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Core: Beliefs - New Member Class

April 26th - May 17th, 2018

In this class we will primarily dialogue about what our congregation believes about the Lutheran Church, the Bible, Baptism, the Lord's Supper and your discipleship expression at Gloria Dei. We also want you to know about our congregation - its vision, direction and future. If you have any questions about the process or just want to connect with Pastor Meyer, please reach him at or at 777-3892.

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Core: Teachings

April 26th - May 17th, 2018

Once you have completed CORE Beliefs, the New Member Class, everyone is invited to Core Teachings, the second class of our discipleship process. It will focus on the CORE Teachings of Jesus. We will look at what it means to be a disciple, which includes looking at all the aspects of the New Covenant as well as living and abiding in the identity that Christ has given us. For more information on this class please contact Pastor Ben at or at 777-3900.

Joppa Outreach

April 29th, 2018

Joppa Outreach will be Sunday, April 29 from 12:30-4:00 pm
Consider joining us as we partner with Joppa to reach out to those who are shelterless in Des Moines. As Joppa volunteers, we will visit 250-300 people living under bridges, in tents, vehicles and recently off the streets. We will meet at Joppa Outreach, 118 SE 4th Street, Des Moines, at 12:30 p.m. Please register today. We will be getting in touch with you before April 29.


Recharge Extreme Overnight Event

May 11th - May 12th, 2018


Youth in grades 8-12 please join us for an Extreme Overnight Evening of FUN! We will start at Gloria Dei at 9 pm on Friday, May 11 with several activities planned throughout the evening. This event will end at 7:00 am on Saturday, May 12. Cost for this event is $30. Please register online!

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Spring Women's Event

May 16th, 2018


Women of all ages and stages are invited to the Spring Women's Event on Wednesday, May 16 at 6;30 pm. We will create, learn, and study as we gather together. A light dinner will be served. Please register online for this event. For more information please contact DeAnn McCue

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Honduras Trip: June 9-16, 2018

June 9th - June 19th, 2018

June 6-16, 2018 We have an opportunity to reach out with the love of Jesus to those impoverished in Honduras. We will be able to show God’s heart by sharing the Gospel, taking care of some of their medical needs and loving their children. It could be a life-changer time for you as well as for them.

If you would like more information, please Contact Pastor Tim


The Wandering - Summer Youth Trip for Students in grades 8-12

July 7th - July 15th, 2018


The Wandering is a spiritual adventure where we hike, camp, learn , and grow closer to each other and to God. Each wanderer will take on leadership responsibilities and work through a Bible based workbook. This trip is based on the Israelites who wandered 40 years after being released from slavery. Open to all current students in grades 8-12. A $50.00 deposit is due to hold your spot. Total cost is approximately $600.00.

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Faith on Target Archery Camp for Beginners

July 9th - July 18th, 2018


Youth Who have completed grades 3-7 will dig into God's Word and learn the basics of archery. This six-session camp will be filled with fun as students learn to aim and hit the mark in archery and in life. The cost is $40. Class size is limited to 24 students.

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Sharp Shooters Archery Camp for Advanced Archers

July 9th - July 18th, 2018


This camp is designed for the experienced archer. Youth in all grades will dig into God's Word and learn how to take their archery skill to the next level. The cost is $40. Class size is limited to 24 students.

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Tiny Treasures Preschool Registration 2018-2019

September 4th - May 23rd, 2019

$10 - $55

Tiny Treasures Lutheran Preschool is dedicated to bringing Jesus Christ to your preschooler. We offer a unique atmosphere that will nurture the spiritual, social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of your child.
$55 Non-refundable Registration Fee