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October 15, 2020
Annual Meeting Recap
Thank you to all who attended the virtual annual meeting on October 4! We were able to both celebrate the accomplishments of the year and prepare ourselves for the unknowns of this year. Brynn Hanson and Dan Harmon were elected to first three-year terms on council and Joel Dawson and Mary Klein to second three-year terms. A deficit budget was passed with provisions to communicate how the congregation can help and for the finance team and council to review regularly, particularly paying attention to giving through December 31. Watch your e-newsletter to see how you can help!
Do you give online?
Please note!
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Please call Lisa @ 331-248-6699 or send her an email if you have any questions about your donations.
Every Sunday @ 9:00 am
Livestream Worship on YouTube
or watch anytime!
THIS SUNDAY, October 18

9:00 am
Livestream Worship
Rite of Confirmation
We'll celebrate our nine students as they affirm the promises of their baptism during the livestream service.

10:30-11:00 am
Drive-through Communion
Please use the circle drive for communion and to drop off donations for St. Andrew.
Pastor Trudy's Sunday Message
Worship materials: Worship Folder and God's Story, Our Story
Children's Bulletins: Ages 3+ & Ages 7+
Upcoming Worship Opportunities
Sunday, October 25
9:00 am
Livestream Worship
Bishop Yehiel Curry will join us for the livestream service! He will preach the message and participate in a zoom Q&A about the Metro Chicago Synod of the ELCA (of which GLC is part) following the service. Link for Q&A to follow.

11:00 am
Fellowship Hall
Stuff You Missed in Sunday School
Dig deeper into the scripture reading of the day! Contacts:  Merla Billquist and Jane Perkolup 
In-person Small Group Worship
with Communion for those over 65
(15-20 people)
  • Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:30 am

  • Wednesday, November 4 @ 10:30 am

  • Wednesday, November 11 @ 10:30 am

  • Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:30 am

Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm the Monday before the service. Register with Julie.
Sunday, October 18 @ 9:00 am
Calling all kids! Connect on Zoom for Sunday School THIS Sunday! Parents can participate in the livestream worship service at the same time!

Mark Your Calendar:
Sunday, November 15
Our first IN-PERSON Sunday School of the year! Parents are also welcome to sign up for in-person worship. Children of all Sunday school ages will be invited to participate in a multi-age Sunday school class in Fellowship hall during worship. Registration will be required. 
Will God punish you for doubting your faith?

This was a question submitted by a confirmation student in response to this Sunday’s sermon. I think that we can confidently say that God does not punish us for doubting. God encourages us to wrestle with him and ask the questions that we have. In the Book of Job, God tells Job that he did the right thing in confronting him after he lost everything. There are exhortations in the Bible to “not doubt but believe,” but that does not mean doubt is punishable. When we doubt, God works on helping us to find faith again.
Ugh! More Spam
Pastor Trudy's email has been spammed yet 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.
Photo Challenge!
Reformation Red
We want to see you in your Reformation red! Send us your photos of you wearing red to Margo by 5 pm, Wednesday, October 21. We'll show the photos during the livestream service on Reformation Sunday. Thank you!
St. Andrew Food Distribution
October 23/24
GLC will lead the St. Andrew Food Distribution this weekend.
Friday workers are needed! Please sign up to help on SignUpGenius. 
GLC will supply:
  • Diapers (size 5 and 6 only)
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene pads (any size, no tampons)
  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste 
  • Monetary donations appreciated, too! 

Donations can be dropped off at:
  • Drive-thru communion on Sunday, October 18
  • GLC during the week Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23, 9 am-3 pm. 

Thank you for your continued generosity! Questions? Contact Julie Slifka
We lift up in prayer
  • Kelly Torrence
  • Scott Hauge
  • Barbara Karvon
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.
We've made the decision to press the pause button on our Midweek Meditations on Facebook. We are so grateful so many found them meaningful, and we pray that creating this space will allow something else to grow.
Bible Study
Thursday, October 22 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on ZOOM to join.

St. Andrew Food Distribution
Fri. and Sat., October 23/24
Register on Signup Genius
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Tuesday, October 27 @ 9 am
GLC Life in Pictures
Confirmation student, Jackson McCarthy, and his mom, Kiki, made three pans of brownies for GLC's Lazarus House serve date this past Sunday. Job well done! #generouslifeinChrist
With outstretched arms 3-year-old Benjamin reaches for the bible he's given by Pastor Trudy. We love his enthusiasm for God's Word!
3-year-old Sebastian was so excited to receive his bible! In Baptism, parents promise to place in their children's hands the holy scripture. GLC comes alongside to help them fulfill their promises and remember they're not alone.
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!