Around the Church for March 29, 2023

April Giving Barrel Opportunity
Throughout April, we will support the nonprofit organization, The Urban Regenerative Farm, Inc., run by Kerry MacDearmid, our Office Administrator.

TURF, Inc. is a community service organization that seeks to develop community gardens throughout Harrisburg in order to grow food for the community and teach residents how to provide for themselves. Last year, Kerry and her organization designed and installed the Giant Bleacher Garden at the old Bishop McDevitt High School and donated over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to the community. This year they have projects planned for the Boys & Girls club of Harrisburg locations on Berryhill Street and Hall Manor, the community center on Walnut Street, and the new green space on Swatara Street.

A List of items needed can be found on the organization website:
A contribution form and box for monetary donations can be found at the welcome center.
Items which can be placed in or near the giving barrel include hand tools (rakes, shovels, weeders, trowels, 5-gallon buckets, etc.), gardening gloves for adults and children, and notebooks to be used as field journals.
Larger items such as lumber and soil can be donated by coordinating a drop-off with Kerry by emailing her at [email protected].

Welcome Janiya Lynn Bransford!
Congratulations to Corrie Lingenfelter, Executive Director of DDB. She delivered a healthy baby girl on Saturday, March 25. Janiya was 8 pounds 13 oz and 21 in long. Mom, baby, and family are doing very well.

Lenten Adult Forum Series
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm via Zoom
We are continuing our journey into the wilderness. This week’s forum will be entitled Mourning in the Wilderness.

The zoom link for all forums is:

Meeting ID: 893 2903 0010
Passcode: 885645
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,89329030010#,,,,*885645# US (New York)
+16469313860,,89329030010#,,,,*885645# US

Dial by your location
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Holy Week Schedule
Monday-Thursday, April 2-6 — 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Chapel open for prayer and meditation
Thursday, April 6 — 7:30 pm, Maundy Thursday service in person and online
Friday, April 7 — 12:00 pm, Cross Walk starting at Grace United Methodist Church | 7:30 pm, Good Friday service in person and online
Sunday, April 9 — 6:30 am Sunrise Service at Kunkel Plaza, Front Street | 10:00 am Easter Worship in person and online

2023 Cross Walk-Friday, April 7
We will be joining with St. Stephens Episcopal Church and Grace United Methodist Church for a noontime stations-of-the-cross walk. If you would like to walk with us, please meet at the Grace United Methodist Church at 216 State Street by 11:45 am.

NEW! Adult Forum Series
Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm via Zoom
Good Neighbors: Engaging a diverse community as the church. Facilitator Dr. Susan McLaughlin

Cultural differences can (and should!) be utilized as a resource to engage, strengthen, and grow diverse church communities. Discover what’s next after building relationships and move beyond being’
“culturally responsive.” The culturally engaging framework- which mirrors Christ’s teachings-emerged from Dr. McLaughlin’s dissertation and won the Mensa Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement in 2017.

Wed April 12 : Session 1: Learning to talk about Diversity and Inclusion more comfortably.
Wed April 19 : Session 2: Taking a look at ourselves as a community. What message are we trying to send? What message are we sending? Do they match?
Wed April 26 : Session 3: Conversations about challenge and change.

Please join us by ZOOM for this series. Wed Evenings 7:30 pm- 8:30 pm. All are Welcome!

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 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
Monday-Thursday, April 3-6 — 11:30 am-1:00 pm Chapel open for quiet reflection and Prayer
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
Sunday, April 9 — Easter Sunday — 6:30 am Sunrise Service at Kunkle Plaza — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Tuesday, April 11 — 7:00 pm MAPS concert — International concert organist, Lorento Aramendi