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.
FIRE AT GLORIA DEI
Gloria Dei experienced a devastating fire the morning of February 18th. The extent of the damage is not fully known at this time. The Sanctuary appears to be a complete loss. Updates will be made here and on our Facebook page as they are available.

The church office has been temporarily relocated to 1105 E. Superior St., Lower Level, Duluth MN, 55802.  Packages should be sent to this address.  Regular mail may still be sent to the church address, 219 N. 6th Ave. E., Duluth MN, 55805.  The church phone number remains (218) 722- 3381.

The support and prayers of the community are greatly needed and appreciated at this time.  Should you wish to make a donation to rebuilding Gloria Dei, please do so here. Thank you for your continued support and God Bless!

Fire News
To view local media coverage of the fire, click on the following article links:
http://www.duluthbudgeteer.com/news/3955411-after-fire-gloria-dei-soldiers

WORSHIP: Starting Sunday, February 21st, we will be joining Faith Lutheran Church located at 51st Ave. East and Glenwood St. in Duluth for Sunday worship and Sunday School.  We are grateful to the hospitality of Pastor Carolyn and the Faith Lutheran Congregation for opening their doors to our congregation.  Worship with Holy Communion is at 10 am and Sunday School is at 8:45.

NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

Live Audio Returns

Live audio streaming of our Sunday services returned on March 13th. Visit our Live Audio page for instructions on how to listen.


Celebrating 74 Years of Radio Ministry
This year marks 74 years of Radio Ministry for Gloria Dei. Read the recent article by the Duluth Budgeteer
ILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or Patti.
HILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or Patti
HILLFEST - AUG 23 – the 6th Annual Hillfest celebration is Sunday, August 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Hillfest again seeks to unify the hillside neighborhood by opening 6th Avenue East and 4th Street to bicycling, walking, dancing and playing.
We know that a healthy neighborhood is one full of healthy neighbors, commercial, charitable organizations, and individuals.  Gloria Dei has participated each year representing the church and the Central Hillside Parish Nurse Grant. Our usual space is right across from the Whole Foods Coop.  Bring your family and friends to this-filled afternoon of music, food, events for families as we get to know our Hillside neighbors better. To help at the table, see Pastor or PatLent Schedule 201



GLORIA DEI SERVES DINNER AT CHUM, Apr 19 - Join us to serve dinner at the Chum Drop-In Center on Tuesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m. (set up 4:15). Meatballs, potatoes, salads, desserts and rolls – if you can provide any of these and/or spare some time to serve, please contact the church office.

SALAD LUNCHEON, Apr 24 - Gloria Dei’s Welcoming Ministries will be hosting a Salad Luncheon during coffee hour on April 24. A freewill offering will be taken. Faith members are cordially invited to join in. Proceeds will go toward funding Welcoming Ministries activities, which includes supporting the LSS Together for Youth program. 
In the City for Good

At its congregational meeting June 5, Gloria Dei affirmed its intention to rebuild at 6th Avenue East and 3rd Street and authorized the Moving Forward Committee to work with architectural consultants to develop conceptual drawings and cost estimates that seek to incorporate the original structure with values of accessibility, energy efficiency, and community ministry.  Thanks for your participation and prayers throughout this process.  


Gloria Dei Fire Recovery Benefit, July 13

The Laurentian Conference churches of our synod are organizing a Fire Recovery Benefit for Gloria Dei on Wednesday, July 13 hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron (8590 Enterprise Ave, Mountain Iron, MN 55768).  The evening begins with a midsummer picnic served from 5:00-6:20 with live music, followed by a concert vespers from 6:30-7:30.  A freewill offering will support Gloria Dei's rebuilding fund.  A conference choir is being organized for the event and musicians (including from Gloria Dei) are also invited to consider sharing a piece during the concert vespers.  Messiah Lutheran has much in common with Gloria Dei, having been an RIC congregation since 2010 and having experienced a church fire in 1999.  For more information, talk to Pastor Carlson or contact Pastor Kristin Foster at Messiah, 218-741-7057.  


Lake Superior Sunday, July 17

Picnic Potluck and Parish Conversation

To help facilitate communication and awareness in the parish, Pastor David and the Council have planned quarterly “parish conversations” after worship, during which everyone can hear updates about various ministries, receive a quarterly financial report, and become more aware of parish leaders, newcomers, and upcoming events.  Picnic Potluck details: An outside meeting is planned, barring inclement weather.  If possible, bring a blanket, lawn chair, plates and eating utensils – in addition to something to share to go with grilled fish from the fishing trip.  All are welcome!


Season of Creation 2016

From June 19 through July 17, each Sunday will focus on a specific aspect of creation, each praising the Creator in its own way.  For the past three summers, Gloria Dei has observed this 5-week alternative lectionary beginning with the anniversary weekend of the 2012 Northland Flash Flood and ending with our annual Lake Superior Sunday.  Our worship uses portions of the Earthkeeping Liturgy developed by Dakota Road for Luther College, our quilters have created beautiful paraments for use throughout the summer, and our readings are adapted from the Season of Creation developed by the Australian Lutheran Church.  This year’s themes are: June 19 – STORM June 26 – FOREST, July 3– COSMOS, July 10 – ANIMAL, July 17 – RIVER (Lake Superior Sunday).  


Easter Sunday  April 5, 10:00 a.m. Festival Worship with Holy Communion, choir, brass musician

GLORIA DEI SERVES DINNER AT CHUM, Apr 19 - Join us to serve dinner at the Chum Drop-In Center on Tuesday, April 19, at 5:00 p.m. (set up 4:15). Meatballs, potatoes, salads, desserts and rolls – if you can provide any of these and/or spare some time to serve, please contact the church office.


SALAD LUNCHEON, Apr 24 - Gloria Dei’s Welcoming Ministries will be hosting a Salad Luncheon during coffee hour on April 24. A freewill offering will be taken. Faith members are cordially invited to join in. Proceeds will go toward funding Welcoming Ministries activities, which includes supporting the LSS Together for Youth program. 

Neighborhood Breakfast - 4th Saturday at St. Mary Star of the Sea

All are welcome to join us for our free Neighborhood Breakfast on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:30 a.m.  This month's breakfast will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea at 325 East Third St. - two blocks from Gloria Dei. Enter the building through the glass doors on the west side of the building.

Gloria Dei Launches Online Giving
A new option to make financial gifts to Gloria Dei is here.   Click on the "Donate Now" button for a convenient way, through automatic withdrawal or secure credit/debit card transactions, to support God's mission through Gloria Dei with a donation or monthly commitment.

Sunday Schedule:

8:45 a.m. Sunday School/ Adult Forum

10:00 a.m. Worship & Holy Communion

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