Second Sunday : St. Louis, 1975. In Baptist churches, the second Sunday of every month is traditionally a special worship day. An upcoming Second Sunday for the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church is the most anticipated in the congregation's history - and soon turns into its biggest crisis ever. The church's longtime pastor has died suddenly, and time is running out to find a new one for Gethsemane's 100th anniversary Second Sunday. When wealthy, conniving Deacon Cleavon Johnson keeps coming up with one too-good-to-be-true candidate after another, the women of Gethsemane decide to take matters into their own hands. Their secret weapon . . . Sheba Cochran, single mother, disco party girl, and disaffected church member.