Around the Church for February 17, 2021

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Experience Prayer in Lent

Lent is a wonderful season to focus on prayer and the renewal of our spiritual lives. Beginning on Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m., we begin a series of four classes specifically focusing on prayer, the Celtic tradition, and the labyrinth as a tool for prayer and meditation. Our teacher is the Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert, a United Methodist minister and a master teacher with Veriditas (www.veriditas.org), a ministry “dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.” More information will be forthcoming. Mark your calendars for Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24.

A blue plate full of fresh fruit

Join Us Online for a Virtual Lenten Brunch

One of Pine Street’s great traditions is the Lenten Breakfast on the first Sunday of the season of Lent. (Many thanks to Sue and Mike Hogarth for great cooking over the years at these breakfasts!) Unfortunately, the pandemic has eliminated an actual on-site breakfast, but there’s no reason why we can’t gather on-line for a brunch. So, on Sunday, February 21, everyone is invited to the On-line Lenten Brunch at 11:15 a.m. It’s the same time we use for Coffee Connect, but instead of just coffee, bring your own favorite dish to your screen, and plan on having a brunch with your fellow church members and guests on-line.

Our Parish Associate, the Rev. Heather Sigler, will share a brief devotional, and then we eat and talk in the comfort of our homes. The link below will take you to the on-line breakfast on that day. Let’s begin Lent with a great time of fellowship!

Virtual Lenten Brunch

Adult Forums

To join any of the adult forums, click on the link below.

February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21 – The Sermon on the Mount
New Testament scholar, Dr. Meg Ramey, will lead us in this study of “The Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5-7, the most famous of all of Jesus’ speeches. In three chapters, Jesus teaches us how to live in God’s kingdom, a realm that requires practicing a “greater righteousness” of loving kindness towards God and our neighbors. Join us for this five-week study as we meditate on what’s been called the “Torah of Jesus” and discuss how we may apply it in our worship and communal lives today.

Adult Forums

Stewardship

Heartfelt thanks to all who have submitted pledges for 2021!  We have received pledges amounting to 88% of the amount budgeted for pledge income, but as of the end of January, we are still nearly $55,000 short of our projection.  We recognize that it can be hard to think about sharing more during such stressful and uncertain times, but we are asking that we all consider increasing our financial commitment to the ongoing worship and mission of Pine Street.  We pray that we all come out of this safely and soon and look forward to once again sharing fellowship in person!

The Dutch House book cover

Pine Street Book Club, Sunday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Pine Street Book Club will meet via Zoom on Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Estelle Hartranft will review The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. All are welcome!

A link to the Zoom meeting is below.

Book Club

Remember in Prayer

  • Bonnie Dixon
  • David Freet
  • Chris Filipovich, recuperating at home

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