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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.

Welcome

Welcome to Pine Street. Here you will find a warm, compassionate, and inclusive congregation engaged in a dynamic ministry to our city and world. In our beautiful sanctuary you will experience worship that is traditional, dignified, and inspiring. Whether you are a member or a visitor, we hope to see you in church this Sunday!

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What door should I use?

On Sunday morning, you may enter the building through any of the doors on Pine, Third, or South Streets.

What should I wear?

You are welcome to come dressed as you like! Many of our faith community dress “business casual” on Sundays, but there is no dress code and everyone is welcome. The important thing is to join us!

Is the church accessible?

Yes, it is. There is a ramp and a door on Third Street for those who are physically challenged and an elevator to each floor.

Where do I park?

There are several great options for parking at Pine Street.

FREE GARAGE PARKING – Sundays and Special Events
Pine Street has access to the South Street Garage for all worship services and special events. Keep the entrance ticket you receive when entering the garage. Pick up an exit ticket from the Welcome Center inside the church. When you leave the garage, insert your entrance ticket, then your exit ticket to “pay” for your parking. The garage is located at 220 South Street.

FREE STREET PARKING – Sundays and Evenings
There is also free parking on the streets from South Street and to the south surrounding Pine Street all day Sunday, on major holidays, and after 5:00 p.m. Monday–Saturday. You can also get four hours of free parking during the day on Saturday by using the promo code “LUVHBG” in the Parkmobile app, available on the Apple and Google Play stores. Click here to watch a video to see how the app works.

REIMBURSED GARAGE PARKING – Monday–Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
If you are coming for church business, we will be happy to reimburse your garage parking expense. You must enter Monday–Friday from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. but you can exit at any time with the entrance ticket you are given when you enter the garage. You must have your ticket with you to open the garage pedestrian doors after hours. If you get locked out or have any issues, there is an intercom at the door which is answered 24/7. This facility is closed on all major holidays, but street parking is free on those days. There are 736 spaces and the clearance height is 6’9”. It is an accessible facility with an elevator. The current rates are $10 for up to 2 hours, $15 for up to 4 hours, and $30 for up to 24 hours. Lost tickets will pay $30 for each day parked. Cash and all major credit cards accepted. The garage is located at 220 South Street.

REIMBURSED STREET PARKING – Monday–Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
If you are coming for church business or activities, we will be happy to reimburse your street parking expense. There are over 1,300 metered-parking spaces located throughout the city of Harrisburg. Parking on the street is currently $3.00/hour. With a credit card, the minimum payment is $3.00 for an hour, and then time can be added in 15-minute increments. With quarters, additional parking time can be purchased in 5-minute increments. Payment is made by entering your license plate number at one of the nearby pay stations. You can choose to have a text sent when your parking is about to expire. You may then respond to the text with the number of minutes you would like to extend, in increments of 30 minutes, which must be done prior to your session’s expiration. You can also pay by using the Parkmobile app on your smartphone. Simply add your information once and it will be easy to pay every time you visit. Submit receipts to the church office and we will issue you a reimbursement check. Visit www.parkharrisburg.com for more details. Click here to watch a video to see how the app works.

STAFF PARKING LOTS
The lots located behind the church off of South Street and across from the church off of Pine Street are reserved for the staff 24/7. Thank you for using one of the above methods for parking when you visit the church.

Please let a church staff member know if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to help you.

Worship

How long is the service?

Our worship lasts a little over an hour.

What is the worship service like?

Our service is a warm and welcoming traditional worship service that is full of great music. Sermons are based on the Bible. We sing a diversity of hymns. Our choir provides an outstanding and diverse repertoire of anthems that are appealing to all people. Organ, piano, handbells, and other instruments are also used to enhance our musical worship of God. A unique feature of our worship is that we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.

What’s with the bread?

We give bread to visitors as a sign of hospitality and welcome.

What happens after worship?

We gather in the Gathering Place to enjoy fellowship at coffee hour.

Children

Is there a nursery?

Yes, we have a nursery every Sunday morning from 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Are children welcome in worship?

Certainly! We welcome all children in worship. Following the children’s message, children attend a special program called Wonder of Worship. They return to the sanctuary for the celebration of Holy Communion.

Can children take communion?

All baptized Christians are encouraged to take communion. On occasion, we provide instruction to parents and children about participating in communion.

Communion

How do you take communion?

On most Sundays, we pass trays and bread to the people while they are sitting in the pews. On the first Sunday of the month, we invite the congregation to come forward to receive the elements.

What if I can’t walk forward for communion?

One of our elders or deacons will bring it to you.

Do I have to take communion?

No, you may partake of the bread or juice as you feel led, or commune with God through prayer alone.

Membership

New Members classes are held regularly, providing those seeking membership an opportunity to learn more about their faith and about the church. For further information about membership, contact the church office or speak to one of the pastors after morning worship.

Pine Street Activities

Adult Education

We nurture our adults through regular church school classes, retreats, and interesting adult forums. The pastor also teaches a variety of Bible studies and also on contemporary issues.

Children and Youth

We nurture our children each week in a broadly graded church school class. Our junior and senior high students also gather for study and fellowship activities.

Musical Opportunities

The Handbell Ensemble rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and warms up before worship at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays. The All-Church Orchestra rehearses seasonally on Sundays after church. All people of all skills and talents are welcome to participate in our musical ministries. The ensembles also engage in spiritual and theological education and fellowship outside of their musical duties.

Book Club

A group of women gather monthly to read contemporary novels and other books.

Architectural and Stained Glass Tours

Tours of our historic sanctuary are available upon request. E-mail office@pinestreet.org.

Men’s Breakfast

From September through May our men gather on the second Saturday of the month to enjoy a hearty breakfast and warm fellowship.

Deacon Ministry

Our deacons care for our homebound members through visits, flower delivery, and home communion. They also co-ordinate meals for those who have recently been hospitalized and assist in worship.

Dining Groups

Several times a year our Congregational Life Team co-ordinates dining groups that meet in members’ homes or at restaurants.

Shawl Ministry

Pine Street has an active group of knitters who create shawls for baptized infants, the hospitalized, and those who need special attention. This wonderful ministry extends the healing love of Christ to many people.

Pine Street maintains an extensive collection of historical artifacts, art, photos, documents, and more from throughout the church’s history. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the church historian through office@pinestreet.org.

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We Believe

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with
all joy and peace in believing, so
that you may abound in hope by
the power of the Holy Spirit.

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