Welcome to the Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church web site. Allow me to take this opportunity to share a little about our community.
We trace our heritage back to 1836 when the early Lutheran settlers in Madison Township of Clinton County, Indiana, built a log church a few miles from where our present building stands on the west side of Mulberry, Indiana. Over the last hundred and seventy plus years our faith community has included several Lutheran and Reformed congregations in different parts of Northwestern Clinton County, and was known generally as the Mulberry Lutheran Parish. Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church is the heir to this rich and vital legacy of faith and service to God and the community.
Today we honor our religious forbearers by continuing their work. Worship remains at the heart of our congregation; we gather for worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Our services maintain a liturgical style but vary in form each Sunday of the month. We celebrate communion on the first and third Sundays and the fourth Sunday is a contemporary service. We also value Christian education; Sunday School is offered for adults and high school students each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Beginning in August, we will meet to study a book of the Bible, to explore the seasons of the year such as Advent or Lent, or to investigate some aspect of spirituality on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.
What ties our activities together? Our mission statement gives us our focus: We are a fellowship of Christians committed to: Helping our community experience a new life with Jesus. And why do we do this? Our name explains our motivation: Gloria Dei, for the glory of God.
I hope you will join us.
Pastor Mike Crawford
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Office Phone: (765) 296-2108
Home Phone: (765) 296-2568
Cell Phone: (317) 752-0625
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Pastor Mike welcomes your visit. Please feel free to stop by the church or call for an appointment.
The office is closed on Monday, Friday and Saturday.
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