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One House At A Time Volunteer Event for All Ages!

Saturday, January 28 from 8-11AM

Meet at their warehouse location:

421 Pike Road, Unit 5, in Huntingdon Valley

Help with:

  • Bed deliveries to families
  • Sorting book donations
  • Making no-sew blankets
  • Packaging bed-time bags
  • Bed frame projects

Contact Ken Barber, III to sign up at

Gloria Dei will be collecting blanket and sheet donations leading up to the event. Bring your donations to the church office this week or to the volunteer event on Saturday.

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.


Yoga on Tuesdays in the Zabor Room!

Gentle Yoga at 10AM

Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Next Sessions on January 24

Gentle Yoga is a 60-75 minute class. Please bring your own mat. If you don't have a mat, one can be provided.

Gentle Chair Yoga is typically a 45 minute class. No equipment or previous Yoga experience needed!

Both classes are led by JoAnne Monahan, a certified Kripalu and Chair Yoga Instructor. If you have any questions, please email either JoAnne at or Betsy at

Men’s Ministry

Wednesday, January 25

8:30AM in Sacred Grounds

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

Donuts & Devos

Sunday, January 29

11AM in the Library Lounge

Tweens & Youth are encouraged to join us for donuts and conversations about life, faith, & your questions. Bring a friend!

Remember that you need to attend these sessions and participate in our activities to be part of our Mission Trip this summer!

Valentine’s Family Paint Night!

Friday, February 10

6-8PM in Christian Fellowship Hall

All ages welcome


  • Pizza and drinks will be provided
  • Children 5 and under will need adult supervision
  • Adults are welcome to paint
  • All materials will be provided
  • 10% of all proceeds will be donated back to Gloria Dei Church!


Click HERE to register by Wednesday, February 1

Click to watch the "You Raise Me Up" video performed by Mat and Savanna Shaw (Josh Groban cover; arrangement by Stephen Nelson) shared during Sunday's worship service.

These compelling lyrics speak so beautifully for themselves. In times of heartache and despair, there is a longing for the companionship of another to lift us, support us, teach us, and love us. Take a moment today to thank the cherished, irreplaceable sources in your life who “raise you up!”

Thank you to Pastor Karyn and to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you the Sunday, January 22 worship services:

Tech Booth:

*Dave Barber

*Mike McNulty-Bobholz


*Lisa Ceraso - vocals

*Vinny Feliciano - drums

*Aidan Fell - bass

*Jonathan Frazee - vocals

*Mary Jones - keyboard & vocals

*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leaer

*Lisa Thomas - piano (8:30)

Share the Love with Tikkun Farm

Click HERE to make your donation by February 15

On Christmas Eve, Pastor Mary Laymon suffered a devastating fire. Thankfully there was no loss of life, but the fire caused a complete loss of the farm's main house, living space, and headquarters.

Church Council has approved a $5,000 donation from Gloria Dei, and are inviting the congregation to Share the Love with Tikkun Farm by also making donations by February 15.

You may also send in checks made out to Gloria Dei Church with Share the Love written on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!

Here is your 2023 Congregational Council

Newly elected: Dave Blanton and Don Jones (3 years); and JoAnne Monahan (1 year)

Re-elected: Gail Huber and Dawn Frank

Returning members: Angela DiPalantino, Ginny Duffy, Aidan Fell, Paul MacDonald, Tammy Prout, Tomea Sippio-Smith, and Bette Tumir

Outgoing members: Dave Barber, Stan Hamilton, and John Hagman

We also want to congratulate our newly elected Executive Council:

Dave Blanton - President

Gail Huber - Vice-President

Dawn Frank - Secretary

Don Jones -Treasurer

Congratulations and thank you to all!

Pictured left to right: Tammy Prout, Dawn Frank, Dave Blanton, JoAnne Monahan, Tomea Sippio-Smith, Bette Tumir, Pastor Karyn, Paul MacDonald, and Don Jones. Not pictured: Angela DiPalantino, Ginny Duffy, and Gail Huber.

Your 2022 Giving Statements will be emailed to you by the end of January. If you would like your statement to be printed out and mailed to you, please contact the church office with your current mailing address at or 215-947-8200. These will be mailed out the beginning of February.

Matinee & Munchies is cancelled for

Wednesday, February 1

Cleaning out your closets?

Laurel House has a clothing & shoes collection bin here at Gloria Dei Church!

Look for the bright yellow bin at the "top" of the parking lot along the beginning of the Preschool path. Please put all clothes and shoes in bags.

Your donations benefit Laurel House's two thrift shops - Laurel's Loft & Marian's Attic - along with Nicole's Place, a Laurel House satellite office located here in Gloria Dei Church!

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 29, 2023

First Reading: Micah 6:1-8

Psalm 15

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12


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: Susan Earp, Bookkeeper,; Jennifer Suit, Office Manager,; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkens,

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



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