Annual Meeting

All members are invited to Bankson Hall, on Sunday, January 28, 11:45am (after 10:30am worship).

A light luncheon will be provided.

All members are invited to join this important meeting as we approve the 2018 budget and vote on the new Church Council.

Women’s Wine and Painting Night

Friday, February 2nd, 6:00pm in Bankson Hall led by artist Tony Goodwin.

All supplies provided.

Please bring an appetizer to share.

Cost: $25. Sign up at the Welcome Table or call the church office: 949-493-3414.

Vital Senior Services

Sunday, February 11, 2-4pm

A panel discussion by experts on local resources for the senior community.

Topics covered include case assessment, veterans benefits, hospice and palliative care, and medicare.

Sign up on the patio. Snacks will be provided.

Season of Lent 2018

Lent is the Christian preparation for Easter and focuses on Jesus’ journey to the cross. Lent is 40 days long and begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14.

Every Wednesday during Lent, soup suppers (6pm) are provided by members. See the sign-up at the Welcome Table.

This year, Pastor Sabrina has organized our Lenten journey around a beautiful, traveling art exhibit. The paintings will be delivered and take up all of Bankson Hall. Invite a friend to join you for Lenten activities.

Men’s Spring Training Event

Men are invited to sign-up to join us Friday – Sunday, March 2 – 4.

Leaving very early Friday morning and returning late afternoon on Sunday. Hotels/Angels Baseball Tickets.

This event is already full, but there is a waiting list and hopefully all those on that list will be able to attend.

See sign-up at the Welcome Table for details.

Renewal of Wedding Vows

Sunday, January 21, 5pm.

During the 5pm worship service, those married, whether a short time or a long time, are invited to renew their vows. And then a pastor will provide a prayer and blessing for the future.

A champagne reception (sparkling cider too) will take place following the service. Plan to join us and invite other couples as well.

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Third Sunday in Epiphany.

New members will be received at the 8:30am service: Please join me in welcoming: 

Tyler, Annie, Cade & Dean Bochenek, Anthony Caruso & Troy Lerseth, Frank & Karen Cincotta, David & Nancy Kath, Michele Miller, Christine Mitin, Robert Schultz & Dianne Scott, and Tom & Julie Vlahos.

The Sanctuary Choir is back from Christmas break and will sing at the 10:30am service.

Sunday school for all ages continues at 9:40am. Children and adults are upstairs. Pastor David continues to lead the Adult Class – The 4DM Movement – A Bible study focusing on sharing the Good News of the Resurrection with our family, friends, and neighbors.


Dear Gloria Dei family,


This Sunday we receive New Members at the 8:30am service. Please join me in welcoming them to the church family!

The Gospel this Sunday is about Jesus calling fishermen to join Him. He creates a new community, the church.

My message will focus on how important community is for growing as a Christian and the importance of working towards the right kind of community.  

At the 5pm worship service, we will have a “Renewal of Wedding Vows” for those that want to participate in that ceremony. A toast will take place at the courtyard following the service.

God’s peace,

Pastor David

P.S. My thanks to all those that helped with set-up, clean-up, music, food, and more at Pastor Spencer Steele’s Ordination! It was a wonderful send off for Spencer and Amanda.

First Communion Classes

For children grade 3 (or younger at discretion of pastor and parent)

Preparation for the Sacrament – three meetings are required on Wednesdays, beginning February 21, 5:15pm.

sign-up on the Welcome Table for details.

Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Events

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Synod Retreat at Gloria Dei: March 3

Gloria Dei Concert Series: Baroque Concert: March 21