January 17, 2020
In This Issue

  Sunday, January 19

Sunday Worship Gathering

Boulder Voices
Fellowship Hall

Monday January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All Church and Preschool Offices Closed

Tuesday, January 21

Worship Planning Meeting
Church Office

Wed, January 22

Staff Planning Meeting

Oasis Women's Group
The Parlor 

Sunday, January 26
Sunday Worship

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Fellowship Hall

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:
  • Australia as wildfires consume the land, homes, wildlife, and your dear people who suffer. 
  • Puerto Rico as an earthquake has caused two-thirds of Puerto Rico to be without electricity.
  • 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
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... From Jesus to Martin Luther King, Jr. to U2: What Are You Looking For?...

The very first words of Jesus in the Gospel of John are in the form of this question, "What are you looking for?" (John 1: 29-42) 
It's one that Jesus invited first century disciples to ponder and it's one for us 21st century disciples to wonder about, too. Said another way: What is it that you seek? What is your innermost longing? What do you want that would truly satisfy you?  
It's not an easy question to answer, is it? Perhaps we know at some level that we are searching for something, but we are fairly sure that we haven't found it yet. 
I'm curious about how you would answer this in your own life. 

Subsets of this question abound: What are you looking for in retirement? What are you looking for in a new job? What are you looking for in a potential spouse? What are you looking for in a church? What are you looking for in the new year? What are you looking for in the future? 
Okay, I'll stop with all the questions, but I invite you to reflect and answer that open-ended question, "What are you looking for?"
This weekend, we will explore this question in our Sunday worship gathering, and we'll even have a little help from the Irish band U2's song, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." (Shhh...don't tell anyone, but your pastor may or may not be singing it with his favorite (Pine Street Church) band this weekend.)
In 1987, U2 as we've come to know them arrived. It was their finest moment. The Joshua Tree was released and songs like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" was important in their spiritual evolution. 
Of course, they got pushback, because some wondered how could people who had found Christ "not know what they were looking for?" U2 was making a more open-ended and less dogmatic approach to faith. Bono calls "I Still Haven't Found..." a gospel song for a restless spirit!
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we all know what it feels like to have restless spirits due to that spiritual Grand Canyon that exists between Dr. King's 1968 dream and our 2020 social and political nightmare. King prophesied even then that  "a civilization can flounder as readily in the face of moral and spiritual bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy."
Now more than ever we need hope. Here's one thing you can  do about it: Bring your restless spirits and spiritual longings to church this weekend (and invite other restless spirits to join you), and let us together find hope and dwell in the possibilities of our personal and collective discovery to all that we are still looking for! 


NAACP Boulder County - Second Baptist Church, Boulder 
MLK Celebration
Saturday, January 18, 
Noon - 4:00pm
At Second Baptist Church, Boulder
5300 Baseline Rd, Boulder
"Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
  • Noon: Lunch - complimentary
  • Gospel music provided by the Colorado 
  • Heritage Choir.
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote Speaker Dr. Amella Starks-Umoja
"The Inspiration of Dr. MLK Jr: How do we move forward from here?"
  • Panel of Presenters: 
o     Isabella Dzidefo: Graduate student in Clinical Social Work at CU
o     Rev. Pedro Silva: Associate Minister at First Congregational Church, Boulder; poet; Blog "The Roofless Church" 
o     Karia White: CU student with Leadership role in the Back Student Alliance, poet
  • Norma Johnson, performance artist, writer-poet-playwright, will perform a new poem commissioned for this celebration.

Please plan to join us Sunday January 26th after our morning worship service for our 2019 Annual Meeting. We will migrate downstairs to the Fellowship Hall share a meal and then celebrate everything we accomplished in 2019! 

The business portion of the meeting will include voting on a new slate of officers for our 2020 Leadership Council (The first ever in our newly implemented Governance Model!) as well as voting on a 2020 budget. 

The Church will provide a main dish and we ask that folks bring side dishes. So we don't end up with too much of one thing we'll go with last name starting with: 

A - I: Salads
J - R: Sides 
S - Z: Desserts

Look for the sign up sheet this Sunday during our regular reception time. We'll see you all there! Open to All.
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. So far this month you've raise $595. So we're over halfway there!

With gratitude,
Heart for Mission Team

The Pine Street Church family extends our love and sympathy to the family of Anna Jo Murrow.  May 22, 1935--December 13, 2019

A service dedicated to the glory of God and in loving memory of Anna Jo Murrow will be held Saturday, February 8, at 11am in the sanctuary at Pine Street Church.
Sharing and Experiencing  the Sounds of Sunday at PSC

Preaching this week: Rev. Andrew Daugherty
Text:   Isaiah 49: 1-7; John: 1: 29-42
Sermon Title: "What Are You Looking For?"

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