WORSHIP THIS WEEK: This Sunday: May 28, we celebrate Pentecost, the day on which the Holy Spirit turned a bunch of tentative, scared disciples into powerful preachers and teachers. How might the Holy Spirit be transforming us today? Wear some red, and join us for worship at 10:00 on Sunday, either at 300 Shunpike Road or in our digital sanctuary here: https://www.youtube.com/live/MCArzukvPgI?feature=share
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.
Click to view our Annual Report
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
Click here for registration form: