Morning Worship 11.00am

The Rev. James Gary Brinn

131 Middle Rd. in Sayville
Phone 631.589.1519

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This Sunday: April 26th

Barnabas and Paul as Zeus and Hermes? What happens when the power of Christ meets a culture that worships the wrong things? The pastor’s sermon is titled “Inhuman.” Please join us at 11am as Sam leads our worship, the choir sings, and the children think about “Water.”

This Sunday: April 19th

Bacon! This week we turn to the Acts of the Apostles, and Peter’s dietary vision. The pastor’s sermon will focus on convergence, with a Children’s Sermon called “Mystery Box” expanding on the question of things we eat.

This Sunday: April 12th

This Sunday we turn to the “Great Commission,” found at the end of the Gospel traditionally attributed to Matthew and one of the foundational texts of our faith. Packed and challenging, it includes the instruction to baptize the Gentiles, an expression of Trinitarianism, a call to obedience, and a promise of presence. How much of […]

Holy Week 2015

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 […]

Vacation Bible School 2015

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: March 22nd

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: March 15th

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

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: March 1st

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: February 22nd

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 […]

Ash Wednesday Service

There will be an Ash Wednesday service on February 18th at 7pm in the Sanctuary.

This Sunday: February 15th [Tentative Cancellation]

[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 […]


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