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JUNE 30/JULY 1...We will commemorate the “name day” of our church on the Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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.

Yes, we ARE having our Wednesday service on July 4.

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 church@johnhv.me. 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...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.”

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 (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!

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