Volume LI (51) 

June 4, 2019

            Number 11                  

This issue of The Light is sponsored by Leila Truman

Next Sunday, June 9th, the sermon is "Drunk on Spirit." The soloist is Rochelle Schmidt who will sing, "Let the River Run" by Carly Simon.
The following Sunday, June 16th, is Father's Day, Choir Appreciation Day, and Sunday School Appreciation Day. The Sunday school kids have a gift for any man who has ever had a father. It is also the last day of the Sunday School for the summer. There will be an ice cream social, provided by the Sunday school. Come show your gratitude for our fathers, children, teachers and choir.
Sunday, June 23rd, is our first Sunday in the AIR-CONDITIONED Reception Room until after Labor Day. The summer services are at 10am (not the former 9am).
See you in church,
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  

1- Meredith Schmidt 
4- Jack Beshaw
5- Shannon Dennerlein
5- Kristine Houghtalen
5- Lorraine Martin
5- Nicholas Melendez
6- Jonathan Schmidt
7- Jessica Coccia
16- Carol Jansson
17- Kathleen Gubitosi
18- Stephen Lewis
22- Wyatt Torino
25- Peter Berman
26- Samantha Blair
28- John Ashline
30- Barbara Searles
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
Peter Esser
Bill Paauwe   
Pete Roe 
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




As our Sunday School year comes to an end, the children have been learning about Jesus and his friends and friendships. With OUR friends, we will be having Sunday School Field Day next Sunday, June 9th during class time. Please wear sneakers.
The following week, we will close the year and celebrate Father's day with an ice cream social on Sunday, June 16th after the worship service. Please bring your favorite ice cream sundae topping.
  Blessings as Always,
The Sunday School Co-Directors

The food pantry is in need of the following items: toilet paper and bottled water. Please place donations in the basket near the sanctuary entrance. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

SUNDAY SCHOOL FIELD DAY cartoon-sneakers.jpg
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Sunday School students will be enjoying fun and games during class. Please wear sneakers!

Sunday, June 16, 2019
To close a wonderful Sunday School year together, there will be an Ice Cream Social following the service. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite ice cream sundae topping to share.

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                       MONDAY, JUNE 3   
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room
7:30 PM         Choir Rehearsal         
                       WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5    
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen
7:30 PM         Trustees Meeting 
                       THURSDAY, JUNE 6  
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
                       SUNDAY, JUNE 9   
10:00 AM       Worship Service
                       Sunday School Field Day:  
                            WEAR SNEAKERS! 
                       Nursery Care
                       MONDAY, JUNE 10   
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room
                       WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12   
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit 
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen 
                       THURSDAY, JUNE 13    
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                        
10:00 AM        Worship Service: Choir, Teacher  
                            & Father Appreciation   
                        Last Day of Sunday School: followed  
                     by Ice Cream Social-all are welcome! 
                        Nursery Care


June 9th- given by Shirley & Bob Werner in celebration of their grandson, Odin's 7th birthday on June 13th. 
  Help decorate the church by sponsoring altar flowers. Flowers may be taken home after Sunday Worship (please return vase the following week), or donated to be taken to those unable to attend church for health reasons. Sign-up sheet is in the Reception Room. Flowers are $25 and your dedication will be printed in the bulletin.

A Note From the Pastor:
Prayers and best wishes for Nan Cozine who has suffered a health issue and is in Brookhaven Health Facility.  
Pastor Dwight.
A continuation of a presentation given by Nan Lechtrecker in 1976:
The story which I relate today is based on a bit of folklore of our early church that has been preserved for us by Betsey Smith Roberts. Mrs. Roberts was one of the "Four Sisters" of local renown. In 1894 she published a book of her own poems and verses; though of doubtful literary value, horrendously hard to read and impossible to read aloud, they are of interest because they preserve some of the folklore of this area, naming names and places that are still recognizable. This story was already a hundred years old when Mrs. Robert set it down in 1894. It revolves around "Aunt" Rebecca, wife of Deacon Baker. She may have been the first woman of this area to stand up for what today is termed "equal rights for women."
In the spring and early summer of 1794 (so our story goes) there was an extended dry period during which no rain fell for nine weeks. This, of course, was disastrous! Everyone, people and livestock, depended on wind and sun and rain in proper proportions to produce their food. The pastor at that time was a Reverend Robert Currain. (This, incidentally, is the only known reference we have to the existence of this early pastor.)
Currain, according to Mrs. Roberts' story, "was a staunch old Puritan, who could do a sermon in two hours". But he was often taken to task by his congregation for not having enough fanaticism in his prayers. This was made apparent by the frequency at which his Deacons were observed to fall asleep.
To be continued.
Part of a presentation given by Nan Lechtrecker and written by Jere Austin, Church Historian, in 1976 in honor of the Bicentennial of the United States of America.
Shirley Werner, Historian
      OFFICE HOURS       
The church office will begin its Summer schedule on Monday, June 17 and will be in effect through Labor Day. Summer hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM.  
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