What's Happening at GA

 

1.  Gifts at Sea—Seafarers International House

Christmas bags are available to be filled with gift items that will be given to seafarers who will not be home with their families for Christmas. Seafarers International House port chaplains will deliver satchels to the seafarers they meet in port in the weeks prior to Christmas. Later, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, when the ship is in the middle of the ocean, the captain will hold a celebration, and all the crew will open their satchels. What might otherwise have been another lonely night at sea becomes instead a joyous occasion, not only because of the beautiful gifts, but because strangers ashore have taken the time to share the spirit of Christmas with these seafarers. For more information go to: sihnyc.orgThose who have taken bags to fill please return them by Dec. 9.  

 

2.  Pajama & Book Drive: infants to 5 years old

Many children in New York City don’t have a stable home life, or a home at all. These children — often abandoned, neglected, living in shelters or temporary housing — deserve to have a loving bedtime and restful good night as the start to a positive, empowering good day. Snuggling up in cozy, new pajamas with their very own new book, these children are given a secure and nurturing “good night” at bedtime. You can help by donating new pajamas and books for the children (ages infant to 5) who need them most. Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that distributes new pajamas and new storybooks donated by caring people. Please bring new pajamas and books to GA now through December 9.

 

 

 

 

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Daily Bible Verse

  • 2 Corinthians 9:1-15

    ​Now it is not necessary for me to write you about the ministry to the saints, for I know your eagerness, which is the subject of my boasting about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year; and your zeal has stirred up most of them

Advent to Epiphany Daily Devotional (Dec 2. to Jan. 6)

Pastor Jen Boyd and members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Brewster, have produced a daily devotion for Advent to Epiphany.  They invited a number of clergy from the region to contribute a reflection including Pastor Chris.  Printed copies are available as well as an on-line version  Please let Pastor Chris know if you want either.  This can be a an incredible resource for prayer for each day!

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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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