Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2015’

Mary’s notice for Benn Banner

Come, Seek, Pray, Learn.. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” wrote the great poet and author Maya Angelou. At Second Congregational Church, on this last Sunday in June, 2 weeks after the killings in Charleston, SC, Rev. Mary Lee-Clark will reflect on our response to that tragedy and the long-standing wounds of our nation, in her sermon entitled, “The …

“Now?!”- Psalm 62:5-12, Mark 1:14-20– Jan. 25, 2015

There are some things that you have to respond to immediately–a fire alarm, for example, a tornado alert, labor pains coming 2 minutes apart. As one mom reported, “My son was born 10 weeks early. I hadn’t even finished What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Hey, I hadn’t even taken any childbirth classes.” But “immediately,” she and her husband called …

Coming Up at Second Congregational Church

Coming Up: Saturday, May 16 – and Sunday, May 17 Plant sale, together with instructions on how to make good black earth by composting (good for your garden and the environment) ****************************************** Sunday, May 17 – after worship – Members of the Pastoral Relations Committee, Next Level Task Force, or Administrative Council will be available in the Clayton Room for …

“Hearing Voices”– Genesis 1:1-5, Mark 1: 4-11– Jan. 11, 2015

  Here we are just two and a half weeks after Christmas, and the Baby Jesus is already a grown man. Mark cuts to the chase even more quickly in his gospel, bypassing any story or even mention of Jesus’ birth, and begins his account of the “Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” with John the baptizer …

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Join us. Come along with us. Put aside your busyness and worship with us at Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, this Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Jesus’ call to his disciples in Mark’s gospel is the theme of this week’s readings and worship, as we wonder and discuss together how we respond to such a call. Following a …

1/11/2015

Sunday Feb 1 Adventures in Reading Group meets after worship to discuss books read. Those who want to hear about book suggestions for their reading are also invited. Bennscc@sover.net

“Gifts for the Journey”- Matthew 2:1-12 — Jan. 4, 2015

  The Magi are the stuff of legend. Matthew says nothing about “kings” or “three”–he simply calls them “wise men from the East” and names the three gifts they brought–gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Nothing about camels, although the Isaiah passage talks about a multitude of young camels, bringing gold and frankincense, and so we’ve come to picture them striding across …

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