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4.9.20

Thurs.

  • Holy Week Prayers (Chapel) – until 1:00 p.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service – Sanctuary

4.10.20

Fri.

  • Holy Week Prayers (Chapel) – until 1:00 p.m.
  • Tenebrae Worship Service – Sanctuary

4.11.20

Sat.

  • Men’s Breakfast – Fellowship Hall
  • Set-up Lilies

4.12.20

Sun.

  • Church School – All Ages
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary

4.13.20

Mon.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

4.14.20

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting – Room 308
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Deacons Admin Meeting – Room 308
  • Deacons Meeting – Room 308

4.15.20

Wed.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

4.16.20

Thurs.

  • Choir Rehearsal

4.19.20

Sun.

  • Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall
  • Church School – All Ages
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary

4.20.20

Mon.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

4.21.20

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting – Room 308
  • Trustees Meeting
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

4.22.20

Wed.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

4.23.20

Thurs.

  • Choir Rehearsal

4.26.20

Sun.

  • Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall
  • Church School – All Ages
  • Worship – Word & Sacrament – Sanctuary

4.27.20

Mon.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Session Meeting – Fellowship Hall

4.28.20

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • Staff Meeting – Room 308
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

4.29.20

Wed.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

4.30.20

Thurs.

  • Choir Rehearsal

February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

Antisemitism: the World’s Oldest Hate Crime

Recent events show antisemitism has raised its ugly head in our society. On the first three Sunday of February, join Neil Leifert, the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, as he explains its origins. Dr. Russell Sullivan, Pastor of Pine Street, will conclude the series on February 23.

February 2 – “Overview of Antisemitism” – What are the origins of Christian and-Judaism? How id this develop into racial antisemitism in the 19th century? As we journey into the 20th century, we’ll note the significance of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the work of Henry Ford and his antisemitic publication, The International Jew.

February 9 – “The Jewish Enemy” – Nazi propaganda vilified “World Jewry” as a “clear and present danger” to German survival. What was their motive for genocide and the Holocaust?

February 16 – “Lingering Ideology” – Jewish conspiracies and the Holocaust denial abound in our world, and antisemitism masks in the guise of anti-Zionism. How can we understand these phenomena?

February 23 – “Does God Only Have One Blessing?” – Dr. Sullivan will propose that we have read the relationship between Christians and Jews incorrectly for centuries. Can we read the Christian story in a new way? How can we counteract antisemitism?

February 21

MAPS Event – Four Hand Piano Concert featuring Stacy Rodgers and Diane Wang

Recently retired from the University of Mississippi, Diane Wang and Stacy Rodgers have extensive performance careers. Countless students owe their music careers to this dynamic duo. Mr. Rodgers has performed with soprano Kallen Esperian, members of the New York Philharmonic, the University of Michigan wind faculty, violinist Scott St. John, and Rolf Smedvig, founder and the lead trumpet of the Empire Brass Quintet, and many others. In a typical year Mr. Rodgers performs more than twenty different full-length programs.

Ms. Wang, a native of the San Francisco Bay area, has an impressive record of performances on both piano and flute. She has given performances throughout the United States as well as China and Mexico, appearing as a solo recitalist and as a soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. As a collaborative pianist and flutist, she has performed regularly with several professional ensembles, including the Sara Isom Trio, The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet, and the Wang-Rodgers Piano duo.

March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2020

Happy Hour Concerts in Lent

March 4, 2020 – Pianist Anne Guenin

March 11, 2020 – Pianist Caleb Flick

March 18, 2020 – Tenor Timothy Lupia

March 25, 2020 – Organist Joseph Garrison

HORS D’ŒUVRES SERVED BEFORE AND AFTER THE CONCERTS IN THE GATHERING PLACE OF THE CHURCH. THESE CONCERTS ARE A PRESENTATION OF MUSIC AT PINE STREET (MAPS).

CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE SANCTUARY.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

March 8, March 15, March 22, and March 29, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

The Bible narrates a story of an abusive and violent world in which God’s people—and God—are involved. Two outstanding scholars will explore with us these dimensions of the biblical story.

March 8th: The Exclusivity of the Cross: Is it Good News? –
In this session we will explore traditional theories of atonement and what they say about God. Our teacher, Dr. Sharon Lynn Baker, is Professor of Theology and Religion at Messiah College. She works in the areas of atonement, peace and reconciliation, interfaith theologies, and methods of biblical interpretation. She is the author of Razing Hell and Executing God. Dr. Baker lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where her husband is Professor of Philosophy at Samford University. She has a love/hate relationship with jogging to stay in shape!

March 15th: How Art Redeems Abused Women of the Hebrew Bible: The Story of Hagar
Dr. Susanna Bede Caroselli, a retired art professor from Messiah College, will examine the biblical story of Hagar through the lens of art. Dr. Caroselli received her Ph.D. in art history from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Gregory, a religious community of the Episcopal Church.

March 22nd: How Art Redeems Abused Women of the Hebrew Bible: The Story of Jephthah
Dr. Caroselli explores the story in the book of Judges of another abused woman, Jephthah.

March 29th: The Inclusivity of the Cross: It is Good News!
Dr. Baker will explore with us an alternate theory of atonement based upon biblical texts and God’s hope for the world. We will discuss why these theological ideas matter to us.

March 13, March 14, and March 15, 2020

Women’s Retreat at Camp Hebron

Sign up and information about the Women’s Retreat are available in the Gathering Place today. Our retreat leader is the Rev. Heather Sigler, and the theme is All My Relations: Family and Friendships in the Book of Ruth.

March 21

MAPS Event – Beethoven Concert: A Tribute to Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

The combined choirs of Grace United Methodist Church, Market Square Presbyterian Church, and Pine Street Presbyterian Church present Beethoven’s Mass in C  with orchestral accompaniment. Dr. Shelly Moorman-Stahlman will perform The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E major, Op. 73, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, on the church’s Fazioli concert grand piano.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

 

May 15

MAPS Event – Michael Hey Featuring Michael Hey, organist

Described as “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” (The Straits Times, Singapore), concert organist Michael Hey has been increasingly visible on U.S. and international stages. He has performed organ concertos with the San Francisco Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, and New York City Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Hey has appeared at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

In 2015, Mr. Hey was appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where one of his first major tasks was to perform for the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis. He plays for over 700 services a year at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, many of which can be heard on Sirius XM radio, television, and online.

Not exclusively a solo organist, Mr. Hey enjoys collaborating with other artists. He has performed with Renée Fleming, Matthew Polenzani, and Isabel Leonard. He performs duo recitals with violinist Christiana Liberis.

Mr. Hey is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he received his B.M. and M.M. degrees in organ performance under Paul Jacobs. He is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

This recital is presented in partnership with The American Guild of Organists, Harrisburg Chapter.

FREE ADMISSION. FREE PARKING IN THE SOUTH STREET GARAGE. DONATIONS APPRECIATED.

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries (or Stephen Ministries St. Louis) is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Committed

To serving God and equipping God’s people for ministry.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen Ministers are lay people—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

People learn to serve as Stephen Leaders by attending a Leader’s Training Course—a one-week conference that introduces the resources used to lead Stephen Ministry, develops key skills, and get people excited about this caring ministry.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

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Christian Care

Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are facing life challenges or a difficult season of life. Stephen Ministers offer a listening ear and an understanding heart and acceptance of people who need compassionate care. They pray for and with individuals in need. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving.

Life-Changing Experiences from Stephen Ministry Worldwide

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Stephen Ministry is one of the greatest things I have ever become involved in. I’ve learned to be much more comfortable in a one-on-one relationship — where I listen to the other person, get to know them, understand what they’re going through, and love them like Christ wants me to love them.

I encourage other men to get involved. The training is wonderful, and being a Stephen Minister is going to help you. It’s been a blessing for me as much as it has for my care receiver. I’m extremely happy that I became a Stephen Minister.

“A blessing
for me too”

“Seeing the true love of Jesus”

Cynthia

Engineer

Cynthia

Engineer

My church is an international community, made up of expatriates who have moved here (Shanghai, China) from all over the world. Many have been uprooted and are in a strange culture, cut off from family. Many people come to our church—even people who never went to church before—in need of care. Stephen Ministers provide a lot of that care.

Stephen Ministry is also a tool we use in evangelism. When a seeker has a need, and a Stephen Minister is there dedicating time and effort and attention to them, it helps them see the true love of God and changes their view of what Christianity is all about.

T.J.

Flight Instructor

T.J.

Flight Instructor

I’m a flight instructor, so I tell people what to do a lot in the airplane. But when I’m a Stephen Minister, I don’t have to do that—my role is just to be there. And honestly, it took all fifty hours of my training to get that through my head.

I’ve had three care receivers so far. Each has been about my age, struggling with some kind of a challenge. And it really takes the pressure off to know that I don’t have to try to fix things. All I need to do is just be there—and watch God work in my care receiver’s life.

“All I need to do
is just be there”

“I now realize
that it's a gift”

Maryann

Financial Professional

Maryann

Financial Professional

I feel like I’ve been training for Stephen Ministry my whole life. I’ve always been a good listener—people have always been telling me their stories and sharing their problems. In the past, it sometimes felt like a chore. But I now realize that it’s a gift. As a Stephen Minister, I can be the person my care receiver can lean on, confide in, celebrate joys with, and also share sorrows. It makes me feel good when I’ve really helped someone.

If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to provide Christian encouragement, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. To request care from a Stephen Minister or lean more about the ministry and how you can become involved, contact the pastor, Russell Sullivan, at (717) 238-9304 or e-mail him at rsullivan@pinestreet.org.

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Matthew 11.28

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burdens, and I will give you rest.

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