Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lubbock, TexasWe are grateful that God has brought you to our website today and we invite you to join us in worship this Sunday. Rediscover the Sabbath and hear anew Jesus’ gracious words.

Gloria Dei” or “Glory to God”, the name this congregation chose for itself, is not only a name but a way of life. Please join us for worship and all activities at Gloria Dei.

We bring glory to God through our prayer, praise and thanksgiving.

We bring glory to God when we encourage one another and when we serve as living examples of love to one another.

We bring glory to God when we spread the Good News of the Kingdom of God and follow Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations.

Please join us for worship and all activities at Gloria Dei.

"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers".

(Acts 2:42)

  • Pastor Jeff study of the New Testament will talk about the immediacy of Jesus' return in the eyes of the Jews at the time.  Many Jews felt that God would soon intervene and crush their enemies.  Class meets at 7 pm on Thursdays.
  • This Sunday is All Saints Sunday, a day set aside to honor the lives of those who have died.
  • The menu for Sunday is International foods.
  • A schedule for mowing the grounds this fall is posted on the bulletin board.  Please sign up if you can help.
  • Chidren's Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 7pm for children 3 and up.  
  • Share your blessings.  We are joining  other Lutheran churches to support Neighborhood House's effort to provide Thanksgiving baskets for 100 families in Lubbock.  Envelopes are available in the narthex.
  • An angel tree will be set up in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas presents for children in LSS Foster Care.  An ornament for each child will have information on the child and Christmas wishes.  Please sign the list so we won't miss any of the children.
  • St. Paul in Levelland will celebrate their 75th anniversary on November 16th. Worship is at 10 am.  Please RSVP for lunch at the Merket Center.  Contact the church office for more information.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Congregation Photo October 2013


  • Check here for cancellation of services due to inclement weather.


  • If you would like a DVD of any service, please contact the church office.
  • For the South Plains Food Bank, please bring non-perishable food items to the pantry in the kitchen.
  • We offer a newsletter for children to any parents who want it. There are stories, coloring activities, and other activities. Please contact the church office if you know a parent or child who would like to be included in the email group or mailing group.
  • Click on the link to get more information about Disciplelife.
  • Council has decided to discontinue our recyling program.  Please continue to recycle at most United Supermarkets.



Study God's Word at 9am.

Worship and Praise God at 10am

Fellowship Lunch at 11:15am

Official Seal of the Lutheran Church

Meet Pastor Vayda

Cathedral drawing

You are invited to come on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. as Pastor Jeff teaches a course on the New Testament.

The class is based on The Great Course’s DVD, 24 lectures on the NT presented by Professor Bart D.

Erhman,  Ph.D., M.Div., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The lectures are presented

from the perspective of a historian as Dr. Erhman explains how, when, why and by whom the New

Testament was written. He draws on biblical scholarship and recent archaeological discoveries to

bring context to the history of the New Testament and the early Christian church.

The 30 minute DVDs are informative and the discussion surrounding the DVD is always interesting.

Come join us.


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