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What to Expect

Welcome to Gloria Dei

When you visit Gloria Dei, you are entering a church, a family, a place of respite. It is our prayer that during every part of your visit, you feel welcome and as though you are among friends who respect and value you.

Worship Services

Attending a worship service is one of the best ways to experience Gloria Dei; worship is at the heart of who we are as a congregation. Because it is so central to our life of faith, services are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Gloria Dei’s worship style blends contemporary Christian music and traditional hymns with key pieces of liturgy, such as confession, the creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.   

Our pastors center their sermons on Jesus Christ and they deliver messages that are relevant, challenging, and inspiring. God is active and vibrant in our lives, and our Sunday morning worship reflects that.  

Holy Communion is served regularly: on the first and third Sunday mornings of each month, every Saturday evening, and at least once a month on Wednesday evenings.   

Whenever you come, you should feel free to come as you are. There is no dress code here; dressed up or dressed down fits right in.

Gloria Dei loves children! And because we do, their attendance and participation in worship services is encouraged. However, we understand that sometimes they need a place of their own.  

On Sundays, a staffed nursery is available for kids up to three years old.  

During the school year, church school for 3 years-5th grade happens on Wednesdays and Sundays. On Sundays, church school overlaps with the worship service.

Next Steps

Get connected to what is happening at GDei by sharing your contact information with us. We regularly send out emails and notifications about important upcoming events and congregational happenings.  

Worship is at the center of our life together as a congregation, but there are other things that we do together, too! We encourage you to gather, grow, give, and go with us. There are things happening that can nourish and encourage you. There are ways that you can use your talents, skills, and resources to help others. Find out what those other things are on our Sign Ups & Happenings page, or contact us and someone will follow up with you to help you find your place here. 

While you can participate fully at Gloria Dei without becoming a member, we think that it matters to have a church home. When you are a member at Gloria Dei, the congregation makes a commitment to you and your life of faith and you make a commitment to the congregation. Now you are the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul says, and individually members of it (1 Corinthians 12:27) We believe what Paul says; membership is a way that we recognize who we are as individuals connected in community.  

When you are ready for membership, you can let us know by connecting with our Intent to Join form.

As we look ahead to 2024, we invite you to consider your level of giving. At Gloria Dei, we believe that everyone plays a crucial part in our community. Faith Matters.

Christmas at Gloria Dei

Join us for Christmas Eve at Gloria Dei on Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24. Find worship times and information about everything happening this Advent and Christmas season