Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess


Bible Studies

Pastor Jim leads members of the parish in weekly in-person Bible studies at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck. These studies focus on the liturgical readings for the coming Sunday.

Periodically, Pastor Jim also leads weekday evening Bible studies via Zoom. In April and May of 2024, for example, he led Wednesday-evening Bible studies on the book of Hebrews.

If you'd like to connect with any of our parish's Bible study programs for adults, please reach out.

Contact: Pastor James Miller

Crafty Christians

Crafty Christians meets at Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays. Their focus in 2023 is to collect and make donations for Samaritan Daytop Village in Rhinebeck, an organization that helps men and women struggling with addiction.

All members and friends of the Parish and members of the community are  welcome to participate!

Prayer shawls are available for any Parish member who would like to bring some comfort to someone in need.  Stop by Third during office hours to select a shawl.

Contact: Bonnie


Christian Education for Children

Our parish offers excellent resources for home-based Christian Education using the Whirl Series from Augsburg Fortress, which follows along with the weekly service liturgy. These lessons provide our children with meaningful activities, Bible readings, and discussions that help them connect with our weekly church services.

The parish also offers monthly confirmation classes for confirmation-aged children in our parish community, as well as classes for younger children as interest arises.

We ran a  Vacation Bible School program in August 2023, and we plan to run a similar program in July 2024. See the VBS tab above for details.

In addition to education, our children also come together for special occasions to participate in singing, readings, and small plays. We engage our youth in the service as often as we can to acclimate them to living a weekly Christian life.

If you'd like to connect with our parish's Christian Education for children, please reach out.

Contact: Carol Braun