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.

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Creative? Like to Decorate? VBS Needs You!

We need people with imagination and ideas to transform areas of CLC for “To Mars and Beyond.” Please text Joan (516-330-8884) to join a committee for 1 hour to plan or for Sunday August 4 to decorate. VBS needs U...

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Help Clean the Kitchen

Monday, July 15, 3:00pm. Please save any Amazon boxes so we can empty cabinets. Anyone storing items in the kitchen, please remove them if possible. Thank you, John. For info call: 427-0404

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Music Quiz Answers

What other sets of initials are associated with Johann Sebastian Bach?

INJ - written on even his secular manuscripts - In Nomine Jesu - In the name of Jesus
JJ - written at the start of many of his manuscripts - Jesu Juva - Jesus help me

SDG - written at the bottom of manuscripts - Soli Deo gloria - Glory to God alone. Also used by George Friderich Handel, the composer of The Messiah.
BWV - Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis is a catalogue of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1950.
Thanks to all who participated. Watch for the new quiz on the bulletin board. Dotty

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19th Annual Bible Study at the Beach

We gather at the boardwalk pavilion at Sunken Meadow State Park each Wednesday at 9:30am from July 3 through August 28 for worship and prayer, Bible study and conversation, led by Pastors from the Synod's Western Suffolk Conference. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own beach chair and a Bible. This year the topic is Discipleship - the stories of the men and women who heard Christ's call and who's lives were forever changed by their encounter with the Lord.

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Summer Blood Drive

In an effort to raise critically low blood supplies during the summer months the Blood Center will be having a blood drive at Christ Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 28th from 8:30am to 1pm. They will be offering two Mets tickets or a $5 gift card to all donors. If you are able, please consider donating, or ask a family member or friend to participate. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Torres at the Blood Center (516) 478-5064. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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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.

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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.

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New Contemporary Worship Series

Contemporary Worship is starting a new series. We are looking at songs by Bob Dylan to find ways to hear about our faith and grace. The liturgy is written from lyrics from songs he wrote in his Christian phase “Slow Train Coming” Join us for this fun and faith-filled series. See you there.

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New Bible Study Series

Wednesday morning Bible Study is starting a new unit. The session promises to be interesting and informative. Starting April 10th we will be reading “Accident Saints” by Nadia Bolz-Weber. It is a modern story of grace, finding God in all the wrong people. Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a voice in the 21st Century that assists us in encountering God in new and surprising ways. You will not want to miss this study. See you there.

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VBS Is Coming!

VBS will be Aug. 5 – 9, 9:00am - 12:30pm and we are going “To Mars and Beyond … Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You.” for ages 3 through 11, Preschool through Grade 5. $25. Per child ( $90. for families of 4 or more children). Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in hallway, on the CLC website & Messenger. Questions: Contact Joan Lundquist or MaryAnn Stephens at clcvbs2019@gmail.com.

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Coupons for Troops

A volunteer is needed to sort the coupons. If you can help out for an hour or two each month and sort the precut coupons please call. Angela Casano 680-6813.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Service on the Sound Photos

We had our annual Service on the Sound at Sunken Meadow Beach. The weather was beautiful and it was our best-attended service yet. Some folks on the boardwalk joined our service as well. The picnic after the service was our biggest and best ever. There’s not enough room in this post to describe all the food but you can check some of it out in the last photo (there were a few other tables of food not pictured in the photo). Thanks to Deanne Emory, Barbara Haerter, Liisa May and their volunteers for coordinating this event and a big thanks to Howard Johnson for supplying a huge amount of food – everyone went home with leftovers and we gave the rest to other picnickers. Check out the photos here.