A Note about Email Security

Many of you recently have forwarded to us concerning phishing emails that look like they are coming from Mark Booker or another Park Street Church minister, but are not. Unfortunately, there is no blocking or restriction we can make regarding emails coming from and going to non-parkstreet addresses.

Please note that any emails from staff will always come from email accounts.  Anything else is fraudulent. We will never ask for donations except through our Realm account at or /giveonline.

If a communication is coming from any staff person at Park Street, please check the email address it is coming from before responding to make sure it is not a gmail or other non-parkstreet address.

Thank you to those of you who notified us! We appreciate your collaboration in helping keep the congregation safe from scammers.

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.

This Sunday, we will are featuring Family Ministries. Come by to ask questions and learn about how you can be involved!

Ask Now schedule
January 17: Family Ministry
January 24: Grad/Undergrad

Look for the “Ask Now” button at the bottom of the Announcements page

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.

Request for clothing donations

H.O.M.E ministry (Homeless outreach ministry and engagement) would like to request donations of clothing to be distributed to our neighbors in need. Specifically, we are seeking winter clothing (sizes M, L, and larger), such as sweaters, jackets, and boots. At this time, we are  not interested in small sizes of men’s or women’s clothing. If you wish to donate, please mark them for “H.O.M.E.” and leave them at the front desk of the church during opening hours until the 5th of February. On Thursdays, between 6 and 7:30 pm, or Saturdays, between noon and 2 pm, volunteers will be available to directly collect the clothing for the rest of the season.

Thank you for caring for our neighbors in need!


Lenten Discipleship Institute 2021

Promises, Promises, Promises

Love and Life as a New Covenant Community

Throughout the season of Lent we invite all Park Street congregants to join a Lenten Discipleship Institute (LDI) small group as we consider together the promises extended to us by Jesus Christ. In the upper room discourse in John 13–17 as the Last Supper unfolds, Jesus established a new covenant people whose primary command is to love. Such love leads to flourishing life in the midst of a challenging world. Jesus extends to us amazing blessings and extraordinary promises as we live our our lives faithfully in response to the new covenant he has established with us. We will explore how such a life is lived out in the midst of a 2021 world.

LDI 2021 will run from February 21–March 28 meeting every Sunday. Registration and more details to come soon!

Logos 2021 Workshop

MAY 31 – JUN 11, 2021 

Offered by SCIO (Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford), and hosted by Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC Logos 2021 is an online workshop on museums, biblical texts, vocation, and the Christian mind. 

The workshop is primarily intended for graduate students (including graduating seniors who will begin advanced studies in Autumn 2021) and Logos alumni who have completed their education. Applicants should be working in Biblical-related studies with a special focus on ancient texts and manuscripts, museum studies and education programes, history of the Bible, reception history, ancient languages, and related disciplines. Applicants should be considering a vocation in one of these academic fields. 

Email [email protected] to apply. The application deadline is FEB 14. 

College Worship Communities

Sundays at 10:45 AM & 3:45 PM
resuming JAN 24

Gather with fellow undergraduates as we stream church services together and then spend time in fellowship, reflection, and prayer. Join the morning community to stream the 11:00 AM (traditional) or the evening community to stream the 4:00 PM (contemporary). We hope to grow together in wisdom as we develop a deeper understanding of who God is on an intellectual and personal level. Students of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome! Contact Alexis.

Faith & Practice Classes: Winter 2021

Faith & Practice Classes are short-term opportunities to enter into interaction, discussion, and accountability with others who attend Park Street Church. Each focuses on an area of study and life application in order to foster spiritual growth. Content will be presented in different formats depending on the group, varying between reading, video and/or podcast assignments, Scripture study, and guest presenters. Significant time will be given to discussion and application as well as prayer. Each Faith & Practice Class will meet for a unique number of gatherings based on content and direction.

Classes began last week, but you can still join and participate in all classes except for the New Members class.


English as a Second Language Classes | Jan 19–Apr 16

JAN 19–APR 16, 2021

Park Street’s FOCUS ESL program is gearing up for the winter/spring term! Classes and other student activities begin on Tuesday, January 19 and will run through Friday, April 16. If you are interested in teaching and/or if you know anyone who is, email Karen Patschke, Park Street’s ESL Coordinator.

Please consider sharing the class descriptions and registration form with your international friends. We offer English learning opportunities for all levels—from beginning to advanced!

We are continuing to hold our classes and activities virtually, via Zoom. Note: Registration is required for all classes and activities.

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

  • “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust” (Ps 56:3);
  • Let us trust in the Lord always (Isa 26:4);
  • Be as one that the world may believe (John 17:21);
  • Wait upon the Lord to renew our strength (Isa 40:31).

Pray for the People

  • For the safety of our Global Missionaries: Gustavo Karakey who returns to do theological education in Colombia, after 10 months away due to COVID, and Rochelle, who will follow in two weeks;
  • For our Elders: perseverance in seeking the Lord with expectation and preparation of his remarkable movements in the coming year;
  • For our Deacons: growing trust in God while adapting to new circumstances amidst significant needs of the community;
  • For our Staff: surrendering to God the outer circumstances and inner turmoil, and abiding in his love and mercy;
  • Comfort and peace for the downcast and brokenhearted;
  • Wisdom and guidance for the bewildered and confused;
  • Stamina and justice for the defenseless and vulnerable;
  • Grace and strength for the sick and weary;
  • Mercy and help for the food and housing insecure;
  • Protection of our nation from all adversaries, foreign and domestic, during the transition between administrations;
  • Reconciliation and healing between Americans deeply divided by partisanship.

Pray for Grace

  • To speak truth to power by the love, leading and power of God’s Spirit;
  • To see, hear, and love those unlike or far from us;
  • To accept real responsibility as “my brother’s keeper.”