Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, 2020
Ask Now: Ministry Highlights
Each Sunday in January, a ministry will be hosting an “Ask Now” Zoom room. Stop by to say “hi,” meet new people, or find out more about getting involved in that ministry. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes following the 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM services.
January 3rd: City Engagement
January 10th: Small Groups
January 17th: Family Ministry
January 24th: Grad/Undergrad
Look for the “Ask Now” button coming in January!
"What Child Is This?" by the Sunday Night Band
Rebekah Novinger – Soloist
Damon Addleman – Soloist and Acoustic Guitar
Mary Speta – Descant
Alicia Eagles – Vocals
Heather Hutter – Vocals
Jason Peter – Vocals
Shannon Jacob – Piano
Drew Dorman – Drums
Bebo Shiu – Acoustic Bass
Laura Sekarputri – Electric Bass
Ken Carlstedt – Trumpet
Danielle Chun – Acoustic Guitar
Hanneke Cassel – Fiddle
John Eck – Sound Engineer
Ben Burns – Recording Engineer
Audio mixed and mastered by Damon Addleman & Jesse Brayman
Directed & Edited by Luke Zvara
Gaffer – Matthew Derderian
2021 Annual Meeting Candidates
Next year’s Annual Meeting will take place on WED FEB 24. View the names and biographies of this year’s candidates here.
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!
|Dec 1, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
|Boston Food Pantries|
Thank you for your generous giving!
Even though we are unable to meet in person, Woman’s Benevolent Society is still gathering on Zoom for prayer and fellowship. We remain grateful for your gifts of used Christmas Cards and postage stamps. You can bring cards and stamps to church, mail or drop them off, or just hang onto them until we are all together again! In the meantime, let us know if we can be praying for you.
(Note about stamps: When you cut the envelope around the stamp, please leave a large border on all sides.) Thank you!
"Love Thy Neighbor" Grocery Delivery
SUN JAN 3 | Communion Gathering
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this COVID season! Our next outdoor communion gathering will be SUN JAN 3, 1:30–2:00 PM.
- 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 JAN 3.
Separated or divorced? Find hope and healing at DivorceCare. Presented from a Christian perspective. New class starting Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM January 14, 2021 to April 15, 2021 on ZOOM.
Write [email protected] to register and obtain ZOOM link.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives 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. The first two classes are free! Email [email protected] for more information.
This spring’s course offerings in New England are:
- Avon, CT – virtual and in-person on Tuesdays starting JAN 19
- Cranston, RI – virtual on Thursdays starting JAN 21
- Danvers, MA – virtual and in-person on Mondays starting JAN 25
SAT JAN 9, 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 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 to request the meeting link.
Introduction to Disciple-Making Movements
SAT JAN 9, 3:00–5:00 PM
Learn about Disciple-Making Movements (DMM), also known as Church-Planting Movements (CPM). DMM aims to catalyze God’s Kingdom disciples to make new, obedient disciples who then make new, obedient disciples, and so on. Such Kingdom movements of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches are taking place all around the world today, through ordinary people, many in some of the hardest to reach places. Can you dream of God starting such a movement in your city or neighborhood, not just in some distant land? Through you? Come and let us dream together! This introductory session will be followed by a 6-session (bi-weekly) workshop for those interested in pursuing further. Contact Carol at [email protected] for more information.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events 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
- “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14);
- Blessed is everyone who fears God and walks in his ways (Psa 128:1);
- Pray for one another to mature in the knowledge of Christ and bear godly fruit (Col 1:9-10);
- Proclaim Christ who called us out of darkness and into light (1 Pet 2:9).
Pray for the People
- For our Global Missionaries,Stuart and Sindia Foster and Gustavo and Rochelle Karakey: grace as they await a lifting of COVID travel restrictions and return to Mozambique and Colombia, respectively;
- For our Elders: discernment of God’s will alone regarding our worship in the weeks and months ahead, and for sympathetic ears to listen to each brother and sister in the congregation;
- For our Deacons: the gift of God’s peace, joy, and hope throughout their faithful service to members of our community;
- For our Staff: renewal of strength for the service and care of the congregation in a new year;
- Lament for this year’s passing of beloved mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, children and extended family;
- Lament for injustice and inequality that claimed the livelihood and lives of the vulnerable and at risk;
- Thanksgiving for Immanuel, who is the light of Christ who shines in us, through us, and over us;
- Enduring hope, grace, and help for neighbors struggling with joblessness, facing eviction, or suffering from hunger, poverty, and poor health;
- Compassion, conviction, and courage for all in positions of authority with responsibility for leadership;
- Divine blessing, encouragement, and provision for all who stand in service on the frontlines of the pandemic;
- Complete and lasting healing for those still afflicted with disease or trauma.
Pray for Grace
- To keep God first in the new year;
- To share generously, love boldly, and endure in hope;
- To persevere in personal efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.