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

218- 722-3381



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.


God's Work Our Hands Sunday - Sep 7

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)
This ELCA tagline, appearing on yellow T-shirts often worn at the Breakfast, is becoming a national theme for ELCA churches on the first Sunday after Labor Day. “‘God’s work. Our hands.’ Sunday reminds us that we are church together for the sake of the world,” says Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.  “Our lives have been changed by our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and it’s that encounter with Jesus that frees us to make a difference.” 

8:45 - That Sunday during Intergenerational Sunday School, in addition to singing and learning about Jesus’ parables, we are planning a service project for all ages.  If you have a yellow T-shirt, wear it, and if you don’t, we are planning to order more for future events.

10:00 - Worship with Holy Communion
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!
Earthkeeping 2.0 Training - Sep 27, 8:30 - 12:00
Taking Creation Care in the church to the next level
with Prof. David Rhoads, Lutheran School of Theology Chicago
You and a team from your church are invited to participate in a special training for Earthkeeping with God:
Why We Do This...
Rooted in the Gospel and the Lutheran Reformation, we’ll explore biblical and theological foundations for creation care, set within a context of growing ecological concern and a calling of faith communities to participate with God in “the care and redemption of all God has made.” 
How We Do This...
Empowered by the Spirit, we’ll look at practical training for congregation groups – the goal is comprehensive planning to make creation care integral part of the congregation’s whole ministry as part of God’s mission in the world. 
Free attendance, but registration requested for planning – please contact the church 722-3381.
Sponsored by the Northeastern MN Synod Creation Care Team.  

Don’t miss these other events with David Rhoads

this weekend:


Friday, Sep 26

At First Lutheran, Duluth

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Performing the Gospel

+ Oral culture in the First Century – what might we learn from this practice of early Church?

+ Performing the Gospel of Mark (portion) and reflecting on the spoken word

Sponsored by the Lake Superior Conference, NE MN Synod, ELCA

Sunday, Sep 28

At Gloria Dei Lutheran

8:45 a.m. The Gospel of Mark

(Adult Forum)

10:00 a.m. David Rhoads preaching

during morning worship

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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