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2.22.20

Sat.

  • Presbytery Meeting – Paxton Presbyterian Church

2.23.20

Sun.

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

2.24.20

Mon.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Joint Board Meeting – Fellowship Hall

2.25.20

Tues.

  • Staff Worship
  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Staff Meeting
  • DDB Staff Meeting – Boyd
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd

2.26.20

Wed.

  • Ash Wednesday Service – Sanctuary
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Ash Wednesday Service

2.27.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

2.29.20

Sat.

  • Set-up Lenten Breakfast – Fellowship Hall
  • Non-member Wedding

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.

Ensembles

The musical ensembles at Pine Street present a broad mixture of classical, gospel, and jazz every Sunday from September–May to help us lift our hearts and voices in praise. Rehearsing for two hours every Thursday evening, the choir’s dedication to great music in rehearsals, services, and performances is inspirational to all.

The Church School Singers

Children in grades K through 5 are encouraged to make Church School Singers a part of their regular Church School experience each week. A group of dedicated adult volunteers rotate to teach the children our best-loved church and Bible songs, like Jesus Loves Me, Father Abraham, Hallelu Hallelu Hallelujah, and more. These songs were a part of many of our faith formation, teaching us about the church, the Bible, and the world. We want to pass these songs down to the next generation, so each teacher spends time each week making this music part of the children’s lives. All children are welcome!

Meets at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday Mornings

For Grades k-5

The Chancel Choir is Pine Street’s primary choral organization and leads worship each Sunday morning from September through May. They also lead special services such as the annual Christmas Music Sunday, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday Tenebrae, Easter, and more. They often collaborate with other area choirs as well. They take on challenging repertoire that enhances worship at Pine Street each week. The Choir is like a family and have a lot of fun together, working on repertoire, vocal technique, musicianship, and spending time together outside of rehearsal as well.

Meets from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings

gathers to warm up 9:15 a.m.
on Sundays

For High School And adults

The Chancel Choir

The Handbell Ensemble

The Handbell Ensemble plays an eclectic repertoire of handbell music which is both fun and challenging. High Schoolers and adults are warmly welcome to play in this group. It is an evening of good music and good fellowship around the bells. They play in worship about once a month.

Meets at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings

For High School And adults

CPOS is an Ensemble in Residence at Pine Street. The rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. for about 10 weeks leading up to the concert.

The Central Pennsylvania Oratorio Singers

We Believe

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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