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Sunday, May 21 with / Domingo, 21 de mayo con

The Rev. Kaji Douša

11:00 am ET
Sunday Preview for May 21

Watch Pastor Kaji's sermon "Seasons Part I" here
Dear Church,

Last week, I launched my 5-part sermon series on life’s seasons as inspired by the Apostle Paul’s beautiful words: 
Many of you have asked me for more information on Parker Palmer’s beautiful work. The full piece from which I quoted is available, for free, online, here. I left a lot out, so please do take a closer read! I know that it will inspire you. 
This week, our text from the Gospel of Luke is of Jesus’ Ascension. This means many things, including the closing of the Eastertide liturgical season. It also means that we are headed into the longest liturgical season of the church year: Pentecost. Ascension draws us into winter, while Pentecost will take us into spring! When you come to worship, I encourage you to bring your journal, take notes, dig into the season you find yourself in and perhaps the seasons the people around you are in, as well. 
Elders will be leading worship and I will preach remotely as I take some time for rest and rejuvenation. 
Can’t wait to worship with you!

Pax Christi,
Pastor Kaji

Scripture: Luke 24:46-53 (Year A, p. 323):

46 Then Jesus said to them, “So it is written, the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 Now look! I am sending you the promise of my Abba. You all stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” 50 Then Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, Jesus retreated from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they bowed down and worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they were in the temple every day blessing God.

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.
Note: SoulFood Fellowship has been rescheduled to May 28
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The Park is looking for volunteers.If interested please contact

Led by Pastor Kaji Douša, The Park continues to provide the LGBTQ community with vital support and safe space. We hope you can consider supporting The Park and this event to help establish a crucial platform for the LGBTQ community. 
Limited tickets are available for a VIP Post-Concert Reception with the performers, hosted by Diageo Rainbow Network and Coca-Cola.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Seating is first come, first served.

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”

Weekly Invitations to Community:
Saturday, May 20, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Saturday, May 27, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Sunday, May 28, SoulFood Fellowship, 12:30 pm

Saturday, June 3, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Sunday, June 4, Elders Meeting, 12:30 pm

Saturday, June 10, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street

Wednesday, June 14, Pride at The Park, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 17, Community Lunch Program, 1:00 pm, Manhattan Church of Christ 48 East 80th Street
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Church office:  212-288-3246.   Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.