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



HILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or Patti.
HILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or Patti

HILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or Pat

Lent Schedule 2016

+ ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb 10

Our invitation to the season of Lent will include worship with ashes and Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. A 1:00 p.m. service will also be offered this year at King Manor.   

+ Sundays During Lent - Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13

10:00 a.m. worship with Holy Communion

11:30 a.m. class for new members and seekers with lunch in the Lakeside Room

+ Wednesdays in Lent - Feb 17, 24, Mar 2, 9, & 16

5:15 Soup Supper (Hillside Room)

5:45 Dwelling in the Word: “The Sermon on the Mount”

   led by Jim Bailey and Pastor David - see study book, below

7:00 Holden Evening Prayer in the sanctuary


Lent Study Book 2016

Contrast Community: Practicing the Sermon on the Mount by James Bailey (2013).  The 2nd half of this insightful book will be our focus for Lent Wednesdays, co-led by the author and Pastor David.

    No portion of Scripture has been more influential in renewing church and society than Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  This book invites us into a transformative engagement with the text, the cultural context, and its meaning for us today.  Its approach challenges faith communities not only to study the Sermon on the Mount but to begin practicing these radical teachings of Jesus. 

    All sessions on Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 in the Hillside Room:

+ Feb 17 - The Lord's Prayer as Model for Praying (Matt 6:7-15)

+ Feb 24 - Replacing Worry with Trust (Matt 6:24-34)

+ Mar 2 - Freed from Playing Judge (Matt 7:1-5)

+ Mar 9 - Discerning Prayerfully (Matt 7:7-12)

+ Mar 16 - Building on Solid Rock (Matt 7:24-27)

    Jim Bailey is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.  He and his wife Judy now live in Duluth and have been members of Gloria Dei since last spring.  We look forward to this rich opportunity for learning and growing in faith together!  Books are not required for the sessions but will provide helpful insights for these and future conversations.  A few are available through the author at the discounted rate of $15.

 

Neighborhood Breakfast - Feb 27

All are welcome to join us for our free Neighborhood Breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Hillside Room.  


Intergenerational Sunday School - First Sunday each month

“All God’s Critters!”  Human beings aren’t God’s only concern but throughout scripture we find how animals share in God’s praise, accompany God’s people as part of the web of creation, and even provide lessons about faith!  Join us once a month for singing, bible dramas, crafts and conversations across the generations that will focus on God’s creatures, great and small.  See you there!

 

Youth Confirmation Class - Feb 13 & 27

In addition to regular worship, our confirmation class is focusing on the biblical story of God and God’s people.  We meet every other Saturday from 9:00-10:30 a.m.  All families with students in grades 7 & up are welcome—please speak to Pastor Dave. 

 




 


Easter Sunday  April 5, 10:00 a.m. Festival Worship with Holy Communion, choir, brass musician
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.

Sunday Schedule:

8:45 a.m. Sunday School/ Adult Forum

10:00 a.m. Worship & Holy Communion

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