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Deacon John Ogren serves as chair of this synod committee: “Our goal is not to make our church color or culture blind, but to encourage us to be fully aware of our oneness in diversity! "BUILDING BRIDGES" - Is the theme for this year’s Synod Assembly, May 11th and 12th. In conjunction with and preparation for this event, the Multi-Cultural Committee is hosting "a celebration of diversity." We will gather and learn about our diverse synod through gifts of dance, song, musical performance, art and personal sharing. Bishop McCoid will be present for a portion of this day-long event. Please join us! New Hope Lutheran Church, 167-24 118th Street, Jamaica, Queens, NY 11434




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Daily Bible Verse

  • Isaiah 61:1-7

    ​They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, to display his glory.

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