In 2022, we will be celebrating our 125th anniversary as a congregation, having been in Sayville and on this plot of land for our entire history. It is truly a time to celebrate all that God has done and pray for his blessing upon as we carry on into the future. Many plans and opportunities have been set up for the celebratory year, and my hope is that you will be able to join us as often as possible.
The anniversary committee has chosen a theme for our celebration which will be Let Your Light Shine based upon John 8:12: Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Details about events that are planned are still being pulled together and will be released as we get closer to the various dates. However, please mark your calendars, and save the date for the following things coming up this year and next:
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Brunch – On Sunday, March 27, following the late service (around10:30am), we will host a special brunch to
celebrate God’s blessings at St. John’s and enjoy fellowship with one another. Bagels, pastries, coffee, juice, and tea will be provided. If you wish to bring a dish to share, you may do so. Please join us around God’s gifts in the sanctuary at 9:30, and stay for God’s gifts of food and friends afterward. Friends are welcome!
Hope to see you there!
April 29, 2022
125th Anniversary Tree Planting Ceremony in Sayville
Monday, May 30, 2022 at 9am Parade
March as a Congregation in Sayville Memorial Day Parade
As part of our 125th anniversary observance, we will march as a congregation in the Sayville Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30 at 9am. If you are interested in marching with fellow parishioners, please sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A45A4AB2BA1FC1-memorial. Come help us share our story with our community!
Strawberry Festival Fundraiser
July 24, 2022
Community Service Project & Picnic
August 6, 2022
Treasure & Tag Sale Fundraiser
September 18, 2022
Grand Celebration: Anniversary Divine Service, Dinner,Dancing, & much more!!!
November 26, 2022
March as a Congregation in Sayville Holiday Parade
Please note that all of the fundraisers serve a few purposes: to assist with the expenses of our anniversary events over the year and, hopefully, reduce the cost of the grand celebration in September of 2022. Additionally, the committee has selected to try and replace the carillon in our steeple (the bells that are used for tolling, and playing hymns at various times each day, which has not worked properly for a number of years). More information will be coming out about this in the near future.
We are finalizing the plans for a large banner to be strung up between the columns out in front of the church so that people are alerted to our celebration, and recognize us as a fixture in this community. All of this, and a number of other fun things are in the works, and we will announce those things as they come together. Again, please join us as much as possible. Spread the word. Be part of this great celebration as we rejoice in all that God has done and continues to do for us and through us into this community.
Church Directory – If you have not had a chance to do so yet, please go to www.instantchurchdirectory.com, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store and join our online church directory. You should create a login using the email from which you receive church communications, and then you can upload all your own information and a picture. If you have any questions, or need help, please call the Church Office. Please update your information by May 22.