Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY MARCH 7, 2021
Job Opening: Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is responsible for directing and managing the production of communications media of all kinds: website, social media, video media, podcast material, and printed material. To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and portfolio to Mike Ahearn.
Park Street Dialogues
This week, Jua Robinson talks with Mark in the third episode of Park Street Dialogues. Jua is the Executive Director of Boston Collaborative, an organization that connects networks of Christians to each other and to organizations that help Boston flourish. In this conversation with Mark, he shares his heart that Christians would become known for the key contributions we make to the flourishing of our city. He also tells the story of moving to Boston in 2006 to plant a multiethnic church, and he shares valuable lessons from that experience that speak to the heart of Christians discipleship.
Emergency Relief Fund Update
The Emergency Relief Fund continues to support food pantries at our sister churches, provide materials for face masks, help workers engaged in homeless care, purchase groceries for families with a COVID-19 diagnosis, and supply our own food bank (which provides back-up to food pantries around the city). Join in the ongoing work of City Engagement and our partnerships to serve the city!
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Thank you for your generous giving!
Easter Memorial Flowers
Communion Gathering—2:15 today!
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this COVID season! Our next outdoor communion gathering will be SUN MAR 7, 2:15–2:45 PM.
- Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
- Please the form below to register all of those who are older than 12 years (you do not need to register children under 12).
- Participants will wear masks and practice social distancing. If you show any signs or symptoms of COVID from 72 to 24 hours prior to the event, we request you refrain from attending.
- Occasionally we may need to cancel our outdoor communion services because of weather. If you would like to be notified that an outdoor communion service has been canceled, please register for that location by 12:30 PM on SUN MAR 7.
Art in a Time of Crisis: Superfluous or Indispensable?
SAT MAR 13, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Join the Boston Fellows in a conversation with Dr. Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin, author and Research Fellow in Theological Aesthetics at King’s College, London, for a closer look at the enduring questions: What good are the arts? How do the arts contribute to the common good and human flourishing? How do they provide us with a better understanding of what it means to be human?
Discovery Apps Hackathon
Calling All Nerds: Are you an amateur nerd, a professional code monkey, someone with strong opinions about XKCD? Would you love to use some of the time you aren’t spending traveling this year, assisting our missionaries engaging seekers with the Gospel? If so, Park Street Church is sponsoring a HACKATHON at the end of May to create and improve tools used to share God’s word and replicate organically growing Christian communities in closed countries. We are in need of all sorts of skills from graphic design to app development. Find out more by writing to [email protected].
Trauma Healing Group
Thursdays, APR 8-MAY 13 (6 sessions), 7:30-9:30 PM
Park Street Church is piloting an initiative to understand what it means to be a trauma-informed church—both for individuals in their own journeys of loss, grief or trauma, but also in regard to how congregants support and care for each other and others in the surrounding community. The “entry point” for that learning is Trauma Healing Groups that utilize a curriculum developed by the Trauma Healing Institute and the American Bible Society. The start of PSC’s second trauma healing group has been postponed, and now begins THU, APR 8.
Women Walking Together
SAT MAR 20, 10:00 AM
Calling all women! Join us for a time of community, walking and talking about our lives, our Lents, and our Lord. Come make a new friend and/or see an old friend in-person! We will walk in small groups, socially distancing, and wearing masks at various locations around the city. Sign up and put Saturday, March 20, at 10:00 am on your calendars! (To host an additional location or ask a question, please contact Sara Robinson).
Midday Lenten Services
Join us on Wednesdays from 12:15–12:45 PM for a short virtual service from the Park Street Sanctuary on your lunch break to celebrate the Lenten season, as we reflect and prepare for Easter. Services include special music, Scripture readings, a short meditation and prayer.
Daily Morning Prayer
During the season of Lent, consider digging deeper into the faith by joining Morning Prayer, which runs 8:30-9:00 weekdays on Zoom. Start the day off with our God and his people:
- It’s comprehensive, including prayers of confession, supplication, thanksgiving, and praise.
- It’s a Bible reading plan! We read through the Psalms every 2 months, the New Testament over the year, and the Old Testament over 2 years.
- It’s personal. We offer our own prayers with the group as part of each day’s liturgy.
- It’s flexible. RSVP or registration not required. Join us when you can. Keep up with the scripture readings on the weekends if you wish, using the provided web app.
4th Trimester Moms Gathering
Please join Lisa Crawford (leader of 4th Trimester), Chris May (Minister to Women), and Stephanie Verrengia (Nursery Director), Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 pm for a new-moms virtual gathering. This is a time for 1st-time moms and moms who have added to their families to gather and get to know one another. We would love for our moms community to get to know one another, share with one another, and become a community for one another through this meeting. If you would like to join, please register at the link below and a zoom link will be sent to you.
College Ministry House Room Openings
Park Street’s College ministry house (“Wilson House”), located in Harvard Square, currently has residential openings. Twenty-somethings with a heart for undergrad ministry are encouraged to apply! Six volunteer hours per week are required. Contact Abigail for an application.
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
- “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness” (Psa 29:2);
- Believe and lean into God’s promises (Heb 10:23);
- Use God’s gifts to serve one another (1 Pet 4:10);
- Remain steadfast, abounding in the work of the Lord (1 Cor 15:58).
Pray for the People
- For our Elders: to be unified with ministers in Jesus and in Jesus’s call for them to shepherd his church; to have ears to hear and eyes to see God’s calling for them this year and as they look to the future; and to strengthen their collective vision of his trustworthiness in the face of whatever challenges come;
- For our Deacons and Lay Leaders: wisdom, discernment, and power in God for their service and ministry to members of our community;
- For our Global Missionaries, the Fosters: praise God for the completion of the Lomwe Audio Bible, and prayer for wisdom for them and their team in Mozambique as they oversee the distribution;
- For our Staff: to arouse the people of God to live aware, abide in God’s word, and serve boldly;
- Help for those struggling in marriage or family, and courage to reconcile and be restored by God’s wisdom and grace;
- Hope, opportunity, and encouragement for those who lost jobs or experiencing loss of income;
- Courage, hope, and assurance for those who are struggling with fear, helplessness, or discouragement;
- Relief and support for those who are food or housing insecure;
- Strength and healing for those struggling with physical or mental illness;
- Provision for the effective distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Pray for Grace
- To renew personal efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and variants;
- To grow in intimacy with God, to know God and be known by God;
- To depend upon and trust God to meet needs.