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.

There has been an Indonesian presence at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church since the 1940's, when a small group of ethnic Batak Indonesians were welcomed into a congregation that was predominantly Swedish. Several generations of Bataks and other Indonesian Christians have since grown up in GA, and have welcomed newer Indonesian immigrants into the GA congregation. In 1998, at the insistence of Pastor James Amos and with the full support and blessings from Pastor Amos, GA, and the Metro New York Synod, the Indonesian members formed their own church, HKBP New York City, to worship using the liturgy of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan church of Indonesia. The HKBP is the largest Protestant denomination in Indonesia, and is a member of the Lutheran World Federation.


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  • Proverbs 6:6-23

    6Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. 7Without having any chief or officer or ruler, 8it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest. 9How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from your sleep?

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