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September 9, 2021
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QUICK GLANCE AT THE CALENDAR
Bible Study—Chapel
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Contact: Pastor Trudy

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast—Lawn
Saturday, September 11 @ 8 am

Rally Day—GLC
Sunday, September 12 @ 9 am
Lazarus House—St. Charles
Sunday, September 12
Contact: Mitzi Pearson

High School Youth Group—Youth Room
Sunday, September 19 @ 10:15 am

Stuff You Missed In Sunday School
Adult Bible Study—Location TBD
Sunday, September 19 @ 10:15 am
Parking during Festival of the Vine
September 11 & 12
Our parking lot will be open to those who come for church on Saturday and Sunday. If you see that our lot looks blocked off (especially on Saturday) someone will be there to let you in to park! Let's please practice patience as we navigate our way to church this weekend! #generouslifeinChrist
Worship Schedule
All Services in the Sanctuary
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
At Last
by Sarah Are
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Faces of Faith this week: Adam & Eve
We are ending our faces of faith at the beginning...with Adam and Eve. It is a way to punctuate that, from the beginning, we were not intended to do this faith journey alone. We will come together and pack meals, worship, vote on council's recommendation to share from our congregational gifts, and close it all out with a tailgate outdoors. Turns out generosity also can't be lived alone.  
 
Good and gracious God, You have blessed us with many gifts and with many challenges that give us a chance to use those gifts. We are most grateful for the companions You send us for the journey. In Jesus' name, Amen.
WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Why do we do a 'rally day'? In many protestant (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregational, etc.) churches, Rally Day was a way to celebrate everyone being back together after the different pace of summer. Here at GLC it also marks the end of a budget year and the beginning of a new one. Over the years it has gone from being just 'fun' to being fun with a purpose...serving together, growing in faith and building relationships. This year we have the added efforts to reach out to our community through the Mission Impact teams. We do it all because of what God did for us when He sent Jesus! Sounds like practicing a generous life in Christ.
GLC Kids!
Sunday School Starts September 19
For children 3 years - 5th grade
If you plan on having your child participate in Sunday School this programming season we'd like to ask you to register your child (you only have to register once!). This way, we can plan for volunteers and supplies accordingly. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Michelle Lata, Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries
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!
IT'S HAPPENING!
RALLY DAY
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
  • 9:00 Meal Pack OUTDOORS
  • 10:30 Worship SANCTUARY
  • 11:15 Meeting SANCTUARY
  • 11:30 Tailgate OUTDOORS
God, Family, Football!
Wear your jersey and let's cheer each other on in living out our generous life in Christ! Hope to see you there!
Special Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, September 12 - following 10:30 worship service (Rally Day)
'As you excel in all things...excel also in generosity'
2 Corinthians 8:6

The Geneva Lutheran Congregational Council recommends that the congregation vote to distribute $75,000 from the operating budget to several organizations in the area. We've compiled a FAQ's page that provides specific information about this distribution to help inform your voting decision. #generouslifeinChrist

We lift up in prayer
  • For the family of Eric Pape following his death
  • Larry Runestad, the father of Chris Runestad
  • For children, families, teachers, staff, and administrators as school resumes
  • For those preparing for college or empty nests
  • 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.
GLC FACES OF FAITH
BUNDLE OF JOY! Congratulations to the Weingartz family on the birth of their second son Ethan Daniel last Saturday!
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SERVING! Thank you to this faithful group who served at St. Andrew to pack food for the Saturday distribution. #generouslifeinChrist
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!