As a part of the body of Christ, we value community with the greater universal church. Not only do we desire connectedness to our brothers and sisters sharing the Reformed tradition today, but also with those who have come before us. In this spirit, our worship emphasizes a historical liturgical tradition. Our weekly scripture lessons are from a calendar, called a lectionary, shared with millions of other Christians around the world and we regularly celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our order of worship reflects the belief that God calls us to worship, to be in God’s presence and with each other, in order that we leave ready to live out the love of Christ in a spirit of gratitude. We look forward to including you and walking with you; that together we might experience a depth in worship. For more information describing the "why" behind our order of worship and liturgical style, please visit www.rca.org. Visit this site for more details regarding the lectionary calendar.
Worship at Second is warmly liturgical, focused upon the Word of God and rooting us in a wider tradition.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is offered regularly and the Sacrament of Holy Baptism is provided upon request.
The 8:00 am service is our more casual and intimate service, where we gather around tables right outside the main sanctuary. The 10:00 am service is held in our sanctuary, where our robed choir, singing children, and the rich traditions of our faith help us worship our living God.
To learn more about our choir, our rhythm of worship, or other ways your gifts of worship can be used at Second Reformed Church, please contact Gordon Bruns, our Director of Music and Worship.
Throughout the summer, Second Church offers a time of worship and fellowship on Wednesday evenings, called Sundays on Wednesdays. We gather at 6:00 p.m., begin a worship service at 6:15 p.m., and conclude our time together with ice cream sundaes and snacks outside! During the summer of 2015, worship centered around Psalm 103. During the summer of 2016, worship centered around prayer, specifically leaning into the teaching of the Heidelberg Catechism around the Lord's Prayer. Persons of all ages and backgrounds in faith are encouraged to join us in worshiping God, celebrating the gift of community, and tasting the sweet deliciousness of ice-cream.