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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Pastor Trudy's Message
"Jesus Looked Up"
by Hannah Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Have you climbed a tree lately? I'm guessing for most of us the answer is 'no'. Even if you are young enough and skilled enough to do it, we don't have a lot of good climbing trees around anymore. Our story for this week features a man climbing a tree to get a better view of Jesus. Now that is something we can domove ourselves around in order to get a different perspective on Jesus.  

God of trees and new perspectives,  we try to align your words with the way we are living, to see you the way that makes it most comfortable for us. Thank you for loving us enough to keep challenging us to see and live in new ways. In Jesus' name, Amen

9:00 am Sunday Livestream Worship
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ and Ages 7+
What does the word vocation mean in our theme for this weekend and for us as Lutherans? We hear it in the world in terms of vocational schools those that put you on a track to a particular job. In Catholic churches, the word 'vocation' is used to describe people entering holy orders, becoming nuns and priests. We think about vocation as 'living out our baptismal call'. Whatever you are doing, that is THE place where you are living out the promises of your baptism. As a parent, friend, student, child in whatever you do for work, paid or unpaid in how you care for God's creation...that is where you shine Christ's love and THAT is YOUR VOCATION.
We surround with our prayers the family of Kraig and Debbie Mickelsen following the death of Kraig’s mom, Joni, on Thursday, August 27. A Celebration of Life will be livestreamed from Geneva Lutheran Church at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 5. For information about the Visitation and Private Service read Joanne Mickelsen's obituary. 
Worship News
We have a team in place working on a long range plan for in-person attendance. If you're interested in serving as a Reader, Acolyte, or recording a greeting (starting with our September 13 Worship service), please contact Julie.
Wednesday, September 9 @ 11:00 am
Small Group Worship with Communion (for those over 65) in the Sanctuary (10-15 people).
Sign up with Julie. 

Sunday, September 13 @ 10:30 am
Outdoor Communion on the lawn
No registration required.
Wednesday, September 23 @ 11:00 am
Small Group Worship with Communion (for those over 65) in the Sanctuary (10-15 people).
Sign up with Julie. 
Photo Challenge
Look! It's a Culver's cheese curd "heart."
We see hearts everywhere, and sometimes they show up in the most surprising places! Start looking for the unique heart shapes that you come across and send your photos to Pastor Trudy by 5 pm. Wednesday, September 9. Thank you! #whereisthebodyofChrist 
GLC Rally Day Reimagined!
Sunday, September 13
After the livestream service (exact time TBA) Communion offering, donation for St. Andrew drop off, and more in the front circle!
St. Andrew Food Distribution
September 18/19 & October 23/24
Due to a tremendous increase in the number of families being served by the weekly food distributions (now in excess of 300), St. Andrew has partnered with People’s Resource Center, Wheaton, and Carnicerias Jimenez, West Chicago to supply/purchase all food needed for these distributions that will continue through the end of 2020. Support is still needed from area churches for volunteers and items not covered by government food assistance programs!
3 ways you can help:
  1. Sign up for a Friday night or Saturday morning volunteer slot on Sign Up Genius
  2. Donate diapers (any size), baby wipes (any) and/or feminine hygiene products (any type/size) via drop off at Geneva Lutheran on Sunday, September 13.
  3. Make a monetary donation to Geneva Lutheran’s St. Andrew Food Distribution Fund to help offset the purchase of these baby/personal care items. 
Thank you for your continued generosity! Questions? Contact Julie Slifka
Thank-you note received
On behalf of the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps, we want to thank the parishioners of Geneva Lutheran Church for their generous donations to our food pantry. As you know, there has been a greater need this year because of COVID-19, and because of the kindness of your flock, many more people are being fed. Please pass on our heartfelt appreciation to them all for their generosity and hard work.
We lift up in prayer
  • Tom Noble
  • Judy Strubler at Tower Hill Healthcare Center
  • For all who are weary.
  • To remember God is with us - always.

Please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165 if you would like to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the prayer list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This is a confidential telephone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
Church Office Hours: a staggered staff schedule has been created to cover our office hours Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Please feel free to call our main line 630-232-0165 to talk with a staff member. Or, if you need to come to the church, ring the buzzer and we'll meet you at the door.
Livestream Worship
Sunday, September 6 @ 9:00 am
Click on YouTube

Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, September 9 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, September 10 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on ZOOM to join.
Rally Day Reimagined!
Sunday, September 13

St. Andrew Food Distribution
Fri. & Sat., September 18 & 19
Volunteer to serve on SignUp Genius

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Tuesday, September 30 @ 9-11:30 am
GLC Life in Pictures
GLC Youth keep showing up and getting it done at the St. Andrew food distribution. They packed 260 produce bags and unloaded 2 trucks, and more! #generouslifeinChrist
Leapin' Lizards!
Here's 8th grader Tommy Jensen watching worship and doing his final sermon note with his companion Yoshi! 
From the archives
Breakfast, Island Park, July 2, 1922
Last names include: Chamberlin, Berquist, Johnson, Tinberg, Anderson, Lindholm, Carlson, Swanberg. Sound familiar?

Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!