October 2014 Reminder

October 2014 Reminder Newsletter
October 2014 Reminder Newsletter (Spanish)

Have you been away at camp? Visiting relatives? Taking a break from church for one reason or another?

Welcome Back to Church at 10:15 a.m.in English and 1:30 a.m. in Spanish. Surprises are in store for everyone. And – a special gift for you at worship, Do you want your children learn how to love God with all their heart and soul and mind and strength? And to love their neighbor as themselves? Check out Sunday School’s new beginnings this past September 21th in partnership with Sanctuary Church. You will find children from 0 to 12 years old, in separate classes Sunday morning in English, Sunday afternoon in Spanish. You will find faithful teachers waiting for your children.

Our Confirmation classes are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Is time for growing into Christian community, learning about the “means of grace” (Word and Sacrament), reflecting and asking questions about faith. Don’t miss this. See Dick Johnson for more information.

We are committed to the formation of our leaders among the Latino community. For that reason we have created the Academic of Theology for Lay. We teach every Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am right here at Gloria Dei. If you are interested in this program in English it is available at the Synod. Don’t miss this opportunity, talk to the pastor!

Women (some men too) at Gloria Dei regularly come together to practice hospitality and to share a time of listening and prayer. Every Thursday at 7 pm.

And what about our Youth Ministry and our ministry with our community through the Step Up Center. So welcome back and get involved!

The church is like the human body, with each part playing a critical role in the functioning of the body. You have been given gifts and a key role to play in this church. Every member of this body, working together in unity, in the local area, is called to build the Kingdom of God in the hearts of men and women. Our gifts used together will build up the body of Christ. We will grow spiritually and numerically when we use our gifts together as part of the team! You are needed in this church!

Allow the Holy Spirit to blow into your life and lead you into some exciting serving opportunities!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Santiago

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