THE INSTALLATION OF MNYS BISHOP PAUL EGENSTEINER
LET US PRAY: Ever-living God, strengthen and sustain bishops, that with patience and understanding they may love and care for your people. Grant that together they may follow in the way of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. —From Evangelical Lutheran Worship
The election of a new bishop is reason to celebrate, which we will do on Saturday, November 16, at 2:00 pm. It is important to remember that in addition to serving in and on behalf of your synod, our newly elected bishop serves on behalf of the whole Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Therefore, we welcome Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, who will preach and preside.
In worship, as we install Bishop Egensteiner, we will celebrate Christ’s presence in Word and Sacrament. The Metropolitan New York Synod enjoys God’s blessing of rich diversity, for we are united in Christ.
We are also one Church among many churches and faith traditions in the greater metro NY area. Thus, our synod will also welcome representatives of the wider Church, including our full communion partners along with leaders of other religious traditions with whom we serve the common good.
We are pleased to gather at the historic Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine; the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and chartered as a house of prayer for all people. We are most grateful for their hospitality.
A reception at which you may greet our new bishop and one another, will follow the liturgy. Please join us in this celebration of our ministry together!
*MNYS will be taking photos during the Bishop's Installation Service. Images may be used in press releases, printed publicity and published in our email program or social media channels. If you would prefer for you or your child not to be photographed, please send us an email to [email protected].
ALL ARE WELCOME!
WE GIVE THANKS FOR OUR DIVERSITY
Participants are encouraged to wear clothing reflective of their culture.
WE GIVE THANKS FOR OUR CHILDREN
Children are wanted and welcome to attend.
WE GIVE THANKS FOR OUR ORDAINED LEADERS & JUDICATORY HEADS
Judicatory Heads, Bishops, and Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament, and of Word and Service, are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is red. Those participating in the procession should gather at the cathedral at 1 p.m.
WE GIVE THANKS BY GIVING
The offering is received for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, which supports Ordained Ministers and Lay Leaders in times of crisis or opportunities. Write checks payable to “Metro NY Synod”.
Would you like make a donation toward the MNYS Bishop Installation Service? Your generous gift makes it possible to host this special event, provide hospitality for our ecumenical guests, enable musicians and dancers to lead the assembly in singing and dancing God's praise, and to broaden the worship participation by offering the service via live stream.
✤ "We Are Church" Circle | $2,500 and more
in generous support of Reception Food and Drinks
✤ Magnificat Circle | $1,500 - $2,499
in generous support of Ecumenical Hospitality
✤ Global Communion Circle | $1,000 - $1,499
in generous support of Musicians
✤ Fortress Circle| $750 - $999
in generous support of Dancers
✤ Martin Luther Circle | $250 - $749
in generous support of Technicians, Professional Personnel and Event Staff
✤ Katharina von Bora Circle | $100 - $249
in generous support of Printing and Festive Displays
✤ Philipp Melanchthon Circle | up to $99
in generous support of Flowers, Candles, and Settings
Gifts received by October 1 will be acknowledged in the printed materials for this event.
Send checks payable to MNYS, with "Bishop Installation
" in the memo line, to: 475 Riverside Drive Suite 1620, New York, NY 10115
. You can also use the "Add-On" feature on the registration page
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sue Brandt at [email protected]