Life of the Church

SUN, FEBRUARY 11, 2024


2024 Annual Meeting Time and Modified Sunday Service Schedule

SUN, FEB 25 | 12:45 PM | Park Street Church

Due to the Annual Meeting, there will be a single worship service beginning at 10:30 AM on SUN, FEB 25, followed by a light lunch and fellowship from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. The Annual Meeting will begin at 12:45 PM in the Sanctuary. Childcare will be available for children ages 0-6th grade; registration required HERE by FEB 18.

The Annual Meeting is an important time in the life of the church when we vote on candidates to fulfill roles on the Board of Elders, the Nominating Committee, and as church officers. Annual budgets for the church will also be approved. Active Park Street Church members will be allowed to vote, but whether or not you are a member we encourage you to attend!

Updated 2024 Candidate Slate Published

The slate of PSC members who have been nominated to be candidates for the positions of officers, elders, and Nominating Committee members was updated and published last week. We encourage you to review it in advance of the Annual Meeting (SUN, FEB 25). Please visit the Church Center app or to view the slate online. Hard copies will be available at the back of the Sanctuary.

No Second Sunday Meals This Sunday

Please note that there will be no Second Sunday Meals this Sunday, FEB 11. Our monthly time to fellowship and eat together will instead take place on SUN, FEB 25 at 11:45 AM in advance of the Annual Meeting.

February All-Church Prayer Schedule

SAT, FEB 10 | 8:30 AM | Virtual via Zoom – Focusing on praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and God’s healing for the church around the Annual Meeting, with the goal that all can say ‘amen’ to each prayer.
SAT, FEB 24  | 8:30 AM | Prayer for Missions – virtual via Zoom

Pathways Athens Team Reception

SUN, FEB 11 | 12:30 PM | Granary Room

Join us after the 11:00 AM service to hear reports from the Pathways short-term mission team, which recently went to Athens to work with refugees. They look forward to sharing their stories with you! Please note the change in location to the Granary Room. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Short-Term Missions Info Meeting

MON, FEB 12 | 7:00 PM | Zoom

Attend our Short-Term Mission (STM) information meeting to learn about our 2024 STMs. Consider serving alongside our missionaries and partners locally or globally to support their long-term work. All are welcome to attend, with no commitment required. Join the Zoom Meeting.

See here for more info and to apply. Applications are due by FEB 23Questions? Contact [email protected].

Ash Wednesday Service & Midday Lenten Services

Ash Wednesday Service

WED, FEB 14 | 7:30 PM | Park Street Church

Join us as we begin the season of Lent together. This service will include readings, a sermon, music sung by the sanctuary choir, as well as an opportunity to receive ashes. Childcare will be available for children ages 0 – 4 years (pre-registration required; see here).

Midday Lenten Services

WEDNESDAYS, beginning FEB 21 | 12:15 PM | Park Street Church

This Lent, consider spending your lunch break with us at Park Street. We will gather for a 30-minute service of prayer, reflection on scripture, and hymns. For those who cannot join in person, the services will be streamed at

Lenten Discipleship Initiative and World Relief 80th Anniversary

Lenten Discipleship Initiative
SUNDAYS beginning FEB 18 |
After the 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM services
Lent begins on WED, FEB 14. For this year’s Lenten Discipleship Initiative, we will be using a devotional prepared by World Relief entitled “He Was There,” which considers how believers can walk in the footsteps of Jesus. World Relief was founded 80 years ago on a foundation laid by Park Street Church to address the critical need for food and clothing among people displaced by the war in Europe. As we celebrate World Relief’s 80th Anniversary throughout Lent, this devotional will help us examine Jesus’ care for those on the margins – the sick, the disenfranchised, the lost – and together we will see how this sacrificial love is for us, too.

See here to view more information, register for LDI, and download digital copies of “He Was There.” Hard copies of the devotional will also be available in the Welcome Center on FEB 11.

Give to World Relief with “fasting envelopes”
FEB 11 – MAR 30
Back when World Relief was still forming, Park Street Church contributed by encouraging congregants to fast one meal a week during Lent and to donate the money they would have used for that food using a “fasting envelope.” Throughout this coming Lent, we will once again be encouraging everyone to consider fasting and donating. Fasting envelopes will be available in the Welcome Center starting on FEB 11. Fasting money can also be donated online or in the Church Center App.

Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices Baby Bottle Drive

BY SUN, FEB 18 | Ockenga Lobby reception desk

If you picked up a baby bottle to support Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices, please turn it in at the Ockenga Lobby reception desk by SUN, FEB 18. Every coin helps! Questions? Contact [email protected].

Ongoing Adult Christian Formation Classes

 The Book of Amos: The God Who Roars Against Sin
SUN JAN 21, 28, FEB 4, & FEB 11 | 9:45 AM | Granary Room

Come explore key themes of the book of Amos in this interactive, informal, four-week Christian Formation series led by Pastor Julian L. We will consider “The God who roars against sin” (ch. 1-2), “The God who demands to be heard” (ch. 3-6), “The God who rises against Israel” (ch. 7-9:10), and “The God who restores David’s fallen tent” (ch. 9:11-15).

Prayer Requests

Collective Prayers

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” John 17:20-21

Let us pray together for our upcoming Annual Meeting, that God would have mercy on Park Street Church. That he would guide us. That he would help us to approach each other with an open spirit, willing to genuinely listen to each other. That we would be able to discern what is true and right. That we would see first the log in our own eye before we point out the speck in others’. That we would be united in our love for God and love for each other. That this church would be on the forefront of God’s work to renew the world and reconcile all things. That the light of God’s goodness would shine through this church to Boston and the world. And let us pray together that above all, Jesus would be glorified in our words and actions, both individually and as a body.

Send your prayer requests to [email protected]
call 617-523-3383