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September 24, 2020
Pastor Trudy's Message
Jacob, the patriarch, has a favorite child. It happens to be the second to youngest of his sons, but the first child of his favorite wife. Joseph's brothers hate him. And their anger is stoked by his dreams that one day he will rule over them. With one exception. The oldest son, Reuben. The one who, it could be argued, is the most affected by his father's favoritism because it is his role that is displaced. Rather than being consumed by jealousy, Reuben wants to protect Joseph and restore him to their father. What would the world look like if we behaved, at least some of the time, like Reuben, seeking to protect our 'siblings' and restore them to our heavenly Father?  

God, the anger bubbles up in us when we look at the world, we want to blame others, even to bring them harm—and we don't even know why. Help us to see how you love us, and through us, love others. In Jesus' name, Amen.

9:00 am Sunday Livestream Worship: GLC YouTube
Worship materials:
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ and Ages 7+
The Barbara D. Anderson Scholarship For 40 years, from 1975 until 2015, Geneva Lutheran gave scholarships to students from Geneva Lutheran or Geneva High School who attended Lutheran colleges and universities. Barbara D. Anderson was the late wife of John Anderson. Here is what the original documents said about Barbara D.: '[she] was a dedicated church worker, a friend to all she met, and an inspiration to all who knew her. Her untimely death after a lingering illness was a personal loss to each and every member of the church.' Over those 40 years, 123 scholarships were awarded totaling over $75,000. All this with a seed of $500. Thank you to the many people who worked to award scholarships over these years!  
Barbara D. Anderson
Scholarship Recipients
Every Sunday @ 9:00 am
Livestream Worship on YouTube
or watch anytime!
THIS Sunday, September 27 @ 9 am
In-Person Worship
We have 18 spots available to attend the 9 am Worship Service in the Sanctuary. You MUST register by emailing Pastor Trudy by noon on Saturday, September 26.
Please read the guidelines for attendance.  
Upcoming In-person Worship Opportunities
Worship in the Sanctuary
Sunday, October 11 @ 9 am
Registration details to follow.

Small Group Worship
with Communion for those over 65
Service held in the Sanctuary (10-15 people).

Reservations need to be made by 5:00 pm the Monday before the service you wish to attend. Register with Julie.

You may register for one of the following:

  • Wednesday, October 14 @ 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:30 am

Virtual Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 4 @ 10:15 am
The Annual Report will be emailed to you next week along with the Zoom link to the meeting.
LOMC fall events for families and small groups
This fall LOMC is continuing with events for families and small groups along with additional opportunities such as: Workspace Retreat, Create Retreats, and their October Outings. Visit their website to learn more about these fall opportunities!
We lift up in prayer
  • Bob Viscomi, friend of the Kanzler family
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.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Wednesday, September 30 @ 9 am

Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, October 1 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on ZOOM to join.
Annual Meeting - Virtual
Sunday, October 4 @ 10:15 am
Zoom link provided in next week's e-news

Lazarus House Meal
Sunday, October 11
text 630-880-9069 
We've learned that Pastor Trudy's email has unfortunately been spammed again. Please know that PT will never send an email asking for help that involves purchasing gift cards or asking for money. Please disregard these emails! Seriously, is Spam ever good?!
GLC Life in Pictures
It's Baptism season at GLC!
Last Saturday, Benjamin, son of Tyler and Laura Lausch, joined us through the waters of baptism.
Aren't these so pretty? Thank you to the Card Crafters for creating this beautiful batch of cards and delivering them to church office.
From the Archives
Church picnic photo features Barbara Anderson (in the sunglasses and blue top) next to her husband, John.
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!