Membership @ Gloria Dei

There are two ways to join:
1) Attend the Adult Inquiry Class on Saturday, September 9, 9am or
2) If you come from a Lutheran background, transfer your membership.
For all joining, an Orientation is held at Pastor David and Kimberly’s home on Sept. 10, 6pm.
New members are officially received on Sunday, September 17.

Sign-up or call the office, 949-493-3414.

Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Events

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Monday, August 21, Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool begins school year.
Saturday, August 26 – Los Angelitos Orphanage Trip
Saturday, August 26 – Fantasy Football Draft
Saturday, September 9 – Adult Inquiry Class (Membership)
Saturday, September 9, 8am – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Saturday, September 9, 9am – 3pm: Prayer Labyrinth
Sunday, September 10 – Rally Sunday! Worship – 8:30am, 10:30am, and 5pm. Breakfast at 9:30am.

Summer Bible Study

All adults and teens are invited to a Bible study on Thursdays, 7pm.  It’s never too late to join in.

The Bible study will be on Saint Paul’s letter to the

Confirmation 2017

Confirmation for 6th – 8th graders will begin with an orientation at 9:40am on Sunday, September 10.

Parents of incoming 6th grade students, please sign up at the Welcome Table.

Questions, speak with Pastor Sabrina



Saturday, August 26 is the next trip, 7am to approximately 7pm.  

There’s plenty of room for volunteers…bring a friend!

Please sign up at the Welcome Table.

Congregational Meeting

Meeting to finalize the Mission Investment Fund loan for our new sanctuary, etc., Sunday, August 20, 9:30am. 
All members invited to attend!


On Sunday, September 10, a photo company will be with us to begin taking photos of families, individuals for our new directory. There will be other times.
Our goal is to get everyone to participate. There are many times that you can sign-up for a “sitting.” Please see the sign-up table or contact Administrative Assistant Carol:; 949-493-3414 for a sitting.
Or if you prefer, you can click here to schedule the appointment yourself.


Sunday, September 10 is our Rally Sunday – all the fall programming, ministries, Bible studies, choirs, etc. start back up. Our worship returns to the Fall schedule: 8:30am, 10:30am, and 5pm.


Between services (9:30am – 10:20am), there will be a breakfast served by the Youth Group. For those that can help, please speak with Youth Director Paige (


On the day before Rally Sunday, Saturday, September 9, 9am – 3pm, the Prayer Labyrinth will be set-up in the new courtyard. Sign-up for your time of prayer. You will be given a pamphlet/guide to lead you        through that time. Gloria Dei prays!

Dear Gloria Dei family

Dear Gloria Dei family,


This summer, we’ve had a lot of people helping with physical labor around the church – cleaning, moving, building, repairing, tearing down, and building up. My thanks to so many volunteers! We’re almost done with the heavy lifting!


Also, this Sunday, we welcome another pianist/organist to lead us in worship and on August 27, we welcome back Van Nguyen to sing and play for us. That will be a great way to finish up the summer.


The Gospel for Sunday (Matthew 16) has the disciples not remembering, again, and again. In response to their forgetfulness, Jesus reminds them of the miracle of the Feeding of the 5000 and the Feeding of the 4000. So, in preparation for Sunday’s message, I’m thinking a lot about what I forget. That’s many things and I’m not talking about little, everyday sorts of things, but major happenings.


As a nation, this past couple of weeks, I’m wondering if a group in our country has forgotten that we fought WWII to defeat the Nazis? Having recently returned from Germany, there will all sorts of monuments to never forget. Remembering is important.


How about you? Have you forgotten anything important – a birthday, anniversary, meeting? Besides those sort of things, what’s important for your living to remember? Every Sunday, we hear the words, “Do this in remembrance of me…” Remembering the right things is life-empowering.


See you Sunday,

Pastor David

Beach Party BBQ

On Sunday, 3pm , everyone’s invited to meet at “Hole in the Fence” (Doheny) Beach for fellowship, good food, and fun. All ages are welcome!


Sign-up so we can plan for food. Bring something to share. Church will provide hotdogs, beverages, utensils.
Maps are available at the Welcome Table or contact Children and Family Director, Barb Collins –
; 949-493-3414.