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Bishop's Election Lenten Devotionals
Electing a bishop is one of the most important responsibilities in the life of a synod. Although a voting process is used to elect a bishop, it is first and foremost a call process.

We invite you to use these Lenten Devotionals, created by members of our Synod Council, to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit, through prayer or thoughtful discussion.
2019 MNYS Bishop Election Process
A new bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod will be called during our 2019 Synod Assembly. In this short video, our Vice President, Renée Wicklund, explains the Bishop election process.

ELCA Conference of Bishops Issues Statement on Venezuela
" The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) stands with and holds up in prayer the people of Venezuela during the current multifaceted crisis within their nation. We care about the consequences of this crisis as already felt in neighboring countries, and about its wider impact on international peace and security."—Learn more, here
Pastoral Message from ELCA Conference of Bishops
"We aspire and pledge in the future to apply the church's standards for ministry with equity and compassion, to listen and take seriously the concerns of all our leaders—particularly those who historically have been marginalized—and to treat with dignity all those seeking to lead in our church."—Learn more, here
Holden Evening Prayer
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church, Huntington
Sunday, March 31 | 4:00 pm
Bishop Donald McCoid,  preaching

A Lenten Service of Prayer and Fellowship for the MNYS Western Suffolk Conference.

This service will be followed by a potluck and raffle to support  ELCA World Hunger

Do you have a passion for helping…

  • Communicate an inclusive faith?
  • Vibrant congregations?
  • Welcoming the stranger?
  • Confront racism in our church?
  • Provide wise counsel in managing finances?
  • All of the above?

The Metropolitan New York Synod has opportunities for you to serve more people, increase our impact, and deliver God’s Work, Our Hands to the Metro New York area.

There are five synod committees implementing our Strategic Plan. To see if you may be right for one of these committees, please fill out this form.
Do You Know Someone Who Could Teach in Tanzania?
Have you heard about our companion synod relationship with the North Western Diocese in Tanzania, and our support of teachers at Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS)? Do you know anyone who might like to be a part of this exciting ministry? 
We’re looking for someone who has the skills to teach primary school children in English, the sense of adventure to commit two years to service in Bukoba, and a strong love of the gospel.

Learn more about our partnership, here.

See the job description, here
Young Adult Network Coordinator
The Metropolitan New York Synod is seeking a part-time Young Adult Network Coordinator. Thanks to a generous grant from the ELCA, MNYS plans to launch a Young Adult Ministry Network in 2019 that will connect young adults with existing ministries and help incubate new, young adult ministries across our territory. For more information, click here.
The  MNYS Weekly Newsletter could be an excellent tool for your congregation to help create awareness about its events.

To list an event, please send us an email with the event's information, digital ads or link (if any), and a 50-word description (for publication).

We Are Church Together!
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockville Centre
Saturday, March 16
9:00 am - 2:00 pm 

For deacons who feel called to preach, these workshops will focus on the process of reflection, study, formulation, and delivery of the Sunday sermon. The workshop will be led by The Rev. David Grainson. For more information, click  here
LuHi chapel and Performing Arts Center
Friday, March 29
7:00 pm

This is a fundraiser event for Puerto Rico Hurricane relief. To inquire about getting space in the program, or more information, click here.
Are you suffering from anxiety? There is hope! Counseling is available at nine locations in Metropolitan New York. For more information, call 1-800-317-1173 or Click here. You can start healing today!
Campus of Princeton Theological Seminary
April 23 - 26

Join other youth leaders, directors, and pastors for a 4-day youth ministry conference, to reinforce the faith of those who believe that lives and communities can be transformed when theological reflection meets practical application. For more information, click   here.
TEACHER FOR TANZANIA: Metropolitan New York Synod—more information here
PASTORAL COUNSELOR: Chelsea Community Church—more information here
YOUNG ADULT NETWORK COORDINATOR: Metropolitan New York Synod—more information here
OPERATIONS & OUTREACH COORDINATOR: Saint Lydia's, Brooklyn—more information here

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MARCH 11: Worship Committee Meeting—more information here
MARCH 11: CLAIMED Committee Meeting—more information here
MARCH 16: SENT Committee Meeting—more information here
 MARCH 16: Anti-Racism Committee Meeting—more information here

• The Rev. Amandus J. Derr, being treated for a collapsed disc and awaiting future surgical procedure
The United Methodist Church, and its LGBTQIA+ members
Our work toward shaping a more inclusive church that welcomes and affirms all of God's people, specifically our  LGBTQIA+  brothers, sisters, and siblings 
• The asylum seekers who are waiting to be processed at our southern border
 Refugees and immigrants, and those who come to their aid
 Those affected by violence in their schools, workplaces, and homes 
 The unity of this church and its mission
 Peace in our world
 Peace in our nation
 The care of God's Creation 
 ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission, Molly Schriber, and Madeleine Tyler, serving in Cambodia
ELCA missionaries Katie Narum Miyamoto and Gayle Emma Nelson, ESL teachers, serving in Japan
MNYS missionary Melanie Nelson, and her husband David Kingery, serving in Bukoba, Tanzania
  Bishop Jim Arends, the staff, and the people of the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Area Synod