April 2020 Archive for From a Lay Leader's Desk

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


Earth Day

Apr 21, 2020
St. Paul wrote to the Philippians: “Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me.” (Philippians 3:13.) We will reach the end of this pandemic. Why not use Earth Day to consider what we want to take from these terrible times into a better future?

A Message from Branden Dupree, MNYS Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop

Apr 14, 2020
Generosity is our best investment. Know that people will be standing on the shoulders of how we respond generously today. We are church together.

It’s Okay to Be Sad

Apr 06, 2020
This year, there will be no church-hopping, no meeting Lutherans from the Hudson conference, no Easter vigil to keep watch with my fellow faithful. In the midst of this terrible coronavirus, Bishop Eaton and Bishop Egensteiner have told us to shelter in place and practice physical distancing. For the safety us all, we have to heed their advice, even during the time when we most want to be together.