Vision Statement

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church is a Christian community dedicated to growing the personal faith of its members, strengthening the support and connection between its members and becoming a religious resource in its urban neighborhood surroundings.  Financially sound and open to dynamic change, Gustavus Adolphus will thrive through a foundation of service to Christ and a commitment to spiritual development and outreach.


Our church staff is led by Pastor Rev. Christopher Mietlowski, Pastor.

Members of GA Witnesses to the Gospel
Misa Anderson Preschool director
Zach Dean
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Minister of Music
Theologian in Residence Matthew D. O'Rear
Deacon Camille Holman Deacon
Peter Jawahir Sexton
Rev. Christopher Mietlowski Pastor
Deacon John Ogren Deacon
Deacon Lulu Paolini Deacon
Gabriela (Gaby) Ruiz Parish Administrator


Gustavus Adolphus currently serves an ethnically diverse and vibrant community, ministering to people living throughout New York City and the surrounding areas.  Founded in 1865, GA was first organized to serve the floods of Swedish immigrants pouring into Manhattan.  In the history section, you will find photos, links, and a timeline related to GA's rich heritage.

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YoPROs at GA

This congregation is blessed with an active 20-30s group which participates in worship events, service projects, and fellowship opportunities. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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

  • Mark 10:32-34, 46-52

    ​And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

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