Volume L (51) 

April 22, 2019

     Number 8               


Yesterday, Easter morning, I left the chancel to sit in the congregation to enjoy the "Sweet 16" young souls from the Sunday School who sang an Easter song for us. Sixteen kids who gave us a great Easter basket of song and love.
I had a blast when, at the end of my sermon, I stood in the pulpit and threw packages of jelly beans into the congregation to the cheering children and their cheering parents and other love-and-care-givers. Not one packet of jelly beans smacked an elderly person in the face. Thanks be to God. The choir did a magnificent job on their anthem, "Mary, Don't You Weep" and our guest trumpeter was, once again, marvelous.  
Easter is the highest holiday of the Christian calendar. Christmas is sweet and cozy. The Transfiguration is strange. The baptism of Jesus is inspirational. And so on. But Easter is the reason we exist. Not joking. Not being dramatic. Easter is the reason we exist.
Pastor Dwight

Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter
Jennifer McCarrick 
Administrative Assistant  
Craig Coyle
Coordinator of Music 
Chrissy Blair
Ann Carey  
Lisa LaGrandier 
Sunday School Co-Direc tors  

3- Robin Danes
4- Hannah Gilbert
6- Marcie Deedy
9- Paul Gilbert
9- Larry Martin
11- Richard Miller
11- Darya Wierzbowski
13- Maia Lewis
14- Jose Melendez
15- Branden Torino
15- Matthew Walker
16- Craig Coyle
16- Kathy Ljungqvist
20- Isabella Humberstone
20- Frankie Torino
22- Lauren Porter
23- Angelina Migdol
24- Christopher Baldi
28- Bradley Carlo
28- Mickey Thom
29- Kryssa Baldi
29- Jennifer Wierzbowski
Our supply of donors for "The Light" is nearly depleted. Your donation of $50.00 is appreciated!  

Thank you for remembering

the church in your will.


praying hands
 Barbara Bailey 
Bear Bonner
Jan Bradley 
Peter Esser
Bill Paauwe   
Pete Roe 
Alex Sabosto
Barbara Sabosto


"The Light" is published and prepared by
The Congregational Church  
of Patchogue,  
95 East Main Street,  
Patchogue, NY 11772. 
Submit news to:
Jennifer McCarrick
by Sunday evening to: 

phone: 631-475-1235
fax:  631-207-9470




After the children showered the congregation with palms two weeks ago, we learned what happened to Jesus when he entered Jerusalem and made palm crosses for all of the children to take home (there were no free hands for pictures to be taken) 
Easter Sunday, the children put on a great performance for the congregation. Thank you to Mr. Craig for your time with the children, and to the Sunday school parents for giving us extra time before and after service for practice. 
Thank you Pastor Dwight for the surprise jelly beans they were a big hit!!
Blessings as Always,
The Sunday School Co-Directors

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 7:00PM
SOMETIMES I CHOOSE THE ARTISTS in this "Spirituality of..." series. Sometimes, it is by overwhelming demand. Take a guess which category Tom Petty is in? Mark your calendars!  Tickets: Suggested $10 donation at the door (no one will be turned away for lack of money).
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
This live, musical event featuring musicians straight from South Africa and Long Island Singers is not to be missed! Tickets: Suggested $10 donation at the door (no one turned away for lack of money).  
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM
The 13th Annual Celebration Tea will be held here, at the Congregational Church of Patchogue. Tickets are $25 per person; $20 for senior citizens and will be available via advanced sale only. Tickets will be sold after Sunday Worship in the Reception Room. For additional inquiries, contact the church office at 631-475-1235.

        *         *         *
                       MONDAY, APRIL 22 
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room        
                       WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24  
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit
Free Haircuts 
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen
                       THURSDAY, APRIL 25 
9:00 AM        Food Pantry Distribution until 11:00 AM
9:30 AM        Chair Yoga, Deedy Room
                       For more information, call
                       Kristen Orsini at (631) 807-4050
7:30 PM         Choir Rehearsal 
                       SUNDAY, APRIL 28  
10:00 AM      Worship Service
                       Sunday School
                       Nursery Care
7:00 PM         The Spirituality of Tom Petty Concert   
                       MONDAY, APRIL 29 
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room
                       WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit 
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen 
                       THURSDAY, MAY 2 
9:00 AM         Food Pantry Distribution until 11:00 AM 
9:30 AM         Chair Yoga, Deedy Room
                        For more information, call
                        Kristen Orsini at (631) 807-4050
                        SATURDAY, MAY 4 
7:00 PM          Africa-USA Unity Music Festival 
                        SUNDAY, MAY 5 
10:00 AM        *One Great Hour of Sharing*                           Communion Worship Service  
                        Sunday School
                        Nursery Care


April 28th- given by LeRae Lincoln in loving memory of her daughter, Joanna and her mother, Lee. 
Help decorate the sanctuary by sponsoring altar flowers. Flowers may be taken home after Sunday Worship, please return vase the next week. Sign-up sheet is in the Reception Room. Flowers are $25 and your dedication will be printed in the bulletin.

      OFFICE HOURS       
The church office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, except for Liturgical holidays. 
In the event of inclement weather, please refer to our Facebook page and watch your email for alerts pertaining to services and events. 

Jennifer McCarrick  631-475-1235