GLC - - - Connects!
May 13, 2021
Sunday in-person worship and livestream
We're now welcoming up to 50 people for our 9:00 am worship service. Please arrive for service by 8:55 am. There is no pre-registration, but masks, health self-certification, and physical distancing are still required. We continue to offer the livestream on GLC's YouTube channel.
We're also celebrating communion immediately after the service in the sanctuary and also outdoors at 10:15 am, in a brief, but full communion service. And remember, you can always arrange a communion visit with Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber.
Pastor Trudy's Sunday Message
Trust or believe? The word in Greek is pisteo, but we translate to English as either of these words— trust or believe. Just as we needed both Paul and Peter in the early church, we also need trust and believe together. Our belief and our trust will be revealed in how we live our lives, which for Paul it is all about taking barriers down—no longer slave or free, no longer Jew or Greek, no longer male or female, but one in Christ Jesus. THAT is a BOLD statement!! 

God, thank You for sending people like the Apostle Paul; people who challenge us to receive the Spirit anew, who challenge us to trust You with all that we have. In the name of the One who trusted His life to You, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.  
May 16 worship:
Worship Materials: Worship Folder
Kid's Bulletins: Ages 3+ & Ages 7+
After worship:
10:15 am Outdoor Communion
(on the front lawn or under the canopy)
10:15 am Stuff You Missed in Sunday School, Adult Education in Fellowship Hall
GLC Kids!
Sunday School in Fellowship Hall
May 16 @ 8:45 am

COME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL! Kids have fun learning about Jesus through bible stories, crafts, and activities. Families are invited to attend 9:00 am worship while their children head off to a multi-age Sunday School class in Fellowship Hall! For children 3 years-5th grade. Please email Christy if your child plans to attend. Thank you!
We surround with our prayers the family of Tom Podjasek following his death on Friday, May 7. Information will be shared when it becomes available.
We lift up in prayer
  • Michelle Smith, friend of Mitzi Pearson
  • Kelly McKenna, daughter of Rob & Kim McKenna, recovering from surgery
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Continued patience during this time
  • For comfort and strength for those continuing to struggle with loss and grief
  • Thanksgiving for signs of new life
  • Gratitude for those able to reunite with loved ones
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
How did the Mother's Garden begin and why is it called a Mother's Garden?

GLC had a parish nurse for a period of time in the early 2000s. She supported Elizabeth Ministries, a ministry that served new moms and women who had suffered the loss of pregnancies.

A group of GLC members began to imagine a visible sign of hope and came up with the idea of a garden in front of the church where people could rest and be renewed.

The original plan for the garden had plants with specific meanings. While most of those plants are no longer there, the tending of many caring women over the years has helped the garden continue to proclaim new life to passersby! You'll notice the engraved bricks to mark celebrations and losses and to make proclamations of God's goodness.

A walk in the garden is a walk through a life of faith!
Mother's Garden Bricks

Commemorate a loved one or mark a celebration by ordering an engraved brick to be included in the Mother's Garden walkway. Engraved bricks are priced @ $30 each with an order deadline of June 30. This opportunity doesn't come around very often (last time we ordered was in 2018)!

Order forms and payment envelopes are available in the Narthex. Or, contact Lisa Kanzler or call 630-232-0165 to get more information and place an order.
It's graduation time!
Vicar Amber graduates THIS Sunday, May 16. The service will be held virtually and will be broadcast on the Facebook and YouTube pages for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. All are welcome to attend virtually!
Weekly Bible Study in Fellowship Hall
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Discussion on the Gospel of Luke.
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

Challenging Questions, Challenging Answers on ZOOM
Thursdays @ 7 pm
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber 
Worship for 65 and older in the sanctuary
Thursday, May 13 & 27 @ 1 pm
Contact: Pastor Trudy

High School Youth Group
Sunday, May 16 @ 10:30 am - on the front lawn
Contact: Julie Slifka
Synod assembly 2021 is online— June 5 from 8:30 am-noon! This is the business meeting of the Metro Chicago Synod (the congregations of Lake, Cook, Kane and DuPage counties). Two people can attend from GLC with Pastor Trudy. PT will host a watch party at church or you can tune in wherever you are. Contact Pastor Trudy for more information.
GLC Life in Pictures
Two crosses in the early evening light—one is upside down. Can you see it?
Pastor Trudy sewed this quilt top and the GLC quilters added the finishing touches! It will be sent to Lutheran World Relief. #generouslifeinChrist
Our Angel lifts her hands in praise for a beautiful spring day!
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!