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Note that Maundy Thursday worship is ONLINE ONLY!

Good Friday service is at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Easter Sunday with / Domingo de Pascua con

The Rev. Kaji Douša

11:00 am ET
Preview for Holy Week

Watch Pastor Kaji's previous sermons here
Dear Church,

Sarah's wish for The Park: "May the Lord always bless & keep this church in His bosom & help us to continue our mission in this great city"
I greet you in the matchless name of Jesus with news of our beloved, longest-standing member of the Park: Sarah Mook, who went home to the Lord this week. I know that we will hold Sarah’s friends and family in our prayers, with particular gratitude to Rev. Richard, who so beautifully accompanied her in these years together.
In his words:
"Our oldest member of Park Avenue Christian Church, Sarah Mook, 93, died at 10:30 am at Brooklyn’s Menorah Rehab & Nursing Center on Monday, April 3, 2023.  Sarah was a pillar of our church for several decades, serving on the governing Board, as a Trustee and Elder, and singing in the choir. Her gifts and talents for hospitality were second to none. A viewing will be held in Brooklyn on Monday afternoon, April 10, and again at 8:00 am on Tuesday, April 11, followed by a brief service --before her burial at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County later that morning.  Plans are underway for a Memorial service at the church sometime this Spring."
May light perpetual shine. And may Sarah rest in peace.

Pax Christi,
Pastor Kaji

Scripture: John 20:1-10 (Year A, p. 268):

1 Now it was the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came, early on while it was still dark, to the tomb and saw the stone removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Messiah out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple came and went to the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple ran ahead of Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 And bending down to see, saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not enter. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb, and he saw the linen wrappings lying there 7 and the facecloth that had been on Jesus’s head not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up separately in another place. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, went in and saw and believed. 9 Indeed they did not understand the scripture, that it was necessary for Jesus to rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned once more to their homes.

Pastor Kaji’s office hours are Tuesdays between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Please reach out to the church office to schedule an appointment regarding Pastoral Care and Other Church Business.


Volunteers are needed on 4/8 from 10 am to 12 pm to help out at the Free Store and with the community meal. To sign up to volunteer, please email Carl Garrison at


PLEASE DONATE gently used or new women's and men's clothing and children's for all ages and genders! Toiletries and personal items.

Items can be dropped off at the Manhattan Church of Christ (48 E. 80th St) any time - please contact Carl ahead of time to schedule a drop-off to ensure he can buzz you in at that time. You can Contact Carl at or by text: 917-714-4026.
PACK 2023 [Park Avenue Church Kitchen 2023]
Funding PACC’s Kitchen!!

Dear Congregation,

It is with great enthusiasm that Park Avenue Christian Church announces the completion of the First Phase of construction. The Banquet Hall, Social Hall, Pantry, Conference Rooms, Bathrooms and Offices are complete. It has been a long process to get to this point!

However, we are not yet done! What is not complete is a kitchen. This is necessary to the functioning of the Banquet Hall and other associated planned revenue streams. A fully functioning kitchen will make that possible. Its completion is crucial to the future viability of the church.

We are reaching out to all congregation members to consider making what contribution[s] they can. Our needs are great. Current cost estimate is $291,000! It is not within the 2023 budget to cover this. Please help!

In the coming weeks, a campaign begins which will consist of an email to each congregation member followed by a phone call from volunteers for this campaign. Please use this as an opportunity to communicate your personal experience at The Park, what you would like to see improve, how The Park fits in with your future plans, and to express what your donation means to you (and to The Park).
Your donation is tax deductible. Park Avenue Christian Church is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations can be made as follows:
  1. Park Ave Gift URL
  2. Credit Card
  3. Check -- Mail in a check. Make it out to Park Avenue Christian Church and send to 1010 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028 -- (212) 288-3246
  4. Make a Pledge
Please specify “PACK 2023”
April 16

Weekly Invitations to Community:

Met Council’s project, SenioRepair, ensures New Yorkers 60 years and older stay safe at home. Through the program, seniors can request support in installing and repairing bathtub grab bars, light bulbs, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, window locks and screens, and so much more. For more information or to determine eligibility, please call 929-292-9261 or email
Thursday, April 6, Maundy Thursday worship service, ONLINE ONLY, 5:00 pm

Friday, April 7, Good Friday worship service, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10028

Saturday, April 8, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Sunday, April 9, Resurrection Sunday, 11:00 am

Thursday, April 13, Finance Meeting, 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 15, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Sunday, April 16, SoulFood Fellowship, 12:30 pm

Saturday, April 22, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Tuesday, April 23, Ministry Council Meeting, after worship

Saturday, April 29, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Saturday, May 6, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street
This Week at The Park is published every Thursday by
Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY 10028

Church office:  212-288-3246.   Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.