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  • Prayers during Holy Week – Chapel
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center



  • Prayers during Holy Week – Chapel
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • DDB Staff Meeting
  • Adult Learning Center



  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting
  • Prayers during Holy Week – Chapel
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Adult Learning Center
  • Choir Rehearsal



  • Prayers during Holy Week – Chapel
  • Life Skills – Boyd (ALC Computer Center)
  • Maundy Thursday Service



  • Prayers during Holy Week – Chapel
  • Tenebrae Service



  • Easter Vigil – Sanctuary
  • Set-up Lilies

February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, and March 20

Lenten Recital Series

All Lenten Recital Series are at 12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

February 20 – PC King, trumpet

February 27 – First Four Trombone Quartet

March 6 – Ruth Hunter, harp

March 13 – The Wednesday Club

March 20 – Marcus Solemsky and Christopher Para, violin-viola duets

February 20

DDB Fundraiser – Midtown Cinema

You are invited to a private showing of the movie “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” produced by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Learn how Bourdain and other celebrity chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Following the screening, Dr. Daniel R. George, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine, will give some perspective.

Please join us to learn more about how you can help Downtown Daily Bread continue to feed the hungry and homeless in Harrisburg. Lunch is served every day of the year, and more than 28,000 meals were served last year. Visit to contact us about volunteer opportunities and donations.

Donations will be accepted at this free movie event! Register to attend at Use password Downtown Daily Bread. Seating limited to the first 110 friends and supporters of DDB.  This event is sponsored by “Provisions”, your neighborhood grocery, located in Strawberry Square.

February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

Lenten Lecture Series featuring Dr. Meg Ramey

“A Lenten Journey through the Seven Churches of the Book of Revelation” Wednesday nights in Lent at 7:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.

March 16, March 17, and March 18

Women’s Retreat – Camp Hebron

Deepen your relationship with God…Get away for rest and relaxation…Visit with old friends…Make new friends.

The theme is……On the Road with Jesus led by our speaker, Alison Siewert.

Come spend the weekend exploring the lives of the people who followed Jesus during his lifetime, and find out how their stories challenge and change our lives today.

Questions? Contact Joann Smith at or 717-497-3854. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. An information sheet is also available at the Welcome Center.

March 18

MAPS Event – the LVC Concert Choir

At 3:30 p.m, the 65 members of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir will perform a diverse program of selections around the theme of family. Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Erpelding, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at LVC, the choir continues its long-standing history of musical excellence. The ensemble is composed of both vocal and non-vocal majors. Later this spring, members of the choir will take this concert on tour throughout the Northeast, a tradition started in 1936.

March 29

Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Maundy Thursday Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

March 30

Tenebrae Worship Service

The Tenebrae Worship Service is at 7:30 pm

May 19

MAPS Event – Organ Spectacular

At 7:00 p.m, Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Principal Organist at Longwood Gardens, and Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church in Philadelphia, Peter Richard Conte is an internationally respected artist, praised by critics and audiences alike for his stunning technical facility matched with breathtaking musicianship, made known both through live performances as well as his many recordings. He will be joined by flugelhornist and organist Andrew Ennis for an exciting and engaging program, featuring such interesting transcriptions as Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, among others. This recital is a co-presentation of the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and MAPS.


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May 19

Walk for a Health Community – DDB Fundraiser

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 a.m. on the HACC Campus

One Mile and 5K Walk Options

You can walk or simply donate to the Downtown Daily Bread Team. Your $10 gift becomes $20 through a $2,000 matching grant. We need your donation to meet our $5,000 goal. For more information or to register online, see the flyer or go to or call Linda Gzehoviak at (717) 238-9304, ext. 105


Welcome to Pine Street. Here you will find a warm, compassionate, and inclusive congregation engaged in a dynamic ministry to our city and world. In our beautiful sanctuary you will experience worship that is traditional, dignified, and inspiring. Whether you are a member or a visitor, we hope to see you in church this Sunday!

Frequently Asked Questions


What door should I use?

On Sunday morning, you may enter the building through any of the doors on Pine, Third, or South Streets.

What should I wear?

You are welcome to come dressed as you like! Many of our faith community dress “business casual” on Sundays, but there is no dress code and everyone is welcome. The important thing is to join us!

Is the church accessible?

Yes, it is. There is a ramp and a door on Third Street for those who are physically challenged and an elevator to each floor.

Where do I park?

On Sunday mornings, parking is free on the streets around the church. The South Street Parking Garage is also open at no cost to you on Sundays.


How long is the service?

Our worship lasts a little over an hour.

What is the worship service like?

Our service is a warm and welcoming traditional worship service that is full of great music. Sermons are based on the Bible. We sing a diversity of hymns. Our choir provides an outstanding and diverse repertoire of anthems that are appealing to all people. Organ, piano, handbells, and other instruments are also used to enhance our musical worship of God. A unique feature of our worship is that we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.

What’s with the bread?

We give bread to visitors as a sign of hospitality and welcome.

What happens after worship?

We gather in the Gathering Place to enjoy fellowship at coffee hour.


Is there a nursery?

Yes, we have a nursery every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Are children welcome in worship?

Certainly! We welcome all children in worship. Following the children’s message, children attend a special program called Wonder of Worship. They return to the sanctuary for the celebration of Holy Communion.

Can children take communion?

All baptized Christians are encouraged to take communion. On occasion, we provide instruction to parents and children about participating in communion.


How do you take communion?

On most Sundays, we pass trays and bread to the people while they are sitting in the pews. On the first Sunday of the month, we invite the congregation to come forward to receive the elements.

What if I can’t walk forward for communion?

One of our elders or deacons will bring it to you.

Do I have to take communion?

No, you may partake of the bread or juice as you feel led, or commune with God through prayer alone.


New Members classes are held regularly, providing those seeking membership an opportunity to learn more about their faith and about the church. For further information about membership, contact the church office or speak to one of the pastors after morning worship.

Pine Street Activities

Adult Education

We nurture our adults through regular church school classes, retreats, and interesting adult forums. The pastor also teaches a variety of Bible studies and also on contemporary issues.

Children and Youth

We nurture our children each week in a broadly graded church school class. Our junior and senior high students also gather for study and fellowship activities.

Musical Opportunities

The Handbell Ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and warms up before worship at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. The All-Church Orchestra rehearses seasonally on Sundays after church. All people of all skills and talents are welcome to participate in our musical ministries. The ensembles also engage in spiritual and theological education and fellowship outside of their musical duties.

Book Club

A group of women gather monthly to read contemporary novels and other books.

Architectural and Stained Glass Tours

Tours of our historic sanctuary are available upon request. E-mail

Men’s Breakfast

From September through May our men gather on the second Saturday of the month to enjoy a hearty breakfast and warm fellowship.

Deacon Ministry

Our deacons care for our homebound members through visits, flower delivery, and home communion. They also co-ordinate meals for those who have recently been hospitalized and assist in worship.

Dining Groups

Several times a year our Congregational Life Team co-ordinates dining groups that meet in members’ homes or at restaurants.

Shawl Ministry

Pine Street has an active group of knitters who create shawls for baptized infants, the hospitalized, and those who need special attention. This wonderful ministry extends the healing love of Christ to many people.

Pine Street maintains an extensive collection of historical artifacts, art, photos, documents, and more from throughout the church’s history. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the church historian through

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Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with
all joy and peace in believing, so
that you may abound in hope by
the power of the Holy Spirit.



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