Dear Gloria Dei

Dear Gloria Dei family, Our prayers continue to be with all the families displaced by the fires, with all those who have lost loved ones, and with those fighting the fires – Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.   This Sunday is our annual Thanksgiving Feast, 5pm. I think it’s always important, especially in the midst of difficult times, to gather together, to give thanks, and to celebrate the goodness of God, even when things seem fragile. See you Sunday.   Thankfully yours, Pastor David

Let’s Give Thanks

THANKSGIVING FEAST POTLUCK – Sunday, November 18, 5pm. Bring something to share. Sign-up! THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP – Wednesday, November 21, 7pm – offering for World Hunger, food collection, special music, and refreshments following worship.

THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION -You are invited to bring non-perishable food items during the month of November.

Giving 2019

Thanks to all those who have turned in their pledge cards! If you didn’t have a chance to pick up the “Giving Letter” on the patio, they will be mailed out to you. There is a tear off pledge card that you can return in the offering plate or mail back to the church. If you need an extra one, please pick it up at the Welcome Table.

Please pray, plan, and give thanks for all that God is doing through Gloria Dei.


An evening song which was schedule for Saturday, Nov. 17 has been canceled.   Sorry for the change in schedule.  

For more information of upcoming musical events visit this webpage:

Lunch and Learn

Sunday, December 2, 11am. Join us for lunch and to watch a special Christmas-themed one-man play performed by Chuck Neighbors about a department store Santa.

Christmas Caroling

Mark you calendars – December 2nd, 3:30pm. Sign up at the Welcome Table.


Every Sunday, beginning December 2, we get ready for the Savior’s birth during this four week preparation. There are so many events and opportunities are taking place. On Sundays, we will focus on the theme “Faith and Art.” A different work of art will highlight the scripture for the day.

For a list of events, visit:


Christmas Eve Service times will be 4pm, 5:30pm, and 11pm.  All the services will be candlelight.  Childcare will be offered at the two early services.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 11pm service.

Upcoming Events

Sunday school Christmas Program – December 9, 10am;
Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange – December 9, 2pm;
Lesson and Carols Service – December 16, 8:30am & 10am;
Preschool Christmas Pageant – December 16, 5pm

An Evening of Song

Saturday, Nov. 17, 7pm

John Gilmour, Pianist Elias Berezin, Tenor

Program – Schumann’s Dichterliebe and new works by T. Cipullo and L. Larsen)

Tickets: $10/adult; students free