January 4, 2020
In This Issue

Sunday, January 5

Sunday Worship
Gathering 3rd Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, January 7
Staff Meeting
Church Office

Worship Planning Meeting
Church Office

Wed, January 8

Oasis Women's Group
The Parlor

Saturday January 11
UN-Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, January 12
Sunday Worship

After 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.

Please use this list today and throughout the week, praying with special intention for:
  • Solidarity and support for Jewish neighbors after the attack on Saturday, December 28 at the home of a Brooklyn Jewish rabbi in the midst of a Hanukkah celebration
  • 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... Your Gifts and the Call to Courage in 2020...

Happy New Year 2020, Friends!

As this new year begins, I give God deepest thanks  for the many gifts each of you brings to the church we love. There is no greater gift than your presence. You are the gift!
The past week of celebration, rest, and reflection brought these words of Irish poet John O'Donahue to mind:
"We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we have loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination."
Here we find ourselves in a new year and a new decade. We are propelled into this new time by the gifts that I happily read again this week---ones that you wrote down during our  Celebrate 2020 fall stewardship focus. 
Here are but some of your answers to the question, "What is ONE natural gift, skill, passion, or talent that you would like to share in 2020 that could enhance your own life AND the life of our church?" 

-Cooking monthly meals for the community hosted at the church

-Ability to analyze, often quantitively, situations 
-Teaching is my passion! Being a small group leader
-I have no one big gift---small ones in reading, cooking, teaching, and taking notes
-Sharing more with others about our church
-Teaching yoga
-Helping with facilities in any way
-Supporting our staff
-Creativity and thinking outside any box
-My ability to sing
-I am 93 and just getting started!
This weekend's message will focus on, "2020 Spiritual Vision: Being Courageous in a Time of Corruption, Hazards, and Hopes." 
To fulfill our call in 2020 to embrace everyone, inspire life, and create more, it will call on our courage to share our gifts generously and boldly. I look forward to the opportunities, known and unknown, that await us in 2020. Between you and me, I just have this feeling that it's going to be really, really good---due in part to the many gifts that you individually and we together have to give and share as a church.
Join your fellow Pine-heads tomorrow for this first Sunday of the new year, and we'll get it started the right way. 

With joyful expectation,
Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB)

Join us for a congregational Q&A on Sunday, January 12, following worship for a follow-up time of questions and responses to our prospective partnership with AWAB. 

CLICK HERE to view the Heart for Missions working proposal that was unanimously approved by the Council of Ministries on November 19. The congregational vote for full approval will be happen at the Annual Meeting on January 26 after the morning worship gathering.
Submit Nominations for Leadership Council and Committees

Deadline: Tomorrow, January 5

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.

Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO)

Honoring the Service of God's Servants

Throughout the month of January, we will be receiving the annual RMMO (Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering). We sometimes refer to this as a Thank You offering....a time for us to remember, celebrate and give thanks for pastors who may have inspired, encouraged, mentored or supported us in times of joy and in times of sorrow.

You'll hear more about this offering each Sunday, but please begin reflecting on what you might contribute to help us reach our goal of $1,000.

With gratitude,
Heart for Mission Team
Unhanging of the Greens 1/11 @ 10am

Please join us to UN-hang all of the Advent Season decorations that we've enjoyed these past weeks. There will be bagels and coffee to get us going!
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