Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782
Office: (631) 589-3202 - Fax: (631) 589-1419 - E-Mail:
stjohns11782@aol.com
Rev. Brian Noack, Pastor

 

 

SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM: Our church offers electronic giving on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our church.

To view DONATION PAGE click here

 

Look for our Quick Response (QR) code image on flyers and inserts.

simply giving


What is this QR code and why use it?
When you scan this barcode-like QR code image with a smartphone's QR decoder, it will instantly connect you to the mobile version of your web page. Try it yourself! To individuals who are familiar with QR codes, it will provide a quick and easy way to access the web page without having to type out a long web address or locate our link.

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St. John's VBS 2014 -
Gangway to Galilee! Our program begins on Sunday, June 29 at 5 pm with a Family dinner.
We continue on Monday, June 30 and go through Thursday, July 3 from 9 am - 12 pm.
We also have our closing program on Wednesday, July 2 at 7 pm for family and friends
to see what the children have learned all week!

Click here to view flyer

Click here to Register Students & Register Volunteers

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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL GOLF OUTING!! Tuesday, May 20th at West Sayville Golf Course. Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Sign up by May 1st. Questions? Call Nick Geraci at 563-0762.

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2014 Box City - May 17-18, 2014


This year, we are blessed to be partaking in the event with 3 to 4 other LCMS Churches
We will be collecting can goods and clothing. To be a part of this your youth MUST bring 3 non
perishable items to the event.


We will meet at the Church at 9:30am (SHARP) Saturday May 17, and go to Resurrection Lutheran
Church in Garden City where we will meet the other churches for the events of the night (Deb Taylor
and Linda Henningsen will be the Chaperones and transport).


At Resurrection Lutheran Church, the youth will build shelters out of boxes and live in them for the
night, so the youth can experience what it is like being homeless and struggling.
The same day, we will doing bible studies, devotionals, games and collecting canned food, clothing,
or toiletries for donations to help food pantries in need.


Youth will be home by 10am Sunday.


DON’T FORGET TO GET A PERMISSIONSLIP SIGNED BY A PARENT, LOCATED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD
BY THE GYM AND ON THE YOUTH GROUP PAGE ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE UNDER BOX CITY!
Any question or comments can be sent stjohnsyouthgroup@aol.com or contact Deb Taylor at
1-631-946-2686.

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Lazertag at Lazerland of LI - May 31, 2014


We will meet at Lazerland from 1-3pm. (54A Motor Parkway, Commack, NY 11725)
$20-$25pp
Price depends on how much you want to play includes 2 Lazertag games and a round of dodge
ball!!!
GRADES 5TH
AND UP!!! TO SIGN UP RESPOND TO EMAIL BELOW OR BUT YOUR NAME ON
THE BULLETIN BOARD BY THE GYM!!
Questions call Chris at 1-413-626-8841 or email him at stjohnsyouthgroup@aol.com.
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TAB COLLECTION - We have been collecting aluminum tabs from soda and other beverage cans since 1995. In years past, we have been able to help send children with kidney disease to a summer camp for two weeks. Since this program is no longer in existence, we are now donating all funds from the recycling of these tabs to the Social Ministries/Human Care Fund here at St. John’s. These funds add to what is needed to help people with food boxes during the year and at the holidays. Please remove all tabs from your cans before you recycle them and bring to the church. Tabs can be left in the Cloak Room as you enter the church. All donations are appreciated.


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ATTENTION KNITTERS & CROCHETERS: The Lighthouse Mission in Bellport needs warm hats, scarves, gloves and mittens in all sizes, child and adult. If you are able to donate any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated. Just drop them in the church office. Thank you.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry
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SOCIAL MINISTRIES/HUMAN CARE: Our church-wide Lenten effort to connect with the community continues.

If you know of anyone in need that would benefit from this ministry, please let us know (call 631-273-6826). Please remember the food pantry while shopping and give as much as you are able as the shelves are very barren at this time. All of the donations can be placed in the Cloak Room off the Narthex. We will also be needing hams for the boxes. If you can donate one, please let us know.

Linda & Vic Bonventre

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Hide ‘em in Your Heart Memory Verse:

God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

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YOUTH GROUP SPONSORED EASTER BREAKFAST - Join us before or after a service for breakfast on Easter Sunday, 8:00-11:00am in the undercroft. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds support youth group activities. Hope you can join us!

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Maundy Thursday, April 17, noon & 7:30pm (with communion)
Good Friday, April 18, noon & 7:30pm
(Evening is Tenebrae service)
Candlelight Easter Vigil Service, Saturday, April 19, 7:30pm

Easter Sunday Services, April 20
6:00am Sunrise Service at Sayville Marina Park (end of Foster Avenue)
7:15am Holy Communion Service
9:00am Holy Communion Service
(No Sunday School on Easter)
11:00am Holy Communion Service

8:00-11:00am Easter Breakfast hosted by the Youth Group

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GOD’S NOT DEAD! The Youth Group is going to see the movie “God’s Not Dead” and invite families and friends to join them. It is about when a college student Josh Wheaton’s (Shane Harper) faith is challenged by his philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo), who believes God does not exist. For those who wish to watch a compelling movie about one’s struggle with faith, come and join us. Also starring Dean Cain and Willie & Korie Robertson (Duck Dynasty). Date, time and cost to be announced.

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FAMILY BIBLE STUDY - We are looking to start a family Bible study once a month on a Friday night, where families can come together, study God’s word and meet in fellowship. We would like to have a group of families interested in hosting a Bible study (Bible study material provided) once a month at their home on a rotating basis. The family hosting the study would decide what day and time works best for all. If you are interested, contact Chris Abatelli at 413-626-8841 or email abbo98@hotmail.com.
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SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM: Our church offers electronic giving on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our church.

If you would like to put live flowers on the altar in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact our Flower Coordinator Linda Lee Sharbowicz.

The Neighborhood House of Sayville
Connect.Hope.Heal

The Neighborhood House is a non-profit grief center that provides support
to people learning to live with loss.
8-week support groups are now forming for children, families and individuals grieving the loss of a family member to suicide. Groups will meet Tuesday evenings beginning this fall at New Life Community Church. There is no cost for participating. Registration is open. For more information and to set up a registration appointment, please call Michelle at (631) 589-0055.

The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is available in the gym lobby for families and St. John's groups to host a coffee hour. Directions for hosting are on the pantry door in the kitchen. If you need assistance, please call Donna Meier at (516) 319-2541.

JACOB'S LIGHT - We continue to collect batteries and deodorants for our service men and women. There are many people in various parts of the world that are still in need. Many receive nothing from home. Please help and pick up a deodorant and/or 4-pack of AA batteries when you do your weekly shopping, and drop the items in the box in the Narthex.

We are planning another overnight trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see the upcoming production of “Moses” in the Spring 2014. Let Alice Dreher know if you are interested in attending as soon as possible