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Thursday, June 25, 2020
HAPPENING SUNDAY
Pastor Trudy's Message
"An Imperfect Ally" by Lisle Gwynn Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
When our plans unravel for those we love
Exodus 1: 22, 2: 1-10   There is a lot missing in this week's story. Moses' mother protects him but, isn't every mother trying to hide her child? Moses' mother puts him in a basket with a hope that somehow he will be saved. How is it possible that this is the only baby in a basket by the river? So many things fall into place to save Moses' life, but it is surrounded by tragedy. This is not an easy story or a happy one, but it will speak to the moments of our lives where we have to hold the moments of beauty and tenderness along with the moments of loss and grief.  

God of Life and Hope, help us to hold the tension between our pain and the joy we see all around which is the tension that Jesus lived out in His ministry, to the cross and to the garden. In His name we pray, Amen

Click here for the 9:00 am Sunday service on the GLC YouTube channel
Click here for the Children's Worship Folders:   Ages 3+   and   Ages 7+
YouTube Crew
We could really use a few more people to serve on our Sunday morning YouTube Crew! We'll teach you everything you need to know. Being part of the YouTube Crew you're part of connecting the GLC body of Christ in Worship . And, you're guaranteed a spot to sit on Sunday morning! If you're interested or have questions, contact Amy .
#WhereisthebodyofChrist CHALLENGE
Come and Find the Quiet Center...
Do you have a place where you find your quiet center? Somewhere that really fills your soul? Please send us your photos (horizontally) for the Sunday morning slideshow to Pastor Trudy by 5 pm Friday, June 26. Thank you! 
Worship During Phase Four of Restore Illinois
Starting Sunday, July 5 , we will begin to welcome groups (of up to 50) for 9:00 am Worship in the Sanctuary. We will continue to livestream our service on the GLC YouTube channel. Please read the Requirements for Participation before you sign up to attend.

We will also offer some small group worship (10 or less) including one for those over the age of 65. We'll take what we learn from these gatherings to continue to offer meaningful worship in these evolving days.
Thank you note received
"Dear Geneva Lutheran Church,
Thank you so much for allowing us to continue our AA meetings. These in person meetings are priceless. Please know that we are practicing social distancing and sanitizing everything we touch.
Thank you again,
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 6:45 am AA meetings"
We lift up in prayer
  • Unemployed and underemployed
  • With gratitude for all the things we are able to do to help others
  • For us to see the pain of others
  • For us to hear the cries for justice
  • For peaceful protests
  • For police officers working for peace
  • All who are hungry 
  • Those unable to pay rent
  • Those grieving losses
  • People finding new opportunities
  • Those struggling with isolation and mental health
  • Our leaders as they work to balance safety and activity
  • Those suffering with COVID-19 and their families
  • Health Care workers for safety and emotional support
  • All people who support essential work
SPAM ALERT!
Pastor Trudy will never send general emails asking for help or gift cards. The challenge is that they are not hacking her actual email but creating false ones that look real this is called SPOOFING. They use the relationship they know we have from social media to find you. If you have a question about whether or not it is Pastor Trudy, text her or email her on her church email or reach out to another member of the staff to check it out. DO NOT REPLY to these emails. 
LOOKING AHEAD
Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, July 2 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading.
Click on the  link   to join.
GLC Life in Pictures
Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Sending love and best wishes to the Hopper family on the birth of Petunia "Petey" Adaline on June 15.

Here's happy GHS graduate Katie Desens and her proud grandparents, Ken and Sue Issel.

If you have a picture(s) that you'd like to share of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist, please send to   Margo . Thank you!