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Visit the little town of Bethlehem – at Resurrection

Imagine taking a walk through the little town of Bethlehem on the night when Jesus was born. You and your family explore the marketplace, visit with the townspeople, or help the carpenter make a unique gift. Suddenly, shepherds appear, telling you they have good news. They take you to meet Mary and Joseph, and you see Baby Jesus with your […]

Lutheran Preschool opens registration for 2023-24 year

Families interested in classes for Two’s, Three’s, Four’s, and Transitional Kindergarten are invited to consider Lutheran Preschool, in Garden City. According to Preschool Director Jean Dietterick, the staff “provide a loving, nurturing and Christian program based on social skills, while meeting the needs of each child.”   The school promotes close contact between home and school as essential for success. Mrs. […]

Resurrection Christmas Fair offers handmade items, bargains

Holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair combines fine quality, handmade items at reasonable prices. Members of Resurrection Lutheran Church have worked all year to create unique Christmas decorations, ornaments, and gift items. Beautiful, quilted table runners, scarves, hats, baby quilts, and handbags are affordably priced to suit any budget. Find unique gifts for that special someone. Other displays feature jewelry, […]

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Resurrection Church plans Christmas Fair

The community is invited for a day of fun and holiday shopping at Resurrection’s Christmas Fair, Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse through beautiful handmade Christmas decorations and ornaments. Select unique gift items from an array of quilted table runners, crocheted and knitted items, handmade scarves, handbags, and baby quilts. Take home a container of your favorite […]

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Resurrection Church to host ‘Blessing of the Animals’

Cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, rabbits—all family pets are invited to the “Blessing of the Animals” at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Garden City, Sunday, Oct. 2. Pet owners are welcome to gather, starting at 12:15pm with their beloved pets on the Emmet Place lawn, east side of the church. This is Resurrection’s fourth annual Blessing of the Animals, held rain or shine. […]

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Fighting Hunger and Roaring Back


After a two-year Covid hiatus, members and friends of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Garden City, came roaring back in another Meal Packing Event on Saturday, June 18. More than 15,100 meals were packed in just under two hours. Under the auspices of Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, the meals will be distributed where most needed. […]

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Church plant sale raises money for Tunnel to Towers

Resurrection Lutheran Church’s Women’s Ministry will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th. Featured this year, in addition to the usual perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, ornamental grasses, vegetable seedlings, and flats, there will be succulents, combination baskets, ferns, and trees. There is something for everyone and certainly gift ideas for the following […]

Resurrection Lutheran Church to hold blood drive

Local hospitals report that blood supplies are critically low. In response to the urgent need, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Garden City, will partner with Long Island Blood Services to host a Blood Drive, Monday, Oct. 4, 3:15 to 9:15 p.m. in Resurrection’s Parish Hall. Due to the pandemic, certain health safety guidelines will apply. All staff and donors must wear face […]

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Resurrection Lutheran Church ‘Shares the Love’ – again


Inspired by the tremendous success of last year’s ”Share the Love Food Drive,” The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Garden City sponsored another drive in June. Contributions this year consisted of 50 large boxes of food and $12,410 in monetary donations. Since the school lunch program is closed for summer recess, members of the Resurrection congregation were asked to […]

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Rev. Dr. Ruth Shaffer to preach at Garden City Community Church


Every now and then guest preachers at Garden City Community Church (GCCC) will formulate a question to start their sermon.  Of course, that will immediately evoke curiosity in us to know the answer.  What if the preacher puts it in a question, but in a sardonic way?  The more interest it would provoke such a statement.  This is how the […]