Easter Sunday was extra special at Second Church this year, as six new members joined the congregation. Above, Pastor Evan Smith installs new members (L-R) Valerie Simmons, Janet & Joe Witcofsky, Linda Sargent, Linda Queen, and Jim Sargent. The Easter Flower Cross Returns! In a tradition started by (late members) Eunice Wenger and Frances Crickard, a cross with a wire mesh for attaching flowers was erected at the corner of the church's lot. As worshipers arrived Easter Sunday, they attached fresh and silk flowers until this eternal symbol of Christ's victory was covered. Thanks to the Christian Education/Worship Committee for bringing back this marvelous idea! SaveSave
We remember the "Upper Room" In what has become a tradition at Second Church, our Maundy Thursday service becomes a re-enactment of the Apostles' Last Supper with Jesus. Above, the table is set for the Sacrament of Communion. Above, Pastor Evan Smith leads the congregation in remembering Jesus' final meal with his Apostles. Members came forward in groups of 12 to be seated around a "Last Supper" table to actively participate in the sacrament. Those at the table served one another the body and blood of Christ by serving the bread and juice to each other.
On February 25th, members of Session met in a day-long retreat at the Staunton Library's meeting room. The group discussed strategies for the future growth of Second Church. Pictured above, clockwise from the bottom, Linda Lickliter, Sue Gochenour, Mary Rainey, Pam Snyder, Rev. Smith, Andy Easley, Woodie Wimer, Matt Ramsey, Darlene Mason, and Jo Fields. Not pictured - Bob Ridle (taking the photo).