GLC - - - Connects!
June 10, 2021
QUICK GLANCE AT THE CALENDAR
Bible Study: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - Fellowship Hall
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

Discussion Group: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 7 pm - ZOOM
Watch past classes on Youtube
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

St. Andrew Work Event
Friday, June 11 @ 12: 30 pm - West Chicago
Contact: Julie Slifka
Sunday School
Sunday, June 13 @ 10:15 am - Fellowship Hall
Contact: Christy Heins

Lazarus House Meal Preparation
Sunday, June 13
Contact: Mitzi Pearson

CAMP-firmation - GLC
Sun., June 13 - Wed., June 16 @ 1:00 pm
June Worship Schedule
Saturday @ 5:00 pm — Sanctuary
Sunday @ 9:00 am— Tent on the lawn
Sunday @ 10:30 am— Sanctuary & livestreamed

Graphics by Lauren Wright Pittman A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
Please read the Worship Guidelines as determined by the Council.
Let us lead with love for one another, as Christ led with love for us. 
Pastor Trudy's Message
"In Tune" by Lauren Wright Pittman
A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
Faces of Faith this week: Deborah—the Judge

The book of Judges tells the story of an in between time for the people of Israel. Now in the promised land, they alternate between following God and not following God, with judges being lifted up to lead them. Deborah is the only woman named and she leads after a time of disobedience, sitting under a palm tree to share God's wisdom and justice. She also leads them into battle, where another woman takes out the commander of the enemy army. How do we find God's wisdom?

Holy and Mighty God, we seek Your wisdom to know when to sit peacefully and to know when to engage in battle. Our strength is in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
June 12/13 worship materials:
GLC Kids!
Come to Sunday School!
June 13 @ 10:15 am
This Sunday, we're offering a multi-age Sunday School class in Fellowship Hall! Please register with Christy if your child plans to attend.

For the summer, we've scheduled Sunday School on alternating Sundays; please see the church calendar for all dates!
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Monday, August 2—Friday, August 6
Registration Continues!

At GLC, we offer a Vacation Bible CAMP experience! Our camp counselors lead campers in Bible stories, games, songs, skits, and crafts. Full-day camp is offered for students entering 1st-5th grades, and mini-camps are offered for students entering preschool and kindergarten.
We lift up in prayer
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Continued patience during this time
  • Clarity on issues surrounding COVID
  • Grace for re-entry as restrictions are lifted
  • For comfort and strength for those continuing to struggle with loss and grief
  • Thanksgiving for signs of new life
  • Gratitude for those able to reunite with loved ones
Prayer List
Please email Amy Steenson or call
(630) 232-0165 to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
A confidential phone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. Please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021 to request prayer.

WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
What does it mean when we say we believe in the 'communion of saints' in the Apostles Creed?
Our understanding of saints includes all those who have gone before us in faith and all those who will come after us in faith and all those who are alive now.  We can't do this faith thing on our own and all of these saints join us in living faithfully. When we are struggling, others are praying with us and when they are struggling, we can pray with them. We are powerfully connected! 
SUMMER SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
for families, teens, and adults!
#generouslifeinChrist
Lazarus House Meal Prep
Sunday, June 13

GLC faithfully continues to meet the ongoing needs at Lazarus House! This weekend we're providing a summertime dinner for 30 and the confirmation students will provide 30 sack lunches. If you sign up for a dinner item, please deliver it between 6:00-6:30 pm hot and ready to eat.  We still have openings available! Please check what items are needed and sign up on Signupgenius. For questions, please contact Mitzi Pearson or call 630-880-9069.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Friday work events
We've been serving at St. Andrew Lutheran Church to help make their Saturday food distributions swift and efficient. And now the need for help is even more important— we've been given more work to do!

At this time, we are so happy to be able to invite more into this work group!  All ages— 5th grade and older— are welcome to sign up!
 
Masks are required; gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. New volunteers may sign up for lead slots after they are trained their first 'worker' day.

It's summer and maybe you have a bit more flexibility in your schedule? Why not add serving to your summer plans! And, yes, there is plenty of work to do, but we also have fun! Visit SignUpGenius to sign up or email Julie Slifka with questions.
Mission Impact Teams
Sign up!

There is still time for you to sign up to be part of a team going out into our community to learn more about mental health, housing and food insecurity, domestic violence and extending unique opportunities for families with children. Watch the meeting here and contact Pastor Trudy!  
Have you ordered a brick for the Mother's Garden yet?

Commemorate a loved one, mark a celebration or proclaim God's goodness! You can now order a personalized brick for the Mother's Garden walkway. Engraved bricks are priced @ $30 ea. with an order deadline of June 30.

3 ways to order:
  • Pick up an order form and payment envelope in the Narthex.
  • Download the order form, print and return to the office with payment.
  • Contact Lisa Kanzler or call 630-232-0165 to request an order form.
Heading West!
Congratulations to Pastor Brittany Kooi! Our first intern has received her second call to Holy Love Lutheran Church in Aurora, Colorado. She will wrap up her ministry at First Lutheran in Blue Island on June 27 (St. Philip's closed on May 23) and begin her ministry at Holy Love on July 11. Hold Pastor Brittany, Matt, and Lincoln in your prayers.
GLC Life in Pictures
GLC tent team! #generouslifeinChrist
Time to swap out the sign that we've displayed for the last year or so! We're back to our three worship services and we're livestreaming our 10:30 service, so you can watch whenever works for you! #realconnectionanytime
Living Generously x 2! Chrissy and Julie live out their #generouslifeinChrist on Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!