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FREED BY CHRIST, WE GATHER, GROW, GIVE AND GO, ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD
February 18, 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. No Wed Programming or Wednesday Supper Wed Feb 19. Worship is at 6:00pm
2. 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.
3. The Divorce C.A.S.T. (Called and Sent Team) Thurs Feb 20, 6:30pm Room 123.
4. GO:The Banquet Thurs Mar 19, 900 E 8th Street.
5. Get to Know Your Dei - Pastoral Led Membership Classes Sun Mar 15 and Sun Mar 22, 9:15-10:15am Office Commons.
Psalm 34:8
Psalm 34:8

“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” –Psalm 34:8

My mother, rest her soul, loved to drink hot tea. I can still picture her boiling the water on the stove, waiting for the tea pot whistle to blow (The microwave oven took over the tea pots’ duties later on). Then came choosing which flavored tea to have. And then she’d sit on the couch and enjoy. Often, while sipping her always very hot tea, she’d open her Bible and read and pray.

And while she never said it out loud I think she knew, like the psalmist in the verse above, that just as her hot tea tasted so good early in the morning, so too her Bible reading allowed her to taste and see the goodness of God.

Later this month we begin the season of Lent. Lent is a time to reflect on the goodness of God. It is a time to know that Christ’s love is never-ending and never-failing. Going to the cross for our sake shows just how good the Lord is.

Take some time during the season of Lent and reflect on the goodness of God in your life. How have you been blessed? How has God met you both in good times and difficult times? Who has God blessed you with in terms of friendships and family? Picture Jesus smiling and laughing with you. Then picture him also washing your feet and proceeding to the cross to give his life for you. Finally, picture him coming out of the grave with a smile on his face. Sin and death have been defeated. I think we’ve got it right when we say “God is good… all the time.”

Whatever your drink of choice is in the morning… tea, coffee, orange juice, or iced caramel macchiato… as you enjoy it and taste its goodness, so too, reflect and know the goodness of our Lord. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

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. Learning materials provided, bring a guitar or borrow one from Gloria Dei.   Contact: john.effinger@gloriadei-sd.org
   Beginning students 5-6pm / returning or experienced students 6-7pm.
   Learning materials provided, bring a guitar or borrow one from Gloria Dei.
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
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 Thurs Apr 23  - 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 Tues Mar 31. 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
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.
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 No Supper Wed Feb 19; $3 per plate; purchase meal cards online or at church
Sunday Breakfast Egg Sandwich and Seasoned Potatoes; 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 - 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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