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)

  • Our study of the Book of Acts continues.  On September 11th and 12th, Pastor Stephen will return to wrap up and lead us into the next phase.
  • The menu for fellowship meal is brunch.  Get together your team for set-up and clean-up and sign up in the fellowship hall.
  • We are partnering with Meals on Wheels for the Stop Senior Hunger campaign.  Many in our community depend on Meals on Wheels.  Please bring individual serving sizes of fruit, soup, pasta, or snacks.
  • Mowers are need for the summer.  Sign up in the fellowship hall to help with this ministry.
  • Children's Ministry will begin meeting again on September 13th.  They will study Lutheranism 101 for children.
  • September 13th will be Rally Day--a day of games, picnic, and fun! 
  • Adult Bible Study is on summer haitus. 
  • Pastor Jeff's Bible study will not meet on Aug. 27  or September 3.  On September 10th, we will begin our study of The World's Greatest Churches.


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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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Sanctuary Cross