News Updates

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

READINGS FOR SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Psalm 1

1John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19

THIS COMING WEEK AT GLORIA DEI

May 16 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM   In-person worship in the sanctuary

9:30 AM   Worship on Facebook

9:30 AM   Serving Meals at Our Daily Bread

May 18 – Tuesday

10:30 AM   Zoom Book Group

May 21 – Friday

Office Closed/Pastor’s Day Off

May 23 – Pentecost

9:30 AM    In-person worship in the sanctuary

9:30 AM   Worship on Facebook

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News & Events

Last Sunday’s worship can be found by clicking here:

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

On the third Sunday of every other month, Gloria Dei volunteers serve meals to people in need at Our Daily Bread in Bradenton. Our next turn is this Sunday, May 16, and with our snowbirds heading home we are looking for new volunteers. If you are interested, contact Dennis Granstad at dennisgranstad1@gmail.com.

PEOPLE

Jackie Demlow is a former member of our seasonal congregation. Now living year-round in Indiana, she is receiving treatment for multiple myeloma, a form of cancer in the bone marrow. Please keep her in your prayers.

We also ask your prayers for RuthAnn Jacobson who is having scheduled eye surgery next week in Minnesota.

 

OUR PANDEMIC PRACTICES

In-person worship protocols can be seen on our website via the link below:

IN-PERSON WORSHIP PROTOCOLS

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. You can contact her directly by at:

941-778-1813

office@gloriadeilutheran.com

Pastor Doug comes in as needed and works from home when possible. Feel free to contact Pastor Doug directly at:

773-412-3594 (mobile)

pastor@gloriadeilutheran.com

Sunday communion worship services at 9:30 AM have resumed in the sanctuary. Masks must be worn, seating is spaced for social distancing. There is no singing, and the liturgy has been abbreviated to reduce time in the building.

Worship services are also 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 by clicking here:

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Anna Maria Island

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:

SUPPORT GLORIA DEI

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6608 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
941-778-1813
gdlami18@gmail.com
www.gloriadeilutheran.com

Gloria Dei is a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!