Our Worship

Our Worship

As Lutherans, we believe that worship is what makes the church the church. In worship, we are gathered by the Holy Spirit, we hear the word of God proclaimed in our midst, we share in the sacraments, and we are sent out into the world. We arrive with our burdens and fears and pains; we depart in peace, having been changed by our encounter with God in prayer, praise, and celebration. 
 

As Lutherans, we believe that we are free to shape our worship in a wide variety of ways. Sometimes worship may be solemn, and other times playful. Sometimes it may be formal, and other times more casual. We may sing accompanied by piano, organ, brass, wind instruments, guitar, or even sing a cappella. Our songs may be ancient hymns of the church, or much more newly-composed songs. 
 

At Gloria Dei, we rejoice in this diversity of worship forms. Each week, we have three regular services of Holy Communion, each with its own tone. Some people prefer to come to the same service each week, while others vary their choice of services for one reason or another. Throughout the year, we have various special emphases and seasonal worship events. We are delighted to have several different musical groups that bless our worship, including vocal choirs, handbells, and instrumentalists of different kinds. 
 

Whichever service you choose to attend, we are delighted to have you with us! 
 


Sunday - 8:00am
 

The early service on Sunday morning follows the same traditional setting of the liturgy used on Saturday evening, but the atmosphere is more upbeat. At this service, we gather to be energized by God as we start our day. 


 

 

Sunday - 10:30am 
 

Our late service on Sunday morning is more relaxed and informal than the early service, with a more contemporary setting of the liturgy providing the tone. More families with children come to this service than the other two, which adds even more spirit of the gathering. “Children’s Church” available for younger ones. After the reading of the Gospel, the children go to the education wing for activities related to the Bible readings they just heard in worship, and then return to the sanctuary at Communion.

Saturday– 5:00pm 
 

The tone of our Saturday evening service reflects the fact that it comes at the end of the day, rather than the beginning. We use a Service of the Word with Holy Communion, and the atmosphere is quiet and reflective. There is a core of regulars that gathers each week, and also people who attend in the evening when other events create conflicts with Sunday morning. It is an intimate gathering, where we are embraced by God as the day comes to a close. 

 


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Reformation 500
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
John 8: 31-36 
10/29/2017 

The Sure Foundation
Chancel Choir 
 
10/29/2017 

God Really Does Own It All
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 22:15-22 
10/22/2017 

Sound the Full Chorus
Chancel Choir 
G.F. Handel/ar. Hopson 
10/22/2017 

Thou My Everlasting Portion
Chancel Choir 
 
10/15/2017 

Transformed by Love
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 22:1-14 
10/15/2017 

Everlasting Love
Charis Handbells 
arr. D. Hakes  
10/8/2017 

Seek Ye First
Charis Handbells 
 
10/8/2017 

Transformed by Faith
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 21:33-46 
10/8/2017 

The Grace Of Giving
Rev. Edd Wunderlich  
Matthew 21:23-32 
10/1/2017 

Extravagant Mercy
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 20:1-16 
9/24/2017 

Bless The Lord O My Soul
Chancel Choir 
 
9/24/2017 

Its Not About Math
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 
9/17/2017 

Bless The Lord O My Soul
Chancel Choir  
 
9/17/2017 

Praise To The Lord The Almighty
Chancel Choir 
 
9/10/2017 

Recipe For Life
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 18:15-20 
9/10/2017 

Building Bridges
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 16:21-28 
9/3/2017 

Rock vs Goat
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 16:13-20 
8/27/2017 

Breakfast With Jesus
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 15:21-28 
8/20/2017 

Day by Day
Chancel Choir 
M. Schweizer 
8/20/2017 

Walking Wet
Rev. Edd Wunderlich  
Matthew 14:22-33 
8/13/2017 

Weeds
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 
7/23/2017 

Sower of Seeds
Rev. Edd Wunderlich  
Matthew 13:1-23 
7/16/2017 

Christ in Everyone
Rev. Edd Wunderlich  
Matthew 10:40-42 
7/2/2017 

Fear Factor
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 10:24-39 
6/25/2017 

God of Mercy God of Grace
Chancel Choir 
J. Davisdon 
6/18/2017 

Laughter
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew9:35-10:8 
6/18/2017 

Come, Join the Dance of Trinity
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
Matthew 28:16-20 
6/11/2017 

Wanderlust
Rev. Edd Wunderlich 
John 20:19-23 
6/4/2017 

Peace I Leave With You
Sine Nomine 
W. Pelz  
6/4/2017 


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