GLC - - - Connects!
September 30, 2021

Bible Study*Chapel
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Contact: Pastor Trudy
*No Study on October 7

St. Andrew Food PackingWest Chicago
Friday, October 1 @ 12-3 pm
Contact: Julie Slifka

Confirmation Class - Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, October 6 @ 5:30 pm
Contact: Julie Slifka

Lazarus House MealSt. Charles
Sunday, October 10
Contact: Mitzi Pearson

Northern Illinois Food BankGeneva
Tuesday, October 12 @ 9 am
Sign up by 10/5 with Martha Sobie
BLOOD DRIVE in Fellowship Hall
2 pm —7 pm
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING BLOOD! There is currently less than a day's inventory of blood available for Versiti Blood Center's hospital partners. Patients' lives could be at risk, particularly if trauma situations occur and an adequate blood supply cannot be maintained. Also, one in seven people entering the hospital will need blood. Visit GLC's webpage for more information and to schedule an appointment (preferred, but walk-ins are welcome)!
Weekend Schedule
All services held in the Sanctuary
Saturday Worship @ 5 pm
Sunday Worship @ 9* & 10:30 am
*also livestreamed
What's happening at 10:15 am this Sunday!
  • Sunday School— 3 years to 5th grade
  • Stuff You Missed in Sunday School—high school and adults Learn more...
Want to Watch Worship Online?
Simply click the button below to access GLC's YouTube channel, the worship folder, and weekly study journal.
Pastor Wende's
Weekend Message
This week Jesus speaks about divorce. You could consider it a tough gospel. Or you can see it as Jesus advocating for women who were viewed as possessions and had no rights.  
What I do know is this. God does not want us to have broken relationships or intend for us to be brokenhearted.  
Yet, we are human and we all are broken in many and various ways.  However, the Good News is each of us, sealed in our baptism, has a never-ending, never broken relationship with God! 

Gracious God, we are grateful that You are always there for us.  Even in our brokenness You come to make us whole.  Help us to see that we are never alone.  Amen 
GLC Kids!
Sunday School @ 10:15
Let the Little Children Come to Me
Mark 10:2-16

Last weekend during the 10:30 service our 3-year-olds were presented with their Bibles and also received a blessing! We recorded this event and will share the video during the Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 9 am services this weekend.
Worship Bulletins for Kids!
Click on a button to print a kids bulletin to engage your kids as you join in worship online, or just for fun before or after service!
As a reminder, we continue to offer bulletins for kids at in-person worship!
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
How do I become like a child? 
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10: 15
What characteristics of a child might Jesus be thinking about when he says this? 
Curiosity?   Innocence?  
    Playfulness?   Resilience?  
Eager to learn?   Trusting?    
Children keep it simple.  Children readily trust. They have not been tainted or wounded over many years of life.  Their hearts have not been hardened by too many hurts.  Children are vulnerable and they understand they are not self-sufficient.  They know they need someone else, to make dinner and to bandage their wounds.  
Which of these characteristics might you want to adopt or practice a little more of in your life? 
GLC's New Mobile App Is Here!
We're pleased to announce that we have an upgraded mobile app— Vanco Mobile! Our current app GivePlus Mobile will be retired as of January 31, '22. With Vanco Mobile, you can send one-time donations or set up recurring gifts. It's easy! Just follow these download instructions. Please stop by the church office or call Lisa at 630-232-0165 if you have questions or need assistance. 
See how much we accomplished this year!
Annual Report Coming Soon!
GLC by the Numbers

We lift up in prayer
  • John Svach, Father of Faith Sax
  • Dee Riani at home
  • Judy Strubler at Tower HIll
  • For the people who continue to share the message of Jesus' love with us
  • For hospitality in welcoming the stirring of God's work in us
  • For teachers, administrators, students, and parents as they navigate through increasingly difficult schedules
  • For GLC staff and volunteers as programs and activities start again
  • For each of us as we try to understand what God is calling us to do
Prayer List
To add a name to the prayer list, please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165. Names will remain on the list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This confidential phone network ministry intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
Conversation and camaraderie! Guy's Group met at Nobel House on Monday night. What a great photo! Next group: October 25 at Gammon Coach House
Red, yellow, and green apples! Our PDO kiddos learned and had fun with a color matching activity!
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!