In the Sanctuary
every first Sunday at
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Dear Friends in Christ,
The Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible study has been meeting for over a decade. If one were to imagine what a small group is supposed to be, you can find it on Wednesday evening -- a group of diverse women committed to Jesus and to each other, engaging challenging and sometimes provocative studies (see Liz Curtis Higgs’ Bad Girls of the Bible – and what we can learn from them).
A few years ago I noticed their choice of “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat!” Turns out it was by John Ortberg, a pastor at Menlo Park Church who I admire. Ortberg has, dare I say, a California way of writing – humorous, breezy, less formal - that he puts to good use to drive home Biblical truth.
He looks at Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus walking on the water, and places us in the boat with Peter and the others. He suggests that we each inhabit places that are familiar, that are comfortable, that often define us, but that God calls us into the storms of life, to engagement with foreign and frightening things where faith is challenged, but where we will may find Jesus – if we’re willing to get out of the boat.
Well, this season at Second Church we are jumpin’ out and into the fray with a new service, a new Wednesday evening ‘church night’ supper and study, and a renewed engagement of mission beyond the walls -- all that we may offer Jesus in places, in language, at times and in passion -- meeting people at their point of need, inviting all into a dynamic relationship with Christ!
See you in worship at 9:00 in the Chapel or 11:15 in the Sanctuary!
Supper at 2nd
Every Wednesday Evening
$5 donation for dinner
followed by bible studies, music rehearsals and special programs.
Childcare available following supper.
Do You Know...that if you 'Click" on the calendar icon at the top of the right column you can view a complete calendar of activities at the church and in our church community for days and months ahead?
On that same page of the site, you can view the Sunday Worship Bulletin!