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Gloria Dei is an extended family that celebrates Christ's teachings
Our service is comprised of uplifting music, Episcopal worship and spiritual/biblical teachings by our Rector. All parts of the service are considered important aspects of the whole experience. The combination of worshiping together, mixed with the opportunity to socialize with one another, remains vitally important to everyone. At Gloria Dei, you quickly become a member of this extended family.
Equally important to the worship, are the various events and occasions that allow us to gather and celebrate in the name of Christ. We will seize every opportunity to come together and EAT! We also have fun with our FUNdraising events - and of course they always include food and drink!
Our largest annual fundraiser is the Lucia Fest which is a Swedish advent pageant. This long-time community favorite features our own Gloria Dei children and members of the Swedish and local community. Girls and boys from throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, Maryland, Connecticut, and Vermont, come to Gloria Dei to participate in this three-day marathon of performances, St. Eric's Fair (holiday market) and of course the bake sale!
76 years and counting.
A time to enjoy good fellowship, food, and remember.
A joyous church season!
© 2018 Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Episcopal Church