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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.

Welcome

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

General

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.

Worship

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.

Children

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.

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.

Membership

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 office@pinestreet.org.

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 office@pinestreet.org.

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