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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Order of Worship for the 10AM service

Click here to watch, or watch on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube page

  • Welcome & Opening Prayer
  • Litany
  • Opening Song
  • Statement of Faith
  • Video
  • Baptism
  • Children's Message
  • Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
  • Message: “Gratitude That's Contagious!” ~Pastor Karyn
  • Song
  • Prayer & The Lord's Prayer
  • Closing Song & Offering
  • Church News
  • Blessing for the Week

Masks are no longer needed. Please feel free to wear one if you choose. Click here to read the Mask Update.

Are you in need of Nursery Care during the 10AM worship service? Please contact Dana at

Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash

Worship in the Chapel on

Sunday, October 9 at 8:30AM

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

Masks are no longer needed. Please feel free to wear one if you choose. Click here to read the Mask Update.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 9

First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Psalm 111

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15

Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

Mustard Seeds

There will be some mustard seed vials available on Sunday in the Chapel and on the back table in the Sanctuary for you to take.

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed..." Luke 17:6


Gloria Dei is collecting items for Care Bags for those experiencing homelessness

Please bring your donations with you to church on Sunday, or drop them off to the church office during the week.

  • small water bottles
  • gloves
  • hats
  • chapstick
  • wet wipes
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • single serving snacks
  • nail clippers
  • hand warmers
  • band aides
  • combs
  • travel size tissues
  • travel size deodorant
  • travel size hand lotion
  • soap
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Socks for the Streets

4th Annual Sock Drive

through December 20

Socks for the Streets is collecting socks of all sizes for those experiencing homelessness and veterans.

Please bring your donations with you to church on Sunday, or drop them off to the church office during the week. New socks ONLY please!

Click HERE for more information or contact

Fall Clean Up

Saturday, October 15


Now that summer is over, and fall will soon be in full swing, the church landscaping needs some TLC.

Dave Blanton will help us navigate through the grounds to take out some weeds, trim some bushes, and generally spruce up our beautiful campus.

All ages and families welcome! Let's make our campus one to be proud of!

Please sign up on the sheets in the Sanctuary and Chapel, or contact the office at or 215-947-8200.

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Volunteer Event for All Ages!

One House At A Time

Saturday, October 15


421 Pike Road, Unit 5

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Meet at the OHAAT Beds for Kids warehouse location to help with:

  • Bed deliveries to families
  • Sorting book donations
  • Making no-sew blankets
  • Packing bed-time bags
  • Bed frame projects - strip motors off donated bed frames &/or repackage bunk frames delivered in damaged boxes

Please contact Ken Barber to sign up & with any questions:

Gloria Dei will be collecting blanket and sheet donations leading up to the event. Bring your donations to church on Sunday or drop them off at the office during the week.

Want to help, but unable to attend that day or bring in blanket and sheet donations? Click HERE to donate funds, or click HERE to donate goods.

OHAAT's Beds for Kids Program provides children and youth living in poverty with beds, bedding, and tools that encourage healthy bedtime habits, so they can get the quality and sufficient sleep they need to thrive.

Volunteer at Gloria Dei

Are you willing to help out with the Tech Booth, Sacred Grounds, Church Council, or reading during the Worship Services?

Please sign our volunteer list located in the Sanctuary and Chapel, or contact the office at or 215-947-8200 and indicate where you are willing to help.

We need YOU!

Men’s Ministry

Wednesday, October 12

8:30AM in Sacred Grounds

We will gather at Gloria Dei for fellowship, discussion, coffee, and donuts. Contact Ken (215-219-8484) for more information.

Caring For Friends will meet to assemble meals on

Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30AM

in Christian Fellowship Hall

This month, the CFF team is making Tomato Vegetable Casserole.

Click HERE for the recipe. Paper copies are available in the Chapel, Sanctuary, and church office.

Please let Ginny know if you are able to make a casserole, meet on Wednesday to help plate, or both!

Laurel House

Annual 5K DASH Against

Domestic Violence

Sunday, October 16

All family, friends and four-legged friends are welcome to enjoy a crisp October morning run or walk along a certified course. There will be awards and plenty of refreshments for all! 

Location: Upper Gwynedd Township Building, One Parkside Place, North Wales

Check-in/Registration: 7:30AM

5K Run/Walk Starts: 8:30AM

Awards: 9:30AM

All proceeds raised from the event will support Laurel House's domestic violence programs and services.

Click HERE to register.

Questions? Contact

Volunteer at Caring For Friends

Tuesday, October 18


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. If you cannot arrive by 5PM, you may still join in when you arrive later.

Closed toe shoes are required. Hair nets & aprons will be provided. Anyone ages 12 & up can volunteer!

Click HERE for the October 18 sign up.

Other upcoming dates: November 15 December 13

Questions? Contact Dana at or call 215-947-8200, ext. 104.

Lunch & Learn

Friday, October 21 at 12PM

Christian Fellowship Hall

Lunch & Learn returns as an in-person, monthly event in October!

October's speaker will be Dr. Patrick McElwaine who will lead us in a series of mindfulness activities.

Pizza and salad will be served, so please RSVP by Sunday, October 16 on the sign up sheets in the Sanctuary and Chapel, or email Betsy at Bring a dessert to share!

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn dates: November 18 and December 16.


Saturday, October 29

in the GDC parking lot

3PM: Trunk Host cars arrive to decorate

4PM: Trunk-or-Treating begins!

Click HERE to sign up to be a Trunk Host, a Trunk-or-Treater, or both!

Trunk Hosts: You MUST register so we know how much space to reserve in the parking lot. Please plan to have enough items for 100 trunk-or-treaters. Candy or small prizes are permitted. Please NO PEANUT products.

Trunk-or-Treaters: Please let us know how many children will be coming.

Food & drinks are welcome. The playground will also be available for the children. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.

Contact Dana for more information:

We look forward to seeing you all in your costumes!

Save the Date!

Congregational Meeting on

Sunday, November 13 at 11:30AM

in Christian Fellowship Hall

following ONE combined 10AM service 

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida with near Category 5-strength winds, dumping record amounts of rain and causing catastrophic, life-threatening flooding. Authorities estimate the destruction could amount to an historic flooding event, and the number of fatalities is expected to rise.

Please pray for the communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need.

Click HERE to donate to Lutheran Disaster Response, a part of the ELCA. Gifts to “Hurricane Response" will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by hurricanes until the response is complete.


Lead Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman,

Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier,

Kids and Family: Dana Harrison,

Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison

Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer,

Office Staff:; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager,;

Property:; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkens,

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

215.947.8200; 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

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