Recent Events

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…

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…

Get Ready For VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Aug 3-7

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!

SPRING BLOOD DRIVE

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,…

A Benefit for Bennett’s Sister

Thank you to all who came out to the Spaghetti Dinner to support Bennett’s Sister.  Christ Lutheran’s own Bennett Giannetta is expecting a sister . We have just learned his sister (due in November) has the same HEART DEFECT, (Tetralogy of Fallot) (TOF) as Bennett has. There was only a 4% chance that Bennett’s sister…

13th Annual Fun and Fellowship Retreat

13th Annual Fun and Fellowship Retreat The 13th Annual Fun and Fellowship Retreat will be held September 14th – 16th. Looking ahead – mark your calendars for a wonderful gathering at The Riedlbauers Resort at Round Top, New York.  All inclusive rate pp $173.00.  Spread the word and invite family and friends along. Talk to Ingrid.

God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 7, 2014

At CLC, East Northport, it was “Teddy Bear Sunday” The entire congregation made bears, donated bears, made bear clothes. VBS students wrote notes. The bears will be going, through Hugs Across America, to traumatized and ill children through Gift of Hope, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital and Momma’s House.   CLC participated in the ELCA’s God’s…

Thanks to Our VBS Volunteers and Partners!

VBS was a fun filled week (August 4-8) of Weird Animals and a study of Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love! Vacation Bible School is a project that culminates in a one-week celebration of God’s love. It takes so much more to prepare. We thank all the members of the congregation who donated items, time and prayers to…

Good-bye to Vicar Justin

  On Sunday, July 27th, we had a send-off potluck brunch for Vicar Justin. Thank you Vicar Justin for a wonderful year. It has been our pleasure to have you as our vicar and to watch you grow in your ministry. Good luck to you and all God’s blessings for your future. Don’t forget to…

Flat Jesus Is Here!

Flat Jesus has begun his travels and even made some new friends along the way. Check out where Flat Jesus has been so far. If you haven’t taken flat Jesus somewhere, what are you waiting for? The challenge is for you to take Flat Jesus with you everywhere you go this summer; on vacation, visiting, on…

Last Day of Sunday School – June 8

On the last day of Sunday School, the children planted sunflower seeds in a container to bring home.  The kids also decorated bags that will be used to deliver prayer shawls.  It was a fun ending to a wonderful Sunday School year!       

Confirmation June 1, 2014

On June 1, eleven 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…

Elizabethtown College Choir and Jazz Band come to CLC

Christ Lutheran Church had the privilege of hosting the Elizabethtown College Concert Choir and Jazz Band in concert on Monday evening, May 19th at 7:30.  The congregation and many friends of the community were treated to an awesome night of talented musicians offering a wide range of interesting music. Comments were heard such as “They should…

Springtime Family Social – and a surprise!

What a wonderful event this was. In addition to being a Springtime Family social, it was also a surprise celebration to commemorate the 20th anniversary of our organist, Christine, at CLC. Thank you to Christine for 20 wonderful years of music! Thanks to all who came to the event and to those who cooked, baked,…

Spring/Summer Clothing Drive a huge success!

Thanks to the efforts of 14 energetic volunteers and the generosity of CLC, 2 SUVs fully packed with gently used summer clothes were donated to the L.I. Council of Churches storefront mission in Riverhead. Many thanks to the volunteers who sorted, folded and packed the approximately 50 large bags: Penny & Mike McKeever, Grace, Karrleigh…

Quilts and Prayer Shawls

Members of our congregation have been busy making quilts, of which some will go to the veterans in the Veterans Hospital in Northport. Prayer shawls, knitted and crocheted with love and prayers, are delivered by Pastor Jim and Vicar Justin to our members who are ill, in the hospital or homebound. These prayer shawls give…

Services Auction – May 3rd

Once again, our services auction was a huge success, raising over $11,000. Thanks to all who organized, donated, baked, set up, cleaned up, and the hundreds of behind the scenes jobs required to make this event a winner! Click here to view the picture gallery of the event.

Springtime VBS – A Huge Success!

28 volunteers and 34 children were greatly enriched with the observation and celebration of holy week . Thanks to everyone who made this time so meaningful and memorable. CLC is a great place for fellowship and sharing God’s love.

Palm Sunday pageant

At the 9:15 service, our Sunday School shared their Palm Sunday message to a full house in the Great Hall. The children worked hard to learn their lines and songs. Part of the program was presented in a PowerPoint presentation on the big screen. The Young Gospel Singers and Jubilation Choir also sang. 

Soles 4 Souls shoe collection

The final count is in….. CLC collected 1,047 pairs of shoes for those less fortunate around the world! 33 houses of worship, businesses and clubs from the Northport/East Northport area collected approximately 15,000 pairs of shoes in total, making CLC one of the largest contributors.  Thank you to  everyone who helped this effort, especially confirmation…

Friendly’s Fundraiser

Let’s have a very Friendly CLC dinner Monday, February 10th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 15% of all purchases made at Friendly’s on this date and time will be donated to CLC. Download a flyer here. You must present the flyer when you arrive at Friendly’s in Commack, on the corner of Indian Head Road and…