Who are we?

Founded in 1855, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church welcomes all persons

to join us in sharing God's grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Our community of faith is centered in Word and Sacrament in worship. Shaped by the grace of God, Gloria Dei’s mission on Market

is to be the community of Christ for all people.

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Please Join Us for Worship!


Sunday Schedule:

8:00 am - Worship

9:15 am - Education

10:30 am - Worship 


Summer Worship Schedule

begins June 14th

One Serive with Holy communion

at 9:00 am



123 E. Market St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Office: (319)  338-2893



 Office Hours:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday




Upcoming events

sm handup   Crisis Center Hand-Up Program


Gloria Dei Social Ministry is supporting the Crisis Center “Hand-Up” program to provide clients with support to purchase necessary tools or apparel for employment.


Through this program, when a Crisis Center client has an employment opportunity that required an up-front cost, the Hand-Up program is there to help with work uniforms or work boots, official identification or other requirements to start the job.


Work Boots—$50

Health worker “scrubs”—$50

Securing identification —$20

Tool(s)—$10 each

To participate,  click the DONATE NOW button above or place your contribution in the collection on Sunday's and indicate in the memo line: Hand-Up.



women and justice



Over the next 12 months GDLC and community

ELCA churches will take part in shaping the ELCA’s social statement on:

Women and Justice

Your input is essential to ensure the social statement addresses the issues we as ELCA members find most pressing.  Discussion events will focus on four themes:

human trafficking, sexism, gender-based violence, and leadership

 May 31st

9:15 am education hour in the Lounge

 Local Law Enforcement officer will address

human trafficking and gender based violence in our community




Please speak with a pastor or indicate on your worship welcome pad if you would like to consider joining the ministry of Gloria Dei. Read more >>

Members Log-in

Gloria Dei members are encouraged to sign up for "Members Only" information--detailed events listings, announcements, Council minutes, etc. This requires you to create an account with approved password. Go to the "Members Login"  box on the far right bottom of this page. Click "Create an account," and follow the instructions.

Hear Last Week's Sermon

Our pastors deliver inspiring sermons based on the Gospel, illuminating God's grace and impact on our lives and relationships. Listen on our Sermon Page >>

Donate Now

Open your heart without opening your checkbook. Our electronic giving option allows you to make one-time special gifts or recurring giving. Read more >>

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May 26, 2015




June 2015

All volunteers will be assigned

based on your Time & Talent sheets


Thank you for your continued Ministry.











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Sunday Adult Forum

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Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

Drop-off information


Click here for our online sign-ups

Campus Ministry

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This Week

Check the calendar below for a listing of this week's events.

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts. With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives to the care and redemption of all that you have made, for the sake of him who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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