Recent Events

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.


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….


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…


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.


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…

Sunday School starts September 13, 2015

Classes are offered from preschool (for those who turn 3 by 12/31/15) to 5th grade. Please complete and return this year’s registration form. The Registration form can be found in the INFORMATION section under FORMS or click  here. Rally Day picnic to follow at 11am

God’s Work Our Hands

For this year’s Gods Work Our Hands project, we decided to put together backpacks filled with school supplies on Rally Day ~ Sunday, September 13th. During the summer, the Gelchie girls put together a presentation board with “apples” that showed what supplies were needed (notebooks, pens / pencils, crayons, etc.). We collected many supplies (and…


VBS August 3rd –7th: Come to Mt Everst at CLC!  Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. We need tons of help; teachers, assistants, people who are crafty, people who can decorate, people who love kids and don’t mind the heat. Let me know if you can help. Please note:…

Confirmation Sunday June 7, 2015

On June 7, 12 of our young men and women celebrated their Confirmation. Each completed 3 years of Confirmation instruction on such subjects as the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Church, Prayer, Lutheran Doctrine, and the Sacraments. They have given 50 hours of their time to the church and community. They are now ready…

The flag must go up!

Check out the pictures when the Commack Fire Department came to the rescue to help raise our flag! After the rope holding the flag fell off the pole, the fire department sent a truck with a bucket to put it back up. Thanks for your help!


Sign up now for May 17th Blood Drive. Sheet in hallway. Please sign up in next two weeks  (before May 1st.)  If there isn’t interest, the Blood Drive will be cancelled. Those who want to give will be given information on other local drives. If anyone is interested in running future drives contact Andrea Moon as…

Spring Garage Sale – May 2

LUTHER LEAGUE GARAGE SALE MAY 2, 8:30-1:30: Start saving your used treasures that you discovered after Spring cleaning. You can bring them to church beginning April 26 and put them on the stage. Shop ‘til you drop! Something for everyone! Concession stand for the hungry and thirsty. Please help support the Luther League.

Taste of Long Island at CLC a big hit

The first ever at CLC! Premier food, wine and beer tasting event was a huge success. Many restaurants demonstrated their culinary and creative talents for us to taste. A few of these restaurants are, Andreas 25, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Filettos, Mezzanine Luna, Sweet Mamas, Great South Bay Brewery, The Spare Rib and more. Live…

The annual Palm Sunday/Easter Pageant in pictures

Our Sunday School presented the annual Palm Sunday/Easter Pageant on March 29.  Nicholas Pincott did a fantastic job filming all the scenes.  Mary Ann Stephens put it all together in a wonderful movie presentation.  The Jubilation Choir sang a beautiful song with the Choir, under the direction of Deanne Emory.  Emma Matz performed beautiful accompaniment…

A Night of Comedy

Christ Lutheran Church presents A Night of Comedy Entertainment by professional comedians from the award nominated show “Shut Up, Sit Down and Eat” and the John Engeman Theater. Join us in the great hall on Saturday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 (adults only*) which includes a 4 course homemade Italian meal. *This an adult-only show so we will…

Atria Assisted Living Cupcake Decoration

On Sunday March 22nd, CLC hosted a cupcake decorating event for the residents of Atria Assisted Living in East Northport.  Prepared with many dozens of cupcakes, icing and sprinkles donated by Joan Lundquist, Lisa Doht, Linda Carson & Debbie Keckler, CLCs Carol Ueckerman Smalls, her daughter Jen & several of Jen’s friends joined in to…

Services Auction

Our annual Services Auction was held on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30 pm. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship. Lots of items to bid on from cookies to vacations and plenty of snacks and refreshments. Another very successful event, thanks to Gail Parisi and all of her helpers, and all the donors…

Vicar Justin Kosec Ordination

Our previous vicar, Justin Kosec, has been chosen to be the new Pastor of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Smithtown. He is being Ordained and Installed on February 22, 2015 at 3 p.m. The Ordination and Installation Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church 30 Brooksite Dr. Smithtown NY 11787. All are welcome. Reception…

CLC and Canine Corral Puppies Visit Atria Assisted Living

On Wednesday, February 11th, CLC congregation members visited the Atria Assisted Living facility in East Northport, along with two Canine Corral employees and four 8-week old puppies. Over 40 Atria residents come in to see the puppies which were put on each persons lap to be petted and loved. Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins and Valentine Day…

Look Who Got the Pie in the Face!

Thank you to all who contributed to the jars to help fund the youth trip to Detroit next summer. After all the money in the jars was counted, Pastor Jim won the honor of getting the pie in the face. Here’s a picture in case you missed the event!  

Food, Folks, Fun and Football

If you missed it, you missed a lot! The Big Game on the Big Screen with food, fellowship and fun!   And what an exciting game it was! A great time was had by all. Check out photos of folks with our two giant Flat Jesus.

Christmas Services

Please note that in addition to 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 9:00pm, we will once again be offering an 11:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service.  We hope that you can join us for this or any of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (11:00am) services. See a description of each service.

Christmas Pageant

Our Sunday School Christmas Pageant was a big success. Great performances by all the kids and excellent costumes. Check out the photos of  the pageant here.

Breakfast With Santa

Bring the kids to Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, December 13th 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 your camera or we’ll take a photo for you. Adults $6.00, children $3.00.

CLC and Thrivent helping others

View the pictures here Wash Kits for the Homeless :  On Sunday, December 7th, the Sunday School children & many adults assembled wash kits containing washcloths, combs, soap, shampoo, tissues, etc. for the homeless guests of HIHI for distribution over the winter months.  With many hands doing the work & a Thrivent Action Team grant,…

32nd Annual Snowflake Craft Fair

This year’s Snowflake Craft fair will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am till 4:00pm. As always, everything is cooked, baked, prepared or handmade by our church members. Lunch, bake shop, raffles and more! Most items under $5.00. Admission is free.

CLC Playlist for Contemporary Worship

CLC Playlist The next Contemporary Worship theme is “CLC Playlist”.  We will be looking at songs and artists from the Billboard Top 40. Bands like Maroon 5, One Direction, Katy Perry, Nico and Vinz and Demi Lovato will be featured. Yes, Pastor Jim is preaching on One Direction. The series starts Sunday, October 26th. Don’t…

Oktoberfest at CLC!

Join us on October 18 from 3-9pm for our 9th annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival! Enjoy German Food, crafts, pumpkin patch, raffles, music and dancing. Family Fun for Everyone. Discount for early sign up. Click here for the sign up form.

Habitat for Humanity – Thrivent Builds

On Sept. 20,  13 members of CLC carpooled to a house in Mastic Beach to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for a young family with 2 pre-school children.  Before the weary group left, a 2 ft. trench had been dug around the house foundation, blue-jean insulation had been stuffed in rafters,…