Life of the Church

SUN, MARCH 17, 2024


Results of the 2024 Annual Meeting

The 2024 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 25, beginning at 12:45 PM. Summaries of the results are as follows:

Candidates Elected

Board of Elders (3-year term unless otherwise noted)

  • Julie Halvorsen (2-year term)
  • Richard Ibekwe
  • Leslie Liu (re-elected)
  • Daniel Vogelzang
  • Joshua Wang
  • Steven Weibley (1-year term)


  • Deborah Gallagher, Clerk (re-elected; 2025)
  • Gregg Hansen, Assistant Treasurer (re-elected; 2025)
  • Gabriel Ling, Treasurer (re-elected; 2025)
  • Geoffrey Raux, Moderator-Elect (2025)
  • Julianne White, Missions Treasurer (2025)

Nominating Committee (3-year term)

  • Lyford Beverage
  • John Carlson
  • Tom Kane
  • Bryan Robinson

For a full list of current elders and officers (including those who are continuing their terms), see here.


  • Ministry and Operations 2024 Budget – Approved
  • Missions 2024 Budget – Approved

Senior Minister Affirmation

Motion: “The members affirm Mark Booker’s calling as our Senior Minister at Park Street Church.” – Affirmed

Petitions for Amendments to the Bylaws

  • Bylaw Amendments Proposed by Petition 1 Signers (five proposed amendments) – Not Approved
  • Bylaw Amendments Proposed by Petition 2 Signers (two proposed amendments) – Not Approved

Holy Week & Easter Services

Holy Week Services

SUN, MAR 24 | 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 4:00 PM | Palm Sunday Services
WED, MAR 27 | 12:15 PM | Midweek Lenten Service
THU, MAR 28 | 7:30 PM | Maundy Thursday Communion Service
FRI, MAR 29 | 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM | Good Friday Services

Easter Day Services
SUN, MAR 31 | 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM

  • Music by choir & orchestra at the 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Easter services
  • Music by Sunday Night Band at the 4:00 PM Easter service

Find information about childcare, volunteering opportunities, and potluck receptions at

Nursery Volunteers Needed For Holy Week & Easter Services

Nursery volunteers are needed to help with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and all Easter services. If you are willing to help, please sign up here.

Reception for Walter Kim, World Relief Guest Preacher

SUN, MAR 17 | 12:30 PM | Welcome Center

As part of the 80th anniversary commemoration of the founding of World Relief and its roots at Park Street Church, we will be welcoming Dr. Walter Kim to the pulpit on MAR 17.  Walter is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, which is the parent organization of World Relief. He is also on the board of World Relief. Walter was a member of Park Street’s ministerial staff for 15 years. His wife Toni is the NAE’s director of spiritual care and was a member of Park Street’s ministerial staff for 17 years. 

Benefit World Relief by Purchasing a Handmade Card!

SUN, MAR 17 | Ockenga Lobby (AM) & Welcome Center (PM)

Artists’ Fellowship members have created hand-made cards that will be available for purchase this Sunday. 100% of proceeds will be donated to World Relief as a part of our ongoing Lenten celebration of World Relief’s 80th Anniversary. For information or to order more cards, contact [email protected].

Midweek Lenten Services

WEDNESDAYS until MAR 27 | 12:15 PM | Sanctuary

Our Midweek Lenten Services are continuing each week, and you are invited to join as we 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

Easter Memorial Flowers


If you would like to order flowers to decorate the sanctuary on Easter Sunday in memory of a loved one, please fill out this form by SUN, MAR 24. Payment can be made by check or online.

Palm Sunday Organ Recital

SUN, MAR 24 | 12:30 PM | Sanctuary

Director of Music Nathan Skinner will perform Julius Reubke’s Sonata on Psalm 94. This highly dramatic piece in four movements (25 minutes) explores the depths of emotion expressed by the psalmist.

Family Ministries' Annual Easter Egg Hunt

SAT, MAR 30 | 10:00 AM | Arnold Arboretum

Join us for our Annual Easter egg hunt! We will meet just inside the Walter St. gate at 10:00 AM. The Arnold Arboretum is accessible by both public transportation (Forest Hills stop on the Orange Line) and by car (plenty of street parking on Walter St).

Please register children who will participate in the egg hunt (adults do not need to register) by SUN, MAR 24. Register here.

Lenten Discipleship Initiative and World Relief 80th Anniversary

Lenten Discipleship Initiative
SUNDAYS until MAR 24 |
After the 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM services
LDI continues with World Relief’s devotional, entitled “He Was There,” which considers how believers can walk in the footsteps of Jesus. It’s not too late to join a group. Visit to view more information, register, and download digital copies of “He Was There.”

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. Fasting money can also be donated online or in the Church Center App.

Bring Your Signature Baked Delights to Our Easter Celebration

As we approach the joyous season of Easter, we’re excited to come together and celebrate the Lord’s resurrection. To make our festivities even more special, we’re inviting you to contribute by bringing your favorite baked goods, desserts, or finger foods to share.

Please plan to bring your contributions at one of the following timesbefore Easter Sunday, as this will make Sunday’s receptions smoother for our hospitality volunteers:

• SUN, MAR 24 (Palm Sunday), before any service, to the Welcome Center kitchen (for items that can withstand a longer stay in the fridge/freezer) 
SAT, MAR 30, 10am-1pm, to the Granary Room kitchen

Though not preferred, we can accept contributions on SUN, MAR 31 (Easter Sunday) before each service, to the Fellowship Hall kitchen. Black serving trays will be available for pickup on SUN, MAR 24.

World Relief 80th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Forward

The following announcement appeared in the bulletin on September 24, 1944:

As you fast during Lent, please consider this week’s prayer request from World Relief:

Pray for World Relief Kenya as the country faces one of the most severe drought crises in modern African history, disproportionately impacting the historically marginalized region of Turkana. 
The crisis is compounded by the fact that 80% of Kenya’s population of 47 million live in rural areas, with most dependent on subsistence agriculture. Since the start of the drought, child malnutrition in Turkana has risen from 14% to 30%, while 60-80% of livestock have died from thirst and starvation. 

Wilson House Room Openings

Park Street’s residential college ministry house has an opening for a male resident starting April 4 and openings for both men and women starting June 1. Twenty-somethings with a heart for undergraduate ministry are encouraged to apply! Six volunteer hours per week are required. Email [email protected] for an application.

Couples Retreat Registration is Open

MAY 17-19 | Linekin Bay Resort – Boothbay Harbor, Maine

This year, we will return to Maine for a weekend celebrating marriage! We truly hope you can join us. The weekend will provide time alone and with other couples, building one another up, learning from one another, and enriching everyone’s marriages. Cost is $450 per couple ($225/person). Childcare provided for ages 0-4 at an additional fee per child. Scholarships are available.

Registration closes APR 21. Register hereQuestions? Email Adam.

Prayer Requests

Collective Prayers

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” Romans 8:26

 Let us pray together…

  • For peace throughout the world, that those acting in anger and retribution would experience the mercy of God and so be able to have mercy on others.
  • That God would continue to enable World Relief as they lead churches in the work of creating lasting change in communities around the world.
  • For the city of Boston, that Mayor Michelle Wu and other leaders would have wisdom in enacting fair policies for the good of all.
  • For Park Street Church, that Boston would know we are Christ’s disciples because of our love for one another.

    Send your prayer requests to [email protected]
    call 617-523-3383