Gloria Dei

Lutheran Church

Together with Christ, we care.

 Worship  Services

5:00pm Saturday      9:00am Sunday

Following CDC health guidelines and Kansas City mandate
masks  and social distancing are required for all services.
                                 Please email or call the church office at 741-3150 to reserve a spot.                                          Services are limited to 75 people. If  you’re not feeling well, please stay home. 
                                                Church office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm.                                                 Please call the church office for pastoral concerns.   Stay safe and God’s peace.

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The Gloria Dei Food Pantry and fresh produce 

 1st and 3rd Saturday each month  7am -9am.  

Curbside pick-up only!

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CLICK HERE to Schedule an Appointment

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Our regular schedule will resume at a later date.

 Worship Schedule September 15th  through May 17th.

Worship Services

Saturday Evening  5:00pm

  Sunday 8:00am & 10:30am          

Fellowship, Children and Adult Sunday School 9:15am




At Gloria Dei, ALL are welcome.

And we do mean everyone.  


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church has had its doors open for anyone seeking the Word of God in the Kansas City Metropolitan area since 1959. Worshipers gather at Gloria Dei to join a community of Christs’ followers where members and guests worship, grow and volunteer side by side in their life’s journey with Christ.

Where we are located


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is located at 5409 NW 72nd Street, Kansas City, Missouri off of I-29 highway. Our building sits right across the street from the entrance to the Lake Waukomis.

Our Worship Schedule

5 pm Saturday evenings

The tone of our Saturday evening service reflects the fact that it comes at the end of the day, rather than the beginning. It is a quiet, intimate setting with a core of regulars that gather each week alongside those who may have other events or conflicts on Sunday morning services. 

8 am Sunday mornings

The 8 o’clock service on Sunday morning follows the same traditional setting of the liturgy used on Saturday evening, but the atmosphere is more upbeat. At this service, we gather to be energized by God as we start our day. Our Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir often perform at this service. 

10:30 am Sunday mornings

Our 10:30 service on Sunday morning is more relaxed and informal than the 8 am service with a more contemporary setting. More families with children come to this service than the other two, which adds even more spirit of the gathering. You can hear our choir at this service as well.

The People Behind Gloria Dei

Reverend Edward Wunderlich

Pastor of Gloria Dei

Cheryl Christensen

Office Administrator

Taylor Tracy

Music Director

Kids, Youth and Youth Fusion

At Gloria Dei, we have plenty of fun activities for the children of our church, both members and visitors, to participate in!     From fun Sunday School activities, our annual Celebration Sunday (that include snowcones, a bouncy house, a slip-n-slide and dunk tank), to growing your knowledge and relationship with Christ alongside your friends in Confirmation classes–             Gloria Dei is a wonderful place for children to grow in Christ!


Pre-school – 5th grade

,For our youngest members and visitors of Gloria Dei, we have a supervised nursery offered during both Sunday services. We also have additional seating in the Worship Center for parents who would like additional space for their children to move around during service.

For elementary grade students, during the school year at 10:30 service, we offer a Children’s Message following the Gospel reading. 


6th – 12th grade

At the beginning of every academic year, Fall Sunday School at Gloria Dei begins! Classes for children ages three to eighteen begin at 9:15 am every Sunday morning. Here, you will be able to learn about God, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

At Sunday School, children grow as Lutherans, learn about scripture from the Bible and learn the importance of prayer and living a Christ-like life. Children are also able to go through a series of classes to receive Confirmation.

Whether you and your family belong to Gloria Dei or you are a visitor, all children are welcome to attend our Sunday School classes.

Youth Fusion

6th– 12th grade

Youth Fusion gatherings are the first and third Sundays of every month at church from 5:30pm – 8pm during the school year.  A typical night includes dinner, large group, small group, games and outreach planning. Along with all of the outreach programs we participate in, we also put together events outside of our church such as our Youth Fusion trip to Smithville Lake this past summer! 

Contact Michelle Boe at for more information about our Youth Fusion program.

Getting involved at Gloria Dei

Fun Events

From the annual Blessing of the Pets to the Children’s Christmas Pageant, Gloria Dei offers plenty of fun events to participate in!

Chancel Choir and Handbells

With Music Director Allan Aunspaugh, along with principal accompanists Dr. Calvin Permenter and Dr. Tracey Johnson, our vocal and handbell choirs are open to all skill-levels.

Giving Back

Gloria Dei gives back! We have an extensive outreach program and food pantry with volunteers from within and without our congregation.

What People are Saying

Lisa J. Rechkemmer

“Gloria Dei was our church home for around 15 years and was one of my hardest good-byes when I relocated. Our church family there helped me raise my children and support and nurture our faith. Coming back this past weekend was so heart-warming…. it is a wonderful ELCA Lutheran church – welcoming and strong in faith.”

Sarah Partlow Cline

“You’ll feel right at home here!”

Ann Lohman Stepp

“I love Gloria Dei. We have been members for over 13 years and we love our Gloria Dei family! The youth and children programs are great for our kids. The music ministry is outstanding – especially for a church of this size!

Contact us

Gloria Dei office hours:

Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm CST

Gloria Dei Church address:

5409 NW 72nd Street

Kansas City, MO 64151

Contact our Church office at:

(816) 741-3150


Our Parish is lead by

Reverend Edward Wunderlich.