Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Serving the community on Anna Maria Island area since 195.
A member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Florida-Bahamas Synod, worship at Gloria Dei Lutherian is led in Holmes Beach by Pastor Rosemary Backer. The weekend kicks off with Saturday contemporary worship at 5pm, with summer Sunday worship starting at 9.30am, and fellowship following the service. During the season the doors open at 8am and 10.30am each Sunday morning. Children of all ages are always most welcome at worship, with activity bags provided and children's sermons delivered at the Sunday morning service. Nursery care is also available on Sunday. Various special services and gatherings are held throughout the year, for the seasons of Advent and Lent, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2008 Gloria Dei celebrated 50 years of ministry on Anna Maria Island, although it formally became a congregation of the Florida Synod on February 1, 1959. www.gloriadeilutheran.com