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Welcome to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church! 

An Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 

Now that states are beginning to re-open, we are gathering data from the CDC, the governor's and mayor's offices, our bishop's office and other synods, in order to determine a timetable, safe practices, and cleaning procedures for re-opening GA. The building remains closed through Labor Day, at this point.

Each Sunday, for GA’s zoom worship, we welcome participants, family, friends, and GA folks from all over the country and even beyond the US.  We gather to worship our God, to hear the Good News, to pray together, to comfort one another, to be uplifted and encouraged and challenged by the presence of God’s Holy Spirit with us. 

As worship nourishes and sustains us we want to offer that opportunity to an ever-widening community and so we invite you to share the zoom link for GA worship with one other family member or friend.  In this way, we can continue to grow in our outreach and discipleship. 

Please virtually join us on Sundays at 11:00 AM EDT:

 

 
Even though GA's building is closed to all activity, 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

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.

Please join us - Renewing Faith and Building Community.

 
155 East 22nd Street  • New York, NY 10010  • 212-674-0739 • info@gachurchnyc.org
155 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212-674-0739

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  • 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.     
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  • Even though our building is closed, we give thanks that our Open Arms Preschool continues to serve our community by offering an online summer camp and playgroup. Each week has a different theme and children will sing, dance, read stories, and get art project ideas to do at home. 
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  • The Reopening Task Force has been busy collecting and sifting through data, recommendations, guidelines, and protocols to both determine best practices and a timeline for re-entering GA's building.  Given the current circumstances, the Task Force has recommended that for safety, we will keep the building closed until after Labor Day.  But your inupt is needed this Sunday, 7/5/2020.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS!  Our theologian in residence, Matt O’Rear has been named, Dean of the Chapel at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, where he has served the past 5 years.
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  • Available each week on the ELCA worship blog are materials for “Worship in the Home.” Although various formats of livestreaming worship work well in many contexts, you are encouraged to worship as you are able in homes on Sunday and throughout the week. Consider ways to pray and sing using this resource at home. If you don’t have a hymnal at home, perhaps churches might safely distribute copies for home use. In addition to Sunday worship resources, Daily Prayer in the Home is available, providing simplified forms of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer, as well as table prayers.”
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  • With the outbreaks of coronavirus disease in North America and around the world many people may be without a physical copy of Christ in Our Home. To assist with devotional life during this time, Augsburg Fortess is offering a limited-time complementary email subscription. Sign Up here.
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  • When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will make a donation to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.
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  • GA is blessed with a large group of young adults/professionals (YoPros) many who have relocated to NYC and have found meaningful community in this congregation.  They are active at worship, in service projects, and enjoy great fellowship events throughout the week.  For more information contact ...  
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  • From the moment of our baptisms, God guides us in a life-long journey of growing in faith and in service to others.  This congregation is one of a number of sites which hosts a remarkable 2-year discipleship development program called diakonia.  Click to learn more.
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  • If you are interested in joining GA as an official member, please see Pastor Carla or Pastor Gaylon.  We will receive new members on a Sunday morning soon!!!  GA is a vibrant and compassionate faith community. Membership is a public witness of your support and commitment for this vital ministry!  
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  • The Vine is NYC is a Lutheran student worshipping community in the heart of New York City which meets monthly at GA.
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  • GA is pleased to offer an electronic option for making both regular and one time offerings. Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account, or processed using your credit or debit card.
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Support GA! We now can accept your donation online. Support GA with a one time or recurring donation from our page at Vanco Services.  Or you can support GA via Paypal or Venmo.  Read more here.

Daily Bible Verse

09 July 2020

  • Romans 2:12-16

    12All who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in God's sight, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

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Collecting Food for the Hungry and Homeless

As the weather begins to change, life for those who are hungry and homeless becomes even more difficult. Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the baskets at the sanctuary entrance. The food we collect will be taken to the food pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lower Eastside.

 

Healing Services

We offer brief healing services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month. These are powerful times of anointing and prayer. They are held in the sanctuary after the 11 AM service.

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