August 17, 2022

Summer Choir Sings This Sunday!
Do you enjoy singing but can’t commit to weekly choir rehearsals? Join us this Sunday morning for Summer Choir. The music will be easy, so come and join us at 9:15 in the choir room.

Adult Forum for August
On Sunday, August 21, Adult Forum, “Nationally, Why is Church Membership Declining?”, will be led by Lee Barrett as a stand-alone forum on this crucial and timely topic.
This forum will be presented at 8:45 am in Fellowship Hall and also on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 893 2903 0010
Passcode: 885645

On Sunday, August, 28, Dr. Phuong, Executive Director of the International Services Center, will be joining us for a forum entitled “In a New Land: A Conversation about Resettlement and New Neighbors.” By his request, this forum will be held in person only. Please join us in Fellowship Hall from 8:45 am to 9:45 am.

Blessing of the Backpacks
A great outpouring of backpacks and school supplies were received during July for the Joshua House Ministry. They will be blessed This Sunday along with the backpacks of our school children. Kids, please bring your backpacks to church with you for the blessing during morning worship. Grownups, if you would like to bring your work bags, those can be blessed as well!

August Giving Barrel
Each month Pine Street’s Giving Barrel aims to offer church members and friends the opportunity to demonstrate love for each other. This ongoing mission activity reminds us of God’s call to “carry each other’s burdens.” (Galatians 6:2) The response from Pine Street members has been wonderful, and the Extending God’s Love team thanks everyone for their support!
August’s Giving Barrel project is well underway with a team of church members gathering ingredients for a meal that will be delivered to Bethesda Mission Women and Children’s shelter residents. Some team members will prepare desserts at their homes and bring the items to church. The remaining dishes will be prepared with all team members cooking together in Pine Street’s kitchen while enjoying the fellowship one experience’s when working with others. The lunch will be delivered to the Shelter on August 29.

There is still time to participate in this project by donating and placing gently used children’s books in the Giving Barrel by Sunday, August 28. The books, delivered along with the meal, will help build the Shelter’s library and will be shared with children residing with their mothers.

To Benefit Downtown Daily Bread
Plants + Pints returns to Strawberry Square at 306 Market Street in Harrisburg on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from 1 to 4 pm.
Plants + Pints (formerly Harrisburg VeggieFest) is a family-friendly community event highlighting local vegetarian and vegan vendors, craft beverages, and other plant-based products. This year, one of the event’s beneficiaries is our own neighbor, Downtown Daily Bread. Come out and enjoy a pint, learn about self-sufficiency and veganism, and support a worthy cause.

New Address for Jackie Young
Jackie has moved into the Homeland Center assisted living facility. Her new address is:
Suite 2-N-2 Homeland Center
1901 North 5th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

COMING SOON! – The 2022-2023 MAPS Concert Schedule
And here’s a way you can be part of it. The events will feature 3 Happy Hour music presentations and two gala events. The MAPS Committee is looking for individuals who would like to support a Happy Hour event where they would host and arrange for the food and beverages to be served. This portion of the evening is over when the music begins, and the evening of entertainment is ready to be enjoyed! The dates for the MAPS Happy Hours are Friday, September 30th at 7:00 PM, Friday, November 18th at 7:00 PM, and Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM. If you have any questions and would like to schedule to host a Happy Hour, please get in touch with Alicelyn Sleber.
Stay tuned for the full MAPS concert schedule coming out soon.

Fall is almost upon us!
It is time to start thinking about back to school and this means Sunday School too! Rally Day is scheduled for September 11. We will be having an indoor picnic again this year. There is be a signup sheet at the welcome center. Please indicate how many people will be coming so we can be sure to have enough food and seating! We will also be celebrating Rev. Heather Sigler’s re-retirement on Rally day!

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, August 19 — 6:00 pm-9:00 pm — 3rd in the Burg
Sunday, August 21— Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost – 8:45 am Adult Forum — 10:00 am Worship — Matthew Drumheller Preaching — Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 28 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – 8:45 am Adult Forum — In a New Land: A Conversation about Resettlement and New Neighbors — with Dr. Phuong, Exec. Director of the International Service Center | 10:00 am Worship – Matthew Drumheller Preaching
Sunday, September 4 — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – 10:00 am Worship – Matthew Drumheller Preaching
Monday, September 5 — Labor Day — Church offices closed
Sunday, September 11 — Rally Day —Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – 8:45 am Children’s Sunday School | NO Adult Forum — 10:00 am Worship — Matthew Drumheller Preaching — Rally Day Indoor Picnic following worship