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Joining Hands in Food Ministry - November 2021
11/29/2021 3:00:53 PM
Here's a big THANK YOU to the 41 volunteers from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leesburg, and from around the local community who joined hands on Friday, November 12, 2021, to help feed the hungry.
Joining Hands in Food Ministry - October 2021
11/29/2021 2:58:47 PM
Here's a big THANK YOU to the 35 volunteers from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Leesburg, and from around the local community who joined hands on Friday, October 8, 2021, to help feed the hungry.
Pastor Barnett Installation - Oct 26, 2021
11/29/2021 4:03:18 PM
The installation of the Rev. Edward Barnett as 15th pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Car Show - October 2, 2021
11/29/2021 2:46:20 PM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church held a car show in the church parking lot on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Around 20 cars were on display ranging from a 1964 Corvette to a 2021 Corvette.
St. Francis Assisi Day Blessing of the Animals
11/29/2021 2:41:52 PM
In honor of St Francis of Assisi Day, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Leesburg, Florida held a Blessing of the Animals. Pastor Barnett blessed 3 brave dogs that came forward and each was rewarded with a dog cookie.
Rotary Club Food Drive
5/23/2020 8:05:41 AM
The food drive sponsored by the Leesburg Rotary Club on Thursday, May 21 was a big success. Gloria Dei was a collection point for the drive and approximately 800 pounds of food were donated. Thank you to the Rotary Club and to the JHIFM volunteers.
February 2020 Events
3/2/2020 1:58:13 PM
The congregation was invited to watch the process of preparing ashes to be used on Ash Wednesday. Ted and Dorothy B. said goodbye to their friends at church as they return to Wisconsin permanently.
Beer & Hymns
2/21/2020 6:27:53 AM
Beer & Hymns, a favorite of Gloria Dei disciples, took place at Rodello's Italian Restaurant on Thursday, February 20. Approximately 25 people shared an assortment of hymns with other diners. Thanks to Paul Motto for providing the musical accompaniment
Quilts For Lutheran World Relief February 2020
2/12/2020 4:19:05 PM
Our quilters from the Mary-Martha Circle made 216 quilts this year. In addition, the Ruth/Dorcas Circle collected and assembled personal care kits. Both of these items were displayed for the congregation on Sunday, February 7.
Hanging of the Greens
12/26/2019 12:44:30 AM
The Hanging of the Greens took place on Monday December 23. Church members decorated the Christmas tree with traditional white and and gold Chrismons that symbolize Jesus' purity, perfection and majesty.
Christmas Baskets for Shut-Ins
12/26/2019 12:31:09 AM
On Friday December 20 women from the congregation assembled beautiful baskets of cookies that were baked by members and then distributed to shut-ins.
Christmas Eve Worship - 2019
12/26/2019 1:16:56 AM
The church was beautifully decorated for Christmas Eve and everyone enjoyed new Christmas music and traditional hymns. Silent Night was sung as the lights dimmed and candles were held aloft to celebrate the birth of the Savior.
12/17/2019 6:40:48 AM
The first annual basket social to benefit the Beverly Shores Elementary School was held on November 16th and was a raving success! A total of 70 filled baskets were donated by our very generous congregation. A xylophone was presented to the school.
10/28/2019 11:40:29 AM
Sunday, October 27 was Reformation Sunday and the color of the day was red. Oktoberfest followed later in the day with German food and drink donated by attendees. Of course, there was bingo!
Fall Fashion Show 2019
10/23/2019 6:56:38 AM
WELCA's Fall Salad and Dessert Fashion Show featured six of our beautiful church ladies modeling fashions from Fashion Labels. A collection benefited Esther House, a transitional Christ-centered home for women re-entering the community after jail.
Second Harvest Food Bank Visit 10/1/2019
10/3/2019 11:26:27 AM
Joining Hands in Food Ministry (JHIFM) visited the Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) in Orlando. SHFB distributed enough food to feed 53,000 each day in Central Florida. JHIFM uses that food for the monthly food distribution to local families in need.
2019 School Supplies Drive
8/24/2019 11:40:34 AM
Gloria Dei collected school supplies for Oak Park Middle School. The drive exceeded the goal, and Pastor Jim Young blessed the school supplies during worship on August 18. The supplies were delivered that week.