Congregations and parishioners are invited to partner with the Alliance in support of its mission and vision. The Alliance seeks partnerships and opportunities for mutual ministries, calling upon the resources of both parishioners and congregations; and to realize that the Lord is calling upon the church to be co-workers in service for the common good and in giving expression to Jesus’ care and compassion for a broken world.
God is full of compassion for people.
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion and gracious longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth. (Psalm 86:15)
Jesus has compassion for people who are lost.
But when He saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having not shepherd. (Matthew 9:36)
Jesus has compassion for people who are ill.
And when Jesus went out, he saw a great multitude; and he was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. (Matthew 14: 14)
Fast Facts: Lutheran Services New York Alliance is an association of local Lutheran judicatories and social ministry organizations affiliated and/or recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the greater New York metropolitan area. Each is an independent 501(c) 3 tax-exempt ministry. Alliance members provide human care services including healing of body, mind, and spirit; shelter, food and clothing; and specialized care to the young, old, infirm and orphaned.
While corporately independent, member agencies affirm a mutual commitment to faith active in loving service that seeks justice and shows mercy. As signatories to these covenants, the agencies further affirm a nourishing organic relationship rooted in a shared Lutheran heritage. That common heritage includes a commitment to serve congregations and their members, as well as the community at large.