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Pine Street VOLUME 32 | ISSUE 4

Pine Street Presbyterian Church

APRIL 1, 2012

Annual DDB Concert Features Organ Plus by Tom Clark-Jones

This year’s annual Downtown and organ that makes the church Daily Bread Benefit Concert which resound! Then the Anniversary Hymn takes place on whose text was Friday, April 20 at written by Russell 7:30 in the evening Sullivan and Holy Week Services is also a part of the whose music was continuing celebration composed by Tom Maundy Thursday sponsored by Music Clark-Jones will be April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Pine Street, of the sung in a setting for Market Square Presbyterian twentieth anniversary brass, choir, organ Rev. Steve Lytch preaching of the renewal and and congregation enlargement of the arranged by Dr. Good Friday organ at Pine Street. Robert Lau. Another Tenebrae Service Since we have two superb hymn setting April 6 at 7:30 p.m. wonderful visiting by Charles Callahan Pine Street Presbyterian recitalists this season will also be featured. Dr. Russell Sullivan preaching (Lynne Davis, who The Choir will join played in the fall and in with anthems Easter Sunday April 8 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Caroline Robinson by R. Vaughan Pine Street Presbyterian who plays in June) Williams, Michael Rev. Alex Lang preaching it was decided that McCabe and the the contribution of magnificent setting our own Thomas of the Te Deum Clark-Jones to the festivities would by John Rutter featuring the entire be a concert featuring the organ as ensemble. Other music for brass and a cooperating instrument. Thus, the organ includes the exciting Entrada concert features a brass sextet, the Festiva by the distinguished Belgian Choir of Pine Street Church and a composer, Flor Peeters. solo cantata sung by Courtney Gray. To round out the program with The concert opens with some something of a more meditative See DDB on page 2 music of Giovanni Gabrielli for brass

Art for DDB by Sam Guenin

A typical Downtown Daily Bread benefit concert features the musical talents of members of our congregation. This year’s spring concert will be no different, except that it will also have a visual arts component. I am a senior at Lancaster Country Day School, and as part of my senior project at school, I have decided to create a series of paintings to be auctioned off in support of Downtown

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Session Notes. . . . . . . . . . . 2 DDB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 April Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . 7 April Scripture. . . . . . . . . . . 8

April At A Glance Bagels & Belief . . . . . . . Apr 1 Maundy Thursday. . . . . Apr 5 Good Friday. . . . . . . . . . Apr 6 Easter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 8 Men’s Breakfast. . . . . . . Apr 14 DDB Concert . . . . . . . . . Apr 20

PSL Deadline Articles, photos and items of interest for the May issue of Pine Street Life are due by April 15, 2012. Please e-mail to Sue Black at

Bagels & Belief April 1 “Loves Always Wins . . . Sometimes” Rev. Russell Sullivan May 6 “Why Doesn’t God Like Religious People” Rev. Alex Lang June 3 “Pardon My Insistence” Rev. Russell Sullivan All forums are held in Fellowship Hall at 9:40 a.m.

Support Our Youth by Rev. Alex Lang

On Palm Sunday, April 1st, and Easter Sunday, April 8th, the youth will be running a fund raiser for their mission trip to the Duvall Home in Glenwood, Florida this summer. The Duvall Home is a residence for people who are mentally handicapped. We will be interacting with members of the community and helping to do work around the Duvall Home campus. The goal is for our youth to understand how people who suffer from poverty of the mind have a special place in God’s heart. Like last year, we are only doing one fundraiser. Following both the 8:30am and 11:00am worship services, the youth will be in the gathering place offering three levels of support: the sacrificial heart ($15), the friendship heart ($30) and the golden heart ($50). If you choose to support the youth with a sacrificial heart, you will receive a lapel pin with a heart encompassing a cross in thanks for your support. If you choose to support the youth with a friendship heart, you will receive a lapel pin with a heart encompassing two hands shaking as a thank you for your support. If you choose to support the youth with a golden heart, you will receive a gold heart lapel pin and a hand written letter from Florida composed by one of the youth on SeeYOUTH on page 5

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nature, Tom joins Courtney Gray, our soprano soloist, for a reading of the solo cantata, The Way to Emmaus by Jaromir Weinberger. Weinberger was one of the twentieth century’s most important Czech composers and he wrote opera and symphonic literature as well as some superb solo pieces for voice. This setting follows the journey of several of the Disciples after the Resurrection as they go to Emmaus, and Jesus joins their party. The colors of organ are used to great effect in this complex and beautiful accompaniment.

Session Notes for March Approved microfilming of early Pine Street records and subsequent deposit of original Minute and Register volumes at the Presbyterian Historical Society. Granted approval to the Kitchen Committee to hold a Christmas Cookie Bazaar, with the monies received being used to refurbish the third floor kitchen. Gave approval for a mission initiative on Saturday, April 28, to volunteer with Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg at their national event day. Pine Street will volunteer at a home in New Cumberland and a home in Harrisburg, doing painting, light carpentry work. installing grab bars, installing weather stripping, etc. Gave approval for the Presbytery’s New Church Development Committee to use the sanctuary for worship services on selected Sunday evenings.

The organ, as used in this concert, is featured in the same way as it is on Sunday mornings, as part of an ensemble. Whether it be accompanying the choir, playing the liturgical responses or leading the hymns, its true success as a musical instrument is judged by how well it ‘plays with others’. By this standard, it is indeed a great instrument. We hope you will set the date aside and plan to be here. The music will be grand and the cause is one of Pine Street’s most important mission outreach projects. Few churches have their very own mission across the street from the church. This is one of the unique aspects of our church, and our faithful support of the endeavors of Elaine Strokoff and her crew make it possible for us as a congregation to follow Jesus’ command to feed the hungry and care for the poor. Admission is free, with an offering received. Parking is available in the South Street Garage and child care is provided. Come in a generous mood! Page 2

A Client Story

by Christine Patrick, DDB Counselor

Her name is Lori. She lived in a beautiful home on the West Shore with her husband and little girl. She never thought she would be in this kind of situation... “Homeless.� Her husband started using drugs and drinking more than usual, and that is when the abuse started. As time went on, the abuse got worse. Traci sent her then-7-year-old daughter to live with her grandmother. It was not long after that, that Lori had to leave her home due to domestic violence. Lori came to Harrisburg to go to the YWCA domestic violence shelter. There she encountered some problems and in her frustration she found her way to DDB. She came in my office crying and ready to give up. She talked for about an hour while I made some phone calls to get her some help. Finally I got her into the YWCA domestic violence shelter, afterwhich she was able to get housing through HPRP. On February 22, Lori moved into her new apartment in Mechanicsburg. She is looking for a job and when she can, she will get her daughter back and start life over. She is soooo grateful for DDB and all the help we offered her. I gave her dishes from my home and I called New Digs to get her a bed and other items for her new place. Good Luck, Lori. We are proud of you!

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Daily Bread. I have been taking painting lessons from a private teacher for the past seven years on a weekly basis, studying mostly oil painting and drawing techniques. For the auction, I have decided to do a series of four paintings of an orange in various stages of the eating process. Each painting is done in oil on an 8x10 stretched canvas. As part of a silent auction, you will be able to bid on the paintings on Sunday morning, April 15, and again before and during the concert on Friday, April 20. All proceeds will go to Downtown Daily Bread.

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Benefit Auction

Sunday, April 15th Friday, April 20th

featuring artwork by Sam Guenin

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Tour of Mission Central

Rebuilding Together Saturday, April 28 starting at 9:00am. We will volunteer with Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg at their national event day. Pine Street members will volunteer at two homes — one in New Cumberland and one home in Harrisburg — doing painting, light carpentry work, installing grab bars, installing weather stripping, doing light yard work, etc. Lunch is provided by Rebuilding Together at the worksite. A picnic dinner is provided at Fort Hunter, starting at 5:00pm. You do NOT need construction skills to join us for this day. This is actually a fun day of fellowship with others from Pine Street — an opportunity to get to know one another better. Signups will begin on April 1 at the Welcome Center.

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Thursday, April 19, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Interested members of Pine Street will tour the Mission Central facility in Mechanicsburg to see the numerous ways this agency is ready to help people in crisis. Those who are willing and able may stay to do some volunteering – probably putting together kits that are sent to disaster areas worldwide. Remember the Haiti kits we made after the earthquake? We made hygiene kits and school kits that were sent to Haiti to help in the emergency / recovery process. Sign-up will be at the Welcome Center starting March 25. We will have another opportunity to do the same on Saturday morning, June 30.

Medicine Containers Please don’t throw away your empty medicine containers – prescription and non-prescription plastic containers (no glass). Soak off the labels and bring them to the church. Place them in the box on the mission table in the Gathering Place. They will be given to the World Surgical Foundation when groups take medical mission trips to places like Haiti and India. This is a new mission opportunity for all of us and doesn’t cost us any money. A WIN-WIN!!!

Interfaith ‘Prayer for Peace’ Service Monday, April 30 at 5:30pm. This is a lovely service where people from the Harrisburg area offer prayers in the manner of their faith tradition. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Unitarians, Buddhists and others will come to our sanctuary to pray for peace. In the past some prayers were sung, some were danced, and some were spoken. The mission committee will provide an extensive reception following the service.

Camp Krislund Work Day Saturday, May 5 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Annual spring workday to get the camp ready for the summer. Lunch will be provided. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches.

Walk to Support Community Checkup Center Saturday, May 19, starting at 9:00am at the HACC Campus. Mission Committee is interested in getting members of the congregation to support this walk because the money raised will support the Community Checkup Center (an agency we support through the Giving Tree at Christmas). Those who participate are asked to get sponsors to pledge money to support their walk. More information will be provided nearer to the date of the walk.

Camp Krislund Registration Camp Krislund’s mission is: Restoring lives by God’s grace in mountain solitude through worshipping community, purposeful spiritual adventure, and Christian hospitality to all ages. The summer camping schedule has been posted on line and you may find this at www.krislund. org. If you are interested in this wonderful camping experience for your child please check out the website or call Cheryl Goode at 238-9304 x105.

New MOMS Group

Financial News Pine Street finished the 2011 operating budget with a $13,662.00 surplus! It will be carried into 2012.

P The Capital Campaign is officially over. There is an excess of $22,226.51 which will be added to the Building Fund.

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the trip as a thank you for your support. Ultimately, your support goes towards paying for the cost of the vans, which are more expensive this year because we need two for the 19 people attending the trip. These vans will cost $2600 for the length of the trip and that does not include the cost of gas. Please donate generously. We need all the assistance we can get to help defray the costs of travel. All donations are tax deductable and much appreciated for this important mission to serve the mentally handicapped. Pine Street Life

by Cheryl A. Goode, Director of Children and Family Ministry

A Growing KOALA Club Needs Your Help by Cheryl Goode

KOALA Club began in October of 2010 with four students in attendance. As that year progressed we saw a steady increase of students. This year (2012) we still have fourteen or more children each week. Students arrive full of energy and ready to play games. Usually we have relay type games with lots of running to take care of that joyous energy! After games we take a refreshment break. The next fifteen minutes is handbook time. Each student has a handbook to use for Bible memorization (They can now find the handbook on the Pine Street website). Ideally we need at least six adults to coach the learning process, but eight would be even better!

One of my favorite Bible verses comes from Matthew 19: 13-15 where Jesus welcomes the children. This scripture made a point to the Disciples. Children were not significant in political terms. They were weak, without funds and helpless, so they could not help Jesus’ movement. The Disciples believed that children did not have enough life experience or cognitive ability to understand Jesus’ teaching. But when we think about the children in this scripture, we see that then, as today, the children are not interested in the adults. They are not interested in the adults’ political aspirations, their greater experience in life or their higher cognitive abilities. The children are not even interested in what Jesus is saying! They are interested in Jesus himself. The children understand that Jesus is the most important thing for their growth. This kind of intuition is what Jesus was trying to make the Disciples understand. And this kind of intuition is what I would like to foster in the children and moms of Pine Street by offering a time for moms to come together. We would meet on the third Sunday of each month for a time of learning and fellowship. Dinner will be offered at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall, and at 5:30pm we will gather in Room 106 for our time together. Child care will be available in the Nursery. Our first topic of discussion will be “What is faith and when does it begin?” For those of you with children up to age five, please join me on Sunday, April 15, 2012 for our first “Moms” group experience. If you have any questions please call me at the church 238-9307 x105.

I need your help! If you enjoy children, reading and have an hour to give of your time on a Wednesday evening please call Cheryl Goode at 238-9307 x105 for more details.

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Staff Contact Info

News From Our Church Family

Births February 12, 2012 Jack Curtis & Sara Elizabeth son & daughter of Curt & Lisa Trogner

Main Number 238-9304 Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Russell Sullivan. . . ext.101 Associate Pastor Rev. Alex Lang. . . . ext.106 Organist/Choirmaster Tom Clark-Jones. . . ext.107 Director of Children and Family Ministry Cheryl Goode. . . . . ext.105

Sam Guenin won a National Gold Medal in the 2012 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for his oil painting, Wooden Bowl. Awards will be presented at Carnegie Hall and art work will be on display at Parsons The New School for Design in June.

Office Manager Michelle Kennedy. . ext.112 Business Manager Diana Robertson. . e x t . 1 0 8 Buildings & Grounds Manager Brad Wise. . . . . . . . ext.114 DDB Director Elaine Strokoff . . . . ext.123 General Voice Mail . . ext.111

Arizona Mission Team Terry & Barbara Seaton, Sarah Pearce, Matt Tingler, Bill Bauer, Gary & Baiba Clemens, and Gretchen Ballard, are traveling on April 7 to the Tohono O-Odham Indian reservation in Sells, AZ to do a workweek of maintenance and improvements at the Papago United Presbyterian Church. They hope to replace some of the church’s water lines and handle any repairs and maintenance that is needed.

Mikell Worley, managing editor at Women-CONNECT magazine was recently honored at The State Museum of Pennsylvania as part of their Women’s History Month celebration. Mikell is an artist, writer, trainer and life coach. You can check out her web site at www. mikellshiddentreasures. com/index.html

Men’s Breakfast Pine Street Men will meet for breakfast on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., conversation and fellowship will follow. Sign up at the Welcome Center.

Deaths Esther M. Anderson January 6, 1927 – February 25, 2012

Web Site Stats February was the second full month of live web streaming, with between 8 and 12 live views per week. One of those translated into a couple visiting our church. In February the website had 1507 visits, with 36% of those visits being from new people outside Pine Street. The average time spent on the site is about 3:44, which is extremely high for a website. Many sites average less than 45 seconds. Our top viewed pages are the home page (824), live-stream (262, which means people are viewing it when we are not live), PSL (205), and Ask Alex Anything (98).

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April, 2012 Sunday 1

8:30 AM Worship Sanctuary 9:40 AM Bagels & Belief 11:00 AM Worship –Sanctuary 4:00 PM Officer Training 4:15 PM Youth Handbell Choir 5:00 PM SYF – Fellowship Hall & Boyd

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

8:45 AM Staff Worship 9:15 AM Staff Meeting 7:30 PM Session Meeting

Wednesday 4

6:00 PM KOALA 6:00 PM JYF – Boyd 7:30 PM Adult Handbell Choir



5 MAUNDY THURSDAY 6 6:30 PM Brass Rehearsal 7:00 PM Service at Market Square Presbyterian

7:30 PM Tenebrae Service

Saturday 7

9:00 AM Set-up Lilies

Church & Boyd Offices Closed





























8:30 AM Worship Sanctuary 9:40 AM Church School - All Ages 11:00 AM Worship –Sanctuary

8:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary 9:40 AM Church School - All Ages 11:00 AM Worship –Sanctuary 4:00 PM Officer Training 4:15 PM Youth Handbell Choir 5:00 PM SYF – Fellowship Hall & Boyd

8:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary 9:40 AM Church School - All Ages 11:00 AM Worship –Sanctuary 4:00 PM Officer Training 4:15 PM Youth Handbell Choir 5:00 PM SYF – Fellowship Hall & Boyd

8:30 AM Worship - Sanctuary 9:40 AM Church School - All Ages 11:00 AM Worship –Sanctuary 4:00 PM Officer Training 4:15 PM Youth Handbell Choir 5:00 PM SYF – Fellowship Hall & Boyd

1:00 PM Stephen Leader Meeting

7:00 PM Admin & Finance Meetings

8:45 AM Staff Worship 6:00 PM KOALA 9:15 AM Staff Meeting 6:00 PM JYF – Boyd 7:00 PM Program Committee 7:30 PM Adult Handbell Choir Meetings

8:45 AM Staff Worship 9:15 AM Staff Meeting 12:00 PM Trustees Meeting 6:30 PM Deacons Admin Meeting 7:00 PM Deacons Meeting

8:45 AM Staff Worship 9:15 AM Staff Meeting

8:45 AM Staff Worship 9:15 AM Staff Meeting 7:30 PM Called Session Meeting

6:00 PM KOALA 6:00 PM JYF – Boyd 6:00 PM Beatitudes Study Group 7:30 PM Adult Handbell Choir

6:00 PM KOALA 6:00 PM JYF – Boyd 7:30 PM Adult Handbell Choir

6:00 PM KOALA 6:00 PM JYF – Boyd 7:30 PM Adult Handbell Choir

6:30 PM Chamber Singers Rehearsal 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal

6:30 PM Chamber Singers Rehearsal 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal

6:30 PM Chamber Singers Rehearsal 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:30 PM Personnel Committee Meeting

6:30 PM Chamber Singers Rehearsal 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 PM MAPS Event “Organ Plus”

8:00 AM Men’s Breakfast 10:00 AM Shawl Ministry

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Lectionary Readings for April Sunday April 1

Friday April 6

Psalms 84, 150 Zechariah 9:9–12 1 Timothy 6:12–16 or Zechariah 12:9–11, 13:1, 7–9 Luke 19:41–48

Psalms 22, 148 Lamentations 3:1–9, 19–33 1 Peter 1:10–20 John 13:36–38 or John 19:38–42

Passion/Palm Sunday

Good Friday

Monday April 2

Saturday April 7

Psalms 119:73–80, 145 Lamentations 1:1–2, 6–12 2 Corinthians 1:1–7 Mark 11:12–25

Psalms 43, 149 Lamentations 3:37–58 Heb. 4:1–16 Romans 8:1–11

Monday of Holy Week

Tuesday April 3

Tuesday of Holy Week

Psalms 34, 146 Lamentations 1:17–22 2 Corinthians 1:8–22 Mark 11:27–33 Wednesday April 4

Wednesday of Holy Week

Holy Saturday/Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday April 8

Resurrection of the Lord/ Easter

Psalms 93, 150 Exodus 12:1–14 John 1:1–18 or Isaiah 51:9–11 Luke 24:13–35 or John 20:19–23

Psalms 5, 147:1–11 Monday April 9 Lamentations 2:1–9 2 Corinthians 1:23—2:11 Psalms 97, 145 Exodus 12:14–27 Mark 12:1–11 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 Mark 16:1–8 Thursday April 5 Maundy Thursday

Psalms 27, 147:12–20 Lamentations 2:10–18 1 Corinthians 10:14–17, 11:27–32 Mark 14:12–25

Tuesday April 10 Psalms 98, 146 Exodus 12:28–39 1 Corinthians 15:12–28 Mark 16:9–20 Wednesday April 11 Psalms 99, 147:1–11 Exodus 12:40–51 1 Corinthians 15:(29) 30–41 Matthew 28:1–16

Thursday April 12 Psalms 47, 147:12–20 Exodus 13:3–10 1 Corinthians 15:41–50 Matthew 28:16–20

Thursday April 19 Psalms 47, 147:12–20 Exodus 16:10–22 1 Peter 2:11—3:12 John 15:12–27

Thursday April 26 Psalms 47, 147:12–20 Exodus 20:1–21 Colossians 1:24—2:7 Matthew 4:1–11

Friday April 13 Psalms 96, 148 Exodus 13:1–2, 11–16 1 Corinthians 15:51–58 Luke 24:1–12

Friday April 20 Psalms 96, 148 Exodus 16:23–36 1 Peter 3:13—4:6 John 16:1–15

Friday April 27 Psalms 96, 148 Exodus 24:1–18 Colossians 2:8–23 Matthew 4:12–17

Saturday April 14 Psalms 92, 149 Exodus 13:17—14:4 2 Corinthians 4:16—5:10 Mark 12:18–27

Saturday April 21 Psalms 92, 149 Exodus 17:1–16 1 Peter 4:7–19 John 16:16–33

Saturday April 28 Psalms 92, 149 Exodus 25:1–22 Colossians 3:1–17 Matthew 4:18–25

Sunday April 15 Second Sunday of Easter Psalms 93, 150 Exodus 14:5–22 1 John 1:1–7 John 14:1–7

Sunday April 22 Third Sunday of Easter Psalms 93, 150 Exodus 18:1–12 1 John 2:7–17 Mark 16:9–20

Sunday April 29

Monday April 16 Psalms 97, 145 Exodus 14:21–31 1 Peter 1:1–12 John 14:(1–7) 8–17

Monday April 23 Psalms 97, 145 Exodus 18:13–27 1 Peter 5:1–14 Matthew (1:1–17) 3:1–6

Tuesday April 17 Psalms 98, 146 Exodus 15:1–21 1 Peter 1:13–25 John 14:18–31

Tuesday April 24 Psalms 98, 146 Exodus 19:1–16 Colossians 1:1–14 Matthew 3:7–12

Monday April 30 Psalms 97, 145 Exodus 32:1–20 Colossians 3:18—4:6 (7–18) Matthew 5:1–10

Wednesday April 18 Psalms 99, 147:1–11 Exodus 15:22—16:10 1 Peter 2:1–10 John 15:1–11

Wednesday April 25 Psalms 99, 147:1–11 Exodus 19:16–25 Colossians 1:15–23 Matthew 3:13–17

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Psalms 93, 150 Exodus 28:1–4, 30–38 1 John 2:18–29 Mark 6:30–44

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