Church historian Jeanette Woehr explains the historical significance of Gloria Dei Church and its graveyard.

Friends of Old Swedes make a one-time donation toward the long-term preservation of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church. HGDPC was recently awarded a Keystone Grant to address deferred maintenance to the church and other historic buildings on our property. Every single dollar that you give toward this fund will be matched by this grant.

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The Friends of Old Swedes

Amy Grant

May 22, 2022

This is a donation to support the printing of the spring 2022 edition of Founders Magazine. Andreas Rudman, the builder of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church, has a legacy that endures. His story is compelling and fascinating.

Amy Grant

March 17, 2022

I am making this donation to support the spring 2022 edition of Founders Magazine on Peter Gunnarsson Rambo.

Michael Schreiber

December 31, 2021

John Rowan

December 30, 2021

Eric N. Dahle

October 19, 2021

In honor of Swen Stalcup

Koshy Mathews

October 19, 2021

Ginnie Leeming

October 18, 2021

Jim Murphy

June 22, 2021

You are doing a great job promoting the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation.

David Souder

June 8, 2021

John Walthausen

May 6, 2021

Jim Murphy

March 25, 2021

Bryan Bunting

February 26, 2021

Theresa Brasko

February 8, 2021

Rhoda Garcia

January 23, 2021

In honor of the Myakka Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

BECKY CARR

January 20, 2021

Wade & Pamela Sjogren

January 4, 2021

Thank you HGDPC for your loving care of this treasure of a church, and for continuing to share its special history with the community.

James Fetter

January 1, 2021

Michael Schreiber

December 29, 2020

David Furlow

December 14, 2020

Lisa is a descendant of Sven Svenson, who donated the Nya Sverige blockhouse that became Gloria Dei. We loved the Swedish & English service we watched Rev. Kim-Eric Williams present at Gloria Dei during a Swedish Colonial Society/American Swedish Historical Museum symposium where I spoke about New Sweden's legal system. Lisa is also a descendant of 17th century Pilgrim and Delaware River … Read more

Lisa is a descendant of Sven Svenson, who donated the Nya Sverige blockhouse that became Gloria Dei. We loved the Swedish & English service we watched Rev. Kim-Eric Williams present at Gloria Dei during a Swedish Colonial Society/American Swedish Historical Museum symposium where I spoke about New Sweden's legal system. Lisa is also a descendant of 17th century Pilgrim and Delaware River trader Isaac Allerton, one of the merchants who traded with the Lenapes and supplied the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers along the Delaware. Today Lisa serves as Counselor of the National General Society of Mayflower Descendants. We love Gloria Dei.

Anne Prosseda

December 1, 2020

Laura Knox

November 18, 2020

Alice Reyes

November 17, 2020

Kenneth Bradley

November 1, 2020

In memory of Edward "Gene" Bradley

Helene Brennan

September 19, 2020

This is in honor of jim Murphy's presentation.

clare kronemeyer

September 16, 2020

I enjoyed tonight's presentation from Jim Murphy about William Penn. I'm a tour guide form Pennsbury Manor and find WmPenn an amazing historical figure.

Susan Segal

September 16, 2020

In memory of Edward Segal

NILS VAN AMMERS

September 13, 2020

Jim Murphy

September 8, 2020

David Hopper

July 24, 2020

William Clark

July 12, 2020

Alicia Drelick

June 22, 2020

Anthony Parone

January 16, 2020

Thank you to Amy Grant for all of her help and dedication.

Amy Grant

January 12, 2020

In Memory of Jean Barr

Jim Murphy

January 7, 2020

Dorothy/Howard Troendle

December 15, 2019

In memory of Baby Shanyle Martucci. Never forgotten, always loved.

Dorothy /Howard Troendle

December 7, 2019

Honoring John A Martucci

Amy Grant

October 15, 2019

Theodore Robb

October 3, 2019

James R. Fetter

October 1, 2019

Julie Daye

September 30, 2019

Candace Espeseth

September 28, 2019

Victoria Zyp

September 28, 2019

I enjoyed visiting your lovely church last month, and appreciate that you make it such a welcoming place for random visitors who appreciate your community's history. Thank you for being so welcoming as a community and for taking care of this significant place!

Catherine Koenig

September 8, 2019

Catherine and Paul Koenig

leonard frank

September 7, 2019

Amy Grant

August 28, 2019

As HGDPC works toward closing its fundraising gap, I am proud to make this donation to support the Keystone Grant.

Tara Timmerman, MD

July 8, 2019

I am so grateful for all that HGDPC does. I am a descendent of Peter Gunnarsson Rambo on both my father’s side as well as my mother’s side. I so look forward to visiting the church in the near future and learning more about the amazing history there. Sincerely, Tara Lynn Timmerman

Jerome Buescher

July 1, 2019

In support of the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant

Rev. Dr. David A. Genaszler

June 17, 2019

Michael Schreiber

December 11, 2018

Amy Grant

May 14, 2018

I am proud to give these funds to support repairs to the church and other buildings on this historic property.

Raymond Spera

April 27, 2018

Amy Grant

November 17, 2017

This is my second contribution to this fund. HGDPC has been awarded a Keystone Grant to address deferred maintenance to the property. This donation was made to support that project.

Jeanne Hanson

September 19, 2017

on behalf of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (St. Paul, MN)

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