Life of the Church
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2020
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.
Job Openings: Park Street School
Exemplifying a Christian worldview, Park Street School offers a continuous, integrated, Christian-based learning environment to students from toddler to grade six.
We are seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020-21 school year:
- Associate Elementary Teacher to support Remote Learners
- Substitute Teachers
- Elementary Science Teacher
Please email [email protected] for complete job descriptions and application instructions.
TODAY | New England Prayer Gatherings for Global Missions
OCT 4, NOV 1, DEC 6: 7:30 PM
God has placed us here on this earth for such a time as this. We live in a world that is full of turmoil, division, and disease. Through prayer, we get to gather and pray that God’s Kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven. We will pray for God to bring peace, unity, hope, and salvation in situations and places that are currently not experiencing those things. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
We invite you to join us on the first Sunday night in October, November, and December from 7:30 to 8:30 PM to pray for God to move powerfully in our region, our churches, our nation, and in the nations of the world. Register HERE for the OCT 4 prayer gathering. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected].
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
Urgent! East Boston Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Central Assembly of God Church in East Boston, one of Park Street’s City Engagement partners, is in urgent need of volunteers for their food pantry. Since the start of the pandemic, Park Streeters have been serving alongside this church to help them in caring for their community. Many of the church’s own volunteers have gone back to school, so their “workforce” has decreased. In addition, there is a growing number of people in the community who need their assistance.
- Every other Thursday morning pick up and unload cases of food from Voice of the Gospel Church in Mattapan to Central Assembly of God Church in East Boston. A van or SUV is needed for this. Heavy lifting is required.
- Occasional single donor pickups/drop-offs.
- Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00–9:30 AM, bag food and clean up.
Spanish speakers especially needed to help with registration and handing out food. Questions? Contact Rich Spinelli.
English as a Second Language Classes
SEP 22–DEC 11, 2020. Park Street’s FOCUS ESL program is gearing up for fall term! Classes and other student activities began on Tuesday, September 22 and will run through Friday, December 11. This fall we are offering our usual classes and activities such as Conversational English and Professional Communications Workshop to name only a couple, plus some new ones—American Culture and Conversation, Hope for Today, and Language Partners. If you are interested in teaching and/or if you know anyone who might be, please email Karen Patschke, Park Street’s ESL Coordinator. We are especially in need of language partners, as many of our students are requesting one-on-one learning.
Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are planning to hold all classes and activities virtually, via Zoom this fall. Note: Registration is required for all classes and activities.
SAT OCT 10 | Human Flourishing at MIT
SAT OCT 10, 4:00-6:00 PM. The Boston Fellows Program invites you to their October Teaching Saturday, Human Flourishing at MIT, a virtual summit presented by The Octet Collaborative, a new study center serving MIT, and co-sponsored by The Veritas Forum.
What does it mean to flourish? How can the resources of Christian faith and practice contribute to human flourishing around the world? Join faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the MIT community to discover and share perspectives and wisdom with plenary speakers Andy Crouch, Roz Picard, and others.
This event is open to the public.
SAT OCT 17 | Global Professionals
SAT OCT 17, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Global Professionals (GPs) of Park Street Church meet once a month. GPs are those who purposefully use their careers for the glory of God and advancement of the Gospel both in the United States and overseas. This year there will be nine virtual gatherings on Saturdays through MAY 2021, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The program will be undergirded by six Theology of Work topics based on the Bible and two books written by Tim Keller and Wayne Grudem. The topics that will be discussed are: God’s Plan for Work; Problems with Work; The Gospel of Work; Godly Benefits of Work; Biblical Elements of Work; and the Positive Impacts of Work on the World. We will hear updates from current GPs and our missionaries and occasional guests, who are using their careers for the spread of the Gospel.
Attendees may request to be assigned a mentor, providing personalized guidance and support for the Christian journey and the particulars of becoming a GP.
Contact David Rix to request the link for the OCT 17 virtual gathering. We look forward to seeing you.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- “Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds” (Psa. 72:18);
- Build on a sure foundation (1 Pet. 2:5);
- Urge one another to holiness (Heb. 3:13);
- Overcome self deceit of self justification (Pro. 16:2).
Pray for the People
- For our Missions efforts: wisdom, creativity, and strength for all involved in planning the upcoming Global Missions Conference NOV 6-15;
- For our Elders: insight and prayerful discernment throughout the elder led studies of various aspects of the church;
- For our Deacons: grace and perseverance in carrying the burdens of members from our community;
- For our Staff: grace in leading the congregation to give God glory and honor for all that He is doing in our lives every day;
- For our Community: divine appointments for withdrawing from the suffocating experience of pandemic life, finding God’s peace, and experiencing renewal;
- Sympathy for the family of Laura O’Malley Perkins, whose father Tom passed away on SUN SEP 27;
- Opportunity, hope and encouragement for those who have lost a job or are experiencing a loss of income;
- Strength, resilience and heavenly help for healthcare workers bracing for a resurgence in COVID cases;
- Courage and hope for those who are struggling with fear, helplessness, and discouragement.
Pray for Grace
- To support and seek the welfare of our leaders;
- To see when another soul around us needs encouragement;
- To live according to the peace, hope, and joy that you have in God.