Empowered by Christ’s love, Gloria Dei reaches out as an inclusive, welcoming church through worship and social action.

Welcome to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a city-wide and globally-connected parish committed to ministry in the Hillside neighborhood of Duluth, MN, and 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 we see God’s redeeming love active in the world today and we embrace a vision for God’s mission that gathers together people wonderfully diverse in age, race, ability, background, and experience.

As a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation, we
welcome and strive to incorporate persons of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations into full participation in the church. Gloria Dei is committed to racial equity and practicing anti-racism in our words, actions, and public presence. We welcome you to join us for worship or one of our many special community or ministry events.

Our Sunday Schedule

Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcome at Gloria Dei

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

10:00 a.m. Worship & Holy Communion – In person

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From Our Home to Yours


Since 1942, Gloria Dei has broadcast its worship service live on WDSM Radio – AM 710 or 98.1 FM.  This is the longest running live broadcast of a worship service on the same station in the State of Minnesota.  We continue to be thankful for the radio as an instrument to spread the good news of God’s love in Christ Jesus for all people and now have other ways to connect with our community as well.

Stream via Boxcast

Works in browsers and smart TVs 

Live Stream via Facebook

Works across multiple devices

Listen on the Radio

Sundays, WDSM AM710 or 98.1 FM

News & Updates

Holy Week

THREE DAYS +Maundy Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Foot washing, Holy Communion +Good Friday - 7:00 p.m. Continuation of Passion Reading with Commentary and choir +Easter Vigil - 7:00 p.m. Light, Readings, Affirmation of Baptism EASTER SUNDAY +10:00 a.m. festival worship with...

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Gloria Dei Christmas for everyone

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, Dec 18 –The Sunday School retells the nativity story during worship this year on the 4th Sunday of Advent. In addition to practicing some songs during Sunday School in the next few weeks, a rehearsal is scheduled for families with youth...

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