Life of the Church
SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2020
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.
Emergency Relief Fund
We are excited to announce Park Street Church’s new Emergency Relief Fund. This fund has been established to provide relief for those in our city who are suffering due to the effects of COVID-19.
The fund is the direct result of Park Street working alongside other communities of faith during this time as well as our efforts to help care for those in need. Separate from the other funds of PSC, this fund will be used to directly support other like-minded churches and their ministries that are suffering as a result of economic losses from COVID-19 as well as organizations that are meeting the needs of the most vulnerable. This fund will allow us to more deeply express the generosity of God and our solidarity with brothers and sisters in Christ in our city.
To support this fund, select “Emergency Relief Fund” from the drop-down list on our online giving platform.
First Friday Prayer
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.(Ephesians 6:18)
The All-Church monthly prayer meeting will take place on the first Fridays of the month. Please join us on July 3, 7:00–8:30 PM, as we pray together as a church community for each other and the world. Registration is required!
Men's Book Club
Gospel Conversations 1 Hour Prayer
FRI JUN 26, 8:30–9:30 PM
Pray for those God is placing on our hearts to share the Gospel with. This one hour of prayer (during Park Street’s Weekly Prayer Vigil) will focus on having gospel-centered conversations with those around us.
NOTE: When you click to register, you will see a list of dates and times for the Weekly Prayer Vigils, held weekly on FRIDAYS, 6:00 PM–12:00 AM. Feel free to join any or all of the meetings that are listed, for as much or as little as you would like. This weekly vigil is a time to pray for Park Street Church, the city of Boston, and our world. Questions? Contact Kimberley Morrison.
Hidden Victims of COVID-19: Ministering to Children of Prisoners
SUN JUN 28, 2:00 PM
Join us for a webinar on the subject of ministering to the children of prisoners during the COVID-19 crisis. Be informed about the prison situation both in Boston and in other parts of the world. PSC missionaries Andrew & Anne May and Alberto & Joanna Parada will present gospel-centered thinking and faith-filled practices from their work with the incarcerated and their families. See complete details. Questions? Contact Kimberley Morrison.
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. Registration coming soon! 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
Tea & Story: Seeing God in our Ordinary
MONDAYS, 1:30–2:00 PM. Sign in 10 minutes early just to chat.
God has made us for story—to be part of his and to hear each other’s. One woman shares a time when God was very present to her, also shares a Bible verse that relates, then we have a brief time of silence, then we are placed in random breakout groups, each of which has a leader, and we share from a few presented questions (not pressure to share). Then we go back to the main room and have a brief closing. We aim to be vigilant about keeping to 1/2 hour.
Collegiate Days of Summer
Small Group Resources
We believe that no one should be alone during these times of increased anxiety and physical isolation. If you find yourself on this journey without a support system, we desire to connect you with people who can walk beside you through virtual community. Please fill out this form and let us know how we can contact you.
Park Street Church staff and leaders are working to equip our small groups with resources to help them stay connected to each other’s spiritual, physical and social needs. If you have specific questions about your small group, please contact Pat Chen. Learn how to setup remote meetings.
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music on the harp to our God (Psa. 147:7);
- Put on the new self, formed in the righteousness of God (Eph. 4:24);
- Serve one another, let all you do be done in love (1 Cor. 16:14);
- Let your light shine before men, that they may glorify God (Mt. 5:16).
Pray for the People
- For our missionaries: safety and God’s favor as they take every step in obedience to God and share life-altering truth of Jesus Christ;
- For the Elders: strength and unity by God’s Spirit to plan for the time that all can gather for worship in our meeting house;
- For the Staff: wisdom and grace to organize the congregation into virtual and at-home worshiping communities throughout the summer;
- Praise and thanksgiving for answered prayers, particularly for sustaining front line workers throughout Boston’s Covid-19 surge;
- For those seriously ill: God’s healing, grace and hope for restoration;
- For healthcare and front line workers: protection and stamina to meet the demands of Covid-19 surging in many states across the U.S.;
- For internationals: approval of visa applications and offers of employment;
- For the unemployed: trust in God’s provision and protection from anxiety and worry while awaiting work;
- For weary caregivers: patient trust in God through this painful season;
- For those lonely and isolated: the attention, love and care of God;
- Courage to face our fears and feelings, and God’s grace to make lasting change.
Pray for Grace
- To find our way to true racial reconciliation;
- To recognize around us that which contributes to racial injustice;
- To reflect on our own activity that contributes to the pain of racism.