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July 29, 2021
Graphics by Lauren Wright Pittman A Sanctified Art LLC |
Bible Study—Youth Room
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Contact: Pastor Trudy
(NO Bible Study - August 5)

St. Andrew Packing—West Chicago
Friday, July 30 @ 12:30 pm
Volunteer: Sign up Genius
Northern Illinois Food Bank—Geneva
Tuesday, August 3 @ 9 am

Guy's Group—Dam Bar, Geneva
Monday, August 23 @ 8 pm
Contact: Jeff Cameron
July & August Worship
All services in the Sanctuary
Saturdays @ 5:00 pm
Sundays @ 9:00 am & Livestreamed
Sundays @ 10:30 am

Please read the Worship Guidelines. Updated 5/21
Want to Watch Worship Online?
Simply click the button below to access GLC's YouTube channel, the worship folder and weekly study journal.
July 31 - Youth Led Weekend Worship - August 1
Joseph of Arimathea
by Hannah Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Faces of Faith this week: Joseph of Arimathea

We will hear the story of Joseph of Arimathea who, though a prominent member of the council who condemned Jesus, doesn't agree with their decision. And then he does something. He asks Pilate for Jesus' body and by himself removes him from the cross and lays him in a tomb. So it is not the taunting and mocking that get the last word on that awful day—but this tender action. The students will be sharing their stories from the mission trip with this act of kindness as a backdrop. 

Good and gracious God, violence doesn't get the final word. Kindness does and it takes many forms. Help us to see where we can show simple kindness. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Mission Trip
Notes Received
Thank you for choosing CAP and recruiting/organizing the team you brought here to serve! It takes a lot of hands to offer all the services we provide families in eastern Kentucky.
We would not be able to serve all that we do without the help of countless volunteers. You had a choice, and you chose Christian Appalachian Project. We are forever thankful! We hope to see you again and often.

The Foley Team
Becky, Kelli, Linda, Lisa & Chris
Hurley will sure enjoy his new ramp. Thanks so much for everything. We appreciate you all so much for the work you have done. We will always remember you all. Thanks for all you have done. Was so glad to meet you all.

May God bless you all and be with you.
Hurley and Joann
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Why go on a mission trip...part 2
There's a book called, 'When Helping Hurts' that outlines a problem with some of our mission work. It focuses more on the experience of the helpers than those being served. Those who aren't struggling with poverty and all of its causes can be prescriptive; proposing solutions rather than listening to the people that are affected, making them feel like just another problem. When we learn to focus on the people, we will see how we are connected to the people, but also how issues around poverty connect all of us. That's why we appreciate the work of Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), with whom we were able to serve on this trip. They are fully invested in long term community building...we simply come alongside to lend a hand.  
GLC Kids!
No August Sunday School*
*will resume September 19
Worship Bulletins for Kids!
Click on a button to print a kids bulletin to engage your kids as you join in worship online, or just for fun before or after service!
As a reminder, we continue to offer bulletins for kids at in-person worship!
Middle School Students
Confirmation Meeting
Sunday, August 22 @ 11:30 am
All 2021-2022 6th grade (or older) students are eligible to begin confirmation this fall!

If you plan to have your student start confirmation this fall, you and your student are required to attend a meeting led by Pastor Trudy on Sunday, August 22 @ 11:30 am. Questions? Please contact Julie Slifka

We lift up in prayer
  • Garry Leddy, Lisa Kanzler's father
  • Karen Bentson and Sandi Bowgren on the loss of their brother Richard Schroeder
  • Terry, Geri Mortiz's brother
  • Help us to see Jesus in our daily lives
  • For all people who are caregivers, whether paid or unpaid
  • For those awaiting medical care
  • For those in the middle of transitions
  • For our hopes and expectations as we gather with others
  • For those suffering in droughts and heat
  • For our mission impact teams
Prayer List
To add a name to the prayer list, please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165. Names will remain on the list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This confidential phone network ministry intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
Children and Family Coordinator
Miss Christy has been our Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries for the past three years, but it's time for her to spread her wings! She is pursuing a full time opportunity in the field of education. We are excited for Christy, especially since she will still be at GLC and will still be part of the volunteer crew sharing children's messages! We've been so appreciative of her incredible creativity and familiar connection to our families. 

We will be searching for a new Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. If you are interested in this part-time position at GLC (or know someone who would be great), please contact Pastor Trudy.
Nursery Attendant
GLC is hiring a part-time paid nursery attendant to care for 1-3 year olds while their families are in Worship. The biggest qualification is a love of children. Commitment is 3 hours each Sunday morning. This position could be shared! Please contact Pastor Trudy
It's a sure sign of summer when popsicles are the treat at PDO!
Thank you to Rob McKenna for capturing this morning rainbow sky and sunbeam!
Vicar and her Squad! One last celebration before she completes her internship. Godspeed Vicar Amber!
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!