St. Luke Lutheran Church &
Early Childhood Center
20 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills, NY 11746
(631) 499-8656
Rev. Dr. Roy W. Minnix, Pastor

St. Luke Lutheran Church & Early Childhood Center

St. Luke Lutheran Church Ministries

St Luke Lutheran Church Ministries - Missions - Thrivent Builds- Habitat for Humanity

Missions and Social Concerns

For decades St. Luke Lutheran church has engaged actively in Outreach to the local communities, the nation, and abroad. 


Thrivent Builds/Habitat for Humanity
St Luke Church participates in two builds with Habitat for Humanity with the support of Thrivent Builds.


Easter Baskets
Each year during Lent, St Luke Church delivers Easter Baskets to Helping Hands for distribution to children in need.Congregants have the opportunity to pick up empty baskets and fill them with goodies for an individual child; either a boy or a girl. 


"Souper Bowl of Caring"
On "Soup Bowl Sunday," St. Luke collects cans of soup and cash donations from the congregation for the hungry in our community. Last year, the food and proceeds were donated to Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station. This year we delivered approximately 45 cases of soup to their pantry.  Thank you Congregants for your generous Donations


Thanksgiving Baskets
Each year St. Luke collects Thanksgiving baskets for the less fortunate in our area.


Angel Tree
Each Christmas St. Luke participates in the Angel Tree Program, a program in which prison inmates choose presents for their children, which are purchased and delivered by members of the church. The names of these children along with the gift requested is posted on our church bulletin board after Thanksgiving so that there is plenty of time to deliver the gifts to these little angels.
Here is a link to their site: www.angeltree.org


Lutheran World Relief
St. Luke participates year-round in helping support this global outreach of our church. We also get involved with "as needed" participation as events occur.  
Here is a link to their site:  http://www.lwr.org


Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
St. Luke has a longstanding partnership with the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent is involved with all facets of congregational life, including but not limited to: insurance, estate planning, philanthropic activities and scholarships. 
Here is a link to their site http://www.thrivent.com


Lutheran Counseling Center
St. Luke is a satellite location for the Lutheran Counseling Center, a service organization based in Hempstead, NY which brings (discuss services) to the Western Suffolk area. The goal of the Lutheran Counseling Center is to provide practical alternatives families and individuals in the context of a Christian perspective. Activities include family counseling, drug counseling and numerous other activities. 
For more information contact Molly Blancke at (516) 741-0994.


Helping Hand Rescue Mission
Longstanding Huntington-based charity that provides help to those in need. Activities include clothing drives, soup kitchen, food pantry. St. Luke's offers ongoing financial and spiritual support to this local ministry.


Boy Scouts Troop 309 (Dix Hills)
Boy Scouts meet weekly in the Education Building.
Here's a link to their site: http://www.bsatroop309.com/home.aspx


LCMS Atlantic District
St Luke allocates funds each year through the budget to support the ministry of the district in support of local congregations and mission efforts.
Here is a link to the Atlantic District homepage: http://www.ad-lcms.org

Honduras Medical Mission Trips
Dot Mock and a group of volunteers travel to the Honduras to distribute medical supplies and immunizations to the local people. This mission trip usually occurs bi-annually
St Luke Lutheran Church Ministries - Evangelism Free Car Wash

Evangelism

Evangelism is charged with bringing the message of The Word into the community. Through various events (Car wash, blessing of the animals, Angel's Arms Baby shower, mailbox hangings, etc) in the community and at St. Luke, the Evangelism committee spreads God's love and the word of the Gospel. Join this wonderful group at any meeting or contact Jackie Todaro:

[email protected]

Parish Life
The Parish Life Committee plans and organizes special events throughout the year to provide opportunities for fellowship among our St. Luke family. Some of the recent events have included "Dinner for Eight" where couples take turns hosting three other couples for dinner. St. Luke day at Splish Splash, Oktoberfest, "Dance Like a Star", Weekly Coffee Hours between services and receptions following big events. These fun events are where lifelong friendships with our church family members begin.

Stewardship
"Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes." Stewards “belong” to God and, as they mature, they seek out God’s will for their stewardship attitudes and practices. We Christians have not just been “saved from” but we have also been “saved for,” that is, saved for doing good works which honor God and bless others. Stewards support that work with their time, talents and resources as they are led by the Spirit.

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Christian Education

Sunday School
Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 - Grade 5 at 9:30 am every Sunday unless otherwise noted on the calendar during the school year. Our curriculum centers on getting to know the teachings of Jesus Christ and learning to relate to ourselves and each other in a Christian way. This training culminates in the child's first communion, which takes place in the fifth grade. Find out more...


Confirmation
This special Pastoral ministry to young people in the 6, 7, and 8th grades prepares them
to reaffirm the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during the Rite of Confirmation at the end of their 8th Grade year.

Find out more...


Bible Study

Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am led by Pastor Minnix.
Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m led by the deacons.
1st Saturday of the month Men’s Ministry Bible study at 8:30 a.m. led by Paul Elgert


VBS (Vacation Bible School)

Each summer St. Luke holds a week long Vacation Bible School for children preschool age to grade 6, centered on the teachings of Jesus, knowing and loving Him, and Loving one another. The week, usually the last week in June is Mon-Fri, 9:30am-12:30pm, will be announced via email and at worship. Check the Calendar for the exact dates

St. Luke Early Childhood Center Fun

St. Luke Preschool & Early Childhood Center

N.Y. State Licensed, St. Luke is designed to assist parents by providing a Christian Early Childhood Program where children are helped and encouraged to grow, learn, and develop physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Programs offered are Mommy & Me, Toddler's Learn & Play, Three year old Preschool,  and Pre-K for four and five years old. Visit our pages for more information.

Board of Worship
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The Board of Worship is responsible for all the components of worship at St. Luke. The Board oversees a large dedicated group which includes ushers, acolytes, communion assistants, lay readers, musicians, choirs, sound and video technicians, and the altar guild, and of course, those who make the schedules for everyone.

The altar guild maintains and supplies all the elements of the service, including paraments, eucharist, wine, the eternal light, tidying up the pews and more.

Please give some prayerful consideration to joining the worship assistant team.

Interested in Serving as a Worship Assistant?  Let us know! Fill out the Online form. Scroll down to Board of Worship to access the form.

Music Ministry

Go to the Music Ministry Page to learn more about the children and adult choirs