Mission Statement Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, a Christian family, commissioned by God's gift of his son, Jesus Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit, is living God's word in the world. Vision Statement "To Show and Tell God's Love in Jesus Christ" Objective Commitment to grow in our ministries within our homes, congregation and community. We are a community of God through faith in Jesus Christ's love, mercy, and forgiveness serving community in the Anna Maria Island area since February 1, 1959 serving community with many ministry opportunities for persons to participate and serve community which believes that all persons are ministers of the gospel supporting one another in faith and love and inviting others to share in that faith and love worshiping community with a variety of worship experiences all to the glory of God member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
A member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Florida-Bahamas Synod, worship at Gloria Dei Lutherian is led in Holmes Beach by Pastor Rosemary Backer. The weekend kicks off with Saturday contemporary worship at 5pm, with summer Sunday worship starting at 9.30am, and fellowship following the service. During the season the doors open at 8am and 10.30am each Sunday morning. Children of all ages are always most welcome at worship, with activity bags provided and children's sermons delivered at the Sunday morning service. Nursery care is also available on Sunday. Various special services and gatherings are held throughout the year, for the seasons of Advent and Lent, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2008 Gloria Dei celebrated 50 years of ministry on Anna Maria Island, although it formally became a congregation of the Florida Synod on February 1, 1959. gloriadeilutheran.com
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