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About Gloria Dei

We gather each Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Praise of Jesus as Lord and Savior is our life's purpose. We exist to share with all people the Saving message of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death upon the cross. We are a Christian Church that believes strongly in the teachings and doctrines of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. We are an innovative and creative community of Believers who seek to tell the Gospel of Jesus in a variety of ways! We believe that the Holy Spirit is active and working in this place. We are a Community of Believers who accepts the Word of God as true, inspired, and without error. We invite you to gather with us this Sunday to share in the celebration of Praise!

DOCTRINAL STATEMENTS
A brief statement of the Doctrinal Position of the Missouri Synod [Adopted 1932].
http://www.lcms.org/doctirne/doctrinalposition

A statement of Scriptural and Confessional Principles.
http://www.lcms.org/doctirne/doctrinalprinciples

WHAT ABOUT...
You will find a series of 28 pamphlets below, written by former Synod President A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions. These documents are made available in pdf format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Introduction Christian Families
The Gospel Angels
The Bible Death and Dying
The Small Catechism Pastors
The Ten Commandments The New Millennium
The Apostles' Creed Christian Stewardship
The Lord's Prayer Fellowship in the Lord's Supper
Holy Baptism The Difference between ELCA and the LCMS
Confession and Absolution The Ordination of Women to the Pastoral Office
The Sacrament of the Altar Homosexuality
Being a Lutheran Abortion
Lutheran Worship Living Together Without Marriage
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Creation and Evolution
Telling the Good News about Jesus Immigrants Amoung Us
CURRENT DOCTRINAL RESPONSES
A Bible Study Companion to A Lutheran Respons to the "Left Behind" Series (May 2006)
A Bible Study designed to complement the CTCR's earlier report " A Lutheran Response to the 'Left Behind' Series
Legislation Regarding Same-Sex Civil Unions (May 2006) - Response to the question "what can we as a confessional Lutheran church say about same-sex civil unions?"
CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT
Spritual Gifts (1994)
The Lutheran Church and the Charismatic Movement (1977)
The Charmatic Movement and Lutheran Thology (1972)
SOCIAL / ETHICAL ISSUES
Defending Pre-Implantation Human Life in the Public Square - A Response to Wyoming District Concers about the CTCR Report Chistion Faith and Human Beginnings (2007)
Placing Adopted Children into Homosexual Contexts (2006)
Christian Faith and Human Beginnings: Christian Care and Pre-Implantation Human Life (2005)
Response to Request for an Opinion on Malicious Desertion form Michigan District President (2003)
What Child Is This? Marriage, Family and Human Cloning (2002)
Faith Acitive in Love: Human Chare in the Church's Life (1999)
Christians and Procreative Choices... How Do God's Chosen Choose? (1996)
Gambling (1996)
The Bible and Christian Citizenship - A Bible Study that appeared in the July 1996 issue of the Lutheran Witness (1996)
Render Unto Caesar... And Unto God: A Lutheran View of Church and State (1995)
Racism and the Church (1994)
Christian Care at Life's End (1993)
Abortion in Perspective (1984)
Report on Euthanasia with Guiding Principles (1979) Note: This report has been updated in the CRCR's 1993 report Christian Care at Life's End, An excerpted version of the 1979 report is provided in the appendix of the 1993 report.
Report on Capital Punshment (1976)
Report on Equal Rights Amendment (1976)
Guidelines for Crucial Issues in Christian Citizenship (1968)
Civil Obedience and Disobedience (1966)