122 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
Dear Members and Friends of Immanuel Lutheran Church,
This Sunday we welcome our former Immanuel Choir member and Children’s Choir Director Tiffany Rosenquist Carter, her husband John Carter, and sixty-five musicians from the Loma Linda Academy in Southern California. This should be extraordinary! Please come and welcome these young people if you can.
My subject for this Sunday’s sermon is Easter hope. My text is from our Epistle Reading, from 1 Peter 1. You will notice Saint Peter speaks of hope in this text:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… (1 Peter 1:3, RSV)
On another matter, Rabbi Leonard Schoolman and Rev. Dennis Yesalonia, S.J., at nearby Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, are putting together what looks to be a fine series of presentations on retirement. They have met with me to give me an overview. It is free, but people need to register. I am attaching a promo about these seminars.
Registration is through a special site:
This registration site is arranged by the Episcopal Church Foundation, which is sponsoring these seminars. You may register for one, two or all three evenings.
Here is some more information about the presenters. They look impressive to me:
May 16: Social Security, Medicare and You. Senior law attorney Jeffrey Abrandt, who regularly conducts seminars for members of the New York Bar; Kathy Floyd, senior vice president education and wellness, Episcopal Church Pension Group; Barbara Klein, a licensed New York State health insurance expert.
May 23: Living Fully in Retirement and Estate Planning. Estates lawyer Richard L. Kay, partner in Pryor Cashman, who regularly conducts programs for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New York, and John Hoskins, St. Francis Community Services, Kansas City.
May 30: Ensuring Your Wishes are Fulfilled: Planning for the End of Your Life. Dr. Lindsay Dow, a professor of hospice and palliative care at Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York; Maureen Leahy, RN, Director of Nursing at Weiner Palliative Care Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, and a panel of clergy including the Rev. Michael Lindvall, Brick Church; the Rev. Dennis Yasalonia, pastor, St. Ignatius Loyola Church; Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, Park Avenue Synagogue (not confirmed.)
Have a good weekend, everyone. I hope to see you in church. If you are traveling, God go with you in your travels.