Church Life During the Pandemic

Church Life During the Pandemic

The pandemic continues to limit our ability to gather together, but the life of Second Church continues in worship, fellowship, and serving others virtually and now in-person for small numbers of people. 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.

We have begun limited regathering at the church. We are continuing to hold our main worship service at 10 AM on Sundays via Zoom and Facebook Live. On Sunday mornings at 8 AM we are now holding a shortened, in-person communion service in the sanctuary for up to 40 people. Advance registration is required, in addition to masking and social distancing.

Sunday Worship

Sunday, December 13

8 AM Early Bird Communion Service | In the Sanctuary
Advance Registration Required; maximum of 24 people with masking and social distancing
No Early Bird Service on December 13th

10 AM | Online via Zoom & Facebook Live (@secondpresby)
Scripture passage: Isaiah 61:1-11
Sermon: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me.”

View the Sunday worship bulletin

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85455854527?pwd=eWluUlhjYTRCcTc1T0Ryc3pPNTdLdz09
Mobile Phone or Tablet: Download Zoom App from the App store
New Toll free dial-in: 833-548-0282, 877-853-5247, 888-788-0099, or 833-548-0276
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.

Christmas Eve Worship

Join us for our virtual Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24th at 7 PM. It will be full of beautiful music and inspiring words. Zoom links to be shared soon.

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 (No Adult Seminar on December 13th)

Advent Adult Seminar Bible Study follows the Narrative Lectionary.

For technical reasons, you will have to leave the worship meeting and log on separately to attend the Adult Seminar. To receive the Zoom link, sign up to receive the Friday Flyer (at the bottom of the home page)  or email Rev. Amy Carlson .

Morning Celebration

Sunday School for Pre-k – 5th grade: Sundays @9 AM on Zoom

Beginning September 20th at 9 AM we will have weekly Sunday School on Zoom for all preschool and elementary age children! We will meet together as a large group and then break into breakout rooms for a time of Bible Study, activities, crafts, and building relationships. Email Rev. Amy Carlson to receive the Zoom link.

Youth Group

Sundays at 4 PM

Youth Group for all Middle and Senior High Schoolers will meet weekly on Sunday afternoons on Zoom for a time of Bible Study, recreation, and community building. We will again join with First English Lutheran!
Email Rev. Amy Carlson to receive the Zoom link.

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.