Welcome to our New Facilities Manager!
Hi, my name is Michael Waldvogel, I am a Christian and servant for Christ through and through. I grew up in New York City and lived there until my early twenties, when I moved to Pennsylvania. My wife and I have been married for five years, and each year I’ve grown to love her more and more. I have four siblings, so I’m a little competitive, but I feel God calling me to do his work with the skills and tools he’s blessed me with.
Michael will be starting his new job as our facilities manager on February 7th.
A thank-you to our
Fellowship Time Contributors
Our Sunday Fellowship time continues to be well attended and enjoyed by members and visitors. It serves as a comfortable venue we can invite visitors to AND they can get to know our church on a social level. During this time, we can also stop to visit with each other prior to attending the Adult Education Forums occurring after church.
A special thank you to our contributors for October, November, December, and January: Deanna and Devona Van Nest, Lisa Milletics, Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan, Linda McKillop, Barbara Neff, Deanne Sharp, Ivan Zook, and Bill Mader.
Please note: there is a new signup for fellowship time donations posted for the coming months. And remember, Oreos, animal crackers, ginger snaps, and vanilla wafers are favorites for many! Home-baked is not a prerequisite for donations.
Lenten Breakfast Signup
Our annual Lenten breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 26, at 8:45 am in Fellowship Hall. There is a signup sheet at the welcome desk. The Hogarths will be gracing us again this year with a delicious breakfast as a segway into the Lenten season.
February’s Giving Opportunity
February’s Giving Barrel highlights Camp Curtin Academy, with whom we are continuing to build an ongoing relationship. Social worker Gia Johnson reports that students who received gifts from our Giving Tree were beyond thrilled! The beautifully wrapped gifts were delivered to the school prior to their holiday break.
The Mission Committee is requesting donations of individual sizes of snacks and personal-sized hand sanitizers for the students at Camp Curtin. The snacks will be used for student after-school programs and support other incentive-based activities.
Mrs. Johnson asked that the small snacks not be candy or contain any nuts. Suggestions were pretzels, sandwich crackers, pop tarts, rice crispy treats, raisins, and small-sized cracker packets. These donations will support the school with its ongoing food insecurity and healthy living issues. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our church’s Giving Barrel!
Update on handrails for the Chancel steps
Thank you to those church members who have supported this project with generous monetary donations. We have now covered the cost of the new handrails.
Women’s Retreat 2023
This year’s theme is “God, The Master Gardener.” Deposits are due this Sunday. A table will be set up in the Gathering Place so you can drop off your registration cards and payment. Please call Marna Holt or the church office with any questions or if you know of someone who would like to go but cannot afford it.
Join us at 11:30 am on Sunday Mornings for Adult Forum throughout February.
February 5: Dr. Mike Cosby: Parables: Luke 14: Don’t Invite your Friends to Dinner! (Fellowship Hall hybrid)
February 12: Dr. Mike Cosby: Parables: Luke 15: Turning Expectations Upside Down! (Fellowship Hall hybrid)
February 19: Rev Nancy Reinert and Debbie Hough: Presbyterian Education Board ministering in Pakistan. (Fellowship Hall hybrid).
The zoom link for all forums is:
Meeting ID: 893 2903 0010
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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:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html). 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
Sunday, February 5 — 5th Sunday after Epiphany — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching | 11:30 am Adult Forum in person and via Zoom — led by Dr. Michael Cosby
Sunday, February 12 — 6th Sunday after Epiphany — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching | 11:30 am Adult Forum in person and via Zoom — led by Dr. Michael Cosby
Friday, February 17 — 3rd in the Burg — Gallery open from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Sunday, February 19 — Transfiguration of the Lord —8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching | 11:30 am Adult Forum in person and via Zoom — led by Rev. Nancy Reinert and Debbie Hough