March 2020 Archive for From a Lay Leader's Desk

A series of opinion articles from lay leaders in our synod.


Earth Day Plus 50: The Fierce Urgency of Now!

Mar 30, 2020
The synod environmental stewardship committee is on the lookout for inspiring Earth Sunday ideas to be shared in these days of individual isolation. One great idea comes from Christ Lutheran in East Northport which has distributed a “Personal Covenant With God’s Creation” The covenant covers many areas of our everyday life that we sometimes overlook as stewards. The church is asking as many congregants as possible to sign onto the covenant before Earth Day.

Retrofitting your Church with LED Lights will save about 50% annual Electric Energy costs

Mar 05, 2020
PSEG has an Energy Efficiency Program which rebates up to 70% of the cost of buying the LED Lights. St. John’s Church, Pastor Perry Kirschbaum, Merrick, NY, has recently completed such a change from conventional lighting to LED Bulbs, with a 50 % estimated savings on our annual Electric Bill on going.