THE LIFE Lutheran Church was planted in the “shell” of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Old Westbury in 2009 with Vicar Justin Vetrano leading the congregation. We began holding services on Thursday evenings, with a small group of parishioners from Resurrection Lutheran, in Garden City. From the start, the goal was to build a new kind of congregation: one that welcomes in all people, that is sacramental and liturgical, that focuses on the Good News of God’s love in Jesus.
We wanted to bring fresh life to ancient practices. And for that reason, we wrote some of our own worship pieces with the help of George Baum, from the band, Lost And Found. We put a lot of effort into finding songs that were easy to sing and yet theologically rich. We included children in prominent roles, and assembled a musical band filled with talented musicians who want to lead the congregation in singing, rather than performing for attention.
We faithfully continued those Thursday evening services and, as they grew, felt led to add Sunday morning services as well, starting Easter morning, in 2012. We’ve continued to grow in numbers and enthusiasm, adding programs and ministries, and looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the future.
If you’re looking for a church that is both ancient and modern, scriptural and liturgical, welcoming and supporting, come by and visit. Perhaps you’ll want to join us in
Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ: Reverently, Joyfully, Together.