You may notice that we are a little different. You will notice the reverence of the worship service, and yet at the same time a warmth and deep joy. We believe these things belong together. Careful attention is given to the hymns we sing, the preaching, and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Our life centers around the Sunday morning service – a weekly celebration of Easter and our Lord’s resurrection. We hope and pray that you will carefully consider joining Gloria Dei (Glory of God) Lutheran Church!
What do the Lutherans believe?
Our basic beliefs and practices are handsomely summed up in one of the best handbooks of Christian teaching ever written – the Small Catechism. Put together by Martin Luther, it contains simple but rich explanations of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Lord’s Supper – all in only a few pages.
What else does Gloria Dei offer?
In addition to the Sunday morning service, we offer children’s Sunday School, a rich, lively Sunday morning Adult Bible Class, and a small but growing youth group. Wednesdays at noon a handful of people gather for a shorter service with Holy Communion. Other opportunities for worship and prayer are announced throughout the year. In addition, we offer small-group men’s (Saturdays at 8am) and women’s (Wednesdays at 10:30am) Bible studies.
What about the music at Gloria Dei?
Music is given highest priority. Gloria Dei humbly seeks to be a model congregation in the area of sacred music. Our roots are deep down in the Lutheran heritage of singing the faith. We use the wonderful Lutheran Service Book. We enjoy a beautiful pipe organ, and members are invited to consider joining the choir.
How do I become a member?
Speak with Pastor Horn about your desire to find out more or to join. He would love to talk with you!
How is the congregation supported?
The regular offerings of our members go to support the congregation’s needs and the greater mission work of the church.
How is Gloria Dei affiliated?
Gloria Dei is a congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the oldest Lutheran church body in North America, with 2.4 million members in over 6,000 congregations. For more on the LCMS, visit www.lcms.org.