PINE STREET POST
July 4th, 2021
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew... Join us for Live Zoom Worship Service Today at 10am...Holy Communion Today, and a Message About "Faith Freedom for All"...
Dear Pine Street Church Members and Friends,

As our nation looks back on the first official federal commemoration of Juneteenth and looks forward to today's Fourth of July celebrations, it is a fitting time to celebrate religious liberty in our multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy. 

As we celebrate our nation’s independence with picnics, barbecues, music festivals, ice cream and fireworks, we also remember that our Baptist ancestors were among the many who contended for religious liberty for all faiths.

On this occasion, we join our national partner BCJ (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) in Washington, DC to advocate for Faith Freedom for ALL. This will be the topic of today's message in our 10am Hybrid Worship edition via Zoom (link below to join the service). We will look at it through the lens of a wonderful, quirky text from the Gospel of Matthew (11: 16-19; 25-30).

Today we will also celebrate Holy Communion. Please have elements prepared wherever you are, if you wish to participate.

Finally, throughout this month, we will be receiving offerings for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is a special mission offering that involves you in disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery. (Please read more below from our Heart for Missions Team).

I look forward to seeing many of you this morning at our 10am online gathering for celebration, community, and connection to Christ and one another.

With heart,
Andrew
Join Us for PSC Sunday Worship: Hybrid Edition, July 4th, 2021

CLICK HERE to join us via Zoom for todays Sunday Worship Service: Hybrid Edition.

The service begins at 10am and will include live face to face elements, an opportunity for break out rooms and small group fellowship, as well as prerecorded elements such as the sermon and music.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of today's Worship Guide.

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 zoom.

PLEASE feel free to share the zoom link with anyone who may be interested in joining us.

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.
WaMa Art Asylum:
Art Brunch,
Sundays at 9am

Now What?! - Art and Our Next Chapter, pt. 2

Now that more and more activities and opportunities are opening up to us, what is our next move? Over the next 6 months? The next year? The next 5 years? What do we want to experience, achieve, acquire? What impact do we want to make? What relationships do we want to cultivate or mend?

Inspired by some of the amazing art I’ve recently seen, I would like to present ideas and resources that may help us turn the next page in our lives, gain clarity about opportunities, and expand our legacy for our friends, family, and community.

This Sunday, honoring the July 4th holiday, I will discuss the art of the American Revolution such as the works of 18th and 19th Century artists John Trumbull, John Singleton Copley, and Benjamin West. On my art pilgrimage, I saw plenty of portraits of our founding fathers and mothers. These portraits typically evoke a solemn dignity possessed by their subjects. But it is Trumbull's painting, The Declaration of Independence, that gives the clearest expression of the tremendous courage required for independence. It also reveals the true reason we achieved our independence.

CLICK HERE to join me Sunday morning as we continue our live virtual meetings, always ending with your chance to share your thoughts and ideas.
Hyphenated Life Podcast

Be sure to check out a very special episode for the Hyphenated Life Season 2 Finale. We're beyond excited and humbled to announce that, Titan of Celtic Christianity, John Philip Newell joined us from Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about his upcoming book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul.

JP, as he invited us to call him, said this about his forthcoming book: “We know things in the core of our being that we have not necessarily been taught, and some of this deep knowing may actually be at odds with what our society or religion has tried to teach us. This book is about reawakening to what we know in the depths of our being, that the earth is sacred and that this sacredness is at the heart of every human being and life-form. To awaken again to this deep knowing is to be transformed in the ways we choose to live and relate and act.” 

This coming Saturday July 10th, we're all invited to join John Philip for a virtual book launch hosted by Rob Bell. Register for the online event and pre-order a copy of his new book HERE.

Look out for this very special episode to drop Thursday morning!
One Great Hour of Sharing

The year 2020 was unlike any year we have witnessed in our lifetime. Record-breaking fires on the west coast of the U.S., and in Colorado, devastated communities, upended lives, and burned millions of acres. An extremely active hurricane season brought destruction to the Gulf Coast. A massive explosion in Beirut displaced thousands of individuals. All these events happened during the prolonged COVID-19 global pandemic. We are living in a time of uncertainty greater than that with which we are familiar. And yet, even with so much that is unclear about the future, one thing is certain: through this ministry of One Great Hour of Sharing, we can continue to Let Love Flow.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every area of our personal and communal lives. In the same way, it also touched every area of the work of One Great Hour of Sharing: sustainable development, disaster relief, and refugee support. With so many in need, your generosity and compassion are more important than ever.

Our reality is that we have carried into 2021 many of the same challenges. Disasters will continue to occur. Displaced populations remain vulnerable. And hundreds of millions of people around the world struggle under the weight of poverty. Thanks to your faithfulness and generosity, One Great Hour of Sharing will continue to respond.

Events of the past year have shown us that even in times when we cannot be physically together in one place, our offerings to support One Great Hour of Sharing continue to strengthen our church’s presence all over the world: providing water to the thirsty, food for the hungry, and hope for the weary. When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you “Let Love Flow.” Your generosity ensures that, even during uncertainty, the transforming power of love continues to change the world.

Pine Street Church will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering throughout the month of July. Let’s work together to exceed our goal of $1,000. You may send a check to Pine Street Church with OGHS in the memo line, or find the drop down tab on the giving page of our website.

With gratitude,
Your Heart for Mission Team
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: To Begin a New Book

The Oasis women’s book study/support/ministry group will begin study of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times by Dr. Anita L. Sanchez on July 15. "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
Watch this video for a more detailed description of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times by Dr. Sanchez herself.
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

PSC's love and sympathy is extended to the family of Pete Sprenkle, who died on June 11th. Read Pete's obituary HERE. A Celebration of Life service will be held on September 25th at 2pm in the sanctuary of Pine Street Church.

We remember with gratitude the gift of Pete's life, and we remember his beloved June and all the family during these days of both celebration and grief.

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

  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • 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
Carter Edgerley (chemotherapy treatment and son of PSC bookkeeper Michele Edgerley)
Lizzie Parker
Marcia McCarthy (Mary Beth Mankin's sister)
Dan Torpy 

Long term
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, June 20th, 2021