Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Annual Meeting Results
Park Street Church held the 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 24 in person and via Zoom simultaneously. The following are the list of officers and elders elected:
- Moderator: Jason Abraham
- Treasurer: Gabriel Ling
- Missions Treasurer: Ling Yi Liu*
- Assistant Treasurer: Peter Holt
- Clerk: Deborah Gallagher
- Stephen Adams (3-year term)
- Nick Dedeke (3-year term)
- John Liu* (3-year term)
- Leslie Liu* (3-year term)
- Margaret Sloat (1-year term)
- Helena Daniel (3-year term)
- Norman Graf (3-year term)
- Selwyn Jayakar (3-year term)
- Richard Spinelli (3-year term)
Additionally, the members voted to approve both the Ministry & Operations (M&O) budget and the Missions budget.
* Ling Yi Liu and Leslie Liu are husband and wife; John Liu is not related to either Ling Yi or Leslie.
Job Opening: Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is responsible for directing and managing the production of communications media of all kinds: website, social media, video media, podcast material, and printed material. To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and portfolio to Mike Ahearn.
New Podcast! Park Street Dialogues
Park Street Dialogues is a podcast that seeks to connect followers of Jesus in Boston and beyond so that we might do more together than we can apart. In this podcast, Mark Booker will introduce us to the broad and diverse church here in Boston by engaging in conversations with followers of Jesus who are doing compelling things in the city.
City Engagement Conference – Save the Dates! APR 16–18
The theme of this year’s City Engagement Conference is “EMBODY: Follow. Seek. Take.” Come aside for a few hours with us. Listen again to the call of Jesus. Hear the voices of our neighbors. See the work of God through his people in the city of Boston. Events are scheduled from April 11, throughout the week. The conference will culminate with an exciting event you will not want to miss! More information coming soon. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Art in a Time of Crisis: Superfluous or Indispensable?
SAT MAR 13, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Join the Boston Fellows in a conversation with Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, author and Research Fellow in Theological Aesthetics at King’s College, London, for a closer look at the enduring questions: What good are the arts? How do the arts contribute to the common good and human flourishing? How do they provide us with a better understanding of what it means to be human?
Global Professionals Monthly Meetings
MAR 6, APR 3, MAY 1
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 (2020-2021) 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.
SUN MAR 7 | Communion Gathering—new time!
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this COVID season! Our next outdoor communion gathering will be SUN MAR 7, 2:15–2:45 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 MAR 7.
Midday Lenten Services
Join us on Wednesdays from 12:15–12:45 PM for a short virtual service from the Park Street Sanctuary on your lunch break to celebrate the Lenten season, as we reflect and prepare for Easter. Services include special music, Scripture readings, a short meditation and prayer.
Daily Morning Prayer
During the season of Lent, consider digging deeper into the faith by joining Morning Prayer, which runs 8:30-9:00 weekdays on Zoom. Start the day off with our God and his people:
- It’s comprehensive, including prayers of confession, supplication, thanksgiving, and praise.
- It’s a Bible reading plan! We read through the Psalms every 2 months, the New Testament over the year, and the Old Testament over 2 years.
- It’s personal. We offer our own prayers with the group as part of each day’s liturgy.
- It’s flexible. RSVP or registration not required. Join us when you can. Keep up with the scripture readings on the weekends if you wish, using the provided web app.
4th Trimester Moms Gathering
Please join Lisa Crawford (leader of 4th Trimester), Chris May (Minister to Women), and Stephanie Verrengia (Nursery Director), Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 pm for a new-moms virtual gathering. This is a time for 1st-time moms and moms who have added to their families to gather and get to know one another. We would love for our moms community to get to know one another, share with one another, and become a community for one another through this meeting. If you would like to join, please register at the link below and a zoom link will be sent to you.
College Ministry House Room Openings
Park Street’s College ministry house (“Wilson House”), located in Harvard Square, currently has residential openings. Twenty-somethings with a heart for undergrad ministry are encouraged to apply! Six volunteer hours per week are required. Contact Abigail for an application.
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
- “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!'” (Ps 122:1);
- The heart is who we are, let Jesus transform it (Php 2:12-13);
- Be devoted to one another in love (Rom 12:10);
- Beware the dangers of dull hearing (Heb 3:15).
Pray for the People
- For our Elders: celebration, transition, and preparation for incoming elders in the wisdom and strength of God to shepherd our congregation, deepening of the prayer lives of the elders, and protection of elders and their families from the spiritual forces of evil;
- For our Deacons: deepening trust in God while attending to significant needs of the community;
- For our Global Missionaries: praise God for Carolyn Cummings as she celebrates serving “half her life,” 32 years, in missionary service and pray for good health and strength as she continues to serve the people of Kenya;
- For our Staff: renewal of right spirits, reliance on the Holy Spirit, and sustenance by God’s willing Spirit;
- Help, support, and hope for those feeling lonely, haunted by fears, debilitated by worries, or cornered by addiction;
- Consolation for the brokenhearted, solace for those grieving loss of various kinds, and enduring faith in God’s love;
Comfort, strength, and healing for the ill of body or mind;
- Wisdom, grace, and perseverance for all serving and caring for the suffering and vulnerable in our homes and communities;
- Compassion, dignity, and love for neighbors who are disheartened by unemployment or anxious due to poor health, food insecurity, or housing uncertainties;
- Wisdom, righteousness, and faithfulness for all in positions of authority with responsibility for leadership.
Pray for Grace
- To affirm the centrality of God and power of his gospel in my social relevance;
- To seek my purity in Christ that together we may pursue holiness as the people of God;
- To walk in faithfulness and integrity according to God’s steadfast love and discipline for me.