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2018 Vacation Bible School

Come and join the "Everywhere Fun Fair" Vacation Bible School this year. The dates are July 30 - August 3, from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Click here for more information and access to the registration form.


Missionary Weekend & Sunday Brunch

All are welcome to our Missionary Weekend and Sunday Brunch on the weekend of July 28 and 29. Rev. Henry and Rev. Kim Martinez will preach and discuss missionary work in Australia. Pastor Henry is the program Coordinator for the ELCA-Young Adults in Global Mission. Following the 10:30 worship service on Sunday, you are welcome to attend a program presented by Rev. Henry and Rev. Kim where lunch will be served.


Pet Blessing Followed by a Picnic

Once again, Gloria Dei will be hosting a Community Pet Blessing on Saturday, August 4, at 4:00 p.m. at Hummer Park on Fairview Ave., just north of Maple Ave., in Downers Grove. All of God's creatures are welcome to participate in the service and be blessed. Remember how much they have blessed your lives. If you do not want to sit on a picnic bench, please bring your own lawn chair. The service will be followed by a picnic. Come and enjoy this wonderful service. While the focus is on our pet friends, you do not need to own a pet to attend the service or picnic.

Youth Sunday

The 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship services will be lead by our youth on Sunday, August 5. In addition to leading the worship services, they will share their experiences from their recent Mission Trip to Houston. You won't want to miss their faith-filled stories!





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