Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101



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  • September 22 - Movie Night "Fried Green Tomatoes"
    6:45 p.m. 4th floor
    See page 10 of September newsletter

  • October 6 - Organ Recital by Tyler Canonico
    7 p.m. Sanctuary

  • October 15 - Crop Walk
    See Rachel Bair for sponsor forms.

Guest Preacher on September 24 --Executive Presbyter Mark Englund-Krieger

In 2016 Mark participated in the Mosaic of Peace Study Tour sponsored by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

This tour had a double focus. The first was on visiting the Holy places where Christ lived and died and where so many Christians after him have walked and worshiped. The second was on the many peacemakers seeking resolution to the Israel/Palestinian conflict.

Come on September 24 and hear about this experience and why Mark wrote in his blog that his time on this tour “…was a beautiful and transformative experience.” Mark also will be telling us about an opportunity for us to participate in the Mosaic of Peace Study Tour he will be leading in April, 2018. Mark has had a long-standing interest in Presbyterian mission work.

Before coming to the Presbytery of Carlisle, Mark spent time in the Pittsburgh area working with the Presbytery’s mission partnership in the African country of Malawi. At Carlisle Presbytery, Mark has continued his interest and work by traveling on many mission trips to Honduras.

He also is a writer, having authored two books, the most recent published in 2015 and titled The Presbyterian Mission Enterprise: From Heathen to Partner. His belief in the seriousness of the church’s mission work is reflected in his statement included in a review of the book: “Unless we become truly a part of what I call Global Christianity and realize we’re just part of what’s happening in the world, we don’t have a future…We have to live in this larger world.”

Fall Nature Events

The Environmental Action Committee presents a list of “not far by car” places to enjoy nature in the beauty of autumn. This fall, there are special events to consider for your outdoor pleasure. To check details, go to the website information listed for each.

Sunday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Fort Hunter Days” at Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg, Fort Hunter, 717-599-5751.

Sunday, September 24, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Celebrate Wildwood” at Wildwood Park and Nature Center in Harrisburg, Wildwood Park, 717-221-0292.

Sunday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. “Celebrate The Bounty of Autumn” at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle, Kings Gap, 717-486-5031.

Saturday, October14, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Fall Family Fun Day” at The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, Ned Smith Center, 717-692-3699.

Barbara Pennell