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10.17.17

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Trustees Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Adult Learning Center

10.18.17

Wed.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

10.19.17

Thurs.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Choir Rehearsal

10.20.17

Fri.

  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tour

10.21.17

Sat.

  • Presbytery Women’s Group Meeting
  • Downtown Daily Bread Open House Breakfast – Fellowship Hall

10.22.17

Sun.

  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament

10.23.17

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center

10.24.17

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Community Meeting – Fellowship Hall
  • Adult Learning Center

10.25.17

Wed.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

10.26.17

Thurs.

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

10.27.17

Fri.

  • MAPS Event – Sound the Trumpet! – The Philadelphia Brass

10.29.17

Sun.

  • Adult Forum – Fellowship Hall
  • Worship Word & Sacrament

10.30.17

Mon.

  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center

10.31.17

Tues.

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

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.

October 1, 2017, October 8, 2017, and October 15, 2017

Adult Forum – Decoding ‘The Da Vinci Code’

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

Dan Brown’s popular book, The Da Vinci Code, was a publishing phenomenon several years ago. An exciting thriller, the book proposes several conspiracies based on church history. What’s truth and what’s fiction? Did the Emperor Constantine compile the Bible? Was Jesus married? Was Jesus divine? Did the church conspire to hide the truth? What you’ll get out of this forum is a ride through church history and the real basis of our beliefs. Purchase your own copy of The Da Vinci Code at the Welcome Center at the church.

October 05

DDB Fundraiser – ‘An Iliad’ – Production of True North Theatre (performing at DDB)

A fundraiser to benefit DDB. ‘An Iliad’ a production of True North Theatre – performing at DDB.

October 16, 2017, October 17, 2017, October 18, 2017, October 19, 2017, and October 20, 2017

Downtown Daily Bread Open House Tours

Please join us for our Open House Week if you would like to learn how YOU can help. Tours of Downtown Daily Bread will take place October 16-20, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. A breakfast will be on October 21 at 9:00 a.m.

October 22, 2017, October 29, 2017, and November 5, 2017

Adult Forum – Rendering to Caesar: Christ, Culture, and Public Life

Dr. Dean C. Curry, Professor of Politics, Messiah College 

For two thousand years Christians have wrestled with the dilemma of what it means to be “in the world but not of the world.” In this three-part series, we will examine the different ways Christians have understood what it means to be a citizen of God’s kingdom as well as a citizen of the world. We will also see why a faithful presence in the world requires that we not remain silent about the connection between our most deeply held beliefs and the common good. Related issues to be explored include: the connection between Christianity and democracy, the blessing and limits of politics, the right and wrong way for individual believers and the Church to engage public life. Dr. Curry’s published writings include books and articles addressing issues related to global politics, war and peace, religion and public life, and  …  Wilt Chamberlain.

November 12

Adult 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 18

Introduction to the Enneagram

The enneagram is an ancient system that can help us understand human behavior. Having been used by spiritual guides for over 2000 years, this system describes nine personality styles with many variations. Although it is first and foremost a journey of self-discovery, learning this model can also increase understanding and harmony in our family relationships and with our work colleagues. It explores what motivates us, what we tend to avoid, how we react to stress, and when we are at our best. It challenges us, shows us our strengths and weaknesses, and offers a path for personal and spiritual growth.

Our presenters for this workshop are Ellen Kanagy, LCSW, and Rhonda Myers, LPC. Both are therapists at Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, PA. Both have studied and learned from the enneagram for many years and found it to be a helpful tool personally and relationally. Ellen is also a former staff member of Kairos: School of Spiritual formation in Wernersville, PA, and a certified spiritual director through Kairos.

There is a $15.00 charge for the workshop. Register at the Welcome Center, or e-mail the church at office@pinestreet.org. Mail your check to Pine Street and annotate it “Enneagram Workshop.”

November 19

Adult Forum – Policing in Harrisburg

Thomas Carter, Harrisburg Police Chief

Chief Carter will share with us his vision of compassion and policing in our city.

November 26

Adult 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.

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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