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Oct 01, 2017 03:08 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Newsletter
Oct 27, 2014 02:51 PM
Imagine if, on Halloween, a little costumed character outside your front door thanked you for the candy and then said, “Now I have a treat for you!” and handed you some chocolate in return. Children from the Sunday School classes at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Rochelle have "reverse trick-or-treating"—and educating their community about the importance of fair trade—for the past five years.
Oct 13, 2014 02:52 AM
A boardwalk pavilion at Sunken Meadow State Park on the north shore of Long Island is the site for a unique summer Bible study that draws members from numerous congregations of the Metropolitan New York Synod. The Beach Bible Study began in 2001, and recently expanded to invite leaders and participants from the Western Suffolk Conference.
Jul 21, 2014 05:00 PM
The eight Lutheran congregations on Staten Island have made a tradition of gathering annually for a picnic worship.
Jun 23, 2014 03:15 PM
In the face of a significantly diminished congregation and a building that would require $10 million to stabilize, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Brooklyn closed recently. Plans are already underway to maintain a ministry presence in the Clinton Hill community.
Feb 11, 2014 09:04 PM
Building on our strengths, the vibrant congregation of First, Poughkeepsie is awarded a challenge grant from Synod Council to assist with capital repairs.
Aug 12, 2013 07:27 PM
Hurricane Irene may be a distant memory for those living in the metro New York area, especially in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but people living farther upstate are still coping with the damage.
Jul 25, 2013 03:32 PM
A small congregation works with the local library and Thrivent chapter to send books to a member doing missionary work in Thailand.
May 18, 2013 10:52 PM
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi) started its annual Meal Packing Event as a response to the earthquake in Haiti that claimed the life of one of their teacher’s husbands. On April 11-13, LuHi hosted its third Meal Packing Event and this was the largest such servant event yet.
Feb 25, 2013 02:04 PM
On Ash Wednesday, five people from Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Manhattan walked to Union Square to offer ashes and prayer for anyone seeking the blessing of God.
Jan 09, 2013 04:41 PM
Challenged by Peter Steinke's book, A Door Set Open, St. Paul's, East Northport sets up a mission school to to equip people to become more aware of the importance of mission in the church.
Nov 20, 2012 12:41 AM
Following Hurricane Sandy, Lutherans throughout the synod were dealing with missing shingles, downed wires, long lines for gasoline, fallen trees, and lengthy power outages. Those that had been spared asked, “How can we help?”
Oct 31, 2012 02:14 PM
Long Island congregations work together to collect 5,042 pairs of shoes which will result in 10,000 people getting clean water every week of every year.
Sep 24, 2012 05:40 PM
Basement Stage Theater is a labor of love for members of Christ, Newburgh, as well as a community outreach tool.
Jun 26, 2012 12:13 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Baldwin has a simple ministry that thrives off of diversity: their monthly book club. It began a few years back as a time for people to discuss a book they had read. What they have gained is a window into other people’s lives and not just in the stories unfolding in the books.
Mar 27, 2012 03:14 PM
Big things are happening at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett—heavy machinery sits on the property and foundations are being poured. It’s an active construction site as a longtime dream of the congregation comes true.
Mar 05, 2012 10:09 PM
St. Peter's, Baldwin comes up with a clever holiday idea to strengthen community connections.
Feb 14, 2012 01:54 PM
Quilting and knitting groups are all the rage in Lutheran parishes, so the odds are less likely that you'll walk into a church on a Wednesday morning and find a group of women feeding metal plates through a special machine that creates pages for Braille books. But two congregations in our synod have a unique ministry for visually impaired people.
Nov 15, 2011 08:37 PM
Confirmation student organizes a metal showcase to live out his faith.
Sep 27, 2011 12:54 PM
Children are more likely to be involved and stay involved in the church if there are people there (besides their family) who know them and call them by them by their first name. Knowing that piece of information, Pastor Kim Wilson decided to create Blessing Buddies, an intentional ministry to build intergenerational relationships between Sunday School kids and older adults.
Jun 14, 2011 08:10 PM
As unemployment, under-employment and the recession affect more people, Lutheran congregations throughout Nassau County are regularly partnering with Lutheran Social Services of New York’s New Life Center in Uniondale.
Apr 11, 2011 02:58 PM
For the past year, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brooklyn, has been partnering with Bay Ridge United Methodist Church to bring an honest conversation about aging, dying, and spirituality to the neighborhood.
Mar 16, 2011 08:05 PM
Twenty-four steaming soups. Two hungry judges. One Golden Ladle. Sounds like a new Food Network competition, doesn’t it? But this was the scene in the basement of Messiah Lutheran Church at the Staten Island South Shore Soup Off.
Dec 13, 2010 07:08 PM
No longer just a hymn title, “Shall we gather at the river?” was recently a serious question asked from one group of Lutherans to another.
Oct 01, 2010 09:48 PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Camp has been served by 47 pastors, worshipped in six different church buildings, produced four seminarians, and seen at least one church fire. And this year, the synod’s oldest congregation—established in 1710—is celebrating its 300th birthday on October 17.
Sep 01, 2010 09:38 PM
A few years ago, it probably seemed like it would never happen. Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville was exploring installing photovoltaic solar panels on its roof. The price--$190,000--seemed exorbitant.​
Aug 02, 2010 09:30 PM
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Hicksville turns 100 this year and, like many other congregations with anniversaries, they have been holding special events to mark the occasion.
Jun 15, 2010 08:56 PM
Healthy women can produce healthy families, churches, and communities. Healthy women can develop healthy, more just and more holistic societies.
Feb 01, 2010 03:43 PM
Three small congregations being served by two retired pastors, six miles apart. No, it’s not a math problem—it was the situation that prompted three congregations to think about the future of their ministries, cooperatively.
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