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)

  • Children's Ministry is raising money for picnic tables.  Contribution Envelopes will be available in the narthex. 
  • We will have a church picnic on  July 18th.  Sign up in the fellowship hall to bring food.
  • On Thursday evening at 7 pm, Pastor Jeff's Bible class will begin watching and discussing a series of five talks given by Rich Melhaim at the recent Mission Area Assemly.  Melheim is an ordained Lutheran minister who has invested his ministry in creating Christian education systems that pull parents into the core of children, youth and family ministry “every night in every home.”  This Thursday the talk is "Out of Egypt", defining the Church as little churches that meet every night.
  • Our study of the Book of Acts continues.
  • Get together your team for set-up and clean-up and sign up in the fellowship hall.
  • Menu for this week's fellowship is hot dogs; please bring trimmings.
  • Remember to bring non-perishable food for the Food Bank.  The need increases in the summer when children don't eat at school.
  • Mowers are need for the spring and summer.  Sign up in the fellowship hall to help with this ministry.
  • Children's Ministry meets on Sunday afternoons at 3:30.   They will study the Book of Acts.
  • Adult Bible Study is on summer haitus.



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.
  • 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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