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12.16.17

Sat.

  • Set-up Poinsettias

12.17.17

Sun.

  • Worship Word & Sacrament – MAPS Event – A Festival of Carols
  • Christmas Tea – Fellowship Hall

12.18.17

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

12.19.17

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Presbyterian Apartments Carol Sing & Luncheon
  • Trustees Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

12.20.17

Wed.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Longest Night Service – Sanctuary

12.21.17

Thurs.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Choir Rehearsal

12.24.17

Sun.

  • Worship Word & Sacrament
  • Family Christmas Eve Service – Sanctuary
  • Candlelight Christmas Eve Service – Sanctuary

12.25.17

Mon.

  • Church & Boyd Offices Closed

12.26.17

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)

12.27.17

Wed.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd

12.28.17

Thurs.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Choir Rehearsal

12.31.17

Sun.

  • Worship Word & Sacrament

November 10

TENET Performs “Uno + One”

Free parking is available in the South Street Garage. This is a free concert with no tickets and no admission charge. For more information, visit click here.

November 11

CPOS Performs “Bruckner and Beyond”

Artistic Director and Conductor Brett A. Terry leads choir and orchestra in a performance of Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata, and more. This concert is a ticketed event. They are $20 and available at the door. For more information, click here.

November 12

Insight Forum – The State of Hate in PA … And the Good News!

Anne Van Dyke, The Community Responders Network

Recently retired from the Pennsylvania Human Resources Commission, Ms. Van Dyke is an expert on extremist groups operating in Pennsylvania. Who are they? How do we respond?

November 26

Insight Forum – Gospel Overture: The Christmas Story According to Matthew

The Rev. Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr., Pastor, Pine Street Presbyterian Church

Themes found in the infancy narrative in Matthew are restated and reinforced throughout the body of the Gospel. As a result, the Christmas story can be understood as an overture to the Gospel, in much the same way that the music at the beginning of an opera introduces the themes that will be repeated in the body of the opera. Find out in Matthew’s version of Jesus’ birth what his main purpose is.

December 03

Advent Breakfast – Fellowship Hall

Advent breakfast will be at 8:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

December 05

Hanging of the Greens

We need help to prepare our church for the Advent/Christmas season. Hanging of the Greens will be Tuesday, December 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a light dinner of pizza and salad in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up at the Welcome Center. There will be a variety of tasks in the sanctuary, fellowship hall, outdoors, and the Boyd Center.

December 17

A Festival of Carols during 10:00 a.m. worship service

The service of worship will feature the Pine Street Chancel Choir singing Joseph Martin’s inspired new setting “overflowing with tuneful praise,” including Once in Royal David’s City; O Come, All Ye Faithful; Of the Father’s Love Begotten; Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Silent Night; In Dulci Jubilo; Angels We Have Heard on High and many more! A festive Christmas Tea will follow the service.

December 19

Presbyterian Apartments Carol Sing & Luncheon

Join Pine Street as we celebrate Christmas at Presbyterian Apartments. For more information or to sign up, please stop at the Welcome Center. The Carol Sing will start at 11:30 a.m.

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries (or Stephen Ministries St. Louis) is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Committed

To serving God and equipping God’s people for ministry.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen Ministers are lay people—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

People learn to serve as Stephen Leaders by attending a Leader’s Training Course—a one-week conference that introduces the resources used to lead Stephen Ministry, develops key skills, and get people excited about this caring ministry.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

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Christian Care

Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are facing life challenges or a difficult season of life. Stephen Ministers offer a listening ear and an understanding heart and acceptance of people who need compassionate care. They pray for and with individuals in need. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving.

Life-Changing Experiences from Stephen Ministry Worldwide

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Stephen Ministry is one of the greatest things I have ever become involved in. I’ve learned to be much more comfortable in a one-on-one relationship — where I listen to the other person, get to know them, understand what they’re going through, and love them like Christ wants me to love them.

I encourage other men to get involved. The training is wonderful, and being a Stephen Minister is going to help you. It’s been a blessing for me as much as it has for my care receiver. I’m extremely happy that I became a Stephen Minister.

“A blessing
for me too”

“Seeing the true love of Jesus”

Cynthia

Engineer

Cynthia

Engineer

My church is an international community, made up of expatriates who have moved here (Shanghai, China) from all over the world. Many have been uprooted and are in a strange culture, cut off from family. Many people come to our church—even people who never went to church before—in need of care. Stephen Ministers provide a lot of that care.

Stephen Ministry is also a tool we use in evangelism. When a seeker has a need, and a Stephen Minister is there dedicating time and effort and attention to them, it helps them see the true love of God and changes their view of what Christianity is all about.

T.J.

Flight Instructor

T.J.

Flight Instructor

I’m a flight instructor, so I tell people what to do a lot in the airplane. But when I’m a Stephen Minister, I don’t have to do that—my role is just to be there. And honestly, it took all fifty hours of my training to get that through my head.

I’ve had three care receivers so far. Each has been about my age, struggling with some kind of a challenge. And it really takes the pressure off to know that I don’t have to try to fix things. All I need to do is just be there—and watch God work in my care receiver’s life.

“All I need to do
is just be there”

“I now realize
that it's a gift”

Maryann

Financial Professional

Maryann

Financial Professional

I feel like I’ve been training for Stephen Ministry my whole life. I’ve always been a good listener—people have always been telling me their stories and sharing their problems. In the past, it sometimes felt like a chore. But I now realize that it’s a gift. As a Stephen Minister, I can be the person my care receiver can lean on, confide in, celebrate joys with, and also share sorrows. It makes me feel good when I’ve really helped someone.

If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to provide Christian encouragement, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. To request care from a Stephen Minister or lean more about the ministry and how you can become involved, contact the pastor, Russell Sullivan, at (717) 238-9304 or e-mail him at rsullivan@pinestreet.org.

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We Believe

Matthew 11.28

Come to me, all you that are
weary and are carrying heavy
burdens, and I will give you rest.

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