MITE BOXES – please take home one of the LWML Mite Boxes as you leave the service so you and your family can help reach the Atlantic District Mission Goal for this biennium. A thank you to all who have been doing this. Because of your help we have been able to pay through Mission Grant # 6. We still have 7 more grants to support but I know with the mite boxes you fill and return to us, we can do this. Check out the list of grants on the bulletin board in the gym foyer. Your “mites” go a long way. Thank you and God Bless.
Mary Martha Guild will be participating in…………..
Samaritan's Purse and their Operation Christmas Child
Preprinted shoeboxes will be handed out at all services the weekend of September 24th along with a brochure that has the instructions you will need to fill the box for a boy or girl. If any shoeboxes are left after the 24th, they will be available on a table in our temporary sanctuary. $9 (check or cash) is needed to ship each shoe box. Checks should be made out to Samaritan’s Purse. When your box is completed, place an envelope with your $9 inside, secure the box with a rubber band, tape the appropriate boy or girl label on the top and return it to the church office or the small conference room adjacent to Pastor’s office by October 22nd.
HERE IS A LIST OF SOME OF TYPES OF ITEMS THAT CAN BE PLACED IN THE SHOEBOXES, OF COURSE IT WILL DEPEND ON WHAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE CHILD YOU SELECT. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE CAN’T USE LARGE SIZES OF ANYTHING.
Hygiene items: individually wrapped toothbrushes, (no toothpaste), soap in a zip lock bag, combs, brushes, washcloths, hair bows
Toys: small cars, balls, small stuffed animals, harmonicas, yo-yos, small etch a Sketch, small slinky, jump ropes, small puzzles, small picture books, thin coloring books, colored markers, small box crayons, small dolls, small jewelry, dry paint, playing cards
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: medium size pads, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, small calculators, glue sticks, erasers
Other: baseball caps, child size socks, pony tail holders, hair clips, batteries with ends taped
NO: war related items, candy, chocolates or canned foods, no liquids or breakable items.
A note to the recipient can be included in the box along with your contact information if you would like to hear from him or her.
Thank you and bless you for doing this. For more information, contact Pam Kennard, President of the Mary Martha Guild or Honey Pabst
THE MARY MARTHA GUILD is sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER walk at Suffolk Community College, Riverhead Campus. Our team from St. John’s is called WILLING WALKERS and we will be walking on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Please join us if you are able. If you can’t walk, but would like to support the fight against breast cancer and help with the research for a cure, please place your donations in our basket as you leave church the weekend of October 15th. All checks should be made out to: American Cancer Society. Contact Pam Kennard at 631-678-3246 for more information. Thank you for your help.
Support the Mission:
Alexandria Rappe - Serving the Lord in Vietnam
Here is the link to where her information is: https://www.lcms.org/rappe
In time, we will also get updates from Alexandria which will be added to her spot on the site.
ATTENTION!!! PLEASE READ!!!
Good News will move to an electronic format which will be emailed out at the end of each month.
You may view Good News monthly online by clicking "Newsletter" link at left
What does this mean? A very Lutheran question you ask. Well, if you are currently on our email distribution list, then you needn’t do anything at all except look in your inbox towards the end of September for an email from the church with the newsletter attached, open the email, open the attachment, and enjoy the new and improved Good News.
If you are not currently on our email list, then please fill out the bottom of this slip and please make sure to print legibly. Another alternative is to email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you’d like to be added to our email list for the purposes of receiving our newsletter. Don’t worry, we don’t send out a lot of emails and we don’t really have any deals or specials to try and entice you to come in, save the precious and free Gospel of Jesus given out each week in the Divine Service!
If you are not on our email list and do not do email, have no fear. We will make a few hard copies and make them available in the narthex on the way out of church. Live too far away? Don’t worry…we will mail you a copy, but since we will no longer be getting the bulk price for postage, we would simply ask you for a small donation of $10 to cover the costs of shipping for one year. Either way, just check the appropriate box on link below.
If you have any questions, let us know in the church office. Thanks, and look out next month for the new Good News still filled with all the great things happening at St. John’s, and more!
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.
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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.
If you would like to put live flowers on
the altar in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact the church office.
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.
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