As many of you know, among my favorite films is one that is completely inappropriate for a pastor. Guy Ritchie’s “Snatch” is a jewel-heist caper that spins violent death as slap-stick. And, disturbingly, it is very funny. Ritchie opens the film with the heist itself. A group of what appear to be Orthodox Jews enters […]
Join Sayville Congregational UCC as we share the good news of Emmanuel. Children will learn and perform a selection of the songs from “Emmanuel: The Folk Blues Musical” by Dorothy Davidson Hausske, as well as meet new friends, play some games, make some crafts, and learn what it means to be “God With Us.” Middle […]
This Sunday we continue our readings from Matthew with chapter 25, verses 31-46, the division of the sheep and the goats, along with Jesus’ challenging “least of these” teaching. Before worship many will gather for the continuation of the “Letting Go with St. Francis” class, taught by Liz and Randolf in the Vestry at 10am.
This Sunday begins at 10am with the next session in Liz and Randolf’s popular series “Letting Go with St. Francis” During our 11am worship, we will wrestle with the difficult parable of the bridesmaids, Matthew 25:1-13. Join us at the Table, open to all, as we study the Word of God.
This Sunday, March 8th, we turn to Matthew 20:20-28, the exchange where the mother of James and John asks for preferred seating for her sons, not unlike so many in our current age that think they deserve preferential treatment. Before our 11am worship, adults will gather in the Vestry at 10am to continue “Letting Go […]
This Sunday will begin with Randolf and Liz teaching “Letting Go with St. Francis” at 10:00am in the Vestry. At 11:00am, we’ll gather for worship. Our reading is the parable of the vineyard workers (Matthew 20:1-16). The first Sunday of the month, we’ll collect non-perishable food for the local pantry as well as cash donations […]
This Sunday, the first in Lent, we study Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness as found in Matthew 18:15-35. The pastor’s sermon is titled “And the Oscar goes to…” During this season we will celebrate communion every Sunday as we prepare for the great feast of Maundy Thursday and the dramatic events of Holy Week. This will […]
There will be an Ash Wednesday service on February 18th at 7pm in the Sanctuary.
[Note: Worship for this Sunday morning is tentatively canceled due to anticipated dangerous driving conditions related to an anticipated overnight blizzard. If conditions improve dramatically, an early morning email and Facebook post will announce worship for those who are able to make it.] This Sunday we come to the Transfiguration (Matthew 16:24-17:8). The pastor’s sermon […]
While our church Facebook page was targeted by cyber-bullies from other states and regions, the amount of local push back about our “Black Lives Matter” banner has been minimal. However, we have not been as effective as we would like in this prophetic witness. To assist members and friends who might be asked about the […]
This Sunday we continue our readings from the Gospel traditionally attributed to Matthew. This week we hear about the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Walking on Water. The pastor’s sermon is titled “Toward Jesus.” After church, Covenant Members will gather for our Annual Meeting. The Moderator and Pastor will each deliver a State of […]
This Sunday we continue our journey through the Gospel attributed to Matthew. Our reading, from the 6th Chapter, includes the Lord’s Prayer. The pastor’s sermon is titled “Pitching Yeast.” We will celebrate communion, collect for the Deacons’ Fund, used to provide confidential assistance to members of our covenant community, and collect non-perishable food for the […]
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