Volume L (51) 

May 21, 2019

            Number 10                 


The 13th Annual Pleasures of Tea was a beautiful event, which received glowing feedback! Nearly 50 women and men enjoyed music played by pianist, Lydia Sabosto, proper tea prepared by Claudia Taylor, finger sandwiches prepared by Chef Nicole Roarke, and homemade desserts baked by members of our congregation.   
Heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who freely gave their time and talents: Chrissy Blair, Pam Barr, Zully & Anna Diaz, Linda & Rick Disney, Karen & Lilah Eten, Kathy  Ljungqvist, Titus Kana, Gail Mattson, Liz Roarke, Mary Elizabeth Roarke, Carol Rohde, Barbara Sabosto, and Kathy Walker. Also, to Jen McCarrick, for her attention to detail, to Bill Paauwe for donating the violet centerpieces, to the local vendors and businesses who donated items and gift certificates for the raffles, and ALL the bakers who made the dessert table so inviting!  Finally, to Pastor Dwight, who gave us his feedback every step of the way. Their love and attention made this fundraiser a huge success. Thank you! 
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- Gail Dandrea
6- Martha Campanile
6- Douglas Kustka
6- Kyle Petersen  
11- Mary Beshaw 
14- Stephen Bifulco
14- Peggy Danes
14- Emily Kinney
16- Cathy Calliera
17- Marisa Carey
24- Nancy Minski 
29- Francesca Humberstone
30- Kayle McCoy 
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




The Sunday School children we very excited to give out the Mother's Day butterfly seed gifts we prepared this year. Behind the planting instructions was a special message or drawing from the children for every mother to enjoy!
We want to thank Olivia for being our acolyte this Sunday.  This was her first time as acolyte and was so excited to do it!
In Sunday School, the children are learning bible stories that teach the value and meaning of friendship.   
We are winding down the Sunday School year.  There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on 5/26. In June, we will be having a Sunday School field day and will help serve at the Ice Cream Social.  Stay tuned for more details in June!
Blessings as Always,
The Sunday School Co-Directors

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of...
Alex Sabosto of Center Moriches, NY, on May 12th, 2019 in his 92nd year. Devoted husband of Barbara. Beloved father of Lydia, Wayne (Lisa), Keith Andersen and Lauren Hawley (Alexi). Loving grandfather of Zander, Violet, Mira, and Beckett. Proud member of the Center Moriches Fire Department for over 20 years. Funeral Mass was on Friday, May 17th at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Center Moriches. Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Center Moriches.

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                       MONDAY, MAY 20   
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room        
                       WEDNESDAY, MAY 22   
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit
Free Haircuts 
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen
                       THURSDAY, MAY 23 
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, MAY 26  
10:00 AM       Worship Service
                       Sunday School
                       Nursery Care
                       MONDAY, MAY 27   
10:30 AM      Women's AA Meeting, Deedy Room
                       WEDNESDAY, MAY 29  
4:00 PM         Free Mobile Shower Unit 
5:00 PM         Soup Kitchen 
                       THURSDAY, MAY 30   
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  
                        Sunday School
                        Nursery Care


May 19th - given by Shirley & Bob Werner in celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of their son and daughter-in-law: Matthew & Tisha Werner, married in this church on May 29, 1999.
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.

Two hundred years ago, I, as a woman would not be allowed to stand up here in the pastor's pulpit to talk to you, the congregation, in this manner, That's the way it really was somewhere between one hundred eighty three and one hundred and ninety three years ago (this presentation was given in 1976 as one in a series involving the celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America) , when our ancestors first began to worship here in Winthrop's Patent, South, at the Second Strict Congregational Church of Brookhaven.
If, for instance, I were being examined by the congregation as a candidate for membership or if I had a "conversion" experience to relate, proper decorum required that I stand in front of the congregation with eyes cast demurely downward. Whatever I had to say, I would whisper it to a Deacon or an Elder who would be standing close by. He in turn would condescend to relay my words to the pastor or to the congregation. To paraphrase a contemporary saying, "We've come a long way baby!"
To be continued...
The opening paragraphs of a presentation given by Nan Lechtrecker and written by Jere Austin, Church Historian, in 1976 in celebration of the Bicentennial of the United States of America.
Shirley Werner, Historian
Alexander Sabosto - America's Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom - May 12, 2019
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Jennifer McCarrick  631-475-1235