Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY MAY 23, 2021
We are excited to announce that on Wednesday night the Board of Elders approved a proposal from the Reopening Work Group to plan to reopen the 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM services for in-person worship beginning next SUN, MAY 30. In consultation with the Medical Task Force, the Reopening Work Group will be providing guidance for our worship services. We will communicate this guidance as soon as we are able to do so, no later than next THU, MAY 27.
We are committed to reopening in a responsible manner that gives clear guidance to all in our community. Here are some clarificaton points for the next few Sundays:
- On SUN MAY 30, we will only offer children’s church (ages 6 and under) and nursery at the 8:30 AM service. Beginning JUN 6, we will offer nursery and children’s Church at all three services. As is typical of our summer rhythms, we will not be offering children’s education classes.
- Our 8:30 AM liturgy will be returning to its pre-COVID form, identical to the 11:00 AM liturgy.
- Even though we plan to share Communion together at all three services on JUN 6, we will still offer several outdoor Communion services at 1:30 PM that day as well.
- Our JUN 11 All-Church Meeting with Q&A will be a hybrid meeting, but we do encourage as many of you as are able to join us in person.
An email from Mark Booker went out last week outlining these reopening and communication plans. If you did not receive it, we invite you to read it in its entirety at the link below.
All-Church Meeting with Q&A | Fri, Jun 11
FRI JUN 11, 7:00 PM
Park Street Church is holding an All-Church Meeting on FRI, JUN 11. This meeting will provide an opportunity to touch base as a community and to hear updates from the staff and elders as we transition into the summer. We will address the reopening plans as well, and there will also be time for Q&A.
This will be a hybrid event, and preregistration is required to attend in-person or over Zoom. Questions will be taken in person or online so that everyone will be able to participate. We look forward to this time of communication and connection as a church family.
India COVID Relief Fund
In response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, a care center started by Park Streeters and others aims to provide low to no cost medical care to those in need who have no access to medical services. The Rapha Care Center in the South Indian state of Karnataka is an intermediary crisis center equipped with a multidisciplinary team for the masses that have no room in hospitals.
Help fund this project today by donating through Park Street’s Online Giving page. Remember to select “India COVID Relief Fund” from the dropdown menu.
Questions? Contact the Missions Office.
Children’s Church is Open!
Children’s Church for ages 3–6 has reopened! If you would like your child to join Children’s Church for the 8:30 AM service on Sundays, please pre-register them by the Friday before service. Sign up through the regular Sunday pre-registration link, found below.
Registration Deadline: JUN 1
Come with us as we journey along the Rocky Railway and learn how Jesus’ power pulls us through! This year Kidsweek will be virtual again. The two primary reasons for making this decision are the uncertainty of government crowd restrictions at that point and the uncertainty around people’s readiness to be in large crowds. This year, we will host live watch parties in the morning, and encourage families to team-up to do Kidsweek together! We are hopeful that in 2022, we will return to a full and robust in-person program!
Tweens will go on a field trip to Canobie Lake Park during the week. The field trip will be optional and have an added cost. At the end of our week, we will have an outdoor meet-up at a park. Questions? Contact Adam Herndon
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources and Events
In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Racial Justice and Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team offers some ways to connect and learn along with other members of our church community.
A long-time partner of Park Street Church, Boston Chinese Evangelical Church, offers online worship in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Now is a great time to visit and worship with them virtually!
Meet & Discuss MON, MAY 24 | 7:30–8:30 PM via Zoom
We’ve prepared some articles and podcasts for you to listen to and read ahead of time, and then gather with other Park Streeters to discuss what you learned!
FRI, MAY 28 | 6:30 PM via Zoom
Join other Park Streeters as we cook-a-long a Pinoy dinner! Ingredient lists and instructions will be sent to registrants ahead of time.
If you are looking for a book to share with your children, check out God’s Very Good Idea.
More opportunities will be included throughout the month!
2021 Park Street Softball
Interested in playing softball this year? Join the Park Street softball team! Our games are on SAT mornings starting JUN 5. Contact Samuel Ghilardi below for more information or to join!
College Summer Ministry
Undergrads! Come connect with God and one another through the two initiatives PSC College Ministry is leading this summer:
WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS | “Liturgy of the Summer: Discussing Ordinary Things in Unordinary Times”
Thursdays, JUN 3–AUG 12 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM via Zoom
Weekly, virtual gatherings to discuss Tish Warren’s book “Liturgy of the Ordinary.” These meetings will also include time for fellowship, prayer, and worship songs. Connect with them via Zoom at www.parkstreet.org/collegezoom.
IN-PERSON SOCIAL GATHERINGS & SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Every other week, students will gather for social gatherings and service opportunities in partnership with other PSC ministries and outreach teams. The exact times and dates of the in-person gatherings will vary.
Please email Alexis Drake to be added to the mailing list and/or to request a copy of the book mentioned above.
All-Church Prayer for Internationals | Sun, May 29
SUN MAY 29, 8:30 AM via Zoom
Please join us for All-Church Prayer with a special focus on Park Street’s work with internationals in Boston. Hear from our Minister to Internationals, members of Park Street International Fellowship (PSIF), our ESL Coordinator and some of our ESL teachers, the directors of the Van Baay House and its residents, and others involved in international ministry here in Boston.
Boston Fellows Program | Sep 2021–May 2022
Find your calling! God has a province for you to oversee in his kingdom. The Boston Fellows is a nine-month fellowship for early to mid-career professionals at Park Street to cultivate the insights and spiritual habits necessary for meaningful vocation, in a cohort of peers, spiritual leaders, and professional mentors. Watch this 3-minute testimonial from Park Streeter Kar Min Lim.
Now accepting applications for September. For more information and to apply, visit the link below or email them directly.
Global Engagement Projects
Support the work of our global missionaries and partners through a virtual Global Engagement Project. Whether you are an IT “nerd,” teacher, entrepreneur, medical professional, or anyone else wanting to make an impact for the Kingdom, there is an opportunity for you. Check out www.parkstreet.org/global-missions for information about the following projects and more.
English Language Partners
Do you enjoy helping others learn or practice English? Do you enjoy building relationships with people from a new culture? Are you willing to use your skills to help equip others to use English in a ministry setting or to build a relationship with a non-believer from another culture? Join us for one of several virtual experiences such as:
- English language partner for ministry team members
- Guest teacher in online language learning classes
- English teacher for short intensive language program
Virtual Healthcare Training
Join a team of medical professionals as they offer online training opportunities to healthcare professionals at a hospital in the Middle East. Help us maintain an ongoing relationship with this teaching hospital through virtual sessions with their Residents and medical staff.
Follow the link below to find more project opportunities.
Mentors Needed for Summer Entrepreneurship Program
APPLICATIONS DUE JUN 4
Apply to be a mentor this summer for students ages 15 to 25 at Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle in Mattapan. We are looking for three individuals who can give two hours per week for 6 weeks, from the end of JUN to the end of JUL (dates and times TBD).
If you have a passion for investing in young people’s lives and have experience in economic development, business, finance, entrepreneurship, or management, then this service opportunity is for you. You will be facilitating group discussions, helping students to actively participate and reflect critically.
This is an in-person program, and you must be fully vaccinated to participate. For more information and to apply, contact Chenchen Liu below.
Spring and Summer Clothing Drive
The Park Street Clothing Pantry is in need of gently used spring and summer clothing donations. We are currently accepting all men’s and women’s sizes, and we especially need men’s sizes Large and XL, and belts. We cannot accept children’s clothing at this time. Please consider cleaning out your closets and sharing those items you rarely use!
A drop-off box has been placed in the PSC lobby, and items can be dropped off during Park Street business hours: MON–FRI, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM.
Park Street Dialogues | Ruth Wong
Ruth Wong serves as the Director of the Boston Education Collaborative (BEC) at the Emmanuel Gospel Center. The BEC aims to encourage and support partnerships between churches and schools in greater Boston. In addition to sharing about how she got into this kind of ministry, Ruth reflects on the needs of students and on what healthy church-school partnerships can look like. Ruth and her husband also serve as leaders in InterVarsity with the Asian Christian Fellowship at MIT.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!
Director of Facilities Management
PSC is looking for qualified applicants for the Director of Facilities Management. This position is responsible for managing Park Street’s downtown properties, as well as overseeing the stewardship of the Wilson House campus in Cambridge, MA, and the operational infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, security, HVAC, technological, etc.) of these critical assets. The position is also responsible for safety and security of the church’s properties and the church’s technology footprint and its efficient and secure operation.
Full job description and application details below.
Ministries Administrative Assistant
Park Street Church is hiring for the position of Ministries Administrative Assistant. This position will report directly to the Senior Minister while serving as part of the Ministries Team. The Ministries Administrative Assistant will work in collaboration with the Missions Administrator and the Administration Administrative Assistant as well as the Church Administrator, Financial Controller, Director of Facilities Management, and Director of Communications to to better enable the church to faithfully fulfill its mission.
Details about these and other opportunities can be found on our jobs page!