Around the church for August 30, 2023

Café Conversations

Sunday September 3 9am in the Fellowship Hall.

Sunday September 3 Lunch

Please join us for lunch after church at Graystone Brew Haus, 303 Golf Club Ave
Dillsburg, PA. Please RSVP to Betty Rader no later than Thursday, August 31st

Rally Day and Potluck Lunch

Join us after worship Sunday Sept 10th .  Bring a dish to share as we celebrate a new season of Education. Opportunities to learn and grow in our faith are plentiful. The church will be providing BBQ Sliders and Beverages .
Please sign up at The Welcome Center, or sign up by email to [email protected]  or by calling the church office 717-238-9304. By Sun Sept 3rd.

 Thriving Together: Congregations for Racial Justice presents a Conversation with Robert P. Jones, the award-winning author of White too Long and The Death of White Christian America

Free and Open to the Public September 9, 7:00 pm
Wesley Union AME Zion Church
2219 N. 5th St., Harrisburg

 WoofStock Sign ups

 Join us at PSPC’s booth at WoofStock to provide pet blessings!
Like our involvement last year, our booth will provide information about our church and share beautiful origami miniature art with visitors. Please sign up to help at the Welcome Center.

Our MAPS 2023-2024 Concert Series is all set. You’ll receive a letter and the brochure with concert descriptions toward the end of August. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for the following dates. It’s going to be a great series!

September 24th  Svyati Duo – 4:00 pm
October 29th  Organist Eric Plutz – 4:00 pm
December 10th Lessons and Carols – 4:00 pm
March 10th John Stoudt, trumpet, and Joseph Garrison, organ – 4:00 pm
April 14th  Pine Street Chancel Choir Concert – 4:00 pm
May 5th Nathan Laube, organ – 4:00 pm
May 12th Messiah University Concert Choir – 4:00 pm

September Giving Barrel

Harrisburg Area Food Pantry (HAFP)

HAFP is the new name for the 51-year-old agency, the Ecumenical Food Pantry, of which is a past recipient of Pine Street’s Mission Barrel donations.   Recently, our mission team asked the HAFP if there were any items which their clients are in dire need. This  month’s Giving Barrel request is for three of these items – toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels.
For more information, please contact a mission team member. Your participation with this project is greatly appreciated!

Fall is Coming!

Our first adult Forum for this year will be on Sept 17 11:30 am led by
Lee Barrett:

Revitalizing the Faith through Reclaiming Wisdom from Kierkegaard:
In our time together we will explore some of the more unconventional ways in which Christianity can be revitalized. To do this we will look thought the lends of the maverick Danish thinking Soren Kierkegaard, whose writings continue to challenge and unsettle the church. We will take a look at his unusual life, his context, and his thoughts in order to discern bits of wisdom that may be helpful to our current religious environment.
Lee C. Barrett is the Henry and Mary Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Before this he taught at what is now Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. He is the author of several books and articles on the thought of Soren Kierkegaard and also on Reformed theology and popular culture. In his spare time Lee enjoys oil painting.

It takes a village…

Or in this case, a loving church who cares about their commitment to Camp Curtin Academy.  Last week the backpack and school supply donations were blessed in our sanctuary by Pastor Drumhellar who prayed for the teachers, as well as the children who will be receiving the backpacks. For those of you who viewed the school donations in our sanctuary, there were 70 plus backpacks and an abundance of notebooks, binders, paper, pens, pencils, sharpeners, hand sanitizers, erasers, glue sticks and other school supplies.  The Mission Committee will be delivering 34 pairs of khaki pants and 79 polo shirts, school supplies, musical instruments and a laptop.  If you remember, the laptop was a request from last year for the Parent Center.
Gia Johnson, school social worker, asked for the delayed delivery so teachers have an opportunity to meet and get to know the individual needs of their students.
Thank you all for your generous giving!!!

Dates for your Calendar

Sunday, September 3 -14th Sunday after Pentecost- 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Monday, Sept 4- Labor Day Holiday- office closed
Sunday, September 10 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost – 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Sunday, Sept 10– Rally Day and potluck lunch 11:30 am
Sun, Sept 17– Woofstock 11 am- 5 pm at Riverfront Park