Worship with Second
We are a community of faith both near and far. Anchored and rooted in Indianapolis since 1838, yet fresh full of hope as – together – we walk in search of the truth that leads to worship and overwhelming joy. With Sunday worshippers spanning nearly half of the United States, we have found new and creative ways to worship as the body of Christ and share our journey of faith.
We invite you to worship with Second, to keep journeying, to persist as seekers of Christ’s light. 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.
See "Information for In-Person Worship" below for registration guidelines and helpful information.
You can visit our media archives to watch, hear, or read past Sunday morning sermons.
Sunday at 11 a.m.
April 18 – Life in the Spirit: Practicing Resurrection
"With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all." (Acts 4:33)
April 25 – Life in the Spirit: Plenty Good Room
"As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?’" (Acts 8:36)
May 2 – Life in the Spirit: The Power of Testimony
"Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.’" (Acts 17:22)
May 9 – Life in the Spirit: Awakening
"But Paul went down, and bending over him took him in his arms, and said, ‘Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.’" (Acts 20:10)
May 16 – Life in the Spirit: If Tomorrow Comes
“When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” (Acts 1:9)
May 23 – Life in the Spirit: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
PENTECOST – Festival Music Sunday
"While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word." (Acts 10:44)
Information for In-Person Worship
and Building Activity
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.
- Registration will be required to attend in-person worship.
- Registration will open at SecondChurch.org/Worship on the prior Sunday worship. For example, for worship on Sunday, April 25, registration will be available on Sunday, April 18.
- 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.
- 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 and chapel doors. Greeters will be available outside to assist you.
- Ushers will check you in before you enter the sanctuary and direct you to a seat in the sanctuary. At the close of worship, please exit through the door you used to enter the sanctuary.
- 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 take this next step on our collective journey of faith.
Keep up to date with these Q&As regarding worship and building activity at Second:
When will we gather together again for in-person worship?
We are looking ahead with hope and expectation to in-person worship at 11:00 beginning Sunday, April 18. 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 update from Rev. Chris Henry.
How do I worship with Second virtually on Sundays?
Our worship broadcast begins at 11 a.m., preceeded by pre-worship music. There are a few ways you can watch and listen – all of those details are here. Learn all the ways you can worship with Second!
Can I come to the church Monday through Friday? Can I come into the building or the sanctuary just to visit?
The work and operations within our building will remain mission-centric only – like our efforts to gather coats for our Northside neighbors, assemble back to school kits for Washington Township students, or our volunteers working within Northside Food Pantry – with registration, masks, social distancing, and careful planning required, and all state and county guidelines followed at minimum. We will share these mission opportunities with you, and we will continue this work with careful and prudent planning.
Who can I contact to get approval for mission work within the building? What if our Bible study or small group wants to engage in this kind of fellowship at Second?
All building operations and activity require conversation with and approval from our staff, and is subject to restricted capacity, reserved space, registration, and local and state guidelines at minimum.
What about use of the grounds at Second – like the community garden, parking lots, and other outdoor, open spaces on Second’s property?
We are blessed with beautiful church grounds that our ministries have used for 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, and more! Just like our indoor spaces, outdoor areas need to be reserved. If your church group would like to use one of the parking lots, gardens or lawn spaces, please contact the church and work with our staff to make arrangements. Even in the outdoor areas, we ask that health and safety guidelines be followed, with appropriate masking and social distancing.
How can I connect to Second in this time? How can I stay engaged? I miss being together.
We are here for you! We understand the strength that comes from being together – and we will continue to seek new and creative ways that let us do that without compromising the health and safety of our congregation and greater community. Here are a few things you can do to stay in touch!
- Sign up for our Monday Memo (this covers all ways to engage in the work and life of Second during the week)
- Follow us on Facebook
- Watch SecondChurch.org/Events for details of upcoming events and programs
- Visit our website for ways to serve, grow, engage, and worship
- Reach out to our leadership team and let us know how we can help!
I miss my children attending Sunday School. How can kids connect to Second right now?
We would love to see you in the Children's Zoom Room on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening. This summer's Vacation Bible School will be held on the church grounds the week of June 21 to 25. Find out about the many new and creative ways to stay engaged by visiting SecondChurch.org/Children.
What about CenterPoint Counseling? Can I seek counseling support through Second?
The team at CenterPoint Counseling would be happy to connect with you. This ministry within Second shifted to a telehealth model last year and has continued to serve clients faithfully in this way. Please contact CenterPoint at (317) 252-5518 to connect with a counselor today.
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.
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.