Life of the Church
SUN, NOVEMBER 12, 2023
About This Week's Guest Preacher
Dr. Michael Goheen is Director of Theological Education at Missional Training Center, Scholar-in-Residence for the Surge Network of churches (Phoenix), and Professor of Missional Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary (St Louis). He holds a BA in Intellectual History (Florida Atlantic University), MA in Systematic Theology (Westminster Theological Seminary), and PhD in Theology (Utrecht University). He began his professional life as a church planter in the Presbyterian Church in America and as a pastor in the Toronto area. For over two decades he has taught worldview studies, biblical theology, and missiology and has held part-time pastoral and preaching positions in local congregations. He is married to Marnie and together they have four adult married children and eleven grandchildren. He splits his time between Surrey, B.C., Canada and Tempe, AZ, USA.
Mission Conference 2023: On(e) Mission Together
FRI, NOV 3 – SUN, NOV 12
Explore what it looks like to “live on mission” both here in Boston and around the world.
Dinner and a Discussion: Gospel in the City
FRI, NOV 10 | 6:00 PM Dinner & 7:00 PM Discussion
Experience an evening of Japanese cuisine and culture featuring Adrian and Rebecca Tam, PSC missionaries to Japan. Dinner will be followed by a panel discussion on integral mission in an urban setting, featuring Boston ministry leaders. The cost for dinner is $15 per person. *The registration deadline for dinner has passed. Contact [email protected] to inquire about availability. If you’re planning to come for the discussion only then there’s no cost, and no need to register.
Childcare from 7:00 to 9:00 PM will be provided. Register your child (0-6thgrade) for Friday Night Live HERE by THU, NOV 9.
Serve the City: Go
SAT, NOV 11 | Various times
Experience being on mission together, as you serve alongside fellow Park Streeters in your region and throughout Greater Boston. Fill out this form to indicate which opportunities you’re interested in — and consider being a team leader for one of these projects. Serve the City: Go (Interest Form).
Questions? Email [email protected].
Stories of Living on Mission in Boston
Check out the video stories of several people in our congregation who are engaging in mission in and around the city of Boston. These stories have been gathered as a part of this year’s Mission Conference. Enjoy!
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All-Church Meals on Sunday
SUN, NOV 12 | After each service | Fellowship Hall
Enjoy a meal with your PSC friends, get a sneak peak at the 2024 short-term mission trips, and ask your burning questions of our missionaries and those ministering in the city.
All-Church Prayer Schedule: November & December
SAT, DEC 9 | 8:30-9:30 AM | Virtual Only (via Zoom) – Missions Prayer
Please note there will be no other All-Church Prayer meetings in November or December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you are looking for alternative spaces of worship, prayer, and fellowship during these months, we encourage you to attend any of our additional Advent and Christmas services (the schedule of which will be announced soon)!
Boston Flourish 2023
THU, NOV 16 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Park Street Church
Park Street Church is happy to be hosting Boston Flourish 2023. Boston Flourish is a movement for dreamers and doers to activate and partner towards a Boston where everyone flourishes. Conversation topics will include youth mental health, migrant care, and human trafficking. Learn more about Boston Flourish 2023 and register at bostonflourish.com.
Wondering where your gifts to Missions go?
When you give to Park Street Missions, you are touching lives here in Boston and around the globe. Click here to read about the ministries your gifts support as well as detailed instructions on how to give.
Boston Healthcare Fellowship Event
FRI, NOV 17 | 6:30–8:30 PM | BU Medical Campus
The Boston Healthcare Fellowship is hosting an event: “Self-Forgiveness in the Context of Medical Errors.” The evening will feature Dr. Susan Hata, a primary care physician in internal medicine and pediatrics at MGH. Dinner will be provided. Location: Hiebert Lounge at BU Medical Campus: 72 E. Concord St, Floor 14, Boston, MA 02118.
JAN 29–MAY 13 | Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Park Street Church
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is an awe-inspiring comprehensive study course that is rooted in the Scriptures which has profoundly impacted hundreds of thousands of believers over the last 50 years. It is a 15-week course designed to help all believers discover how their unique gifts and talents fit into God’s work to draw all peoples to himself. Have you ever wondered if you were created for more? Then this class is for you. Scholarships are available, and the first class is free! Contact [email protected] to learn more.
November Budget Update
As you know, PSC operates with two budgets. Ministry & Operations (or M&O), and Missions.
For 2023 year-to-date, giving for the M&O Budget is 1% ahead of the same date last year. This year-to-date result gives us encouragement for year end on December 31st as M&O giving was budgeted to increase a modest 4.6% this year.
For 2023 year-to-date, giving for the Missions Budget is 11% ahead of the same date last year. This year-to-date result also gives us encouragement for year end on December 31st as Missions giving was budgeted to increase 15.9% this year.
I can also report that expenses for each budget are under control. As I stated, let us hope for success in meeting our budget goals. One important fact to remember, or to learn if you are new to PSC, is that while expenses are fairly level from month to month through the year, more than 25% of annual giving is typically received in the month of December alone. Or in other words, giving in December is typically four times the amount in the average prior month of the year. As in past years, ending the year without any deficit will mean we all contributed generously what we are able to as November and December pass. The most important thing to remember is that God loves a cheerful giver. May each of us give as we are led.
Please also remember that gifts intended for Missions must be designated or identified as such – so when you give to Missions whether electronically, or through a check in an envelope, please make sure to note that in the memo line whether online or on the check.
Mike Ahearn, Church Administrator
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Park Street App Tip of the Week
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“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.”
Let us pray together…
- That we would hear the Lord’s continuous call to return to him to be healed and to be sent out with his mercy for those around us.
- For the 2023 Mission Conference: that we would see clearly the mission of God and hear his call for how we can participate in his plan for the redemption of creation and the reconciliation of all things to himself.
- That God would make Park Street Church a place full of people known for our love for one another, and that we would know what that looks like in this particular time.
- For children around the world who are suffering from violence, abuse, and poverty: that God would have mercy on them and would provide them with caring parents.
Submit prayer requests to: parkstreet.org/requestprayer (or call 617-523-3383).