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

Covid-19 Discipleship

Following CDC recommendations of eliminating gatherings of over 50 people and restricting even smaller groups for health safety now and in the coming weeks to prevent the spread of illness, church leaders have decided the following for the well being of our community:...

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150 Years: Celebrations at Gloria Dei

SO MANY CELEBRATIONS!  During this pandemic, it may be difficult to remember all the wonderful celebrations that have happened at Gloria Dei.  Posted are a few videos of some of these celebrations. Sunday School Christmas Programs at Gloria DeiOur first Sunday back to...

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150 Years: Parade of Pastors

As we continue to celebrate Gloria Dei's 150th Anniversary we reflect on the ministry of pastors who have served at Gloria Dei.  We also celebrate those members of Gloria Dei who have been called to God's ministry.Who were the first pastors who were called to Gloria...

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