3rd in the Burg is back!!
On Friday, January 20, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, we will host our first 3rd in the Burg of 2023. Two new artists, Jamie Fahnestock and Charles Nastav, have installed artwork in the gathering place and Kevin Neidig will be here from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm with his guitar and songs. Plan to come out, meet the artists, and take part in our opening reception.
NOTE: There will be a congregational meeting THIS SUNDAY after worship to discuss the 2023 budget, our stewardship campaign, and the initial offering. Please plan to stay for this important meeting.
Matt will be out of town this week from Wednesday, January 18 to Saturday, January 21. While he is gone, Sally Songy and Becky Cotich will serve as Elders-on-Call. If there are emergency pastoral care needs that arise in this time frame, please direct them to Sally and Becky using the contact information found in the church directory.
A Thank You from DDB
Dear members and friends of Pine Street,
I wanted to personally thank you all for your giving in the month of with the giving barrel for our mission here at Downtown Daily Bread. It has also been amazing to have you over volunteering for meals as well. Our clients very much appreciated all the great items we were able to give out to them during this winter weather. The DDB staff and I are very thankful to have such a wonderful neighbor in you all! Thank you again!
Corrie Lingenfelter, Interim Executive Director
Looking for more ways to give? Pine Street had agreed to serve lunch at DDB on the 4th Monday of each month. Please sign up at the Welcome desk if you are interested in helping out!
Women’s Retreat 2023
It is time to start getting excited about the women’s retreat! There is a signup sheet at the welcome center, and brochures are available. This year’s theme is “God, The Master Gardener.” Deposits are due by February 5.
January’s Giving Barrel
Thank you to everyone who has donated food for the Ecumenical Food Pantry. So far, we have delivered quite a load! This Giving Barrel mission activity will continue for two more Sundays if you would still like to participate. The most desired non-perishable foods include:
Canned: Fruits, beans, meats (tuna, stew, etc.), peanut butter, soups, pasta sauce, tomatoes, vegetables, and baby food.
Packaged Items: Cereal, crackers, macaroni & cheese, powdered milk, puddings/Jello, ramen noodles, rice, pasta, and baby formula.
Other Appreciated Items: Coffee, pancake and cake mixes, other non-food items, personal care items including – soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.
For more, please contact a mission team member. Thank you!
Join us this Sunday, January 22, as our minister of music and worship, Joseph Garrison, presents a forum entitled “Music in and as Worship” Meet in the choir room at 11:30 am. This forum is in-person only.
Updates from the Pastoral Nominating Committee
January 18, 2023
The Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) reached an important milestone in its work toward calling a new pastor at Pine Street. Last week, Pine Street’s Ministry Information Form (MIF) was approved by the Presbytery’s Commission on Ministry. The MIF provides prospective pastors with information about our church’s mission and important qualities of a pastor to lead us into the future. Approval of the MIF opens the door for us to post it on the PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection, the search tool used by Presbyterian Churches and pastors across the country.
If you have any questions about the Pastoral Nominating Committee, please do not hesitate to contact David Colestock at [email protected] or 717-645-6174.
Please continue to keep the Pastoral Nominating Committee in your prayers as we continue this journey toward new pastoral leadership at Pine Street.
David Colestock, PNC Chair
Amy Chick, PNC Vice Chair
Pastor Search Process Checklist
1. Interim Pastor called.
2. The Presbytery’s COM approves the formation of the PNC.
3. The Nominating Committee selects a PNC which is approved by the congregation.
4. A COM Liaison conducts orientation/training of the PNC.
5. The PNC creates a MIF.
6. The MIF is approved by the Session of the church and the COM to determine that it accurately reflects who the congregation is and the nature of the call.
7. The MIF is posted on the PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection.
8. The PNC reviews and interviews potential candidates. The COM meets with the candidates to determine if their skills and the church’s needs “fit.”
9. The PNC selects a final candidate and extends a call.
10. The PNC works with the Session to set a congregational meeting to vote on their recommendation.
11. The congregation votes on the candidate.
12. The new pastor is installed.
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
Friday, January 20 — 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm 3rd in the Burg — Music with Kevin Neidig, singer/songwriter/guitarist, and artwork by Jamie Fahnestock and Charles Nastav.
Sunday, January 22 — 3rd Sunday after Epiphany — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching — Congregational meeting after worship | 11:30 am Adult Forum in person and via Zoom — Joseph Garrison, moderator
Sunday, January 29 — 4th Sunday after Epiphany/Initial Offering Sunday — 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 — Kevin Long, moderator | 4:00 pm MAPS concert, New York Polyphony