Upcoming Event – Spring Zoom Gathering of Chaplains

Lutheran Services NY Alliance will hold a spring gathering of chaplains with Bishops Derek Lecakes and Paul Egensteiner on May 4, 2021 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM for supporting one another to further the church’s servant mission. Details are included below. Dear Chaplain: While the pandemic has impacted everyone, we know that it has especially…

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Seasons of Hope

Dear Friends and Supporters, I am writing to wish you a most blessed season, regardless of which of the religious holy days you celebrate, including those who observe the secular holiday. Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones due to the pandemic at this time, as well as the social and…

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Leadership Development Grant

Lutheran Services NY Alliance received the Leadership Development Grant of the Metropolitan NY Synod/ELCA for which the Alliance and its CPE program is very grateful. In the final months of utilizing this grant, the Alliance is grateful to the Metropolitan NY Synod for its generous support. This grant has assisted the Alliance in establishing a…

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2018 CPE Graduation

CPE Educator and Director for Lutheran Services NY Alliance addresses those present for the graduation this year on August 8. Every year I attend, I find myself being deeply moved by this event. Not only is each graduate recognized for the progress made in learning to provide pastoral and spiritual care more effectively in their…

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Easter

In these Three Days, we observe and celebrate that bridge only God can build, even as I drive by and see the new Tappen Zee Bridge being built. It seems to go up so quickly but know that it will take a lot of time before completion. As this bridge was just beginning to be…

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Ministerium Gathering

I attended the Ministerium gathering on Long Island this past Monday where the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s “Called Forward Together in Christ” was the topic of the day. The report shares ELCA Strategic Directions 2025. Of the goals presented, goal four includes the following priority: “Lift up the work of ELCA-related social ministries –…

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New LSSNY CEO Damyn Kelly

Damyn Kelly was welcomed at a delightful reception last night at 475 Riverside Drive in Manhattan. Mr. Kelly begins his work with Lutheran Social Services of New York as CEO. Being with the folks of LSSNY and our larger social service community restores and renews my spirit. It really does. Mr. Kelly, in his response…

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Healing Center in Brooklyn Fundraising Event

The Healing Center in Brooklyn, a part of Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s mission, held an annual funding event last night at Key Bank on 4th Avenue and 39th. This is the second time in my life that I have gone up to a bank teller and got a glass of wine rather than a deposit slip….

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JOIN US on August 5 to Celebrate and to Remember

Dear Board Members, Colleagues and Friends, We are finishing another year of the CPE Residency, and summer CPE Unit for seminarians. We’ve had a full house this summer: 13 students. They’ve done an amazing job in providing pastoral care at multiple LSNYA sites as well as in their personal growths and learning. On August 5…

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