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8.27.17

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  • Worship Word & Sacrament

8.28.17

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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.

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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