Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church

A Congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

How to Find UsGloria Dei Lutheran Church

1701 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Phone (Church and School): 270-769-5910

Pastor: The Rev. Monty Gleitz
gleitzmd@juno.com

Our Mission Statement:

In faith and thankfulness to God, through Word and Sacrament, we proclaim, witness, nurture, and teach God's eternal truth to all people.

Our Vision:

We are a welcoming and caring community, dedicated to helping our members grow in faith and understanding and reach out to others.

Join Us for Worship and Bible Study!

Worship and Meeting Times, including Midweek Services

 

Summer Chillin' Pot Luck Lunch -- Aug 31, 11:30AM

 

Our Worship, August 17, Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings:

Isaiah 56:1, 6–8; Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32; Matthew 15:21–28

The Church Lives Under the Cross of Christ and Prays in the Hope of His Mercy. By her persistent prayer that Jesus would have mercy and help her (Matthew 15:22, 24), and even in the face of His initial silence and apparent rejection (Matthew. 15:23–26), the Canaanite woman boldly confessed her faith in Him (Matthew 15:27–28). Her beautiful example encourages us to cling to the words and promises of the Gospel, even in the face of the Law that accuses and condemns us. “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29), and His Law “has consigned all to disobedience” for the very purpose “that he may have mercy on all” (Romans 11:32). Hence, the woman’s faith and hope were not disappointed, but her prayers were answered in the mercy of Christ. Not only does He grant us the crumbs from His Table, but He also feeds us with “the children’s bread” in the house of His Father (Matthew 15:26–27). He has brought us to His “holy mountain,” and He makes us joyful in His house, where He hears our prayers and accepts our sacrifice of praise upon the altar of His cross (Isaiah 56:7).

 

 

Last Update: 18 August 2014