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 a.m. & 10:30 a.m - Worship

9:15 a.m. - Education

Thursday Schedule:

7:00 pm- Living the Questions Study with Lutheran Campus Ministry at Christus House

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


 Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday


Yom Hashoah Service Sunday, April 23


Yom HaShoah Remembrance10:30 am Sunday, April 27.

Agudas Achim Synagogue will join us for the education time and then an interfaith service to honor the Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust at 10:30 am on     Sunday, April 27. The 8:00 am service will be as usual with holy communion. So come join us for the whole morning as we celebrate the risen Christ and remember those who died during the Holocaust.



A Workshop about Bullying

Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm

In the fellowship hall

Jennifer Fawcett, the Associate Artistic Director of Working Group Theatre, a local theatre company that creates shows about issues affecting our community, will be leading a workshop for students in Elementary through Junior High school and their parents around the topic of bullying on Wednesday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm.


Please invite your friends to this all too timely program.



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April 24, 2014


A Workshop about Bullying

Wed. April 23 @ 7:00 pm

Fellowship Hall
The community is invited to attend

Yom Hashoah Service

Sunday, April 27 @ 10:30 am

with Agudas Achim Synagogue





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Year-in-Review Video

Sunday adult forum

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Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP)

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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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