PINE STREET POST
September 27, 2018
In This Issue
CALENDAR
Saturday September 29

10:00am
Front Range Art Asylum
Art Gallery

Sunday, September 30

9:30am
Caffeine & Conversation
Narthex

10:00 am
Morning Worship
Sanctuary 

Tuesday October 2

1:30pm
Staff Meeting
Main Office

Wednesday October 3

1:30 pm
Oasis Women's Group
Parlor

Saturday October 6

10:00am
Front Range Art Asylum
Art Gallery

Sunday October 7

9:30am
Caffeine & Conversation
Narthex

10:00am
Morning Worship
Sanctuary

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.

Our prayers for:

The family of Karen HadleyDike
Sabrina Huffaker
Vondell Martin
Brendan Torpy
Stuart Lord
Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa Las Lomas (church in San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Vargas (pastor of Central Baptist in San Juan)
The Rothe Family
Isabelle Butler
Shirley Scott
R.C. Parrish 
Helen Collins
Silvia Pattem
AJ Arterburn
Pete Sprenkle
Jo Judd
Emmett Haywood
Rod Lawall
Barb and Shel Schuttenberg
Kerry Hassler
Butch Stanko, Friend of Polly McDonald
Sid and Beth Scott
Dwight and Aladine Neuenschwander
Cyndie Sharkey
Randy Martindale, Betty Eldridge's nephew
Frances Swanson
Missionaries: Asha Sanchu, Tom & Terry Myers, Pieter & Nora Kalkman
A Word from Andrew... Gospel in an Age of Disconnection 

Dear Pine Street Church Members and Friends,
 
I write you from the 2018 Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains in Breckenridge, CO. The theme of The Gathering is, "Gospel in an Age of Disconnection."
 
The focus question is, "Across our theological and contextual differences, how do we address a growing disconnect between church and culture?"
 
The question is timely as we are at a pivotal moment in the relationship of Christianity and U.S. culture. As many cultural commentators have noted, "The sky is not falling, but the ground is shifting beneath our feet."
 
I am grateful to be part of this spiritual community as we learn fresh ways to link our faith to the issues and trends of our contemporary culture.
 
For example, just this year, we have installed our new Pine Street Church Art Gallery, which creates the opportunity to engage our congregation with the greater arts-centric Boulder community. We have hosted the 2018 Boulder International Fringe Festival, being "Fringe-central" for 22 performing arts companies who showcase artists who are literally on doing their art on the "fringes" of our mainstream society.
 
Last week, we began our Sunday message series, "Binge-worthy," as we explore religious and spiritual themes in the long-running NBC television show, "The West Wing." We will continue the series this coming Sunday at 10am, showing video clips from the show during the sermon and connecting Scripture to vital issues of our time.
 
I've quoted Madeleine L'Engle many times lately who writes, "There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred." I find the truth of these words to be more and more profound.
 
As we live into the future individually and as a church, and as we live from "imagination" and not just "memory," let us keep our eyes peeled for beauty, truth, and goodness all around us. Let us notice and name opportunities to embody God's active and imaginative presence in the everyday language of our lives to create more of that beauty, truth, and goodness we learn from the wisdom of Jesus.
 
On the journey with you,
Andrew 

SCENES FROM 2018 MEN'S RETREAT
Pine Street Church Men's Retreat from  September 14-15, 2018 at Duncan Park (formerly James Park)

 
   


2018 BOULDER CROP HUNGER WALK
Crop Walk 2018

Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world, but it doesn't have to be this way. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. You can help make it happen.

For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious, sustainable food sources. From combating droughts in Nicaragua to providing agricultural training in Indonesia to stocking shelves in hundreds of food pantries across the United States, CROP Hunger Walks help end hunger by raising funds to support local food programs and the international anti-hunger work of Church World Service.

Stand with neighbors in your community who rely on food assistance programs. Partner with parents worldwide as they ensure a bright future for their children. Support those struggling in the face of grinding poverty and open up new doors of opportunity for them.

This year's walk is on Sunday October 21st. If you're interested in sponsoring this years walk by participating as a walker please contact Debbie Setlock for a registration form. Be sure to use our Pine Street CHurch Team Page to join our team and help us meet our church wide goal of $5,000!

Click here to find our church team page and follow links to register yourself and begin collecting pledges online today!

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEWS
Children's Ministry Volunteers Needed

We are currently recruiting volunteers to serve as "second caring adults" for our fall Children's Ministry classes. Consider the importance of nurturing the next generation of Pine Street Church souls by donating one Sunday every 4-6 weeks to being a caring presence for these precious souls. 

Please email Barb Schuttenberg for more information at: barb.schuttenberg@gmail.com
SUNDAY SOUNDS
Sharing and Experiencing  the Sounds of Sunday at Pine Street Church


Preaching this week: Rev. Andrew Daugherty
Text: Matthew 22:37-40, Deuteronomy 6:4-7
Title: Binge-worthy Part 2: The West Wing

You can now 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.

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Oasis - Wednesday Women's Group
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. in the Parlor. Open to all! Currently reading  Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.   

Front Range Art Asylum
Spirituality, The Arts. This engaging group meets Thursday evenings @ 6:00pm in our Art Gallery. FRA is is beginning a new study of Michelangelo. 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 admin@pinestreetchurch.net 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).
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