Godspeed Ya-Jhu!
Thank you to Ya-Jhu Yang! We appreciate your talent and dedication as Gloria Dei Church's Music Director for almost 11 years! Thank you as well to those who made Ya-Jhu's celebration on Sunday extra special.

If you missed the service, click HERE to watch it on our website, or HERE to watch it on our YouTube page.
Thank you Pastor Tricia Neale from Feast of Justice and to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought to you our May 15 worship services:
*Ken Barber - tech booth
*Mike McNulty-Bobholz - tech booth

*Gary Burger - upright bass
*Angela DiPalantino - vocals
*Aidan Fell - guitar
*Vinny Feliciano - drums
*Patrick Higgins - saxophone
*Mary Jones - keyboards
*Chris Schmer - Praise Band Leader
*Ya-Jhu Yang - Music Director
Yoga on Tuesdays in the Zabor Room!
Gentle Yoga at 10AM
Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM
Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Next Sessions are on May 17

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 a 30-45 minute long 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
Community Conversation This Week

Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30PM

Join us by video and/or audio. We will share, pray, & check in with each other.

Click to join:

Or call 1-646-558-8656 & enter:
Meeting ID# 515 677 818
Gloria Dei Church is hiring!
Financial Administrator

This position directs the financial responsibilities for both the Gloria Dei Church and the Gloria Dei Preschool.

The Financial Administrator is responsible for banking, accounting, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, general maintenance of the financial records as well as preparation of budgets and monitoring of spending. The position is approximately 25-30 hours per week.

Click HERE for the job posting on Indeed.
GDC Art Series
Saturday, May 21
5-7PM in the Library Lounge
Wood-Turner Paul Benjamin

Please join Marsha and Paul Benjamin for fellowship, fun and an interesting conversation about what inspires Paul's art. He is a creative wood-turner who creates one-of-a-kind items, some of which will be on display.

Light refreshments will be served. BYOB. IT'S FREE!!

Please RSVP by emailing, or by calling the Church Office at 215-947-8200.

Next in the GDC Art Series:
Walter Deuschle on Saturday, June 11 from 5-7PM
The Home Repair Course scheduled for Saturday, May 21 has unfortunately been cancelled

We will plan to offer this course again in the near future with a date that will hopefully work better for people!
It's that time of year again:
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 so we can celebrate with you!
Gloria Dei Flea Market
Saturday, June 4
GDC Parking Lot

Sell your treasures at the Flea Market!
  • Vendor spots are $25 and are two car widths.
  • Click HERE for the flyer to sign up to sell.
  • Click HERE to pay for your Flea Market spaces online.

Gloria Dei will collect donations to sell at the Flea Market!
  • NO clothing or large electronics please!
  • Dawn Frank will collect your donations in Christian Fellowship Hall Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3 from 9AM-5PM.

Questions? Contact Dawn at

This is a rain or shine event with a non-refundable fee.
Proceeds will support the Youth Mission Trip.
Weight Loss and Maintenance Through Behavior Modification and Accountability

New You is starting a new group on Thursday, May 26 at 10AM here at Gloria Dei Church.

Reserve your spot by filling out the online application at or call 484-846-4079. Please indicate that you are interested in attending the Huntingdon Valley Group.

Applicants must have at least 20 pounds to lose to qualify. Join New You and begin leading a healthier lifestyle today!
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, June 6
2-7PM in Christian Fellowship Hall

Help Save A Life By Donating Blood!
To schedule an appointment:

Congregational Meeting following ONE combined 10AM service on Sunday, June 12. Boxed lunches will be served.

Stay tuned for RSVP details.
Gloria Dei will be collecting non-food items for Feast of Justice for their campaign: “The Year of Home Essentials

Feast of Justice is blessed to have a full and constant inventory of food, so they are instead asking for non-food donations.

These essential home items are needed by the households they serve & cannot be bought with SNAP dollars (Food Stamps).

Click here for the complete list.

Please bring your donations with you to church on Sundays or drop them off at the Church Office during the week.

Addressing hunger, meeting needs, and inspiring hope as we work for abundant justice in northeast Philadelphia and beyond.
215-268-3510 *
Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 22

First Reading: Acts 16:9-15
Second Reading: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
Gospel: John 14:23-29
Pastor: Karyn L. Wiseman,
Senior and Lay Ministry: Betsy Maier,
Kids and Family: Dana Harrison,
Tweens & Youth: Pastor Karyn; Dana Harrison
Music Director: Ya-Jhu Yang,
Praise Band Leader: Chris Schmer,
Office Staff: Pam Kops,; Jennifer Suit,
Property: Robert Maxwell, Manager,; Jeff DeHaven,; Keisha Wilkins,
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm; Friday: 9:30am-1:00pm
215-947-8200; 570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006