SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 ~ 9AM
Prelude/Postlude by Craig Coyle, piano
Sermon by Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter
"God & St. Francis Discuss Gardening"
Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2, 9-12
Offertory Duet: "O Divine Redeemer", Charles Gounod
MaryBeth Finger & Malcolm Gilbert
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
For the Beauty of the Earth
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Fellowship Hour to follow the service
The Blessing of Departed Animals
Sunday, September 11th (9/11)
10:00 in the morning
The Congregational Church of Patchogue
95 East Main Street
For many adults, losing a pet is like losing a child. For many children, losing a pet is their first experience with death and grief. While some may proclaim that losing a child is far greater than losing a pet ~ we proclaim that loss is loss, grief is grief, and love is love.
On September 11th, during our 10:00 service, we invite adult and child participants to bring a photo of their departed pet that will be posted onto cork boards on easels. They will be invited to come forth, if they so desire, and recite the name of their departed pet for all to hear, receive a blessing, light a candle, and return to their seat. Children may remain with their caregivers or go with other children for Sunday school activities that will welcome all faith traditions. The title of the message delivered at the service is: “Are There Pets in Heaven?” An Ice Cream Social follows the service. This event is free of charge. For planning purposes, please call to confirm attendance: 631-475-1235.
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter
Congregational Church of Patchogue
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Dwight Lee Wolter
Three Minute Message
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