What is Second Street Presbyterian Church?
We’re a community of Christians in fellowship with God — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That said, we’re merely human and imperfect. However, we can glorify our Father who is perfect and enjoy Him forever through faith in the eternal and perfect Son and by the work of the Spirit in our hearts.
This means we believe what God has revealed in the Bible about salvation in Christ:
- The Son entered humanity as the man, Jesus of Nazareth, who is called the Christ (i.e. chosen one).
- Jesus lived the perfect life we have failed to live.
- On the cross, Jesus died the death we deserve for our imperfection.
- Jesus rose again from death to eternal life with the Father.
- Everyone who looks to the Son in repentance and faith is united to Him now by the Spirit and is reconciled to the Father by His life, death and resurrection,
- Those who belong to the Son follow Him in seeking God’s kingdom and righteousness, looking forward to the eternal glory of heaven with God.
In short, we believe God’s promise of salvation in Jesus Christ. We invite you to do the same and to come worship God with us.
That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ . . . And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us. — 1 John 1:3; 3:23-24, ESV
Are you meeting during the Covid pandemic?
Yes, we are meeting each week! Our sanctuary is large enough for adequate social distancing. For everyone’s well-being, social distancing guidelines apply for the duration of the pandemic. Please use your best judgment in regard to wearing a mask based on state and local health guidelines.
Due to the pandemic, we’re only gathering in the Sanctuary for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30, Wednesday evenings at 6:00 for Bible Study, and on the first and last Sunday evenings at 5:00 for prayer.
Where do I park?
There is ample parking along both sides of Hearne Street, on the church side of Second Street, and in the Post Office parking lot (directly across Second Street from the church). The photo below shows all the parking options.
What should I wear?
Come as you are! The normal attire ranges from “casual” to “dress,” so we are generally “casual dress.” The important thing is to join us with an open heart that you may receive the many blessings believers have in Jesus Christ.
What time do I need to arrive, and where do I go once I get there?
Due to the Covid pandemic, we’re only gathering in the Sanctuary for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30, Wednesday evenings at 6:00 for Bible Study, and on the first and last Sunday evenings at 5:00 for prayer.
Services generally begin promptly at the stated times, but please feel free to arrive early, settle in, and say hello. And don’t worry about joining us late — we’ll be here whenever you arrive and are happy to answer your questions. You may enter through the main entrance directly across from the Albemarle Post Office. Once the pandemic is past, we’ll have coffee and other beverages available just inside the entrance.
If you’re unable to join us in person, please visit our YouTube channel for the live-streamed worship service on Sunday mornings. Also, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to find more encouragement in your daily walk with Christ.
Can I keep my infant or small child with me in the sanctuary during the worship service?
Absolutely! We love having little ones at our church. Our services are a blend of every age group, and we believe this only strengthens our fellowship.
While small children may not understand much of what they hear and see as we worship together, they certainly learn by the faithful example of Christians, young and old alike, who have the privilege of expressing their faith to the next generation. Everyone benefits!
We love seeing new faces (including little ones), and we hope to see you and your family soon!
Is there a nursery available for my infant or small children?
We do not currently have our nursery staffed due to the pandemic. However, if you need to take your children out of the service for whatever reason, we’re happy to direct you to the nursery area or the small lounge just inside the sanctuary entrance.
What is your worship service like?
As we worship our Heavenly Father in spirit and truth, our leadership is committed to keeping the Lord Jesus Christ at the heart of our gatherings.
Our worship on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) is central to the ministry of this church. As we gather, the Word of God is given to the congregation through the reading of Holy Scripture, prayers, confessions of repentance and faith, expository preaching, the sacraments (The Lord’s Supper and baptism), and the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, which are both traditional and contemporary.
Through the Word, the Spirit of God works in our hearts to communicate that 1) God is holy and worthy of our praise and obedience, 2) we are sinners who fall short of God’s glory and desperately need of Savior, and 3) the righteous life, atoning death, and bodily resurrection of Christ are alone our hope of redemption and eternal life with God. By God’s grace, we recognize our sin, look to Christ in faith, and rest in the benefits of His life, death and resurrection! This good news of Christ — the message of the Gospel — is the emphasis of our fellowship each Lord’s Day.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. — John 4:24, ESV
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. — Acts 2:42, ESV
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. — Romans 8:1-2, ESV
Will I be contacted?
We want our visitors to feel welcomed, and we’ll do our best to greet you. New visitors can also take home information about our church that’s available in the entryway to the sanctuary. In addition, you may fill out a visitor card and drop it in the offering box, or you may speak with the pastor after the service if you would like further contact.
10:30 a.m. – Worship
5:00 p.m. – Prayer (first and last Sunday of each month)
6:00 p.m. – Bible Study
325 S Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001
(Across from Post Office)