Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church
5005 McCandlish Road
Grand Blanc, MI
(810) 694-3540


Did you hear? On November 3rd, we are having our Welcome Home Sunday. The goal is to have 100% of our members in worship that day. One might ask, "Why that goal?"

Have you ever been to a family reunion? Large families get pulled in a million different directions. It becomes hard for everyone to get together. Even on major holidays like Christmas it can be a challenge. So, periodically, families designate a time in the future when they will make it a priority to get together... to have a reunion. When a family plans a reunion, the goal isn't to get a quarter of the family together. You don't just want half of the family to show up. You want 100% of the family to do all they can to try and be there. It's a reunion.

God says the Church is a family. Scripture calls believers "brothers and sisters" constantly. It frequently refers to "the family of believers." The Holy Spirit is not a sloppy speaker. When he says something again and again, he is telling us, "People, this is what you are!"

Welcome Home Sunday is a spiritual family reunion. It is hard for all our members to get together. Even at Christmas or Easter, members travel to be with biological family. So, we have picked November 3rd as a day for the Gloria Dei Lutheran family to get together. Because it is a family reunion, our hope is not to have a quarter of our members show up. We want more than half. All. 100%. Because we are family. It's time to have our reunion.

If you have been to a family reunion, you know how wonderful they can be. Uplifting. Welcome Home Sunday will be no different. It will be a chance to catch up with friends you perhaps have not seen in a while. Best of all, your Brother, Jesus, has already promised he is going to be there to bless you!

Evangelism Tools

Here is one of the evangelism presentations given in church. Use it to spread the good news to all!
STOP Evangelism Presentation

Here is another evangelism presentation that was given on Sunday:
The Handy Dandy Method!

Choir Songs

Go, Go Tell about Jesus (Children)
Great is They Faithfulness
Step by Step with Guide with O Thou Great Jehovah
To God be the Glory
Special Moments
As a Little Child (with Children)
Take My Voice, and Let Me Sing
On That Day when He Rode into Jerusalem

Songs from Soloists

Holy Spirit (Abby Himm)
Lord I Lift your name on High (Brenda Bessolo and Brenna Moore)
I Will Rise (Abby Himm & Brenda Bessolo)

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Thanks for visiting us. We pray that you will be nourished, strengthened, and better informed about God’s goodness and mercy that we are privileged to share at Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church.

No matter your background or spiritual understanding, we would love to serve you with God’s living and active Word. Please check us out. Come grow in your faith so you can face the challenges of each day with new confidence. We offer uplifting worship; relevant Bible study; and enjoyable fellowship and service opportunities.

Founded in 1971, Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church has changed lives for time and for eternity by the grace of God.

GLORIA DEI = Latin for “ Glory to God. ” It reminds us that all that we do is to give God glory.

EVANGELICAL = “ Gospel Centered. ” It keeps before our eyes the reason we exist and the message we are to proclaim.

LUTHERAN = Confessing the Christian teachings of Martin Luther and the Lutheran Confessions. We stand on “ Grace alone, through Faith alone, revealed in Scripture alone. ”

CHURCH = We are a gathering of living, spiritual stones, built on the foundation of the prophets and apostles with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. We assemble around God’s Word and Sacraments for spiritual growth.


Rev. Dennis Himm & Kay Himm

Pastor Dennis Himm has been serving the congregaton of Gloria Dei since October, 1988. He and his wife, Kay, have 5 daughters and 13 grandchildren. Kay serves both as the organist and choir director.

Pastor Dennis Himm