Gloria Dei is a
congregation of mercy of Jesus Christ. Our name means "Glory to
God." We have had the joy of serving the South Knoxville and Seymour
communities to the glory of God for over fifty years.
Come worship with us
soon. We will be so glad to see you.
Join us for a
BLESSING of the PETS
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
6632 Chapman Highway
Saturday, October 4th at 10:00 a.m.
creatures great and small are welcome.
According to the
Humane Society there are
over 164.6 million cats and dogs living as household pets in the
United States. For many, pets are a
beloved member of the family. On the Saturday closest to October 4,
Gloria Dei, along with churches around the country, will hold a Blessing
of the Animals/Pets service as a way for Christians (and everyone) to give
thanks to God for the joy and love that pets bring to the lives of their
So on Saturday
morning, October 4, at 10:00 AM you, along with your neighbors, friends,
and family members, are invited to a special Blessing of the Animals/Pets
outside the Loggia. Bring your pets—dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and who
knows what other critters, to share in this special service of blessing.
Be sure to bring leashes or cages for the pet’s protection and
you wish, you can bring a picture of your pet. Pets who are no longer with
us, or unable to visit can be remembered and honored as well.
Treats will be
provided for your cats and dogs.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is collecting
to be donated to PAWS (Placing Animals
a program run by the Knoxville Office of Aging.