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Welcome to the Pastor’s Corner, and welcome to the website of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenlawn! We hope that you will find here helpful resources for your spiritual journey.
That early Christians were called the “people of the way” is a reminder to us that we have not yet reached our destination, but continue to make our way along the path of discipleship. What is true of our lives as Christians is also true of this page and site. It, like us, is “a work in progress.”

And “may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”
(2 Cor. 3:14)

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A Message from
Pastor
Ann Van Cleef
,
March - April 2024

My Beloved Church Family,

     A newcomer to our church recently remarked, “This church may be small, but you certainly do a lot of things!

     That statement is very true.  Just in the past 2-1/2 months, we have had a New Year’s celebration, several soup suppers, a Valentine’s Day celebration, a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, and installed a new refrigerator.

     Hmmmm.  There’s a common denominator there, isn’t there.  This is a congregation that loves food!

     We love our music, too.  We adore our hymns, our choir is singing more often than in the past, Leonora Knight treats us to beautiful piano music every Sunday morning, and Larry Foray has brought his karaoke machine to coffee hour several times for sing-alongs.

     There is one thing missing, though, and that’s our church organ.  To use an old cowboy expression, our 52-year-old Allen organ “bit the dust.”

     Mozart praised the organ, writing “In my eyes and ears … the king of instruments.”  We do have a lovely medium grand piano in our Sanctuary, but let’s face it, there is nothing like the sound of an organ leading a congregation in the singing of hymns.  “Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee …”

     I do have some good news.  Most of you already know about it, but for those who don’t – we are taking steps to purchase a new organ. 

     With the help of a dear friend of our church, Frances C. Roberts, we will be hosting a series of three concerts featuring first-class musicians, and we have high hopes that these concerts will raise enough money to purchase an organ within a year.  Fran will be conducting one concert and accompanying the other two.  The concerts will take place in our beautiful Sanctuary; the schedule is as follows:

Sunday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.
"Craig Schulman on Broadway"

Sunday, October 27, 3:00 p.m.
"Brahms - A German Requiem"
by the Greater Huntington Festival Chorus
Frances C. Roberts, Conductor

Sunday, November 17, 3:00 p.m.
"Baroque to Broadway (With a Few Stops In Between)"
With Barbara Fusco and Melissa Maravell

     I am very excited about this project, not only because we are going to purchase a new organ, but also because we will be hosting several top-notch musicians that you would normally have to drive into New York City to hear.

     There is a separate article in this edition of The Steeple Chimes about our June 9th concert, featuring Broadway star and Commack native Craig Schulman. 

     Frances Roberts, Marian Adams, and I have formed a committee to organize these concerts, but we can’t do it by ourselves.  How can you help?  First, I hope that you will buy a ticket and attend these concerts yourself.  And secondly, we will be asking you to tell everyone you know who loves good music about these concerts.  It would be wonderful to fill the church Sanctuary with music lovers who want to be a part of our organ project!

Sing to the Lord a new song.  Sing to the Lord all the earth. – Psalm 96:1

With love and blessings,

Pastor Ann

 

  

Pastor Rev. Dr. Ann VanCleef

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Sunday Worship –
Questions and Answers

By Pastor Ann

Zoom Worship

How are we going to worship on Sundays?    
     We will be continuing our Sunday worship using a video conferencing system called Zoom.  You may log on as early as 10:00 a.m. for coffee and conversation.  Worship begins promptly at 10:30, followed by a virtual coffee hour until noon.  The easiest way to do Zoom is to download the Zoom App from the App Store.  Zoom will work on a computer, a laptop, an I-Pad, or a Smartphone.  

What are the Meeting IDs?
     Please check your weekly email for ID's and Passcodes for each service.

Will I get a reminder about logging on to these services?
     If you are on the church e-mail list, you will get a weekly e-mail with the Zoom link.

I don’t have a camera on my computer, but I do have a Smartphone.
Zoom will work on your Smartphone. 

I don’t have a computer or a Smartphone.  What can I do?
     You may telephone the following number: 
1-646-558-8656
     You will be asked for a meeting ID.  The meeting IDs are outlined in paragraph 2.
     You won’t be able to see us, but you can still hear what’s going on.

Please note:
     Out here on the North Fork, where I live, the Internet has been a bit “iffy” lately.  There is a chance that I will suddenly “disappear” from your screen.  If that happens, just hang in there. 
I will log back on with my iPhone.

 

Sunday Bulletins - Date

 
 
Bulletin 1.8.23 Bulletin 1.22.23
Bulletin 1.29.23 Bulletin 2.5.23
Bulletin 2.12 & 19.23 Bulletin 2.26.23
Bulletin 3.5.23 Bulletin 3.12.23
Bulletin 3.19.23 Bulletin 3.26.23
Bulletin 4.2.23 Bulletin 4.9.23
Bulletin 4.16.23 Bulletin 4.23.23
Bulletin 4.30.23 Bulletin 5.7.23
Bulletin 5.14.23 Bulletin 5.21.23
Bulletin 5.28.23 Bulletin 6.4.23
Bulletin 6.11.23 Bulletin 6.18.23
Bulletin 6.25.23 Bulletin 7.2.23
Bulletin 7.9.23 Bulletin 7.16.23
Bulletin 7.23.23 Bulletin 7.30.23
Bulletin 8.6.23 Bulletin 8.13.23
Bulletin 8.20.23 Bulletin 8.27.23
Bulletin 9.3.23 Bulletin 9.10.23
Bulletin 9.17.23 Bulletin 9.24.23
Bulletin 10.1.23 Bulletin 10.8.23
Bulletin 10.15.23 Bulletin 10.22.23
Bulletin 10.29.23 Bulletin 11.5.23
Bulletin 11.12.23 Bulletin 11.19.23
Bulletin 11.26.23 Bulletin 12.3.23
Bulletin 12.10.23 Bulletin 12.17.23
Lessons & Carols
Bulletin 12.24.23_Advent 4 Bulletin 12.24.23
Christmas Eve
Bulletin 12.31.23

Bulletin 1.7.24
The Ephiphany

Bulletin 1.14.24 Bulletin 1.21.24
Bulletin 1.28.24 Bulletin 2.4.24
Bulletin 2.11.24 Bulletin 2.18.24
Bulletin 2.25.24 Bulletin 3.1.24
Bulletin 3.10.24 Bulletin 3.17.24
Bulletin 3.24.24
Palm Sunday
Bulletin 3.31.24
Easter Sunday
Bulletin 4.7.24 Bulletin 4.14.24
Bulletin 4.21.24 Bulletin 4.28.24
Bulletin 5.5.24 Bulletin 5.12.24
Bulletin 5.19.24