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

Christmas Eve, Saturday Dec 24

Gather in-Person

at Gloria Dei the birth of Our Savior is celebrated on Christmas Eve. Below are the times for gathering in-person:
10:30am  |  Candlelight with Holy Communion
2:00pm  |  Children's Service, with interactive Christmas Story where all children present may participate
3:30pm  |  Candlelight
5:00pm  |  Candlelight
9:00pm  |  Candlelight with Holy Communion


TBD  |  Candlelight will be livestreamed Click HERE for livestream.


Following the conclusion of the livestream, that service will be available On-Demand, any time any where to watch with any one. Click HERE for on-demand.

Christmas day, sunday Dec 25

10:30am | Worship


ad·vent: /ˈadˌvent/ the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.
Advent: the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
Advent this year at Gloria Dei offers the following opportunities to prepare for the birth of our Savior.
Wed Nov 30  -  5pm Advent Soup Supper, 6pm Worship
Fri Dec 2  -  Augustana Vespers 7:30pm
Sat Dec 3  -  5pm Worship in the Chapel
Sat Dec 3  -  Augustana Vespers 7:30pm
Sun Dec 4   -  9 & 10:30am Worship
Wed Dec 7  -  5pm Advent Soup Supper, 6pm Worship
Sat Dec 10  -  5pm Service of Hope and Remembrance
Sun Dec 11  -  9 & 10:30am Cantata
Wed Dec 14  -  5pm Advent Soup Supper, 6pm Wednesday Children’s Christmas Program
Sat Dec 17  -  5pm Worship
Sun Dec 18  -  9 & 10:30am Worship, 3pm Sunday Children’s Christmas Program
Wed Dec 21  -  5pm Advent Soup Supper, 6pm Worship
Sat Dec 24  -  10:30a Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion
Sat Dec 24  -  2pm Children’s Christmas Worship
Sat Dec 24  -  3:30pm Candlelight Worship
Sat Dec 24  -  5pm Candlelight Worship
Sat Dec 24  -  9pm Candlelight with Holy Communion
Sun Dec 25  -  0:30am Worship
Mon/Tues Dec 26/27  -  Office Closed
Fri Dec 30  -  1pm Office Closed. (Contributions must be delivered to church office on or before 12/31/2022, or postmarked by 12/31/2022 to be counted as 2022 contribution.)
Sat Dec 31  -  5pm Worship
Sun Jan 1  -  10:30am Worship
Mon Jan 2  -  Office Closed
Advent is the beginning of a new church calendar year. We begin in Advent because as the prophets of old foretold, the Messiah is coming. Advent is traditionally a time of waiting with hopeful expectation for the Messiah to come. As Christians, we believe the Messiah has already come. Jesus is Emmanuel, or God-with-us.

Advent is that season right before Christmas where we, too, practice waiting in hopeful expectation. We now believe that the Messiah comes every time the Word is proclaimed and we share in the real presence of Christ at communion and baptism.

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