GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN (ELCA)

219 N. 6th Ave. E., Duluth, MN 55805

218- 722-3381

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WELCOME TO GLORIA DEI

Welcome to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a city-wide and globally-connected parish committed to ministry in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth, MN. Gloria Dei is a member of the Northeastern MN Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Gloria Dei is one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Duluth and the region, but it sees God’s redeeming love active in the world today and embraces a vision for God’s mission that gathers together people wonderfully diverse in age, race, ability, background, and experience. Gloria Dei is also a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Church, meaning that we welcome and strive to incorporate all persons, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, into full participation in the church. We welcome you to join us for worship or one of our many special community or ministry events.

CURRENT EVENTS

Advent 2014

A new church year begins with a season of waiting in preparation and hope for the coming of Christ into our lives and into the world.  Join us for the following opportunities in preparation for Christmas.

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, DEC 14 – The Sunday School recreates the nativity story during the worship hour on December 14.  Please note: there will also be a rehearsal for the Christmas Program on Saturday morning, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Many thanks to Sunday School leaders for arranging this special service again this year—all children invited to participate!

 

SANTA LUCIA, DEC 14 - After worship join us downstairs during coffee hour for the telling of Santa Lucia.  All children are invited to participate too, with costumes, singing, and distributing treats. 

 

O ANTIPHONS, DEC 21 - The O Antiphons are a set of medieval refrains originally used before and after the singing of the Magnificat (Luke 1:47-55).  Each evokes the Messiah under a different title derived from the Old Testament.  Around the twelfth century, they were collected into a Latin verse hymn, which was later translated by John Mason Neale, finally becoming the beloved Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  These seven antiphons form the structure of this service of Lessons and Carols for Advent, during our regular worship time, Sunday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP, DEC 24 - 5:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. (prelude 9:45) worship with Holy Communion and Candlelight. 

SANTLUCIA—DEC 8 After worship join us downstairs during coffee hour for the telling of Santa Lucia by Ebba Brooks.  All children are invited to participate too, with costumes, singing, and distributing treats.  Though little is known about her, she is remembered as someone who devoted her life to God and her possessions to the poor.  Her celebration became particularly important in Sweden and Norway, perhaps because the feast of Lucia (the name means “light”) originally fell on the shortest day of the year.  A tradition arose of a girl in the household, wearing a crown of candles, bringing saffron rolls to her family early in the morning on the day of Lucia.  
 
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DEC 15 – The Sunday School again recreates the nativity story during the worship hour on December 15.  Please note: there will also be a rehearsal for the Christmas Program on Saturday morning, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Many thanks to Steve & Sherry Dalager for coordinating this special service again this year—all children are invited to participate!
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