Life of the Church
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
Faith & Practice Classes beginning soon!
Faith & Practice Classes are short-term opportunities to enter into interaction, discussion, and accountability with others who attend Park Street Church. Each focuses on an area of study and life application in order to foster spiritual growth. Each class 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. Each Faith & Practice Class will meet for a unique number of gatherings based on content and direction.
Job Opportunities at 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. They are seeking to fill the following positions for the 2020–21 school year:
- Preschool Lead & Associate Teachers
- Elementary Lead & Associate Teachers
- Elementary Specialist Science Teacher
- Elementary School Principal
- Facilities Manager
Please email below for complete job descriptions and application instructions.
In-Person Worship Services
We have begun opening our doors for an in-person worship service on Sundays at 8:30 AM. The sermon for all three services will be the same, but the 8:30 liturgy will be unique; we are drawing on historic church traditions in order to invite more congregational participation, while also limiting the service to approximately 60 minutes. Music from the organ (and instruments) will be a part of the service. The 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM live-streamed worship services will continue in their current format.
Attendees must pre-register. Those fully registered should plan to arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.
Please note: If statistics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts worsen in our continuing battle against the coronavirus, we will need to revise this decision. However, at this time we believe these are small steps forward to opening up our meetinghouse and worshiping together in-person.
If you have any trouble registering, please email [email protected] and we will help you.
Come gather with fellow undergraduates as we discuss church and college life amid COVID-19. Every Sunday, we will have two virtual worship communities that stream the 11:00 AM (traditional) and 4:00 PM (contemporary) services before a time of fellowship, reflection, and prayer. We hope to grow together in wisdom as we develop a deeper understanding of who God is on an intellectual and personal level. Students of all spiritual backgrounds are welcome!
College Socials: beginning SEP 11
The College Gathering will be hosting socials once or twice a month throughout the semester, featuring games, movies and more with students from a range of colleges. These will mostly be virtual, with a few in-person socials if safe and feasible to do so. The first social will be on FRI SEP 11 at 7:00 PM.
Contact Richard for details on how to join us!
First Friday Prayer is now Weekly!
First Friday prayer meetings are now weekly beginning SEP 4!
1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:00–8:30 PM
2nd & 4th Sundays, 7:00–8:30 PM
TODAY | Communion Gathering
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this COVID season! Our next outdoor communion gathering will be SUN SEP 6, 1:30–2:00 PM.
- There will be no singing at these services.
- Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
- Each location will be capped at 50 people (defined as adults and those older than 12 years). Use 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.
SEP 10 | Men’s Book Discussion
THU SEP 10, 7:30 PM
Men, how can we address the deep challenges around us? As Rev. Booker recommended, let us first listen to the lessons of the past from the voices of the oppressed so we may act from a place of understanding. Join us as we read through some of the books Mark recommended. Next up is a book on the biblical basis of oneness in Christ and we’ll discuss its implications for us and for our church. Questions? Contact the Book Club team.
DivorceCare: beginning SEP 10
THU SEP 10, 6:30–8:30 PM. DivorceCare will host its fall kick off on Zoom! We meet weekly through December 10, 2020.
SEP 13 | Park Street Prime (Newcomer's Orientation)
SUN SEP 13, 10:00–11:00 AM. On the second Sunday of each month, join the Community Director to learn about the church and meet others! Registration required.
Life Together Women's Bible Study: beginning SEP 16
Beginning WED SEP 16, 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.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
FRIDAYS, AUG 28–DEC 18, 6:30–9:30 PM
Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15-week course designed around four “perspectives” on missions – Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. You will have 15 instructors with a breadth of global experience. Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are planning to hold this course online via ZOOM for the entire 15-week course. First two classes are free! Scholarships available.
Questions? Contact Mariah Nowland, Course Coordinator.
From Generation to Generation
We will tell the next generation, the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. Psalm 78:4
Do you have a heart for discipling our children or youth? We are looking for people who are passionate about passing on the One Faith to our children and who would count it a blessing to serve our children, tweens, or youth. You don’t need a Ph.D. just a love for Jesus and a heart for kids. We need extra hands this year to be able to create smaller Zoom groups to better engage our children while we are still meeting virtually. It would also allow for other opportunities as well. If you are interested or you know of someone at PSC who is gifted in this way, please contact Adam Herndon.
Prayer & Praise
Pray for the Congregation
- “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” (Psa. 118:26);
- Abide in Christ, as heirs of God’s promise (Gal. 3:29);
- Love one another, as one body of Christ (Rom. 12:5);
- Seek to bless others, as God’s child of blessing (Php. 2:4).
Pray for the People
- For safety of our missionaries’ kids, each of whom continues schooling under COVID restrictions;
- For our Elders: to earnestly seek and long for God with their whole being, to bless the Lord and praise him;
- For the Staff: courage and humility to serve by God’s grace in his time;
- For our Deacons: compassion and strength in their service to our church family;
- Changed hearts in a struggling marriage, and renewed commitment to reconcile by God’s strength;
- Mercy on parents and caregivers of students with perplexing situations and schedules;
- Emotional and physical wellbeing among educational administrators, faculty and staff;
- Comfort for those struggling with loneliness, and encouragement to those feeling helpless or dispirited;
- Courage, hope and help for those unemployed and unsure how to put food on the table and a roof overhead.
Pray for Grace
- To push back on COVID-19 with faith and power of the Holy Spirit;
- To remain loyal to God, not to a political party;
- To remember the worth and dignity of each person made in God’s image.