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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.

Our Organ

Our worship services are greatly enhanced by our pipe organ comprised of 5,195 pipes. From leading congregational singing to providing exciting voluntaries, organ music is at the heart of Pine Street’s worship.

The current organ consists of

04

Manuals

83

Ranks

5,195

Pipes

Summary

Division
Ranks
Pipes
Great
12
744
Nave
10
610
Echo
4
244
Swell
28
1888
Choir
14
894
Solo
7
487
Pedal
8
328
TOTAL
83
5195

The Opus Numbers

Opus 506
E.M. Skinner | Original Organ Built in 1926

Opus 506 - A
Æolian-Skinner | Releathered and Cleaned in 1954

Opus R-706
M.P. Möller | Rebuild & Enlargement in 1963

Opus R-1212
M.P. Möller | Rebuild & Enlargement in 1991

Full Specifications (PDF)

The Skinner Organ Company
of Boston, Massachusetts

1920's

The contract for Pine Street Presbyterian Church’s organ was signed in 1924, when design and construction began on the instrument. The Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts, installed the organ in 1926 as opus 506. At the time, E.M. Skinner was the premier organ builder in the United States.

The Skinner Organ Company
of Boston, Massachusetts

The Aeolian Company
New York CIty

1954

In 1954, the Æolian-Skinner company, a merger of the pipe organ division of the Æolian Company and the Skinner Organ Company in 1932, completely cleaned and re-leathered the instrument, but did not make any major tonal changes. This process helped ensure the reliable functioning of the organ for many decades.

The Aeolian Company
New York CIty

The M. P. Möller Organ
Company in Hagerstown

1963

The organ served faithfully and virtually unchanged from its original construction for 37 years. In 1963, the M.P. Möller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland enlarged the instrument. During this rebuild, the best of the Skinner pipework and virtually all of the chestwork were saved, renewed, and reinstalled. Of particular importance was the retention of the fully enclosed Solo Organ, with its magnificent state trumpet, colorful solo strings, and French horn.

The M. P. Möller Organ
Company in Hagerstown

Donald L. Clapper,
Pine Street’s Former Organist

1980's

In the 1980s, the organ was in need of repair, restoration, upgrades, and enlargement. Under the direction of tonal director Daniel Angerstein, Möller performed this work. They installed the Nave Organ, which speaks from the two grilles surrounding the choir loft; the dazzling Trompette en Chamade; and updated the console. Donald L. Clapper, Pine Street’s organist at the time, who served for 43 years, carefully guided this project, helping maintain the continuity of the beauty and character of the original organ with the new additions and advancements in organ technology.

Donald L. Clapper,
Pine Street’s Former Organist

Walker Technical Company
of Zionsville, Pennsylvania

2000

In 2000, the 32-foot stops were failing and needed to be replaced. Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania, made the replacements. Walker used state-of-the-art digitally sampled voices, which give the needed underpinning to the organ in this large space. This workwas made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Albert Herbert.

Walker Technical Company
of Zionsville, Pennsylvania

For more information or to schedule a tour of the organ, contact Minister of Music & Worship Brett A. Terry.

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