Sundays at 10:15am South corner of 96th Street & Central Park West

Second Presbyterian Church

Seeking a Better World Together

Summer 2018

Author gbakoulis, Written Jul 13, 2018

The relaxed days of summer are here. We continue to cherish times spent together in worship, fellowship, and reflection. We seek God and practice a welcoming faith in our community. We treasure our times together in God’s presence. Please join us as often as you can, and invite others to share in our fellowship.

Whether you are a longtime or new member, or are considering making Second Presbyterian your spiritual home, we hope you will find ways to engage with us. Please call the church office at 212.749.1700 or speak to any church member if you have questions.

Summer Worship 

Our summer worship tradition is one of relaxation and exploration. This summer we worship in the Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays from July 1 through August 5 with Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching. Sundays August 12, 19, and 26 we worship on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary with a varied group of worship leaders and music leaders; we thank them for their service. Please join us as often as you can, and invite others to share in our fellowship.

There is no Sunday School during summer worship. We enjoy a modest fellowship hour in the Carnegie Library following worship and invite all members and friends to join us.

All members of the congregation are encouraged to assist with summer worship as lector, beadle, or offering collector. Our July and August worship coordinator is Bram Lewis; please contact Bram if you’d like to serve.

July 1

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Touching the Faith”

July 8

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Enough”

July 15

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Ruth 1: Love and Loss”

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Margaret Neuer, soloist

July 22

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Ruth 2: Grains of Hope”

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Susan Gordon-Clark, soloist

July 29

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Ruth 3: Blessed Are the Bold”

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Susanna Nason, pianist

August 5

Rev. Lindsay Borden preaching; sermon: “Ruth 4: A Child Is Born”

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Constance Campbell, soloist

August 12

Rev. Ted Voelker preaching

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Joel Ahn, soloist

August 19

Elder Cecilia Blewer preaching

Eunjung Ahn, organist; Judith Thatcher and Barbara Winn, soloists

August 26

Elder Elaine Song preaching

Judith Thatcher, flutist

We will not celebrate public worship at Second Presbyterian Church on September 2, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. We encourage you to experience worship in a new place, in a new way, wherever you may be.

Holy Communion in 2018

Sunday, January 7 – Baptism of the Lord (intinction)

Sunday, February 4 – First Sunday of February (in the pews)

Wednesday, February 14 – Ash Wednesday (intinction)

Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday (in the pews)

Thursday, March 29 – Maundy Thursday (intinction)

Sunday, May 20 – Pentecost (in the pews)

Sunday, June 17 – Third Sunday of June (intinction)

Sunday, September 9 – First Sunday after Labor Day (intinction)

Sunday, October 7 – World Communion Sunday, with Chinese Community Church (in the pews)

Sunday, November 25 – Reign of Christ (intinction)

Sunday, December 9 – Second Sunday of Advent (in the pews)


Session: TBD

Trustees: TBD

Worship and music committee: TBD

Stewardship committee: TBD

Choir rehearsal will resume in September.

Save the Date: The Kirking of the Alexander Robertson School will take place Sunday, September 23, during worship. Stay tuned for details!


Social Justice

The Presbytery of NYC has an Advocate for Justice Ministries, the Rev. Mark Koenig.  Email him at mkoenig [at] presbynyc [dot] org to get on his distribution list for news about a variety of social justice activities, such as updates on the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, non-violent moral fusion direct action training, the March for Our Lives against gun violence, and more. You can also follow “PNYC Justice Ministries” on Facebook.