GLC - - - Connects!
Friday, May 15, 2020
HAPPENING SUNDAY
Lighting our candles together
Bring a candle into the space where you worship and we'll light our candles together at the beginning of Sunday's worship.
Pastor Trudy's Message
It’s all about LOVE ! As I often say, this is not a wedding passage. It was written for a community in deep conflict over all kinds of things that were really important and pushed their theology. What things are non-negotiable in Christian community? We will explore together this weekend.  God of life-giving Love, we are being pushed and pulled and challenged on what it means to be faithful in these days. Thank you for sending Jesus to lead us and to show us an example of this Love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Click here for the 9:00 am Sunday service on the GLC YouTube channel
Click here for the worship folder and God's Story Our Story
ZOOM into Sunday School
Sunday, May 17 @ 10:15 am
YOU'RE INVITED! We'll sing songs, listen to bible stories, and have fellowship and fun with Sunday School friends! Use this link to   ZO OM into Sunday School. We hope to see you there!
A recording will be posted for all who aren’t able to tune in during our LIVE video chat.
THIS SUNDAY
ZOOM YOUTH GROUP
Sunday, May 17 @ 4 pm
Hey GLC youth! Looking for something to do on Sunday afternoon? Come to Youth Group on ZOOM with Jeff, Lisa, and Swaney. Check your email for link.
WONDERING...REAL QUESTIONS FROM REAL PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GLC
Is hope enough?  Like most of the questions that appear here, it depends. It depends on what you mean by hope. Often, the word hope is a gentler way to say ‘wishful thinking’. These are not days for that kind of hope. But the hope that our faith teaches is deeply rooted in Christ’s love and emerges most strongly when things are most challenging. It doesn’t give a rosy picture or say that everything will be just fine in these challenges. Instead it whispers, ‘God is stronger than this. God is stronger than this.'
We lift up in prayer
  • Those struggling with isolation and mental health
  • Our leaders as we 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
LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK!

ZOOM meetings to find the body of Christ in Quarantine

Bible Study
Thursday, May 21 @ 9:30 am
Looking back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading.
Click on the  link   to join!

Sacraments and Physical Distancing
Thursday, May 21 @ 8 pm
Sacraments: thinking about baptism and Holy Communion when we are physically distanced. Sacraments are all about making Jesus tangible…how do we do that when we can’t be within 6 feet of each other?
Click on link to join!
From Christian Appalachian Project
At our Food Pantry, we have had several participants asking if we are distributing masks, which we are not able to do at this point - but would like to change that! We are in need of some talented folks to help us keep those we serve healthy, by making cloth masks . These masks will be distributed to participants in need across the majority of our programs. Whatever quantity that can be provided is a huge help and blessing to us.

Send masks to:
CAP Volunteer Program, Att: Maria Hartz
310 Beiting Lane
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456

They would also love to receive photos of you making masks. These can be emailed to Maria Hartz. Please include your name and address so that they can send a note of appreciation.
PDO Summer Program Cancelled
Like you, the PDO Board has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and adhering to Governor Pritzker’s guidelines. The safety of the children and our staff are a priority. Therefore, we made the difficult decision to cancel our PDO summer program. 

As summer unfolds and the state reopening requirements are met, we will set a date for PDO's 2020-21 program year registration. Please continue to check our website and the PDO Facebook page for updates.
GLC Life in Pictures
STAYING CONNECTED
Prayer Pals Jen Nahn and Molly Autenrieth have been taking safe, socially distant walks together and took this selfie this week! Thank you for sharing how you are being the body of Christ to each other! #WhereistheBodyofChrist

SUNDAY MORNING SLIDESHOW
This week we want to hear from the GLC guys! Send us pictures of your in-house haircuts and growing beards! To have your photo included, please send your photos to  Margo  by 5 pm on Saturday, May 16. Thanks!