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.
Sunday, Dec. 21– The Fourth Sunday of Advent
· Music from our own Wittenberg Steamroller will be featured in worship.
Monday, Dec. 22 @ 5:15 pm- Contemplative Christmas Service
This service of reading and reflection will offer a gentle and reflective time to consider the deeper meaning of this season, honor the complex emotions that may emerge during the holidays, and a space for centering and renewal during these busy times.
All Christmas Eve services have
candlelight and communion
5:15 pm Family Service
This service features a special children’s time with the unwrapping and placing of Gloria Dei’s soft-sculpture nativity set. This “kid-friendly” service, planned to last no more than an hour, will also include familiar carols.
7:30 pm Choral Eucharist
A service of prayers, scripture, and sacred music led by our Sanctuary Choir.
Christmas Day Service @ 10:00 am
After you open your presents, come to worship and give thanks for the best gift of all, Christ our Lord.
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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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 >>
December 22, 2014
5:15 pm Monday, Dec 22
Family Christmas Service
5:15 pm Wed, Dec 24
7:30 pm Wed, Dec 24
Christmas Day Service
10:00 am Thurs, Dec 25
plays during worship services!
Sunday Dec 21
Celebration and farewell POTLUCK
for Brian Middelswarth
Sunday Dec 21 @ Noon
Assist with Sunday worship services...
Find needs and volunteer
through SIGNUP GENIUS,
the blue book in the narthex,
or call the church office.
Gathered by Grace, Scattered for Service
Sunday Adult Forum
Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)
Check the calendar below for a listing of this week's events.
Countdown to Christmas