Around the church for June 15, 2022

310 N. 3rd. Street, Harrisburg, PA  17101 | (717) 238-9304

A Special upcoming 3rd in the Burg
Last month’s Third in the Burg open house was the best attended in a long time!  Kevin Neidig drew quite a crowd as he entertained with his guitar and wonderful singing voice in the outdoor courtyard.  Kevin has agreed to join us again this Friday, June 17, at 7:00 pm for a repeat performance.  If you missed him last month, come on out and listen!

Also, the children who participated in Artsfest at our Kidsfest activity have been invited to 3rd in the Burg to view the framed mural made by some of the children during the event.  The photo it was based on and some progressive photos are above.  Come out this Friday to see the completed masterpiece!!

Stevi and Alicelyn would again like to thank Pam Bauer, Amy Molina, Jeff Sharp, Emma Sharp, Sue Wilson, Sharon Williams, Laura and Steve Messner, Jane Hess, Angela Salvadia, Sarah Pearce, Greg Lane, Jenn Gardner, Audrey Light, Barb Neff, David Colstock, Rick Sleber and a  student, Wyeth Bomgartner, from CASA who gave of their time to help at ArtsFest.  We also want to thank our   parishioners  who donated supplies for this event, especially  Marna Holt who made more than 400 origami dragonflies for our young artists.  We couldn’t have done it without all of you!”

SHOW THE LOVE to DDB during June’s Giving Barrel. 
You can go to their website at and click on the orange Amazon Wish List link at the top.  You’ll see a text list of things they need as well as a direct link to their Amazon Wish List at the bottom of that page.  Here’s a short list for those who don’t have or want the online option:

insect repellent — ’tis the season!  The list has both 6 oz. pumps and 4 oz. sprays
backpacks — student style with wide, sturdy straps
men’s boxer briefs — M-XL
men’s undergarment T-shirts — 100% cotton, moisture-wicking
tarp — heavy-duty 6×8 or 8×10
batteries — AAA, AA, C
pre-packaged, single-serving snacks (granola bars, cookies, energy bars, nuts, dried fruit)

50 Year Member Recognition
Just a quick reminder that on Sunday, June 26, during morning worship, we will honor our members who have continuously been a part of Pine street for the last 50 years.  Please join us in thanking them for their dedicated membership and service!
A Note From The Presbytery
The Presbytery of Carlisle seeks applicants for the new full-time position of Presbytery Leader for Governance and Congregational Leadership. This position serves alongside the Interim Executive Presbyter (and successor) and encompasses the role of the Stated Clerk along with responsibilities for cultivating new leadership models for the faithful, vital and sustainable witness of our congregations.

Serving Central Pennsylvania, the presbytery’s 42 congregations reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of the region. In contexts ranging from farmlands, to neighborhoods, to villages and cities, these congregations wonder how to reach younger and unchurched neighbors and how to heed Christ’s call to address the crises facing our world today.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the presbytery had begun to engage in learning about the adaptive challenges faced by all churches in a cultural landscape that has changed. With the pandemic, churches made significant pivots, especially with the use of technology. Now, many of our churches reflect the norm across the PCUSA, with membership less than 100. Over half are in pastoral transition. We are positioned for leadership that lifts up creative models for a sustainable future, coaches pastors and Sessions for courageous experimentation, and cultivates new leaders for today’s opportunities, challenges and realities.

The Presbytery Leader for Governance and Congregational Leadership may be a Minister of Word and Sacrament or Ruling Elder of the PCUSA. Working with a coaching framework, this leader will bring curiosity, excellent listening skills, patience, and creativity to consultations with congregations, Sessions and pastors.  Qualifications also include strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and competence in the use of technology for communication and reporting. Not so much an ‘expert’ but an informed interpreter and guide, this leader will bring a strong working knowledge of the Book of Order and Roberts Rules of Order to lead with flexibility for ever-changing conditions, in alignment with the values and principles of our polity.

The Presbytery of Carlisle affirms its commitment to reflect the rich diversity of humanity in our life, governance and practices of employment. Interested applicants may send a letter of interest along with Personal Information Form or resume summarizing skills, experience and qualifications to [email protected]  Preferred application deadline is July 15, however the committee will continue receiving applications until the position is filled. A position description is found here

We ask for your prayers, that the outcome of this search will bring a Presbytery Leader for Governance and Congregational Leadership whose gifts will support the vitality and sustainability of the congregations of our presbytery.

Nancy Conklin (Camp Hill), Gene Gordon (Capital), Greg Harris (Derry),
Denise Lockwood, (Lower Marsh Creek), Roz Presby (CRE, at large),
Cheryl Galan (Interim Executive Presbyter), Staff Resource
Presbytery Leader for Governance and Congregational Leadership Search Team

Note: For the summer months (June, July, August) the church will open at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings.
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, June 17 — 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 3rd in The Burg art gallery open with community Artsfest project on display | Kevin Neidig singing/playing 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Sunday, June 19 — Second Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am Worship — Matt Drumheller Preaching
Sunday, June 26 — Third Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am Worship — Matt Drumheller Preaching | 50 Year member recognition
Thursday, June 30 — 1:00 pm Presbyterian Apartments Ice Cream Bingo Social
Sunday, July 3 — Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am Worship —Lucy Bowerman Preaching
Sunday, July 10 — Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am Worship — Matt Drumheller Preaching
Friday, July 15 — 6:00 pm 3rd in the Burg
Sunday, July 17 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 10:00 am Worship — Matt Drumheller Preaching