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Summer Worship Schedule

Sunday at 10 a.m.
SecondChurch.org/Live

From May 30 through August 1, we'll worship as one at 10 a.m. Childcare is available for infants through two-year-olds, and children age three and older are welcome to go to Children's Chapel after "Time with Children" in the worship service. Please remember that each child will need a green sticker with parent information filled out.

We look forward to seeing you in worship! Join us in person on Sunday morning or tune in on our website, FaceBook, or YouTube.

Photo credit: Broad Ripple Magazine

It is a hopeful time as restrictions are easing, routines are returning, and we are gathering again in the ways that we once took for granted. We're excited to share updates to our guidelines for worship and other events:

  • The church building is ready to welcome you home for small groups, classes, and in-person meetings. Procedures for reserving space in the building have resumed.
  • When gathering in the building for groups, meetings, classes, etc., groups may make health and safety decisions based on the needs of their participants and the unique circumstances of the group. If you are not fully vaccinated, we recommend that you continue to wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others.
  • There will be no restriction on the number of worshippers on Sunday mornings and all pews will be available for seating.
  • As an intergenerational congregation (including children who do not yet have access to the vaccine), and one that sings, speaks, and interacts throughout the service, we encourage the wearing of masks during worship. We will continue to offer livestream worship each Sunday morning, and on-demand access to past services throughout the week.
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    Sunday Worship

    Sunday at 10 a.m.
    SecondChurch.org/Live

    July 18 – All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

    Rev. Chris Henry

    Exodus 19:2-8

    "They had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain." (Exodus 19:2)

    July 25 – Nothing for the Journey

    Rev. Chris Henry

    Luke 10:1-11

    "Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves." (Luke 10:3)

    August 1 – Companions for the Journey

    Rev. Madison VanVeelen

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    Beginning August 8, Sunday worship times are:

    • 8:15 a.m. in Milner Chapel
    • 9:30 and 11 a.m. in Sanctuary

    See you this Sunday!

    We are back to three in-person worship services beginning August 8! Help us bring the joy of worship to the body of Christ near and far faith and return to three worship services. Here are the details!

    • When: Beginning Sunday, August 8
    • Times: 8:15, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.
    • Where: Milner Chapel (8:15); Sanctuary (9:30 and 11:00)
    • All Worship Services: Nursery, toddler, and two-year-old care
    • 9:30 Worship: Spiritual Formation (classes!) for three-year-olds through high school students
    • 11:00 Worship: Children’s Choir and Children’s Chapel

    Experience the intimacy of Milner Chapel at 8:15 and once again hear the Sanctuary Choir in the Gallery at 9:30 and 11:00 in the sanctuary. We welcome the energy of children and youth to the second and third floors. And our livestream worship continues at SecondChurch.org/Live.


    It is a hopeful time as restrictions are easing, routines are returning, and we are gathering again in the ways that we once took for granted. We're excited to share updates to our guidelines for worship and other events:

    • The church building is ready to welcome you home for small groups, classes, and in-person meetings. Procedures for reserving space in the building have resumed.
    • When gathering in the building for groups, meetings, classes, etc., groups may make health and safety decisions based on the needs of their participants and the unique circumstances of the group. If you are not fully vaccinated, we recommend that you continue to wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others.
    • There will be no restriction on the number of worshippers on Sunday mornings and all pews will be available for seating.
    • As an intergenerational congregation (including children who do not yet have access to the vaccine), and one that sings, speaks, and interacts throughout the service, we encourage the wearing of masks during worship. We will continue to offer livestream worship each Sunday morning, and on-demand access to past services throughout the week.
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    Summer Sunday Social

    Join us in the playground after worship this summer! Reconnect with friends and meet new people while the kids play.

    Join us in the playground after worship this summer! Reconnect with friends and meet new people while the kids play.

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    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! 

    It is a hopeful time as restrictions are easing, routines are returning, and we are gathering again in the ways that we once took for granted. We're excited to share updates to our guidelines for worship and other events:

    • The church building is ready to welcome you home for small groups, classes, and in-person meetings. Procedures for reserving space in the building have resumed.
    • When gathering in the building for groups, meetings, classes, etc., groups may make health and safety decisions based on the needs of their participants and the unique circumstances of the group. If you are not fully vaccinated, we recommend that you continue to wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others.
    • There will be no restriction on the number of worshippers on Sunday mornings and all pews will be available for seating.
    • As an intergenerational congregation (including children who do not yet have access to the vaccine), and one that sings, speaks, and interacts throughout the service, we encourage the wearing of masks during worship. We will continue to offer livestream worship each Sunday morning, and on-demand access to past services throughout the week.

    ***Children's Chapel continues this week! After the Time With Children, those age 3 through third grade can go enjoy special programming with prayer, song, stories, and fun. If your child wants to join Children’s Chapel, please make sure to complete a green nametag. Sunday morning care is available during worship for infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children. Join us on the playground for Summer Sunday Social after worship!

    You can always worship online! You can 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.


    Q&A

    Keep up to date with these Q&As regarding worship and building activity at Second:

    Are we worshiping in person on Sunday morning? 

    Yes! There is no need to register, and there are no restrictions on the number of worshippers on Sunday mornings. All pews will be available for seating.

    As an intergenerational congregation (including children who do not yet have access to the vaccine), and one that sings, speaks, and interacts throughout the service, we encourage the wearing of masks during worship. We will continue to offer livestream worship each Sunday morning at SecondChurch.org/Live, and on-demand access to past services throughout the week at SecondChurch.org/Watch.

    Who can I contact to get approval for meeting within the building? 

    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. Please call the church at (317) 253-6461 if you have questions.

    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 stay up to date on what is happening at Second? How can I stay engaged? 

    We understand the strength that comes from being together – and we will encourage you to engage in ways that are comfortable for you. We also continue to seek new and creative ways to be in community. Here are a few things you can do to stay in touch!

    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. Some in-person appointments are also available. Please contact CenterPoint at (317) 252-5518 to connect with a counselor today.

     

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    May Memorial Service

     

    Second's annual congregational May Memorial Service took place on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Following the service, those present congregated outside to plant a tree in honor of all the Saints who have entered the Church Triumphant.

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    Pre-Service Music

    Rest in beautiful music performed by world-class musicians as you prepare your heart and spirit for worship.

    Rest in beautiful music performed by world-class musicians as you prepare your heart and spirit for worship.

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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.