Walking through El Salvador, and with El Salvadorians

We can't all be there, but we can follow our delegation through El Salvador on their daily blog.

Every year, we send a delegation from our congregation to El Salvador to visit our sister church in Calderitas, to see and learn about the country, and to accompany El Salvadorians in their ministry and lives. El Salvador has struggled for decades with war, poverty, crime, and violence. But it's also a place where the power of community is immeasurable, and so is the work of the Lutheran Church. Our delegation always comes home having seen and learned a lot.

This year's delegation arrived in El Salvador last Wednesday, July 13, and they want to share their encounters and insights with you. We invite to you follow their experiences and reflections in their daily blog.

Our ministry with El Salvador is our Mission of the Month for July. Click here to offer your support to our sister church in Calderitas, El Salvador this month.
 
 
 
 
 
Take Action

Don't miss this opportunity to talk openly about systemic racism in our community.

Our Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, is inviting Manhattanites -- young people, seniors, faith leaders, activists, law enforcement, and everyday New Yorkers -- to share their perspectives so we can learn from each other's experiences, identify and root out discrimination in our neighborhoods, and create communities where all of us are safe and respected.

Join the conversation at 6pm this Wednesday, July 20 at the Synod Hall at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (West 110th Street & Amsterdam Avenue). Click to RSVP.
 
 
 
 
 
A Peaceful Way to Serve

Serving our congregation. Giving yourself time to reflect in our quiet sanctuary. Here's a chance to do both at the same time.

The Altar Guild are a small group of volunteers who enjoy our sanctuary in the calmness of early Sunday morning while completing a few easy, routine preparations that make worship possible for our whole community. They are in need a few more people to fill in their Sunday rotation. Could you be their next member?

Hear from one Altar Guild member, Lauri, why she loves doing Altar Guild: "I think people are intimidated by the idea of setting up the altar, but it's actually really easy. I'll arrive at about 8:30am on Sunday, grab the things I need from the sacristy . . . and when I get to the altar, all the stress of my week just falls away."

Think you might enjoy this kind of contemplative service? Come learn in person about how our Altar Guild prepares us to worship on your next free Sunday morning. No need to sign up unless it feels like a fit for you. Email Lynne Henderson at lynne@adventnyc.org to set up your meeting with a volunteer in the Altar Guild.
 
 
 
 
 
Getting in the Swing of Summer Suppers

Our new Wednesday evening program Summer Suppers is getting better and better, and we'd love for you to join.

After all the planning that went into our brand new program, Summer Suppers, there was still that hold-your-breath, rollercoaster-y feeling on the first night -- and then we were carried away by the energy, openness, and lovingness of this congregation. After seeing it in action, and asking for input from our Teens in Ministry leaders and participants, we swiftly implemented changes that made the second Wednesday even better!

Come see what we're talking about! Eat, worship, pray, and learn with us. We invite you, friends, and family to join us on all or any of the four remaining Wednesday evenings this summer. Print the registration form and bring it with you Wednesday to get started. (We'll also have forms at the registration table, located just outside the Basement Fellowship Hall.)

4:30-5:30pm | "Toddler Time" for families with toddlers
5:30-6:30pm | A delicious sandwich and salad bar supper in the Basement Fellowship Hall
6:30-7pm | Bilingual Worship in English and Spanish in the Sanctuary
7-8pm | Bible Study in small groups based on age and language preference
8-9pm | Teens in Ministry (TIM Team) leadership talk
 
 
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Have a question about Summer Suppers? Ask our program director, Zachary, who can be reached in our office at 212-665-2504 or admin@adventnyc.org
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Preaching Series

Our preaching series on the Old Testament salvation stories continues.

Catch up on sermons from Pastor Ann, Ross Murray, Pastor Margay, and Pastor Mills on our YouTube channel. This Sunday, Pastor Mills will preach on Noah and the Great Flood in Genesis. Keep a lookout on our Facebook page this Thursday for a preview of his sermon.
 
 
 
 
 
The Call Process

Our Call Process for a new Senior Pastor is now underway. Our Call Committee is happy to talk with you about your questions, thoughts and concerns at any time. You can talk to any member in person on Sundays (see their pictures and names above), or reach them by email at callcommittee@adventnyc.org
 
 
 
 
 
Worship this Sunday

Gospel Text | Luke 11:1–13: Jesus teaches the Lord's Prayer
Old Testament Reading | Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13: Noah and the Flood
Preaching | Pastor Mills at 9am & 11am English worship, and 12:45pm Spanish worship
Presiding | Pastor Sudbrock at 9am & 11am English worship, and Pastor Mills at 12:45pm Spanish worship
Liturgy | Now the Feast and Celebration
Special Music | By Hans Kriefall
Sunday School | Taking a summer break until Rally Day Sunday, September 18
Adult Conversation | Meets at 10:10am in the basement fellowship hall. Pastor Mills will lead a discussion about the day's readings.
Worship and Picnic in Spanish | 12:45pm at Dolores' apt - request directions
Coffee Time | Coffee, tea, and snacks following every worship service
 
 
 
 
 
Programs this Week

Stay in the loop on all our regular, ongoing programs for families, youth, college students, young adults, adults, and the community this week.
 
 
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