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September 16, 2021

QUICK GLANCE AT THE CALENDAR
Bible Study—Chapel
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Contact: Pastor Trudy

St. Andrew Food Packing—West Chicago
Friday, September 17 @ 12:30 pm
Contact: Julie Slifka
Book Club—Fellowship Hall
Monday, September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Contact: Karen Bentson

Guys Group—Nobel House, Geneva
Monday, September 27 @ 8 pm
Contact: Jeff Cameron
Worship Schedule
Saturdays @ 5:00 pm
Sundays @ 9:00 am & livestreamed
Sundays @ 10:30 am
Want to Watch Worship Online?
Simply click the button below to access GLC's YouTube channel, the worship folder, and weekly study journal.
Pastor Trudy's
Weekend Message
Who couldn’t use a little wisdom from God? I realize more each day how much I need to create space for His wisdom and to pay attention to whether the wisdom guiding my actions is coming from God or from the world. The world’s wisdom leads to hitting the ‘easy’ button over and over again and leads only to more longings. God’s wisdom reveals hard truths; personal and global ones; but when we’ve worked through them, we breathe easier and feel more alive.

God, You invite us to truly live, not just to go through the motions. Help us to create space to hear Your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sunday Programs Begin!
September 19 @ 10:15
  • Sunday School
  • High School Youth Group
  • Stuff You Missed in Sunday School: Bible study for ages high school to adult — meets in the Chapel)
GLC Kids!
Come to Sunday School!
We're excited to welcome your child back to Sunday School!
Please find the classroom assignments here:

  •  Pre-K’s (3’s & 4’s) & K’s— lower level classrooms
  •  1st & 2nd graders—upper level, Room 214
  •  3rd graders—upper level, Room 213
  • 4th & 5th graders— lower level room by drinking fountains (middle school room)

Complete Registration Form Questions? Contact Michelle Lata
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!
WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
How do I find God’s wisdom when I know I’ve made a mistake? People tell me they love when I tell the story of my mistakes in sermons. And maybe that is part of finding our way back to God’s wisdom…to make it clear that we know we’ve made one. Then we go from there to notice what gets us sidetracked and what helps us to find our way back. Remember, God created us for community—to help us to grow together!  
GROUPS
HANDBELLS AND CHOIR
Are you ready to ring? Are you ready to sing? GLC Handbell Choir and Sanctuary Choir are starting in-person rehearsals soon!
—Bells rehearse Mondays @ 7 pm beginning September 20
—Choir rehearses Wednesdays @ 7:45 pm beginning September 29
Please contact Amy Steenson for more information regarding COVID protocols and to reserve your spot! If you're interested in playing handbells, please let Amy know before Monday, September 20.
GLC PAGE TURNERS
Monday, September 20 @ 7 pm
Fellowship Hall
Come to book club! We'll be choosing future reading selections and hand out copies of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah to read for the next group meeting. Questions? Contact Karen Bentson

We lift up in prayer
  • For the Meade family on the death of Joy's mother, Eilene Johnson
  • For the people who continue to share the message of Jesus' love with us
  • For our council and finance team as they prepare the budget for next year
  • For each of us as we try to understand what God is calling us to do
  • For hospitality in welcoming the stirring of God's work in us
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.
BLOOD DRIVE @GLC
Thursday, September 30
2 pm - 7 pm
GLC and the GHS Athletic Department, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, will host a blood drive at GLC on Thursday, September 30. Visit our webpage more information and to schedule an appointment!
Proposed Endowment and Constitution
In preparation for our annual meeting, we have created a webpage where you can review the GLC Constitution, By Law changes, and a Continuing Resolution that adopts a GLC Endowment Fund.

These have been approved by the Council and will be voted on at the annual congregational meeting on October 17. After reviewing the postings, please email any questions you might have to Norman Loboda

We have scheduled a zoom forum meeting to answer your questions (it will also be recorded) for Thursday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm.
GLC RALLY DAY
FACES OF FAITH
Thanks to all for a great Rally Day! Meals were packed even when a lack of tomatoes called for plan B. Games were played, we worshipped and, a congregational meeting identified faithful concerns before voting to extend gifts into our community for mission impact. Watch for more news on that impact and the organizations that are such a gift to our community. All of it, the fun, the challenge, the joy— is part of following Jesus into a life of generosity! Thank you, GLC!!
Happy, smiling GLC kiddos!
Game time!
Dylan, Ben, and Kim
Braden gets dunked...we've seen this before, right?
The Dawsons
Chrissy and Brynn
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!