Sunday Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 am
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a friendly, inviting congregation, and we welcome you to worship with us. Staffed nursery provided for children 3 years of age and younger.
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, celebrating Holy Communion weekly. 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.
Children are always welcome in worship, we also provide a staffed nursery for infants and children ages 3 and younger during worship services.
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
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study – meets bright and early on Wednesday mornings at 7:30a, Village Inn, Spenard. Contact Pastor Mark for any questions.
Women’s Book Study – meets Mondays at 1pm at Gloria Dei. Call Betty at 907.243.5477 with questions.