Life of the Church
SUNDAY JULY 5, 2020
End of June Budget Update
Live Streaming Audio Issues
We are so glad many of you join us on Sunday morning and afternoon for worship from the live stream! For those who notice a lag in the video stream or find that the sound is out of sync with speakers or singers, please refresh your browser.
Job Opening: Van Baay House Resident Director(s)
Park Street Church’s ministry to internationals is currently seeking a Resident Director(s) for the Van Baay House (VBH), located near Harvard Square in Cambridge. Eight Christian international students/scholars, plus the Director(s) live at the VBH. The Director(s) work closely with the Minister to Internationals, and provide mentoring, guidance, and leadership for those in the international fellowship and related ministries. Please contact Carol Scott for a job description and application instructions.
Summer Worship Communities
Virtual and At-Home Worshiping Communities are similar to small groups but are focused around Sunday practices of worship, fellowship, and prayer.
- 6–15 people streaming the 11:00 AM or 4:00 PM service;
- Virtual gatherings using Zoom or if preferred backyard at-home meetings throughout the summer;
- Resources for groups will make participation simple;
Existing small groups or friendship groups are welcome to sign up together;
- Individuals not already part of an existing group will be placed into groups based on an option of personal preferences.
The Lord wants all of us to worship together, minimizing isolation, and to be organized for mission. Sunday Worship Communities help us become more nimble and able to navigate the uncertain length of the pandemic. We can’t wait to be worshiping all together in a jam-packed sanctuary, but since that time is a ways off, we invite you to register yourself as an individual or family, or as an existing small group or friendship group.
Biblical Theology Baked in Africa: Trusting God in Vulnerable and Uncertain Times
Sundays, JUL 12, 19 & 26, 9:45–10:45 AM
Learn from Park Street’s very own missionary Stuart Foster, who draws from themes in his book Highly Favoured: Our Powerful God’s Covenant with You. Stuart and his wife Sindia are serving through Bible translation and leadership development in Mozambique. Questions? Contact the Missions office.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
Fridays, AUG 28–DEC 18, 6:30–9:30 PM.
Learn about global missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15-week course designed around four “perspectives” on missions: Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. You will have 15 instructors with a breadth of global experience. The first two classes are free!
NOTE: The first 5 weeks of the course will take place on Zoom (8/28–9/25). If classes take place in-person beyond that date, Zoom will remain an option for students who do not feel comfortable meeting in person.
Questions? Contact Yuyu Song
Boston Fellows Program
SEP 2020–MAY 2021. What does God have to say about my work and daily life? Boston Fellows is a nine-month program for young professionals to cultivate the insights and spiritual habits necessary for meaningful vocation, with likeminded believers, spiritual leaders, and professional mentors. Application deadline JUL 1.
Questions? Contact Kelly Madden
Men's Book Club
Need a Weekend Away?
Need a weekend away? Bring your family and friends to Camp Brookwoods and Deer Run for one of our Winnipesaukee Weekends! Every weekend between now and August 23rd, you can swim in the lake, canoe, fish, hike, do camp activities, and make s’mores! Special “worship under the pines” will be offered on Sunday. Housing, meals and activities are included.
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- Praise and give thanks to the Lord, for he is good (Psa. 136:1);
- Walk in the way of God who is gracious to you (Isa. 30:21);
- Love as brothers and sisters, being like-minded and humble (1 Pet. 3:8);
- Let love be your bond of unity with one another (Col. 3:14).
Pray for the People
- For the Global Missionaries: protection and God’s favor as they minister amidst the realities and challenges of pandemic;
- For the Elders: wisdom in the formation of a team to aid our church as we consider issues of racial justice and reconciliation;
- For the Staff & Lay Leaders, God’s grace, joy and blessing for the communicating of the good news of Jesus;
- For Elder John Knight: recovery and restoration of good health;
- For weary caregivers: patient trust in God through this season of trials and uncertainty;
- For growth and manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit, that Christ is evident in and through his people;
- Help from unexpected places for workers on leave, laid off or furloughed;
- Encouragement for those struggling with loneliness or depression.
Pray for Grace
- To listen well as Christ followers;
- To recognize the image of God in every person;
- To uproot the blight of racism from our hearts and communities.