January 5, 2014: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Dix Hills, NY, welcomes The Rev. Dr. Roy Minnix as its new Pastor with a jubilant service of installation, with music of the South Shore Brass accompanying Dr. Janet Pinto on the St. Luke Pipe Organ, along with the Vocal and Bell Choirs of St. Luke. The church, beautifully decorated for Christmas, added to the festive environment with the manger scene at the altar and a huge Chrismon Tree filled with shining hand made ornaments, the chrismons. The Rev. Dr. Dien Taylor, First Vice President, Atlantic District of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod was the Officiant, The Rev. Dr. David Benke, Bishop, Atlantic District of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod presided and preached. The St. Luke Parish embraces Pastor Minnix, his wife Jennifer, and their three children as they settle into their new home in Dix Hills. Under the guidance of Pastor Minnix, St. Luke begins another chapter in its history as it recently celebrated 50 years of service to the Dix Hills and many neighboring communities. St. Luke Lutheran Church is located at 20 Candlewood Path, Dix Hills, NY, just off Vanderbilt Parkway, a church where all are welcome.