This Sunday, January 19:

This Sunday Michael Jinkins will preach on Isaiah 49:1-7 and John 1:35-42. His sermon title will be “Behind Every Door.” For this Sunday’s bulletin, click here

Sunday School:
“Breaking the Code” (January 5 – February 9)
“Art of the Enneagram: A Spiritual Journey Through Type” (January 12 – February 16)
For details on all Sunday School classes, click here.

News & Announcements:

Children’s Choirs Registration – REHEARSALS RESUME JANUARY 19 – All children in Pre-K 4 through 2nd Grade (Cherub Choir) and 3rd-5th Grade (Ringers & Singers) are welcome to participate this spring! For further details and to register your child(ren)  – even if you already did so in the fall – please complete the form at this link indicating which Sundays you will be unable to participate. Questions? Contact Director Peggy Crain,

A Study on Karl Barth – MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY – Michael Jinkins will lead a two-session study of the works of Swiss Reformed Theologian Karl Barth on Wednesday evenings, January 22 and 29 at 5:00 PM in the Phifer Library.  The first session will focus on his revolutionary essay on “the strange world within the Bible” (from his collection Word of God and Word of Man) and the Epistle to the Romans. The second session will look at the mature Barth’s radical concept of “the image of God” as male/female complementary and the climax of his thought in “The Humanity of God.” All are welcome! Class precedes Wednesday Night Out supper which takes place at 6:00 PM in Frampton Fellowship Hall.

Submit Your Mardi Gras Recipes! – For the “From Our Members” section of the next issue of The View, our quarterly newsletter, we are seeking Mardi Gras (or other local) recipes. If you have a recipe to contribute that you could send to by January 31 along with a photo of the dish, it would be most welcome!

Old SCAPC Photos Needed! Don Frampton is writing a history of SCAPC and is asking members to submit any old photos of the church, or church members, that they might have.  Please contact Don at

Beware of Hoax Messages “from” Church Staff – If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from a SCAPC staff member yet does NOT end in “”, especially a message that asks for a “favor” and includes misspellings and grammatical errors, please know that it is a hoax message to which you should not respond. Note that church staff will never ask for payments or gift cards via email for any purpose other than an official SCAPC campaign or event.


1/17-18 | Confirmation Retreat
1/20 | Martin Luther King Day: Church office closed
1/21 | Senior High Small Group (offsite for Laser Tag)
1/22 | Mid-Week Bible Study on Karl Barth
1/22 | WNO: Board Game Night
1/24-25 | Session Retreat
1/26 | Youth Sunday; Confirmation classes begin
1/27-28 | PW Retreat
1/29 | Mid-Week Bible Study on Karl Barth
1/29 | WNO: King Cake Tasting
1/31 | YAF event at Urban South
2/2 | SCAPC 101 Class
2/2 | Annual Meeting of the Congregation
2/4 | YAF Dinner and Trivia at Dat Dog
2/5 | WNO: Float Decorating
2/10 | PW Noon and Lambeth House Circles
2/11 | PW Evening Circle
2/12 | WNO: Float Races


Small Groups:

For further details and other opportunities, please refer to the “Getting Involved at SCAPC” brochure. Hard copies are available in the Sanctuary.

Aden Elder Care Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10 AM-2 PM | Contact: Adelle Bergman,
CBD Study Group Wednesdays | 7 AM | 625 St. Charles Ave. | Contact: John Morton,
Mid-Week Bible Study Wednesdays | 5 PM | Phifer Library | Contact Sarah Chancellor-Watson,

Michael Jinkins and Sarah Chancellor-Watson lead a class on the origin of Christian beliefs entitled “Teaching an Old Dogma New Tricks.” The resource will be Michael’s own book, Invitation to Theology: A Guide to Study, Conversation and Practice which is available on

Presbyterian Women’s Book Club Third Thursdays | 12:30 PM LB Lakeside | Contact: Elizabeth Artigues,

Bring your own lunch if you like and join us for book reviews. Contact Elizabeth Artigues for upcoming readings.

Presbyterian Women’s Monday Circles (monthly Bible Studies) Monday Lunch (12 PM, LB) and Lambeth House (2 PM) | 2nd Monday
Presbyterian Women’s Tuesday Circle (monthly Bible Studies) | Second Tuesdays | 5:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact Ebie Strauss,

The  2019-2020 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible study is: Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments by Eugenia Anne Gamble. For the 2019/2020 PW Calendar & Prayer Book, click here.

Presbyterian Women’s Needleworks Group Thursdays | 10 AM-Noon | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-581-4424
Spiritually Hungry Women
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 PM | LB, Lakeside | Contact: Beth Poe,
Senior High Small Group
Alternating Tuesdays | 7 PM | 3rd Floor Youth Room | Contact: Chris Hazlaris,

Discussions surrounding faith and contemporary young adult issues for 9-12th graders.

TMBS&PG (Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group) | 7 AM  | LB, Riverside | Contact: Jane Rasi, or 713-454-3974

The TMBS&PG  are studying Invitation to Psalms: A Short Term Disciple Study by our own Michael Jinkins.

YAF PINTS (Young Adults & Families – Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study | Wednesday evenings, 6:45 PM | LB | Contact: Bria Rault,

P.I.N.T.S is a time of fellowship and theological discussion over local brews for those in their 20’s and 30’s. Our fall reading is: Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans.  Childcare is provided.