WORSHIP THIS WEEK: This Sunday, December 11, we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. This week we turn to Mary’s story – the stunning word she receives from the angel Gabriel and the powerful way that she responds. Join us for worship, either in person or via livestream here: https://youtu.be/Z-YSB5FJy9s
ADVENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP: Our Advent midweek worship continues on Thursday, December 15 from 7:00-7:30pm with a beautiful service that uses Holden Evening Prayer to nourish our weary souls. Together we’ll ponder the mysteries of the season and root ourselves in the hope, love, peace, and joy represented by the Advent candles. Thursday, December 22, we will have a Service of Comfort and Hope to help us carry the grief that we often experience at this time of year.
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.
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Join the fun this summer as we experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
Rafters will explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Rolling River Rampage VBS is for children who will be 4 years old by October 1, 2018 with the oldest completing Grade 5 in June.
Monday through Thursday, July 16-19, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
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