Adult volunteers to help out, even if only occasionally, with teen activities are needed. Contact John Vercelletto at or 631-357-2911 to pitch in.

Our Teen Show Choir will start up in January. We’re looking for participants who like to sing, dance--or just meet new friends and have fun. This is a special-event choir, not a Sunday-morning choir. It’s open to anyone ages 13 to 19, not only church members. Learn more from John at or 357-2911.

Friday Night Hangouts from 7:30 to 10:00 are underway, open to all in grades 7 to 12, not only church members. A good time–and yummy snacks–are had by all! Here are the upcoming dates:

November 2: Movie Night: Super 8 (rated PG-13)

November 9: Operation Christmas Child Mission Project

November 16: Treasure Hunt November 30:Advent Family Night

THANKSGIVING BASKETS…Ladies Aid will be preparing Thanksgiving baskets to make the holiday brighter for some of our members. Donations of non-perishable food may be left in the bins in the narthex. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Oberammergau Opportunity...The Atlantic District of the LCMS is sponsoring a junket to see the world-famous Passion Play, to be presented in Oberammergau, Germany in July of 2020. Early planning is necessary given the popularity of this event. The trip will also include a tour of Italy. Those interested should email Ben and Jeanette Herbrich at

Our now-famous trademark production, St. Paul’s Living Nativity, is set for Sunday, December 9. Mark your calendar! But we need volunteers. It takes a big team to bring this glorious performance to life. To find out how to help out this year, please contact John Vercelletto at or 631-357-2911.

Our fundraiser for the Living Nativity will be a “Dinner and a Movie” family night on Saturday, November 17. Dinner will be served at 7:00, after which we’ll view The Greatest Showman. Please consider coming out for an enjoyable evening with your church friends! Tickets cost $15 for ages 18-59 and $10 for ages 5 to 17 and 60+. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. Please sign up in the narthex.

Looking Ahead....We will be decorating our church for Christmas on Saturday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Many hands make light work! Please save the date.

Advent Family Night: Friday, November 30. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by a craft at 7:30 p.m., and then entertainment and dessert. Please sign up in the narthex, so that ample food and craft supplies can be arranged.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Any announcements to be inserted in The Messenger for December need to be emailed to, or dropped off in the church office, by Tuesday, November 20. Thank you!

COINS FOR WISHES.... Cindy Gray is still collecting loose change for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County in the jar in the narthex.

SAVE MONEY ON CAR INSURANCE... Plan to attend the defensive driving course being held right here at St. Paul's on Sunday, January 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost will be $30. Look for a sign-up sheet in the narthex in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you'd like more information, call Karla Petriccione at 516-557-3637.

The Dime or all things 10... - a very thought-provoking spiritual meditation on the dime written by John Mix. Click to view

painted by Ed Schultheis and donated by him and his wife Donna click to view

Painted by Ed Schultheis and donated by him and his wife Donna

St. Paul's on Facebook - click here to view

FACEBOOK... Did you know that you can find out a lot of information about the life of St. Pauls on the web. Along with our website ( we now have a Facebook page and can be found by searching for St. Pauls Lutheran Church Amityville, NY from your Facebook home page. Once in Facebook, feel free to like us!

Talent at St. Pauls - click to view some talent from members of our church