GLC - - - Connects!
March 4, 2021
Lent 2021
Lessons I Don't Want to Forget
Opportunities for Worship and Connection

Pandemic Lessons from Jesus
Sundays Live @ 9 am on YouTube

Lessons from the GLC Community
set within Holden Evening Prayer
Worship Folder (only need to print once)
Wednesdays @ 7 pm on Zoom
Passcode: 934439
through March 24

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
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Why doesn't the Bible just tell me what to do? One of the things I appreciate about Jesus' teaching is that it is full of space. It is a LIVING word that is dynamic allowing it to speak across the millennia to us. The parables (like the ones we'll hear this week) are as relevant as when they were spoken. Other scriptures, like those that invite us to leave everything and follow or to wash feet are very direct, but very hard (or unappealing) for us to do. Jesus doesn't give up on inviting us...the steps are for us to follow.
In-person Sunday worship is back!
We are welcoming up to 30 people for our 9:00 am Sunday worship service! Pre-registration is not required but, masks, health self-certification, and physical distancing are still required. Please arrive for worship by 8:55 am.
Pastor Trudy's Message
Are you lost? Seems like a pretty obvious question until you consider that it's a matter of orientation. Some people may very well consider you lost (metaphorically speaking), when you know perfectly well where you are. People can be lost to us in any number of ways, even if they are sitting in front of us. We started this Lent with an orientation toward the cross, and the saving work that would be completed there. If you have lost your focus, you can find it again now.  

Mighty God, we are so easily distracted from the path to the cross. Jesus never loses sight of the cross, or us. Help us to follow. In Jesus' name, Amen.
March 7 worship:
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
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!
Weekly Bible Study on ZOOM
Thursday, March 11 @ 9:30 am
We're discussing the Gospel of Luke. All are welcome! Contact Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

High School Youth Group
Hiking at Dick Young Forest Preserve
Sunday, March 14 @ 4:30 pm
Contact Julie Slifka
In April (Date TBA): Wednesday Worship for those 65 and older. We will begin offering services for those 65 and older on two Wednesdays each month. This gives time for more of our seniors to be vaccinated and (hopefully) for the weather to get nicer! Watch here for more information!
St. Andrew Donations Needed
Two more days to give!
GLC will support the St. Andrew distribution on Saturday, March 6, by collecting bar soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Donations can still be dropped off at GLC Thursday, March 4 and Friday, March 5, 9 am-3 pm. Cash donations will be used to offset the cost of purchasing 350 bags and/or bricks of cheese for this distribution.

Thank you for your continued generosity! Contact Julie Slifka for more information.
We Lift up in Prayer
  • Riley Rose Kelly, granddaughter of Debbie and Rob Liggett
  • Art Black
  • The family of Bill Rosenfelder
  • Growing our relationship with God during Lent
  • Those in really hard places who are struggling with transitions and/or health issues
  • 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.
Introducing New GLC Staff Member
We welcome Faith Sax as GLC's NEW Audiovisual Coordinator! Faith graduated with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and a strong focus on television production. She worked in video production and marketing until she had her first son. Faith lives with her husband Bill and their four children in Campton Hills where they built a house earlier this year. She is very fond of her chickens and is excited to adopt baby goats this spring! The Sax Family are members of GLC and their children attend PDO. Faith is passionate about the work she is doing at GLC and is thrilled to join the staff doing something that she loves! 
Notes from the GLC Community
Thank you for the prayer shawl! That is the sweetest thing!! One of the hardest parts of COVID is hurting and not being able to hug. This might sound goofy, but I imagine getting lots of good mom, aunt, and grandma hugs when I wear it. Warms my heart and takes me home.
Thank you for that!
Chrissy Gibson (Joyce Elliott's cousin)
GLC Life in Pictures
Lauren, Emily, and Ben Cameron made a special delivery of soup to the Stuewe family! #generouslifeinChrist
Our produce bags were 'leek-ing' at the St. Andrew food packing on Friday! #generouslifeinChrist

GLC volunteers labeled and boxed 2,620 lbs. of packaged spaghetti sauce to feed our hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois. #generouslifeinChrist

Sandi Bowgren received
a delivery of Loaded Baked Potato soup from GLC Chef Holly Fels!
It's not easy to play a game of charades on Zoom, but our Confirmation students laughed their way through it and had a great time. Also, can you spot the dog and and the gecko at confirmation?
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!