Interim Pastor

Laurie Cline

revlcline@optonline.net

 

Office Administrator

Laurie Alexander

parish_coordinator@christlutheranit.org

 

Music Director

Kevin Merkel

kevinlmerkel@gmail.com

From the Pastor's Desk

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church! That is the greeting I received upon arriving for my new call as interim pastor at this congregation. We have been serving this community for 107 years and we desire to continue to serve the spiritual and practical needs of our community for decades to come.

We have begun our Lenten journey that leads to the cross, and then ultimately to the joy of the Resurrection. Lent is a time of reflection, prayer, and giving. It is a time when we focus on our repentance, which means not just saying we are sorry for our sins, but that we do a “180” and turn our lives around. On our Lenten journey here at Christ, we are focusing on the healing and saving ministry that Jesus brought to this world to help and strengthen us for the task of ministry to which we are called.

We continue to serve our congregation with inspiring worship, beautiful music, opportunities for learning for all ages, pastoral care, fellowship and, of course, serving others. We are pleased to have many community groups use our space including Scouts, Homemakers and AA. We contribute to the community food pantry at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in East Islip and Mercy Soup Kitchen in Wyandanch.

Please join us at 10 am on Sundays for worship, followed by coffee hour – an opportunity to get to know one another – and Sunday school. On Tuesday evenings during Lent we gather for soup, salad and bread and share informal Lenten devotions.

Welcome to Christ Lutheran Church! That is the greeting you will receive when you enter our church.

Join us on our journey!

May God bless and keep you,

Interim Pastor Laurie Cline