First Time Visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome your visit and have listed some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) so you have an idea of what to expect when attending our service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Pastor or the church office.

Our Sunday service is at 9:00 a.m.

No. We welcome all to worship with us at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and hope you are here often.

The small door on the south side of the building off of the parking lot and the door on the east side of the building under the covered entrance are the closest to the sanctuary.

No, there are no special “rules” for visitors! All are welcome and we welcome visitors to join us for worship at any time. We will not ask you to stand and introduce yourself, but don’t be surprised if people sitting in the pews and the pastor recognize that you are new and greet you. And we hope you will join us for fellowship time (with coffee and snacks) after service. After your visit, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you.

Yes. All who desire to come forward to receive this sacrament are welcome to communion. Worshippers who are physically unable to come forward may receive communion in their pew. Please let an usher know if you wish to receive communion at your seat.

Yes. All those believing in the saving power of Jesus Christ through the gift of his life, death, and resurrection are welcome to receive communion at this table. At Gloria Dei we offer both bread, gluten free wafers, wine and grape juice. If assistance is needed please notify an usher and someone will come to you and serve you where you are seated.

At Gloria Dei it is our practice to extend a sign of peace with a handshake to one another during a specified time of the service.

Worship at Gloria Dei is friendly and inviting. Gloria Dei is small church were everybody wants know your name. All are welcome. Worship at 9:00 am is a traditional Lutheran service with hymns, organ, sermon, and Holy Communion. We invite all to the altar, were we commune in Jesus’ name, as a community under God. At the end of service, all are invited and welcome to celebrate time together, as a community, with snacks and coffee. Gloria Dei is part of the ELCA.

Pastor Steve Bogie playing guitarMusic at Gloria Dei celebrates the hymns of the Christian tradition. These hymns are played on either the organ, piano, and/or guitar. We celebrate the gift of music, and relish the opportunity to be able to lift up the congregation through song.

We have a voice choir and a hand bell choir that all are welcome to join.

Come celebrate the gift of music during worship at Gloris Dei.