ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Communion classes will be offered on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, during our Wonderful Wednesdays’ Program.  This class is open to all ages.  You should plan on your child attending both classes.  Please note, your child should have this class before they begin Confirmation.  We will celebrate their First Communion on February 19 during Sunday morning worship. To sign up, please call, 757-851-2838, or email Peggy in the Church Office, psipes@gloriadei.net. 

Community Bible Study--Our Men's Breakfast Bible Study and Daybreakers Bible Study are transitioning into a new ministry opportunity for Gloria Dei.  Last month, Pastor Dave was contacted by Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions (H.E.L.P.) to see if he would be willing to do a weekly Bible study at their Buckroe location.  Needless to say, Pastor agreed to do the weekly Community Bible Study for H.E.L.P., and you all are invited.  Every Monday, at noon, at 329 Buckroe Avenue, we will have Community Bible study offered.  This will be a great opportunity for us to learn the needs of our community and help us to become more outreach-oriented.  Join us on Mondays at noon for Bible study at H.E.L.P.

Laser Tag -- Youth in grades 5-8. We are going to Tagtime in Newport News to play laser tag on Sunday, February 12th. The cost is $20 each for six games. We will leave the church at 12:15 p.m. and plan to return to the church by 3:00 p.m. or earlier.  YOU MUST RSVP BY FEBRUARY 8 FOR ME TO LOCK IN OUR RESERVATION. I will need a parent volunteer as well to help chaperone and drive the youth. Please feel free to contact me with any questions (cell 757-513-4943).

Help Say Thank You!  Gloria Dei Lutheran School and its staff are such an important part of our Church.  These individuals work tirelessly to educate our children and bring to life God’s love in their lives.  As a Congregation we would like to supply the following items as a way to say thank you to these wonderful individuals.  We are collecting canned soda (all kinds), individual snacks (chips, pretzels, granola bars, etc.), and candy throughout the month of February and until Sunday, March 12. These ongoing donations can be placed in the box labeled “School Staff Thank You” located in the Atrium area by the member board. Help us show the School Staff how much they mean to us; and as always, keep them and the School community in your prayers.

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.  They have an immediate need for paper grocery bags. 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

The Gloria Dei Ladies of Eggcellence are selling chocolate-covered, cream-filled hearts as a fundraiser in support of Gloria Dei School’s 50th Anniversary celebration.  The hearts cost $6, weigh approximately 7 oz and can be personalized with 10 letters or less.  The hearts are available in four flavors – peanut butter, butter cream, coconut, and chocolate.  Please place your completed order form, with payment, in the box labeled Valentine Heart Order Forms located behind the Information Desk before January 30.   

Adult Crochet Classes - 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 ragdollsb@gmail.com.

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

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!

WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY SCHEDULE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 9:30AM

 

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

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

6:45-7:45PM

 

OTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

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

OUR MINISTRIES

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

Music/Choirs

WORD FROM OUR PASTOR

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.

WHAT DO LUTHERANS BELIEVE?

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...

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN SCHOOL

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