June 6th, 2021
A Weekly Newsletter from Pine Street Church
A Word from Andrew...
Pride Month
Dear Friends,

This Sunday we look to the story of Jesus healing the crippled woman on the Sabbath. When he was condemned by the hyper virtuous leader of the synagogue for breaking the rules, Jesus steps up to the plate to put the rules and regulations of scripture in their proper perspective. If we find ourselves using religiosity to inhibit the liberation of the suffering of others, we're doing it wrong.

The month of June is Pride Month, and here at Pine Street Church we're celebrating with our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors their path to liberation in the face righteous posturing for the ages. We are with you, and no amount of theological gymnastics can inhibit your right to Love.

In this spirit of openness we also invite you to celebrate the work of our national partner, the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB), and our local partner, Out Boulder County. With and through them we affirm our commitment to Embrace Everyone.

With heart,
WATCH: PSC Sunday Worship, Chapel Edition, June 6th, 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.

Phase I:
A series of outdoor worship services held at the home of Stuart and Adderly Lord. Join us in person for an outdoor Sunday morning worship service that will include the Pine Street Band, a Pastoral message, and Communion. Mark your calendars for May 23rd, June, 27th, and July 25th, all at 10am.

Phase II:
PSC Sunday Worship: Hybrid Edition. After 65 weeks of remote worship services that began with our At Home Edition last March, then moved to our Chapel Edition this past January, we will move to our final remote worship experience, the Hybrid Edition, beginning Fathers Day, June 20th. This will be a Worship service held via Zoom and will include small group fellowship, live worship experiences, and some pre-recorded elements.

Phase III:
Mark your calendars! Sunday September 26th at 10am we will join together in person in the sanctuary of Pine Street Church for our first gathering together in our physical home at 1237 Pine St. after a generation's defining Pandemic. The service will include a high quality livestream for all the Pineheads who due to distance or otherwise may not be able to attend.
6/26, 7/24, and 8/28

Just as we all need a little TLC as we return to life as it was pre-pandemic, our beautiful church buildings and grounds need our love and support as we move towards our return to in person worship.

To help this along, and to give Pineheads a chance to experience a hands on relationship with our sacred spaces The church's Reopening Committee is inviting folks to participate in a series of upcoming Church Work Days. There are many needs including but not limited to: landscaping, cleaning, maintenance, and organizing.

Three work days to put on your calendars are: 6/26, 7/24, and 8/28. The fourth Saturday, June - August. We'll meet 9am - 2pm each day with an early lunch break on each day.

Look for an online sign-up sheet in the coming newsletters, there will be options for all levels!
Sundays at 9:00am
Art & Poetry - Expressing the Darkness

Edgar Allan Poe is known best for his stories and poems of the macabre. In part 5 of this series we will examine his tragic life and the darkness he expressed in his poetry. Though his native country has not always appreciated his art, Poe had a tremendous influence in Europe and the development of Modernism. The French poet Charles Baudelaire created a cult of Poe among artists who believed any creative expression, if it is to have integrity, must include the dark and the ugly side of life as well as the good and the beautiful.
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:

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, May 30th, 2021