Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY APRIL 25, 2021
Please join us in congratulating these individuals from the graduating class of 2021!
- Jonathan Liu, University of Michigan; BS, Computer Science
- Lidia Martinez, Johns Hopkins; MS, Mechanical Engineering
- Hannah Rose Nesbitt, Framingham State University; BS, Apparel Design and Studio Art Painting
- Jeffrey Osborne, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; MA, Counseling
Come with us as we journey along the Rocky Railway and learn how Jesus’ power pulls us through! This year Kidsweek will be virtual again. The two primary reasons for making this decision are the uncertainty of government crowd restrictions at that point and the uncertainty around people’s readiness to be in large crowds. This year, we will host live watch parties in the morning, and encourage families to team-up to do Kidsweek together! We are hopeful that in 2022, we will return to a full and robust in-person program!
Tweens will go on a field trip to Canobie Lake Park during the week. The field trip will be optional and have an added cost. At the end of our week, we will have an outdoor meet-up at a park.
Mary MacKenzie Scholarship
Applications due APR 30
Applications for the *Mary MacKenzie Scholarship are now being accepted. Eligible students must have been an active participant or member of Park Street Church for a minimum of three years and must be planning to attend a Christian college.
The application packet can be downloaded below.
Questions? Contact Judi Manola
*Mary MacKenzie was a long-time member of Park Street Church and served as the secretary for Senior Minister Paul Toms. She loved to travel and was known by her friends for her warmth and sense of humor. In 2015, Mary left funds to Park Street Church in her will to be used to “help students attending a Christian College.”
Band/Orchestra Used Instrument Drive
“Praise him with the sound of trumpet” (and clarinet and violin)!
As an outreach for City Engagement, we are holding a band or orchestra used instrument drive, in preparation for a summer workshop to be taught by talented Park Street Music educators at Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle. Now is the chance to donate that old clarinet or trumpet that is gathering dust at the back of your closet! We are happy to receive
- strings (violins, violas, cellos)
- brass (trumpets, trombones, saxophones)
- woodwinds(flutes and clarinets)
All items must be in working order or that you think are repairable. Instruments can be dropped off at the front desk of Park Street Church MON–FRI between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If possible, please call ahead (617-523-3383) so the receptionist knows to expect you. Questions? Email Judi Manola.
Park Street Dialogues | Ray Hammond
Ray Hammond is the pastor of Bethel AME Church in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Ray and his wife, Gloria, started Bethel AME in their dining room in 1988. They were both trained as medical doctors and served in that capacity prior to planting Bethel. Ray tells the story of following God in a life of service for the past three decades, and he reflects on the church’s role in the community. Mark and Ray also discuss the racial tension of the past year and how the church can be helpful in facilitating understanding in this conversation.
Emergency Relief Fund | Urgent Need
The Emergency Relief Fund is in urgent need of funds. It continues to provide for the Park Street Church Food Bank—supporting food pantries around the city, the Park Street Church Warming Center—providing for over 100 unhoused people each week, as well as urgent aid for churches and Christian non-profits who are severely underfunded due to the pandemic. Join in the ongoing work of City Engagement and our partnerships to serve the city! And thank you for your generous giving!
Thank you for your generous giving!
Outdoor Communion Gatherings
SUN MAY 2, 1:30–2:00 PM
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all!
- Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
- Please the form below to register all of those who are older than 12 years (you do not need to register children under 12).
- Participants will wear masks and practice social distancing. If you show any signs or symptoms of COVID from 72 to 24 hours prior to the event, we request you refrain from attending.
- Occasionally we may need to cancel our outdoor communion services because of weather. If you would like to be notified that an outdoor communion service has been canceled, please register for that location by 12:30 PM on SUN MAY 2.
Global Professionals Monthly Meeting
SAT MAY 1, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
The Global Professionals (GPs) of Park Street Church meet once a month. GPs are those who purposefully use their careers for the glory of God and advancement of the Gospel both in the United States and overseas. This year (2020-2021) there will be nine virtual gatherings on Saturdays through MAY 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The program will be undergirded by six Theology of Work topics based on the Bible and two books written by Tim Keller and Wayne Grudem. The topics that will be discussed are: God’s Plan for Work; Problems with Work; The Gospel of Work; Godly Benefits of Work; Biblical Elements of Work; and the Positive Impacts of Work on the World. We will hear updates from current GPs and our missionaries and occasional guests, who are using their careers for the spread of the Gospel.
Attendees may request to be assigned a mentor, providing personalized guidance and support for the Christian journey and the particulars of becoming a GP.
Contact David Rix below to request the meeting link.
All-Church Prayer for Japan
SAT APR 24, 8:30 AM via Zoom
Please join us for a special focus on Park Street’s mission work in Japan. Come hear from our missionaries in that part of the world and learn more about what God is doing there.
Stay connected to Missions news and updates by signing up for our monthly newsletter at www.parkstreet.org/newsletters.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Missions Office
For our couples retreat this year we are going to have a virtual two night event. Friday Night, you will be led step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece by Park Street artist Adrian Johnston. Grab a bottle of wine or sparkling cider and make a cheese plate and join other PSC couple’s as we create priceless works of art. Then on Saturday night, we will have a guided cook night with Eataly Boston. A chef will walk us through cooking a classic Italian dish complete with a bottle of wine, hand selected by an Eataly Sommelier. After our time cooking together, we will hear an encouraging word from scripture.
MAY 7, 7:00–9:00 PM and MAY 8, 6:00–9:00 PM. Cost is $150 per couple.
Communities of Missional Practice
A Community of Missional Practice (COP) is “a group of people who share a passion for the mission of God and choose to learn how to do it better through regular interaction.” We invite you, as an already established small group or as an individual wanting to join a group, to participate in a 10-week self-led series of reflection and practice of God’s mission in your life, worked out with others in community.
Visit the City Engagement page for an in-depth introduction to the series, including a detailed description of its three components: Domain, Community, and a set of Practices. Preview “taster” sessions on the Christian Education page. Registration and COP details can be found on both the Christian Education and the Embody Conference pages.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!
Job Opening: Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is responsible for directing and managing the production of communications media of all kinds: website, social media, video media, podcast material, and printed material. To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and portfolio to Mike Ahearn.
Job Opening: Director of Facilities Management
PSC is looking for qualified applicants for the Director of Facilities Management. This position is responsible for managing Park Street’s downtown properties, as well as overseeing the stewardship of the Wilson House campus in Cambridge, MA, and the operational infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, security, HVAC, technological, etc.) of these critical assets. The position is also responsible for safety and security of the church’s properties and the church’s technology footprint and its efficient and secure operation.
Full job description and application details below.
Details about these and other employment opportunities can be found on our jobs page!
Live over Zoom after each service:
This link will be live immediately after the 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM services.
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein” (Psa 24:1);
- In life and attitude, return to the Lord for his compassion (Isa 55:7);
- Forgive your debtors as God has forgiven your debts (Mt 6:15);
- Seek justice without condemning the righteous or justifying the wicked (Pro 17:15).
Pray for the People
- For our Elders: thanksgiving for the “Embody Conference” and leading by Jesus in this time; and that confessions of brokenness at the Good Friday prayer meeting would be met by the Holy Spirit producing lives of sweet fragrance glorifying to the Father;
- For our Deacons and Lay Leaders: patience, perseverance, and understanding as they care for and bring hope to the most vulnerable members of our community;
- For our Global Missionaries: for wisdom and creativity for Benjamin as he develops an equine ministry in the Middle East;
- For our Staff: to trust God with fears and trials of transition, and to wait patiently on the Lord as he renews their strength;
- Sorrow and sympathy for additional families grieving the loss of loved ones in mass killings across our nation;
- Unity and reconciliation as we work with God in redeeming our relationships and the systems and structures of our nation;
- Guidance, care, and support for law enforcement officers throughout this turbulent and troubling period of violence;
- Hope, help, and healing for those struggling with illness, side effects, loneliness, addiction, or depression;
- Mercy and support for the food or housing insecure, and opportunities and guidance for those seeking employment.
Pray for Grace
- To remain patient and prayerful with skeptics until they call Jesus ‘my Lord my God;”
- To lament indifference to injustice and inequality;
- To walk in faithfulness according to the steadfast love of God.