serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875


Second Presbyterian Church
welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ!

a gathering of presbyterian christians in southern ohio



SUNDAY SCHEDULE at church (year round) 

9:30 a.m.      Sunday morning worship (sanctuary)

10:45 a.m.    Coffee fellowship (parlor) 

11:15 a.m.    Post-sermon discussion for youth & adults (parlor) 


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Second Presbyterian Church Portsmouth, OH

Winner of BEST PRESENTATION at our "Second Pres Independence Day Luncheon Great American Bake-Off!"

Winner of BEST PRESENTATION at our "Second Pres Independence Day Luncheon Great American Bake-Off!"

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

HOMEMADE ice cream, a hot dog lunch, a HIGH STAKES DESSERT AUCTION, and more -- all for a good cause! 

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serving our community

Laundry Matters

Stephanie, a teacher at PHS, is creating the opportunity for 25 students in her Multiple Disabilities classroom to learn life skills, preparing them to live independently and to work in the community.  

Her goal, through a laundry service and coffee shop for teachers, is to help these students to learn how to manage money, teach job skills, personal hygiene, and many other real-world skills.  

Pastor Allison and Elder Cindy Burke met with Stephanie on Tues, Aug 26 in her classroom and immediately caught her enthusiasm. They see this as an opportunity for us as the church to help these students to achieve their goals.  

To start their laundry business, they need donations of LAUNDRY DETERGENT and DRYER SHEETS. (See donations already around the communion table!) 

We're inviting Stephanie and other teachers and administrators to our Sun, August 18 "Laundry Matters Dedication Sunday." Make sure your donations are here by that day! 


If you would like to donate to this program, please bring LAUNDRY DETERGENT and DRYER SHEETS to worship on Sunday OR drop them off in the church office Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m .


By Special Request

A Thirsty World

SERMON AUDIO (06.30.19)

By Special Request

This Last Letter

SERMON AUDIO (07.14.19)

By Special Request

Not for Us to Know

SERMON AUDIO (07.21.19)

summer sermon series

By Special Request

This summer, YOU get to pick the Scripture passages each and every Sunday for worship! 


Simply fill out the SPECIAL REQUEST FORM (available by the bulletins) and drop it in the special request boxes (front and back of sanctuary). We're drawing special requests THREE TIMES over the summer - once in June, July, and August. Series runs from Sun, June 16 to Sun, August 18. 

BONUS: We ARE taking requests from our ON-LINE followers, so even if you're not normally here on a Sunday AM, you can still make a request via email and catch the sermon on the podcast.

So submit an on-line request, email the church ( with the following info:
1. Your name
2. Your phone number
3. Your Scripture request
4. Why is this your special request?

We'll add your request to the drawing!