22 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.

  • Visit to the Detention Center - 2/17


    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.

  • Annual GA Congregational Retreat 3/2 - 3/4

    Join us for the Annual GA Congregational Retreat at Koinonia which will be Mar. 2 - Mar. 4. 

  • Annual GA Congregational Retreat Registration Deadline - 2/15

    Join us for the Annual GA Congregational Retreat at Koinonia which will be Mar. 2 - Mar. 4.  The deadline to register is 2/15.

  • Guest Preacher - 1/21

    We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dale CoulterAssociate Professor of Historical Theology, Regent University.  

  • 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!!


    Pastor Chris & Gretchen Will Serve At A Retreat called: "SHINING IN + SHINING OUT"

    50 participants from the northeast, ages 18-30, will gather in NYC January 8-11 to consider a call to public ministry (becoming a pastor). Multiple retreat leaders will provide them with an opportunity for theologically grounded vocational discernment. Highlights for the weekend include:

    • Multiple worship events, Bible study, and prayer
    • NYC immersion experiences
    • A conversation with the Honorable Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (a Lutheran).
    • Various service projects
    • A guided tour in the Metropolitan Museum with a focus on the images of Christ
    • One-on-one conversations about faith in daily life
    • GA will host the group on Saturday, Jan. 10, 6-9. (A catered meal will be provided.) The evening will end with a worship service.
    • This group will return on Sunday morning for worship at 11 a.m. before departing for home.
    • The entire retreat is sponsored by Project Connect and is being coordinated by Matthew O'Rear, Admissions Director, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
  • Christmas Services 2014

    Join Us for Chirstmas Eve and Christmas Day Services.

    Christmas Eve: 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

    Christmas Day: 11:00 AM.

  • Las Posadas at the 11:00 AM Service -12/21

    We will be celebrating our own mini version of  Las Posadas.  In our mini version of Las Posadas (or GA Posadas) we will have a small procession around the church, the children and congregation will help lead us in a special "posadas" song.


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New Quarterly Devotions Are Available

The next edition of the daily devotional: “The Word and Season” can be found in the back of the church. Please take two and give one to a friend who has no church home.



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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.

Daily Bible Verse

  • Jeremiah 20:14-18

    ​ Why did I come forth from the womb to see toil and sorrow, and spend my days in shame?

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