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

Posts with the category “friday-followings”

Happy 4th of July
by Gloria Dei on July 2nd, 2020
As Christians we also are given the gift of freedom, in a different sense. I’m excited over these next two weeks to have Pastor Chris preach on “The Freedom of a Christian”. One of Martin Luther’s most renowned writings bears that title. I urge you to ...  Read More
Gathering for Worship at Gloria Dei July 18-19
by Gloria Dei on June 25th, 2020
Dear Gloria Dei family and friends,While God’s church never closes, and we have been doing marvelous ministry together over these past months, I am excited to let you know that we will be gathering once again in person at Gloria Dei for worship services beginning on July 18-19.We always work to create a safe and clean environment for everyone to feel comfortable in worshiping, and we will be takin...  Read More
Calling an Associate Pastor of Congregational Care
by Gloria Dei on June 19th, 2020
This week I need to let you know that we are in the early stages of preparation for another big transition. Judi, our Faith Community Nurse, will be retiring sometime in 2021. Judi’s shoes will be impossible to fill. She heads up our Congregational Care Team with such care, dedication, and faithfulness. Yet I am appreciative of Judi letting us know ...  Read More
Thank You Jeff Riley! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
by Gloria Dei on June 12th, 2020
We’ve known for some time now that this day was coming. But it is still hard to say goodbye. Jeff Riley, our head custodian ...  Read More
Meet Bishop Eaton
by Gloria Dei on June 5th, 2020
I’m happy to let you know that the presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, will be preaching at Gloria Dei this weekend. Well, sort of...  Read More
Words of Encouragement from our Senior Pastor
by Gloria Dei on June 1st, 2020
Throughout this week much has been written and said about what we are going through as a country. It’s hard to know what to add or say. Yet we are people of faith. We are people of God. We are people with a calling to not only know the love of Christ in our lives, but to share it in order to bless others. The Christian voice must be heard...  Read More
Prayers and Encouragement
by Gloria Dei on May 29th, 2020
Many of you have heard that Steve and Tanya Stadem, longtime active members at Gloria Dei, lost their home to a fire this past week. We are thankful that no one was in the house at the time and that no one was physically hurt. However, the house and its contents were a total loss. Tanya works in our office and is often the first one who greets you with gracious hospitality ...  Read More
A Shout-Out to our High School Grads
by Gloria Dei on May 22nd, 2020
Today I want to say a big word of thanks and congratulations to our High School Graduates. You have sacrificed a lot over these past months. I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to ...  Read More
The Cost of Discipleship
by Gloria Dei on May 15th, 2020
What I admire about Dietrich Bonhoeffer is how he allowed his faith in Christ to evolve and mature to a place where it encompassed and enveloped his whole life. Christianity was not just head knowledge.  Read More
Update on Reopening from Pastor Tim and Council President Jon Sogn
by Gloria Dei on May 8th, 2020
As for when and how we will be reopening worship and group gatherings, ...  Read More
“Who Do You Say that I Am?”
by Gloria Dei on May 1st, 2020
Please know our staff, together with the church council, is monitoring the situation. We will provide you updates as we move forward. In the meantime, we still remain together in Christ. And we will, of course, continue to ...  Read More
Thousands and Thousands
by Gloria Dei on April 24th, 2020
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Gloria Dei turns 35 years old this month. Happy Birthday Gloria Dei. A milestone celebration like this gives us great opportunity to ...  Read More
So, Now What?
by Gloria Dei on April 17th, 2020
So, now what? That’s often the question in these weeks after Easter. If Jesus is raised from the dead, and if we now live in ultimate victory, then how does that affect our lives from here on out?  Read More
Good Friday
by Gloria Dei on April 10th, 2020
I know each year I remind myself why this day is called “Good”. I mean, think about it, ...  Read More
Holy Week
by Gloria Dei on April 3rd, 2020
The week we call holy begins this Sunday.  Read More
Our Refuge and Strength
by Gloria Dei on March 27th, 2020
This Sunday, in our virtual worship together, we will begin by singing the song “Lord I Need You”  Read More
While We Are Paused Update 3/20/2020
by Gloria Dei on March 20th, 2020
During this pause in worship and physical gatherings at the church, we still want to be church together...  Read More
Response to Coronavirus - Pastor Tim Selbo
by Gloria Dei on March 13th, 2020
We are a community of faith, rooted in the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Knowing that God is a God of love and care for all people,   Read More
Gloria Dei is Turning 35 Years Old
by Gloria Dei on March 6th, 2020
A bit of Gloria Dei history.  Read More
Sabbath Time
by Gloria Dei on February 28th, 2020
But more than that, it provided a time to keep our relationships strong and healthy.  Read More
Worry Worry Worry
by Gloria Dei on February 7th, 2020
It’s easy to worry, isn’t it? We worry about lots of things. Should we start a list?  Read More
Super Bowl Weekend
by Gloria Dei on January 31st, 2020
All can hear the Good News of hope, love, forgiveness, and grace.   Read More
Shining Bright
by Gloria Dei on January 24th, 2020
It’s not that we get more than 24 hours in a day, but it’s starting to get lighter a bit earlier, and staying lighter a bit later. It may be subtle, but it’s happening.  Read More
Our Caring Community
by Gloria Dei on January 24th, 2020
Within this large community of faith at Gloria Dei, there are numerous ways in we care for one another. Through prayer, support groups, one on one visits, Stephen Ministry, and in so many other ways, we strive   Read More
Jesus, A New Bus, and Haircuts
by Gloria Dei on January 24th, 2020
Special Giving Appeal – Ministry in Motion – Our Goal is 50kJesus, a New Bus, and HaircutsI’m excited to let the congregation know about two very important ministries. And I’m hopeful that we can raise $50,000 over the next few months to fund them through a Special Giving Appeal.First, we are in need of a new bus. Actually, we are purchasing a used bus, but one that is much newer and in better sha...  Read More
The Unchanging Message
by Gloria Dei on January 24th, 2020
My family was reminiscing the other day about what has changed in our lives over the past decade and what hasn’t changed. A few of us on staff were doing the same thing yesterday as we looked at Gloria Dei  Read More