GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN (ELCA)

219 N. 6th Ave. E., Duluth, MN 55805

218- 722-3381

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WELCOME TO GLORIA DEI

Welcome to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a city-wide and globally-connected parish committed to ministry in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth, MN. Gloria Dei is a member of the Northeastern MN Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Gloria Dei is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Duluth and the region, but it sees God’s redeeming love active in the world today and embraces a vision for God’s mission that gathers together people wonderfully diverse in age, race, ability, background, and experience. Gloria Dei is also a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Church, meaning that we welcome and strive to incorporate all persons, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, into full participation in the church. We welcome you to join us for worship or one of our many special community or ministry events.

CURRENT EVENTS

All Saints Sunday, Nov 2

"Blessed are they who die in the Lord.  Yes, says the Spirit, they shall rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them" (Revelation 14:13).  The first Sunday of November, we remember the church on earth and the host of heaven, united in the body of Christ.  We thank God for all the faithful departed, especially those of our church family who have entered their eternal rest within the last year.


Fall Fair - Saturday, Nov 8

A fundraising dinner for Gloria Dei’s Free Neighborhood Breakfast
Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 6:00 PM, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, 835 W College St. 
     * Dinner menu includes Indian cuisine buffet (gluten-free, with both meat and vegetarian options) and dessert.  
     Gloria Dei Lutheran Church's free monthly neighborhood breakfast started in January 2006 and every 4th Saturday now serves near 200.  This ministry of hospitality to the hungry is funded by Gloria Dei's budget and friends in the community.  Select a table captain and join us at this delicious dinner to support the breakfast.
     Join a table of 10 in your congregation!  Free will donation. Reservations and questions - Contact Carol Kelley of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,

8:45 a.m. Intergenerational Sunday School – “Holy Parables!”
Installation of Sunday School Teachers and Sunday School meeting after worship (Lakeside Rm)

Gloria Dei Women of the ELCA invite you to our annual fall fair, Saturday, Nov 8, from 9:00-1:00.  Bake Sale, Country Store, Hillside Book Store, Artisan Crafts, Fashion Tag Sale, WELCA Quilt Raffle, Coffee & goodies, Chili soups & sloppy joes served at 11:00 a.m.  All invited – please come!


SANTLUCIA—DEC 8 After worship join us downstairs during coffee hour for the telling of Santa Lucia by Ebba Brooks.  All children are invited to participate too, with costumes, singing, and distributing treats.  Though little is known about her, she is remembered as someone who devoted her life to God and her possessions to the poor.  Her celebration became particularly important in Sweden and Norway, perhaps because the feast of Lucia (the name means “light”) originally fell on the shortest day of the year.  A tradition arose of a girl in the household, wearing a crown of candles, bringing saffron rolls to her family early in the morning on the day of Lucia.  
 
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DEC 15 – The Sunday School again recreates the nativity story during the worship hour on December 15.  Please note: there will also be a rehearsal for the Christmas Program on Saturday morning, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Many thanks to Steve & Sherry Dalager for coordinating this special service again this year—all children are invited to participate!
Gloria Dei Launches Online Giving
A new option to make financial gifts to Gloria Dei is here.   Click on the "Donate Now" button for a convenient way, through automatic withdrawal or secure credit/debit card transactions, to support God's mission through Gloria Dei with a donation or monthly commitment.


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