IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
VBS WILL SOON BEGIN! Vacation Bible School, for ages 4 through 12, will run August 13 to 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Our 2018 theme will be “Shipwrecked–Rescued by Jesus.” We’ll need volunteers, entering 8th grade in the fall or older, to help out at the VBS sessions. Volunteer applications, as well as enrollment forms for children, are available in the narthex and at StPaulsAmityville.com. The last day to register your child–no exceptions–is August 5.
Also, if you have tiki torches, big pieces of cardboard (on the order of appliance boxes), or life rings, the VBS team could use them. Bring them down to church at your earliest convenience. For more information, see Cindy Gray, or give her a call at 631-806-8685.
ENJOY A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! Our Tuesday Bible discussion group is in the midst of a film series. The next meeting is August 14 at 7:30, when we will view The Mission. On August 21 it will be Winter Light; August 28, A River Runs Through It; September 5, The Cardinal Part 1; September 12: The Cardinal Part 2. Come join us!
LET’S END THE SUMMER WITH A BANG...and a bagel. We still need a host for
our final summer fellowship on September 2 (the day before Labor Day). If you’d like to provide pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee, please sign the sheet in the narthex. Pair up with a friend, if you like. Your efforts will be appreciated and enjoyed!
SUMMER WORSHIP REMINDER...Worship opportunities are Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services recap the preceding Sunday. For example, if you’re away on Sunday, July 8, you can “make it up” on July 11.
CHILDREN’S SERMONS ON SUMMER SUNDAYS... Sunday services now 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!
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.
ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE “JESUS”... Another opportunity to go to the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA to see “Jesus” has presented itself. Trinity Lutheran in New Hyde Park is running a trip on Saturday, September 29. The price is $120, which includes transportation and a show ticket. You must bring your own food, and meet the bus in New Hyde Park at 6 a.m. For more information, please see Dorothy McMillin. First come, first served.
WILL A STAR BE BORN AT ST. PAUL’S? A theater group will be conducting a performance here as a fundraiser for the Living Nativity. The play will be Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” Show dates are September 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30. They’d love to have St. Paul’s members and friends (age 18 or older) audition as there will be many roles to fill. Auditions will be held on Monday, August 6 starting at 7 p.m., and continue as long as folks arrive. We anticipate this will be at least until 9 p.m. If you have questions, or you would like to audition but can’t make it on the 6th, please contact John Vercelletto at 631-357-2911 or email@example.com. Ticket sales will be in August. We hope you’ll take in a show to support our Living Nativity! It promises to be great fun.
SUMMER HOSPITALITY...We customarily have fellowship (which is church slang for snacks) after Sunday worship in the summer months. If you’d like to host a fellowship of pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee, please sign the sheet in the narthex. Sign up with a friend; many hands make light work! We have plenty of slots still open.
READY TO CLEAR OUT CLUTTER OVER THE SUMMER? The Ladies Aid Garage Sale will be on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may bring items you no longer use but that are still serviceable, with prices affixed, to the narthex on Friday, September 14 (No clothes or furniture, please). Help will be needed setting up, assisting customers, and putting away unsold items.
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.
CHILDREN’S SERMONS ON SUMMER SUNDAYS...are in full swing. Come hang out with Larry the Lamb, Paulie the Possum, Poe, Menard Beausoleil of Erath, Louisiana, and all the gang!
Life’s a picnic...or at least it will be on Sunday, September 9, when St. Paul’s will have our annual church picnic. It promises to be a great day. Stay tuned for more details.
WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP IS CHANGING FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST...The Wednesday services in August will be closer in format to our Sunday morning service or our customary summer Vespers service (with communion added at the end). Exception: The August 1 service will use the regular Wednesday format, but all the songs will be traditional hymns.
Here is the lineup for August Wednesday worship:
August 1– Service: Printed Communion Service
Hymns: Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Rock of Ages
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
August 8– Service: Vespers with Communion
Hymns: Sun of My Soul, My Saviour Dear
Drawn to the Cross
Now Thank We All Our God
August 15–Service: Lutheran Hymnal Communion Service
Hymns: All Praise To Thee, My God, This Night
Mary, Did You Know?
I Love to Tell the Story
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
August 22–Service: Vespers with Communion
Hymns: Now the Light Has Gone Away
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
O Christ the Same (Tune: Londonderry Air)
August 29–Service: The Lutheran Hymnal Communion Service
Hymns: Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow
In the Cross of Christ I Glory
O How I Love Jesus
Crown Him with Many Crowns
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!