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Welcome to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church! 

Hybrid Worship Schedule

“The Holy Spirit gathers people around the means of grace – the saving word of God and the sacraments; from the table of communion where Jesus Christ comes with forgiveness, life, and salvation, God sends us to share the good news and to care for those in need.”  (Evangelical Lutheran Worship)

Hybrid Worship is an act of faith that Christ will be with us as we gather to worship as one body in multiple locations.  We believe that we can overcome the limitations imposed by the current pandemic in particular as well as other obstacles that may physically separate us from one another.  We are grateful to have technology that allows people gathered in-person and those present through virtual platforms to worship as one body in Christ.  Please continue to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us as we embrace the challenges of worship and ministry during this deadly pandemic.
  • Upcoming Worship Services:

    • February:
      • February 5th:
        • 5th Sunday of Epiphany: Rev. John Backe (Service of Word and Sacrament with Communion)
      • February 12th:
        • 6th Sunday of Epiphany: Rev. Brooke Swertfager (Service of Word and Sacrament with Communion)
      • February19th:
        • Transfiguration of our Lord: Rev. John Backe (Service of Word and Sacrament with Communion)
      • February 22nd:
      • February 26th:
        • 1st Sunday of Lent: Rev. John Backe (Service of Word and Sacrament with Communion)
The tentative schedule for the Zoom stream moving forward is that on the FIRST Sunday of every month we will have ONLY in-person services, hybrid services otherwise. If you are joining us in-person for hybrid worship on the days offered, please read the in person guidelines.  Please virtually join Sundays at 11:00 AM EDT (prelude begins at 1055)


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About GA...

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church is a Christian community dedicated to growing the personal faith of its members, strengthening the support and connection between its members and becoming a religious resource in its urban neighborhood surroundings.  GA thrives through a foundation of service to Christ and a commitment to spiritual development and outreach.

We have been a source of spiritual and community strength in the Gramercy Park area for over 150 years.  Our Open Arms Preschool is founded on the philosophy that play is a child's vehicle for learning.

We are within walking distance to many of Manhattan's east side neighborhoods including Kips Bay, Peter Cooper Village & Stuyvesant Town, the Lower East Side, and Murray Hill.  We are conveniently located to public transportation.

Even though GA's is building are open on a limited basis, ministry continues. You can make your offering online. We have multiple ways to give: Vanco, Venmo, Text to Give, and PayPal.

We welcome you to subscribe to "Bread of the Day," a daily email including scripture, song and prayer from GA! We will continue to offer this devotion during the COVID-19 shutdown. Also, please see below for information about resources such as Worship in the Home and Christ in our Home


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Daily Bible Verse

  • 2 Kings 22:3-20

    8The high priest Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD." When Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, he read it. 9Then Shaphan the secretary came to the king, and reported to the king,

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