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GLORIA DEI (OLD SWEDES') EPISCOPAL CHURCH (PHILADELPHIA)
Sector: Places of Worship
Country: US
State: Pennsylvania
Address: 916 South Swanson Street, PA 19147, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (View Map)
Phone: (215) 389-1513
Fax: (215) 389-7817

Description

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church is an inner city church blessed with the beauty and charm of a garden-like setting. This lovely church, surrounded by historic buildings, spacious grounds, and ample parking has attracted many members of the congregation. The Gloria Dei congregation finds great joy in coming together for worship and various other events and gatherings. Almost every member of the community view themselves as friendly, open, accepting, relaxed and welcoming. These attributes are what most new members cite as their reason to join Gloria Dei. This fun loving, friendly group enthusiastically looks to attract new members while maintaining the warm nature of the existing community. About Gloria Dei. Our service is comprised of uplifting music, Episcopal worship and spiritual/biblical teachings by our Rector. All parts of the service are considered important aspects of the whole experience. The combination of worshiping together, mixed with the opportunity to socialize with one another, remains vitally important to everyone. At Gloria Dei, you quickly become a member of this extended family. Equally important to the worship, are the various events and occasions that allow us to gather and celebrate in the name of Christ. We will seize every opportunity to come together and EAT! We also have fun with our FUNdraising events - and of course they always include food and drink! Our largest annual fundraiser is the Lucia Fest which is a Swedish advent pageant. This long-time community favorite features our own Gloria Dei children and members of the Swedish and local community. Girls and boys from throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, Maryland, Connecticut, and Vermont, come to Gloria Dei to participate in this three-day marathon of performances, St. Eric's Fair (holiday market) and of course the bake sale!

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