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Yoga on Tuesdays in the Zabor Room

Next Sessions on September 19

Gentle Yoga at 10AM

Gentle Chair Yoga at 12PM

Please arrive 15 minutes early

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 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 JoAnne at [email protected] or Betsy at [email protected].

Join One House at a Time as they celebrate 25 years of service and their mission to end childhood bedlessness in greater Philadelphia!

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.


Meet the Artist Returns!

Saturday, September 23

5-7PM in the Library Lounge

The beautiful art of John Hagman will be on display. John will be available for questions. Light snacks will be provided. This is a BYOB event.

We are looking forward to beginning this series again!

Thank you to Rev. Emmanuel Philor and to our talented musicians & tech booth personnel who brought you the one, combined Sunday, September 17 worship service that included the Blessing of the Backpacks as well as a Teacher Blessing.

Tech Booth:

*Rick Graber

*Mike McNulty-Bobholz

*James Sylvester


*Gary Burger - bass

*Daniella Ceraso - vocals

*Lisa Ceraso - vocals

*Angie DiPalantino - vocals, guitar

*Aidan Fell - guitar

*Vinny Feliciano - drums

*Jamie Johnson - baritone

*Mary Jones - keyboard, vocals

*Kirsten Olson - organ

A good time was had by all at Gloria Dei's Fall Kickoff

on Sunday, September 17!

Gloria Dei will be collecting items for Laurel House from their Wish List through the end of September.

  • Click HERE for the Wish List. Copies are also available in the Chapel, Sanctuary, and church office.
  • Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families, and communities throughout Montgomery County, PA. Nicole's Place, a satellite of Laurel House, has their offices located in Gloria Dei Church!

It was a Slam Dunk of a good time!

Sunday School returns September 24!

Sunday School will begin again during the 10AM service for children in Preschool (potty-trained) through 6th grade on Sunday, September 24

Children begin in worship and are dismissed to class following the Children's Message.

Children are always welcome to remain in the worship services. Feel free to make use of the Prayground in the back of the Sanctuary or the Activity Bags hanging on the back pew. Kindly return the Activity Bags after the service. Parents and kids may take an instrument to their pew. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Contact Dana with any questions at [email protected].

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Laurel House Designer Bag Bingo

Sunday, September 24

Doors Open at 12PM, Bingo starts at 1PM

Join Marian’s Attic Thrift Shop staff and volunteers for an afternoon of fun playing Bingo. The cost is $35 and includes 20 games. Prizes include beautiful designer bags from Kate Spade, Coach, Michael Kors, and more! There will also be door prizes, 50/50, and raffle baskets!

Location: Black Rock Fire Company; 260 Green Tree Road; Oaks, PA 19456

All proceeds to support Laurel House's domestic violence programs.

Tickets are on sale now! Click HERE to purchase tickets and learn more!

PLEASE NOTE: No tickets will be sold at the door. Space is limited, and this event will sell out, so reserve your tickets today!

Questions? Please contact Pattie at [email protected] or 610-337-3068.

Tween/Youth Group Volunteers Needed!

Are you the parent of a tween or youth? Are you someone who had a child go through the youth group program? Or are you someone just looking to get more involved with the young people at Gloria Dei?

We are looking to form a team to help lead our tweens and youth. This age group needs adults to be present, to ask them questions about their lives, to listen, and to “see” each of them.

If you are interested, please contact Dana at [email protected] for more information. We need volunteers to keep this ministry going!

Save the Date!

  • Sunday, October 1: Labyrinth in the Zabor Room before & after all 3 services
  • Tuesday, October 10: Volunteer at Caring For Friends from 5-8PM
  • Friday, October 20: Lunch & Learn at 12PM in Christian Fellowship Hall
  • Saturday, October 28: Trunk-or-Treat at 3PM (cars) & 4PM (kids) in the parking lot

More details coming soon!

Feast of Justice is volunteer-driven and needs you! 

Volunteer opportunities are available 6 days a week, including evenings and weekends. Direct service to the public as well as behind the scenes restocking are their biggest needs.

Can you offer one day a month to help out?

Click HERE for more information or speak to Pastor Tricia on Sunday, September 10.

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Women's Retreat at Bear Creek

September 29 – October 1, 2023

Refresh! Renew! Connect! Explore!

This programmed retreat offers the opportunity to be in community with other women, and to be creative, spiritual, & active through a myriad of activities.

Weekend pricing ($185-200/person) is for a 2-night stay, 6 meals, and programming. Saturday only ($80/person) is for lunch & dinner, and programming.

  • Click HERE, call 570.472.3741, or email [email protected] for more information.
  • Click HERE to register.
  • There are also information sheets in the Chapel and Sanctuary.

Email [email protected] if you are planning to go or even if you are just thinking about going. Let's get a group of GDC ladies together to attend!

Somerton Interfaith Food Bank is in need of donations!

Please bring non-perishable food items for our pantry shelves.

Presently, they are most in need of pasta and pasta sauce.

Thank you for your generosity!

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This back-to-school season, you can support students around the world by donating to ELCA Good Gifts. Make a gift today to support ministries that grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives.

Click HERE to give a gift that helps share God’s love in Christ far and wide. Thank you for your support of the mission and ministry we share.

Multiple wildfires on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and the Big Island have claimed over 100 lives and have destroyed homes, businesses and lines of communication.

Gifts donated to Lutheran Disaster Response of the ELCA equip them to respond to this, and other disasters, whenever and wherever they strike. Gifts given specifically to "U.S. Wildfires" will be restricted to, and used in full (100%) for those affected by wildfires.

Click HERE to donate today.

September & October Preaching Schedule

  • Sunday, September 24: Rev. Emmanuel Philor at 8:30 & 10AM
  • Sunday, October 1: Pastor Mary Konopka at 8:30, 10, & 11:30AM
  • Sunday, October 8: Pastor Mary Konopka at 8:30 & 10AM
  • Sunday, October 15: Rev. Karen Murphy at 8:30 & 10AM
  • Sunday, October 22: Pastor George Miller at 8:30 & 10AM
  • Sunday, October 29: Pastor George Miller at 8:30 & 10AM

We look forward to worshipping with you!

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 24, 2023

First Reading: Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 145:1-8

Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16


Emergency Pastor: Sarah Aasheim, [email protected]

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

Kids and Family: Dana Harrison, [email protected]

Tweens & Youth: 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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