December 23, 2019
In This Issue

Sunday, December 22

Brews and Views
Adult Formation
Commons Conference Room

Sunday Worship
Gathering 3rd Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, December 24
Staff Meeting
Church Office

Worship Planning Meeting
Church Office

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Wed, December 25 - Sunday January 4th
All Church and Preschool 
offices closed 
for Winter Break 
Merry Christmas 
& Happy New Year

Oasis Women's Group
The Parlor

Sunday, December 29
Sunday Worship

The Church at Prayer
Community Care List
God's desire for us is our wholeness; the Hebrew Scriptures call this shalom. This wholeness incorporates our physical, mental, emotional, and relational being.

PSC's love and joy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Eric Roosevelt on the occasion of their wedding on December 6. Congratulations! 

Please use this list today and throughout the week, praying with special intention for:
  • Out Boulder County and all those in our LGBTQ+ community
  • PSC's Off Broadway Preschool 
  • 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:

Our prayers for:
Short term
Barb Fowler
Tom Fowler
Lizzie (Susan Anderson's daughter--stage 4 colon cancer)
Dan Torpy 
Carter Edgerly
Juan and Denise Aragon (PSC-supported missionaries in Chiapas, Mexico--Juan diagnosed with rare condition affecting quality of life)

Long term
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
Kathryn Stuart
Barb Schuttenberg
Butch Stanko (friend of Polly McDonald)

Brendan Torpy
Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa Las Lomas (church in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Pete Sprenkle
Jo Judd
Kerry Hassler
Dwight and Aladine Neuenschwander

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

*Please notify the church office
(303-442-6530) or 
t)  if there are people who should be added to
 or removed from our community care list.
A Word from Andrew... Pregnant with Possibilities...

Dear Pine Street Church Members and Friends,
At the heart of Christmas is the wonder of the Incarnation---that God became flesh--that spirit and matter united and that divinity and humanity are entwined in the fully God and fully human Jesus. This is "salvation with skin on it." 

Christmas is the feast in which we celebrate the miracle of materiality that God loved human beings so much that God became one through the flesh, blood, bones, and vulnerability of the baby born in Bethlehem. 

This wonder is gloriously described in Denise Levertov's poem "The Annunication": 
to bear in her womb
Infinite weight and lightness; to carry
in hidden, finite inwardness,
nine months of Eternity; to contain
in slender vase of being,
the sum of power-
in narrow flesh,
the sum of light.
Then bring to birth,
push out into air, a Man-child
needing, like any other,
milk and love-
but who was God.
This entire month of Advent the wisdom of Holy Scripture and the daily practices from our Mason Jar Advent series have led us to wait, to listen, to be open; to  do something every day that pushes out into the world some meaning or fulfillment, no matter how  great or small. To be present enough to our lives that we can embody (incarnate) God's presence in the weal and woe and warp and woof of our everyday.   
Just two days more and we will finally be able to celebrate the magic and miracle and birth of the Babe from Bethlehem. The long wait is almost over. God is starting to show and the moments ahead of us are pregnant with possibilities! 

Could it be that we are starting to show, too? Could it be that we, too, are about to give birth to a new year, a new decade, a new dream, a new way of being, and a new way of living that we've only begun to imagine? 

Join us TOMORROW at one of our Christmas Eve services (4pm or 6pm) as we celebrate the birth of the newborn God among us and anticipate something new being born in our own hearts. 

My dearly beloved Pine-heads, Christ is being born anew. Let us make room for what's new, because in the words of Jesuit priest Walter Burghardt, " this very moment, for all its imperfection and frustration, because of its imperfection and frustration, is pregnant with all sorts of possibilities, is pregnant with the future, is pregnant with love, is pregnant with Christ."


Mason Jar Advent 2019
Mason Jar Advent 2019

Christmas Eve 2019

Submit Nominations for Leadership Council and Committees

The Pine Street Church Council of Ministries (CoM) and the Nominating Committee respectfully ask PSC members to submit names of persons to be considered for board governance service through our New Leadership Council as well as nominations for Standing Committees. You may review the Nominating Forms below---one for Leadership Council and the other for Standing Committees. 

The Nominating Committee members are: Bob Owens, Jane Gray, and Joann Roberts Stacy. They will work  collaboratively with the Senior Pastor to find the appropriate people to fill Leadership Council offices and other leadership roles, including Standing Committee chairpersons.

The new slate of leaders will be voted on by the congregation at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26 after the morning worship gathering.


YOU are INVITED to a


When: SUNDAY, December 29, 2019, from 2 to 5 PM

Where: 3965 Britting Ave. Boulder, CO 80305

Hosts: Judy & Bob Rothe and barking Buffy (RSVP not required)

After 2/11/20: 4900Thundrerbird Dr. #726 Boulder, CO 80303

Discussion: At a House Warming, token welcoming gifts are happily accepted; but, after 55 years in the same house and moving into a retirement home's smaller accommodations, guests to a Cooling will be requested to take a "gift" from a myriad of items needing to be decluttered!

Celebrate 2020 Commitment Cards
Your 2020 Financial Commitment  

Thank you to all who have turned in Celebrate 2020 Commitment Cards! If you have not yet taken a moment to complete your 2020 financial commitment, please do so soon. Every gift matters as we plan responsibly and creatively for our 2020 missions and ministries! 

You may drop your Celebrate 2020 card in the offering box at church on Sunday or mail it to the church office or bring it by the church office. 

Your gift supports every part of our ministry together. Thank you for helping Pine Street Church dream big, and do good, now and into the future.
The beautiful poinsettias in the sanctuary were given by...

Betty Eldridge
In memory of Mike and Tom Eldridge

Jerome HadleyDike and Johanna Smith
In celebration of the lives of Karen and Neil

Sabrina Huffaker
In memory of Milton Huffaker  and In honor of all who are missed

Bill and Mary Beth Mankin
In memory of our parents and sisters

Bob and Cindy Owens
In celebration of the Christmas season

Shel and Barbara Schuttenberg
In memory of our precious daughter, Amy

Shirley Scott and Becky Budd
In memory of Gayle Scott

Mike and Carol Simpson
In celebration of the life and ministry of Karen HadleyDike

Larry and Tam Van Spriell
In celebration of the life of Phil Smith
Sharing and Experiencing  the Sounds of Sunday at PSC

Miss a sermon or Sunday? Want to re-live a sermon or musical piece? You can listen, re-listen to, and share sermons, music, and other special elements of our Sunday morning worship services. CLICK HERE to go to our website where you can instantly play previous week's recordings. Even better, feel free to share them with others.

Oasis - Wednesday Women's Group
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. in the Parlor. Open to all! 
Current series: The Oasis group is discussing Seven Lessons from Heaven, How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life by Mary C. Neal, M.D.  
Dr. Mary Neal's unforgettable account of the Chilean kayaking accident that took her life and sent her on a journey to heaven and back riveted millions of readers.  In 7 Lessons from Heaven, Dr. Neal takes readers deeper into her experience, which included meeting Jesus face-to-face, encounters with angels, and a journey to a "city of light."
Front Range Art Asylum
Spirituality, The Arts. This engaging group meets Third Tuesdays @ 4:00pm in our Art Gallery. Open to All.  Click Here for More Information

Sunday Morning Refreshments
Each Sunday following our worship service we offer refreshments. Coffee is already made, but if you would like to volunteer to provide another beverage & snacks, email [email protected] or call 303-442-6530. Thanks everybody!! -Joann Roberts Stacy & Judy Rothe, Hospitality Team Co-Chairs.

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Every first Tuesday of the month starting at 7:30 a.m., the men of our church are invited to gather for good food and fellowship at the Parkway Cafe (4700 Old Pearl St. in Boulder, just north of the Larry Miller Toyota dealership). | 1237 Pine St. Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.6530