Worship at Gloria Dei will resume July 18 at 5pm & July 19 at 8:15am, 9:45am and 10:30am

Good News

FREED BY CHRIST, WE GATHER, GROW, GIVE AND GO, ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD
February 10, 2020
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church | 5500 E 57th Street |Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-371-3737 | www.gloriadei-sd.org

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1. Job Openings-Coordinator of Middle School & Custodial/Maintenance Team Lead www.gloriadei-sd.org/employment
2. Ministry in Motion Please consider a gift of $5 or $5,000. Checks/Cash marked Ministry in Motion or give online, select fund Ministry in Motion.
3. GO:Mission Haiti-Sponsor a Child WOW! Only 26 of the 126 children still need sponsors. Contact P. Chris
4. 6th Grade Confirmation Camp at NeSoDak June 7-12 OR June 21-26 $125 deposit due ASAP!. Check payable to Lutherans Outdoors. Visit www.gloriadei-sd.org/confirmation camp
5. Ash Wednesday Worship Times Wed Feb 26 12pm & 6pm. Soup Lunch will be offered following the 12pm service and soup supper served before the 6pm service.
“I thank my God every time I think of you” –Philippians 1:3

On my seminary internship many years ago I lived in the country of Brazil. I was able to learn the Portuguese language. I visited, preached, and taught in Portuguese. One of the words most spoken during that year…and certainly one of the words that has stuck with me the most… is the Portuguese word for Thank-You. OBRIGADO.

If I were preaching in church I’d have everybody say it together. So, go ahead, right now, wherever you are, say the word OBRIGADO.

Nicely done! OBRIGADO! Thank You!

On Sunday January 26 we gathered for the Gloria Dei Annual Meeting. Among many other words spoken, the word Thank-You was probably spoken the most (maybe with the
exception of “Pass the Cookies Please”).

But, since many of you were not able to be present, I want to simply take this opportunity to say a big OBRIGADO. Thank You! And specifically, I want to say thank you for the way in which you all volunteer your precious time to make everything run so smoothly at Gloria Dei. As you give of your time and talents, lives are impacted for Christ.

The list of ways in which you volunteer is so, so long, I can’t list it all. But to name a few: Church school teachers, Choir Members, Ministry Team members, Bell Ringers, CAST members, Bible Study leaders and participants, Sacristans, Ushers, Lectors, Acolytes, Altar Guild, Office Volunteers, Banquet and all other Mission and Outreach volunteers, Health Ministry, Stephen Ministers, Food Prep, Church Council members, Mission Trip Travelers, Indoor Plant Waterers, VBS workers, Youth Group Sponsors, Confirmation Small Group leaders, Worshipers, Nursery helpers, MOPS volunteers, Lawn Mowers, OWL participants. . .and the list goes on and on and on. Through you, the body of Christ, the work of Jesus happens in this place.

Jesus modeled cross-shaped living for us. He gave of himself to give life to others. Through acts of care and love you all show one another and the world what it means to live lives shaped by the cross of sacrificial love.

I stopped by the hospital recently to visit one of our members, and I was filled with joy when another member of the church was already there, visiting a fellow member of the body of Christ.

This congregation has a great spirit of generosity and it is a joyful experience to be part of it. Thank you for doing the works of Jesus as we reach out in witness, service, and love to a world so desperately in need of the Good News. Christ is working through you. “I thank God every time I think of you.” OBRIGADO. Thank You!

Pastor Tim
Worship this Week Saturday 5pm  |  Sunday 9am  |   Sunday 10:30am  | Wednesday 6:00pm
Sermon Series With you Always-The Gospel of Matthew
Baptism Class Sun Mar 8, 9:30-10:20am RSVP Here
"Heaven to Heaven” Gloria Dei Choir Join your voice to help design the next chapters in this exciting new musical theater work! All HS-Adults welcome!
   Rehearsals: 7-8pm on Wednesdays
   Sing in Worship: Sun Mar 15; Fri Apr 10
Hands of Praise Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm. Attention Pianists! Come join our amazing piano ensemble, advanced MS and HS players welcome!
   Rehearsals: Tuesdays now-Mar 10, 4:30-5:30pm
   Participate in Worship: Sun Mar 15, 9am and 10:30am
Guitar Ensemble Sundays now-April 19, 5-7pm; beginning students 5-6pm / returning or experienced students 6-7pm. Learning materials provided, bring a guitar or borrow one from Gloria Dei. Contact: john.effinger@gloriadei-sd.org
Ash Wednesday Worship Times Wed Feb 26 12pm & 6pm.
   Soup Lunch will be offered following the 12pm service.
   Soup Supper served before the 6pm service.
Check’n on the Second Sun Mar 8, blood pressure checks before and after worship services in the Gathering Space. You can have high blood pressure without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and heart continues and can be detected.
The Divorce C.A.S.T. (Called and Sent Team) Thurs Feb 20, 6:30pm Room 123. All members and associates who are separated, divorced, or divorced and remarried are welcome to attend. Childcare is available with an advance RSVP. Call the church office 605-371-3737
WIT (Women in Transition) Tues Feb 25, 5:30pm - Gloria Dei Room 123. This group is  opportune for widows to meet, have fun and support one another as they live as single persons again. Questions/ride contact Sheryl Curl, sacurl1950@gmail.com
Food C.A.S.T. gathers to prepares freezer meals. These meals are available for friends who are in need; new baby, surgery, death, job loss. This ministry makes sure that freezer #8 is stocked with nourishing meals that embody the care of the community. You are welcome to take a meal to someone you know at any time.
Pickleball Come as you can-we will teach you to play!
   Tues/Thurs Morning, 8:15-10:15am contact: Janine/Adrian Mohr 
   Sunday Evening, 4:30-6:30pm  contact: Janine/Adrian Mohr 
   Thursday Night, 6:45pm  contact: Brenda Olson
Open Arms Addiction Ministry www.gloriadei-sd.org/addiction
THANK YOU, Gloria Dei, for your overwhelming response to Mission-Haiti child sponsorship! We have over 100 families signed up to sponsor a child! If you are interested in sponsoring, but didn’t have time to sign up, please email Pastor Chris at chris.zuraff@gloriadei-sd.org We also have a mission trip planned for April 21-28, 2020. If you’d be interested in traveling to Haiti with Kate Patrick and others from Gloria Dei, please send an email to Pastor Chris (chris.zuraff@gloriadei-sd.org).
Church School Sun 9:20-10:05am / Sun 10:50-11:35am / Wed 4:00-5:00pm
contact: lara.kvale@gloriadei-sd.org
6th Grade Confirmation Camp at NeSoDak June 7-12 OR June 21-26 $125 deposit due ASAP! Check payable to Lutherans Outdoors. Visit www.gloriadei-sd.org/confirmation_camp for more information and to register.
6th/7th/8th Grade Confirmation Wednesdays 6:00pm worship; 6:30pm large group, 7:00pm small group  |  contact: sarah.goldammer@gloriadei-sd.org 
High School Youth Group Sept-May: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm, Youth Room. contact:Sandy.Berven@gloriadei-sd.org
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Fri Mar 6, at 9-11am Fellowship Hall Find us on Facebook: @GloriaDeiMOPS. All moms of children not yet in kindergarten are welcome to be a part of this group. 2019-2020 Theme To The Full
Kid’s Night Out Fri Mar 6, 5:30-8:30pm $20 first child, $5 each sibling. Come for cheese pizza, games, crafts, movies, and fun. Children ages 1-12 years welcome!  >>RSVP by Wed Mar 4 www.gloriadei-sd.org/kno or call church.
2nd Sunday Family Funday Sun Mar 8 1:30-2:30pm kickball in the gym. All ages and abilities welcome. Come for fun, burn off some energy, connect with your Gloria Dei family. RSVP HERE Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
VBS (Vacation Bible School) 2020 Dates June 8-12, 2020 Mark your calendars and watch for registration information.
Dei Camp 2020 Dates June 22-25 OR July 20-23, 9am-3pm, $60 per camper. Registration info coming soon!
GO:The Banquet Thurs Mar 19, 900 E 8th Street. Prepare, Serve, Clean-up a meal for the guests of The Banquet. Sign-up by clicking the time below.
   4 disciples needed for the 9:30am-12:00pm morning meal prep
   4 additional disciples needed for the 10:15am-12:00pm morning meal prep second shift
   45 disciples needed for the 5:15-8:00pm serve evening meal
GO:St. Dysmas TDB  - 6:00pm, Gloria Dei will not be attending worship at St. Dymas in March 2020. 5 disciples needed to worship with the inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, sign-up and paperwork deadline TBD. You will experience a warm welcome and grace will be given and received. You will need a current background check (good for a year). See instructions on sign up form, or stop by GO:Hub
GO:Mission Haiti Interested in a mission trip to Haiti April 21-28, 2020. Or would you like to sponsor a Hatian Child? Want more information? Ready to commit?!? Gloria Dei member and Haiti Mission Trip Leader Kate Patrick will be available to answer questions. Final day to commit to Gloria Dei Haiti Mission Trip is Fri Feb 28, 2020, complete this brief form or call church.
GO:Mission Haiti - Sponsor a Child for just $25 per month. $25 per month covers tuition, uniforms and shoes, a daily meal, school supplies, textbooks, free primary health care, and support for teachers and facilities at the school. We’re “flipping the script” and taking pictures of Gloria Dei families, sending them to children in Haiti, and inviting kids to pick their sponsors!! Contact P. Chris or Kate Patrick
GO:Bread Break Be a part of this ministry opportunity for Gloria Dei, we are looking for volunteers to help keep food from being thrown away. Contact P. Chris Zuraff or let us know you are interested HERE
GO:St. Francis House Sun Mar 8 6:00-7:30pm. Sign-Up by clicking date, or call church. Serve/clean-up a prepared meal to the guests of St. Francis House; 6 disciples serving each time.
Quilting Ministry The quilters provide quilts to local groups.
   Dei Quilters vpanders@q.com Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 9.00am.
   Peace by Piece smileshiner@sio.midco.net Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm
GO:Hub Stop by the GO: HUB in the Gathering Space or visit www.gloriadei-sd.org/go
Join our closed Facebook group #GONetwork, to learn about more opportunities to serve.
Surprised by Hope | Spiritual Growth Group Tuesdays now - Feb 18, 11:45am at tre ministry - 900 w 11th. book: Surprised by Hope N. T. Wright. Author and theologian N. T. Wright invites us to rethink heaven, the resurrection, and God’s mission for His church. The book is a recommended read, but not necessary for attendance or conversation. Optional RSVP.
Thursday Nights with Pastor Tim - Revelation 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30- 8:00pm in the Office Commons  This group will be going through the book of Revelation, using a 15 minute video for each session from a Luther Seminary professor, followed by teaching and conversation. Optional RSVP
Exercising Your Faith*  Mondays, 5:15pm This session using the book: Walking in God’s Grace, by: Sarah Young. Join us for 20-30 minutes all ability exercise followed by Bible Study.  contact: judi.schwerin@gloriadei-sd.org
Gather* Tuesdays, 9:30am, Rm 123 contact: judi.schwerin@gloriadei-sd.org
Wednesday Women in the Word-AM* 10:30-11:30am Room 123 book: He Choose the Nails by Max Lucado contact: daricerenae@midco.net
Wednesday Women in the Word-PM* 6:30-7:30pm Theatre Room using guide; Engaging God’s Word: Joshua and Judges (study guides available on Amazon) contact Melissa McKinney
Men’s Bible Study contact: chris.zuraff@gloridei-sd.org Wednesday 6:30am, Rm 123
Couples Bible Study 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm Have you been looking for a way to grow in your faith with your significant other? Come give our new bible study a try. We gather in the office conference room for casual conversation around the scripture heard in worship. Contact: chris.zuraff@gloridei-sd.org Childcare available with RSVP, contact church office.
   *Women's Bible Study
Wednesday Supper Mac & Cheese, Chicken Fingers, Vegetable Sticks. (FYI: No Supper Wed Feb 19); $3 per plate; purchase meal cards online or at church
Sunday Breakfast Continental; suggested donation $3
OWLS (Older Wiser LutheranS) Sun Feb 16, 11:30 am - Room 123 (3rd Sunday of each month). The meal is potluck, and this is a time for those 55 and older to gather and share a good meal, fellowship and celebrate the gift of years.
Gloria Dei Book Group Feb 27, 5:30-7:00pm book: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. All are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. contact: Holly Brunick
Get to Know Your Dei - Pastoral Led Membership Classes Sun Mar 15 and Sun Mar 22, 9:15-10:15am Office Commons. Please plan to attend both sessions.
Membership? Contact Tanya.Stadem@gloriadei-sd.org with questions
New Member Welcome Weekend Sat Mar 28 @ 5pm and Sun Mar 29 @ 9am
Job Opening - Coordinator of Middle School We are #soblessed to have many families at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. To help guide our blessings, we are seeking a full-time Coordinator of Middle School. This individual will work with youth and their families to pass on the faith, 32 – 40 hours per week. Is this full-time position for you? Check out www.gloriadei-sd.org/employment for more info or to apply.
Job Opening - Custodial / Maintenance Team Lead Full time position (40 hours/week) with primary responsibilities to include appearance, maintenance, and security of the building and grounds, as well as the overall cleanliness of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. This position supervises other custodial staff and contractors and is a member of the Ministry of Administration Team. We are looking for a self-motivated person, good communicator, strong organizational skills, mechanical aptitude with previous janitorial and grounds keeping experience preferred and who has a passion for the ministry at Gloria Dei. Check out www.gloriadei-sd.org/employment for more info or to apply.
Ministry in Motion Goal of $50,000 for the new (used) bus and the haircut trailer. Please consider a gift of $5 or $5,000. Checks/Cash marked Ministry in Motion or give online, select fund Ministry in Motion. Tax-deductible gifts to this special giving appeal are above and beyond your offering/pledge.
Gloria Dei Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm | Fri: 8am-2pm
Gloria Dei Preschool  www.gloriadei-sd.org/preschool Join our new facebook group: @GloriaDeiSDPreschool
Gloria Dei Preschool Registration NOW OPEN -- Visit the preschool page on the website for registration information.
Rise & Shine with Gloria Dei Preschool Mon-Fri 7:30am-9:00am, $6 per day, contact Sharon Claude to sign up.
GDei Library Stop by. Check Out an Item or 2. Read/View. Return. Repeat. contact: Laura at lruesch@sio.midco.net
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**Information subject to change, please see our calendar for a complete listing of church events and details. Or call the church office, 605-371-3737

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