This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost. Everyone is encouraged to wear fiery colors (reds, oranges and yellows) as celebrate the power of the Holy Spirit. We will also collect our annual Strengthen the Church offering.
“He pushed over the tables used for currency exchange and the chairs of those who sold doves… They regarded him as dangerous.” -The Gospel According to Mark It was easy for Paul to tell the early Christians to obey the authorities. After all, he had privilege as a Roman citizen and full confidence that this […]
On Sunday, May 3rd, we will turn to Paul’s letter to the churches gathered in Rome. We will gather at Christ’s open table, celebrating communion. We will also collect cash donations for the Deacon’s Fund and non-perishable food, plastic bags and coupons for the local food pantry. On Sunday, May 10th, the Rev. Joan Finck […]
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.”
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 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 […]
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 […]
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