June 13th, 2021
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
We are honored and delighted to welcome Soul Food Scholar Adrian Miller as our guest speaker today.

Among his many endeavors, Adrian is the executive director of Colorado Council of Churches. 

He is a Colorado native and a lifelong member of Campbell’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Denver, Colorado. He is also a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School.

Adrian led as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America – the first free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial, religious and ethnic reconciliation.

Adrian Miller is also a food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge. You can check out his amazing books here

We're grateful for his message today ("The Welcome Table," based on Luke 14: 15-24), and we give thanks for his creative work and ministry among us!

Please share the link for today's service with anyone who might be interested!
WATCH: PSC Sunday Worship, Chapel Edition, June 13th, 2021
How to Watch Today's Service Via YouTube

If you're familiar with YouTube, this should be a pretty easy experience. You can Click Here to go directly to where today's worship video will begin playing at 10am.
  • Once at the PSC YouTube channel, click the video with the red “Premier” indicator.
  • To participate in the chat, click the “Sign in to Chat” button under the chat box to the right of the video and log in to your Gmail/Google account. If you do not have a Google account or YouTube Channel, follow the on-screen instructions to make one.
  • Type your comment in the “Say Something” box to join the conversation!
  • *Note: If you have a Smart TV, you can use the microphone feature to say, "YouTube, Pine Street Church"---to view the service on your television.

All worship videos will also be archived and available for you to watch at any time.

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.
A Return to In Person Worship
We're truly excited to announce our plans for a phased reentry to in person worship at pine street church. Check out our 3-Phased plan here.
Work Day Signup: June 26

Thanks for your willingness to serve! We are asking for volunteers to help with outdoor projects around the church. There are several jobs for weeding, raking and applying mulch. Other jobs include removing larger shrubs from the parking lot areas, spray to kill weeds in parking lots, painting, sweeping, power washing and brick clean-up. Really, there is something for everyone, young and older!

CLICK HERE to sign up for full day (9am to 2pm) or less. Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. You can indicate your job preferences in the comment section.

Please bring a hat, gloves and sunscreen. You can also bring landscaping tools like a rake, clippers, shovel, etc. Bottled water, breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. It will be enjoyable to work, sweat and laugh together! Thank you!
Faithful Stewardship
Finance Chair

Stewardship is essential for every church community. Although the term has come to mean an annual request for financial support, its meaning is much broader. It includes how funds are used and the impact those funds have in advancing the Church’s mission. The request for financial support will come in due time, but for the next several months we will share insights into use and impact.

Our first report is on the beautification project in front of the preschool. The image below shows the freshly planted beds that will soon blossom with rich foliage and summer color.

How is this stewardship?

First, it graces our buildings with an inviting landscape and a sense that we are a community that tends its garden.

Second, it was funded through a matching grant program that dramatically increased the value received for the funds provided by Church members and preschool parents.

Third, it provided good, outdoor work for a hard-working team of gardeners. Lastly, and hardly least, the preschool children were inspired by their teachers and the project to plant their own garden and so learn much about the stewardship of nature.

A project you helped to fund was carried out well and is already having impact.

Well done, good and faithful servants.
Sundays at 9:00am
Art & Poetry - Longing for the Ideal

How do you deal with the harsh realities of life? Last week we read poets who plunged into the darkest aspects of existence hoping for some catharsis or breakthrough. This week we will look at art and poetry which seeks solace by reaching for ideals. We will focus particularly on the poetry of Christina Rossetti (sister of artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti) and Stéphane Mallarmé. These poets believed the artist could perhaps conquer, or at least mitigate, suffering through creative expression.
In this series, we explore the history of poetry and its relation to the visual arts. Beginning with the oldest forms, epic and love poetry, we will make our way to the 20th Century, where poetry was seen as a great hope to fill the void left by the "death of God" after WWI.

In our examination, we will include the visual arts since poetry and painting are particularly related. Leonardo da Vinci said, "Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."

Even if some of us are not fans of poetry now, we may very well become fans after this fascinating exploration. During this series, we all should feel a fresh desire to enjoy the fruits of Calliope's gift, she being the greatest of the muses and the one who inspired Homer.

See you Sunday! And please share this event with kindred spirits.

You can learn more about each week's teachings at the WAMA Art Asylum page HERE.
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:
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

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:

PSC's love and sympathy is extended to the family of Pete Sprenkle, who died on June 11th.

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. A memorial service will be planned for September and an obituary will also be sent to our church family soon.

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 
  • 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
Shirley Scott
Lloyd Collins (Brother-in-law of Polly McDonald)
Tam VanSpriell
Lizzie Parker
Marcia McCarthy (Mary Beth Mankin's sister)
Dan Torpy 

Long term
Vondell Martin 
Shirley Scott 
Butch & Kathy Stanko, Friends of Polly McDonald
Pete Sprenkle
Jo Judd
Kerry Hassler

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

*Please notify the church office (303-442-6530) or 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:
Chapel Edition,
Sunday, June 6th, 2021