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?
Does the Bible Really Say That?
on June 4th, 2021
... we will dive together into the phrase that maybe you’ve either said to others, or they have said to you. The phrase is this: Everything Happens for a Reason
Freedom and Unity Found in Christ
on May 28th, 2021
I know we are living in challenging times. It seems that this great country of ours is becoming more and more divided: Divided on issues facing us; divided politically; divided even when it comes to faith in God. This certainly is not unique for our generation, but it does seem that the noise of division is getting louder and louder.
Ministry in Motion – Mission Update A Bus, A Mobile Salon, and Jesus
on May 21st, 2021
Early in 2020 Gloria Dei embarked on a special giving appeal to raise $50,000 for what we called “Ministry in Motion.” This congregation responded in great fashion, both with monetary contributions, but also with the time and talent to support this initiative.
Thank You All
on May 14th, 2021
Members and friends of Gloria Dei, I want to take this opportunity to say a big word of thanks to all of you. First of all, for your patience, understanding, and great spirit through this past year and a half. The COVID 19 time has been challenging, to say the least, but you have continued your commitment to the work of God at Gloria Dei.
Ponder The Cross
on May 7th, 2021
But then she looked up and saw the church in middle of the city with its big Cross stretching to the sky. “I know the Cross”, she said. “Take me to the Cross and I can find my way home from there.”
Draft Day, the Vikings, and Abraham
on April 30th, 2021
I don’t think I’ve ever said this before, but Abraham and Sarah are kind of like the Vikings and the new players they will be choosing.
This and That
on April 23rd, 2021
And along with that, I’ve had these questions posed many times “When will we be able to not wear masks in worship? And when will be able to stop sitting in every other row in the sanctuary?” Great questions. So glad you asked.
on April 16th, 2021
Two of our long time, beloved, staff members are retiring at the end of this month. ... Everyone is welcome and invited to celebrate these two remarkable women. If you’d like, you can mail cards to the church for them, or we will have a card basket at the above-mentioned celebration events.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
on April 9th, 2021
Now, this week after Easter, we still proclaim that Christ has been raised from the dead. Luke continues the Easter story with Jesus’ appearance to two people on the road to Emmaus.
For God So Loved
on April 2nd, 2021
Why? Why would Jesus do this? Why would God go through the sorrow of seeing his very own Son die on a cross? There is only one answer. And that answer is ...
Palm Sunday and the Installation of our New Pastor
on March 26th, 2021
Some 2000 years ago, as Jesus walked the road, people were lining the streets, waving their palm branches and hailing him as their king. “Hosanna to the Son of David”, they shouted in celebration. Many years before Jesus, David was the greatest of all the kings of Israel. The people in Jesus’ day were celebrating because they saw in Jesus a new king who would be like David and put the nation of Israel back on top of the political world, with military strength and might.
Signs of New Life
on March 19th, 2021
Hello Gloria Dei,As we move this weekend toward the official start of Spring, we are reminded of course of new life. And while the COVID pandemic continues to wreak its havoc on our world, there are signs that we are moving rapidly in a positive direction. There are signs of new life.Over this past year Gloria Dei, along with so many other churches, businesses, schools and organizations, has had t...