Around the church for July 19, 2023

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


Pride Fest 2023
Pine Street’s Engaging Our Neighbors team needs additional volunteers at the Church’s Pride fest booth on Saturday, July 29. Through our participation in this event, Pine Street is demonstrating our support of the LBGQT+ community and acting on our call of being a welcoming church. Similar to  our involvement last year, we will once again share colorful origami art and information about our church with all who stop at our booth.  This year, we will also invite visitors to complete a prayer request card so our congregation may pray for them and/or their loved ones.  Please sign up to help with this event at the Gathering area desk.  Thank you!

Sunday July 23rd Lunch
Please join us for lunch at the Bonefish Grill on Gettysburg Rd. this Sunday July 23rd after church. Please RSVP to Betty Rader no later than Thursday July 20th. You may text or call in your RSVP at 717-579-1766

3rd in the Burg
Come on out to 3rd in the Burg on Friday July 21st from 6:00-8:30pm. At Pine Street Presbyterian there will be the photography by Steve Bootay and Evan Wilson.

Volunteers Needed
Krystle will be out of the office traveling with her mom to South Africa from July 28th-Aug 10th. We are looking for a few folks to fill in at the front office. Dates needed are as follows:
July 28th-8:00-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
July 31st- 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 1st-12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 2nd- 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 3rd- 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 4th-8:00-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 8th-8:00-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Aug 10th- 12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Please contact Krystle if you would like to schedule a shift or shifts.
email: [email protected] OR phone 717-238-9304

Elders on Call Matt will be away for the next two weeks spending time at the beach with his family. While he is gone, please reach out to one of our elders on call with any pastoral emergencies that may arise. You can find their contact information in the church directory.

July 24 – July 28: Beth Alwine and Elyse Rogers
July  30: Elyse Rogers
July 31 – August 4: Audrey Light and Elyse Rogers
August 5: Audrey Light


July Giving Barrel

Camp Curtain will be the recipient of our July Giving Barrel. Please help us support this mission partner this summer.

While many of us don’t want to think about fall being our next season, along with it is the start of school for many.  Camp Curtin Academy which has been  our mission in Harrisburg School District will be opening its doors in August for the new school year. Our Mission Committee has again decided to support the students by  donating new school uniforms.  We’re starting earlier this year so we can deliver the clothes at the beginning of the school year.  We thank you in advance for helping us fulfill this need.  What child doesn’t like something new to wear at the start of school?

The specifics of the uniforms are much the same with solid colored 3-button polo shirts and khaki material long pants. We were told by social worker Gia Johnson that the “kids” prefer short sleeved shirts.
Girl sizes for shirts and pants are 10/12, 12/14, 16/18.  Junior girl sizes for pants are 2, 5, 8, 10. Shirt sizes are Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.
Boy sizes for pants are 14/16 and 18/20.  Shirt sizes are Medium, Extra Large and a few 2X Large.

If anyone has any questions, would like help with their shopping or wants to  make a donation, please contact Alicelyn Sleber.
Again, thank you for your help to “fill our Barrel”.

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

Sunday, July 16 -7th Sunday after Pentecost- 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Sunday, July 23 — 8th Sunday after Pentecost – 10:00 am Worship, Rev Kevin Long Preaching