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NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

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Set Your Alarm Clock!

Starting next week, July 4 through Labor Day Weekend inclusive, we will be worshiping at 10 a.m. This will enable you to get home a bit earlier. Because of the heat in the Sanctuary, we will worship in the air-conditioned Parlor.

*Sunday Service of Worship is at 10:00am

*July 4, 2021 - September 5, 2021

Preschool and Sunday School are offered for all children
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REGULARLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY MEETINGS:

YOUTH GROUP  - To Be determined – contact The Fellowship Director – Debbie Eitel for more information and youth group events.

 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Deacons - 12:00 PM—First Sunday
each Month

Committees
7:30 PM - Finance - Second Tuesday each Month.

The other committees meet at different times and different days depending on their needs-no set time or day. 

Session - 12:00 PM—Third Sunday
each Month

Prayer Shawl Ministry– 7:30 PM
Second & Fourth Wednesday

Women’s Circle Meetings

Grace Circle - Fourth Tuesday of each month - 2:00 PM
 
Joy Circle - Second Thursday of
each month
1:00 PM - Parlor

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Men’s Bible Study Group

A men's Bible study group is meeting every Thursday evening at 7 PM.   During this time we will discuss Bible passages as well as current issues that concern men.  Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring friends to share in our discussions.

Bible Study 

We are proud to offer bible study twice weekly, where all are welcomed
to learn more about the Bible:
• Pastor's Lectienary Bible Study-Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the
Pastor's Study
• Friday Morning Bible Study- at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor 

During this time we discuss passages in the Bible, magazine articles, devotionals, and DVDs and share our thoughts about what the article means to us.  We welcome everyone whether you are a member or a guest of the church.

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 Thinking of joining Boy Scouts? Tired of being bored with nothing to do? Would you like to be having fun with a group of your friends? We can make that happen!

Greenlawn/Centerport Pack 877 is inviting your son to join Cub Scouting. In Cub
Scouts, your son will have lots of fun, learn new things and make new friends. But
Cub Scouts is much more than that; it is Jun with a purpose.
Scouting is a family-oriented organization.
Scouting develops character, leadership, communications skills and good
citizenship.
Any boy in grades 1 through 5 can be a Cub Scout!

If you'd like to learn more about Cub Scouts, please contact:
Rob Butler
Pack 877 Cubmaster
(516) 359-8116
Rbutler1@optonline.net

Scott Cohen
Pack 877 Committee Chair
(516) 987-7878
sdsuser@yahoo.com

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Since starting Cell Phones for Soldiers  
in 2004, teens Brittany and
Robbie Bergquist
have raised millions of dollars to help our heroes call home.
Proceeds from donated cell phones are used to purchase prepaid calling cards
for American soldiers. Please donate
your newer cell Phones, BlackBerries, iPhones & iPods and join the millions of Americans who have already answered the call to:
“ Help Our Heroes Call Home.”
(CellPhones For Soldiers.com)

A box for your donations can be found
in the Narthex.
With thanks the Missions Committee.

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From Our Fellowship Director:

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As Fellowship Director I will be starting a new “Ride Share” program
  If you would like to be on this list to get a ride to a specific church event
Please let me know
Also ~ if you are willing to “GIVE” a ride to someone on the “Ride Share” list
Please let me know as well
We will be trying to pair up people based on your location/home address
For more info – Please contact me, 
Debbie Eitel, by leaving a message at the church office.

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 Recovery Zone

The First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn is a recovery zone for those in and outside the church who are seeking healing.  If you, or anyone you know, would be benefited by a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Al-Anon, or Nar-Anon, please contact the church office, or 12-Step websites,
for meeting times.

  One way to start such a conversation
is to ask:

  • Who goes to 12-Step meetings and in what condition?
  • What happens when they get there?
  • What is sponsorship and why is it so important?

(1) Twelve-Step members go to meetings because they’re a necessity; their very lives depend on them.  Most 12-Steppers attend meetings not because they want to, but because they realize they must.   They need the meetings, the steps, the program and the fellowship for their very survival.
Wouldn’t our church community be stronger if our members had a better sense of how our very lives depend on our continuing participation in Christian faith practices and traditions?   Wouldn’t our commitment levels deepen if we saw ourselves drawn to or compelled by a larger reality than our passing likes and preferences?  Wouldn’t our discipleship become more faithful if we engaged in Christian disciplines out of some inner sense of necessity?
Twelve Step members have a clear sense of what they need saving from (addictive processes), and what they are being saved for (abstinence, sobriety and service).
Wouldn’t our church community be stronger if its members had a better sense of what they are being saved from and for?  Wouldn’t our witness be more effective if every one of us could state in a few words what it is that is we still need saving from and what it is that is saving our lives right now?
Twelve Step members have been sufficiently humbled by the mess they have made of their lives that they don’t see much point in putting on a show anymore that everything’s fine
when it’s not.  
Wouldn’t our church community be stronger if its members achieved a similar honesty regarding the actual condition of their lives rather than how they come across to others?  Wouldn’t the church attract a wider audience if it were recognized as the site where costly truth was regularly spoken?
(2) At their meetings, Twelve-Step members talk not so much about their feelings about things, but about their experience, strength and hope.   They share stories about what they were like, how they are now, and what happened that changed everything around for them.
Wouldn’t our church community be stronger if our own words, before, during and after worship had that same shape and character?
(3) Twelve Step members are encouraged to get sponsors and, when they are ready, to sponsor others; they learn that their helping others who are sick and suffering helps their own sobriety and abstinence.  
Wouldn’t our church community be strengthened if members engaged in more intentional mentoring practices, remembering, of course, that Christ did not come to create spiritual hierarchies among us, but to form inclusive communities characterized by love, service and mutual forbearance?
Diana Butler Bass recently suggested (“The Future of Faith”) that those of us who care about our churches’ survival may need to hear what is being said on the street about conventional religiosity and church life, and to make some appropriate changes. She dared to suggest that “Right now, the church does not need to convert the world.  Rather, the world needs to convert the church.”
Perhaps our 12-Step guests who make use of our buildings for meetings, and who may or may not join us for worship (after all, anonymity is a central 12-Step tradition!), can help our church in its own conversion.  Maybe they can help us to celebrate our distinctive sacrament of defeat, and to discover again at the Cross a Power for life that becomes available only in utter surrender, “not my will,
but thine.”

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Stewardship

 A Message from the Stewardship Committee

We choose to join churches because we are inescapably drawn to our Creator. We want to learn, understand, and share the love of God. If you've chosen the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn, you're part of Christ's body in this place.
As Martin Luther said, "Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith in him is unless he knew where his believers are?"
When you receive your Stewardship letter this year, please consider pledging your financial support, but also think about what action you'd like to take in gratitude for the love God has for you.

Thoughts on Stewardship
“As followers of Jesus today, we cannot keep our money and our faith in separate compartments. By putting our money where our faith is, we tell the world what we really believe.”
(Eva Stimson, editor of Presbyterians Today).…
People give money not because the church has needs but because the church meets needs.

Send Somebody

  There was once a little church that had only four members named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  
One day there was a really important job to be done in that little church and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

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 This is Your Church
As Christians, we are called to serve God by serving others. Here at Greenlawn, many members respond to that call by
volunteering their time and talents in one or more of the activities that support our church and community.  Volunteers care for our church and facilities, participate in our worship and music services, nurture each other in times of need, and reach out to lend a helping hand in communities
near and far. 

Ask yourself :
“How is God calling Me to His Service?”

VOLUNTEERING

Here is what some mighty fine people have said about VOLUNTEERING. 
They can’t all be wrong.

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve . . .you only need a heart full of grace.” 
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.  
1John 3:18

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  1Peter 4:10

Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. ~Anon

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ~ Booker T. Washington   

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~Ghandi  

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” ~Albert Schweitzer

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~Mark Twain

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~William James

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~Edward Everett Hale

“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.   ~Anon

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Click here to view photos of Living Nativity

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Steeple Chimes Deadline

Is the third Monday of each month.  
Our Administrative Assistant is always looking for poems, articles,
stories of faith, and up-coming events
to share with all of you through your newsletter.

Items for Steeple Chimes can be left in the
Steeple Chimes mailbox or
emailed to the church office at
fpcgoffice@gmail.com

Thank you for contributing to YOUR church newsletter.

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Click Here to read about our
Church's History
  

The First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn

On August 30, 1872 The First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn was incorporated.  The original, “little white church,” was dedicated in November 1878 and served the community until 1960; when it was torn down to make way for the current sanctuary.  Ground was broken for the new church in November 1960, the cornerstone ceremony was held in May 1961, and the dedication service was held on December 2, 1962.
We would like to recognize and thank the following members of the church who have faithfully served our church and the Lord for 50 years and longer.  
(Call the church office if you would like to celebrate with and for them).

Have You Named the First Presbyterian
Church of Greenlawn in Your Will?
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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Although the idea of inheriting the kingdom of God comes up only a few times in the letters of Paul (1 Cor 6:9-10, 15:50; Gal 5:21), it was his way of describing the future that is in store for those who are in Christ.  In Paul’s theology, “inheriting the kingdom of God” refers to our final heavenly existence when believers inherit the heavenly likeness of Christ himself,
when the Son hands over the kingdom to the Father, and God is
“all in all” (1 Cor. 15:24-25).
One of the things we do when we gather for worship is read God’s will so that all God’s children may know what their inheritance is.  In our time, as in Paul’s, there are lots of folk who don’t expect to hear their names read out loud, and so they never show up for the reading.  As Christ’s evangelists, we share with all God’s children God’s invitation to come, hear and celebrate as all of our names
are called. 

We will make that invitation to our family, friends, and neighbors because we know firsthand how wonderful it is to hear our own names on the lips of our Lord. We will make that invitation because we know the energy and purpose that is ours when we hear the words, “Dear child of God, this is yours.  Now go do something with it to bring blessing to my broken world.”    We will make that invitation because we know that when there’s a will there’s a way.

Have You Named the First Presbyterian Church
of Greenlawn in Your Will?

A properly executed will permits you to accomplish goals even after your passing.  One of those goals may be to create a legacy for the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn. 
A bequest in your will might be a specified amount, a percentage of your estate, or a residual amount (after expenses and other bequests have been deducted).
Speak with your attorney about how best to include the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn in your will given your special circumstances.  Although your attorney can assist you with specific language, here is some typical language that might help you get the conversation started with your attorney.
General Bequest.   A general bequest is among the most popular ways to make a planned gift.  In a general bequest, you leave a specified dollar amount: “I give _________ (insert dollar amount) to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn, 497 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn, NY 11740 as an unrestricted gift.
Percentage of Estate: You can also designate some portion or percentage of your estate: “I give______ % (insert specific percentage) of my estate to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn, 497 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn, NY 11740, after all debts, taxes, expenses, and all other bequests have been paid as an
unrestricted gift.”
 
Residuary Bequest.  You can also designate what some describe as a residuary bequest: “I give the remainder of the property I own at death to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn, 497 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn, NY 11740, after all debts, taxes, expenses and all other bequests
have been paid as an unrestricted gift.”

The First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn has a proud heritage, and your gifts and bequests can assure its continuance into the future.  Thank you for keeping the promise of that future in your prayers.

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Little Free Food Pantry

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Our Board of Deacons has voted to install a
Little Free Food Pantry in the front of our church. 
     Very similar to the Little Free Libraries that are so popular, Little Free Food Pantries are a national trend.  The idea is that those who are in need may take
what they need any hour of the day or night, and those who are able to give may place food in the pantry
at any time. 
     By building and installing a Little Free Food Pantry, we will be able to increase our outreach to the community.  We will do this on a trial basis, with hopes that the idea will not be abused. 

Take what you need.
Leave what you can.

Our Little Food Pantry is open 24/7.
It is located in the front garden of the church. 

New Clothing Bin
     The FPCG Session has voted to contract with a new clothing recycling and outreach company.  Very soon, you will see two new and aesthetically pleasing clothing recycling bins set up in our back parking lot.
photolot     The company is called H&M Leasing, and has been vetted and approved by The Presbytery of Long Island.  They will accept used clothing, shoes, toys, and bric-a-brac items (kitchenware, etc.).  The goods are sold to Third World nations where people cannot afford to purchase even inferior new clothing.  This will give people the opportunity to purchase good, clean, usable items at extremely low prices.
     Our church will receive 10 cents a pound for
any items donated, and checks will be sent to
us once a week.
     As you are changing your closets from summer to winter clothing, please put aside any items you don’t need any more.  We will let you know as soon as the new clothing bins are ready.
     Many thanks to Betty Chatfield for working
on this project. 

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Summer Worship at Our Church

Summer worship will take place at 10:00 a.m. in
our air-conditioned Parlor. We invite you to join us
either in person or via Zoom. Tentative sermon
titles and themes are as follows:
July 4: “Reflections on Independence Day,”
Communion; A Patriotic Service of Lessons and
Carols.
July 11: “Lessons from a Difficult Scripture”
July 18: “Growing Up Christian,” Rev. Fred
Woodward, Guest Minister
July 25: “Our Best, Enhanced by God”
August 1: Communion; “How Much Is
Enough?”
August 8: Rev. Mary Larson, Protestant
Chaplain at St. Charles Hospital, Guest Minister.
August 15: “The More Things Change, the More
They Stay the Same.”
August 22: “The Shocking Words of Jesus – A
Political Nightmare!”
August 29: “Homeruns and Reruns.”
September 5: Labor Day Sunday, Communion,
“Do We Work Too Hard?

 

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Worship Themes for June

On June 6, we celebrated The Sacrament of the
Lord’s Supper. The sermon was called “The Rule
of God and the Love of God.” We spoke of how
love must triumph over rules.
We joyfully baptized Avery Ann Sanchez,
daughter of Matthew Sanchez and Marissa
Bianculli. During the sermon, we unpacked the first
question that God asked in Genesis:
“Where AreYou?”
June 20 was Father’s Day. We celebrated our
fathers. The sermon was titled, “A Father’s Gift.”
On June 27, the sermon was called “Dealing
with Life’s Interruptions.” We looked to Jesus as
an example of how to handle life’s interruptions

 

Masks and Social Distancing will be required. 
Please enter from the back parking lot. 
Ushers will be present to assist you.

No matter who you are or where you are on
the Journey of Life,
you will find a warm welcome at First Presbyterian.

ZOOM Worship will continue for
those who need it.
See Sunday Bulletin for information.

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Thank You, God, for the Fathers in Our Lives

   On Sunday, June 20, we thanked God for our
fathers and other special men who may have been
like fathers to us. We placed photos on the
Communion Table, and said special prayers of
blessing and thanks. Fellowship Director Debbie
Eitel arranged for some special gifts for all the men
who were present.
Thank you, gentlemen, for all that you do for
God’s Creation. We hope you had a happy Father’s
Day, and may God bless you abundantly!

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pentecostgraphicThe Pentecost Offering

    The final numbers are in. We received $703.43,
Thank you to everyone who supported our Pentecost Offering
jdphoto40% of theoffering will be given
to Long Island YouthMentoring. That
comes to $281.37.We will add $18.63
to that, and send atotal of $300 to that
organization. Theremaining 60% is
used to supportchildren-at-risk,
youth, and youngadults through
ministries of the Presbyterian
Mission Agency.

Jim Dean speaks of his experiences as a volunteer with Long Island
Youth Mentoring.

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Life at FPC Greenlawn

Our Church Fair is Back!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 25.
Our Church Fair is back! Larry Foray is chairing
this event, with the assistance of as many of ourchurch members and friends as possible.Right now, we are looking for vendors to rent 10by 10-foot spaces at the Fair. Do you know
someone who might be interested?
Larry has a list of jobs for people to do prior to
the Fair as well as on the day of the event itself.
Some of these jobs can be done sitting down.
There will be some organizational meetings
between now and September; the first one is
scheduled for Sunday, July 11, immediately
following coffee hour.
Please contactLarry Foray to tellhim how you can
help. You maycall the churchoffice at (631)261-2150 and
leave a message;
Larry will get back to you.
This is an important outreach into our
community, and a chance to share what we are all
about at FPC Greenlawn.
The Pentecost Offering

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Upcoming 2021 Events!

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  • Missions Committee Update
        Here is an update on the activities of the
    Missions Committee during the month of May:

    • The revised One Great Hour of Sharing
    offering came to $1,103.84. Many thanks to
    the congregation for your generosity.

    • The Missions Committee met on Friday,
    May 7, with Kathie Gerlach (chair), Barbara
    Charnews, and Rev. Ann Van Cleef present.

    • The Presbyterian Church National Offices in
    Louisville sent us information on the
    Pentecost Offering, which included
    brochures, envelopes, and offering boxes.
    Brochures were put in the bulletins on May
    9 and 16. Envelopes were put in the
    bulletins on May 16 and 23.

    • 40% of the Pentecost Offering may be
    retained by the local church. We will round
    that up from the Missions budget to the next
    $100, and give it to the Long Island Youth
    Mentoring Program. Jim Dean, who has
    been a Youth Mentor for many years, gave a
    Minute for Mission on May 23.

    • We will put an envelope into the bulletin the
    last Sunday of each month in order to boost
    our Missions budget.

    • We re-evaluated the charities and projects
    that our church supports, and want to
    diversify our giving, so that we are
    supporting projects from Huntington Town,
    Long Island, the US, and overseas.
    Furthermore, we intend to spread our giving
    so that it covers youth, hunger, education,
    and medical. The following projects were
    proposed, but no specific amounts were
    talked about:
    Huntington Helping Hands Rescue Mission
    Harry Chapin’s Long Island Cares
    The Christian Appalachian Project
    Mercy Ships
    Long Island Youth Mentoring

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Updates from the Vision Team

Our Mission:           
    
RETAIN our current members.
     RECONNECT with former members.
     REACH OUT to potential new members

    We hope to have a “Movies with a Message”
program in the fall, and are considering a series called “A.D.”

We looked at a flyer for a children’s Bike Safety
Rodeo sponsored by an East End Fire Department.
We will put this idea in our files for future consideration.
Pastor Ann will have some green t-shirts made
up for helpers to wear at the Church Fair. (Kathie
Gerlach brought it up, Pastor Ann was already
planning on it. Great minds think alike!)
We talked about a September Rally Day. Even
though we do not currently have Sunday School
kids, the Vision Team felt we should rally anyway.
Larry Foray updated the Team regarding the
Church Fair. Sample flyers were distributed. The
church will have several tables where we can make
a little money on yard sale items. Maps were
provided of the proposed layout of tables. The
Food Court will probably be inside; all other tables
will be outside on the front lawn. There are 28
vendor slots available at $60 each. We will try to
have some raffle baskets, and will ask the entire
congregation for help so it doesn’t fall on one
person. Larry presented these ideas to the Session
on June 17, and it was approved unanimously.

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Our Renovated Choir Room

This big project, under the direction of Larry
Foray, began last September, when we realized that
the former choir room had a lot of potential as a
meeting room that we can offer to the larger
community.
A room divider was removed, and walls were
painted a light gray. The floor was cleaned and tiles
were sealed. Modern energy-efficient lighting was
installed, then the old ceiling tiles were removed,
and replaced with and new ones. Lastly,
commercial carpeting squares were installed.
Future plans include the redecorating of the
lobby area outside of the choir room, which now
has to be re-named.
Although several people helped with the project,
both financially and with “sweat equity,” Larry
Foray did 95% of the work, thus saving the church
many thousands of dollars. We owe him a big
“Thank you.”
Now, the room is ready to rent. Are you
considering having a party, a business meeting, or a
baby shower? You might want to take a good look
at our room!

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“Home Runs and Re-runs”

Many years ago, there was a cartoon in amagazine. A man was sitting in front of histelevision. His wife was standing behind him, withher hands on her hips. The caption quoted her assaying, “Here we go. Another summer of
home runs and re-runs.”
We, at FPC Greenlawn are going to take thattheme and run with it. (Ugh! Sorry!)Are there any sermons from the past year that hita “home run” with you that you would like to have
us “re-run?”How about hymns? Is there a favorite hymn you
haven’t heard in a while what we can “re-run” for you?
Our “Home Runsand Re-runs” servicewill take place on
Sunday, August 29.Please contact PastorAnn and tell her
which sermon and hymns you would like to hear again.
Maybe we’ll even wear the shirts / hats / of our
favorite baseball teams that day!

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THE AMERICAN’S CREED
~William Tyler Page

***

I believe in the United States of America
as a government of the people, by the people,
for the people;
Whose just powers are derived
from the consent of the governed;
A democracy in a republic, a sovereign nation
of many sovereign states;
A perfect union one and inseparable;
Established upon those principles of freedom,
equality, justice, and humanity for which American
patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to
love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws,
to respect its flag, and to defend it against all
enemies.
***
Liberty Bell Inscription:
“Proclaim liberty throughout the land
and to all the inhabitants thereof” Lev. 25:10

***
During his inauguration, George Washington
took the oath as prescribed by the Constitution but
added several religious components to that official
ceremony. Before taking his oath of Office, he
summoned a Bible on which to take the oath, added
the words “So help me God!” to the end of the oath,
then leaned over and kissed the Bible.
***
Lord, make my life a window
for Your light to shine through
and a mirror to reflect Your love to all I meet.
-Robert Harold Schuller

***

Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads
one’s heart, its pleasures and its pains, to a dear
friend. Tell God your troubles, that God may
comfort you; tell God your joys, that God may
sober them; tell God your longings, that God may
purify them; tell God your dislikes, that God may
help you conquer them; talk to God of your
temptations, that God may shield you from them:
show God the wounds of your heart, that God may
heal them. If you thus pour out all your
weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of
what to say. Talk out of the abundance of the heart,
without consideration say just what you think.
Blessed are they who attain to such familiar,
unreserved intercourse with God.
- Francois Fenelon

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A PRAYER FOR THE NATION
Almighty God, You have given us this good land
as our heritage. Make us always remember Your
generosity and constantly do Your will. Bless our
land with honest industry, truthful education, and an
honorable way of life. Save us from violence,
discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance,
and from every evil course of action. Make us, who
came from many nations with many different
languages, a united people.
Defend our liberties and give those whom we
have entrusted with the authority of government the
spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and
peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let
our hearts be thankful, and, in troubled times, do not
let our trust in You fail. We ask all this through
Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(Copyright 1978, Lutheran Book of Worship, Augsburg Press.)

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PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Your prayers make a difference! 
Please lift up the following in prayer:
(Contact the church office or pastor for more information, or if you would like to be added to
the e-mail distribution of prayer partne
r) 
       

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Call For Coupons!
For the Deacon Food Pantry
~ We are accepting Manufacturer Coupons ~

Any unused coupons will be donated to The Elwood Library where coupons are being collected and
sorted for military families in need
~ Please NO Store coupons or fast food
restaurant coupons!
The coupon collection box is located
on the table outside the Church Office.coupondeacon

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trebleclef_crossCHOIR PRACTICE: SUNDAYS  

Before service @ 10:00 am
Catch the singing vibe to praise God by singing with XLTD (exalted).
Contact Leonora Colletti, Music Director, for details
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name.” Psalm 103:1

XLTD Choir Practice will be Sundays following service from 11:45am – 12:45pm. There will be no practice on Communion Sundays held the first Sunday of each month.  We welcome new singers!  Have a conversation with Leonora Colletti, organist, or any of our
XLTD members. . .
Arlissa Dean, Debbie Eitel,  Larry Foray, 
Meg Lawrence.

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Thursday Walkers

Are you interested in walking the talk? 
Some of our members
have formed  a walkers group. 
Weather permitting, we meet
at the church Thursdays at 1:30 pm,
and stroll through the
neighborhood together, getting exercise
and making connection
with one another and with our God who
loves human bodies
so much he became one Himself.  Speak
with Pastor Fred for further details.

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Stewardship Campaign 2021

It is not too late to make a pledge of giving to our church for 2021.  Our church is facing difficult financial decisions for next year and the years ahead.  Some of these decisions will be made in the next few days and weeks.  Knowing what we can count on through your pledge will help us to make those decisions in the clearest way. If you have not already pledged, or would like to amend the pledge you’ve already made, please contact Linda in the Church’s Office (631-261-2150 or fpcgoffice@gmail.com), and she will mail you a new
Pledge Card.
Thank You!
The Finance Committee

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Matthew 6:21

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FOOD PANTRY NEWS

https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Rvi6tDz03mu87zRx_CGDFgHaHa&pid=Api&P=0&w=300&h=300     Even though our church building is closed, our Food Pantry is still available to those in need.  You may call the church office at (631) 261-2150 to arrange for a grocery bag pick-up.  Please leave a message; we will get back to you.
     One of our Deacons learned of a local food pantry that was desperately in need of food.  We were happy to share some of the food in our pantry for the benefit of the greater community.

As you shop for food for your family!
Cereal, fruit juices, pasta, pasta sauces, and
salad dressings are
currently needed.

The Deacons thank you for your continuing
generosity and support!

The Board of Deacons is grateful to all of our church members who have helped to keep our pantry shelves stocked.  There is an on-going need for toilet paper, paper towels, cereal, canned fruit, pasta and sauces. 
Cash donations can also be used by the Deacons to
fill in items that need to be purchased.

FOOD PANTRY HOURS (When reopened)!

The Board of Deacons has established
hours of operation
 for our Food Pantry since the number of
visits to the pantry
has increased over the past year.  
The new hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday
from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
.   
There is an ongoing need for cereal
and pasta.
  
Thanks to all of you who remember our pantry each week as you shop for your family.

The number of visitors to our Food Pantry has been on the rise over the past year

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The Nursery Room

CE is proud to announce that this year we will once again have a nursery available for babies through 2 years old.  The Nursery Room will be appropriately equipped for this age group.  With your help this project will help us serve the needs of all our parishioners.
Please prayerfully consider donating one Sunday to help care for our little ones. 
Wouldn’t it be fun to play Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt or Uncle for an hour or so on Sunday?

There will be three other Sunday School
classes each week:
• Children from preschool to second grade will meet in the room next to the Nursery on the lower level.
• Children from 3rd grade through 6th grade will meet in the Sunday School room next to
the church Parlor.
• Seventh through 12th graders will
meet in the Parlor.
We will be using the Gospel Light curriculum and young peoples literature written by Jack Crabtree and other noted authors.  Help the CE Committee have another successful year.  Volunteer to teach and/or share your faith with our young people.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Proverbs 22:6

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Each Sunday flowers beautify the Chancel of ourchurch. We would encourage any and all to donate flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, "in memory of', etc. A check for $35 should be made to Greenlawn Presbyterian Church.
To order flowers, please call
the church office (631-261-2150)

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I always wondered if songbirds get a little
annoyed at hummingbirds, because they won’t learn
the lyrics.

No, I can’t do Snapchat or Tiktok, but I can
write in cursive, do math without a calculator, and
tell time on a clock with hands.

Don’t annoy old people! The older we get, the
less “life in prison” is a deterrent!

Not to brag or anything, but I can forget what
I’m doing while I’m doing it.

My mind still thinks I’m 25. My body thinks my
mind is an idiot.

I’m proud to announce that I completed the first
item on my bucket list. I have the bucket.

The first bottle of Coca-Cola from 1894
contained around 3.5 grams of cocaine. That
explains why our grandparents could walk to and
from school, uphill, both ways, in the snow,
barefoot.
My superpower is holding onto junk for years
and throwing it away a week before I need it.
The older I get, the tighter the companies are
putting the lids on jars.

It feels amazing to walk into a store and buy
whatever I want without looking at the price tag.
Thank you, Dollar Tree.

 

 


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