Dear Gloria Dei

Dear Gloria Dei family, 

This Sunday will be busy…   Arvid Pettersen and family will be leading music at the morning services. They are remarkable and we are glad to have them join us.   We continue our Sermon Series – 5 Gifts of Discipleship.   The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place at 11am. A continental breakfast will be served. All members are invited to participate as we approve a 2019 budget and new leadership for our Council.   Here’s a prayer for the mission of the church from… Almighty God, your mission is to redeem the world. Inspire us by your Holy Spirit with passion and courage so we can join you in that work. Open our eyes to see you moving in our community. Open our ears to hear your call. Open our hearts to love our neighbors. Open our minds to imagine new ways of sharing the good news about Jesus in the world; all this we pray, in Your holy name. Amen.   See you Sunday,

Pastor David 


ARVID PETTERSEN and family from Norway:  Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Arvid Petterson will be in concert in the Sanctuary, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7pm. (He will also be singing in worship on January 27 at the morning services.)

Free-will offering will be taken.

Lunch and Learn

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11am
Dr. Frank Rogers of Claremont Theological Seminary presents “How We Can Love People Even When We Don’t Like Them”, the connections between spirituality and compassion.
L & L will be held in Bankson Hall.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Carol Susag will be held this Saturday, January 26, 11am. Luncheon to follow in Bankson Hall.
A memorial service for Allen Bergman will be held on Saturday, February 2, 11am

Women’s Chocolate and Champagne

Friday, February 8, 6:30pm in Bankson Hall.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Bring something chocolate to share. Taste a variety of champagnes. Non-alcoholic beverages available.Sign up at the Welcome Table or speak with Pastor Sabrina.

New Member Class

There are a few ways to join the Gloria Dei family:
1) If you come from a Lutheran background, transfer your membership from another congregation. Speak with a pastor about doing this.
2) If you come from a non-Lutheran background, attend the Adult Inquiry Class on Saturday, February 9, 9am. See sign-up at Welcome Table.
3) For everyone joining, a luncheon will take place at Pastor David and Kimberly’s home, on Sunday, February 10, noon.
New members will be officially received on Sunday, February 17.
Sign-up at the Welcome Table or call the office for more information (949)493-3414.

Winter Carnival

Snow, winter games, refreshments, and all things cold weather on Friday, February 22, 5pm – 7pm. Help of all kinds will be needed.

Sign-up at the Welcome Table.

Los Angelitos

February 23 is next trip to Tijuana orphanage, 7am-7pm. Questions, contact David & Susan Warneke 203-952-5657.

Sign-up at the Welcome Table.

Upcoming Events

Ray Schuller Memorial – February 16, 11am; 
Ash Wednesday – noon and 7pm worship, March 6;
Gen2Gen Celebration – “Cinco de Magico” – May 5, 5pm; 
VBS Week – July 1-5, 9am to 3pm.



Thanks to all those who help with Memorial Services – food, set-up, clean-up…
Thanks to those who serve on church council.
Thanks to those who help serve L&L (Lunch and Learn)
Thanks to High School Youth Sponsors.
  Thanks to handyman who comes by and fixes stuff