Church Life During the Pandemic

Church Life During the Pandemic

Our building may be closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the life of Second Church continues virtually in worship, fellowship, and serving others as we remain physically distant. We invite you to join with us in Christ.

First, in additional to your physical health, be sure to take care of your spiritual and emotional health. Friends, this is an anxious time for all of us. Pay attention to where you hold your anxiety (the tightening of the forehead, in your shoulders and back, in your gut; etc.) and remember, to breathe. Breathe in to a count of three, breath out and whisper “Come, Spirit, Come.” Our pastoral staff are available to meet (virtually), talk, and pray with you.

During the pandemic, we are holding one worship service at 10 AM on Sundays via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Sunday Worship

Sunday, May 31 | 10 AM
Bible passage: Acts 2:1-21
Sermon: “In the Darkness, We are Born”

View the Sunday worship bulletin and announcements

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85455854527?pwd=eWluUlhjYTRCcTc1T0Ryc3pPNTdLdz09
Mobile Phone or Tablet: Download Zoom App from the App store
Dial in: call 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID# 854 5585 4527
Password: Because of a disturbing experience with Zoom hackers, we now must require a password to join the worship service. The password is available in the weekly Friday Flyer and in the back of the bulletin linked above.

Facebook: https:www.facebook.com/secondpresby/

If you do not have a Facebook account, just search for @secondpresby to view the service.

Communion

Communion is served during worship on the first Sunday of the month. While we worship from our homes, we invite you to find elements of bread and wine/grape juice in your home, and we will take the sacrament together.

Adult Seminar

Sundays, 11 AM following Worship

For technical reasons, you will have to leave the worship meeting and log on separately to attend the Adult Seminar.

• Link: https://zoom.us/j/92811269598
• Dial-In: 1-646-558-8656
• Meeting ID# 928 112 695 98

May 31: Introduction to Searching for Sunday by Rachel H. Evans

We are beginning a new seminar series to discuss the book,Searching for Sunday by Rachel H. Evans. This Sunday will introduce the book, which we will discuss weekly through July 26th.

“New York Times best-selling author Rachel Held Evans embarks on a quest to find out what it really means to be part of the Church.

Like millions of her millennial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals – Church culture seemed so far removed from Jesus. Yet despite her cynicism and misgivings, something kept drawing her back. And so she set out on a journey to understand the Church and to find her place in it.

Centered around seven sacraments, Evans’ quest takes listeners through a liturgical year with stories about baptism, communion, confirmation, confession, marriage, vocation, and death that are funny, heartbreaking, and sharply honest.

A memoir about making do and taking risks, about the messiness of community and the power of grace, Searching for Sunday is about overcoming cynicism to find hope and, somewhere in between, Church.” ~Amazon

Mind.Body.Soul Spiritual Yoga

Sunday, May 31, 4 PM

Spiritual wholeness is a nourishment of the mind, body, and soul. We invite all to join on May 17th at 4:00 pm for yoga with spiritual readings and scripture. Yoga instructor Marvin Shiflett will lead us in this spiritual exercise.
All ages, abilities, and experience are welcome!

All you need is:
• comfortable clothes
• comfortable surface (mat recommended)
• and an open heart for spiritual growth.

If we find this to be a rewarding experience, we will talk about making it a more regular occurrence! Please come to give it a try! Email Pastor Amy with any questions!

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/868656977

Bible Study of the parables

Wednesday Evenings: May 6 – July 1
7:30 PM via Zoom

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86238666191?pwd=cmZLVG8yZ0VVYTRFTW9NbDEvVndCdz09
Dial In: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID# 862 3866 6191 Password: 198585

Zoom Noon Pop-Up Prayer & Pastor Office Time

New Schedule
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
12 Noon via Zoom

Based on our experience over the past several weeks, we are adjusting the time for Zoom connections with your pastors. We invite you to join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12 Noon for a short prayer and time to chat. Of course, if you need personal pastoral care, please contact Rev. Tom Blair, Rev. Amy Carlson, or Rev. Jenn DiFrancesco directly.

• Link: https://zoom.us/j/238758021
• Phone: 1-646-558-8656
• Meeting ID: 238 758 021

Noon Pop-Up Prayer Schedule:

• Monday: Rev. Dr. Tom Blair
• Wednesday: Rev. Amy Carlson
• Friday: Rev. Jenn DiFrancesco

Mission during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are supporting organizations that provide vital assistance to the most vulnerable people in Baltimore.

Visit our mission page for details on making casseroles and sandwiches for the homeless, donating food to CARES food pantry, making t-shirt bags and face masks, and other ways you can help.