Market Square Presbyterian Church


20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

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  • CANCELED March 26 - Guided Tour of Harrisburg Water Service Center
    1 p.m.  Sponsored by the Environmental Action Committee.  See page 4 of the March newsletter for details.

  • March 26 - Keystone Conference
    Details below.

  • April 2 - Sacramental Education Event
    Fellowship Hall
    Immediately following church
    See here for details, under Children News

  • April 9 - Before the Flood
    Immediately following worship
    Peacemaking Committee invitation to see award winning movie
    REMEMBER to sign up for the luncheon; see form in the link below.
    See details here.

  • April 26 - Reformed Readers
    JUDAS by Amos Oz
    7 p.m. in church library


Keystone Conference Returns to MSPC

Market Square once again will welcome Keystone Conference attendees and members of the transgender community to worship on March 26, 2017.

The Keystone Conference is hosted by TransCentral PA, which has been serving the transgender community in Central Pennsylvania since 1989. The conference is four days long and provides a variety of workshops, seminars, activities, and social events.

Unfortunately, many transgender individuals are not welcomed in their home churches and find themselves ostracized from religious institutions. Market Square long has sought to live out Christ’s welcome by intentionally and warmly welcoming all people “regardless of race, class, national origin, sexual orientation or worldly condition of any kind.”

This is a concrete way for us to extend Christ’s welcome to those who are too often told they are not included in God’s beloved family. On March 26, please share Market Square’s warm hospitality to our visitors.


Lenten Series Featuring Taizé Worship

Three Taizé Sung Prayer services are scheduled to return as part of our Lenten journey. Leadership will be offered by the church staff and Lois Richwine, our former Taizé coordinator. Musical leadership, both vocal and instrumental, will come from various church members and friends.

The first service will be on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., and will include the Imposition of Ashes as well as Communion. Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. will be the second Lenten service: a Service of Healing and Wholeness. Worshippers will be invited to stations for individual prayer and anointing of oil. A third service will occur on Maundy Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., during Holy Week. It will feature Foot Washing and Communion.