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. 
Interfaith Benefit for Gloria Dei, May 1

Temple Israel of Duluth, 1602 E. 2nd St, will host a traditional Jewish lunch and silent auction to benefit the Gloria Dei Rebuilding Fund on Sunday, May 1 from 12:00 noon to 2 p.m.  Suggested donation of $10, $25 for families. Parking available on street and in the parking lot on the side of the building. 


Faith Rummage Sale, May 6-7

Faith Lutheran will hold a church closing sale Friday, May 6 from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Proceeds will go to Gloria Dei Rebuilding Fund.  


May Book Study

Holy Purpose: The Blessings of Obedience and Service (Augsburg Fortress, 2007).  Join Pr. Carolyn Mowchan for a 3-session study of her book as part of Tuesday Nights Together (TNT) May 10, 17, 24, 5:30 soup supper, 6:30 study - at Faith.


Intergenerational Sunday School - First Sunday each month

“All God’s Critters!”  Human beings aren’t God’s only concern but throughout scripture we find how animals share in God’s praise, accompany God’s people as part of the web of creation, and even provide lessons about faith!  Join us once a month for singing, bible dramas, crafts and conversations across the generations that will focus on God’s creatures, great and small.  See you there!


Special Congregational Meeting, June 5

Called by the Council, the purpose of this meeting is to authorize the Moving Forward Committee to pursue a focus from possible options for continuing Gloria Dei’s ministry in relationship to our location and building.  The Committee will gather opinions about these options through a congregational survey, which will be distributed in mid-May with a congregation-wide letter, and which will be informed by the report of structural engineer.  Questions about this process can be directed to Moving Forward Chair Ryan Jagim, Council President Brett Amundson, or Pastor Carlson.

 


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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