THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY
READINGS FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 24, 2021
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
READINGS FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 31, 2021
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Outdoor in-person worship is scheduled each weekend for the rest of the month. Sunday morning worship at 9:30 AM will be held January 24 and Saturday evening worship will be held January 30 at 5:00 PM
Plan to attend the annual meeting of the congregation on Sunday morning, January 31, at 10:00 AM following the video service via Zoom.
Social Ministry is participating in Manatee County’s Crop Walk to help end hunger. This year they are asking for virtual participation. Julie Miller is the Chair for this year’s event. A portion of all donations go to local food banks such as Our Daily Bread. If you would like to donate or participate please click the link below.
Please keep associate members Jim Helgeson and his wife Marcia in your prayers. Jim is undergoing tests and therapy at Blake Hospital.
OUR PANDEMIC PRACTICES
Tricia Murphy, our office administrator, is at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 to 3. However, unless absolutely necessary, we ask that you DO NOT come to the church office yourself but call or email us instead. If you need to visit, please call ahead.
Pastor Doug comes in as needed and works from home when possible. Feel free to contact Pastor Doug directly at:
Sunday worship services are being broadcast online via Facebook on Sundays at 9:30 AM. You do NOT need to be a Facebook member to watch our services or other videos. Our Facebook page can be found here: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Anna Maria Island
Our sanctuary is still open! If you would like to use our worship space for private prayer, meditation, or just some quiet time, contact the church office. Tricia will schedule your visit, unlock a door, and turn on the lights. Available times are Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 2 PM.
When the preschool is in session, only staff and children are allowed in the building. Extra efforts are being made to clean and sanitize spaces used by the preschool on a regular basis.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to make contributions to Gloria Dei during our worship and program suspension. You can mail your offerings, but we also have an easy-to-use online giving option.In addition to using a credit card, you can make one-time or repeating contributions as direct withdrawals from a bank account. When you go to the site, you have the option of creating a profile to save your information and avoid needing to reenter it later. Click on the link below to make a contribution:
Gloria Dei is a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!