Our Presbyterian Directory for Worship summarizes our vision of worship at Second Church:
Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship the people of God acknowledge God present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Second Presbyterian Church offers two worship services each Sunday.
8:30 a.m. – traditional worship in the intimate setting of the Chapel. Music is provided by the Octet and occasionally the Austin Handbell Choir. Childcare is provided for infants and children through 5 years of age.
10:50 a.m. – traditional worship, including the Adult Choir and occasionally the Austin Handbell Choir, in the Sanctuary. Childcare is provided for infants through 3 years of age. Children ages 4 through kindergarten are welcome to come to the beginning of worship, and then they are led to Sacred Space, a special age-appropriate worship experience. Older children are invited to check in at the Worship Resource Center in the lobby and pick up materials for quiet activities. The children’s choirs occasionally sing in the service.
To find out about next Sunday’s worship and fellowship activities, click here.
Our sanctuary is equipped with an induction loop on the main floor for hearing assistance. Induction Loop Technology (“hearing loop”) transmits sounds directly to a hearing aid’s built-in wireless T-coil receiver. Hearing Loops provide improved listening clarity for people with hearing loss who experience difficulty and fatigue, when trying to understand speech, because of distance, reverberation, and distracting background noise.
The hearing aid or cochlear implant (CI) must have a built-in T-coil (telecoil), which needs to be activated during worship. The only sounds the user will hear are those that are part of the sanctuary audio system; there will be no amplification of other ambient sounds. Users report a dramatic improvement in clarity of sound, and there is no equipment to hold, clip to your belt, or wear around your neck. If you wear a hearing aid, you should contact your audiologist to learn about the telecoil option.
Our ushers will provide FM-receivers to those who need amplification but do not have a telecoil hearing aid.