Sunday Worship and ZOOM Services
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a friendly, inviting congregation, and we welcome you to worship with us.
Our sanctuary, dedicated in 1980, is a lovely, light-filled place of worship, a blend of traditional and modern. The stained-glass window, depicting the Good Shepherd, provides a beautiful backdrop to the altar. It was crafted in 1889, by a British artist for Trinity Episcopal Church in Howard, South Dakota, and was a gift to Gloria Dei, together with the hand-carved chancel furnishings, two smaller stained-glass windows, and the bell, which has called the faithful to worship for more than a century.
We worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Our sanctuary is roped off to practice social distancing and we have masks on hand that you can use if you forget yours. You can also view our weekly services on ZOOM during this trying time of COVID 19. We follow the liturgical settings in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal, and our guitar group leads us in worship monthly. During Advent and Lent, we worship on Wednesday evenings, using the liturgy of the Holden Evening Prayer service.
Our adult choir, musical and instrumental ensembles, and soloists provide special music throughout the year. The adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings during the school year and welcomes everyone who loves to sing.
What We Believe
Here at Gloria Dei, we follow Luther Seminary’s Narrative Lectionary.
“The Narrative Lectionary is a four-year cycle of readings. On the Sundays from September through May each year the texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.
The texts show the breadth and variety of voices within Scripture. They invite people to hear the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the prophets, Jesus, and Paul. Listening to the many different voices within Scripture enriches preaching and the life of faith.” (Excerpt from Working Preacher)
Ongoing Bible and Book Study Groups
Please feel free to come and join us at Gloria Dei Lutheran each Sunday morning at 9:30am for services. We are practicing Distancing and have masks available if you need one. You can also join us in the partaking of Communion using individual bread and cups that you pick up as you enter the Sanctuary. If you are not comfortable with this, please feel free to join us in our ZOOM Services.
Link for Sunday Services on ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 818 6232 5722
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study – meets bright and early on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am, on ZOOM.
Women’s Book Study – meets Mondays at 1pm at Gloria Dei. Call Betty at 907.243.5477 with questions.