Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2021
A Note about Email Security
Many of you recently have forwarded to us concerning phishing emails that look like they are coming from Mark Booker or another Park Street Church minister, but are not. Unfortunately, there is no blocking or restriction we can make regarding emails coming from and going to non-parkstreet addresses.
Please note that any emails from staff will always come from @parkstreet.org email accounts. Anything else is fraudulent. We will never ask for donations except through our Realm account at www.parkstreet.org/give or /giveonline.
If a communication is coming from any staff person at Park Street, please check the email address it is coming from before responding to make sure it is not a gmail or other non-parkstreet address.
Thank you to those of you who notified us! We appreciate your collaboration in helping keep the congregation safe from scammers.
Ask Now: Ministry Highlights
Each Sunday in January, a ministry will be hosting an “Ask Now” Zoom room. Stop by to say “hi,” meet new people, or find out more about getting involved in that ministry. Meetings will last approximately 30 minutes following the 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM services.
This Sunday, we will are featuring Small Groups. Come by to ask questions and learn about how you can be involved!
Ask Now schedule
January 10: Small Groups
January 17: Family Ministry
January 24: Grad/Undergrad
Look for the “Ask Now” button at the bottom of the Announcements page
2021 Annual Meeting Candidates
Next year’s Annual Meeting will take place on WED FEB 24. View the names and biographies of this year’s candidates here.
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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Jan 6, 2021
|Boston Food Pantries|
Thank you for your generous giving!
Faith & Practice Classes: Winter 2021
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. Content will be presented in different formats depending on the group, varying between reading, video and/or podcast assignments, 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.
Beginning TODAY, we will offer four classes, including a New Members class for those interested in becoming members of Park Street Church.
All Church Prayer: January
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.(Ephesians 6:18)
The All-Church prayer meetings will take place at these times in January:
- Friday January 1, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, January 16, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Please join us as we pray together as a church community for each other and the world. After you fill out the zoom registration link the first time, you will be sent an email with a personal invite to join each prayer meeting. You do not need to register more than one time. Email [email protected] with any other questions or comments!
English as a Second Language Classes | Jan 19–Apr 16
JAN 19–APR 16, 2021
Park Street’s FOCUS ESL program is gearing up for the winter/spring term! Classes and other student activities begin on Tuesday, January 19 and will run through Friday, April 16. If you are interested in teaching and/or if you know anyone who is, email Karen Patschke, Park Street’s ESL Coordinator.
We are continuing to hold our classes and activities virtually, via Zoom. Note: Registration is required for all classes and activities.
Separated or divorced? Find hope and healing at DivorceCare. Presented from a Christian perspective. New class starting Thursdays 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM January 14, 2021 to April 15, 2021 on ZOOM.
Write [email protected] to register and obtain ZOOM link.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: Update!
Update: the Danvers class has been canceled.
Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives 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. The first two classes are free! Email [email protected] for more information.
This spring’s course offerings in New England are:
- Avon, CT – virtual and in-person on Tuesdays starting JAN 19
- Cranston, RI – virtual on Thursdays starting JAN 21
- Danvers, MA – this class has been canceled
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
- “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam 3:22-23);
- Trust in the Lord always and in all ways (Pro 3:3-5);
- Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Eph 5:21);
- Build upon the strength and security of the Lord (Mt 7:24).
Pray for the People
- For our Global Missionaries, Stuart & Sindia Foster, serving in Mozambique, working alongside national leaders to produce scriptures in the languages of the people;
- For our Elders: wisdom and grace to explain the board’s actions in ways that God’s hand in the decisions will be clearly seen;
- For our Deacons: renewal of strength to soar high above trouble and sorrow, and nearness to God as the true source of hope;
- For our Staff: in times of trial to magnify the Lord and not the problems, and to wait patiently on the Lord as he renews their strength;
- Sympathy for the family of Judith Bynam, who passed on JAN 4;
- Wisdom, grace, and perseverance for all serving and caring for the suffering and vulnerable in our homes and communities;
- Hope and courage for all battling illness or disease, and comfort from God’s presence throughout;
- Mercy and help for families broken because of unemployment and desperate due to food insecurities and housing uncertainties;
- Protection of our nation from foreign adversaries during the transition between administrations;
- Healing of relationships between Americans deeply divided by partisanship.
Pray for Grace
- To cast all worries and cares on the Lord;
- To discern the voice of God amidst the noise of the world;
- To persevere in all mitigation efforts against COVID-19.