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 - check back often to see what's happening at Gloria Dei. As we resume in-person programming this fall, events and opportunities will be listed below. Please use links provided to sign-up / register. If you have questions please so not hesitate to reach out, 605-371-3737 or office@gloriadei-sd.org. See church calendar.
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When the Gloria Dei - Sioux Falls Mobile Hair Salon is out in the community, you can know that we are living out our 3 values: Dignity. Image. Grace. Every human being deserves to feel the dignity that comes from getting a fresh wash and cut. Every human being is made in God’s image. Every human being longs to know the grace of God. It’s an absolute JOY to serve alongside all of you and I am so thankful for our volunteers and volunteer stylists who make this happen every other week!! Send me a message if you want to get involved. Share this post with your stylist and tell them to get in touch with us at Gloria Dei. We’re having a BLAST with this ministry!
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Did you serve with Gloria Dei at Food To You? Or The St. Francis House? Or snap a cute pic at a Milestone event? Submit your Good News info to office@gloriadei-sd.org  (Gloria Dei reserves the right to publish or not publish submitted content. Content submitted becomes the property of Gloria Dei.)
> Worship SAT 5:00pm (nursery open and NOT staffed);  SUN 9:00am (nursery open and staffed); SUN 10:30am (nursery open and staffed); WED 6-6:45pm (nursery open and NOT staffed)
(Masks no longer expected. If you feel more comfortable with a face-covering, especially if you have not been vaccinated, please continue to wear one.)
> Serving in Worship is an important part of worship at Gloria Dei. If you are interested in serving as Greeter, Usher, and or Lector, please contact Tanya.
> Baptism for information or to schedule a baptism click HERE or call the church office, 605-371-3737
> Baptism Class 2nd Sunday of the Month, 9:30-10:20am in the Office Conference Room for anyone interested in learning more about baptism for any age. Please email us and let us know you are interested in attending, HERE.
> Guitar Ensemble Sundays 5-5:45pm Anyone ages 8 and older welcome to participate in guitar ensemble. Bring your own guitar or rent one from the church. Text books provided. Participate in worship Nov 21. contact: John.Effinger@gloriadei-sd.org if interested.
> RENEW in Life and in Faith. Share with us how you are renewed. 
> Church School Register for Fall 2021 now!
> Confirmation Register for Fall 2021 now!
> 9th Grade Confirmation -- call church office to sign-up or change pastor conference time.
> HS and YA Small Group Leaders BECOME A SMALL GROUP LEADER 22Y/O - 99Y/O welcome! Small Group Leaders are at the heart of our High School and Young Adult community. This is where our family gets connected but it doesn’t happen without Small Group Leaders! If God is calling you to lead a group, we invite you to find out what being a group leader is all about by contacting sandy.bervengloriadei-sd.org or by completing this form.
>  MOPS All for Love Fri Nov 5, 9-11am Mom with children 0-5 years old welcome, childcare provided. siouxfallsmops@gmail.com
> Milestone: Welcome to Worship! Fri Oct 29, 5:30-7pm. 2 year olds and 3 year olds after Sept 1, and their parents welcome to explore the Sanctuary and some behind the scenes spaces too. Then enjoy fellowship and pizza. Childcare for siblings available with RSVP HERE by Oct 24
>Ignite Event AIRMadness Wed Oct 27, 6:45-8:30pm. All current enrolled confirmation students are invited to this Ignite Event at AIRMadness. Register HERE by Wed Oct 20 $10per confirmand.
>>>Caring for Caregivers Sun Nov 7, 10-11am  Office Commons  The Congregational Care Team is interested in starting a group to provide support and education to caregivers. If you are a caregiver now, have been in the past, or will be in the future stop by any time from 10:00-11:00 on Sun Nov 7 in the Office Commons, for a caregivers social to share your experiences and discuss how a group might support you. Interested but can't make it that day? Click HERE
>Bloodmobile Sun Oct 24, 8:30-12:00pm in the Gloria Dei Parking Lot. Contact the church office to sign-up for a time to donate blood, or just stop by that day and give.
> GriefShare Sundays, 6:30-8pm Room 123. GriefShare is help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Interested? Planning to attend - click HERE
> Check'n Blood Pressure on the 2nd Monthly Blood Pressure checks on the Second Sunday each month in the Gathering Space, stop by! You can have high blood pressure without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and heart continues and can be detected. >> October checks include Balance Assessment for Fall Prevention, stop by Oct 10.
> Divorce CAST Thurs Oct 21,  6:30pm contact Amy Martinell
> Pickleball Come and play Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8-10am in the gym. Thursday Evenings 6:45-8:45pm OR Sundays 4:30-6:00pm. Contact church office to confirm. All are welcome!
> The Food CAST gathers to prepare meals that are frozen and then brought to members and friends who are in need of a prepared meal-such as a family with a new baby, a person who is recovering from surgery, or someone who has had a death in the family. This ministry makes sure that the freezer closest to the dish room in the kitchen, is stocked with nourishing meals that embody the care of the community. You are welcome to take a meal to someone you know at any time.
>GO:The Banquet Thursday Oct 14, serve meal to guests 5:15-8pm. Click the times for more information or to sign-up to serve. Serving location 900E 8th St.
> GO: St. Francis House Sunday October 10, 6-7:30pm Serve a prepared dinner to the guests at St. Francis House.
> GO: Mission Haiti Gloria Dei -- we now have our own website with Mission Haiti, check it out, sponsor a child today!
> GO Mission Haiti Mission Trip -- Trip dates will fall between November 9-18, 2021. Interested? Contact Pr. Chris
>>> RENEW Stewardship Socials Sun Oct 24 5-7pm OR Sun Nov 7, 5-7pm both at Willow Run. All adults are welcome to this evening of appetizers, cash bar and fellowship. Hear about ministry at Gloria Dei. RSVP HERE
> Sunday Breakfast 8:30am-10:30am in the Williams Fellowship Hall, suggested donation of $3 per plate. Menus are listed on the calendar, click on Sunday breakfast  to see the menu for that morning.
>Wednesday Supper 5-6pm in the Williams Fellowship Hall, suggested donation of $3 per plate. All are welcome! Menus are listed on the calendar, click on Wednesday supper  to see the menu for that evening.
> Membership? Information or to complete an Intent to Join, Click HERE
> New Member Classes Sundays October 3 and 10 at 9:15-10:20am Anyone interested in learning more about Gloria Dei or about membership, please plan to attend these two classes. Contact: Tanya.Stadem@gloriadei-sd.org with questions or to let us know you plan to attend. New Member welcome weekend Oct 16, 5pm and Oct 17, 9am
> Quilting  Wednesdays 9am-12p OR 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:30p-9pm "If you can tie your shoes, you can quilt." All are welcome to come and quilt. No experience necessary. This group will have some work for you that does not require sewing background. Join the fellowship and service.
> Book Group is back! Starting Thursday Oct 21, 5:30-7:00pm in the Youth Room. Join this group, read a monthly book, and meet for discussion and fellowship. All are welcome! contact Holly
> OWLs (Older Wiser LutheranS) Monthly 3rd Sundays 11:30am in room 123. All 55+ are welcome to join this potluck lunch and fellowship time. 
Online Estimate of Giving form, or contact the church for a mail-in Estimate of Giving card, it is not too late to submit your annual giving plan.
> Council Meeting Minutes
> Consider remembering Gloria Dei in your Will. For further information contact Holly Brunick, our Business and Facilities Admin.
>Liturgy of the Ordinary (Spiritual Growth Group) Thursdays Oct 14 through Nov 11, 12:15-1pm at Tre Ministries. In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. We will discuss finding the sacred through the ordinary tasks of the day with author Trish Harrison Warren in her book Liturgy of the Ordinary. Register Here
Thursdays with P. Tim 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8pm in the Office Commons. Join in this study of some of Paul's letters. October will cover Galatians. November will cover Philippians.
> gather Thursdays Women's Bible Study, 9:30-10:3am, Room 123
> Men's Bible Study Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00am
> Wednesday Women in the Word AM 10-11am in the Fellowship Hall, current book: Acts by N.T Wright, available at Crossroads Books. This group will resume meeting Wed Sept 22. Questions, contact Darice
> Exercising Your Faith Mondays, 5:15-6:00pm, resuming Mon Oct 4. All abilities welcome to join us for 45 minutes of exercise followed by 30 minutes of Bible Study. Contact Amy Martinell

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