Life of the Church and Prayer & Praise
SUNDAY MAY 2, 2021
All-Church Meeting with Q&A
FRI JUN 11, 7:00 PM
Park Street Church is holding an All-Church Meeting on FRI, JUN 11. This meeting will provide an opportunity to touch base as a community and to hear updates from the staff and elders as we transition into the summer. We will address the reopening plans as well, and there will also be time for Q&A.
This will be a hybrid event, and preregistration is required to attend in-person or over Zoom. Questions will be taken in person or online so that everyone will be able to participate. We look forward to this time of communication and connection as a church family.
Please join us in congratulating these individuals from the graduating class of 2021!
- Amanda Craig, Suffolk University Law School; J.D.
- Joe Ghobrial, Bethel University; BS, Accounting
- Evangeline Kennedy, Simmons University; BS, Public Health and Neuroscience
- Jonathan Liu, University of Michigan; BS, Computer Science
- Lidia Martinez, Johns Hopkins; MS, Mechanical Engineering
- Hannah Rose Nesbitt, Framingham State University; BS, Apparel Design and Studio Art Painting
- Jeffrey Osborne, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; MA, Counseling
- Randall Wetzig, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.Div
Missionary Housing and Vehicles needed
Some of our missionaries who will be in town this summer and fall are in need of temporary housing and vehicles to borrow. Please contact the Missions Office if you or someone you know might be able to help.
Come with us as we journey along the Rocky Railway and learn how Jesus’ power pulls us through! This year Kidsweek will be virtual again. The two primary reasons for making this decision are the uncertainty of government crowd restrictions at that point and the uncertainty around people’s readiness to be in large crowds. This year, we will host live watch parties in the morning, and encourage families to team-up to do Kidsweek together! We are hopeful that in 2022, we will return to a full and robust in-person program!
Tweens will go on a field trip to Canobie Lake Park during the week. The field trip will be optional and have an added cost. At the end of our week, we will have an outdoor meet-up at a park.
Band/Orchestra Used Instrument Drive
“Praise him with the sound of trumpet” (and clarinet and violin)!
As an outreach for City Engagement, we are holding a band or orchestra used instrument drive, in preparation for a summer workshop to be taught by talented Park Street Music educators at Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle. Now is the chance to donate that old clarinet or trumpet that is gathering dust at the back of your closet! We are happy to receive
- strings (violins, violas, cellos)
- brass (trumpets, trombones, saxophones)
- woodwinds(flutes and clarinets)
All items must be in working order or that you think are repairable. Instruments can be dropped off at the front desk of Park Street Church MON–FRI between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If possible, please call ahead (617-523-3383) so the receptionist knows to expect you. Questions? Email Judi Manola.
Park Street Dialogues | Hugh Halter
Hugh Halter lives in Alton, IL, where he and his family are doing what they can to help the town in Jesus’s name. Hugh has written several books about the missional church, and for the past fifteen years he has helped churches and church planters to think creatively about loving their neighbors. Hugh and Mark talk about Hugh’s method for mission and ministry that was shaped out of personal suffering, and Hugh shares several powerful stories of how God has worked through his life to make God’s Kingdom tangible in the lives of others.
Communion Gatherings—1:30 PM today!
SUN MAY 2, 1:30–2:00 PM
We are excited to celebrate communion with you all!
- 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 MAY 2.
For our couples retreat this year we are going to have a virtual two night event. Friday Night, you will be led step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece by Park Street artist Adrian Johnston. Grab a bottle of wine or sparkling cider and make a cheese plate and join other PSC couple’s as we create priceless works of art. Then on Saturday night, we will have a guided cook night with Eataly Boston. A chef will walk us through cooking a classic Italian dish complete with a bottle of wine, hand selected by an Eataly Sommelier. After our time cooking together, we will hear an encouraging word from scripture.
MAY 7, 7:00–9:00 PM and MAY 8, 6:00–9:00 PM. Cost is $150 per couple.
Details about these and other events can be found on the events page!
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.
Job Opening: Director of Facilities Management
PSC is looking for qualified applicants for the Director of Facilities Management. This position is responsible for managing Park Street’s downtown properties, as well as overseeing the stewardship of the Wilson House campus in Cambridge, MA, and the operational infrastructure (mechanical, electrical, security, HVAC, technological, etc.) of these critical assets. The position is also responsible for safety and security of the church’s properties and the church’s technology footprint and its efficient and secure operation.
Full job description and application details below.
Details about these and other employment opportunities can be found on our jobs 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 earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
the world and those who dwell therein” (Psa 24:1);
- In life and attitude, return to the Lord for his compassion (Isa 55:7);
- Forgive your debtors as God has forgiven your debts (Mt 6:15);
- Seek justice without condemning the righteous or justifying the wicked (Pro 17:15).
Pray for the People
- For our elders: thanksgiving for the “Embody Conference” and leading by Jesus in this time; and that confessions of brokenness at the Good Friday prayer meeting would be met by the Holy Spirit producing lives of sweet fragrance glorifying to the Father;
- For our deacons and lay leaders: patience, perseverance, and understanding as they care for and bring hope to the most vulnerable members of our community;
- For our global missionaries: for wisdom and creativity for Benjamin as he develops an equine ministry in the Middle East;
- For our staff: to trust God with fears and trials of transition, and to wait patiently on the Lord as he renews their strength;
- Sorrow and sympathy for additional families grieving the loss of loved ones in mass killings across our nation;
- Unity and reconciliation as we work with God in redeeming our relationships and the systems and structures of our nation;
- Guidance, care, and support for law enforcement officers throughout this turbulent and troubling period of violence;
- Hope, help, and healing for those struggling with illness, side effects, loneliness, addiction, or depression;
- Mercy and support for the food or housing insecure, and opportunities and guidance for those seeking employment.
Pray for Grace
- To remain patient and prayerful with skeptics until they call Jesus ‘my Lord my God;”
- To lament indifference to injustice and inequality;
- To walk in faithfulness according to the steadfast love of God.