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. 22– The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Music from our own Wittenberg Steamroller will be featured in worship at both 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
Sunday, Dec. 22 @ 4:00 pm
Contemplative Christmas Worship
This service 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. The service includes candles and communion.
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.
7:00 pm Choral Eucharist
A service of prayers, scripture, and sacred music led by our Sanctuary Choir.
11:00 pm Christ Mass
Ancient chants and scripture combine with candles, carols, and bright array to tell the story of the Christ child’s birth in the quiet of this special night.
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 21, 2013
Call Committee Presentation
Sunday, Dec. 22
@ 9:15 am
The Call Committee will give a presentation on our Ministry Site Profile, a biography of the congregation that prospectice senior pastor candidates will see.
Sunday adult forum
Check the calendar below for a listing of this week's events.