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

Open Arms Preschool

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is a school founded on the philosophy that play is a child's vehicle for learning. We view learning as a natural and ongoing process, occurring as we interact with our environment, and we view each child as an individual who develops and discovers in their own ways. Building meaningful relationships between teacher and child, and among other children, is central to the work we do.


The HKBP NYC worships at GA every Sunday at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary, and following the service meets in the social hall for refreshments. All are welcome to worship. Worship uses the liturgy of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan of Indonesia, and uses Bahasa Indonesia, the national language of Indonesia, and also Bahasa Batak, the language of the Batak people.

Read more: Batak

YoPROs at GA

GA is blessed with a large group of young adults/professionals (YoPros) many who have relocated to NYC and have found meaningful community in this congregation.  They are active at worship, in service projects, and enjoy great fellowship events throughout the week.  For more information contact Lucas Mietlowski: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.

Read more: History


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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

  • Joel 2:18-29

    ​I am sending you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a mockery among the nations.

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