Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

1101 North River Boulevard, Wichita, Kansas,  67203
316-263-0872
 
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Reformation Sunday, October 26th, ONE SERVICE at 10:00 AM followed by an all church brunch!

Sundays - Sung Holy Eucharist, 8:30 am & 11:00 am~
Mondays - spoken Eucharist, 9:30 am ~
Wednesdays - spoken Eucharist, 5:30 pm ~(w/ healing prayers
& anointing)
Thursdays - Matins, 10:00 am @ - spoken Eucharist, 11:40 am ~

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Gathered to Worship.
Sent to Serve.

First and foremost, we are Gathered to Worship. We donít gather ourselves, but we are gathered by the Holy Spirit. Through the means of graceóthe Word and Holy SacramentsóGod has called us out and gathered us as his people. So the Church is not like the Rotary, the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or any other voluntary organization. We donít join of our own gumption or initiative. Rather, ďthe Holy Spirit has called [us] through the Gospel, enlightened us with his gifts and sanctified and kept [us] in the true faith...Ē (The Small Catechism, The Apostlesí Creed, Third Article).

And our highest calling as those gathered by the Holy Spirit, is to worship our Triune God. We are baptized in the name of the Father, and of + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. And it is in that same name that we are gathered every Lordís Dayógathered to offer our praise and thanks to God, to proclaim and hear the Word proclaimed in scripture, liturgy, hymn and homily, and to joyously celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Worship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is what the angels and Church Triumphant ceaselessly do in heaven. In our Sunday gathering, we experience a foretaste of that heavenly praise. It is the source and summit of our lives as Christians.

Secondly, we are Sent to Serve. Of course we serve God in worship, but we continue to serve him by serving our neighbor, after we leave worship. That service takes place as individual Christians in our various vocations, and also corporately as members of the Body of Christ. So we serve in our families by caring for those entrusted to us, and we serve in our homes and places of employment by diligently assuming the tasks set before us. And we serve more specifically as the Church by teaching, by serving on committees and boards, by singing or playing music, by helping with any number of social ministry ventures, and on and on. Rightly understood, our whole life is one of serviceóservice to God and service to the neighbor.

Welcome to our website. We hope you will find it to be an aid and inspiration as you are

Gathered to Worship
and
Sent to Serve.

In Christís Service,

The Rev. Peter C. Jacobson+, sts

 

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Our Mission

Through the means of grace, we are God's people being renewed in a liturgical community that acknowledges its roots and diversity: challenging, teaching, healing, and caring for the people of God. We are a family in this place, the offspring of Christ, brothers and sisters in faith. 

Contact Information

To contact the Pastor or other members of our staff, please click on the links below. Telephone us during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For directions and a map to the Church, click the "How to Find Us" button at left. Individual contact names for our various programs and ministries may be found on those pages (see button bar at left).

 

Telephone
316-263-0872
FAX
316-263-0873
Postal address
1101 North River Boulevard, Wichita, Kansas, 67203-3098
Electronic mail
Pastor Jacobson:                                        pjacobson@gloriadeiwichita.com
Church Office:                                             info@gloriadeiwichita.com
Office Manager:                                          clatta@gloriadeiwichita.com
Office Assistant:                                         
jproffitt@gloriadeiwichita.com
        Director of Music                                         alindal@gloriadeiwichita.com
        Director of Youth & Christian Education     saker@gloriadeiwichita.com
Webmaster:                                                 webmaster@gloriadeiwichita.com
Send mail to webmaster@gloriadeiwichita.com with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: October 20, 2014