SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 ~ 10AM
Craig Coyle, organist
Sermon by Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter
"Are There Pets in Heaven?"
"Set Me as a Seal Upon Your Heart", Childs
Morning has Broken
God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale
Ice Cream Social in the gym
following the service
Join us on September 11th at 7PM as we listen to the music of Prince performed by many local artists. This series is written by Dwight Lee Wolter. A $10 (or more) donation will go to the feeding programs at this church that services the greater Patchogue community. No one will be turned away for lack of money. Please bring a can of non perishable food for our pantry.
Three Minute Message
The Blessing of Departed Pets
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.
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.