Worship at Gloria Dei
There’s a worship style here for you! We offer two different worship experiences on Sunday mornings, so there is something for everyone. Worship at Gloria Dei is the core of our congregational life. In worship we come together as the Body of Christ, in all our diversity, to proclaim the Gospel, share the sacraments, and celebrate our life together, to the praise and glory of God.
8:30 Traditional Worship
If time-honored hymns, organ music, meaningful liturgies, and a message that is both Biblically based and relevant to today’s world make up the kind of worship service that you are seeking, our 8:30 a.m. service is for you.
10:30 Blended Worship
If you feel more at home with a mix of traditional and modern worship with a more casual feel, join us at our 10:30 celebration.
During this service, you will experience powerful modern-day Christian music that will speak to your soul, an interactive children’s message for our youngest Christians, and an adult message that will inspire, challenge, and rejuvenate your head and heart.
O come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! ~ psalm 95:1
Music enhances our weekly worship services. Gloria Dei’s music ministry invites participation in one of our music groups or as a soloist. Please consider sharing your musical talents. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Quest consists of a dynamic group of vocalists and instrumentalists who support our modern worship service through music. This group is open to all who wish to express their faith through their musical talents be it singing or playing a musical instrument.
Bring your individual talents, and share it with all to hear.
Throughout the year our children have the opportunity to share their musical talents both through song and musical instruments.
What does Gloria Dei believe?
As a community comprised of people from many walks of life, we are intentionally inclusive in embracing all people in everything we do and strive to create a safe place where everyone is welcome to explore their faith journey.
Gloria Dei’s Mission: Together we grow in the Word, demonstrate Christ’s love to our neighbors, and welcome all people.
Gloria Dei’s Vision: There’s a place here for you!
Gloria Dei’s Values: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is an intergenerational church, sharing Christ’s love in greater Cincinnati neighborhoods and around the world. We walk together as we grow in the Word, explore our purpose and strengthen our faith. We seek to put Christ’s love into action as a community and as individuals. We celebrate diversity as a great gift from God and strive to create a place where all are welcome, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religious background.
We are Lutheran Christians:
“Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered and sent for the sake of the world.
This is the mission statement of the ELCA. As members of the ELCA, we believe that
we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor”.
Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all of creation — the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants. We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.
We are part of God’s unfolding plan. When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere. When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.