Life of the Church
SUNDAY AUGUST 30, 2020
Needed: Food Pantry Volunteers
Central Assembly of God is in urgent need of volunteers for their Food Pantry!
- Mondays and/or Thursdays, 9:00–10:00 AM: break down, flatten, and bundle food boxes and carry bundles to the rear of the church. Vacuum the fellowship hall to clean up from the bagging of food earlier. Most of the team will still be present distributing food, so you will not be alone.
- Every other Thursday, (8/13, 8/27, 9/10, etc.), ~10:00 AM (done before 12:30 PM): If you have a van or SUV they can use for hauling boxes of food, a two or three-vehicle team meets at Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle in Mattapan to load boxes and bags of food from the Greater Boston Food Bank Truck, drive 30 min to Central Assembly of God Church East Boston, and help unload into their Fellowship Hall. Be able to lift 15–40 lb. Carrying distances are short.
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices (BCPC) needs your gently used baby clothes and items! BCPC has a Baby Boutique, which offers these donations FREE of charge to new and expecting moms and dads. COVID-19 has led to increased need, especially boys’ clothing sized 0-6 mos.
Drop items by the center on MONDAYS or FRIDAYS, 1:00–3:00 PM, at 120 Lincoln Street, Boston, or contact Sara Loy at (857) 654-3358 to arrange a time. Please call us ahead to let us know you are coming!
Job Opportunities at Park Street School
Exemplifying a Christian worldview, Park Street School offers a continuous, integrated, Christian-based learning environment to students from toddler to grade six. They are seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020–21 school year:
- Preschool Lead & Associate Teachers
- Elementary Lead & Associate Teachers
- Elementary Specialist Science Teacher
- Elementary School Principal
- Facilities Manager
Please email below for complete job descriptions and application instructions.
Emergency Relief Fund Update
The Emergency Relief Fund continues to support food pantries at our sister churches, provide materials for face masks, help workers engaged in homeless care, purchase groceries for families with a COVID-19 diagnosis, and supply our own food bank (which provides back-up to food pantries around the city). Join in the ongoing work of City Engagement and our partnerships to serve the city!
Aug 1, 2020
|Boston Food Pantries|
|NET (Balance)||($ 2,426.19)||$73,767.30|
Thank you for your generous giving!
In-Person Worship Services
We have begun opening our doors for an in-person worship service on Sundays at 8:30 AM. The sermon for all three services will be the same, but the 8:30 liturgy will be unique; we are drawing on historic church traditions in order to invite more congregational participation, while also limiting the service to approximately 60 minutes. Music from the organ (and instruments) will be a part of the service. The 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM live-streamed worship services will continue in their current format.
Attendees must pre-register. Those fully registered should plan to arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.
Please note: If statistics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts worsen in our continuing battle against the coronavirus, we will need to revise this decision. However, at this time we believe these are small steps forward to opening up our meetinghouse and worshiping together in-person.
If you have any trouble registering, please email [email protected] and we will help you.
TODAY | Receptions for the Lees
Join us in welcoming the Lees, PSC missionaries to Central Asia. They are currently in Boston for their son’s wedding and are excited to spend a few months with us while they wait for their country to open back up from its COVID-19 restrictions. In addition to welcoming them back, come hear about their ministry overseas and what God is doing through their work. The same registration form will be used for both the 1:00 and 6:00 receptions. Please register only once. Questions? Contact the Missions Office.
College Gathering: beginning TODAY
Come gather with fellow undergraduates as we discuss church and college life amid COVID-19. Every Sunday, we will have two virtual worship communities that stream the 11:00 AM (traditional) and 4:00 PM (contemporary) services before a time of fellowship, reflection, and prayer. We hope to grow together in wisdom as we develop a deeper understanding of who God is on an intellectual and personal level. Students of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome!
SEP 4 | Friday Prayer
First Friday prayer meetings are now weekly beginning SEP 4!
1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00–8:30 PM
2nd & 4th Sundays, 7:00–8:30 PM
SEP 6 | Communion Gathering
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this COVID season! Our next outdoor communion gathering will be SUN SEP 6, 1:30–2:00 PM.
- There will be no singing at these services.
- Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
- Each location will be capped at 50 people (defined as adults and those older than 12 years). Use 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.
SEP 10 | Men’s Book Discussion
THU SEP 10, 7:30 PM
Men, how can we address the deep challenges around us? As Rev. Booker recommended, let us first listen to the lessons of the past from the voices of the oppressed so we may act from a place of understanding. Join us as we read through some of the books Mark recommended. Next up is a book on the biblical basis of oneness in Christ and we’ll discuss its implications for us and for our church. Questions? Contact the Book Club team.
DivorceCare: beginning SEP 10
THU SEP 10, 6:30–8:30 PM. DivorceCare will host its fall kick off on Zoom! We meet weekly through December 10, 2020.
SEP 13 | Park Street Prime (Newcomer's Orientation)
SUN SEP 13, 10:00–11:00 AM. On the second Sunday of each month, join the Community Director to learn about the church and meet others! Registration required.
Life Together Women's Bible Study: beginning SEP 16
Beginning WED SEP 16, 10:00–11:15 AM. Looking to connect with other women during this time of social distancing? This fall, join a multi-generational group of women as they study the book of Hebrews. The study also involves a time of sharing and prayer. Meetings will be virtual until further notice.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
FRIDAYS, AUG 28–DEC 18, 6:30–9:30 PM
Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15-week course designed around four “perspectives” on missions – Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. You will have 15 instructors with a breadth of global experience. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are planning to hold this course online via ZOOM for the entire 15-week course. First two classes are free! Scholarships available.
Questions? Contact Yuyu Song, Course Co-coordinator.
From Generation to Generation
We will tell the next generation, the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4
Do you have a heart for discipling our children or youth? We are looking for people who are passionate about passing on the One Faith to our children and who would count it a blessing to serve our children, tweens, or youth. You don’t need a Ph.D. just a love for Jesus and a heart for kids. We need extra hands this year to be able to create smaller Zoom groups to better engage our children while we are still meeting virtually. It would also allow for other opportunities as well. If you are interested or you know of someone at PSC who is gifted in this way, please contact Adam Herndon.
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isa. 12:3);
- Look to the Lord and his strength (1 Chr. 16:11);
- Pray for those who mistreat you (Luke 6:28);
- Walk in the light, as he is in the light (1 Jn. 1:7).
Pray for the People
- For our Global Missionaries, each in their own context: tending to needs of family and self-care;
- For our Elders: wisdom and a shepherd’s heart whlile examining various aspects of the church; steadfast unity by God’s Spirit in giving direction for the church;
- For the Staff: love and compassion for the care of God’s people;
- For our Nominating Committee: discernment in prayerful consideration of leaders for our congregation;
- For our Deacons Committee: strength, patience and understanding in lifting up the needs of the people;
- For those recovering from illness: God’s comfort, strength and healing;
- Wisdom, patience and perseverance for those caring for others;
- Courage to face fears and feelings, and God’s help to change;
- Help for those struggling with loneliness or discouragement;
- Hope for those struggling in marriage and family, and courage to reconcile by God’s strength;
- Mercy and help for owners, employers and those seeking employment.
Pray for Grace
- To eradicate COVID-19 and mitigate its impact;
- To lead with courage, wisdom and integrity;
- To eliminate poverty, prejudice and oppression.