Around the Church for March 15, 2023

Camp Curtin Delivery Was A Wide Load!
This was in thanks, once again, to the generosity of our church. The car was packed and barely had room for Pastor Matt to ride along. The bounty of nutritious snacks ranged from raisins, popcorn, and granola bars to pop tarts, pretzels, crackers, and fruit cups. Gia Johnson reported kids and staff alike were very happy with our delivery. Thank you, Pine Street for your support with this mission.
Of note: Mission Committee is also working with the school in setting up a parental support room where parents can meet to discuss their children and issues they may be dealing with. More information about this room will be included in later editions of this newsletter.
Breads to Our Neighbor
DDB welcomed and was pleased to receive our leftover Christmas bread loaves that were housed in the church freezer. Kitchen staff reported they were served at breakfast and lunch to clients who enjoyed the bread slices with their meals, and the leftovers which were handed out as snacks for later.

Wow, What a time at Camp Hebron!
33 Terrific women came together in fellowship and praise for God’s creation. Kudos to Nancy Reinert for presenting a wonderful and thought-provoking program! The Women’s Retreat Committee thanks all for making this past weekend a tremendous success. Save the date for next year! March 8, 9, and 10.

Elders on Call

Matt will be away March 16-20. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Sally Songy or Elyse Rogers using the contact information in the church directory.

Request for Camp Curtin Academy
Brother/sister, can you spare a magazine? Or children’s/young adult books? We’re looking to supply the new Camp Curtin Parents Center with some reading material. Any kind of magazine (used is fine) as well as children’s/young adult books. This will also be an ongoing collection, like the plastic bags and bottle caps, and will help make the Parents Center a welcoming, useful space.

Making our Community Shine
Save the Date! Saturday April 22 from 8:00 to 11:00 is the 11th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup! There are three sites: Allison Hill, Midtown, and Uptown. Since Midtown is closest to the church, that will be our focus. Free t-shirts will be given to volunteers on a first come, first served basis. You will get garbage bags and a grabber (like is used to get things from a high shelf). Audrey Light worked on Allison Hill last year and really enjoyed it! Let’s get a group together this year and enjoy each other’s company while helping make Harrisburg beautiful! A signup sheet is at the Welcome Center.

Easter Lily Orders
Order forms for Easter lilies will be available in the bulletin this Sunday through Sunday, March 26. Orders may be dropped off with payment in the box at the Welcome Center or mailed to the church office. Lilies are $12 each this year. Orders must be dropped off by Friday, March 31.

Giving Barrel Reminder
This Sunday and next, the Giving Barrel is receiving two items – tooth brushes (individually wrapped), and wash cloths. These items are needed in quantity for the Care Kits, also called Hygiene Kits, which are included with the many emergency projects of Mission Central, both locally and abroad. A group of Pine Streeters will help to assemble the Care Kits in April.

Pine Street Book Club
We will meet via Zoom on Sunday, March 19 at 7 PM. Sarah Pearce will review The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen. All are welcome.

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Lenten Adult Forum Series
This Evening 7:30 pm via Zoom

We are continuing our journey into the wilderness. This week’s forum will be entitled Connection in the Wilderness.

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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
Wednesday, March 15 — 7:30 pm Adult Forum via Zoom — Connection in the Wilderness, led by Rev. Kelly Wiant
Friday, March 17 — 6:30 pm 3rd in the Burg — Gallery open
Sunday, March 19 — Fourth Sunday in Lent —8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Donald Potter Preaching
Wednesday, March 22 — 7:30 pm Adult Forum via Zoom — Rest in the Wilderness, led by Rev. Kelly Wiant
Saturday, March 25 — 11:00 am Michael Shoemaker Funeral Service
Sunday, March 26 — Fifth Sunday in Lent —8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Wednesday, March 29 — 7:30 pm Adult Forum via Zoom — Mourning in the Wilderness, led by Rev. Kelly Wiant
Sunday, April 2 — Palm Sunday — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Thursday, April 6 — 7:30 pm Maundy Thursday worship service in person and online
Friday, April 7 — 7:30 pm Good Friday worship service in person and online