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Sunday morning is a very special time. We come together to praise and thank God for all He has done for us.  This public gathering is both to witness to the world that we believe that Jesus Christ was here on earth to teach us how to live according to God's loving will and also that we believe that through Jesus' sacrifice we will be reunited with God.

It is important to worship together.  The sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion, the sermons, the joyful offerings, the communal prayers and the fellowship help us to feel God's presence in our lives and to grow as Christians.  During the week we seriously try to practice what is preached through our conduct: prayers, word and deed.

St. Vincent de Paul Society 

Each year the St. Vincent de Paul society feeds over 75,000 men, women and children all over Long Island.  In our community, through the society at St Gertrude’s, homeless, sick, marginalized men, women and children are given hope, a sympathetic ear, a friendly smile, a warm hand to hold on to - in addition to food and financial help for rent, car repairs, clothing, etc. 

We as a congregation have partnered with this organization to help the work they do ministering to the disadvantaged of our community.  The Vincentians are able to do this through the dedication of its volunteers and also through generous donations.  The society’s only fund raiser is the annual Walk For The Poor which takes place on Saturday, September 30th and I’m asking if you will participate in this event by either making a donation, or actually joining in the walk.  The event will take place at Cedar Creek Park on Merrick Road in Seaford at 10 am.  You can register to walk by going to this site:   

Anything you do or donate will help us to continue the essential work of the society. 

And - as always - thank you.          Ardis 



Our volunteer choir is a musical tradition dating from the founding of the church in 1869.   Choir members share a love of music, singing and fellowship. A number of the singers have been life-long members of the choir.

Donning blue choir robes, members sing the Lord’s praises each Sunday at 10 AM, September through June, and at the Christmas Eve Candlelight and Holy Week services.

The Organist and Choir Director is Yelena Polezhayev, who holds a Master of Music Degree from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.  She also performs professionally with her husband as the Long Island Piano Duo.

Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses—all welcome.  No audition required. Rehearsals 9 AM before Sunday worship.  Those Interested in joining, please call the Church Office at 516-676-6130.

Locust Valley Comforters

 We are a small group open to the community and are always looking for additional people to join us.  Sewing skills are not a requirement – the construction of these quilts requires many other talents.  We raise funds when necessary through bake sales and accept contributions of materials as well as monetary gifts.

Over the past several years, we have supplied quilts to numerous organizations and programs: North Shore University Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Manhasset, Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park and most recently the Northport Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. We are always looking to have more people join us in our ministry.  We now meet on the first and third Monday of the month from 10:00 AM TO 2:00 pm.  We invite you to stop by and see what it is that we do and see if you might be interested in helping us. No sewing experience is needed.  If you have any questions, please speak with Debi Baker.  Again, thank you! 

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