Gloria Dei Church & Preschool will be closed for ALL CHURCH SERVICES, ACTIVITIES & MEETINGS until further notice.

MESSAGES FROM PASTOR KARYN & THE CHURCH:

Outdoor, in-person worship on Sundays @ 8:30 am!
Click here to read all of the pertinent information about us gathering in person as a community of faith so that everyone knows what to expect and is on the same page. Don’t skip the fine print!
Click here to RSVP to let us know you are coming by noon on Thursday! You must RSVP each week. Click here to volunteer to help.

 

“To share our true feelings, to share the frustrations, the problems, the valleys that we’re going through is completely normal, and it’s ok.”
Click here to watch Pastor Karyn’s full “Can I have a little whine with that?” message from August 7, 2020.

Join us for online worship! Sundays @ 10 AM

Click here to watch the Sunday, August 9 worship service with Pastor Karyn preaching on Matthew 14: 22-33 with a message titled, “Walking on Water!” You can view other past services as well.

 

Click here to view the August 9, 2020 bulletin.

 

Click here to view the Gloria Dei Praise band performing “Because of Your Love” by Paul Baloche.
Click here to view our own Jamie Johnson singing “It Is Well with My Soul.”
Click here to watch the presentation of the Ernie Goelz Memorial Scholarship awarded to three of GDC’s high school graduates.
Click here to view The Gloria Dei Family video! “Amazing Grace” performed by Aimee of Joel Pakan of Tangled Blue.

Conversation & Connection

Join us by video and/or audio for our Community Conversation.
We will share, pray, and check in with each other.
Check back for next week’s dates and times.

 

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking https://zoom.us/j/515677818
Or call 1 (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID# 515 677 818

Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke

Join us each Thursday @ 1:00 p.m. for a Bible Study on some of the best stories from Jesus’ life and ministry from the Gospel of Luke.
Our next gathering is on August 13 when we will be focusing on the Parable of the Lost Sheep & the Parable of the Lost Coin from Luke 15: 1-10.

 

Click here to download a PowerPoint giving an overview of Luke.
Last week, we focused on the Cost of Being a Disciple from Luke 14: 25-35.

 

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking https://zoom.us/j/515677818
Or call 1 (646) 558-8656 and enter Meeting ID# 515 677 818

Previous MESSAGEs FROM PASTOR KARYN:

So do not fear, for I am with you… Isaiah 41:10

 

“Know that we will get through this tough puzzle and try to come out with a new sense of energy and adventure…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full “Jigsaw Puzzles and Life” message from July 28, 2020.

 

“Being emotional is a sign of strength. It’s a superpower. Being willing to show one’s emotions is powerful. Connecting to one’s inner feelings is a good thing…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full “Yes, I’m Emotional … and It’s Not a Weakness” message from July 16, 2020.

 

Click here to watch an important video presented by Public Citizens for Children & Youth (www.pccy.org) of teens from across southeast PA who were invited to share their stories and PA legislators who joined this conversation about race and racism.

 

“We are grateful for all we have been blessed with in this country and endeavor to live up to the promises of equality and freedom for all…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full “Giving Thanks for you!” message from July 3, 2020.

 

“God’s very presence encircles us and lives with us…”
Click here to watch Pastor Karyn’s video message posted June 26, 2020.

 

“I fly knowing that God wants us to call our world in doing the right things. And I fully encourage you to accept your calling to fly…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message on Defying Gravity from June 23, 2020.

 

“Learning more can help us see all of God’s beloved children more compassionately…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message on a lesson from Luke 10 (the Good Samaritan) from June 11, 2020.

 

“Love is People” – a poem by Mister Rogers
Click here to read the poem and Pastor Karyn’s note from June 9, 2020

 

“[We] are reviewing procedures and preparation guidelines to make returning to in-person gatherings possible with the care and safety of our members top in our minds…”
Click here for an important update from the GDC Council and Pastor Karyn about Gloria Dei Church re-opening from Jun 4, 2020.
Click here to read Bishop Davenport’s letter on opening churches.

 

“During this time, know that God is so close to you that you can feel it. These ‘thin places’ are all around us. Open your heart and mind to feel that presence.”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from May 27, 2020.

 

“No matter what church looks like in the future, we’re still going to be called to care for our neighbors…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from May 22, 2020.

 

“Even in upside down times, we can trust that as a community of faith, we will get through this together…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full letter sent on May 7, 2020

 

“One of the best things we can do is support our family…to love them, to be connected with them…”
Click here to view Pastor Karyn’s full video message on the importance of family posted on May 3, 2020.

 

“We have to accept that there are rough days and good days. We have to acknowledge our feelings and feel what we feel…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from April 24, 2020.

 

“It is in the hope of Jesus Christ, it is in our faith that we find hope…”
Click here to view a video message from Pastor Karyn about hope posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

 

“We didn’t sign up for this…”
Click here to view a video message from Pastor Karyn posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

 

“As I write this, we are in the midst of Holy Week, the most ‘holy’ week of the year…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from April 7, 2020.

 

“I wanted to let you all know that I am thinking about you and praying for you daily…”
Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from March 20, 2020.

 

 

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Gloria Dei Church Response to Covid-19

Out of an abundance of caution and following the advice of Governor Wolf, the church has CANCELLED all services, activities and meetings until further notice. We will re-evaluate this closure as new information becomes available.

 

Click here to read Pastor Karyn’s full message from March 13, 2020 to Gloria Dei Church.

For more information on Covid-19 and to get state and local updates, visit the following websites:

CDC

PA Department of Health

Montgomery County

Worship Information

Sunday Services

8:00 a.m. service in the Chapel with Communion served weekly
9:30 a.m. service in the Sanctuary with Praise Band*
11:11 a.m. service in the Sanctuary with Cathedral singers*

*Communion is served on the first Sunday every month

Saturday Services

5:00 p.m. Lay-led Communion service in the Chapel on the first and third Saturday of the month