The Sacraments are the "outward and visible signs" of "inward and spiritual graces" given to us by God; they unite and invigorate us. Baptism and Holy Eucharist are the foremost sacraments. Baptism initiates us into the Body of Christ, and the Eucharist nourishes us with His Body and Blood. Together, they assure us of God's favor and continual help, and enable us to do the work of ministry and enjoy God's graces.
CONTACT: Fr. Rick (631) 581-4950
SCHEDULE OF REGULAR WORSHIP SERVICES
Thursday 9:00 am - Prayers and Healing— Chapel
9:30 am - Holy Eucharist— Chapel
Saturday 5:00 pm - Holy Eucharist
Sunday 8:00 am - Holy Eucharist
9:15 am - Holy Eucharist, Church
School, and Coffee Hour
SACRAMENTAL LAY MINISTRIES
Lay Readers read the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments at services and also offer the Prayers of the People.
Chalice Administrators and Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist the clergy in the administration of the Blessed Sacrament at public services of the Holy Eucharist. Lay Eucharistic Ministers also administer the Sacraments in private visitations of the homebound or hospitalized. The course for Lay Readers also qualifies people for this ministry.
CONTACT: The Very Rev. Richard E. Simpson, Rector (631) 581-4950
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW
This is a men’s organization within the International Anglican Church responsible for prayer and understanding, inter- pretation of the scriptures, and the spread of the Holy Word of God, through the Gospel. This Chapter has always included many of our “South Shore” Churches, We meet on the 4th Monday in All Souls’ Chapel.
In September they will host a Men’s BBQ and in November the will host our St. Mark’s Community Thanksgiving Eve Meal.
CONTACT: Ricki Abad
“THE SUNDAY BULLETIN”
The weekly bulletin given out by the ushers as you enter the church each week, includes:
· the program for the services
· events of the following week
· list of people needing our prayers
· other items of interest to the congregation.
The deadline for entries for the weekly bulletin is Wednesday of the preceding weekend.
A monthly mailing, The Message includes:
· articles written by the Clergy & Wardens
· upcoming events
· Parish Exchange with ads for a nominal fee
· Parish Register listing the marriages, baptisms and deaths during the previous month
· Announcements of Parish Family News, i.e. births, college awards.
The deadline for items for the Message is the 16th of the preceding month.
CONTACT: Lorraine Bunde – Parish Secretary
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Recently available: Online, the CAP part of SHE/CAP (required for most parishioners involved in church activities) Marjorie Cooper is Parish Administrator through Mercer. Contact the church office to arrange to take this course.
The Coffee Hour follows the 9:15AM service every Sunday from September through June. Volunteers are always welcome to act as hosts and set up for that Sunday between 8:00 and 8:15AM. This is a great service to the church and you will enjoy meeting new friends.
CONTACT: James Turner
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
· Adult enquirer sessions are scheduled during the Lenten Season.
· A weekly homily is given during Thursday morning Eucharist
· Bible study for parishioners includes discussion on the books of the Bible.
· Deacon Gail Holds a Book Reading Group on Friday Mornings
· Order of St. Luke—Studies the Healing Miracles of Jesus
CONTACT: Father Richard E. Simpson, Rector (631) 581-4950