Worship at Gloria Dei Saturdays 5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am and 10:30am

Happy 4th of July

The Freedom of a Christian! We celebrate this weekend the founding of this treasured country. We are privileged to live in a land which has as its heart the rights of “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness”, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. And while we continually need to keep working to achieve these rights for ourselves and for all people, the freedoms we enjoy and hold so dearly are always to be appreciated and never taken for granted.

As Christians we also are given the gift of freedom, in a different sense. I’m excited over these next two weeks to have Pastor Chris preach on “The Freedom of a Christian”. One of Martin Luther’s most renowned writings bears that title. I urge you to look it up and read it. Luther tells us that in Christ, we are “Freed From” sin, death and the power of evil. And we are “Freed For” love of God and love of neighbor. Be sure to tune in this weekend and next to our online worship as we dive deeper into what it means to be free in Christ.

We are resuming in person worship! I want to remind you that we will begin once again in person worship on the weekend of July 18-19.  Our worship schedule to begin with will be Saturdays at 5 pm and Sunday mornings at 8:15, 9:30, and 10:45. Please check our website for the schedule and the guidelines we will be following to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Two Golf Outings! I’m happy to announce that Gloria Dei will have again this summer two opportunities for fellowship on the golf course. Sundays July 26 and August 30, Spring Creek Golf Course, Scramble, at 1:00 p.m. Call the church office or register online. Hope to see you there. Everyone is encouraged to participate no matter your skill level. We’re just out having some fun. Cost is $32 per person for green fees and cart.

See you online for worship,
Pastor Tim

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