July & August - 8:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE CHANGE
July thru August (Sundays) – SUMMER ADULT FORUMS
August 2: Eric and Becky Hinderliter, Missionaries to Lithuania, will be here to share their work and ministry at the Lithuania Christian Collge, in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
August 9: “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” – The Rev. Dr. David True will discuss this major report from the Pew Research Center on the changing make-up of American society and the challenges and possibilities for the church today. Dr. True is Associate Professor of Religion at Wilson College in Chambersburg and the co-editor of the academic journal, Political Theology.
August 16: “Reading the Creation Stories – Historical and Contemporary Interpretations” – Dr. Ted Davis, Profess of the History of Science of Messiah College will be leading this forum.
August 23: “Reading the Creation Stories” – Historical and Contemporary Interpretations” – Dr. Davis
August 30: “Reading the Creation Stories” – Historical and Contemporary Interpretations” – Dr. Davis
Fall Sunday School (Sundays) – CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS NEEDED
This Fall - KERYGMA: THE BIBLE IN DEPTH
To keep members and friends of Pine Street Church aware of our history, architectural heritage and of the Biblical foundation and symbolism found in our stained glass windows, Kenneth Hays will be offering private tours of the church. The Pine Street church’s current architecture dates to the 1920s. It was designed after the great Anglican Cathedrals of Europe by Ralph Adams Cram, the architect also responsible for the massive Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and many other ecclesiastic buildings throughout the United States.
Our stained glass windows were designed and completed by some of the most notable glass artists of the Twentieth Century, including Charles J. Connick of Boston who also was responsible for the Rose Window at St John’s (America’s Largest), and Harry Wright Goodhue of New York.
These customized tours will be by appointment only for individuals, couples, families, and friends of all ages. The tours will be offered during weekday hours when the sanctuary is open and available, from 10 to 3. The length of each tour is flexible and will be determined to fit your request and needs. To schedule a tour please contact Ken Hays. His contact information is in the Church Directory located in the Member’s Section or you can call the Church Office.
Volunteers will be asked occasionally to prepare and deliver a meal to those in need of some food assistance. The volunteers will be called on a rotating basis. Meals do not have to be elaborate. Those who benefit from this service will be called to arrange for convenient delivery times.
If you have any questions, or would like to be a volunteer, please sign-up in the Gathering Place or contact either Deb Anderson or Linda McKillop. For transportation needs, please contact Jim Bell.
This is very rewarding, not only to the recipient, but also to the volunteers. Please consider being part of our team. Thank you.
The Shawl Ministry knits shawls for those who need a bit of warmth and comfort. Members of the Shawl Ministry pray over each shawl, asking that the one using the shawl will feel the love of Christ.
Shawls are available for worshipers to use each Sunday. You can pick up a shawl in the Narthex and on the pew running along the side of the church near the Lectern. At the end of the service, please leave the shawl at the end of the pew and a member of the ministry will pick it up for laundering.
Shawls are also distributed to shut-ins and members who are ill. For more information, contact the Church Office at (717) 238-9304.
Volunteering starts at DDB at 12:15pm (or after 11am service), and includes donning an apron, and working with DDB’s energetic staff for 90 minutes. It is a worthwhile experience. Please help in one or two ways: 1) Join a specific group on an assigned Sunday; 2) Sign- up as a volunteer substitute. Please give your contact information to the Church Office by calling (717) 238-9304 or John H. Jewett on Facebook.
Any member who needs help with minor work inside or outside their home may sign up to receive helping hands from the mission committee. Members are required to pay for any supplies needed. Please sign-up at the Welcome Center.
Any persons willing to provide the hands to complete the labor required for our members may sign up at the Welcome Center also. If you would like to participate in the Helping Hands Ministry, contact the Church Office at (717) 238-9304.
The Food Pantry is located at the Lutheran Church on the corner of Forster and 6th Streets. Delivery takes only 15 to 30 minutes – gather the items from the food barrel into your vehicle, call the pantry to tell someone you are making a delivery, drive to the pantry and unload the items from your vehicle. Ideally, several members of Pine Street will volunteer to do this and the effort can be shared month to month.
With so many more people using the pantry every day, this is an extremely important mission of Pine Street Church. If you are interested in knowing more, call Debbie Olson. Her contact information is located in the church directory. We’re not asking you for more money – just some of your time.