25 items tagged "worship"

  • Would you consider becoming an assistant minister on a Sunday?

    To serve God’s people during a Sunday morning service is a powerful, amazing and holy experience.

  • Check out this video - "We Are Lutheran"

    Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton talks about what it means to be a Lutheran in this 2018 Synod Assembly video

  • Christmas Services 2018

    Join Us for Chirstmas at GA... 
    Christmas Eve, 12/24 @7:00 PM (Traditional Candlelight Communion Service);
    ... Christmas Day, 12/25 @11:00 AM (Festive Liturgy with Communion);
    ... Lessons and Carols on 12/30 @9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

  • Batak Christmas @ GA - 12/22

    Everyone is invited to the annual HKBP Indonesian Christmas Celebration @GA: Sat. Dec 22—6:00 p.m. for worship, 8:00 p.m. for the joyful, festive party. Great food, dancing and lots of laughter!! It’s delightful!!!

  • Visit to the Detention Center - 4/21


    We are invited by Seafarers International House (SIH) to join them in visiting adults who have been detained with immigration documentation issues at the Elizabeth Detention Center.

  • Our Retretat - So When Life gives you Snow Storms... Make Lemonade


    The nor’easter arriving this weekend is expected to pound Camp Koinonia badly: 

    • 20” of snow, 50+ mph winds
    • Downed trees
    • Expected loss of power
    • Local schools closing
    • Trains being suspended… 

    forced us to postpone the annual GA retreat for this weekend.  (We are hoping to reschedule soon.)

    Perhaps this doesn’t have to be a complete bust.  How about having a fun Friday “retreat night @GA?”  If you would like to meet Friday 3/2 at 7 p.m., to enjoy food, friends, faith and fun, let me know.

    We could order pizza.  You could bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage.  And we could enjoy:

    • Karaoke (competition of course)
    • Corn hole (competition of course)
    • And several other new games Linda M. has come up with (competition of course)

    If you’d like to “jump in” on this fun, please RSVP… ASAP… with LOVE!

  • Visit to the Detention Center - 1/20


    We are invited by Seafarers International House (SIH) to join them in visiting adults who have been detained with immigration documentation issues at the Elizabeth Detention Center.

  • Christmas Services 2017

    Join Us for Chirstmas at GA... Lessons and Carols on the 4th Sunday of Advent - 12/24 @11:00 AM(no 9:00 service on 12/24);... Christmas Eve, 12/24 @7:30 PM Candlelight Service;... Christmas Day, 12/25 @ 11:00 AM. 

  • Day of Prayer - 7/21

     Day of prayer, fasting and advocacy to oppose deep cuts that are vital to hungry people struggling with poverty.

  • Thanks to our Guest Musician - 1/15

    We are delighted to welcome Napat Mingkwanyuen on Sunday who will sing several pieces during worship. Napat, born and raised in Thailand, performs throughout NYC, which in a few months will include Carnegie Hall. Thank you for sharing your gift with us Napat!! 


  • 11th Annual First Songs of the Seasons Concert - 12/3

    Start the holidays off with Gramercy Park's favorite event of the season… an evening of song, caroling and storytelling.

  • Worship in the Park for the hungry and homeless - 2/14

    GA is joining Ecclesia Ministries on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. This service is typically held outside, but due to the extreme cold, the group will meet indoors at Transfiguration Church on E 29th between Madison and 5th. Sack lunches will be assembled @GA at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For more info, please contact Deacon Lulu




  • 10th Annual First Songs of the Seasons Concert - 12/5

    Start the holidays off with Gramercy Park's favorite event of the season… an evening of song, caroling and storytelling.

  • Christmas Tree Decorating - Volunteers Needed - 12/4

    Volunteers are asked to come help decorate the sanctuary Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. to??.  You can arrive after work without rushing.  It's truly a holy night to experience in this sacred space.

  • Easter Sunday - 4/4

    Easter Sunday (Apr. 5) - No 9:00 a.m. service,

    · Hot breakfast for all, 10:00 a.m.

    · Egg hunt for children, 10:15 a.m.

    · Festive service, 11:00 a.m. with trumpet, trombone, and choir.

  • Good Friday - 4/3

    Services at Noon & 6:30 p.m.; sanctuary open for prayer all afternoon

    · Jesus’ Passion—6 sections

    · 6 preachers/reflections

  • Maundy Thursday - 4/2

    Maundy Thursday (Apr. 2) - 6:30 p.m.

    · Confession/Forgiveness

    · “Washing and anointing of hands”

    · Silent prayer

    · Holy Communion

    · Stripping of altar

  • Worship in the Park - 3/28

    GA will be worshiping with Ecclessia Ministries at 2 p.m. at Madison Square Park (southwest corner).  This is outreach to the homeless...

  • Palm Sunday Procession - 3/29

    Let us bring our Christian witness into the world.  Please join us in Union Square at 10:15 a.m. (northeast corner).  We will start with a blessing of the palms and then process back to the church to meet others outside the church for a second blessing before marching into the church for the 11 a.m. service. 

  • A Festive Service Featuring Grace Drums - 1/25 @11:00

    Join us on January 25, 11:00 a.m. for a remarkable worship experience featuring “Grace Drums.” music .  This magnificent group of 7 women will provide music that is deeply rooted in African Tradition.  With a variety of large drums they will play, sing, and dance throughout the worship service. It is spectacular!!


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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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