Around the Church for February 15, 2023

Pine Street Book Club
The Pine Street Book Club will meet on Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Pam Bauer will review The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. All are welcome.

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Passcode: 295187
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Card Shower
Jay Stahl has not been able to come to church lately and will be celebrating his 80th birthday on March 4th. Jay has been a faithful attender at church and a loyal member of our Communion Prep Team. If you would like to send him a birthday card or note, his address is listed below. His Team members indicated that he enjoys hearing from church members and is hoping to come to church on March 5th.

Matt will be out of town through Saturday, February 18. If you have an immediate need, please call either Jane Hess or Nathan Garman. Their contact information can be found in the church directory or by calling the church office.

Summer Camping Informational Meeting
For 60 years, Krislund Camp and Retreat Center, has provided young people an opportunity to Encounter God, Build Relationships, and Experience Creation during the summer months. Krislund, as folks like to refer to it, also carries out the above mission during the Spring and Fall retreat calendar. On Sunday, March 5, after worship, beginning at 11:30 AM, you are invited to hear about what Krislund has been doing and will be doing this summer. All are welcome.
In our congregation are former campers, parents, and grandparents who have personally experienced the joy and spiritual growth when attending “church camp.” Our desire is to make it possible for current Pine Streeters to attend camp by providing information on the summer camping experience. The current Camp Director, Joshua Boyd, will be here in person to talk about summer camp opportunities. If you have any questions about Krislund, please contact Marty Gruver. He will be more than happy to talk with you about camp.

Lenten Breakfast Signup
This Sunday is your last chance to sign up for our annual Lenten breakfast, which 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 segue into the Lenten season.

Adult Forum
Join us at 11:30 am this Sunday Morning for our last Adult Forum of February.

Rev Nancy Reinert and Debbie Hough, DCE of Derry Presbyterian Church, will be sharing their experience with Friends of PEB (Presbyterian Education Board) in Pakistan.

Friends of PEB is dedicated to providing education to the poorest of the poor children in Pakistan by helping to support 25 quality schools that provide Christian and Muslim students a “safe place” to learn in harmony. (Fellowship Hall hybrid).

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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: 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
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, DCE
Wednesday, February 22 — Ash Wednesday — 7:30 pm worship service in person and online
Sunday, February 26 — First Sunday in Lent — 8:45 Lenten Breakfast in Fellowship Hall — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching | NO Sunday School — NO Adult Forum
Wednesday, March 1 — 7:30 pm Adult Forum via Zoom — led by Kelly Wyant