Peace be with you!
Gloria Dei is a congregation of mercy of Jesus Christ. Our name means "Glory of God."
We have had the joy of serving the South Knoxville and Seymour communities to the glory of God for over sixty years.
God has a plan for Gloria Dei! We will grow in our caring, sharing, giving, and loving; with hope and joy. To become part of this plan, each of us will reach out and use our spiritual gifts in active total ministry. Gloria Dei Offers: Friendly, welcoming and laid-back atmosphere, Blended Worship with live music 3rd and 5th Sundays, Children’s Sunday School during worship, Women’s Bible Study & Women of the ELCA, Tacky Ladies’ Quilting Group, Adult Sunday School.
Contact us to inquire about joining the Gloria Dei Family of Faith
Gloria Dei collects food for Vestal Food Pantry. This is a local charity of South Knoxville and we are always accepting non perishable food and diapers to donate to this cause.
FEEL FREE TO DROP OFF DONATIONS DURING OFFICE HOURS
Thank you for your donation!
For more information about Vestal Food Pantry please visit
At Gloria Dei we practice open communion. As always, all persons
– and all means all –
are invited to come to the table of grace every time we gather. As we share this sacred meal, we are reminded that God’s love will one day bring into harmony the entire world, wipe away all tears, end suffering and death, and bring eternal joy to all. We know that we do not dare to come into the presence of God or feed at God’s table by our own merits or because we are good. We come because God is great beyond our understanding. We must remind ourselves of this every time we prepare to receive by declaring together that the gifts of God are free!