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Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Remember that you must read the Requirements for Participation and register on   Signup Genius to attend the Sunday LiveStream at 9:00 am July 12, 19 or 26. Please wait until later in the month to attend if you traveled over the holiday weekend or were in large groups.
Pastor Trudy's Message
" Step Into the Swell"
by Lisle Gwynn Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Unraveled by Uncertainty
Matthew 14: 22-33   This passage keeps coming up at significant times in my life. Get out of the boat, it whispers to me. And if I don't listen, it shouts: GET OUT OF THE BOAT. The thing these have in common is it seems like an invitation is extended and it's up to me whether or not to accept. In the scripture, though, there is a storm and a stranger telling them not to be afraid. Perhaps we are missing the point if we think this passage is about our response alone. Who is in control here?  

Good and gracious God, thank you for being with us in the peaceful valleys, but even more in the storms. Help us to be bold to trust you as we step into the challenges. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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Are you stretched financially by Covid-19?  
We have resources from generous parishoners! Let Pastor Trudy (630.661.1016)
know if we can provide some confidential support in these trying times.
When I posted the Phil Vischer  Holy Post Video on systemic racism   I got some strong responses, both positive and negative. I take these responses to heart as I work out my place in the conversation about racism. I believe that whenever something moves us to respond, whether we initially feel moved by negative or positive feelings, that is a Holy Spirit moment. A strong reaction says to me, 'Pay attention!' Even more, a strong reaction usually touches a truth, like my own realization about my relationship with the police in the 7/5 sermon. Truth usually takes us into uncomfortable territory, and unravels things that we didn't even know were tying us up! Good news! Unraveling is the work we are devoting ourselves to this summer. What's unraveling in you?
Registration begins Monday, July 13
We'll begin registration for the 2020/21 session on Monday July 13 @ 8 am via email. Geneva Lutheran PDO will be complying with IDPH Phase 4 guidelines in the classrooms and taking every precaution to make PDO a safe place for the children and our staff. Registration Information here
Service for those over age 65
Wednesday, July 15 @ 11:00 am
A few spots remain for our smaller group (10 to 15 people) that will gather for a simple worship, Holy Communion, and some special time in the Sanctuary. The service will last approximately 30 minutes. Read guidelines for attendance.  Sign up with Julie here .
Celebration of Life
Friday, July 17 @ 10:00 am
The family of Mindy Brusseau extends an invitation to her Celebration of Life held at Geneva Lutheran Church. It will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel. Mindy died on April 25, 2020. You can find her  obituary here.   
Virtual Ladies Lunch
Tuesday, July 21 @ noon
Grab a seat at your table and meet virtually with others for lunch! All women are invited. Click on this link to gather 'round the table. Hope to see you there! Click on the zoom link to join. Questions? Contact Carol Wurtz,
#WhereisthebodyofChrist CHALLENGE
It's a new recipe throw down! Let's see a new dish you're preparing, a food new to you that you're trying, or an old favorite with a twist! Grill it, bake it, sauté it, Instapot it -- the choice is yours!

Send your photos (horizontally preferred) for the following Sundays' slideshow to Margo by 5 pm Wednesday, July 15 . Thank you!
Pastor Wende grills pork ribs
We lift up in prayer
  • Marian Morrison recovering at Greenfields 
  • Barbara Karvon recovering at Marianjoy
  • Unemployed and underemployed
  • With gratitude for all the things we are able to do to help others
  • For us to see the pain of others
  • For us to hear the cries for justice
  • For peaceful protests
  • For police officers working for peace
  • All who are hungry 
  • Those unable to pay rent
  • Those grieving losses
  • People finding new opportunities
  • Those struggling with isolation and mental health
  • Our leaders as they 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
Please email Amy Steenson or call (630) 232-0165 if you would like to add a name to the prayer list. Submitted names will remain on the prayer list for two weeks.
GLC Prayer Chain
This is a confidential telephone network ministry that intercedes on behalf of those in need by lifting up specific requests, concerns, and emergency situations. To request prayer, please call Sally Harmon (630) 377-0021.
Service for Those Over Age 65
Wednesday, July 15 @ 11:00 am

Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, July 15 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, July 16 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on the zoom link   to join.
Holy Communion
Sunday, July 19
Various options available: at the in-person service, drive-through after Worship service, or commune at home.

Virtual Ladies Lunch
Tuesday, July 21 @ noon
Click on the zoom link to join
GLC Life in Pictures
We have a new sign!
GLC offers real connection anytime! Tune in to our online service at 9 am or anytime on GLC's YouTube channel. We have a growing number of people connecting with us digitally! Continue letting your friends and others know about our online Service. Let's share the good news! #generouslifeinChrist

If you have a picture(s) that you'd like to share of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist, please send to   Margo . Thank you!