Welcome to Caroline Church Online!
Caroline Church is a US landmark and historical place church founded in 1723.


The Very Reverend Canon Richard D. Visconti, D. Min., Rector

Mark LaSorsa, Sr. Vestry Warden         |          Barbara Russell, Jr. Vestry Warden

 

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January 1, 2021

CAROLINE CHURCH IN-PERSON WORSHIP

Although parts of Long Island have seen a slight uptick in the numbers of COVID-19 positive tests, Setauket seems to be holding her own. Also, two FDA approved vaccines are now being distributed to all states. Such positive news enkindles within us a hope that the end of this pandemic, although still months away, is in sight.

Our in-person worship at Caroline Church continues to move forward, with all the necessary CDC precautions remaining in effect. We have all adapted to our new normal while hopeful for the future. Our worship experience has been less frenetic and more meditative.

Since the church will continue to be sanitized after each worship service, cushions and added papers will remain absent. The usual Offering Plate remains in the back of the church on the Ushers Desk, and there will continue to be no coffee hour. Although singing is not encouraged, organ music is played during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service. All visitors are asked to continue registering their name and contact information in our guest book to facilitate contact-tracing if needed. An in-person Healing Holy Eucharist service is celebrated every Thursday at 12:00 Noon.

The weekend e-blasts to all parishioners have all the necessary attachments to facilitate your in-person worship. The Sunday morning e-blast will have the Vimeo link to view and pray the service from your home with the Order of Service a announcement booklet provided.

Our Sunday Church School program and Children’s Chapel Service in the MCS building at 9:30 a.m. for our children and teenagers is something they look forward to every Sunday. Classes are small, with face masks and sanitizers available for all. This safe environment has been conducive to learning for our elementary and middle school-aged children. We remain unable to hold after-church school social gatherings.

We have adapted to our precautionary circumstances extremely well as a faith community. All of us have helped each other in practical and spiritual ways so that God's loving presence surrounds this new environment we are living in through our concern for one another. We have done well, my friends!

Cn. Richard+

 

WORSHIP AT CAROLINE CHURCH

May the Holy Spirit fill your hearts to praise the Lord for all the blessings of his grace.

God has an incredible journey waiting for each of us.

Whether you are taking that first step or you are more mature in your faith, there is a place for you at Caroline Church.

We hope you will join us!

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2021 STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE CARD

Connected and Moving Forward in our Faith

The 2021 Estimate Giving Pledge Card is now online.

Click on the thumbnail Pledge Card image below to go to the electronic interactive Pledge Card for the year 2021.

After opening the interactive Pledge Card, fill it out thoroughly and then click the "Submit My Pledge to the Church" button at the bottom of the interactive Pledge Card.

Note:
Print a copy of the Pledge Card once it is completed, as a reminder of your Pledge. The Pledge Card is your estimate of giving for the year 2021. It is not the transfer of funds.

 

CAROLINE CHURCH IN-PERSON SERVICES SCHEDULE

Saturday, 5pm Holy Eucharist

Sunday 8am– Holy Eucharist
Sunday 9:30am- Holy Eucharist with music

Chuch School and Children's Chapel every Sunday in MCS at 9:30am

Thursday 12pm – Holy Eucharist Healing Service

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ONLINE SERVICES

January 17th, 2021

Good morning my sisters and brothers in Christ,

There have been many times in my life when I have found myself marveling at the timing of when certain readings appear in our church calendar, and this week is one of them. Specifically, I am referring to our first reading from Samuel which seems to be one that is custom designed for the times in which we find ourselves right now.

What do I mean by that? In the reading, we have young Samuel hearing his name called, and, believing he was being summoned by Eli, he immediately responded to the call only to be told that it was not he who was calling out to Samuel. After the third time, Eli tells Samuel to return to his place but to listen for his name to be called again and to respond, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening".

Samuel did as he was told, and we know how his life was forever changed by his exchange with God. Where do we fit into this story?

We are all Samuel at one time or another in our lives, and in our modern world with all of it's technological advances keeping us constantly in touch not only with those who are just feet away from us, but from those around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to discern the voice of God from the constant din of media outlets, newspapers, television and phones trying to get our attention. It takes practice, commitment and effort for us to focus in and tease out God's voice from the rest, but now more than ever we must endeavor to drown out the noise so we can listen, and truly hear, what our God is saying to us.

What distractions will you eliminate this week so you can better discern the voice of God in your life?

For the Second Sunday after Epiphany online service, click here:
Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17th, 2021

For this week's worship service aids, click here:
Second Sunday after Epiphany Bulletin, January 17th, 2021

Continued Epiphany Blessings,
Cn. Richard+


 

CALLING ALL KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS!!

We are always, and desperately, in need of prayer shawls.

You don't need to attend meetings, but if you enjoy knitting or crocheting, we would love to have you join our team!

Please contact Sue Seel for additional (and delivery) information: T: 631.312.4204

 

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