PINE STREET POST
December 20, 2020
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew... Welcome to the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Love)... And Join us Christmas Eve, December 24, at 5pm on YouTube...
Dear Friends, 

We are only five days away from Christmas morning. It 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 through the baby born in Bethlehem. The 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.

Today, we explore what it could be like to say YES just as Mary the mother of Jesus did; to become a bunch of modern day Marys.

Please watch (and share!) today's video worship link and be sure to subscribe to the PSC YouTube channel.

Finally, our Christmas Eve service will be at 5pm, December 24--to be premiered on our YouTube channel. Premieres are a mix between a live stream and a traditional YouTube video. They are pre-recorded, but the recordings are played live, with live chat and the ability to watch the video service more as a community at the same time.
You can arrive early (4:45pm) before the service begins and chat in real-time (Live!) with your fellow friends and Pine-heads before the service begins. We will send out more information tomorrow evening (Monday, December 21) with a special video message and and instructions about how to join the YouTube gathering at 5pm on Christmas Eve.

Finally, please be sure to share Hyphenated Life podcast episodes AND this morning's Sunday worship video with your friends and on your social media channels. Sharing is caring! If you don't wish to share, please like or comment on any social media posts sent out by Hyphenated Life, Pine Street Church, AND our Off Broadway Preschool on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

With heart,
Andrew
Hyphenated Life Podcast is a production and ministry of Pine Street Church that explores topics at the intersection of spirituality and culture through the perspectives of faith, art, music, theology, politics, and adventurous conversation.

You can listen wherever you get your podcasts as well as on the Hyphenated Life website HERE or the church's website HERE.

Look for new episodes each Thursday!
TODAY!
The American Baptist Women’s Ministries of Pine Street Church
Invite you to a Zoom Christmas Tea
Today, Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2 PM

There will be Music by Ryan Connell, small group conversations & games
a special reading of Tom Hegg’s book an offering opportunity, ABWM news and a closing prayer

Wear Something Christmasy,have a cup of tea & some cookies Most Importantly, we would love to see your smiling face!

Zoom directions will be emailed to you before the meeting.
WATCH: PSC Sunday Worship, At-Home Edition:
December 20, 2020
4th Sunday of Advent
This week's featured poem from Maya Angelou's "The Complete Poetry" is Love's Exquisite Freedom. You can read it online HERE

CLICK HERE to download a copy of today's worship guide.

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.

If you wish, you can make your 2021 pledge by mailing your New Horizons 2021 Commitment Card to the church office. You may also make your 2021 pledge on our giving page. Thank you for your generosity to fulfill our missions and ministry for next year!
UPCOMING EVENTS
ART BRUNCH
Sundays at 9:30am
The Vogels

Herb Vogel was a New York City postal worker who never finished high school. His wife Dorothy was a public librarian. Yet on their modest incomes, they amassed one of the most significant post-1960's art collections in America. How did such modest means allow this extraordinary couple to amass such a vast and important collection, most of which now resides in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC?

Join me as we take a close look at how Herb and Dorothy developed prescient eyes for art, acquired a massive collection consisting of nearly 5000 works, ended up courted by the greatest museums in the Western world, yet remained humble and unassuming while counting as their close friends some of the greatest names in minimalist and conceptual art.

Join me this Sunday as we continue to look through the eyes of the great collectors.


CLICK HERE to join Art Brunch at 9:30AM on Sunday Mornings.

You can learn more about each week's teachings at the WAMA Art Asylum page HERE.
OASIS - WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP
Thursdays at 1:30pm
Oasis Women’s Book Study group is currently reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. 

New participants are welcome and asked to procure their own copy of the book. 

For more information contact Mary Beth Mankin:
mbmankin545@gmail.com

MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
Tuesdays at 9:00am
Join fellow Pinehead Men each Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. You're invited to gather for fellowship via Zoom Conference Call. So grab a mug of your favorite morning brew and join us! Please contact Larry VanSpriell for more information on how to join these meetings: larryvanspriell@gmail.com
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

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

  • Those suffering from wildfires
  • The coronavirus pandemic Please pray for protection for all medical personnel who are treating victims and pray for effective means of "flattening the curve" and treatment to be found quickly.
  • 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:

Short term
Jack Fowler
Roger Drummond and Vondell Martin (home was destroyed in the Cal-Wood fire on October 18, 2020)
Lizzie Parker (surgery on 10/23--daughter of Susan Anderson)
Larry VanSpriell
Shel Schuttenberg
Marcia McCarthy (Mary Beth Mankin's sister)
Bud Clifford (neighbor of Neva Huffaker)
Coy Haraway (brother of Neva Huffaker)
Dan Torpy 

Long term
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
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

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:
At Home Edition,
December 13, 2020