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Small Group Serves Galveston

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One of our Gloria Dei Small Groups, The Joyful Disciples, are truly "Living as Servants." This small group volunteers with The Luke Society one Saturday morning per month.The Luke Society is a non-profit organization that provides basic level medical and spiritual care to the...

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Homeless Mats Ministry

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Who are these amazing ladies in the picture above? They are just some of the selfless, attentive and compassionate women who are caring for those less fortunate, through our homeless mats ministry. These special ladies convene at Gloria Dei twice a month to crochet mats to provide a bed for...

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Impact Week

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This week, over 75 of our students demonstrated 1 Peter 2:9 and what it means to "LOVE AS A SERVANT." During Impact Week 2015, they went out into the community and served at 7 different locations. Some of those included helping at a food pantry, gardening and planting at St. Christopher's...

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Donations for Chaguiton, Guatemala

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Once again, our church stepped up when there was a need! We asked you to donate flip flops and tooth brushes for the people who live in our adopted town of Chaguiton, Guatemala. Our missions team just returned from there, and they distributed 196 pairs of flip flops to junior high and primary...

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Freedom Sunday Note Writing

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During our Freedom Sunday Celebration, our Family Ministries interns set up a booth in the Commons Area where Gloria Dei folks could stop by and write a note to send to our church members currently serving in the military. It was a special way to extend our love and remind them that we are...

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New Members - June 2015

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On June 14th, 22 new members joined Gloria Dei and were welcomed into our family of faith. These new members spent eight weeks learning about the Christian faith and what we as Lutheran Christians believe, teach, and confess. They have grown in their relationship with Jesus, met some new people...

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Tags: essentials, membership, new members

EatPrayBe

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During April and May, our congregation participated in #EatPrayBe as part of Family on Mission at Gloria Dei. Over a five week period, families were encouraged to: Eat together three times a week Pray together before each meal And be together while eating It all culminated in a...

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Tags: eatpraybe, family, initiative

2015 Caregiver Conference

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This spring, over 200 people attended the Caregiver Conference held at Gloria Dei. Participants had a choice of 21 different sessions presented by healthcare professionals, attorneys, professional caregivers, and government resources. Topics included Understanding Medicaid, Caregiver...

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Tags: care, caregiver conference, health

Gloria Dei Blood Drive

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One of the marks of a friend is showing compassion and care for the needs of others. When our members sacrifice their time and donate blood at the M.D. Anderson Blood Mobile, they share the gift of life with potentially 3 other people. Each unit donated can be broken into components of...

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Tags: blood drive, care, health, serve

Boy Scout Sunday

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March 8 was Scout Sunday at Gloria Dei. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Leaders were recognized at the worship services. Several young boy scouts received instruction from Scout Leader Roger Boyer on the proper way to usher. Pastor Leo Symmank has served in many leadership capacities with the Boy...

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Tags: boy scouts, cub scouts

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