Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, South Carolina

Sunday Worship

9:00 a.m.

The Chapel


11:15 a.m.

In the Sanctuary



Sunday School

10:00 a.m.


Communion Service

every first Sunday at

9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.


March 29, 2015


Meeting people at their point of need, inviting all into a dynamic relationship with Christ



Join us for worship at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel, 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, and worship at 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


"Surprised By God"

N.T. Wright, in Simply Good News, tells us that if we want to know what God is like we need only look at Jesus as revealed in the Gospels. Since there are only four Gospels containing 89 chapters, that would seem to be a rather easy assignment. The task becomes a bit more difficult when we start reading the work of the Evangelists. The Jesus they describe constantly surprises us.

He would enter conversation with a woman of a certain reputation without concern for propriety. He would attend a dinner as an invited guest, dominate the table conversation, and become the host. He would interrupt a funeral procession and revive the corpse. We know those stories so well they've lost the ability to surprise us.

In our walk with God, however, we still experience those surprises. In the darkest moments and the most difficult situations, we experience grace. Facing the most vexing questions, we discover an answer when we thought there was none. Most of us are beyond patting ourselves on the back for our great resourcefulness. We see these occurrences for what they are evidence of the grace of God who loves us and surprises us.

With grace & peace,

Deane Kemper





March 29 -  Palm Sunday 

Surprised By God

Deane Kemper preaching @ 9:00 &11:15


April 5 -  Easter  Communion 

The News that Matters

Cress Darwin preaching @ 9:00 & 11:15




Palm Sunday, March 29, we will collect a special offering for One Great Hour of Sharing. This important effort enables the Church to share God’s love with neighbors in need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry and helping empower the poor and oppressed. Your generous gift will help support the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program, the Presbyterian Hunger Program and the Presbyterian ministry focused on self–development of people.



Join us for our Community Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday April 2nd at 7pm. The following churches will be joining us for an hour of worship and communion:

New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist
Old Bethel Methodist
Wallingford Presbyterian
Zion-Olivet Presbyterian

See you in Worship!



Saturday, April 4th, at 10:00 a.m.
We will be collecting candy and small items to fill the Easter Eggs. All donations may be placed in the labeled box in the Fellowship Hall. The eggs can be filled with candy, stickers and other prizes. (No gum or chocolate, please)



It's time for the opening of the "Seconds Please" Tea Room at Second Presbyterian Church.

Our Tea Room will be open for business on Friday and Saturday, May 22 & 23 and May 29 & 30, serving from 11 AM - 2 PM. You are cordially invited to join us for a delightful Southern lunch and delectable desserts. Our Tea Room benefits the local Missions programs of Second Church

A volunteer sign-up form will be posted in the coming weeks. We are looking forward to seeing you at our Tea Room!



Sign up for this enriching three day short course in Christian Living, held at Camp St. Christopher, April 9-12, 2015 and November 5-8, 2015. Our own Randy Cook will be the moderator at the April weekend! Participant and staff applications available on the table outside the Fellowship Hall or you may click the link below.

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Contact Melody Taylor for info @ 860-0380 or email



For Vacation Bible School at First Scots
June 15-19 For more information, email Perrin at












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