Presidents Message to the Congregation -

September is behind us. Rally Day was a success and Sunday School is up and running. The full Bell Choir has already had their first performance! Confirmation classes have started and before we know it –Christmas will be here.

This has been a difficult year due to Covid—that’s not news to anyone and I’m grateful and proud of the way ORLC was able to move forward. Worship has been in person since July 2020, along with video on YouTube, and although we are back to wearing masks in church, attendance has been slowly growing.
I feel blessed when I see my ORLC family on Sunday mornings!

I thank all the people that work to keep the church open. I would try to name you all but I would definitely forget someone and then I’m in trouble!

Pastor Nale has consented to be our coverage pastor. This means he is available for any pastoral concerns, he is very flexible and anxious to help in any way he can. There are a few Sundays that Pastor Nale won’t be able to conduct service due to prior commitments. Good news is that he will be with us for Christmas! That being said----

I know everyone is wondering when we will be getting a permanent pastor! The process is a slow one but a thorough one. The Call Committee has interviewed candidates and are in the process of second interviews. This is a dedicated group of people that are in discernment and they need our prayers. I thank this group for their hard work!

Please consider volunteering for the Harvest Fair. We need people for a variety of tasks—there is something to do for everyone! There will be a meeting of volunteers on Sunday 10/10 after church. Please come! Let’s make the day a success!

God’s Blessings,
Ann Dolega

Council President




Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Seaford, Long Island, New York