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We welcome everyone to our worship services and church activities. And we pray that each person find enrichment for their faith and warm Christian fellowship.

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9:15 a.m. – Choir Practice

10:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Fellowship after the Worship

“Thursday Ladies”  Women’s Meetings weekly @ 10 a.m. in the Colonial Room

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Come join us for Rally Day September 14, 2014.   11:45 am B.B.Q. in the Air Conditioned Social Room.  Hamburgers – Hot Dogs – Veggie Burgers – Games & Activities.  Please bring a salad or dessert to share.

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 The Monthly Letter from Pastor Wanda -  September 2014

Dear Friends,

            Over the last few weeks I have been meditating on the familiar passage found in Ecclesiastes 3: “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up; a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…” 

            Every now and then we are reminded of the importance of making the most of each day and using our time wisely. We read studies and articles that tell us that a life in balance, reduces stress, promotes health and enhances performance, accuracy and creativity. We are all striving to master the fine art of knowing how to work hard and how to play, to enjoy life, to dream, to love and to laugh.           

            This old Celtic prayer says it best:

Take time for work, it is the price of success.

Take time to think, it is the source of power

Take time to play, it is the secret of youth.

Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream. It’s hitching your wagon to a star.

Take time to love, it is the highest joy of life.

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

            Over Labor Day weekend I encourage you to rest and relax and strive to regain balance in work, play, thinking and dreaming.

            Please join us in worship on Sunday, September 7th as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at 10:30 AM.

            We will celebrate Rally Day on September 14th. Please join us for a BBQ after worship. Please bring a salad, side dish or desert to share. I am looking forward to seeing you there.

Blessings & Peace,

Pastor Wanda

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CALENDAR DATES TO REMEMBER 

 

Sept 13th      Presbytery Day  – Meeting at First Presbyterian Church of Babylon at 9 am.  (Registration starts at 8:30am)

Sept 14th      Rally Day  11:45 am in the Social Room.  (see details above)

Oct 5th          Peacemaking Offering/World Communion & Potluck.  There will be a Potluck Celebration after the worship service. 

Oct 19th        Crop Walk 1-3pm in Baldwin at the Baldwin Park. 

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Sanctuary Flowers

This year there will be 3 options for obtaining flowers for the sanctuary.  The first option is the traditional ordering from the florist at a cost of $35.00. The second option will be to purchase your own bouquet and you can then divide the bouquet in half for each flower container.  The last option will be for you to purchase two artificial bouquets at any craft store and if you would like the flowers can then be held at the church for future Sundays. If you have any questions please call the church office at 516-354-1848.

 

IN GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO SERVE:

Our coral and handbell choir led by Carol Dort always adds inspiring and uplifting music to our worship service.  We especially look forward to their musical contributions during this joyous season.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful and faithful usher teams led by dedicated and committed team captains. Their commitment and enthusiasm to the task of ushering shines each week as they welcome and supply you with the Sunday bulletin.  You can be certain that you could call upon any one of them should the need arise during the service.

Thank you to everyone who assists Pastor Wanda in the service by reading/leading prayers and scriptures.Your dedication and service to the Lord and this wonderful congregation is appreciated. Please use the sign-up sheet in the Colonial Room or call the church office 516-354-1848 if you would like to participate in the worship service

Our Thursdays Ladies – our tireless Presbyterian womens group who contribute so much.

Likewise for Our Christen Education Commission, Elders and Deacons.

To all who generously contribute baked goods & beverages for the fellowship hour. Please use the sign-up-sheet in the Colonial Room if you wish to help with our fellowship hour.

The list is endless and we apologize if we have forgotten any of our dedicated congregants, and express our gratitude as well for our wonderful church employees.

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