A Pause in Programming Giving Thanks Often and Always
on November 27th, 2020
As for worship. We know this is essential for all of us. Providing both in-person and online options gives everyone a choice. As for now, our in-person numbers are manageable ...
Christ the King
on November 20th, 2020
After having shared the story of Jesus all year long, from his birth, to his public ministry filled with teachings, healings and miracles, to his death on the cross and glorious resurrection, we lift up Jesus as King.
Thank You Gloria Dei!
on November 13th, 2020
This congregation, while belonging to God, is powered by all of you and the countless numbers of volunteer hours you provide for this ministry.
Livestream Stewardship Event and Link Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
on November 6th, 2020
... how the grace and love of God in Jesus Christ not only saves us but launches us ...
A Few Reminders
on October 30th, 2020
All Saints weekend ... Confirmation / Affirmation of Baptism celebration ... Livestream Stewardship ... Consecration Weekend ... Set your Clocks Back ...
on October 23rd, 2020
Over these next two weekends we are so blessed to have a large group of 9th graders making public profession of their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives. We call this confirmation… a profound confirming of God’s promises made to them at their baptisms.
on October 16th, 2020
Back to my question in the title. Why Vision? Why are we doing all of this? Why are we working so hard at looking forward into 2021 and well beyond? Why not sit back and rest on our laurels? Why move forward when it takes so much effort?
The Reliability and Faithfulness of God
on October 9th, 2020
Our backyard faces east. I often will go onto our back porch with a cup of coffee in the morning and watch the sun come up. As I did that this week, I was reminded ...
IMAGINING THE VISION
on October 2nd, 2020
This weekend I will begin a seven-week preaching series entitled IMAGINE. Together we will be imagining both God’s call on our individual lives, but also God’s call to ...
The Joy of Being Together
on September 25th, 2020
What struck me was that there was no inhibition about playing catch with someone you didn’t know. Just the joy of playing catch together.
A Letter from the Gloria Dei Church Council
on September 18th, 2020
A church of course isn’t a business. A church does, however, have business. We also are living in some strange times with Covid-19. Accordingly, we want to take a moment and update you on how we have been handling some of Gloria Dei’s business during this pandemic.
Do Not Be Afraid
on September 11th, 2020
Watch for God. He is with you always and he speaks in various ways. And as he does, he brings you the assurance that faith in Christ casts out fear. Be Not Afraid. Live courageously in Christ.
God's Calling On Our Lives
on September 4th, 2020
... Jonah and then moved on to Ruth, then David, then Paul, and this week Barnabas. You and I have lots in common with these biblical characters. We are people who journey through life looking ...
The Farmer, Blinking Back His Tears
on August 28th, 2020
I’ve been saving it for a special occasion, and that occasion is today! It is based on the Gospel of…. Pardon this Interruption, this is Jon Sogn ...
How Long, O Lord?
on August 21st, 2020
Perhaps the psalmist sighs these lyrics, their pain and longing so deep there are no other words. Perhaps they shout the words out of frustration or anger. Or maybe they cry them, cheeks stained with unending tears. “How long, O Lord?”
Keep Church Weird
on August 14th, 2020
Keeping church weird is a way of acknowledging that God exists outside of the boxes we like to put God in ...
on August 7th, 2020
Last weekend, and this coming week during worship, we have been digging into the book of Ruth. The book of Ruth is about how God is always working in and through ...
Imagine Stewardship Campaign
on July 31st, 2020
... let us take a moment to think and thank God for life and how he fills our lives full of his grace. We are so blessed each day with the many blessings that God rains down upon us. We have a good and gracious God who opens wide ...