On Sunday, May 5, Rev. Tracie Bartholomew, Bishop of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, preached and helped conduct the liturgy at the 8:30 am and 11 am services of Faith Lutheran in New Providence.

Bishop Bartholomew also spoke at the Educational Forum between the services.  She discussed the organization of the New Jersey Synod and issues that congregations of the Synod are facing.  The Bishop encouraged creative thinking by congregations to respond to the issues.

The New Jersey Synod consists of 162 congregations and is one of sixty-five synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

The pastor of Faith is Rev. Jane McCready.  The church is at 524 South Street in New Providence.  The phone number is 908-464-5177 and the web site is www.famfaith.org