or in the comment function on Facebook Live during our prayer service, so our leaders can lift up your voice with a strong sense of togetherness. If submitting prayers in advance, please indicate if you'd like this prayer to be shared and read aloud, or kept in tender privacy. We invite you to join us in reverence, hope, and faith, anchored in prayer.

    Join Rev. Karen Lang, Rev. Madison VanVeelen, Rev. Chris Palmer, and Rev. Gracie Payne for this weekly time of prayer and reflection.

     

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    Lectio Divina
    Guided Scripture Readings

    Latin for “Divine Reading,” Lectio Divina brings prayer, meditation, and scripture together in guided reading. Join leaders from our Formation Team, Rev. Brian Shivers, Dr. John Franke, Kat Green-Ross, and Ann Van Meter, each weekday in this powerful spiritual practice.

     

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    Video Devotionals
    Messages from the Pastoral Leadership Team

    We are here for you. Our pastoral staff and the leadership at Second is meeting you in prayer and is availabe to embrace the weight, the needs, and the hope of this time as a welcoming community of faith. May the devotionals below bring you comfort, and please let us know how we can best minister your needs at this time.