The power of reslience

Before we enter 2014, let’s take a moment to give thanks to God for the amazing blessings of 2013.  God is so good to us!  We celebrated Pastor Santiago’s 10 years of ordained ministry at Gloria Dei. We entered into a new partnership with First Lutheran Church in East Greenwich.  We shared a potluck and organized a concert series together.  We said good bye, celebrated, and gave thanks to Pastor Rick and Judy Kremer for more…

What’s in YOUR gift box?

The church liturgical year is over and we are ready to a new journey starting with the season of Advent, the season of waiting. While we are living in between the now and not yet, here at Gloria Dei we are taking seriously what that means to be a good steward. During the two first weeks of December every member/friend of Gloria Dei will have the great opportunity to express in concrete their promises of more…

Walking with Jesus

Dears Brothers and Sisters, We ended the month of October, the month of the Reformation. Now all of that happened nearly 500 years ago, and some may think that this is ancient history. But the Reformation is not history. Reformation is something that needs to happen over and over and over again. At the heart of the Protestant Reformation was the affirmation “ecclesia semper reformands, semper reformanda”: “the church is always reformed, always reforming.” The more…

NE Synod newsletter, Ekklesia, features Gloria Dei

Ekklesia is a new newsletter from the New England Synod that made its debut during Synod Assembly. The new quarterly newsletter will be sent to congregations in print form, and will be made available to anyone with an Internet connection via PDF download. You can check out the first edition of Ekklesia by clicking here. [Editor’s note: You’ll see some familiar faces on the front page of this premiere edition!] So what’s next for Ekklesia? Well, more…