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Advent and Christmas 2021 at Second Church


“The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2)


Based on the 2021 Presbyterian Outlook Advent devotional, we remember that God is with us in the night as we await the coming of Christ’s light. Join us in person and online to worship, connect, learn, and serve this Advent and Christmas.


Third Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 12

9:00 AM – Advent Small Group with the Christian Forum
10:30 AM Worship –
“Do not worry” (Philippians 4:4-7)
4:00 PM –
Children, Youth, and Families – Crafts, Cookies, and Caroling

Saturday, December 18 – Good Ground Pantry 
Christmas Party

Donate to the Gift of Giving in support of the Good Ground Pantry. See the Gift of Giving brochure in the Weekly Reminder and December Newsletter. Contact Rev. Travis or Mike Willock to volunteer to serve.

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 19

9:00 AMAdvent Small Group with the Christian Forum
10:30 AM
– Worship – “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Micah 5:2-5a)

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24

5:00 PM– Traditional Candlelight Service

Grow and Serve


Night Watch 2021 Advent Devotions written by Teri McDowell Ott are available for download in the Weekly Reminder and on the Narthex table.


The Way to the Manger: A Family Advent Devotional by Jeff and Abbey Land



Bake cookies, donate cleaning supplies, or prepare a meal to support our ministry partner Assisi House. Learn more about Assisi’s mission “to provide homes and futures to the otherwise homeless” here. Contact Rev. Travis or ask to speak to a member of the Care team to learn more.


Donate to the Gift of Giving in support of the Good Ground Pantry. See the Gift of Giving brochure in the Weekly Reminder and December Seconds Newsletter. Contact Rev. Travis or Mike Willock to volunteer for the Good Ground Pantry Christmas Party.


Join Us for In Person Worship!


Come be part of it as we worship at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. Mask are required.  If you have any questions about our protocols contact the church office at or 314-367-0366.


If you would like to stay home and participate, our Sunday service is live-streamed at 10:30 am on Sunday at


Connect and Serve

Good Ground Food Pantry

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM


Danish and Donuts

Volunteer to provide homemade or store purchased individually wrapped baked goods for fellowship after worship.


Second Sunday of the month (contact Nancy Smith to sign up)


Men’s Breakfast

Third Tuesday of each month


Learn and Grow

Christian Forum Adult Education

Expand your mind, deepen your faith, converse with leaders and thinkers at the intersection of Christian faith and life today. Contact Carleton Stock for more information.


9:00 AM Sundays in the Portrait Lounge and on Zoom.


Small Group Bible Study with Mark Lucas

We have all been through a lot these past few years. Considering the challenges and struggles of life, what does it mean to worship a God who creates and calls creation good (Genesis 1)? What might it mean to tap into creative new beginnings in our lives and faith today? Join this 10-week small group Bible study on Genesis 1-5 to discover how God’s word creates new beginnings in our world today.


Contact Rev. Travis or Mark Lucas to sign up.


Women’s Bible Study

Horizon Bible Study

First and Third Fridays

10:30 am Portrait Lounge


A Bible study of the Presbyterian Women’s Horizon magazine on the Ten Commandments, “Love Carved in Stone” A Fresh Look. The group will meet the first and third Friday of each month from November to March and will cover 9 lessons. If you’re interested, please consider joining. Copies of the study are available at the church office.


Contact Betty Dowd at 314-533-0846 or at


Christmas Cabaret

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for this year’s Christmas Cabaret, “Together at Christmas”, Sunday, 12/19 at 4:00 pm. And yes, we WILL be “together at Christmas” at Second Presbyterian Church OR join us from the comfort of your own home. Admission is FREE and we have a GOFUNDME account in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the “Good Ground Pantry”. Donations are voluntary and ALL are welcome regardless of how much or little is donated. Being “together for Christmas” is for everyone and happy to see you in the audience or from the comfort of your home. The live stream link will be posted far in advance of the show.

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To watch the event on the date of event click here.


January Couts Music Series Concert
Sunday, January 30, 4:00 pm

Dr. Jun Seo plays a delightful cello recital with pianist Vera Parkin as we near the completion of  the first month of 2022. This concert is presented live in the Sanctuary and on livestream. Reservations are not needed if attending the concert in person. For more information, please click here.


Paula Clayton Memorial Service

Was scheduled on November 19, 2021

1:30 PM

Second Presbyterian Church


The service can still be viewed here 

Click here to view Service Bulletin.


December 2021






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