On Sunday, December 3rd at 10:00 in the morning, the Congregational Church of Patchogue, 95 East Main Street, will host a funeral for The End of the World as We Know It. The world passed peacefully in its sleep, after a long illness. The autopsy is still in progress, but the cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted wound. Mourners are invited to write a word or brief comment on a piece of paper, read it aloud to the congregation (if they so choose), and place their comment in the casket (which was generously provided by Robertaccio Funeral Home).
While the World did not work-out as we had hoped; there is hope that the World might be resurrected into a life more closely aligned with what a loving God may have originally intended. Craig Coyle will perform “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” by REM.
This service is not a prank. It is a sincere recognition that the world could not possibly go on this way for long. It is time to start over; just in time for Advent (the four weeks leading up to Christmas), and for the New Year. This is a Christian church service to which all, regardless of religious affiliation or the lack of it, are sincerely and warmly invited.
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter