Pastor Orf

Pastor Mark Orf was installed as Pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Pastor Mark, a St. Paul, Minnesota native, along with his wife Heather, and children Nathan (5) and Chloe (4) joined the congregation at Gloria Dei after serving the sole congregation of Shishmaref, AK.

Pastor Mark served in the US Army and received his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in December 2010. During his vicarage (Pastoral Internship) he served the congregation of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Avon, Connecticut. 

Pastor Mark has a heart of a servant and enjoys meeting with the members of Gloria Dei and the community of Anchorage where they are at in their lives and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ whenever he is able to do so. 

The Orfs enjoy family time and are excited to share their love for spending time together! They are Minnesota Twins fans and enjoy the winter sport of hockey as spectators and participants. With Nathan in Kindergarten, Chloe in Preschool, and Heather serving the community as a registered nurse employed by Alaska Women's Health, they have a busy schedule! However they are always excited to visit and share their love and joy with the members and friends of Gloria Dei!


We, as a congregation, feel blessed and look forward to the continued ministry that God is calling us to live out together.




Listen to Pastor Mark's Sermons!

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

5th Wednesday of Lent, April 5, 2017

5th Sunday of Lent, April 2, 2017

4th Wednesday of Lent, March 29, 2017

4th Sunday of Lent, March 26, 2017

3rd Wednesday of Lent, March 22, 2017

2nd Wednesday of Lent, March 15, 2017

2nd Sunday in Lent, March 12, 2017

1st Sunday in Lent, March 5, 2017

Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017 

Transfiguration Sunday, February 26, 2017

7th Sunday of Ephiphany, February 19, 2017

6th Sunday of Ephiphany, February 12, 2017

5th Sunday of Ephiphany, February 5, 2017

4th Sunday of Ephiphany, January 29, 2017

3rd Sunday of Ephiphany, January 22, 2017

2nd Sunday of Ephiphany, January 15, 2017

2nd Sunday of Christmas, January 8, 2017

1st Sunday of Christmas- January 1, 2017

Christmas Day Worship- December 25, 2016

Christmas Eve 9pm Worship- December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve 5pm Worship- December 24, 2016

Advent Midweek Worship - Decemeber 14, 2016 

4th Sunday of Advent- December 18, 2016



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