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Get Ready For VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Aug 7-11, 2017

Vacation Bible School is coming August 7th through 11th.  This year’s theme is:   Shine, Jesus, Shine!  A Journey through Time of Biblical Proportions!  All children ages 3 through 11 (preschool through 5th grade) are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Registration forms can be found in the Narthex.  If you would like more information, or would like…

Holy Week Schedule 2017

April 9                    Palm Sunday     8:15, 9:15 We celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a parade of followers waving palm branches for a king.  The Sunday School will share that Palm/Easter pageant at the 9:15 service.  We will also read the passion gospel to lead us into the events of this week. 11:15                     We…

Upcoming Atria Event April 30

Save the date: April 30 CLC will join with Atria Assisted Living in enjoying a “Guide Dog for the Blind” presentation at Atria at 2:00pm.  Learn more about this vital service for visually- impaired individuals & get to meet two guide dogs.

Scout Sunday

On Sunday, March 12 at the 9:15worship service we honored and celebrated the ministry of Scouting.  All scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies participated.  The scouts  read lessons and prayers, ushered and helped with communion.

United States Air Force Heritage Brass performs at CLC

Christ Lutheran Church and friends enjoyed an afternoon of delightful musical entertainment on Sunday, February 26, 2017 provided by the United States Air Force Heritage Brass of the USAF Heritage of America Band.  This band features the diverse talents of five professional Airman-musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction.  From…

Sunday School project helps people in Haiti and Bolivia

In 2008 the Sunday School collected coins for their Lenten project and donated the money to Kiva.  Kiva is an organization that allows us to lend money to people in need from all over the world.  In the last nine years, we have made 68 loans to people in 28 different countries. This week Nicholas…

Name That Tune comes to Atria Senior Living!

On January 22, Vicar Terry and members of CLC joined in with the residents of Atria for a game of Name That Tune and a sing-a-long followed by refreshments.  Fun and laughter abounded. The residents were so appreciative of the fun afternoon complete with life music. Thank you to all our volunteers! Watch the Messenger…

Sunday School Christmas Pageant 2016

We held our annual Sunday School Christmas pageant and it was a tremendous success. Thanks to all of the Sunday School kids, teachers, assistants and other volunteers who made it such a success. Check out more pageant photos here.

Christmas Snowflake Craft Fair

Our annual Snowflake Craft Fair was a major success! Thanks to all the craftspeople who spent months making all the beautiful gifts and the volunteers who baked, made soup and helped out with the fair. Check out some photos of the event here.

The Angel Tree Brings Christmas to 23 Local Families

Approximately 300 gifts were purchased and wrapped with care before being distributed to 23 families representing almost 100 children. Mothers and fathers repeatedly expressed their gratitude and appreciation and the delight their children would experience because of the kindness of CLC. Thank you!

Thanksgiving – helping others in need in our neighborhoods

The confirmation class sorted, packed and delivered Thanksgiving boxes to the families in need in our neighborhoods. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we were able to complete baskets for the first 20 families who approached CLC and also for most of the families on the waiting list.  Many thanks to those who brought…

Fall Cleanup – Lend a Hand

SAVE THE DATE: On Saturday, October 29th, we’ll be having a fall cleanup from 9:00am till 12:00 noon. The Boy Scouts will be giving us a hand but we really need your help. Bagels, beverages and pizza!

Spooktacular Coming Soon!

2nd ANNUAL SPOOKTACULAR:  Come visit CLC on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 5:30pm for some scary fun.  We will again be holding a costume contest with a cash prize, enjoying some frightening food and beverages.  There will be crafts for the little ones as well.  Advance tickets $2 until October 23; tickets at the door…

Square Dance and Prayer Labyrinth Dedication

GRAB YOUR PARTNER:  Come one, come all to the CLC Square Dance and Prayer Labyrinth dedication.  Saturday, October 15th!  Dedication will take place at 6 pm with a pot luck fellowship dinner following immediately after.  Square dancing begins at 7:30 pm.  Come to one or all of the events.  Tickets to the square dance are…

Atria Assisted Living Craft Day

Atria Assisted Living Crafts On September 30th, several of the CLC Crafters helped the residents make simple fall decorations. A fun afternoon was enjoyed by all. Consider joining us next time as we bring a bit of sunshine to the residents. Watch the CLC Messenger or Good News for dates and times.

1st Holy Communion Classes

Any student who is currently enrolled in Sunday School classes is eligible to attend these classes.  Please contact the church office if your son or daughter is interested.  Classes are scheduled to be held in October, with the 1st Communion Celebration on October 30th.

CLC Go

Our Contemporary Worship service is going to be doing our own version of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game that requires players to physically travel to real-world locations with their smart phone in order to collect supplies and catch mythical creatures called Pokemon.  Each week at CLC there will be a target ministry and participants…

Sunday School Registration

I am very pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has generously made a donation to cover the cost of our Sunday School curriculum and materials!  We will not be collecting a free-will donation of $30 to cover expenses this year.  Please complete the attached (below) registration form and send it to church or have…

Service on the Sound

Our first “Service on the Sound” was a big success. We ran out of bulletins! Over 80 people attended, including some bystanders on the boardwalk. And we had even more people at our picnic afterwards. Thanks to the hardworking crew that organized this event. Check out some photos here.

Atria Assisted Living & Puppies !!!

On Thursday, 8/18, 6 members of CLC and 5 puppies from Canine Corral Kennels of So. Huntington visited Atria Assisted Living in East Northport which brought smiles and pleasant memories to the residents, many of whom had previously owned dogs. Thank you to Canine Corral Kennels and to the members who made this trip a…

Vacation Bible School

Our 2016 Vacation Bible School will be held August 1-5 from 9:00am till 12:30pm. All children ages 2 through 11 (preschool through grade 5) are welcome! Register prior to July 3: $40 per child, $150 for families with 4 or more children. Register after July 3: $45 per child, $170 for Families with 4 or more children. Download…

Teddy Bear Picnic Sunday

July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day.  So we are inviting all of our “young” people to bring their Teddy Bears (or other stuffed animal) to church for a picnic at the 9:15 service.  We will have a Children’s Sermon, picnic and blessing of all the Teddy Bears who join us for worship.  We will give…

New Contemporary Worship Series

Pastor Jim goes on all those bird trips.  How does that relate to faith?  We thought he was a pastor, not an ornithologist.  The Contemporary Worship series the last several weeks will look at what “BIRDS” can teach us about our faith.  Come and join us for this fun and informative series.  See you there!

Spring Blood Drive

We will be hosting a Spring Blood Drive on Sunday, May 15th from 8:30am till 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please consider donating, or if you are unable, encourage a friend or family member to donate. You will be saving a life! There are sign-up sheets on the hallway and Fellowship Hall bulletin boards. For…

Services Auction

This year’s services auction was the best ever. We made over $15,000 and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Gail Parisi and everyone who helped make this year’s services auction a major success! Have a look at some photos from the event.

Soles4Souls

Please continue to gather your gently worn shoes, sandals, boots, etc., and bring them to church through the end of of March for Soles4Souls. This non-profit organization collects shoes and distributes them to those in need to provide life-saving protection from wounds, infections and the transmission of disease. Thanks to your support, we have collected…

Holy Week Worship Service Schedule

Please make time this week to worship and walk the path of Jesus. The path of celebration (The Last Supper), submission (in the garden), agonizing death (on the cross), waiting in the tomb and resurrection, (empty tomb). The journey has more meaning the more one experiences all that our Lord went through for us.   Join…

Attention Crafters

The CLC crafters will be meeting on March 14th and 21st at 7:30pm  to plan this year’s craft projects. Everyone is welcome. Please come with ideas! For more information contact Muriel Rowland at 265-0314.

Penates Womens Shelter Donations

Thanks to all who have donated trial sized toiletries, cosmetics and greeting cards.  Your generous donations were delivered this week to Penates Women’s Shelter, an organization which provides shelter and support services for homeless women in Suffolk County.  Since the beginning of the year, we have collected 109 bottles of shampoo, 85 bars of soap,…

Taste of Long Island

Our second Taste of Long Island made nearly $6,600.00. Almost 200 people attended and many local, and not so local, restaurants and merchants were represented. You can find a list of all of them with contact information here. The next time you visit them, please remember to thank them for participating in this year’s event.  Thanks to…

Lenten Worship

We will have a midweek Wednesday service at 11:30am.  We will be using the theme: “A Gospel of Nobodies” and Luke’s gospel.  On Sunday mornings there will be no Faith Walks this year.  Instead we are using “Six Shades of Purple” Lenten dramas. Lent is an opportunity to open ourselves to the grace, love and…

Lent is Coming

ASH WEDNESDAY IS FEBRUARY 10th. We will have two services at 12:00 noon and 7:30pm with the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Please bring in your palms from last year no later than Sunday, February 7 so they may be prepared for the worship services. We will have a midweek Wednesday service at 11:30am….

Restart

If you, like me, have a problem with your computer, sometimes you have to do a restart.  Or if you have been on your emails too long, you have to hit “refresh”.  How would that work if we could do a restart or refresh in our lives?  Now many of us no longer make New…

Paint-n-Pour

Our first Paint-n-Pour was a big success. 71 ladies attended and many called to let us know what a great time they had and when we can have another one.  Many thanks to our resident artist, Megan Schiek, and the many volunteers who made this very successful event possible.

Christmas Pageant

We held our annual Sunday School Christmas pageant and it was a major hit. Thanks to all of the Sunday School kids, teachers, assistants and other volunteers who made it such a success. Check out more pageant photos here.

Christmas Caroling

On Sunday, December 12th, residents of Atria Assisted Living joined in with CLC parishioners for an afternoon of Christmas caroling.  Lead by our Choir Director, Christine Kenny, who played Christmas favorites on the piano in the Atria dining room and accompanied members of the choir, congregation and residents in singing Christmas carols.  Later that day…

Pastor Jim’s Birthday Party

We had a big turnout for Pastor Jim’s birthday (we won’t say which one) party on Sunday, December 13th. Lots of food, fun and fellowship and giant chocolate chip cookies, of course. Have a look at some photos.

Breakfast With Santa

Bring the kids to Breakfast With Santa this Saturday, December 12th from 8:30am till 11:30am. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, coffee, juice and more then get a special treat from Santa. We’ll have raffles and crafts too! Bring a camera or we’ll take a photo for you. $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Stick…

Clothing Drive

Thanks to all who donated their gently used clothing during our Fall Clothing Drive.  Your donations went to disadvantaged individuals supported by the Long Island Council of Churches in Suffolk as well as the Interfaith Nutrition Network.  Thanks to Andrea Moon, Carolyn Tirrell and Liisa May for helping to sort all of your generous donations,…

Eyeglasses for Lions Club

Lions Clubs collect usable eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and frames to refurbish and donate to needy people throughout the world.  CLC parishioners continue to be regular contributors and have donated 116 pairs of glasses this year which were dropped off at the Lions collection bin at local libraries.  Our collection bin is located under the…

Thanksgiving Baskets

Through generous donations from our congregation, several Boy and Girl Scout troops as well as donations from Little Lights Christian Preschool, we provided 29 families with overflowing baskets to make Thanksgiving a happy one for needy families in the area who have reached out for our support.  Thanks to all who donated and a special…

Blood Drive

Our winter blood drive will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 8:30am till 1:00pm. Donating blood is a gift that you can be sure will make a difference in someone’s life! Please take the time to donate and help save a life.

Yoga Classes

Thursday Yoga Classes at CLC: On November 19th try a class for free! 4:00-5:00PM: “Get Fit Where You Sit” – a gentle form of yoga that adapts yoga poses through the use of a chair. The student is able to warm up the body safely and perform poses with more support and stability. This class…

Garage Sale

We’re holding our annual fall garage sale on Saturday, November 14th from 9:00am till 2:00pm. It’s indoors in our great hall, rain or shine. Something for everyone. Refreshments will be sold. Proceeds will benefit our youth program.

Spooktacular

CLC’s first Spooktacular was a screaming success. The hall and classrooms were elaborately decorated as a chamber of horrors and we had a costume contest for the kids. Food, games and crafts were included as well as a not-so-scary room for the little kids to hang out and watch cartoons. Thanks to all the volunteers…