Financial Plan Discussions--Following worship today, Sunday, June 4, the congregation is invited to attend a discussion session in the Simeon Center about our upcoming financial plan for 2023-2024. You may attend either online or in person.

Community Bible Study--Pastor Dave leads a weekly Bible study at H.E.L.P., 329 Buckroe Avenue.  All are invited to attend most Mondays at noon.  This is a great opportunity for us to learn the needs of our community and help us to become more outreach-oriented.  Please know that we will not be meeting on days when a holiday is being celebrated.

Wonderful Wednesdays--This program is for all children grades Kindergarten through High School. We meet from 5:45-7:45 p.m. and share in Bible Study, dinner, music & crafts.

Youth Happening--June 10 - VBS Teen Training Part 2.  Senior and Junior High youth will finish their shirts for VBS and help spread the word by passing out fliers in our Willow Oaks and Elizabeth Lakes neighborhoods. Timeframe for this event is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

Children's Church--Each Sunday, immediately following Pastor Dave's message during 'A Word for the Children', children ages 4-8 are invited to the Simeon Center for a brief, age-appropriate Bible lesson. Children will be returned to their families in the Nave for communion and the remainder of the worship service.

Nursery Reservations--Our Nursery staff are ready to take care of your little ones while you are attending worship on Sunday mornings or any of the Wonderful Wednesday activities.  We ask that you please notify the Church Office ( or each week if you will be needing this service. For Sunday worship each week, the deadline for RSVP’s is the Wednesday prior; for Wonderful Wednesdays, the deadline will be the Monday prior.  Please know that the Nursery staff has had their First Aid/CPR certifications updated.  If you have any questions, please call the Church Office, 757-851-2838.

Upcoming Graduates--If you are graduating from college or high school this year, please notify the church office with your name, school, address and future plans. We will list you in our July/August newsletter and one of our Weekly Bulletins.  You are invited to our Baccalaureate service, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.

Fellowship Bible Study--You are invited to join us in Bible study every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am. We are meeting in the Simeon Center and using the Augsburg Adult Bible Study Series. This is a small group study, where you will find fellowship and a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, email Sharon Padula at:

Little Library Donations--Please consider donating any quality children's books to the new Little Library. Place 1 or 2 into the box located at the middle set of doors, which is where school parents exit once picking up their children.

Eucharistic Ministry--We are in the process of revitalizing our team of home communion assistants to enhance our Care Ministry.  If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please call Peggy Sipes in the Church Office.

Alter Guild--Have you ever wondered what it is that we do to prepare the church for weekly services and special events?  If you are interested in being a part of the Altar Guild or if you would like to be the Lead Sacristan, please contact Renee Wells, 757-749-4425. Training will be provided.

Make a Joyful Noise!--If you are interested in singing with the choir, singing in a small ensemble or solo, or playing an instrument on Sunday mornings, please contact Sandy Dunn,

The 2023 flower calendar is posted in the Atrium for those wishing to give the flowers for our Sunday worship services.  These flowers cost approximately $50.00 plus a delivery fee.  You may designate your flowers in celebration of something, in memory of someone, in honor of someone, to the glory of God, etc.  You will be billed directly by Jeff’s Flowers, Of Course. Thank you!

H.E.L.P. Food Pantry Donations--Please, join us in filling up the red wagon to feed the hungry in our community.   The following are items on their most needed list:

  • Paper grocery bags
  • Dry cereal in boxes
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pork and beans
  • Shelf-stable milk-single-serve pkgs.
  • Jell-O
  • Canned meat–Spam, corned beef
  • Tomato sauce
  • Rice-a-Roni-flavored rice packets
  • Toilet paper
  • Individually wrapped bars of soap

Prayer Shawl Ministry--Members of this ministry meet on the second Sunday of the month following worship in the Koinonia Atrium, near the fireplace. Lunch typically follows at Capri's Restaurant after knitting or crocheting. Contact Rita Foringer at if you have any questions.

Adult Crochet Class--On Wednesday evenings, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Sharon Bennett is giving crochet lessons. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at

Vacation Bible School--Sunday, June 25-Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Ages 4-Rising 6th Graders. Volunteers needed as Group Leaders, Food Set-up & Preparation, and Food Clean-up and Dishwashing. Volunteers include rising 7th Graders to Adults. Register online:  or email Jenny Sutherland at .
Volunteers also needed to help decorate on Saturday, June 17 - Anytime between 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & Saturday, June 22 - Anytime between 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Even if you are unavailable to attend VBS, there are ways you can still help! Please consider donating newspapers to help make our volcano.

Power in the Spirit--July 13-15, 2023 at Roanoke College.  Power in the Spirit is an inspirational conference for people of all ages who wish to explore God’s call to service through joyous worship, Bible studies, keynote addresses, workshops, games, and fellowship. In addition, congregational leaders—teachers, music directors, choir members, council and committee members, family life consultants, deacons, pastors, and others—will find Power in the spirit nurturing and challenging as they consider their mission and ministry.
To register, go to:

Gloria Dei is currently looking to hire a new Minister of Music - see details here!

School Employment Opportunities--Gloria Dei Lutheran School has the following positions available:
*Two-Year-Old Lead Teacher          
*Bus Drivers
*Afternoon Childcare Aides            
*Art Education Teacher
*Instructional Aides for Elementary Level Classes 
*Director of Buildings and Grounds
*Steward of Buildings and Grounds

If  you  are  interested  in  any  of  these  positions,  you  can  find  an application online at: Once completed, you may turn it in to the School Office at 250 Fox Hill Rd., Hampton, VA 23669, attention: Lisa Dadez.

Gloria Dei School’s 50th Anniversary Ornament and Coin Sale--We are selling 50th Anniversary coins and ornaments for $10 apiece. If you would like to purchase one, please do so at the Information Desk during the week. We will take cash (exact change please) or checks if you would like to purchase one these treasures. We are working to fundraise for new playground equipment to celebrate our 50th school year. We appreciate your support!

Join us for worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  All services are offered in person in the Nave and virtually via either LiveStream (Facebook Live) or a Zoom link through our Church Facebook page.

Cross and Crown is a wonderful ministry enabling youth to participate and serve in worship, and there are always opportunities available. Please contact the church office if you would like to serve.

The coffee bar is open before and after services and is in need of coffee creators! Please contact the church office if you would like to serve

Lay Assistants, Readers, Ushers, Greeters, and Altar Guild are all in need of extra help.  Please contact the church office if you would like to serve!





Children's Bible Study

K-4th Grade, Growing with Jesus, 5:45 p.m.

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Christian Education

5th & 6th Grade Bible Study, 6:55 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation, 6:55 p.m.
Grades 9-12 Sr. High Discipleship Group, 6:55 p.m.

Adult Class




Daybreakers Bible Study meets in person and on Zoom
8:30 a.m. - 2nd & 4th Mondays

Fellowship Bible Study meets in person and on Zoom
10:00 a.m. - Every Tuesday


Gloria Dei Offers Ministries for Children and Adults of All Ages! We hold a variety of service and learning activities at Gloria Dei or in the community throughout the week. Find schedules and details across the website and through the links below.

Family & Youth | Adults



Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a people, not a place. Our goal is to be Gloria Dei not only to the Fox Hill community, but to also be Gloria Dei at the park, beach, grocery store, school, work, and beyond. Maybe you have experienced Gloria Dei in one of these settings and are wondering how you can become involved.

First, begin with prayer. Pray that the Holy Spirit would help discern which faith community is best for you and, if applicable, your family. Second, check out our calendar of events, and if something catches your eye that you might like, then try it. Third, join us for worship.

The folks of Gloria Dei are full of love, the love of Christ; and they would love nothing more than to share that love and their experience of Jesus with you. Blessings as you search for a faith community that you can be part of and support. Jesus deserves our worship and our praise. Peace be the journey.


Lutherans are the oldest protestant denomination of Christianity.  At the very core of our beliefs is that Jesus the Christ is Lord; we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and we believe that salvation belongs to our God, is a gift from God, and there is not anything that we can do to earn it.

At the heart of the Gospel is God’s love for us and for all of God’s creation.  There is not anything you can do to make God love you less or more than what God already loves you.  Lutherans focus on grace.  There are no fire and brimstone messages here.  We preach a message that balances the law and the gospel...


Our Acclaimed On-Campus Christian Private School for Students Ages Two Years Through the Eighth Grade

For over 45 years Gloria Dei Lutheran School has taught children in a safe and nurturing environment where they are encouraged emotionally, socially,  academically, physically and spiritually to be the best they can be

Now Hiring for the following positions: Director of Buildings and Grounds, Steward of Buildings and Grounds, and Substitute Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year