Life of the Church

SUN, FEBRUARY 18, 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. More information about the meeting, materials to review, and registration for childcare can be found at

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!

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
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 (note there is now a Zoom option), and download digital copies of “He Was There.” Hard copies of the devotional will also be available in the Welcome Center.

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. Fasting money can also be donated online or in the Church Center App.

Register for LDI 2024
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].

Midday Lenten Services

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

Wilson House Room Openings

Park Street’s residential college ministry house has an opening for a male resident starting April 4 and openings for both men and women starting June 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.

Suffering Well Amid Ambiguous Loss

WED, MAR 6 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Park Street ChurchJoin the Life Together Women’s Bible Study as they hear from guest speaker Tammy McLeod. Childcare will be available. Register for childcare by emailing [email protected].

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. Scholarship is available.

Registration closes APR 21.
Register hereQuestions? Email Adam.

Veritas Forum: Happier Doctor—Healthier Patient?

WED, FEB 21 | 5:30 PM | Harvard Medical School

Is it possible for healthcare professionals to find long-term happiness even in the face of challenging circumstances like time pressure, chronic stress, insurance demands, and poor patient outcomes—even deaths? Is burnout or detachment inevitable? Can we find happiness with deep roots—a solid joy that perseveres?

At this Veritas Forum event, Dean Bernard S. Chang (Harvard Medical School) will interview social scientist Arthur Brooks (Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School) about his empirical research on seeing happiness as a direction (not a destination), exploring a transcendent perspective as a pillar of a happier life, and viewing work as “love made visible.” There will be time for audience question and response at the end
See here for more information and to register.

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, our good shepherd, would protect and correct us. 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 the eye of 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 Park Street 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