Life of the Church
SUN, FEBRUARY 4, 2024
February All-Church Prayer Schedule
2024 Annual Meeting Time and Modified Sunday Service Schedule
SUN, FEB 25 | 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.
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 parkstreet.org/candidates to view the slate online. Hard copies will be available at the back of the Sanctuary.
Ash Wednesday Service
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 parkstreet.org/live.
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.
Pathways Athens Team Reception
SUN, FEB 11 | 12:30 PM | Terrace 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! Questions? Contact [email protected].
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices Baby Bottle Drive
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
CCome 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).\]
Shepherding a Small Group
SUN JAN 21, 28, & FEB 4 | 9:45 AM & 5:30 PM | Common Room
This class will provide an opportunity to learn about launching and/or leading a new small group. We will walk through Jesus’ small group approach on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24) to learn about the core ingredients of a flourishing group. We will also talk through some practical tips for shepherding a group all while embodying the small group experience in the class. This class will be led by Pastor Damian Long.
Gordon-Conwell Conference: Evangelicalism, Identity, and Culture with Carl Trueman
THU – FRI, FEB 15 – 16 | Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton Campus)
The evangelical church, especially in North America, has come to a serious time of self-reflection in the past few years. The clash with an increasingly secularized and polarized society is causing evangelicals to reflect deeply on their identity and how they interact with the culture. Join us for a two-day conference with Dr. Trueman and leading evangelical authors and scholars as we explore how the church can engage with modern culture through Christ-centered apologetics and missions.
For more information and to register, see here. Registration closes on FEB 7.
Missionary Housing and Vehicles Needed
We are in need of temporary housing and vehicles to borrow for three missionary families that will be with us later this year – a family of four and a family of five in June/July, and a family of three for approximately three months in the fall. Please contact the Missions Office at [email protected] if you or someone you know might be able to help.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15
Abortion is a painful and complex issue. It touches us in many ways. Please pray with us as we humbly and graciously consider what it means for all humans to be image bearers of God from the time we are knit together in the womb by him.
Let us pray together…
• That God would work through his church to shed light on and correct evils that lead to unwanted pregnancies including abuse, rape, poverty, casual sex, adultery, and broken marriages.
• That there would be a radical change of heart in the United States to one of seeing the unborn as human beings.
• For those of us (men and women) who have participated in abortion, that we would find healing and solace in God our Father.
• That the church and organizations like Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices would be a place of support for mothers in difficult situations who decide to keep their unborn children.
Send your prayer requests to [email protected]