Dear Gloria Dei

Dear Gloria Dei family,
I hope you survived the time change this past weekend. I’m not fully recovered, but it might be all the hotdogs at Spring Training…
We have new name tags! Carol Weinhardt has done a great job reworking them and they look great! You may have a new slot. We had to move a few do to all the new members and new numbers. But, the good news is that the instructions on the name tag holder are updated, so look there.
I want to encourage everyone to wear their name tags. I know it’s a hassle… But it’s one way to welcome guests and get to know names and faces.
Speaking of name tags, Romans 15:7 says:”Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
Think about that! “…as Christ has welcome you…” How has Christ welcomed all of us? Unconditionally, incredibly, mercifully are just a few words which spring to mind. With God’s welcome in mind, maybe wearing name tags is not such a big sacrifice!
Peace, Pastor David


WEDNESDAY WORSHIP: 6:30pm in Bankson Hall, “around the dinner tables.”
SOUP SUPPER – Each Wednesday during Lent there will be a soup supper and a worship service. All of this will take place in Bankson Hall, 6pm. If you would like to provide a soup, please sign-up.


Instruction for children on three Wednesdays, beginning March 13, 5:15pm. A parent must attend with their child.
For more information, see the sign-up at the Welcome Table or speak with a pastor.

Homes Needed for Choir

Two nights (Friday evening through Sunday morning), April 19-21.
This Lutheran college group will be singing in concert at 7pm on April 20 and then at Easter services.
Can you host 2, 3, 4 or more students? Pick them up at church on Good Friday, April 19.
See the sign-up at the Welcome Table.

Upcoming Events

Wartburg College Choir Concert – Saturday, April 20, 7pm. (Day before Easter)
Gen2Gen Celebration – “Cinco de Magico” – May 5, 5pm.
VBS Week – July 1-5, 9am to 3pm.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is looking for a couple volunteers.
Their primary work is to set-up each week for Holy Communion. You would be assigned 5-6 Sundays/year.
Sign-up at Welcome Table. Altar Guild Chair, Donna Combe will be there to answer questions.

Women’s Tea

The annual women’s tea is Saturday, March 30, 12pm.
The theme is: “Fill My Cup.”
Tea catered by Ellie Snyder. Cost: $25.
Hostesses for tables are needed. Sign up at the Welcome Table

Baptisms for Adults & Youths

If you are an adult or older teen and interested in being baptized, please speak with a pastor or call the office, 949-493-3414.
We will be have a special opportunity – Easter Vigil Baptisms – around the fountain on the Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 20, 6:30pm.
Before the concert at 7pm.


Thanks to the new people who have volunteered to help with counting the Sunday offering… Thanks to the new people who have volunteered to help with the Altar Guild… Thanks to Eric Russell for washing all the windows of the sanctuary (inside and outside) on the patio side… Thanks to Howard Schutter for installing new skate deterrents… Thanks to those who provide rides for people to church or to the doctor or to… Thanks to all the guys who hauled rocks away – getting area in front of electric room ready for cement… Thanks to Daneen Pysz for coordinating the housing of the Wartburg College Choir… Thanks to the people who volunteer in the office each week – you are appreciated! Thanks to the children’s choir for singing this Sunday!