PINE STREET POST
September 19th, 2021
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew...
Dear Pine Street Church Members and Friends,

We are at a time of new beginnings as we plan to be back for in-person worship NEXT Sunday, September 26.

Be sure to stay tuned for communication this week about health and wellness protocols that we will be using in conjunction with the Boulder County Health Department guidelines, including masking for all who enter our doors.

Today is our second Sunday to livestream our service at 10am MST. Please be patient as we adjust to new technology in this regard. We are grateful to extend our worshiping community to all who are not able to join us physically at 1237 Pine Street.

Take a look around today's Pine Street Post edition---there's a lot!

I am grateful to be on this journey with you.

With heart,
Andrew
Join Us for our Sunday Worship Livestream Edition, today at 10am

CLICK HERE to join us on Youtube Live for today's Sunday Worship Service. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the worship guide. The service video will begin streaming at 10am. So if you don't see it right away keep checking on the link.

A portion of the service will be available to rewatch on the Pine Street Church YouTube Channel by Sunday afternoon each week. However, the best way for you to experience the Hybrid Edition service is on at 10am via YouTube Live.

Give: Your financial gifts to God through Pine Street Church are more essential now than ever. Make a gift today. If you are giving online or sending checks in the mail, thank you. If you are a person who normally places your gifts in the offering boxes on Sundays, please consider giving online HERE.
We're Getting Back Together!

Please join us, and invite your friends and family, as we return to in-person worship, two weeks from today, on September 26th at 10am. We'll celebrate this momentous occasion with a new message series kick called:

"I've Been Meaning to Ask"

Some of the best conversations start with good questions—questions we’ve been meaning to ask, questions that keep us curious, and questions that lead us deeper into courage and connection. This worship series is formed around four guiding questions: “I’ve been meaning to ask… Where are you from? . . . Where does it hurt? . . . What do you need? . . . Where do we go from here?” As you can see, these questions aren’t surface level; they invite us to tell our stories, share our pain, care for one another, and dream about a new way forward together.

We hope this series helps us to behold each other as images of the divine. That it helps us strengthen our capacity for empathy and compassion. May it remind us of the power of unassuming questions. May it show us that courage is rooted in the heart. Through vulnerability and authenticity, may our courageous conversations lead us to glimpse hope, joy, and beauty—and to become the community God created us to be.

In our return to in-person worship you can expect our COVID safety rules and regulations to mirror those required by Boulder County Public Health. These can change often and we will keep you informed of any changes that affect our Sunday morning gatherings. For now, per Boulder County Health Rules, we will require masks and will observe safe gathering protocols.

All Pine Street Church Services going forward will be available for remote viewing via a high quality Live Stream that can be found on the Pine Street Church YouTube Channel each Sunday at 10am
Upcoming Services at Pine Street Church

Please mark your calendars for a number of important services happening at and around Pine Street Church in the coming months.

  • Saturday September 25th, Pete Sprenkle Memorial Service at Pine Street Church--2pm
  • Saturday October 2nd, Rev. Dwight Neuenschwander Memorial Service at Pine Street Church--2pm
  • Saturday October 9th, Becky Gruber Ordination Service at Pine Street Church--4pm
Adult Learning Opportunity

So many people have been affected by extreme environmental events: hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, wildfires, as well as a pandemic. Our earth home is in peril. As people of faith, we are called to use the available collective knowledge to save and protect God’s gift of creation, which has provided and sustained life for countless years.

Join others in reading and discussing the book All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson. The book contains about 60 essays, poems, illustrations, each contributing to the breadth and depth of hopeful wisdom offered.

All We Can Save has been selected as this year’s “One Book, One Boulder”, and we are one of the registered book circles to share insights from the book. Copies of the book are available for loan from Boulder Public Library.

We will meet by Zoom on Tuesday evenings for nine weeks, starting on September 28. If you are interested, or have questions, contact book circle leader, Mary Beth Mankin, mbmankin545@gmail.com. Let us encourage one another in making a difference.

Praise for All We Can Save

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”
—The New York Times 

“Hopeful and illuminating, All We Can Save is an anthology of essays by women at the forefront of the climate crisis. So often climate writing can make us feel doomed and anxious, but this collection is a comfort because of its honesty and courage…. It’s a reminder that we can work with hope towards a better future.”
— BuzzFeed

“These are the ideas, solutions, inspirations, and visionaries we’ve been waiting for.”  
— Ms
PLANNING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER!

In recent months the Church's Leadership Council has engaged with several organizations who will be leading our church through a comprehensive Strategic Planning Process. It begins very soon, and we need your help! You're invited to complete a Church Assessment Tool (CAT), an on-line instrument that will help our church leaders to gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in and of our church. The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping us make decisions about the future of our church.

In about a week, you will receive an email with a unique link to the CAT. Beginning Monday September 7th, we are asking you to go online by clicking on the link to be provided in an email that day and tell us about your experiences in and priorities for our church. Please do not discuss the survey or your answers with others as this may influence their answers.

If you need a paper copy, please contact the office (admin@pinestreetchurch.net or 303-442-6530).

All answers will be strictly anonymous. There is no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences. Our future together is dependent on your participation and honest answers.

Many thanks,
Your Leadership Council
Heart for Mission Spotlight

PINE STREET CHURCH HAS A HEART for MISSION!

In our continuing effort to support and build a relationship with TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes), we inquired about donating school supplies for residents and the congregation was invited to bring needed items to the August in-person worship service. We subsequently received a detailed request from TGTHR asking if we could fill 12 backpacks with recommended school supplies. As our planned collection time was August 29, after school started, we decided to purchase the needed supplies. Each backpack contained four spiral notebooks, two folders, a number of pens and pencils, colored pencils, markers, pocket Kleenex, hand sanitizer, an alarm clock and assorted snack items. Thanks to Jan Arney, who provided the backpacks, and to Carol Simpson, Larry VanSpriell, and Mary Beth Mankin, who shopped for and purchased the supplies, we delivered 12 filled backpacks to TGTHR on August 17, with a donated valued of $578.74. These were taken to middle or high school students at Chase House and The Source. An additional $88 worth of items were donated on August 29 and delivered on Sept. 7. THANK YOU to all who helped these teens start the new school year not only with needed supplies, but also knowing that they are loved by their neighbors.

Three teams from PSC continue to provide (on a rotating basis) one meal per month to Chase House.

Mission Giving

Thank you to all who contribute to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering in July. We raised $1175 in support of disaster relief and other ministries at home and abroad.

Watch this space for news about the World Mission Offering which will be received throughout the month of October. This year’s theme is: We’ve Been Surprised by God’s Glory. If you’d like to play a role in promoting this opportunity to participate in God’s transformational work in our world, contact Carol Simpson. (pastorcms@cs.com).
The Art of Berta Post

Off Broadway Gallery at PSC
Opening Event:
October 1, 5-8PM
Duration:
Sept 26th - October 27th

A native of Glenwood Springs, CO, Berta Post was inspired at a young age by her uncle, a Taos artist, to express herself through drawing and painting. Post’s landscapes and still life works rely on an intuitive use of color which invite the viewer from an exploration of the terrain to a more contemplative space rich in feeling and memory. Exhibit duration: Sept 26th - October 27th.

If you're interested in seeing the final days of the current exhibit featuring the art of Adderly Grant-Lord please contact gallery curator, Waverly Matthews to schedule a showing by this Thursday September 23rd.

waverlymatthews@gmail.com
Men's Fellowship Group

The Men's Fellowship Group has a new meeting schedule. Beginning immediately they will meet in person for Breakfast at the Parkway Cafe on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. They will also hold a monthly Zoom gathering at 9:00 a.m.on the third Tuesday of each month. Please contact Bill Mankin for more information on how to join these meetings: mankin@ucar.edu
Oasis Women's Group: New Book Study

The Oasis women’s book study/support/ministry is currently reading The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times by Dr. Anita L. Sanchez. "The Four Sacred Gifts reveals how our world depends on each of us to discover our interconnectedness to people, earth, and animals, with awareness that we are ‘all one relation’”.

Dr. Sanchez is a Boulder author. This is a great time for women to join the group to learn something new, as well as develop new relationships. Contact Mary Beth Mankin, mbmankin545@gmail.com, with questions or to get zoom information for Oasis meetings on Thursdays at 1:30 PM.

Click Here to join the Zoom group Thursdays at 1:30pm
The Pinehead Portal

Check it out, and register today, HERE. There's a church directory, updates from the PSC Leadership Council and much more. Email admin@pinestreetchurch.net if you have any trouble registering and gaining access.
THE CHURCH AT PRAYER
God's desire for us is our wholeness; the Hebrew Scriptures call this shalom. This wholeness incorporates our physical, mental, emotional, and relational being.

*Please note: If you wish to include a prayer need on this Community Care list---or another specific pastoral care need for which you would like prayer, please email Pastor Andrew Daugherty at Andrew@PineStreetChurch.net

PSC's Nurture and Prayer Team also stands by for prayer support. To share your prayer concerns, needs, or celebrations, contact Rev. Carol Simpson at: pastorcms@cs.com

Pine Street Church extends love and sympathy to the family of Bob Price who died on September 5, 2021.

Community Care List
Please use this list today and throughout the week, praying with special intention for:

  • Remembering the 20th anniversary of 9/11
  • The people of Afghanistan
  • The people of Haiti
  • The healing of the division in our nation. For unity and peace and an end to violence.
  • Thanks be to God for COVID-19 vaccines that are being distributed now!
  • Out Boulder County and all those in our LGBTQ+ community
  • PSC's Off Broadway Preschool and summer camps
  • Those in our Boulder community who suffer from food insecurity and hunger and who are experiencing homelessness
  • All who celebrate joys and those who are distressed in mind, body, or spirit, and members of our spiritual family including:

Short term
Jo White
Susan Medley (sister of Carol Simpson)
Larry VanSpriell
Alicia Andersen
Juan & Denise Aragon and their children (recently diagnosed with COVID-19)
Carter Edgerley (chemotherapy treatment and son of PSC bookkeeper Michele Edgerley)
Lizzie Parker
Dan Torpy 

Long term
Jo White 
Susan Medley (Carol Simpson’s sister)
Bud Clifford, and all those who cared for him. Bud, neighbor of Neva Huffaker, passed away this past week
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
Butch & Kathy Stanko, Friends of Polly McDonald
Jo Judd
Kerry Hassler

Missionaries
Lance & Christina Muteyo, Juan & Denise Aragon, Ruth Fox, Pieter & Nora Kalkman

*Please notify the church office (303-442-6530) or David@PineStreetChurch.net if there are people who should be added to or removed from our community care list.
In Case You Missed It:
Pine Street Church Sunday Morning Worship:
Hybrid Edition,
Sunday, September 5th, 2021