STAMPS Please continue to save stamps. All donations from the sale of the stamps go to the AD LWML Interpreter’s Fund for the Deaf. We are so thankful for all who have donated the stamps and worked on getting them cut and sorted so they can be delivered to the dealer. Please continue to save your stamps. We will be happy to accept any collections or first day covers. If you have any questions, please contact Honey Pabst at 631-589-8353 or on line at email@example.com. (please put “stamps” on the subject line).
MITE BOXES - As you know the Atlantic District LWML is collecting mites to support our mission goal for the 2018-2020 biennium. See the list of mission grants located on the bulletin board in the gym foyer. As you leave church, please take a mite box home and save your - mites - to help us reach our new mission goal of $77,000 voted on at our AD LWML Convention this past April. The full mite boxes can be returned to the church office. We thank everyone for their continued support. For more information, contact Pam Kennard, President of the Mary Martha Guild.
AD LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE - SUFFOLK ZONE
The Mary Martha Guild will again be knitting or crocheting scarves as part of the “SCARF SISTERS” project of the Suffolk Zone. For those who only sew, we welcome any sewn scarves too. The scarves will be given out in December, so we have lots of time to do this. We hope to provide various missions with as many scarves as we can make. The scarves can be made in a simple pattern in colors that would work for either men or women. There is also a need for scarves for children. The last time we held this program in the Suffolk Zone, was 2016, and we received 440 scarves along with hats and mittens. In the Bible we hear about how our works are an example of our faith in action. This is an opportunity to use our actions as a blessing for those less fortunate. For more information contact Honey Pabst at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Upcoming events will include: Splish Splash trip, open gym (we’re almost there!), and possible servant event with Lighthouse Mission.
Be on the lookout for more information!
We have been collecting the 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 Board here at St. John’s. These funds add to what is needed to help people with food baskets during the year and at the holidays. Please remove all tabs from your cans before you recycle them and bring the tabs to the church. Tabs are normally left in the cloak room as you enter the church, but for now, they can be placed in the basket under the table as you enter the temporary sanctuary in the gym. For more information please contact Donna Meier, Social Ministry Chairman.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – On Sunday September 9th following the 9:30 am service, Thrivent Financial will be hosting the coffee hour with a special cake in honor of all grandparents. Please join us as we thank these special people. If you have any questions about how to donate your Thrivent Choice Dollars, we will happy to help you with that. By donating your Choice Dollars to St. John’s, we can support additional projects here at the church. See Art and Honey Pabst for more information.
For Mary Martha Guild:
On Saturday, September 29th at Grace Lutheran Church, Central Islip, the Suffolk Zone of the AD LWML will be having their Fall event. Registration is at 9:00am with Pastor Noack leading the service at 9:30am. Following the service, we will be enjoying a delicious brunch provided by the ladies at Grace while participating in a brief zone meeting. After the meeting we will meet our speaker, Timothy Prezlock, Development Associate at Little Flower Children and Family Services. Tim will share information about Little Flower and the 90 children that reside there. We ask all attendees to bring in a new age appropriate book to donate. Also appreciated would be the adult coloring books that would be interest appropriate for these ages along with color pencils.
ATLANTIC DISTRICT LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MINISTRY LEAGUE
A Mustard Seed Devotion............
In the Word
Praise God in his sanctuary…
Of the Word
What can you expect when you enter church for worship? It’s a fair question, and God answers it.
In God’s House, you can expect God to minister to your deepest needs. In the reading of His Word, He speaks to you of His Law and His Gospel. In the preaching of His Word, He instructs, inspires, and encourages you in your Christian walk. In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, you witness another person whose name is added to the Book of Life. In the Sacrament of Holy Communion, you touch and taste His presence and grace.
In God’s house, you can expect other believers to minister to you. One look tells you you’re not alone in discipleship. The sound of voices raised in song proclaims that you’re part of a living, joyful, and worshipful community. Hands reaching out to you in times of sorrow and in times of celebration express the unity of faith and oneness in heart of all believers.
Yes, God expects to see you in His house…and you can expect with certainty to find Him and His people there.
Walking with My Lord
Lord, thank You for the gift of worship and community;
Accept my praises, Lord, both here and in eternity.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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 email@example.com 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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