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June 17, 2021
Bible Study: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - Fellowship Hall

Discussion Group: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 7 pm - Zoom
Watch past classes on YouTube

St. Andrew Work Event
Friday, June 18 @ 12:30 pm - West Chicago
Sign up here: Sign up Genius
Sunday School
Sunday, June 20 @ 10:15 am - Fellowship Hall
Contact: Christy Heins

Swedish Days Kids Slide - lawn
Friday, June 25, 10 am-3 pm
Contact: Kim McKenna

To-Go Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 26, 8 am - until pancakes run out!
Contact: Julie Slifka
June Worship Schedule
Saturday @ 5:00 pm — Sanctuary
Sunday @ 9:00 am— Tent on the lawn
Sunday @ 10:30 am— Sanctuary & livestreamed

Graphics by Lauren Wright Pittman A Sanctified Art LLC |
Please read the Worship Guidelines as determined by the Council.
Let us lead with love for one another, as Christ led with love for us. 
Pastor Trudy's Message
"I Dance Alone" by Hannah Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Faces of Faith this week: Queen Vashti

What might threaten the end of a kingdom- rippling out to every family? A war? A famine? Nope! In this week's story it is Queen Vashti refusing to go to the king's drunken banquet so he can show off her beauty. They've already been partying for 6 months...I'm thinking there might be a few other things to be concerned about in terms of the health of the kingdom. Let's explore together this weekend how the queen's act paves the way for God's work. 

Mighty God, You work through people, places and events to accomplish Your purposes. Sometimes we see the fruits born of this work and sometimes we pave the way for others.  Help us to do both faithfully.  In Jesus' name, Amen.
June 19/20 worship materials:
GLC Kids!
We are now meeting every week for
Sunday School in the Summer*
@ 10:15 am in Fellowship Hall
*meets every Sunday except July 4
We lift up in prayer
  • For our graduating seniors as they prepare for their next steps
  • Gratitude for students back in the church building
  • For safety as people venture out on summer travels
  • For much needed rain in many northern Illinois counties
Prayer List
Please email Amy Steenson or call
(630) 232-0165 to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
A confidential phone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. Please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021 to request prayer.

Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
What do a curb, map, and mirror have to do with the Ten Commandments? 
We learned in Camp-firmation this week that rules work in different ways. They can keep us in certain parameters (curb), they can provide a guide of how to navigate our future (map), and they can reveal things about ourselves (mirror). In his explanation in the small catechism, Martin Luther gives us an idea of how this works with the ten commandments. Here's my favorite: The Eighth Commandment—You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. What does this mean? You are to fear and love God, so that we do not tell lies about our neighbors, betray or slander them, or destroy their reputations. Instead we are to come to their defense, speak well of them, and interpret everything they do in the best possible light. WOW!! 
Mission Impact Teams
GLC is living into God's generosity—You can be part of it!

  • Pray! Pray for GLC, the teams and the organizations who support our community in so many ways.

  • Join a team to share your unique perspective (there are already leads for each team) Contact: Pastor Trudy

  • Give to the GLC budget — online, checks, and stock donations are a few ways to give— Let's finish our budget year strong! Contact: Lisa Kanzler
Thank you!
Kids Slide
Friday, June 25, 10 am - 3 pm
Bring your little ones for a ride down the inflatable slide!

To-Go Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 26, 8am until the pancakes are gone! 

Breakfast includes pancakes, topping, sausage and coffee, $8.00, cash only. Limited outdoor seating available. Proceeds will benefit Geneva Lutheran’s July youth mission trip to Martin, KY. Questions to Julie Slifka 
Order your brick for the Mother's Garden! Only two more weeks!

Commemorate a loved one, mark a celebration or proclaim God's goodness! You can now order a personalized brick for the Mother's Garden walkway. Engraved bricks are priced @ $30 ea. with an order deadline of June 30.

3 ways to order:
  • Pick up an order form and payment envelope in the Narthex.
  • Download the order form, print and return to the office with payment.
  • Contact Lisa Kanzler or call 630-232-0165 to request an order form.
GLC Life in Pictures
2,400 lbs. of rice and beans delivered to GLC. Let the bagging begin!
Jack and Blake seem pretty pleased with their job well done! #generouslifeinChrist
"Come, Christians, Join to Sing" played beautifully by our confirmation students.
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!