The Atlantic District
of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Engaging the World with the Gospel of Hope!
61st Regular District Convention
The Atlantic District Convention occurred July 22-23 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Colonie, NY.
Amidst a developing situation, we are working to gather resources for churches and individuals that seek to support those effected by the ongoing Ukraine conflict through prayer and financial support. Please check back for updates as we add to available Resources.
Pastor Nils Niemeier at Messiah Lutheran Church in East Setauket has written a liturgical prayer that may be useful in worship
Below you will find some suggested organizations with ties to the Atlantic District that can promptly and properly direct your support to immediate needs. The Atlantic District is not currently able to accept funds for the direct support of Ukrainians in a timely way. Please use resources below as a starting point for directing donations.
- Lutheran World Relief - Focused on providing urgent humanitarian care for families and refugees
- Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Collected funds are directed to partners in affected areas to provide the best possible impact
- The Life Lutheran Church, Old Westbury - An Atlantic District Church is supporting Ukrainians with 'boots on the ground' (recent update here)
Christ Has Risen!
The message of Christ’s death and resurrection for this world is not just a story that we look back upon. It is our history AND the message that continues to have meaning for us today. This is the message that we share through our worship, words, and actions. It is the love of Jesus for our community that we are to live. This is the message that each Atlantic District Missionary shares as they speak to a language group, a culture group, a neighborhood, or a preaching station...
News & Notes
Posted on May 17, 2021
During 2021 commencement exercises, Bishop Derek Lecakes is awarded an honorary degree and recognized for his service to Concordia College...
Posted on Mar 24, 2021
It is with a heavy heart I share the news that after 140 years of serving the church, Concordia College, NY will close at the end of the academic year...
Posted on Jan 09, 2021
As a nation we must find ways to communicate without violence. We must find ways to sit down with people of differing and contrary views to listen and love our neighbors. Our Lord encourages us to listen in love.
Posted on Dec 08, 2020
A Message from Bishop Lecakes regarding changes at the synodical level in regard to our convention cycle, and special consideration for the Advent and Christmas Season
The Spring Edition of Engage is out! See what's happening throughout the district and how different ministry leaders are meeting the challenges of today...
Resources & Communications
See official communications and resources for churches and members for adapting as the Covid-19 situation develops
Watch churches that are already streaming services live, or view suggestions about helping your church get started
Support Your Church - Guide to Online Giving
Your church is busier than ever today in bringing the Gospel to you - wherever you are. Read about setting up online giving in your church