Life of the Church

SUN, MARCH 24, 2024

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


    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

    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.

    Final Midweek Lenten Services

    WED,MAR 27 | 12:15 PM | Sanctuary

    Our final Midweek Lenten Service will be taking place this coming Wednesday, 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

    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.

    Easter Memorial Flowers

    BY SUN, MAR 24

    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.

    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.

    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 Wraps Up This Sunday

    SUN, MAR 24 | After the 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM services
    LDI wraps up this Sunday with World Relief’s devotional, entitled “He Was There,” which considers how believers can walk in the footsteps of Jesus. You can still join a group if you would like. Visit to view more information, register, and download digital copies of “He Was There.”

    World Relief 80th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    The following announcement appeared in the bulletin on April 6, 1941:

    The tradition of collecting Maundy Thursday offerings for World Relief re-occurred from time to time over the next several decades. 
    This year, once again, “Self-Denial Offering Envelopes will be collected Thursday evening,” beginning at our Maundy Thursday Service.  Please prayerfully consider how you can support the work of World Relief. Your fasting envelope can be placed in the offering plate at any time. You can also give online using the Church Center App and choosing “World Relief” in the drop-down menu. On APR 21, the total amount of funds raised through our World Relief offerings will be shared with World Relief.

    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.

    Volunteer English Teachers Needed

    Are you looking for a way to serve the living and risen Savior by sharing your life with international students? By teaching conversational English, you can build trusted relationships with students and share your faith in Jesus. The Summer Semester runs from THU, MAY 16 through THU, AUG 15. If you are interested, please email our ESL Coordinator, Karen. Visit to learn more. 

    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.