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Sunday, May 28, 2023 - Pentecost Sunday

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: Acts 2:1-21
  • Message: “Set Loose by the Spirit” ~Pastor Karyn
  • Song
  • Prayer & The Lord's Prayer
  • Closing Song & Offering
  • Church News
  • Blessing for the Week

~Image: Pentecost and the Holy Spirit by Jen Norton

~Please join us for fellowship in Sacred Grounds following worship!

Worship in the Chapel

Sunday, May 28


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

Please join us for fellowship in Sacred Grounds following worship!

Please remember to wear red

on Sunday, May 28 for Pentecost!

Red symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit that descended that day.

"Suddenly a sound came from heaven. It was like a strong wind blowing. It filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like fire in the shape of tongues. The flames separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:1-4

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 28, 2023

First Reading: Numbers 11:24-30

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

Gospel: Acts 2:1-21

Weekly Bible Study

“These Texts are ‘Extra’ - Reading Early Church Literature as Scripture”

Wednesdays May 31 and June 7 & 21

6:30PM in Sacred Grounds

Come at 6PM for Finger Food & Fellowship

Dr. Crystal Hall will lead this study again about books that didn't make it in to the Bible. While the New Testament canon of 27 books is effectively closed, early churches held hundreds of additional letters, gospels and acts sacred. This series will explore some of these extra-canonical (outside the canon) texts. While early church leaders excluded them from the New Testament, they are no less a part of the Christian tradition. Topics will include: The Acts of Paul and Thecla, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and The Odes of Solomon.

We will gather at 6PM for light appetizers and fellowship (bring a snack to share as you are able) and then at 6:30PM for the study. Invite a friend!

NO study on Wednesday, June 14.

Gloria Dei will be collecting donations

from the congregation to sell at the Flea Market

NO clothing or electronics please!

  • Bring your donations to Christian Fellowship Hall
  • Tuesday, May 30 through Friday, June 2
  • 10AM to 4PM

Questions? Contact Dawn at [email protected].

Gloria Dei Flea Market & Bake Sale

Saturday, June 3

8AM to 1PM in the church parking lot

Sign up to sell your treasures!

  • Vendor spots are $25 for two car widths
  • Click HERE for the Vendor sign up form
  • Click HERE to pay online

Vendor sign up forms are also in the Chapel, Sanctuary, and church office.

This is a rain or shine event with a non-refundable fee

Calling All Bakers!

Gloria Dei will be selling baked goods at the Flea Market on Saturday, June 3 to help raise money for future youth mission events

If you have something you love to bake, please bring it to Christian Fellowship Hall by Saturday morning.

Single serve items, such as brownies, are easy to sell and fun to eat! Thank you!

Questions? Contact Dawn at [email protected].


Deadline Extension

Send in your Graduates' Photos!

Please send in photos of loved ones in your extended family who are graduating this year!

Whether it's from preschool, kindergarten, grade school, high school, college, or beyond, send in your pictures to [email protected] so we can celebrate with you!

Please specify:

  • the name of the person
  • their relationship to you
  • from where they are graduating along with any degrees you wish to name
  • what the person plans to do next.

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, May 31

Sign up for lunch at the Congregational Meeting

on Sunday, June 11

following ONE combined 10AM worship service

Sign up on sheets in the Chapel & Sanctuary, or email [email protected]

Deadline is Monday, June 6

Do Good Things This Summer! Donate Blood!

Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 6

from 2-7PM in Christian Fellowship Hall

Schedule online to donate in June to receive a $10 gift card by email and be automatically entered for a chance to win a backyard theater package!


To schedule your appointment online, go to and enter GloriaDeiHV

To schedule an appointment, you may also:


Thank you for helping save lives!

Volunteer at Caring For Friends

Tuesday, June 6


at their northeast Philly location: 12271 Townsend Road.

Anyone ages 12 & up, meet at Caring For Friends to prepare and package meals. Come late or leave early as your schedule allows.

Sign up:

This will be our last volunteer date until the fall

"Mack & Rita" will be the June movie!

Matinee & Munchies

Wednesday, June 7

1PM in Sacred Grounds

Bring your favorite beverage, we’ll supply the movie and munchies!

Join us next month as we watch "Mack & Rita!" This movie is 1 hour and 35 minutes long.

Questions? Contact Dana at: [email protected]

Vacation Bible School 2023

at Gloria Dei Church

Hero Hotline:

Called Together to Serve God!

Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11

9AM to 12PM


All children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade are welcome to participate. Youth that have completed 6th grade and up are eligible to volunteer.


Early registration is taking place now through June 30. The cost is $35 for one child and $55 total for two or more children.


Click HERE to register. You’re registration is not complete until your online payment has been made. Click HERE for the payment page.


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Dana Harrison at [email protected] or 215-947-8200, ext 104.

See you this summer!

The Autistic Art Coalition of Philadelphia

First Annual Art Exhibition

Friday, June 2 from 6-9PM

Held at the Mural Arts Philadelphia's Tacony LAB Community Arts Center located at 6918 Torresdale Avenue

Click HERE for the applicant form to have your art displayed.

Click HERE for more information about attending the event.

We are sad to announce that Pastor Karyn’s last day as Lead Pastor of Gloria Dei Church will be on June 30, 2023

There will be one combined worship service at 10AM

on Sunday, June 25 to celebrate Pastor Karyn's time here

“I have loved my seven years of being one of your Pastors so much and will miss you all very deeply.” Click HERE to read the full letter from Pastor Karyn and Church Council President, Dave Blanton.

Church Council is here to listen to you!

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

Click HERE to see all of your elected representatives

The church office will be closed

on Monday, May 29

for Memorial Day


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, Facilities Manager, [email protected]; Jeff DeHaven, [email protected]; Keisha Wilkins,

[email protected]

Church Council: [email protected]

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



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