Around the Church for April 6, 2022

Adult Forum Tonight at 7 pm via Zoom

Join Matt Drumheller for the last session in his series on Grace and Gratitude. “These two words have an important history within our tradition, and they live on in vigorous ways today,” according to the author and theologian Charles Wiley. Come explore the rich meanings of “Grace and Gratitude” as the story of your Christian life in the church. Let the depth and power of this image shape your identity as a Presbyterian Christian and provide the heartbeat of your faith every day!

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Funeral Services for Harold Heisey
Tomorrow we will have an opportunity to mourn the death of our friend and brother in Christ, Harold Heisey.
At 10:00 am on Thursday morning there will be a visitation in the church Gathering Space. At 11:00 am Harold’s funeral will take place in the sanctuary. The funeral will be immediately followed by a graveside committal service at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please join us as you are able as we celebrate Harold’s life, mourn his death, and bear witness to the resurrection.

A Special Request from the Deacons
We would like to ask the congregation to participate in a card shower (cards or notes of encouragement) for Michael Shoemaker, who is currently in hospice care. These can be sent to his new address:
Michael Shoemaker
C/O Kadima Rehabilitation & Nursing
341 N Railroad St, Room 117A
Palmyra, PA 17078

Note from Presbytery Regarding Ukraine
Thanks for your generosity!

We’ve received word that through an outpouring of generous support from members of Derry Presbyterian Church along with members and churches of Carlisle Presbytery, and community members, Derry Church was able to provide, with matching funds from the Session, $71,500 to help our neighbors in Ukraine. The funds were split between two organizations: CARE International and Voices of Children Foundation in Ukraine.

In addition, in the month of March, the Presbytery of Carlisle received $1,307 in gifts to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and/or One Great Hour of Sharing. We know that many of our churches continue to invite Ukraine relief offerings that will be shared directly with relief agencies, such as PDA. 32% of our One Great Hour of Sharing offerings go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

At this time, as we pray fervently for peace, our financial gifts are already at work assisting those who have been displaced by war. In the humanitarian crisis faced by the people of Ukraine and surrounding countries, PDA is working with partners to provide basic items for survival.

Thank you for sharing God’s love through your generous gifts.


Cheryl Galan, Interim Executive Presbyter

These shoes were made for walkin’!

Check the white barrel in the Gathering Place. It is already 1/4 full of shoes that are wearable and clean! Thanks to those who have already contributed to our mission project. We shall hopefully have shoes filling and tumbling out of the barrel by the end of April. We invite you to bring boots, crocs, slippers, high heels, sneakers, loafers – any type shoe. We all have some we have not worn in years… so place them in a bag, buckle or tie them together and throw them in the barrel…look for the sign that marks the place! We will take them to Mission Central to be sent to places here and around the world!

Thank You!!
A special thank you to Carol and Michael Putt, who graciously donated their button-making machine to the church. We hope to make buttons for Artsfest to hand out to children who contribute their artistic talents at Pine Street’s booth.

Deacon VIP flowers
Flowers for our VIP’s will be delivered to the church tomorrow. Due to Harold’s funeral, they may not be picked up until after 1:00 pm on Thursday. They will be available for pickup on Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Holy Week Schedule
Daily Prayer in the Sanctuary – Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Worship – Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
Good Friday Worship – Friday, April 15 at 7:30 pm
Easter Sunrise Worship at Kunkel Amphitheater on State Street – Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 am
Easter Sunday Worship – Sunday, April 17 at 10:00 am

Current COVID Procedure
Pine Street Presbyterian Church will follow CDC guidelines to ease masking requirements and allow in-person gatherings, including food. While Dauphin and Cumberland Counties are in the low or medium community levels (according to the CDC’s “COVID-19 by County” page found at Masks will be optional for all Pine Street events, including worship. Session and staff will monitor the community levels and change health and safety guidelines if the local counties are high. Worshipers are welcome to wear masks if that helps them feel comfortable in worship.

Dates for your Calendar
Wednesday, April 6 – 7:00 pm Adult Forum via Zoom – Grace and Gratitude hosted by Matt Drumheller
Thursday, April 7 – 11:00 am Funeral for Harold Heisey
Sunday, April 10 – Palm Sunday 8:45 am Sunday School | 10:00 am Worship – Matt Drumheller Preaching – Wonder of Worship children’s church available for children ages 3rd grade and below, Jennifer Garman leading
Monday, April 11 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation
Tuesday, April 12 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation
Wednesday, April 13 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation
Thursday, April 14 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation | 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday Worship Service in-person and online
Friday, April 15 – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Sanctuary open for prayer and meditation | 7:30 pm Good Friday Worship Service in-person and online
Sunday, April 17 – Easter Sunday – no Sunday school | Sunrise Service – 6:30 am Kunkel Plaza on Front Street at the bottom of State Street | 10:00 am Worship – Matt Drumheller Preaching

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