SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
READINGS FOR SUNDAY MAY 16, 2021
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Last Sunday’s worship can be found by clicking here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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:
Pastor Doug comes in as needed and works from home when possible. Feel free to contact Pastor Doug directly at:
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:
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!