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NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

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

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Sunday Service of Worship is at 10:30am

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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45 LIFE LESSONS
~Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio.

  "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more”:

1.  Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2.  When in doubt, just take the next
small step.
3.  Life is too short – enjoy it.
4.  Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5.  Pay off your credit cards every month.
6.  You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7.  Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8.  It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9.  Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate,
resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does
make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now.
Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ
is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your
happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years,
will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything.
Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is,
it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously.
No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything
you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make
the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative
of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is
that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are
waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up,
dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's
still a gift."


CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

Due to the CoronaVirus situation, First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn wants to make all aware
that out of an abundance of caution, concern and
caring that effective today, Saturday March 14th  our church and our building will be CLOSED
until further notice.   We will endeavor to keep
you aware of any changes to this policy.

Please note tomorrow is The National Day of Prayer.  Please continue to prayer for our loved ones, missionaries in other countries and all of God's people.  

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-resent help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the
heart of the sea...The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."
Psalm 46: 1-2 & 7

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One of our Zoom coffee hours

Coffee with Friends

Do you miss visiting with friends while you are sheltering in place during this COVID-19 lockdown?  If so, you might want to try our new Coffee with Friends!
coffeecups     Coffee with Friends is a project of our Vision 2020 Team.  Every Wednesday night, we get together via Zoom for a cup of coffee and some lively conversation.  (Okay, rumor has it that there has been something stronger than coffee in some of those cups!  But don’t worry, nobody has been checking.)
     The Vision 2020 Team, consisting of Leonora Colletti, Debbie Eitel, and Larry Foray, leads us in jokes, stunts, and merry conversation.  We have seen Leonora in a bright green wig, and Debbie in a purple one.  Leonora has told jokes.  (What do you say when someone steals your coffee at work?  “I’ve been mugged!”)  Larry seems to enjoy playing “straight man.”  Debbie came up with an insane game of “Corona Bingo.”  (“Put an X in the box if you have ever forgotten what day it was!”)
     If you would like to join in the fun and fellowship, here’s how to log on.  We hope to see you there!

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Lord, Make Us Strong
~Norman Vincent Peale

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Our Heavenly Father,
we ask You to forgive us for anything  we may have said, thought, or done
that isn’t compatible with Your Spirit. 
Continue to make us stronger
that we may be able to withstand temptation
and weaknesses of any kind. 
If there are shadows in the mind,
lift them now by the power of Your Spirit. 
Bless us with a courageous, strong,
and loving heart. 
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress then on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7

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Lord, help us to learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing we are never alone. 
You are with us always. 
Help us to choose the right path. 
Guide us through uncertain times. 
Help us to be good stewards
of what you have given us. 
This we ask in Jesus name.  Amen.

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An Inspiring Thought from the Late Barbara Bush, Speaking at the 1990 Wellesley College Commencement:

      "Who knows?  Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the president's spouse---and I wish him well."

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Please pray for an end to this pandemic and a new vaccine for COVID-19.
     Please pray for an end to the violence that starts off as protests.
     Please pray for all caregivers, especially family members, at this trying time.
     Please pray for all who have lost their jobs and are facing economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.
     Please pray for all who are fighting addictions of any kind, and family and friends who try to help them cope.
     Please continue to pray for medical personnel and volunteer responders; all who care for nursing home patients; all churches and church leaders across the world; and all who need His help.

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FATHER
“Fathers are a combination
of many special qualities.”  ~B. R. Pulsifer

     "F" stands for forgiving; the ability to understand that mistakes made are the tools for new learning, not as a reason for negative punishment that only hurts;
     "A" stands for affectionate; the constant quality that is always present no matter whether in private or public, and is given without reservation;
     "T" stands for teacher; the ability to share through experience, to lead by example, and to help see that negatives can be turned to positives;
     "H" stands for harmony; the ability to show that balance in life is attainable and where the demonstration of compromise sets the best example of a needed life skill;
     "E" stands for equity; the building of a valued relationship occurs through each day, not just set aside for special days, and where love is built upon as a constant, not as an exception;
     "R" stands for reason; where decisions are explained, where children are involved in the process of decision making, and not as simply blind obedience.

A Mother’s Love
By Michael O. Adesanya

There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel,
When something we have dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Mother’s heart and a Mother’s faith
And a Mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.

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An Update on Our Grant Applications

     We are pleased to report that we received a Protection Program (PPP) Grant through the government.  The grant money had initially run out, but we received the PPP funds on the second release.  This will enable us to continue paying our staff.
     The Small Business Administration disaster grant ran out of funds, so we won’t be receiving any of that money.
     We received a grant from the Presbyterian Church (USA) called a Matthew 25 Grant.  This is specifically to be used to help minority communities.  We will use these funds to help our nesting congregations with their building rent while they work to “get back on their feet.”
     Grants are extremely competitive, and not everyone who applies receives one.  We are grateful that those who administer these grants looked favorably
upon our applications.

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Vision 2020

     Vision 2020 isn’t a committee.  It’s actually a forum
to generate ideas. 
     With a philosophy of “Retain, Reclaim, and Recruit Members,” the plan is to come up with some viable ideas, and then implement them once Session
has approved.
     One such idea, which has already been given Session approval, is to have a once-a-month event on the last Friday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  These events would consist of live entertainment, light refreshments, and would have a small admission charge.  Details of the entertainment are being worked out, with possible suggestions for karaoke, a performance by the Spirit Lifters, etc. on different nights.
     Watch for notification when meetings will resume.
     If you would like to participate in one of the Vision 2020 forums, please call the church office at
631-261-2150, and leave your name and
contact information. 
Co-chairs Larry Foray and Leonora Colletti will make sure that someone gets back to you. 

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Internet and Telephone Scams

We’ve all seen them. 
http://clipground.com/images/jailhouse-clipart-12.jpg     “Dearest, my husband died and left me a million dollars, but I can’t get it out of Nigeria.  Please give me your bank account number so I can deposit my money safely in your account.” 
     “You are entitled to a free back brace.  Medicare will pay for it.  Please give me your Medicare number so I can send you one.”
     “Grandma, I’m in jail and I need bail money.”
     “My friend, I’m in London and I got robbed.  My plane tickets are gone.  Please lend me money so I can buy new ones.  I’ll pay you back.”
     Now they’re hitting on people who have “Rev.” or “Pastor” in front of their names.  Many of my friends have been targeted, including my Conference Minister!  “Please buy an i-Tunes card and send me the numbers.  I want to cheer up a sick friend in the hospital, and I don’t have time to go to the store.”
     Friends, no member of the clergy will EVER ask you to do such a thing.  If you ever get an e-mail from a clergyperson asking you to buy a card (Amazon card, Google Play card, or ANY kind of card) and send the numbers to you, don’t fall for it.  It’s a scam.
     And while we’re at it, please don’t fill out those Facebook questionnaires asking for your favorite color, your first pet’s name, or the name of your second grade teacher.  Those are all answers to back-up questions to retrieve a lost password.
     Also, Loews is not going to send you a free gift card for liking and sharing their ad.  Stay safe and smart!

 

 

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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 will be preparing SAB choral anthems for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday services.  We will meet in the sanctuary, gathering around the piano.  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 2020

It is not too late to make a pledge of giving to our church for 2020.  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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FLOWERS FOR THE CHANCEL
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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PRAYER CORNER
June 2020

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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 partner) 
       
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    Dear God and Father of us all hear our prayer. 
Guide us in Your ways
and help us
to be patient in affliction. 
Help us to count our blessings one by one
and live in hope as You have taught us. 
This we ask in Jesus name.  Amen

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PRAYER FOR EVERY DAY
(Anonymous)

Make me too brave to lie or be unkind. 
Make me too understanding, too,
 to mind the little hurts companions give,
and friends, the careless hurts
that no one quite intends.
Make me too thoughtful to hurt others so. 
Help me to know the inmost hearts of those for
whom I care, their secret wishes,
all the loads they bear,
that I may add my courage to their own.
May I make lonely folks feel less alone,
and happier ones a little happier yet.
May I forget what ought to be forgotten;
and recall, unfailing,
all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing,
forgetting what might sting.
To all upon my way, day after day,
let me be joy, be hope!
Let my life sing!

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress then on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Deut. 6:5-7

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A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others.
Be a carrier. ~Anon

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  • Whoever said, “Out of sight, out of mind” never had a spider disappear in the bedroom,
  • In 25 years, when kids ask about the 2020 toilet paper shortage, I’m telling them we had to drag our rear ends across the lawn.  In the snow.  Uphill.  Both ways.
  • Home school day # 45: My kid asked why I was talking to myself.  I told her it was a parent-teacher conference.
  • If you see my kid on Zoom in the same clothes he’s been wearing for the past 5 days, mind your own business.  Our homeschool has a uniform.
  • When we come out of this sheltering in place thing and I ask you where you want to eat, I do not want to hear, “I don’t know.”  YOU’VE HAD 3 MONTHS TO THINK ABOUT IT!
  • I sent my son next door with a packed suitcase.  They called asking why.  I said he is a Home School Foreign Exchange Student.
  • Yesterday, my husband thought he saw a cockroach in the kitchen.  He sprayed everything down and cleaned thoroughly.  Today I’m putting the cockroach in the bathroom.
  • New monthly budget: Clothes - $0.  Gas - $0,  Entertainment - $0.  Groceries - $1624.
  • I’m so bored.  By the time this is all over, I’m going to know how to fold a fitted sheet!
  • Returned from the grocery store with the hubby.  Took masks off.  It turned out it was the wrong hubby!  Be attentive!
  • Remember when we were little and had underwear with the days of the week on them?  Yeah, those would be helpful right now.
  • And just like that, having a mask, rubber gloves, duct tape, and rope in your trunk is okay.

 

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