Life of the Church
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2020
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!
|Oct 1, 2020
Oct 8, 2020
|Boston Food Pantries|
Thank you for your generous giving!
Fall Faith & Practice Classes
Faith & Practice Classes are short-term opportunities to enter into interaction, discussion, and accountability with others who attend Park Street Church focusing together on an area of study and life application in order to foster spiritual growth. Each group will meet virtually led by staff and elders of the church. Content will be presented in different formats depending on the group varying between reading, video and/or podcast assignments, power point presentations, scripture study, and guest presenters. Significant time will be given to discussion and application as well as prayer. Faith & Practice Classes will meet for a unique number of gatherings based on content and direction.
Job Opening: Part-time Ministries Assistant
The Ministries Administrative Assistant (MAA) will serve as the primary administrative support for the Senior Minister and other ministers as needed and as time allows. This is a part-time (20 hrs/wk) position.
WED OCT 14 | John Collins Warren: Man of Science, Faith, and Influence
WED OCT 14, 4:00 PM via Zoom
Hear the story of a man whose legacy contributed importantly to Boston as a global leader in healthcare and biomedical science.
Dr. John Collins Warren, leading 19th-century figure in Boston, was the physician and scientist who co-founded the Massachusetts General Hospital and introduced ether anesthesia to the world. He lived at Two Park Street from 1805 till his death in 1856. Underlying his fervor for science and medicine was a robust faith that made him an intellectual and energetic force for influence on the landscape of Boston’s medical community and eventual prominence as a global leader for health.
MON OCT 19 | Gospel Conversations: Sharing our Stories
OCT 19, OCT 26, NOV 2, NOV 9 | 8:30–9:30 PM
How do we witness the gospel of Christ to each other–and see the work of God in our own lives? One of the most life-giving exercises we can do as Christians is to reflect on how the story of Jesus Christ has changed our own life-story. This spiritual discipline deepens our understanding of the gospel and helps us craft a reason for our faith that may be the most natural, personal, and compelling gospel witness that we will ever share with another person. Join us for a four-session workshop as we learn how to share our testimonies. We’ll have opportunities to learn, practice, ask questions, and hear each other’s stories about the grace and power of God. Email Amy with questions!
NOV 6-15 | 2020 Global Missions Conference
Save the dates! This year’s Global Missions Conference is coming up! Mark your calendars for NOV 6–15 to experience Park Street’s first ever virtual missions conference.
In order to participate, you will need to access the Global Missions Conference website. You will find instructions on how to access the site in the next Park Street E-news and online bulletin announcements.
What will be on the Global Missions Conference website?
- a schedule of the events and links to connect you to those virtual events.
- a two-week daily devotional written by our missionaries.
- information to get to know our Park Street missionaries and our conference speakers.
- kids activities
- ideas of how you can be involved in our Park Street Global Missions program.
- and more!
The speaker and schedule pages of the conference site will go live on OCT 15.
Click HERE for an introduction on this year’s theme, “Christ’s Love Compels Us,” and schedule highlights.
As we prepare for the conference, please pray:
- for Dr. Scott Sunquist, President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, who will be our guest speaker.
- for our staff and Missions Committee as they navigate new complexities and technical challenges involved in this first ever virtual conference.
- for our missionaries who will share with us how Christ’s love compels them in missions.
- that the Lord will work powerfully in our lives individually and as a church body, and that Christ’s love would indeed compel us to live for Him and to be a witness of Him both here in Boston and to the ends of the earth!
BCPC Virtual Galas
The Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices (BCPC) invites you to attend their free virtual “Gala,” which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Beginning TUE, OCT 6 at 7:00 PM through OCT 26 you will hear incredible stories from women with an unplanned pregnancy who have decided to choose life for their baby. Although this event is free BCPC requests guests pre-register at LoveLifeNow.info and join us to be inspired, and hear what the Lord is doing through this life-saving ministry.
Questions? Email Homer Allen at BCPC
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.
Life Together Women's Bible Study
WEDNESDAYS, 10:00–11:15 AM. Looking to connect with other women during this time of social distancing? This fall, join a multi-generational group of women as they study the book of Hebrews. The study also involves a time of sharing and prayer. Meetings will be virtual until further notice.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- “Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord” (Psa 113:1);
- Persevere in trusting Jesus (1 Pet 1:21);
- Accept and care for the vulnerable (Rom 15:1);
- Work out your salvation by God’s Spirit (Php 2:12).
Pray for the People
- For our Virtual Global Missions Conference: Holy Spirit empowering for the planners, and deepening faith for all participating in the NOV 6-15 conference;
- For our Elders: continued growth in love, unity, and the fruit of the Spirit;
- For our Nominating Committee: wisdom and perseverance in preparing a slate of future leaders for our congregation;
- For our Staff: strength and creativity to lead the congregation into a life of love by the power of God’s Spirit;
- Comfort for those grieving loss of various kinds, and trust in God with what has happened and yet to come;
- Mercy for parents and caregivers of students with perplexing, uncertain situations and schedules;
- Emotional and physical wellbeing among educational administrators, faculty and staff;
- Care and support for those struggling with isolation, or feelings of anxiety or helplessness;
- Grace and stamina for volunteers serving and caring for the vulnerable in our communities;
- Encouragement and help for those seeking employment and work that meets household needs.
Pray for Grace
- To support leaders in the battle against COVID-19;
- To lead with courage, wisdom, and integrity;
- To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.