GLC - - - Connects!
March 18, 2021
Opportunities for Lenten Worship and Connection
Pandemic Lessons from Jesus
Sundays Live @ 9 am on YouTube

Lessons from the GLC Community
set within Holden Evening Prayer
Wednesdays @ 7 pm on Zoom
Passcode: 934439
Worship Folder (only print once during Lent)
Stirring up Memories with Soup
Sundays on Facebook/YouTube

Pulling It All Together
Discussion group
Thursdays @ 7 pm on Zoom
Passcode: 196925
through March 25
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
WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Is it okay to disagree with your church? As Christians, we have basic beliefs that we all share. Part of how we grow in our faith is to ask questions about those beliefs. Joining a Bible study or small group, inviting your pastor or vicar for coffee or finding a trusted companion for the journey are all great ways to explore.  Disagreement can be a really healthy part of growing in our faith.
SUNDAY WORSHIP
In-person Sunday worship
We are welcoming up to 30 people for our 9:00 am Sunday worship service. Please arrive for worship by 8:55 am. There is no pre-registration, but masks, health self-certification, and physical distancing are still required. 
Pastor Trudy's Message
When we were planning for my daughter's wedding, there was a lot of talk about where to seat people. You want everyone to have some people to talk with comfortably. You have to balance singles and couples, older and younger, friends of the parents and friends of the couple. It's always a little awkward, even if things go well. Now imagine a banquet where everyone is invited.  Jesus extends the invitation to be with Him in His work, and it is for all of us. Sometimes this makes things awkward and uncomfortable and challenging. But by accepting this invitation, we are filled and nourished beyond what we can imagine. 
 
Mighty God, we know we should be honored by Your invitation, but sometimes it feels like one more thing on a really long list of to-dos. Rather than being another thing, help us to know that accepting this invitation changes the way we look at everything. In Jesus' name, Amen.
March 21 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
Meets in Fellowship Hall. Questions: Merla Billquist or Jane Perkolup
Sunday School
Come to Miss Christy's pre-recorded Sunday School lesson this weekend on YouTube or watch whenever and wherever works for you and your child!

Mark you calendars! On April 18 we'll have in-person Sunday School during our 9:00 am livestream service.
There's an app for that!
In addition to donating through the website, you can quickly and easily give to the church using the GivePlus app. You can make a credit or debit card donation as a guest user, or create an account to set up recurring donations. It's a safe and secure way to make contributions. Available for download at the App Store.
Send a prayer shawl
Our bins runneth over! 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
Blood Drive @ GLC in Fellowship Hall
Monday, March 29, 2 pm -7 pm
Many blood drives have been cancelled, so donations matter now more than ever. 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
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Wednesday, March 24 @ 9:00 am

Weekly Bible Study on ZOOM
Thursday, March 25 @ 9:30 am
Discussion on the Gospel of Luke. All are welcome! Contact Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber
Worship for those 65 and older
Thursdays, April 15 & 29 @ 1:00 pm
Contact Pastor Trudy

SAVE THE DATE!
Vacation Bible Camp
August 2-6
We Lift up in Prayer
  • The family of Rob and Kim McKenna, on the death of Kim's cousin, Susan
  • Bob and Betty Zimmerman
  • Riley Rose Kelly, granddaughter of Debbie and Rob Liggett
  • Art Black
  • Growing our relationship with God during Lent
  • Those in really hard places who are struggling with transitions and/or health issue
  • Gratitude for vaccine availability
  • For patience and understanding during vaccine distribution
  • Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals
  • For people who are separated from family
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Front line workers
  • Teachers, students, and families
  • Pastors
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.
Notes from the GLC Community
Thank you so very much for the terrific potato soup! As we spooned in the warmth, we thought of all of you and how many ways you feed all of us. You are a true blessing.
Yours in Christ, Linda and Craig Hanson

Ken and I were the lucky recipients of Amy Parise’s split pea soup and an apple pie this week and are having them for dinner tonight. We’d like to thank you and whoever came up with this lovely idea! It’s nice to have a meal already prepared and even nicer to know that someone at GLC thought of us! Please pass along our gratitude to Amy, too.
Chris Rust
GLC Life in Pictures
Who got 'souped' this week? Christine Sandberg and her son, Ryan!
Duane and Alyson Beck!
Chris 'Torch' and Cindy Diemand!
Pastor Wende!
These hearty high schoolers gathered for hiking at Dick Young Forest Preserve last Sunday. Does it look cold? It was!
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!