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Our treasured Minister of Music, Zach Dean, is moving on.  He is relocating this summer to Philadelphia to continue his studies at United Lutheran Seminary to become a pastor.  Zach has served @GA with distinction for three years.  He will be sorely missed!! 

We invite you to:

  • “Celebrate Zach” with us on July 15 at 11:00 a.m. for worship(his last @GA).
  • Join us for a festive luncheonfollowing the worship service.
  • Bring a delightful covered dish, salad or dessertto share at the luncheon.
  • Write a letter or noteto include in his “going away basket of memories.”  Please offer words of thankfulness, stories, blessings, jokes, teasing, and/or sweet memories so Zach can know how much he has blessed so many of us!  There will be opportunity during the luncheon to publicly thank Zach.  Come prepared!!  If you cannot attend this celebration, please mail your letter to Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 155 E. 22nd Street, NYC 10010, or send it by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • A leather-bound hymnal will be circulated over the next couple of weeks so you can pick a few of your favorite hymns and sign your name.So as Zach turns to the hymns to be sung during worship services in the years to come, he will be reminded of the “koinonia” (sacred community) in which he is immersed.  If you cannot be here, let me know which ones are your favorites and we’ll make sure your name(s) are included.


GA will present him with a 12-volume preaching resource called “Feasting on the Word,” as a way to honor his call to proclaim the gospel.  Also… there is rumor of a video that may offer pictures of Zach throughout the years (at his congregation in Bellmore, at Pinecrest, at GA and other unique places).  That ought to be memorable!!!


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Daily Bible Verse

14 July 2020

  • Deuteronomy 28:1-14

    13The LORD will make you the head, and not the tail; you shall be only at the top, and not at the bottom — if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today, by diligently observing them, 14and if you do not turn aside from any of the words that I am commanding you today, either to the right or to the left, following other gods to serve them.

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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.


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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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