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8.27.17

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  • Worship Word & Sacrament

8.28.17

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  • Adult Learning Center

8.29.17

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July 23

Adult Forum

A Stephen Ministry Presentation: “Being a Help or Hindrance: Whoops, did I say the wrong thing?” The Stephen Ministry Team will lead an interactive program sharing best practices for visiting family members, friends and neighbors during times of illness, hospitalization or long-term care. Tips for these special visits will be provided through skits, role playing and informative conversation. New resources will be introduced, including Cancer—Now What? Taking Action, Finding Hope, and Navigating the Journey Ahead by Kenneth C Haugk, PhD. Stephen Leader Dr. Jesse Weigel was a prepublication reviewer for this important work.

July 26

Ice Cream Social and Bingo Party

We will once again extend God’s LOVE to residents at the Presbyterian Apartments with this festive gathering on Wednesday, July 26. Arrive at 1:00 p.m. to set up and join in the fun. Sign up at the Welcome Center.

July 30

Adult Forum

Jewell Ridge Mission Team. Our Jewel Ridge Mission Team will share their experience with stories and pictures. Plan to catch their mission spirit!

August 6, 13, & 20

Adult Forums

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one of the decisive movements in Christian history. The Rev. Dr. David True, Professor of Religion at Wilson College, will teach a series on this monumental event of Western civilization, Three Keys of Reformed Faith, on the following Sundays:

August 6 – Reforming Worship

The Protestant Reformation is sometimes said to boil down to a debate about the sacraments. We’ll consider the different viewpoints and what they suggest for us today.

August 13 – Reforming the Life of Faith

We’ll revisit the Reformation’s startling consequences for the shape and content of the Christian life.

August 20 – Reforming Society

We’ll consider the different visions of society and politics that emerged in the Reformation and their relevance today.

August 13

Summer Sing Choir

A choir for every singer in the church. We will gather at 9:15 a.m. in the choir room, first on July 9 and then again on August 13. We will learn two simple songs that need no prior preparation. No sign-ups are necessary. Join us!

September 10

Rally Day

Let’s rally back to church school on September 10! Plan also to attend the “ants-free” picnic in the fellowship hall following worship. No sign-up required; just show up with an appetite! Take home with you the education brochure that the deacons are distributing this morning

September 10, 2017, September 17, 2017, September 24, 2017

Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall

Basic Christian Doctrine – Dr. Lee Barrett, Professor of Theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary.

One of our most popular teachers, Lee Barrett, will present key points of Christian doctrine and thinking. “Truth is in order to goodness,” we say!

September 13, 2017, September 20, 2017, September 27, 2017 and October 4, 2017

Wednesday Night Series: Terrorism and Nuclear Issues

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 7:15 P.M., SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27, AND OCTOBER 4

“TERRORISM AND NUCLEAR SECURITY ISSUES” – FELLOWSHIP HALL

Our teacher for this event, John Ricca, has more than 30 years of experience as a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counter-terrorism analyst.  John will bring us a fresh perspective on these important conflicts in our world.

September 13 – Islam, Part 1

September 20 – Islam, Part 2

September 27 – Al Qaeda and ISIL

October 4 – Nuclear Issues: Iran and North Korea

Sign-up at the Welcome Center, or email your attendance plans to office@pinestreet.org. Pick up a full description of this event at the Welcome Center.

Choirs

The musical ensembles at Pine Street present a broad mixture of classical, gospel, and even jazz every Sunday from September–May to help us lift our hearts and voices in praise to God. Rehearsing for two hours every Thursday evening, the choir’s dedication to great music in rehearsals, services, and performances, is inspirational to all who hear them.

The Church School Singers

Children in grades K through 5 are encouraged to make Church School Singers a part of their regular Church School experience each week. A group of dedicated adult volunteers rotate to teach the children our best-loved church and Bible songs, like Jesus Loves Me, Father Abraham, Hallelu Hallelu Hallelujah, and more. These songs were a part of many of our faith formation, teaching us about the church, the Bible, and the world. We want to pass these songs down to the next generation, so each teacher spends time each week making this music part of the children’s lives. All children are welcome!

Meets at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Mornings

For Grades k-5

The Chancel Choir is Pine Street’s primary choral organization and leads worship each Sunday morning from September through May. They also lead special services such as the annual Christmas Music Sunday, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday Tenebrae, Easter, and more. They often collaborate with other area choirs as well. They take on challenging repertoire that enhances worship at Pine Street each week. The Choir is like a family and have a lot of fun together, working on repertoire, vocal technique, musicianship, and spending time together outside of rehearsal as well.

Meets from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings

gathers to warm up 9:15 a.m.
on Sundays

For High School And adults

The Chancel Choir

The Handbell Ensemble

The Handbell Ensemble plays an eclectic repertoire of handbell music which is both fun and challenging. High Schoolers and adults are warmly welcome to play in this group. It is an evening of good music and good fellowship around the bells. They play in worship about once a month.

Meets at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings

For High School And adults

The All-Church Orchestra plays on Christmas Eve. Additional instrumental opportunities are available for players of all levels. You might see an instrumentalist playing on a hymn, playing a prelude, or playing with the choir. All are welcome in all our musical activities. For more information, or to try out a particular ensemble, contact Brett A. Terry, Minister of Music & Worship.

Orchestra & Instrumentalist

The Central Pennsylvania Oratorio Singers

CPOS is an Ensemble in Residence at Pine Street. Under the direction of Brett A. Terry, artistic director and conductor, they present one monumental concert each fall featuring some of the world’s most famous oratorios. The rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. for about 10 weeks leading up to the concert.

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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