Thinking about stopping in? We’d love to have you! Our doors are always open to visitors, no matter where you come from or what your background is.


A warm and welcoming community of caring people providing opportunities for growth in faith and service to others.

Interested in joining our Church?

If you would like more information, have any questions, or are interested in attending, please give us a call at 515-233-2421 or e-mail


Can I bring my children?

We’d love to have you! We have a number of young families in our congregation. We offer Sunday School at 9:00 AM during the school year. During services, we have a special children’s sermon and offer bags with coloring books and age-appropriate activities.

What about communion?18056404_10155231205333158_6897822092562306325_o

We have communion on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month, every Wednesday, as well as on special services such as Easter and Christmas. We also offer a gluten-free option. Just let us know! We have our First Communion classes when children are in 4th grade. The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) offers open communion to all Christians.

The ELCA? What’s that?

Gilbert Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pastor Elizabeth A. Eaton serves as the presiding bishop of the ELCA whose headquarters is in Chicago. For more information about the ELCA and links to other Churchwide ministries, please go to The ELCA is divided into nine regions and 65 synods. GLC is a congregation of the Southeastern Iowa Synod (region five) of the ELCA. Bishop Amy Current serves as the bishop for our synod whose headquarters is located in Iowa City. For more information about the Southeastern Iowa Synod, please go to

What should I wear?

You don’t need to wear a dress, suit or a tie! Some dress more casually; some more formally. We’re happy to have you.

What are worship times?

Service times can be found by clicking on the “Worship” tab at the top of the page. During the summer, we meet in person and via Zoom at 9:30 AM on Sundays. During the school year, worship on Sundays will be in person and via Zoom at 10:00 AM with education at 9:00 AM.


We’re located at 135 School Street in Gilbert, IA. We’re just a five minute drive north of Ames.