IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
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!
CLEAR YOUR HOME OF CLUTTER FOR THE FALL! The annual Ladies Aid Garage Sale will be on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You may donate items you no longer use, but that are still serviceable, by bringing them 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. Thank you in advance for your support!
Confirmation Classes for Seventh and Eighth Graders.... will be starting up soon. An orientation meeting for students and parents will be held immediately following the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 23.
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.
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.
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!