Broad Street Ministry: Immersion Day of Service Learning

A crew from GPC traveled into the city on Saturday morning, May 26, for a day of service learning. Led by one of Broad Street Ministry’s pastors, Michele Ward, we traveled down to Mercy Emily Edible Park in South Philadelphia, where we were invited into the space of the garden which is tended by the community that lives in that neighborhood. We spent the morning weeding and planting and enjoying time together and felt privileged to see the work that neighbors, guided by BSM, do to bring food to their community through this garden and orchard. The garden was established by a group of “guerilla gardeners” who claimed these six abandoned lots in 2010 to be a sustainable space. Now under the auspices of the Horticultural Society of Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry is able to support these neighbors and also to use herbs from the garden in the meals that they provide for their guests. We returned to BSM for some reflection on what we had learned and shared during the day, grounding our understanding in a time of Bible study as well. Michele has invited us to return soon to continue our learning with a mural arts tour of the neighborhood.

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Spiritual Retreat to Iona, Scotland: June 2019. First deposits due June 3.

June 24 – July 3, 2019
Itinerary Overview
Day 1: Departure from Phila
Day 2: Arrive Glasgow, travel to Oban via Arnprior and Doune
Days 3-7: On Iona
Day 8: Leave Iona and travel through Stirling to Edinburgh
Day 9: Edinburgh
Day 10: Departure from Edinburgh

Castles: Doune, DunstaffnageStirling, Edinburgh
Farming Life: Arnprior Farms
Worship: Iona Abbey

Reserve your spot with a check made payable to Gladwyne Presbyterian Church
$500 per person by June 3, 2018

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, May 22nd:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Saturday, May 26th:

9 am Day of Immersion at Broad Street Ministry

Sunday, May 27th:

9:45 am COALESCE

11 am Worship Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Sermon: Being part of the Triune!

Texts:

Isaiah 6:1–8 Isaiah has a vision of the Lord and cries: Here I am; send me!

John 3:1–17 We must be born of the Spirit; God sent the Son to save the world.

Tuesday, May 29th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

 

Birthdays:

May 22nd:

Max Barker

May 26th:

Sherrie Burlingham

Wicky Dayton

May 27th:

Miguel Romero-Stevenson

Bill Baker

Sam Stavrakos

May 28th:

Karin Crawford

Prayers of the Week

Prayers of support for John as his father faces surgery.

Prayers of recovery for Joe.

Prayers of joy for students graduating, in particular Ethan and Evan.

Prayers for Heather’s parents, as their community recovers from a tornado.

Prayers of support and healing for Bill as he prepares for eye surgery.

Prayers of comfort for Albert as he prepares for hip surgery.

Prayers of enlightenment for our leaders, that they might work to bring about peace.

Prayers for the young women who have completed their time at The Village.

The Breath of Life

Sermon from Sunday, May 20th

The Breath of Life

Texts:

Ezekiel 37:1–14 In a valley of dry bones, Ezekiel has a vision of hope for Israel.

Acts 2:1–21 On the day of Pentecost, God pours out the Spirit upon the earth.

John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15 Jesus promises: I will send you an Advocate, the Spirit of truth.

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, May 15th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Thursday, May 17th:

7 pm Knit or Knot

7:30 pm Men’s Group

Saturday, May 19th:

9 am Day of Immersion at Broad Street Ministry

Sunday, May 20th:

9:45 am Christian Education

11 am Worship: Pentecost, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Sermon: The Breath of Life

Texts:

Ezekiel 37:1–14 In a valley of dry bones, Ezekiel has a vision of hope for Israel.

Acts 2:1–21 On the day of Pentecost, God pours out the Spirit upon the earth.

John 15:26–27; 20: 19-23 Jesus promises: I will send you an Advocate, the Spirit of truth.

Tuesday, May 22nd:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

 

Birthdays

May 22nd

Max Barker

 

 

Creating a farm team

Sermon from Sunday, May 13th

Creating a farm team

Texts:

Acts 1:15–17, 21–26 Matthias is chosen as one of the twelve apostles, replacing

John 17:6–19 Jesus prays for the protection and sanctification of his followers.

 

Prayers for the week of May 13th

Prayers of healing of blood clots for Susan

Prayers of comfort and healing as Jerry still struggles with a swollen eye

Prayers of support to Eddie who suffered a stroke

Prayers of comfort for Bill as he struggles with cancer

Prayers of support and comfort for Maureen as she mourns the death of her father

Prayers of support for John as his family cares for his father

Prayers for Linn’s mom

Prayers for the Haas family in their gift of Stoneleigh to the community

Prayers of joy for Colin and Jason as they graduate

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, May 8th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Thursday, May 10th:

7 pm Women’s Book Club

Sunday, May 13th:

9:45 am Christian Education

11 am Worship: Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Sermon: Building the farm team

Texts:

Acts 1:15–17, 21–26 Matthias is chosen as one of the twelve apostles, replacing Judas.

John 17:6–19 Jesus prays for the protection and sanctification of his followers.

Tuesday, May 15th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of the Acts of the Apostles

Birthdays

May 8th:

Sandra Simmons

May 10th:

Noreen MacCullough

May 12th:

Ted Frazer

Emma Crawford

 

 

Prayers for the Week of May 6th

Prayers of support and encouragement for Maureen as she navigates difficult health issues

Prayers of comfort for Camilo on the news that he did not get an offer from the team on which he wanted to play

Prayers for the Pratt family as Joe prepares for heart surgery

Prayers of thanks to all those who worked so hard on the Evening for Outreach