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


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


 Office Hours:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday - Friday


Upcoming events

movie in the lounge

    Fellowship Event!


Saturday,  April 25th

  5:30 pm Appetizers

  6:00 pm  Sister Act

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau, Vince LaRocca (Harvey Keitel), commit murder, she is relocated for her protection.

 Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent's choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.





LWR Alert: We Need School Kits!

Check out the high table in the Narthex for more information and drop box...

 Right now LWR is in urgent need of School Kits to fulfill requests from partners around the world. Your donations reach places like Syria, where LWR recently distributed 6,350 School Kits to families affected by the ongoing conflict.

 Why school supplies? To the children who receive School Kits, these supplies mean the difference between getting an education or not. Public school is usually free, but in the places where LWR works, even a few required supplies, like pens and paper, may be more than many families can afford, And when parents can only afford to send one of their    children to school, girls rarely get priority…yet the education level of mothers has the biggest impact on development.


GOAL: 75 - 100 school kits.

Each kit includes:

1. One 30-centimeter ruler or a ruler with centimeters on one side & inches on the other

2. One 2½ inch eraser

3. Four 70-sheet notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper

4. 1 pencil sharpener

5. 1 blunt scissors (safety scissors)

6. 5 black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink)

7. 1 box of 16 or 24 crayons

8.. 5 #2 pencils


How to Join

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 >>

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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 >>

Blessings of Backpacks
April 26, 2015




June 2015

All volunteers will be assigned

based on your Time & Talent sheets


Thank you foryour continued Ministry.











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Sunday Adult Forum

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Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

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Campus Ministry

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This Week

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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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