To the Cross:
The Last Hours of Jesus and Why They Matter
Join us for our Lenten Thursdays on March 14, 21, 28 , April 4, and 11 as we share a time of food, fellowship, learning, and worship. This year we’ll be traveling through the Gospel of Luke’s account of Jesus’ final hours with his disciples, his arrest, his trial, and his crucifixion. We’ll explore the details of the story that is central to our faith, knowing that the resurrection of Easter holds deeper meaning when we truly understand what came before the empty tomb.
6:00 Supper with Soup and Bread
6:30 An Intergenerational Activity
7:00 Worship with a dramatic reading from the Gospel of Luke
Bring your questions. Bring your prayers. Bring a friend.
We are a place of meaningful relationships
with God, our neighbor, and one another.
Just as Christ extended his hands to us, we:
OPEN our hands to receive God’s blessings
UPLIFT our hands to praise our God
OUTSTRETCH our hands
in care for our neighbors and all of creation.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located at 300 Shunpike Road in Chatham, NJ. Each and every week, we gather to worship our Lord, celebrating God’s good gifts.
Sunday worship services begin at 10:00 AM, with children attending Sunday School following the children’s message. All Christians are welcome to receive communion, which is part of every Sunday worship service.
We worship our God liturgically — that is, we use a combination of hymns, prayers, and Scripture readings that reflect the season of the Church year (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, etc.). The liturgy is the “work of the people.” Pastors, choirs, and others may lead the worship, but God’s praise is sung by the whole congregation, and we pray as one body in Christ.
Worship is focused on:
- Gathering — The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God.
- Word — We proclaim the Word in scripture, sermon, and song.
- Meal — In Christ’s body and blood given to us, God forgives us and nourishes us for mission.
- Sending — God blesses us and sends us into the world for mission and ministry.
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Christa Compton
Children are Welcome
Children are always welcome in the life of this community. We celebrate the ways that caring for children is a witness to God’s love.
- Sunday school is available for children age 4 – 6th grade.
- Nursery care is provided during worship.