Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY MARCH 28, 2021
Holy Week & Easter Services
Easter Memorial Flowers
On Easter Sunday, many congregants take the opportunity to donate sanctuary flowers in memory of a loved one who has passed away. To participate, please submit the name of the person being remembered and the person making the donation. All entries must be received by Monday, March 29 for bulletin acknowledgment; limit 25 characters. The cost is $20; contact Jennifer O’Mahony to submit a request!
Join the Nursery Team!
Would you like to help raise up the littlest congregants of Park Street? Are you available once a month at 8:30? If so, please prayerfully consider serving in the nursery with 0–2 year olds. Serving would begin as soon as possible.
Good Friday All-Church Prayer
APR 2, 9:00 PM
Join church leaders and congregants for a time of personal and corporate prayer of repentance. Join prayers together of sorrow and humility as we collectively turn to our hearts to the Crucified Christ. Register online below.
Easter Communion Gathering
SUN APR 14, 1:30–2:00 PM
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all during this Easter season!
- Please bring a chair or blanket to use for the duration of the service.
- Please 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.
- Occasionally we may need to cancel our outdoor communion services because of weather. If you would like to be notified that an outdoor communion service has been canceled, please register for that location by 12:30 PM on SUN APR 4.
A Conference for the Church in the City
From 39 stories of hope featured at the Hope Rising Gallery Event (APR 17–18) on Boston Common to stories told throughout the week by more than 40 individuals from Park Street Church and surrounding churches, you will get a fuller picture of God’s love for our city and his kingdom work through his people. Listen to and learn from a diverse array of church leaders, professionals, students, volunteers, and others who are embodying the presence of Jesus in their cities. You will also have an opportunity to preview our “Communities of Missional Practice” studies which will be launching soon after the conference. The conference is designed to challenge you to Follow Jesus, Seek his kingdom, and Take his yoke upon you that you may learn from him. For details and registration, visit the conference website below.
Questions? Contact the City Engagement Team
Recognition of Graduation
Park Street Dialogues | Dana Baker
Dana Baker leads the Boston Trauma Healing Collaborative, an effort to bring together different entities in Boston that are working on trauma related issues. Dana spent 18 years on the staff at Grace Chapel working as a pastor in intercultural ministry, and she is now working to equip churches in greater Boston to bring Christ-centered healing to those deeply wounded by trauma. She uses material and insight from both the Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing, which began at Roxbury Presbyterian Church, and the American Bible Society Trauma Healing Groups. In her conversation with Mark, Dana discusses what it means to love the city and how the church can handle trauma in a better way, so that we can be agents of God’s healing in the world. This topic is particularly timely as the church grapples with our place in healing the world as it struggles through a pandemic.
Job Opening: Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is responsible for directing and managing the production of communications media of all kinds: website, social media, video media, podcast material, and printed material. To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and portfolio to Mike Ahearn.
Global Engagement Projects
Sending out Short-Term Missions teams is one of the strategies that we use to support the long-term goals of our Park Street missionaries and partners. Due to the global pandemic, our approach for 2021 is to develop Global Engagement Projects, which can be carried out virtually yet still make an impact for the Kingdom. We are looking for team members to use their skills in development, training, mentoring, teaching, or encouraging others in a cross-cultural setting. Visit the link below for more information about the following opportunities:
- Discovery Apps Hackathon
- Virtual Healthcare Training
- “Life Hacks” — Topical Webinars
- English Language Partners
Midday Lenten Services
Join us on Wednesdays from 12:15–12:45 PM for a short virtual service from the Park Street Sanctuary on your lunch break to celebrate the Lenten season, as we reflect and prepare for Easter. Services include special music, Scripture readings, a short meditation and prayer.
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
- “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” (Psa 108:5);
- Praise King Jesus who comes in the name of the Lord (Lk 19:37-38);
- Show compassion and mercy to one another (Rom 9:15);
- Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus (Mk 8:34).
Pray for the People
- For our Elders: Holy Spirit leading as the board processes many issues such as re-opening, meeting the congregation’s needs post re-opening, setting vision/aspiration for the next 3-5 years, and developing plans to address 5 areas of needed growth in our church;
- For our Deacons & Lay Leaders: divine wisdom and grace to serve the congregation with their God-given gifts;
- For our Global Missionaries: Tom & Michelle as their team works to bring radio broadcasts of their Family Life programs into their Central Asia country;
- For our Staff: stirring of the Holy Spirit to facilitate repentance, revival, and spiritual awakening of God’s people;
- Sympathy for the families, friends, and communities of the 18 victims of recent mass killings in Atlanta and Boulder;
- Peace, justice, and healing for Asians affected by discrimination, aggression, and violence;
- Conviction, compassion, and wisdom for all in positions of authority with responsibility for leadership;
- Comfort, strength, and healing for those who are sick and who are struggling with joblessness and food or housing insecurity;
- Perseverance in individual efforts to mitigate the impact and continuing threat of the novel coronavirus.
Pray for Grace
- To trust, obey, practice, and live out what God reveals in his Holy Scriptures;
- To stand up alongside those who feel unseen, unknown, and unsafe in our communities;
- To repel all speech, activity, or complicity that spoils God’s image in our neighbor.