Worship Times and Styles

Gloria Dei offers four worship services every summer weekend, in addition to special services during various church seasons. All of our regular services are liturgical services of Holy Communion. Children are welcome at all services, but especially the 10:00 AM services on Sunday, when there is a children's sermon.


Spoken Services - 5:00 pm and 7:30 am

The services at 5:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 am Sunday are simple spoken services, 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.

Casual, come-as-you-are Service - 10:00 am

The 10:00 am Sunday service in the summer is casual and explores a variety of worship styles from blended to contemporary.

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


Fall Worship Schedule resumes September 9-10:

Saturday, 5:00 pm - Spoken

Sunday, 8:30 am - Traditional

Sunday, 9:43 am - Casual, come-as-you-are

Sunday, 11:00 am - Blended

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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