Around the Church for May 10, 2023

May Giving Barrel Reminder
This is a reminder about this month’s Giving Barrel for the Ukranian refugees. Here is the needs list again. If you have larger items or a large volume of smaller items, please call or text Chris Filipovich at 717-503-0519, or email her at [email protected]. THANK YOU!

Toiletries, personal hygiene items, household cleaners
Diapers, baby cribs, strollers
Food preparation utensils, cooking ware, tea maker pots, cutlery
Plates, bowls, glasses, napkins, toilet papers
Small children’s toys (boys and girls), outdoor toys (bikes, scooters)
Dishwashing liquids, powder laundry detergent
Rug, carpet, yarn
Salt, sugar, flour, rice, black pepper, green tea
Cooking oil
Small kitchen appliances (toaster, microwave, coffee maker)
Sofa, table, coffee table, chairs, computer table
Bed covers, bed sheets, pillows, and mattresses of any size

Matt Away for Continuing Education
Matt will be out of the office from May 15 to May 19 for the annual Festival of Homiletics. He will still be available by email to respond to any pastoral needs that may arise.

Update on Glory to God Hymnals
Thank you to those who participated in fundraising to purchase Glory to God hymnals for worship at Pine Street. We had a wonderful response to the campaign! 217 hymnals were ordered, and bookplates are being placed on the front covers of those to which there were dedications.

Unfortunately, as with most things, the cost of the hymnal increased in January, impacting the total number of hymnals purchased. At this point, we have enough hymnals to fill the pews in the nave sparsely. We need additional hymnals to complete the nave and the chapel and balcony. Therefore, we will continue the hymnal campaign for a few more weeks for those who are able to contribute. Hymnal order forms will be available in the Gathering Place.

We are also excited to announce that we will begin to use the Glory to God hymnals on Sunday, June 4, when they will be dedicated during the Worship Service.

If you have questions, you can contact the church office.

Thank you.
Worship Committee

Day of Pentecost-Help Needed
If you are available on Sunday, May 28, and can speak a short sentence in another language, please email Joseph Garrison at [email protected].

Sunday, May 21, at 11:30 am, Kenneth Hays and Barbara Neff will present the second installment of Pine Street’s Lunch and Learn series. The topic will be Pine Street architecture. Lunch is included and all are welcome. A signup sheet is available at the Welcome Center. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the meal.

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, May 14 — Sixth Sunday of Easter —8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching
Sunday, May 21 — Seventh Sunday of Easter — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Matt Drumheller Preaching followed by annual congregational meeting | 11:30 am Lunch and Learn, Fellowship Hall, in person, led by Ken Hays and Barbara Neff | 5:00 pm Antonio Centenera Senior Piano Recital to benefit Carlisle Area Family Life Center
Sunday, May 28 — Pentecost — 8:45 am Sunday School — 9:00 am Café conversations and Bible Study — 10:00 am Worship, Rev. Lucy Bowerman Preaching
Monday, May 29 — Memorial Day Holiday, church offices closed