Gloria Dei is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. We welcome people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We welcome everyone regardless of social, economic or relationship status; and regardless of physical, mental, or spiritual condition. We are wheel-chair accessible and have single stall bathrooms. We are a "Reconciling in Christ" congregation and connected to Lutherans Concerned - North America.
We are in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada and collaborate with the four North Vancouver Anglican parishes - St. Clement's, St. Agnes, St. John the Evangelist, and St. Catherine's. (In practical terms, full communion means that Anglicans and Lutherans in Canada can share the Eucharist together, use each other’s liturgies, and participate in each other’s ordinations. Anglican and Lutheran clergy may also serve interchangeably in either church.) You can learn more about our full communion partnership here.
We seek to live out our faith in the community by supporting local programs such as Harvest Project, Lookout Housing Society and Turning Point Recovery House. We also have established a community garden in conjunction with the Edible Garden Project. Produce from our Garden provides the residents of Turning Pont Recovery House with fresh food.
Most recently, we are extending a hand of friendship to Ukrainian women through an English Conversation Circle. Our next group will convene in the Fall, 2023 for a period of 8 weeks. For more information please contact our pastor, Vida Jaugelis email@example.com
On a global scale we support the work of Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
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