Here is the outline from our evening….
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
This service is a cooperative witness sponsored by the churches of Sayville and surrounding areas. We pray that it will provide hope to all who attend.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”
(Galatians 6:2, NIV).
PRELUDE (A time of gathering and meditation)
During the time of gathering, we invite you to share prayers of need, hope and gratitude on the prayer mural.
WORDS OF WELCOME: Will Donovan
SACRED MUSIC: “Bring Them Home,” offered by Will Donovan
PRAYERS FROM OUR FAITH LEADERS
The Reverend Richard Allen, Sayville United Methodist Church
Pastor Ray Bagnuolo, Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ
Mother Diane Britt, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Pastor David Czeisel, Bayport United Methodist Church
Pastor Michael Miano, Blue Point Bible Church
LIGHTING OF PRAYER CANDLES (with music by Will Donovan)
During this time, you are invited to light a candle in honor of a loved one affected by the opioid crisis, or simply to offer prayers for strength and healing grace.
Fr. Francis Pizzarelli, Executive Director/Founder, Hope House Ministries
PRAYER SQUARES (Introduced by Father Brian, St. Ann’s)
The prayer squares are made with love by The Order of the Daughters of the King from St. Ann’s. You are invited to take one home for yourself as well as others to give to friends or family members affected by the crisis.
BENEDICTION: The Reverend Richard Allen, Sayville UMC
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of fatal drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled since 1999, outpacing suicide and car accidents in 2015 as a cause of death. 141 people died from opiate use in Suffolk County in 2010 ~ the figure more than doubling to 303 in 2016. Many of these deaths began not as recreational drug use, but as painkiller addiction after prescriptions ran out.
Local Church Meetings
MEETINGS AT BAYPORT UMC
Monday 6:45 pm AA Beginner’s Meeting
Monday 8:00 pm AA Step Meeting
Tuesday 1:00 pm AA Meeting
Tuesday 7:30 pm Al Anon Meeting
Friday 6:45 pm Young People’s AA Meeting
Friday 8:00 pm AA Meeting
Saturday 8:00 am AA Meeting
MEETINGS AT ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
M-F 12:30-2 pm Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Tuesday 7:00 pm Women’s 12-step program
Wednesday 7:30 pm Al Anon
AA MEETINGS AT ST. ANN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday Night 6:30 p.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Morning 10:00 a.m.
Thursday Night 8:00 p.m.
MEETINGS AT SAYVILLE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Monday 7:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
Thursday 6:45 p.m. Nar-anon
(Family members and friends of those suffering from addiction to narcotics)
Saturday 11:00 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous
HEROIN ANONYMOUS MEETINGS AT BLUE POINT BIBLE CHURCH
Tuesday Night 8:00 p.m.
Thursday Night 8 p.m.
Saturday Night 8 p.m.
Don’t see your local church listed? Simply contact them to see what’s available!
This interdenominational event was organized by local faith leaders united in their concern over the opioid crisis. This service is meant as a statement of unity in a time of need.
Father Frank Pizarelli is the founder of Hope House Ministries, a non-profit, community based organization that has been in action since 1980. Through its various programs, Hope House offers residential and counseling assistance to individuals and families in crisis. Some of its ministries include the Human Resources Center, the Sr. Jean Beagan O.P. Family and Children’s Center, the Montfort Therapeutic Residence/Our Lady of Peace Academy, the St. Maximillan Kolbe Outpatient Addictions Treatment Center, Wisdom House and Siena House. For additional information, call 631-928-2377.
Paulina Mulligan is a working mother and local artist. Her art business, Elysian LLC, allows her to be available for her children while sharing her passion. The opioid crisis on Long Island has touched close to her heart. She has watched close families and friends lose loved ones and has experienced a significant loss herself. She knows firsthand the pain and devastation loved ones go through when someone they care about is struggling and doesn’t know how to get help. Throughout the evening, inspired by hope, she will share her passion while painting live art.