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A Few Reminders
on December 2nd, 2022
As we move into the month of December, we are already approaching the second weekend in the season of Advent. I pray that this Advent season is one in which you can be deliberate about worship, service, and finding quiet times of contemplation to center in on the amazing reality of God taking on human form in the person of Jesus.  Read More
A Time of Thanksgiving and of Preparation
on November 25th, 2022
As we come out of this Thanksgiving weekend, we also begin a time of preparation. We call these weeks before Christmas the season of Advent. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. And for the arrival of Christ into our lives each day.  Read More
Special Congregational Meeting Upcoming | Sunday, December 4th
on November 18th, 2022
Our six-member Search Committee, which has been working for many months now, has made a recommendation to the Church Council on a candidate for the Executive Pastor position.   Read More
Ephesians: A Great Christian Refresher Course
on November 11th, 2022
This weekend we are focusing on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It is a rich and meaningful letter from Paul to people that he dearly loves.   Read More
All of Us, Saints
on November 4th, 2022
"Now it is our time to “Tell the Old, Old Story, of Jesus and His Love.” God is calling us, made saints by the cross and resurrection of Jesus, to share our faith stories and the way in which God’s love has impacted us." -Pastor Tim Selbo  Read More
on October 28th, 2022
C.S. Lewis was once asked what it was that distinguished Christianity from all the other world religions. He responded by saying, “O, that’s easy. It’s Grace.” Grace. God’s undeserved gift.  Read More
Saying Yes to the Promises of God
on October 21st, 2022
Because of Jesus, as the apostle Paul says: “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” --Romans 8:37, 39.  Read More
A Few Reminders
on October 14th, 2022
Thanks everyone. It is a tremendous blessing to be part of such a vibrant and active congregation as together we proclaim and live out the gospel of Jesus Christ.   Read More
Stories to Tell and Faith to Share
on October 7th, 2022
I encourage you to think of the stories of your life. Who are the major players in your life story? How did the Christian faith come to you? Who told you God’s story and how did you discover that God’s story intersects with your story? Be sure to tell your stories to family and friends. Your story is important.  Read More
God Loves You Plain and Simple
on September 30th, 2022
As we go through the milestones of life, we, as Christians, are blessed to have the promise that God walks alongside of us. As we raise children to be good and faith-filled adults, we then release them into the world, knowing that God walks with them, just as he has walked with us.  Read More
Many Things and The Important Things
on September 23rd, 2022
" ... I settled down to work. I got out my computer, my Bible, and a cold Diet Coke. I was ready to focus…but then I thought I should just throw in a load of laundry ..."   Read More
Happy Fall
on September 16th, 2022
Your family needs you. Your friends need you. Your church needs you. But even more true is that you need your family, your friendships, and your faith in God.  Read More
Rally Weekend Living in Faith Together (LIFT)
on September 9th, 2022
God’s love is a love that runs deep. It is a love that gives life. It is the love that puts us back into a right relationship with God through faith in Christ. And it is a love that draws us together as a congregation as we experience “Living in Faith Together”.  Read More
Labor Day was God's Idea
on September 2nd, 2022
Labor Day is a day when families gather at the lake or for picnics and barbecues. It serves as a celebration of labor, but also as a needed day of rest. Yet, as I read the Bible, I am reminded that God was the first one to introduce a day of rest from our labors.  Read More
Life in Proper Perspective
on August 26th, 2022
I’ve shared with you many times the prayer I say every day. “Lord, use me.” “Lord, use me.” It is a prayer that gets its legs and content from a living, dynamic, relationship with Jesus. And that relationship is nurtured, and it grows, from spending time in Bible reading, prayer, worship, Christian relationships, and giving to the purposes of God.  Read More
You Need the Church and the Church Needs You
on August 18th, 2022
Hello Gloria Dei,I returned this week from a two-week vacation. I spent a bit of time in Arizona with my two grown kids; I connected with some old friends; and of course, I got in a few rounds of golf. I was then able to have a few off days here in Sioux Falls, getting some things done around the yard, reading a good book, and just enjoying life.And guess what? Everything here at Gloria Dei Luther...  Read More
A Promise to Hold Onto
on August 12th, 2022
We all need those safe places. Those places we can go and feel safe and secure.  Read More
Praise and Proclaim, Worship and Witness
on August 5th, 2022
Which leads me to my second invitation: Come witness to and proclaim the Good News with us! Gloria Dei has so many amazing opportunities for you to find where you belong, to make new friends, and to witness to and proclaim the Good News of God along the way!  Read More