The season of Lent begins with a special service of worship on Ash Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. David Neff will preach “On Conversion” based on Matthew 6: 1-18. The Second Church Quartet, under the direction of organist Michael Shawgo, will provide special music. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated, and the traditional imposition of ashes will be observed. All are welcome to this solemn service marking the journey of Jesus to the cross.
This Week at Second Church
The Session of Second Presbyterian Church unanimously approved hosting, conducting and blessing same-gender marriages. Second Presbyterian Church fully celebrates the inclusive love of God for all people without exception; and rejoices in the unique commitment of two people in the covenant of marriage after receiving appropriate pastoral counseling and care. We invite gay and lesbian couples to be married in this beautiful, National Historic Landmark sanctuary, and welcome all to find a spiritual home here as part of our community of faith.
The Tutoring Program of Second Presbyterian Church begins this Wednesday night, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. Tutors from the Junior League of Chicago partner with tutors from Old St. Mary’s Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and Second Church to offer help with homework, reading, math and science. A serious yet fun atmosphere is offered to help each individual student develop better study habits. All are welcome. Registration forms are available under “Outreach”– or for more information, call the church office (312) 225-4951.
The Board of Deacons’ Lunchbag Program has been serving record numbers of hungry neighbors. In past months, the church has served about 150 people each week. For the past three weeks, between 250-300 guests have been fed each week. Along with a meal, the Deacons offer a warm welcome, a place to sit and visit, personal friendship and care, along with articles of clothing and other useful items. Donations are always sought to help those in need. Of particular need are bottles of water or juice, prepackaged fruit cups, cookies, snackpacks, toiletries and personal hygiene items. If you would like to donate items, please call the church office (312) 225-4951 or come by the church, which is open from 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Thank you for caring!