Welcome to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 

   

You Are Welcome Here!

You are indeed welcome here! In step with British Columbia's Re-Start Plan, our congregation is taking a phased approach to a return to in-person worship. In keeping with the current Public Health Orders and Guidance from the BC Ministry of Health we have updated our Covid-19 practices for safe worship through the Fall. You can read about them here.  

All members, visitors and users of our facility are expected to wear a mask.  We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated, but are not requiring proof of vaccination to participate in our worship services.  We have a large sanctuary space that provides enough space for everyone to spread out. In addition, because all of us are resuming normal activities and social interactions at pace that is comfortable for us, we have retained one section of pews with physically distanced seating for those who still need to put additional space between themselves and others.  We are opening windows and doors for added ventilation as long as weather permits. We are glad that we can meetup with friends and acquaintances but we are continuing to refrain fom hugging or hand-shaking.  Because we no longer have a capacity limit you do not need to pre-register to attend a service.

We participated in the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc invitation to "Drum for the Children" on this year's first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. We invited Carolyn Klaasen to lead us in remembrance, prayer and drumming  - video below.

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We gather each week to worship and pray on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. For thousands of years they have walked on this land and paddled the waters of the Salish Sea. We are grateful to the Squamish, Musqueam and T’sleil-Waututh Nations for their stewardship of these lands and the waters of the Salish Sea. 

We are a group of people of all ages, who come from all walks of life and are not perfect.

We come together weekly to experience the joy and mystery of God's presence with us. We welcome all people, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities and gender expressions.  We are always on the journey to continually try to figure out how to be a Christ-centered, LGBTQ+ inclusive, and social justice-orientated community.

We gather to nourish our faith, to have fun together, and to give ourselves away in service to others.    

Take a look around our website and then come and visit us and know....  

You are welcome here!

Learn More

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Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible to register for their vaccine.

1. register online 24/7, at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated;

2. call a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time), toll-free, at 1 833 838-2323

Please have the following information available: First and last name, Date of birth, Postal code, Personal Health Number, an email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages. If you do not have an email or smart phone, we can help. Please phone the church office at 604-988-5838 and ask to speak with our pastor. 

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