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Midweek Lenten Worship Service
The year 2017 marks the international observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In honor of that anniversary, this midweek Lenten series is built around Luther's Small Catechism. Join us on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. for the worship service, "With Awe and Love: Based on Luther's Small Catechism".
Multigeneraltional Catechism Group
Going in tandem with the Midweek Lenten Worship Service, we are offering a great way to dig even deeper into Luther's Small Catechism through discussions with our youth both before and after the Midweek Lenten worship service. This group will meet in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on the Wednesdays during Lent - March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5. Contact Aaron Shoppa for more information or just plan on showing up!
Theology on Tap
Join us on Saturday, March 25, at 6:00 p.m. at Tracy's Tavern, 401 55th St., Clarendon HIlls. We continue to partner with Rev. Craig Felde of Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills. This month's topic is: "How do you view the Bible?" We hope you will join us for an atmosphere of good Christian conversation and fellowship, with Tracy's great food and drinks to match. No RSVP required.
Health Survey Presentation
Results of last year's health survey will be presented on Sunday, April 2, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Benedictine University professors Beth Bormann and Bonnie Beezhold will share results and implications of current health needs of the Gloria Dei Church community. All interested are invited to attend.
Do you know someone who might be thinking about going to worship, but is uncomfortable in a regular church environment? Invite them to Put Church on Sunday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. Led by Rev. Craig Felde, Sojourners Pub Church is an Affiliated Ministry of Christ Lutheran Church, Clarendon Hills, and offers a casual form of worship in a welcoming, informal atmosphere. Consider giving it a try or telling your friends about it. Pub Church is held at Beer House, Yorktown Shopping Center.
Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday, April 9, we will begin Sunday School in the Name with a little music and a brief lesson as we begin HOly Week with Palm Sunday. We'll sing and shout "Hosanna!" and then embark on a church-wide Easter Egg Hunt. Students are encouraged to invite a friend to Sunday School that day (or any Sunday) for this fun event.
Become a Smart Driver!
The two-day (8 total hours) AARP Smart Driver class will be offered at Gloria Dei on April 20 & 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Learn how to improve your driving skills, learn changes to the Rules of the Road and become eligible for a discount on your automobile insurance. To sign up, please call the church office. The fee is $15 for AARP members and 4@0 for non-members, payable on the first day.
LOVE Christian Clearinghouse is introducing a new ministry called LOVE Connects. Gloria Dei is pleased to be hosting an informational meeting regarding this new program designed to help those who need help the most. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29 for a one hour meeting from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.. Look for more information in the coming weeks.
Vacation Bible School
Save the dates from July 31 - August 4 for "Camp Out: Getting S'more of Jesus." This year's VBS will occur at two different times. From July 31 - August 2, we will have Day Camp from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, and from August 2 - 4, we will have Night Camp from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come to one session, or come to both as the stories and fun will change each day. There will even be a family picnic to end each session. Registration forms will be made available soon!