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1.23.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

1.25.20

Sat.

  • Doris Lego Graveside Memorial Service – Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

1.26.20

Sun.

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

1.27.20

Mon.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Personnel Committee Meeting
  • Session Meeting – Fellowship Hall

1.28.20

Tues.

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

1.29.20

Wed.

  • Adult Learning Center – Boyd
  • Handbell Ensemble Rehearsal

1.30.20

Thurs.

  • ESL Classes – Room 103
  • Choir Rehearsal

December 24

Christmas Eve Services (Please note time change)

Our Christmas Eve services this year are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The 6:00 p.m. Family Service features story, candle lighting, and communion served by intinction. The 9:00 p.m. Festival Service will feature choir, sermon, candle lighting, and communion served in the pews.

January 5, January 12, January 19, and January 26, 2020

Adult Forums – Fellowship Hall

January 5  – “How to Help” (Bagels and Belief)
The Rev. Ruth Moore will prepare us to help those with a mental illness cope, dispelling common myths, shar­ing valuable resources, and supplying statistics. She’ll also preach at the 10 o’clock service. Rev. Moore is the Direc­tor of Business Development and Ad­missions at the Pennsylvania Psychia­try Institute.

January 12 –  “Suicide & its Prevention”

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but you can help, and Govan A. Martin III will show you how. Mr. Martin is the Exec­utive Director of Prevent Suicide PA.

January 19 –  “Overcoming Addiction”

William Milchak, MSW, will educate us on addiction, why people often strug­gle in silence, and treatment options such as faith-based care. Mr. Milchak is the Senior Instructor for the Depart­ment of Psychiatry at Penn State Her­shey Medical Center.

January 26 – Dr. Rachel L. Levine, Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania

We’re honored to have Dr. Levine speak about her work and the health concerns affecting the Commonwealth.

January 26

Potluck Luncheon – Fellowship Hall

EXTENDING GOD’S LOVE CORE TEAM POTLUCK

Sign up at the Welcome Center to attend the Mission Potluck on Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. The team will provide a brief overview of its 2019 mission activities and plans for 2020. Just bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.

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?

Organ

Our worship services are greatly enhanced by our pipe organ comprised of 5,219 pipes. From leading congregational singing to providing exciting voluntaries, organ music is at the heart of Pine Street’s worship.

The current organ consists of

04

Manuals

83

Ranks

5,219

Pipes

Summary

Division
Ranks
Pipes
Great
12
744
Nave
10
610
Echo
4
244
Swell
28
1900
Choir
14
906
Solo
7
487
Pedal
8
328
TOTAL
83
5219

The Opus Numbers

Opus 506
E.M. Skinner | Original Organ Built in 1926

Opus 506 - A
Æolian-Skinner | Releathered and Cleaned in 1954

Opus R-706
M.P. Möller | Rebuild & Enlargement in 1963

Opus R-1212
M.P. Möller | Rebuild & Enlargement in 1991

Full Specifications (PDF)

The Skinner Organ Company
of Boston, Massachusetts

1920's

The contract for Pine Street Presbyterian Church’s organ was signed in 1924, when design and construction began on the instrument. The Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts, installed the organ in 1926 as opus 506. At the time, E.M. Skinner was the premier organ builder in the United States.

The Skinner Organ Company
of Boston, Massachusetts

The Aeolian Company
New York CIty

1954

In 1954, the Æolian-Skinner company, a merger of the pipe organ division of the Æolian Company and the Skinner Organ Company in 1932, completely cleaned and re-leathered the instrument, but did not make any major tonal changes. This process helped ensure the reliable functioning of the organ for many decades.

The Aeolian Company
New York CIty

The M. P. Möller Organ
Company in Hagerstown

1963

The organ served faithfully and virtually unchanged from its original construction for 37 years. In 1963, the M.P. Möller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland enlarged the instrument. During this rebuild, the best of the Skinner pipework and virtually all of the chestwork were saved, renewed, and reinstalled. Of particular importance was the retention of the fully enclosed Solo Organ, with its magnificent state trumpet, colorful solo strings, and French horn.

The M. P. Möller Organ
Company in Hagerstown

Some of the pipes that comprise the Swell Division of our organ.

1980's

In the 1980s, the organ was in need of repair, restoration, upgrades, and enlargement. Under the direction of tonal director Daniel Angerstein, Möller performed this work. They installed the Nave Organ, which speaks from the two grilles surrounding the choir loft; the dazzling Trompette en Chamade; and updated the console. Donald L. Clapper, Pine Street’s organist at the time, who served for 43 years, carefully guided this project, helping maintain the continuity of the beauty and character of the original organ with the new additions and advancements in organ technology.

Some of the pipes that comprise the Swell Division of our organ.

Walker Technical Company
of Zionsville, Pennsylvania

2000

In 2000, the 32-foot stops were failing and needed to be replaced. Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania, made the replacements. Walker used state-of-the-art digitally sampled voices, which give the needed underpinning to the organ in this large space. This workwas made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Albert Herbert.

Walker Technical Company
of Zionsville, Pennsylvania

For more information or to schedule a tour of the organ, contact the office at (717) 238-9304.

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