Worship Times and Styles

Gloria Dei offers four worship services every weekend, in addition to special services during various church seasons. All of our regular services (except 9:43) are liturgical services of Holy Communion. Children are welcome at all services, but especially the 11:00 AM services on Sunday, when there is a children's sermon.


Spoken Service - 5:00 pm

The service at 5:00 p.m. Saturday is a simple spoken service, using the liturgy of Evangelical Lutheran Worship without music. 

Traditional Service - 8:30 am

The 8:30 am Sunday service is a more traditional Lutheran service, utilizing a variety of liturgical resources and weekly communion to help draw us closer to God. Choirs, soloists and other special music enhance worship. This service is ASL-interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Contemporary Service - 9:43 am

The 9:43 am Sunday service is a more contemporary service with a relevant inspiring message.  It's contemporary, casual, modern, with upbeat worship songs.  This service is held in our Fellowship Hall.

Blended Service - 11:00 am

The 11:00 am Sunday service is a more blended Christian service with a unique Lutheran approach. Contemporary praise ensembles lead the music.


All our services include a focus on the Word of God, preaching, and Holy Communion.



During the school year, coffee and fellowship follows the 8:30 a.m. service, as worshippers move to Christian education classes offered for both adults and children.

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