December 7, 2019
In This Issue

Sunday, December 8

Brews and Views
Adult Formation
Commons Conference Room

Sunday Worship
Gathering 2nd Sunday of Advent

Tuesday, December 10
Staff Meeting
Church Office

ABWM Christmas Luncheon
Home of Judy Rothe

Wed, December 11

Oasis Women's Group
The Parlor

Sunday, December 15
Sunday Worship
Gathering 3rd Sunday of Advent

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.

PSC's love and joy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Eric Roosevelt on the occasion of their wedding on December 6. Congratulations! 

Please use this list today and throughout the week, praying with special intention for:
  • 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... My "Mason Jar Advent" Update...

Happy Advent, Pine Street Church Members and Friends!

I hope that you are enjoying the "Mason Jar Advent" series so far! 

Thanks to our friendship and partnership with the Salt Project, our preparations for Christmas are being enriched and enlivened.

With a spin on the traditional Advent calendar, we are using simple Ball brand Mason jars filled with gift tags, each with a prayer, activity, conversation starter, or social media prompt. 

How is it going so far for you? 

I've heard from one family so far about how this Advent spiritual practice is inspiring family dinner conversations. 

In our family, two particular Advent gift tags stood out this week: 

1)   Addison drew the tag that read, "Try making today 'no plastic day' and reflect with a friend about the experience." 

Well, we immediately recognized that we had already eaten Challah bread from a plastic container that day and watermelon we had stored in a Ziploc. Advent fail! 

But it did give us the chance to talk about how plastic waste is a harm to our environment. We learned and talked about how plastic tra
sh is in our oceans and found in the guts of more than 90% of the world's sea birds! What?! 

We decided that our action would be to focus on reusable containers like glass (like Mason jars!) to store our food to help cut down on our plastic waste (which is a fairly big deal to those of us who know what it's like to pack our kid's school lunches every day!). 

2)   Aidan drew a tag that read, "Give something away. Your heart will feel lighter, and the world will be better for it." (He's still pondering what he might give away. Maybe some of his plastic Legos?!).

We did decide that we will give away coats that we have either outgrown or no longer wear. Simple, yes. But to be able to walk through Advent with these kinds of intentional conversations as a family is a gift of time and focus we otherwise would not have taken. 

I would love to hear from you about what kinds of conversations you're having in your own families and what actions you are taking as you use this Mason Jar Advent" resource. 

Meantime, be sure to check out our Mason Jar Advent video below, if you haven't yet seen it. 

And if you are on social media, please share it with your friends! 

This is a wonderful season to invite people to join us at Pine Street Church. Who is someone that you can invite or bring to church with you during this Advent season? 


PS: Save these dates: A few calendar items for Advent at Pine Street Church in 2019:
  • Sundays in Advent @9am - Brews and Views Adult Spiritual Formation
  • Sunday, December 8 @6:30pm - Advent Vespers with All Souls Church
  • Tuesday December 10 @Noon - ABWM Christmas Luncheon
  • Tuesday December 24 @4pm & 6pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight Services with All Souls Church 
Mason Jar Advent 2019
Mason Jar Advent 2019


The Pine Street Kids have created their own nonprofit for the holiday season! We hope to raise $120 to buy a goat with Heifer International through the sale of ornaments, cookies, and hot cocoa during the advent season. Stop by our storefront "Pine Heads' Christmas Emporium" after Church December 15th, 22nd, and 24th to support this cause.
SUNDAYS 12/1, 8, 15, 22  @ 9AM 

Caffeinated community with farm-to-cup coffee from Boulder's Conscious Coffees and  adult spiritual formation and discussion series based on the book "Christmas in the Four  Gospel Homes" by Cynthia M. Campbell. Led By Pastoral Associate, Becky Gruber.

This Sunday the group will jump into the second chapter "Christmas at Matthew's House". You can participate in the group discussion without even having the book if you'd like to read the Christmas story as found in the Gospel of Matthew:  
Matthew 1: 18-25; 2: 13-15, 19-23

The beautiful poinsettias in the sanctuary were given by...

Betty Eldridge
In memory of Mike and Tom Eldridge

Jerome HadleyDike and Johanna Smith
In celebration of the lives of Karen and Neil

Sabrina Huffaker
In memory of Milton Huffaker  and In honor of all who are missed

Bill and Mary Beth Mankin
In memory of our parents and sisters

Bob and Cindy Owens
In celebration of the Christmas season

Shel and Barbara Schuttenberg
In memory of our precious daughter, Amy

Shirley Scott and Becky Budd
In memory of Gayle Scott

Mike and Carol Simpson
In celebration of the life and ministry of Karen HadleyDike

Larry and Tam Van Spriell
In celebration of the life of Phil Smith

Tuesday, December 10

All women of Pine Street Church are invited to a Christmas luncheon at the home of Judy Rothe, 3965 Britting, Boulder, on Tuesday, December 10 from Noon - 2:00 PM. This will be a time to socialize and to enjoy the tasty treats and warm hospitality of this season. 
Please RSVP to Judy Rothe, 303-494-0714, or [email protected] by December 8.

Mark Your Calendars

It's Easier than Ever to Give. GIVE ONLINE. 

We have made giving much more friendly and easy-to-use through our brand new Give page

Your gift supports every part of our ministry together. Thank you for helping Pine Street Church dream big, and do good, now and into the future.

*For any who would like give via mobile phone and give via text message, here are the instructions:
  1. Save Pine Street Church's giving number to your contacts - 646-832-4848
  2. Text the amount you'd like to give, e.g. "25", to your giving number
  3. Click on the link you receive, input our church's quickcode, which is psc , and fill out and submit the setup form
  4. The next time you text an amount to the giving number, the gift will be processed immediately.
Sharing and Experiencing  the Sounds of Sunday at PSC

Preaching this week: Rev. Andrew Daugherty
Text:   Matthew 3: 1-12
Sermon Title: The Peace of Wild Things

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