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March 25, 2021
Holy Week at GLC
From the beginning of the pandemic we have said that for big HOLY-days, if we couldn't ALL be together, then none of us would gather in the sanctuary. Having to register people, impose limits and possibly turn people away simply doesn't fit with all the ways we work to build community. We will not have in-person attendance on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday in the sanctuary, but will have palms on Palm Sunday and Holy Communion on Easter Sunday. See our Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday worship
We will livestream our 9:00 am Sunday worship service on YouTube. (No in-person attendance). Please come to the circle drive between 10:15-10:45 am to pick up your palm branch!
Pastor Trudy's Message
Almost there! Jesus is about to enter Jerusalem and fulfill all that has been spoken about Him. Just before entering the city, Jesus stops and weeps. He weeps for choices they have made and will make, opting for violence over peace. We don't need Holy Week to remind us all the ways that humans opt for violence over peace, but as our tears join Jesus' tears, we will get perspective and inspiration to move forward in a different way.
 
Mighty God, help us to pause and weep as we contemplate the events in our world and the events of this Holy Week. You will accompany us through it all. In Jesus' name, Amen.
March 28 worship:
Worship Materials: Worship Folder
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ & Ages 7+
After worship:
10:15 am Stuff You Missed in Sunday School, Adult Education in Fellowship Hall
What's Happening for Kids!
This weekend
Come to Miss Christy's pre-recorded Sunday School lesson on YouTube. Watch whenever works for you and your child!

Mark you calendars!

Holy Week-in-a-Bag
Families with preschool/elementary kids do not need to sign up —just be on the lookout for a Holy Week-in-a-Bag to be delivered to your doorstep this weekend by a VBC fairy. Anyone who would like a Holy Week-in-a-Bag, please email Christy by Friday, March 26 to request one for your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, etc. We have a limited number of extras and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis!

In-person Sunday School
April 18 @ 9:00 am
Miss Christy will host a multi-age Sunday School class for kids ages
3 years-5th grade who attend church that day! Please send her an email at children@genevalutheran.org if you plan to attend, so she can arrange the space accordingly and have enough materials. Thank you!

Vacation Bible Camp
August 2-6
We are so excited to announce that VBC will be happening at GLC this summer! Spots will be limited, as we have to keep group sizes smaller than in the past. Registration will be held online— be on the lookout for more registration information after Easter!
Holy Week-in-a-Bag!
Wonder what's inside?
In-person Sunday School excitement!
VBC fun!
WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Why Holy Week? Every year I write a little something about Holy Week...how we all have Holy Weeks in our lives and this helps us to know that there will be resurrection at the end of all of it.  Are we trusting that now? We need Holy Week as a place to process the sheer amount of loss experienced in the last year, with more than 565,000 additional deaths as compared to other years. But this year adds an additional burden of helping to prepare us for what is coming next as we tentatively step back into lives that will never be the same. 
Send some prayer shawl LOVE!
Vicar Amber and Pastor Trudy demonstrate just how many prayer shawls we have! Would you like to send some prayer shawl love and comfort to someone near or far? Let Julie know and she will coordinate the delivery!
LOOKING AHEAD
Sign up to grab your spot!
Blood Drive @ GLC in Fellowship Hall
Monday, March 29, 2 pm -7 pm
GLC and the GHS Athletic Department, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, will host a blood drive at GLC in Fellowship Hall on Monday, March 29.
Schedule an appointment to donate, however, walk-ins are welcome.
Donor questionnaire can be completed ahead of time (ONLY on the day of your appointment) to save time, if you prefer. Any questions? Please contact Kraig Mickelsen or call 630.232.0790
Weekly Bible Study on ZOOM
Every Thursday @ 9:30 am
Discussion on the Gospel of Luke.
Contact Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber
Pulling It All Together on ZOOM (Passcode: 196925)
Thursday, March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Discussion group
Contact Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber
We Lift up in Prayer
  • Beckie Untiedt and her family, following the death of her husband Bob, our neighbor and friend
  • Bob and Betty Zimmerman
  • Riley Rose Kelly, granddaughter of Debbie and Rob Liggett
  • The family of Rob and Kim McKenna, on the death of Kim's cousin, Susan
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Those in really hard places who are struggling with transitions and/or health issues
  • For patience and understanding during vaccine distribution
  • Gratitude for vaccine availability
  • Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
  • For people who are separated from family
  • Front line workers
  • Teachers, students, and families
  • Pastors
  • Growing our relationship with God during Lent
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 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.
Notes from the GLC Community
Thank you so much for the very good soup and apple pie. I enjoyed them so much. I'm looking forward to coming to church again when this pandemic ends.
Again, thank you so much. Gloria Nephew

What a wonderful surprise we received today when Julie delivered soup & pie! We are truly grateful for your thoughtfulness and look forward to enjoying the yummy meal! We are truly blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful community & family @ GLC!
Alyson & Duane Beck
GLC Life in Pictures
Surprise! You've been 'souped' with Spring Minestrone and a pie! Love these pictures of our GLC family (ALL our staff got 'souped', too)! Many thanks to those who made soup and deliveries over these past weeks: Debbie Mickelsen, Stephanie Ortegel, Amy Parise, Ellen Braun, Holly Fels, Lisa Cameron, Karen Desens, and Julie Slifka. #generouslifeinChrist
Rick & Cathy Tornberg
Amy & Todd Steenson
The Sax Family
John & Kathy Lindenmeyer
Kim & Rob McKenna
Pastor Trudy & Dave Stoffel
The Heins Family
PDO kiddos investigate a fallen nest. Not to worry...no broken eggs!
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!