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Witness in the Public Square
This year's Witness in the Public Square will be held on Tuesday October 25th, 2016 at the New York Athletic Club.
This annual event raises funds to support the mission and ministry of the Atlantic District Mission Society. Of particular note this year, we will be honoring Rev. Dr. John Nunes and his wife Monique as John will have just that weekend been installed as the new President of Concordia College New York. We hope you can join us!
"In Christ Alone"
July 16 to 20, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Online registration data entry is open for the
2016 LCMS Youth Gathering, In Christ Alone: http://www.lcmsgathering.com/attend/
On April 10-12, Long Island Lutheran hosted its sixth annual Meal Packing Event. Over the course of the
three days, our students, faculty and staff, along with the help of local schools, community groups and our
association congregations packed a record 329,028 meals for Long Island Food Pantries and the Andrew
Grene School in Haiti for a six-year total of 1,885,530 meals packaged.
To read the whole story click here.
Wine Tasting & Food Pairing on Wednesday, June 21, 2016
Invitational Golf Tournament & Spa Day on Monday, June 27, 2016
Classics Regatta & Cocktail Party on Thursday, August 18, 2016
Our Annual "Apple Fest" on Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016
Although we are in the business of health care, we all know thattreating illness, promoting wellness, and offering comfort to our patients involvesmore than medicine. Faith also plays a key role in what we do---and in what ourpatients experience every day.
We have a deep appreciation, and comfort level, with faith as animportant element of health care. Today, we turn to a leader of our system whohas toiled for many years, to bring the comfort of faith and spirituality toour patients.
I’m pleased to recognize Reverend Paul Steinke, AssociateDirector of Chaplaincy at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, as February’s NYCHealth + Hospitals Person of the Month.
Reverend Paul was ordained as a Lutheran minister in 1961. Hehas served with the Chaplaincy program ---which is celebrating an incredible200 years of existence---since 2005. He is also supervisor of our ClinicalPastoral Education program which has trained chaplains to work throughout oursystem for the past 75 years.
It’s impossible to adequately summarize a life devoted so richlyto the service of others. However, in coming to know and admire Reverend Paul,I’ve been struck by his commitment to addressing social concerns—especiallythose surrounding the treatment of the mentally ill.
His strength and humility are reflected in the guidance heoffers his chaplaincy students:
- He teaches them to really listen to patients in order to hear the "music behind their words", and understand what they need most...
- He teaches them to avoid platitudes, and instead to offer a strong comforting presence at a patient’s bedside.
- He teaches them to be pastors who "Go into the dark, with a light."
Excellence in patient experience means using every tool at ourdisposal to make our patients feel better at some of the most difficult momentsin their lives. And for many patients, no tool is as powerful as faith, foroffering compassion, kindness, and strength...for treating our patients as wewould want our own mothers, our own sons, our own daughters to be treated.
Paul’s work has embodied this ethos. He is retiring next month,and he will be deeply missed. But his legacy will endure.