What's Happening

Here's what's happening now - but don't forget to check out the Events page and Calendar for all events coming up.


Landscape Committee

Now that all the overgrown landscape is gone in front of the church it is time to see what we can replace it with. A committee is forming to do some research and get estimates. If you are interested talk with Pastor Jim or call the church office. Also, if you want some plants in honor/celebration /memory of a loved one, please contact the office. Let’s make the front of the church as welcoming as possible and that takes your help. Please consider volunteering.


Do You Love Music?

Want to perform but not sure where? Look no further! We are now looking for new instrumentalists and vocalists to be a part of our worship team :) Beginner to intermediate - there’s a place for you here! Please e-mail Rebecca Pissalidis to learn how to become a part of our contemporary worship band!!”

Backpack Blessing Photos

Service on the Sound Photos

We had another great Service on the Sound! Thanks to Deanna Sauer and her helpers for the worship service - Deanne Emory, Sharon Tyson, Liisa May David Cliff, Michael Winning and all the musicians and singers; and the picnic - Howard Johnson (purveyor of fine food and today’s grillmaster), Barbara Haerter, Woody Sauer, Andrea Brovetto, and everyone on the cleanup crew. It was a bit breezy but, as usual, we had enough food to feed four or five congregations. But hey, that’s par for the course. Check out the photos.

Vacation Bible School Photos

Ever wonder what goes on at VBS? (Hint … a lot). Check out all the photos here.


Confirmation Class Starting

Confirmation class will begin on Sunday, September 15 at 5:30pm. There will be an important meeting for Confirmation parents on September 11 at 7:00pm where we will be handing out schedules, signing up for meals and answering questions. Please try to attend.

Bible Study Returns

Starting Wednesday, September 11 at 9:30am we will be looking at Paul's first letter to the Corinthians and how he navigated through controversies and conflicts to start the first church.
Our Sunday evening Bible Study begins on September 15 at 7:30pm. We will be using "Rehearsing Scripture" by Anna Carter Florence, that has us reading the bible as a community theater.
Please join us for one or both!


Coffee Hour Starting Back Up

Coffee Hour begins again on September 8th. Please sign up for setup or cleanup so we can continue to offer this fellowship hour every Sunday.


Contemporary Worship Returns

Join us for another season of Contemporary Worship beginning on September 8 at 11:15am. Our theme for September will be "I Said This, You Heard That", a look at communications skills. We welcome Rebecca Pissalidis, our new director. This is a great time to check out the Praise Team; any instrument or voice is welcome.


Atria Kindness Rocks Photos

Everyone had a great time painting and sharing kindness rocks on Friday, July 19th. Here are some pictures.


Handbell Choir News

The CLC handbell choir will be starting rehearsals again in the fall. If you are a current member of the handbell choir or are interested in becoming a member download this survey and let us know which days and times you'd prefer to rehearse.


Meet Our New Bishop-Elect

The Rev. Paul Egensteiner, a pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantille is the new Bishop-Elect of the Metropolitan New York Synod. Click here to learn more about Bishop-Elect Paul Egensteiner. The formal rite of installation will take place on November 16th at St. John the Divine Cathedral in Manhattan. Please keep Pastor Egensteiner in your prayers as he completes a period of transition and mentorship with acting Bishop Donald J. McCoid.

Evening at the Oasis Photos

Over 140 people attended our third annual Evening at the Oasis dance festival. It was a fun evening with great dance performances. Thanks to Melissa McParland and all the volunteers and dancers who worked so hard to make this event possible. Check out the photos here.


Service Auction Photos

We had a hugely successful service auction. Many thanks to Gail Parisi, John Tyson and all the folks who made it possible by helping with setup and takedown, getting items for baskets, donating services and just showing up at the auction. We couldn’t have done it without you. Check out some photos here.

Atria Puppies Photos

The puppies had a great time visiting the residents at Atria on March 29th. Thank you to Mike Monte for bringing the puppies and creating smiles all around! Check out a few photos here.

Confirmation Retreat

Everyone had a great time at our confirmation retreat at Shelter Island. Thanks very much to our volunteer chaperones for making our trip a success!

Habitat for Humanity Photos

Eight CLC volunteers helped with a house project in Roosevelt in Nassau County on Saturday, March 23rd. Thank you to these generous church members who gave their time and effort to help a family own their own home. We know how to insulate a house now! Check out the photos here.


Sunday School Christmas Pageant Photos

Our Sunday School did a great job on their Christmas Pageant. Thanks to Lisa Cellura and all the Sunday School teachers and kids. You can see some photos of the pageant here.