pastor pat's desk

March 2019


We mark the start of Lent with the ashes of Ash  Wednesday, and from that moment we are reminded that the church and the world are pursuing very different agendas. In a culture where “image is everything,” we deliberately and ritually disfigure ourselves, bearing on our foreheads the sign of the cross smudged in the dark grit of ashes. The symbolism goes even deeper when we understand that the grit is the residue of the palms from Passion Sunday, ashes of the tokens of worldly success that had been raised in triumph as Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time.....More here

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Pastor Pat's sermon notes

July 8, 2018, Mission: Reframing here

April 22, 2018, Good Shepherd here

February 11, 2018, Only Jesus here

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Pastor Pat's Bio here

Learn more about Pastor Pat's Christian Philosophy here

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Recommended Websites

Below is a list of Ministries that Gloria Dei Lutheran Church support with Benevolence Funds and/or partner with to continue our mission of serving.  These organization range from as near as a short walk out our front door to the other side of the globe. The links are identified in red