Worship & Fellowship

Services

We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:15, in our sanctuary at 6 West 96th Street. In summer worship typically moves to our Carnegie Library at 3 West 95th Street.

We hold a mid-week prayer meeting once a month, usually at noon and followed by lunch.  All are welcome.  Location varies.  Contact Rev. Lindsay Borden for more information, lborden@secondpresbyteriannyc.org.

 

Worship is . . .

Welcoming. The God we know is the God who loves EVERYBODY. We know that all our worshipers do not share the same life experience. Prior knowledge of God or our traditions is not necessary in order to experience meaningful worship with us. We cultivate an atmosphere of invitation toward each other and our guests, sharing the role as hosts of an important celebration.

Free and fresh. Our worship is flexible within the Reformed tradition. Each week is new, now, and responds to the message of the day.

Thoughtful. We respect and acknowledge the ability of everyone to discern for themselves their relationship with God.

Intimate and Passionate. We create a safe space for worshipers to meet God and each other and to engage in worship on many levels.

Intentional. All parts exist for a clear reason.

Transformative. We intend that worship challenge and inspire us to be led by our faith to be our "better selves" as we participate in our lives outside of the church.

 

 

We are a congregation of Presbyterian Church (USA). We follow the Revised Common Lectionary and often use the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

Sermons

For Sermon Archive click here.

Prayer

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Anyone can join us for our monthly midweek morning prayer group, which generally meets one Wednesday per month, at noon, in the home of a member, followed by lunch and fellowship.   To confirm, see the Calendar or contact Rev. Lindsay Borden, (212) 749-1700, for the location.

Christian Education

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From September through June, children join the grownups in the Sanctuary at the start of worship for the children’s sermon then leave for Sunday School with their teacher following the anthem. When Sunday School is not in session, young children are welcome to read or color quietly during worship with their family. Children are welcome to participate in Holy Communion.

Music

Music is an integral part of our communal life at SPC. In worship, for recreation, and through concerts and special events we enjoy all kinds of music. Our volunteer choir, directed by Eunjung Ahn, Minister of Music, participates in Sunday worship offering selections representing many styles and genres. Choir rehearsals held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm are open to all. Contact Eunjung Ahn for more information, ejahn@secondpresbyteriannyc.org

Holy Communion

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In 2019, we celebrate Holy Communion on the following dates, usually the first Sunday of the month and selected feast days:
• Sun, Jan 6 – Baptism of the Lord
• Sun, Feb 3 – First Sunday of February
• Sun, Mar 3 – First Sunday of March
• Wed, Mar 6 – Ash Wednesday
• Sun, Apr 7 – First Sunday of April
• Thu, Apr 18 – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
• Sun, May 5 – First Sunday of May
• Sun, June 2 – First Sunday of June
• Sun, July 7 – First Sunday of July
• Sun, Aug 4 – First Sunday of August
• Sun, Sept 8 – First Sunday after Labor Day
• Sun, Oct 6 – World Communion Sunday, with the Chinese Community Church
• Sun, Nov 3 – First Sunday of November
• Sun, Dec 1 – First Sunday of Advent

All are welcomed to the table.  We serve non-alcoholic grape juice.  Gluten-free bread is available on request.

Fellowship Hour

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Join us after worship on Sundays from September through June as we gather in our Carnegie Library for greeting and fellowship, and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks.

Events

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Throughout the year, we host a variety of community events for all ages including concerts, sing-alongs, arts & crafts, and service projects. See our Calendar for upcoming events and check out News & Events to see examples of past activities.