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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Order of Worship for 10AM service held both in the Sanctuary & online

Click on our websiteFacebook page, or YouTube page to watch

  • Welcome & Opening Prayer
  • Litany
  • Opening Song
  • Statement of Faith
  • Video
  • Children's Message
  • Scripture: John 9:1-41
  • Message: “Here's Mud in your Eye!” ~Pastor Karyn
  • Song
  • Prayer & The Lord's Prayer
  • Closing Song & Offering
  • Church News
  • Blessing for the Week

Photo by Chris Yang on Unsplash

Worship in the Chapel

Sunday, March 19


Held in-person every Sunday with piano, hymns, a message, and Communion served weekly.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday on April 2:

  • 8:30AM Chapel in-person only worship service
  • 10AM both in-person in the Sanctuary & online worship service
  • Easter Egg Hunt at 11:15AM for preschool through 6th grade next to the playground. Click HERE for more details.
  • NO third worship service

Maundy Thursday on April 6:

  • Potluck dinner at 6:30PM in Christian Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dish to share. Sign-up sheets coming later in March.

Good Friday on April 7:

  • 3PM Sanctuary in-person only worship service
  • 7PM both in-person in the Sanctuary & online worship service

Easter Sunday on April 9:

  • 8:30AM Chapel in-person only worship service
  • 10AM both in-person in the Sanctuary & online worship service
  • 11:30AM Sanctuary in-person only worship service

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 19, 2023

Fourth Sunday in Lent

First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 23

Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14

Gospel: John 9:1-41

Please join us in Sacred Grounds on Sundays after each worship service for fellowship, coffee, and snacks

We hope to meet and talk with you there!

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OHAAT's Bed for Kids Dream Big Campaign!

During the month of March, help give warm beds to local children in need so they too can DREAM BIG!

Please bring the following NEW donations to church:

  • Twin Sheets (most needed item)
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Individual Children’s Toothbrushes

Dine with OHAAT on Wednesday, March 22, 5-9PM

Dine there or take out on Wednesday, March 22 at P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant in either their Horsham or Blue Bell locations, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to OHAAT. Be sure to tell your location when you place your order that you are dining for OHAAT!

Click HERE for more information, to donate funds, to donate goods, or to volunteer!

Feast of Justice

Lenten Goods Drive

Feast of Justice is holding a Lenten Goods Drive. Click HERE for the Lenten Goods Drive calendar and follow along! Click HERE for the flyer with the list of most needed items and bring your donations to church.

Paper copies of the calendar and flyer are available in the Chapel and Sanctuary. Click HERE for more information or to donate online.

Do you have fabric or yarn you would like to put to good use?

Please bring it to church on Sundays or the church office during the week to be used for OHAAT pillow cases and other projects.

Photo by Margarida Afonso on Unsplash

Children & Youth Easter Choir

Rehearsals on Sundays

11AM in the Sanctuary

Please join us for rehearsals on Sundays after the 10AM service in the Sanctuary on March 19 & 26 and after the Egg Hunt on April 2

Contact Dana with any questions at [email protected]

Try Someone Else's Life on For Size

Monday, March 20

11AM in Sacred Grounds

Next in the series: “Anti-Aging”

Join us for this intriguing series & experience a different world for 30 days. We watch a DVD when we gather, seeing what it's like for someone to experience first-hand a world antithetical to their own existence for a month.

Discussion to follow. All adults welcome!

Contact 215-947-8200 or Dana at [email protected] for more information.

Men's Ministry

Wednesday, March 22

8:30AM in Sacred Grounds

Come gather for fellowship, coffee, and donuts!

Contact Ken for more information at 215-219-8484

Caring For Friends

Wednesday, March 22

9:30AM in Christian Fellowship Hall

Caring For Friends will meet to assemble meals. This month, the CFF team is making Skillet Beef & Rice. Click HERE for the recipe

Please contact Ginny at [email protected] to let her know if you are able to make a casserole, meet on Wednesday to help plate, or both!

Weekly Lenten Bible Study

Wednesdays in March (22 & 29)

6:30PM in Sacred Grounds

“With Paul, It’s Complicated”

Come at 6PM for Finger Food & Fellowship!

Come gather for this study on the complicated relationship between Paul and women led by Dr. Crystal Hall, a biblical scholar and coach for women in ministry who specializes in all things Paul. This series will focus on why Paul is such a complicated figure, especially when it comes to women.

Join us for a lively discussion and powerful learning during this Lenten Study. Invite your friends!

We invite everyone to gather in Sacred Grounds prior to the study at 6PM for light appetizers and fellowship. Bring some to share as you are able.

Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable grant funds through Choice Dollars. Thrivent Financial members have until March 31, 2023 to direct their 2022 Choice Dollars. Please consider directing them to Gloria Dei Church. Thank you for your consideration!

The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NLT)


Easter Flowers for the Sanctuary

Order beautiful Easter Flowers in Memory of or in Honor of someone special to grace the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 9.

Plants are $15 each. Order deadline is Palm Sunday, April 2.

Order forms are in the Chapel and Sanctuary, on the website, and in the church office.

Tuesday, April 4

Volunteer at Caring For Friends


Northeast Philly location:

12271 Townsend Road

Meet us at Caring For Friends to help prepare and package meals for people in need in the greater Philadelphia area.

You may come late or leave early as your schedule allows. Closed-toe shoes required. Anyone ages 12 and up can volunteer!

Click HERE to volunteer for April 4.

Upcoming volunteer dates: May 9, & June 6

Sign up sheets are also in the Chapel and Sanctuary, or email Dana at [email protected].

The Church Council is here to listen to you, the congregation!

Please email them at [email protected] with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas that you may have.

Click HERE to see who your elected representatives are.

Save the Dates!

Spiritual Workshop on Saturday, April 15 from 9AM-12PM:

"Listening For Our Call"

We are ALL called by God to do unique and special things in this world. Discovering and embracing our call adds extra direction and meaning to our lives - at any age!

Cinco de Mayo Celebration featuring the Angela Everwood Band

Saturday, May 6 at 6:30PM in Christian Fellowship Hall

More details to follow!

GDC Stewardship Team

We are reforming a Stewardship Team for Gloria Dei Church. This group will work on different types of giving for the church. That means tapping into giving our time, our talents, and our treasures.

We want this group to inspire us to better fulfill our mission and purpose. Giving programs and leading us to dream bigger and better in our faith lives will be part of this group's purpose.

Please contact Pastor Karyn if you are interested in being part of this team! [email protected].


Lead Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman, [email protected]

Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier, [email protected]

Kids and Family: Dana Harrison, [email protected]

Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison

Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer, [email protected]

Office Staff: Susan Earp, Bookkeeper, [email protected]; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager, [email protected][email protected]

Property: David Stryker, Property Manager, [email protected]; Jeff DeHaven, [email protected]; Keisha Wilkins,

[email protected]

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm



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