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We have many wonderful ministries to be a part of and that will help grow your faith.

Ministries

Building Community

Children and Family

In addition to weekly Sunday School and childcare for our youngest attendees, the church hosts many programs for children and families. This includes religious programs like baptisms, communion, confirmation and Vacation Bible School, as well as events like family beach nights, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, bowling parties and more.

Fellowship and Outreach

At COSL, we show up for those in our church community, as well as people in need both near and far. We host congregational events like Oktoberfest, Trivia Night, wine tastings and pool parties that foster fellowship within the congregation. 

Our “Knitwits” are a knitting ministry that creates prayer shawls, blankets for graduating students of the congregation and baptismal blankets. The “Stammtisch Group” is an informal gathering held regularly to have friendly discussions on designated topics in the German language. 

We have a longstanding partnership with the New Life Center (part of Lutheran Social Services of New York), with food and clothing drives as well as many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We’re here for each other in both the good and bad times, providing people with support and connection particularly during times of illness or grief.

Worship and Music

Music is a way to connect to each other and God and we’re passionate about music here at COSL. We have an active choir and feature talented soloists each week, bringing in outside musicians for special events. Even the young kids perform in the bell choir! Many folks contribute to creating a welcoming, beautiful and moving service each Sunday, from the greeters and ushers to acolytes and lectors.

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Virtual Bible Study will resume in the fall

The Western Nassau Conference of the Metropolitan New York Synod is holding its weekly Zoom Bible study sessions on each Wednesday for one hour. Pastor John Jurik leads the discussion. Each week the upcoming Sunday lectionary readings are discussed. Since each week is different, everyone should be comfortable joining any week they are available. All are welcome!

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