Prayer Requests

Collective Prayers

Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20.21

 Let us pray together…

  • For peace throughout the world, that those acting in anger and retribution would experience the mercy of God and so be able to have mercy on others.
  • That God would continue to enable World Relief as they lead churches in the work of creating lasting change in communities around the world.
  • For the city of Boston, that Mayor Michelle Wu and other leaders would have wisdom in enacting fair policies for the good of all.
  • For Park Street Church, that Boston would know we are Christ’s disciples because of our love for one another.

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    call 617-523-3383


    All-Church Prayer Schedule for April

    FRI, APR 5 | 7:30 PM | Welcome Center – Come join us in praising God for the great gift of His presence and resurrection hope. We will have a time of testimony sharing, worship and praising the Lord for all the wonderful things He has done in our hearts and lives.
    SAT, APR 13 | 8:30 AM | Virtual via Zoom
    Sat, APR 27 | 8:30 AM | Virtual via Zoom
    Prayer for Missions

    Remembering Ginny Viola & Alton Bynum

    The church received word this week that Ginny Viola went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday after a long illness. Ginny joined the staff at Park Street in 1968 as the Woman’s Associate Minister to Students and continued in that role until 1973. For the next ~35 years, she Ginny used here teaching gifts in many ways, including the Community Bible Study, Boston sub parish (which she and her husband Joe hosted for years), Mom’s Day Out (which ran weekly every summer at their home in Newton), as well as in countless mentoring relationships with young women at Park Street. She also forged bridges with churches in the inner city, hosting numerous fundraising events for the benefit of these ministries. She served as an Elder from 2006 to 2009. Ginny was also a key member of Marketplace Network Ministry and helped to steer the Sunday School class by the same name. Her love of working with students never changed over the years, leading her to help establish the partnership between Park Street and IFES in Eurasia and then to join the board of InterVarsity, USA — later becoming chair of that organization before her retirement. Through her life, her infectious enthusiasm for evangelism and her ministry of encouraging others with God’s love and care even in her final days will be a lasting legacy for all who knew and loved her.

    Alton Bynum also went to the Lord on Easter Sunday. He was the Director of Choral Music and then Director of Music at Park Street from 1979 until his retirement in 1998. During this time he was also a professor at Gordon College in their music department. Alton also led a small a capella group, called the Christus Choral, which was composed mainly of former students and Park Streeters, and regularly performed at various churches in New England, including Park Street. When Park Street Church had the opportunity to expand its facilities and purchase 2 and 3 Park Street, Alton wrote the first check in support of that project. Those who knew Alton knew that he loved God, Christ, his wife Judith and their children and grand-children, music, and Park Street Church. Those of us who were privileged to work with him will never forget him. Alton’s gentle and patient leadership style was a great asset for the music ministry here and we are grateful for his faithful service to the church. 

    We thank the Lord for the legacies of faith that Alton and Ginny have left behind. Please join us in prayer for their families as they grieve.

    Artists' Fellowship Meeting

    SUN, APR 7 | After the 11:00 AM service | Upper Sky Room

    Visual artists, join us! Discussion will be based on readings and viewing artworks. For info, please email: [email protected]

    Volunteer English Teachers Needed

    Are you looking for a way to serve the living and risen Savior by sharing your life with international students? By teaching conversational English, you can build trusted relationships with students and share your faith in Jesus. The Summer Semester runs from TUE, MAY 21 through THU, AUG 15. If you are interested, please email our ESL Coordinator, Karen. Visit to learn more. 

    Thank you for fasting and donating to World Relief!

    We are so grateful for all who have participated in fasting through Lent to raise money for World Relief. You may continue turning in fasting envelopes in the offering plate at any of the services in the next few weeks.

    The Resurrection Power of God: Past, Present, and Future

    SUNDAYS, beginning APR 14 | 9:45 AM | Terrace Room

    During the season of Easter, Andrew Ziegler will be teaching a six-week-long Adult Christian Formation class on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the resurrecting power of the Holy Spirit in our lives today, and the future hope of our own resurrection and glorification in the presence of God. If Lent is a time for discipleship, how much more so Easter!

    World Relief 80th Anniversary Kickoff Event

    SUN, APR 21 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Welcome Center

    Park Streeters are invited to join leaders from World Relief in a celebration of World Relief’s first 80 years of service and their vision for the future. Note that on APR 21 coffee hour will be held in the Ockenga Lobby after both morning services.

    Lenten Discipleship Initiative Wraps Up This Sunday

    SUN, MAR 24 | After the 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM services
    LDI wraps up this Sunday with World Relief’s devotional, entitled “He Was There,” which considers how believers can walk in the footsteps of Jesus. You can still join a group if you would like. Visit to view more information, register, and download digital copies of “He Was There.”

    World Relief 80th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    The following announcement appeared in the bulletin on April 6, 1941:

    The tradition of collecting Maundy Thursday offerings for World Relief re-occurred from time to time over the next several decades. 
    This year, once again, “Self-Denial Offering Envelopes will be collected Thursday evening,” beginning at our Maundy Thursday Service.  Please prayerfully consider how you can support the work of World Relief. Your fasting envelope can be placed in the offering plate at any time. You can also give online using the Church Center App and choosing “World Relief” in the drop-down menu. On APR 21, the total amount of funds raised through our World Relief offerings will be shared with World Relief.

    Couples Retreat Registration is Open

    MAY 17-19 Linekin Bay Resort – Boothbay Harbor, Maine

    This year, we will return to Maine for a weekend celebrating marriage! We truly hope you can join us. The weekend will provide time alone and with other couples, building one another up, learning from one another, and enriching everyone’s marriages. Cost is $450 per couple ($225/person). Childcare provided for ages 0-4 at an additional fee per child. Scholarships are available.

    Registration closes APR 21. Register hereQuestions? Email Stephanie.

    Women's Ministry Brunch - From Mourning to Dancing

    SAT, APR 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Terrace Room

    Please join us for a brunch with Women’s Ministry! Tammy McLeod (Park Street’s Director of College Ministries) will be speaking on the nature of Ambiguous Loss. Ambiguous loss is ubiquitous. What is it that makes it such a stressful kind of loss? How can we be resilient in the midst of it? How can we care for our and others’ souls in ambiguous loss? Come hear one family’s journey into the world of ambiguous loss: a journey that required letting go of what was and learning to live well with what is.

    This is the first in a series of Women’s Ministry events this spring. Childcare will be available for children ages 0-3 who have registered. Sign up for the brunch and register for childcare here. Contact Chris May with any questions.

    Reach the Nations: New England

    MAY 18 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Tremont Temple Baptist Church

    Collaboratively hosted by the Diaspora Missions CollectiveSend ReliefSend Network, the Baptist Churches of New England, and the International Mission Board – this conference aims to bring New England churches and Christian organizations together to engage and serve the nations that God has brought to the region. Featuring talks from renowned speakers, J.D. Payne and Shaun Pillay. Breakout sessions led by local practitioners including Joe Souza, Jose Nater, Vijay Allampalli, and many more. Cost is $10, including lunch. For more info and to register, see here.

    Wilson House Room Openings

    Park Street’s residential college ministry house has an opening for a male resident starting APR 4 and openings for both men and women starting JUN 1. Twenty-somethings with a heart for undergraduate ministry are encouraged to apply! Six volunteer hours per week are required. Email [email protected] for an application.