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WEDNESDAY WORSHIP IN THE SUMMER... Because we now have a regular Wednesday service, the church council decided to have our midweek summer worship on Wednesdays rather than Thursdays. The time of the services will be 7:30 p.m. One difference: The Thursday services always anticipated the following Sunday–but the Wednesday service recaps the preceding Sunday. So, for example, if you’re away on Sunday, July 8, you can “make it up” on Wednesday, July 11.
THE BABYLON CHORALE, conducted by Jared Berry, will present HOPES & DREAMS. This rousing performance of Broadway tunes will be on Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic church in West Babylon. For more information and tickets, call 516-799-4974, email thebabylonchorale@gmailcom, or go to www.babylonchorale.org
A REMINDER...The 11:00 service on Sunday mornings will be suspended for the summer months. The last one is June 10. It will resume on September 9.
COINS FOR WISHES....We are collecting coins for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. You may drop your loose change in the jar in the narthex. Any questions can be directed to Cindy Gray.
SPECIAL HAPPENINGS ALL THROUGHOUT JUNE:
JUNE 3... It may have been a “sleepy dusty Delta day” in Bobbie Gentry’s legendary song, but the Third of June at St. Paul’s is an awesome day–Confirmation! Six students will affirm their faith and their baptism during the 11 a.m. service. They will be asked the same questions their sponsors answered on their behalf at the baptismal font...only this time the students will answer the questions personally. It promises to be a great day of jubilation as we celebrate their spiritual maturity.
This day we also will raise our hurricane prayer to God, as the stormy season commences. We will beseech Him to protect our coastal communities and all those who dwell there.
JUNE 10... During the 11 a.m. service, First Communion will be celebrated as a number of our young people partake of the Sacrament for the first time.
JUNE 17... Father’s Day will be celebrated. This is first day of our one-service summer Sunday schedule.
JUNE 24... High school and college graduates will be recognized and remembered in prayer. Please relay the names of graduates in your family to the church office.
JUNE 30/JULY 1...We will commemorate the “name day” of our church on the Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul.
TREAT DAD TO AN APPRECIATION BREAKFAST! A Father’s Day breakfast will be hosted by our confirmation class on June 17 immediately following the 9:30 service. Our youth will be serving casseroles, bagels with butter and cream cheese, coffee, and juice. The breakfast is free and open to all.
CINDY GRAY EXTENDS HER THANKS!
Operation Christmas Child: We collected 79 shoe boxes.
Suffolk County Make a Wish Foundation: By selling ornaments and other Christmas items and holding a silent auction, we raised $975. We helped give 12-year-old Jasper of Lindenhurst, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a bedroom makeover.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital: Kids for Christ sold baked goods and Valentine’s Day items, raising $165.
SUMMER HOSPITALITY...We customarily have fellowship (which is church slang for snacks) after Sunday worship beginning June 17. The fellowship usually includes pastries, fruit, and juices. If you’d like to serve one of the fellowships, please sign the sheet in the narthex. Sign up with a friend; many hands make light work! (We try to have an “enhanced fellowship” for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul–July 1 this year–so we need several volunteers for that Sunday. We like to have a casserole or two along with the continental-breakfast items).
ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE “JESUS”... Although Ladies Aid had to cancel St. Paul’s planned trip to the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus,” another opportunity has presented itself. Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hyde Park is running a trip on Saturday, September 29. The price is $120, which includes transportation and a show ticket only. You must bring your own food for the day, and arrive in New Hyde Park at 6 a.m. to meet the bus. Please make your check out to “Trinity Lutheran Ladies Guild.” For more information, see Dorothy McMillin. First come, first served.
CHILDREN’S SERMONS ON SUMMER SUNDAYS...Starting June 24, Sunday services will include a children’s sermon. Come hang out with Larry the Lamb, Paulie the Possum, Poe, Menard Beausoleil of Erath, Louisiana, and all the gang!
NEW ST. PAUL’S DIRECTORY...We’re making a new PICTORIAL DIRECTORY of St Paul’s members. You should have received a form to fill out with your current information. Please return it as soon as you can so that we can start scheduling photo sessions.
PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM PASTOR KERN... “If a long life is what you’re after, going to church may be the answer to your prayers. The long-life benefits of congregating with a like-minded community include a network of social support, optimism, and a sense of purpose. Knowing that you are not in the world alone, and that you are part of a power larger than yourself, can give you the confidence to deal with the issues of life.”
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 (stpaulsamityville.com) 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!