Soaring Like Eagles
on October 15th, 2021
Every single one of us, at times, needs renewal. These past two years the world has faced a global pandemic. In our own country we’ve seen division and disunity running rampant. Maybe you’ve faced hardships in your life. Maybe you’re just plain tired.
Pastor Dwight is Retiring
on October 8th, 2021
We are all equals at the foot of Jesus’ cross.
Core Value Number Four Loving and Caring for our Neighbors
on October 1st, 2021
Loving and Caring for Our Neighbors. Those across the street and across the world. All people, of every tribe and race, are created and loved by God. All people are our neighbors.
Core Value Number Three We Are a Luke 15 Congregation
on September 24th, 2021
Come to worship and be welcomed by a God who never stops looking for you and pursuing you… a God who runs out to meet you with the words “Welcome Home.”
Growing in Christ “I Am the Vine, You are the Branches”
on September 17th, 2021
When I was learning to drive way back at age 15, my two older brothers, Mark and Dan, took it upon themselves to teach me how to drive a manual transmission car. I was appreciative. Mark drove a Toyota Corolla (or Corona, I don’t recall) and Dan drove a Ford Pinto (anyone remember the Pinto?). Both cars were manual transmission, complete with stick shift and clutch. As they were teaching me, the number one lesson was to ...
Living in Faith Together
on September 10th, 2021
From the very beginning of time, God has placed us in families and in communities. We are meant to do life with one another. We are meant to be together. I want to cordially invite you to Gloria Dei this weekend.
on September 3rd, 2021
At our staff meeting this week we asked ourselves a two-fold question. “What renews you in your life?” And “What renews you in your faith?” Our answers were many and varied, and we shared them together in groups of three or four.
Thank You! You Are Needed!
on August 27th, 2021
Hello Gloria Dei,As we move toward the end of summer and into the busy-ness of fall, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your continued commitment to what God is doing in and through Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Through your giving of time, talent, and treasure, Gloria Dei remains strong and poised to continue the gospel work to which it is called, centered in the saving grace of Jesus....
Is There Any Good News to Share
on August 19th, 2021
... I was watching the evening news. I heard the warnings from the UN on global warming. I saw the alarming footage of what is taking place in Afghanistan. I heard reports and saw pictures of the very difficult situation in Haiti, made even more dire by the recent earthquake. I saw the devastation wrought by the Dixie fire in California. And on it went. And I thought to myself, “What is going on? The world is out of control.”
Stories are Important
on August 13th, 2021
When I was young, I loved hearing bedtime stories. I’ll bet you did too. When we became parents, ...
LIFT Living In Faith Together
on August 6th, 2021
LIFT: Living in Faith Together. Even through these past 18 months, God has been at work. Through livestream worship; through Zoom Bible Study and Fellowship opportunities; through online confirmation, and through caring ministries, we have continued to Live in Faith Together. However, I can’t tell you how great it is to be together.
Calm Some Storms
on July 23rd, 2021
Hey there Gloria Dei! Pastor Chris, here, filling in for Pastor Tim with this Friday Followings. I hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the weekend. If you’re around in Sioux Falls this weekend, I hope you can ...
My Cup Overflows
on July 16th, 2021
Dear friends, have you ever noticed how wet your table is?
Keep the Campfires Burning
on July 9th, 2021
these camps offers tremendous opportunities for children, youth, and adults of all ages to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and to have faith strengthened and nurtured in fellowship with others. In addition, LOSD camping ministry is Christ-Centered and provides Christian leadership skills for counselors and campers alike.
Liberty and Justice for All
on July 2nd, 2021
And while our country is far from perfect… it has sins and scars in its past and in its present… we can and should give thanks to God every day for these United States of America.
Does The Bible Really Say That? (Week Four)
on June 25th, 2021
What does it mean that we have “died to sin” and even now “have been raised to new life?” And if we are saved by grace, should we, as the apostle Paul asks, “Continue to sin so that grace may abound?” We’ll explore these questions this weekend.
Does the Bible Really Say That? (Week Three)
on June 18th, 2021
Our society today is filled with people searching for truth, searching for meaning, searching for purpose, and searching for abundant and eternal life. Certainly, this isn’t new with our current generation; nonetheless, a longing to “fill the hole in my soul” is prevalent in our world today.
Does The Bible Really Say That? (Week Two)
on June 11th, 2021
... hone in on the phrase “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle.” No doubt you’ve either heard it or said it. It is meant to bring comfort. I invite you to think about that phrase. What does it say about God? What implications does it have if you push it out far enough? Is it helpful? If so, how, when, and why? If not, why not?