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



September Youth Events                    Jr. Youth Group         

(Grades 5th through 7th)

Friday September, 12 and 26 from 6:30pm-8pm



Senior Youth Group

(Grades 7th through 12th)

Wednesdays September 3, 10, 17 & 24 from pm-7:30pm



Young Adult Group

(Ages 18 and up)

Wednesdays (Every Other week), September 10 and 24 at 8:30pm

Members & none members of St. Johns can attended!!!


Lazertag at

Saturday September 20th from 7pm 10:30pm.

We will meet at Lazerland between 7pm so we can register and begin play at 7:30pm.

(54A Motor Parkway, Commack, NY 11725)


Yes friends can come and parents welcome to play. If you need a ride contact Chris at or on his cell 1-413-626- and don’t forget to sign up on the bulletin board.


August 24, 2014 at the 7:45am, 9am, & 11am Services, the Youth Group and Outreach and Christian Growth will wash your car while you go to the Church Service. People who want their cars washed will park in a specific area of the lot so we can wash your car while you attend the service. COST is a free-will donation to support the Help Suffolk (to help homeless youth) and for our Church renovation. A portion of the proceeds will be matched by Thrivent Financial.


MUSIC MAKERS AT THE KEYBOARD – registrations for the Fall Semester class that begins in September are now being accepted. Open to those aged 6-9, children will explore music via singing, drumming, echoing, movement, rhythm patterns and melody patterns as they are introduced to the keyboard, learn to read and hear music and grow in their ability to improvise and compose. Parents’ involvement is also strongly encouraged! Brochures and registration forms are located in the narthex. Contact Cindy Holden to register your child or learn more.


PLEASE NOTE:  In order to keep spending down, WE WILL NOT BE ORDERING OFFERING ENVELOPES THIS YEAR unless you ask for them. If you want envelopes for the year 2015, we are happy to order them for you; please tell the church office no later than September 1st. No orders can be accepted after that date. If you are not going to order envelopes, you may use any envelope including pew envelopes, but you must put your name and/or envelope number on the envelopes you use. Your envelope number will not change, so please use it when making all contributions.

Another option would be Simply Giving where donations are deducted automatically from your checking or savings account on a regular basis. If you are interested, go to our web site at, see Simply Giving on the Welcome Page and click on “Donation Page”. Any questions, please call our bookkeeper Aileen.



CANDY JUST FOR YOU – At the end of the service on September 14, we will have some M & M containers that we will hand out; one per family until we run out of them. We would like you to enjoy the candy that is inside of them….AND….we hope you will bring the containers back to church filled with quarters. Yes, quarters. Each container will hold approximately $13. Our challenge – yours and mine – is to support the General Fund of our church. Thought this would be a fun way to do it. Scripture says “Taste and see…” Psalm 34-8; so let’s taste and see what we can do. AND…Thrivent Financial will support us with additional funds. So enjoy your candy and return your containers to the church by October 5. A box will be in the Narthex of the church. We CHALLENGE you to bring them all back!


BAKE SALE – The Dinner Dance Committee will be holding a Bake Sale at the Sayville Ferry Terminal on Friday, August 29. Donations of baked goods (whole cakes, plates of brownies and cookies) will be most welcomed! Please bring your baked goods to the church kitchen on Thursday, August 28 or by noon on Friday, August 29. Thanks as always for your support!


October 17, 2014!! Save the Date for St. John’s 15th Annual Dinner Dance - Auction Fund Raiser!!
Our theme this year is “Hooray for Hollywood”


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.


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.

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

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
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.