The Ash Wednesday service will be on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. David Neff will preach. The imposition of ashes will be offered, concluding with the sacrament of Holy Communion. Join us for this solemn service which sets the stage for the beginning of Lent.
This Week at Second Church
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) brings their Kaiso Steel Orchestra to Second Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 12 at 1:30pm. All are invited to join us as these high school students perform music ranging from Caribbean folk songs to modern pop tunes on the steelpan (also known as the steel drum). Kaiso Steel Orchestra is the most advanced of CYSO’s Steel Orchestras, which introduce young percussionists from 6-18 to the unique sound of the steelpan, which traces its roots to the islands and culture of Trinidad and Tobago.
Second Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 175th year as a congregation. The church was organized on June 1, 1842 and has been a functioning house of worship continuously for one hundred seventy-five years. Since the sanctuary of the church contains 175 angels depicted in murals, stained glass windows, carved wood and molded plaster, the church has chosen “In the Company of Angels” as the theme for the year-long celebration. Several community events are being planned along with a hand-made quilt featuring 175 angels and a memorial booklet. The church re-dedication service will occur on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
The Board of Deacons’ Lunchbag Program serves around 300 people 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 sought for those in need. We need 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, open from 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Thank you for caring!