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June 3, 2021
June Worship
We're back to 3 services!

New schedule begins Saturday, June 5
Saturday @ 5:00 pm — Sanctuary
Sunday @ 9:00 am— Tent on the front lawn
Sunday @ 10:30 am— Sanctuary and also Livestreamed
Graphics by Lauren Wright Pittman
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Please read the Worship Guidelines as determined by the Council.

Let us lead with love for one another, as Christ led with love for us. 
Pastor Trudy's Message
"They Stood"
by Lauren Wright Pittman
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Faces of Faith this week: the daughters of Zelophehad 

Zelophehad has five daughters and no sons. Who will possess his inheritance when he dies in the wilderness? The law that has been given to Moses by God is clear— it cannot be given to daughters. What will happen when the daughters come to Moses to request it anyway? Faithful questions change things—even the law. What are your faithful questions?

Mighty God, You heard the request of Zelophehad’s daughters and entrusted an inheritance to their care. You have entrusted us with much, help us to live in response to these gifts. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
June 5/6 worship materials:
GLC Kids!
VBC 2019
Monday, August 2—Friday, August 6
Registration Continues!
At GLC, we offer a Vacation Bible CAMP experience! Our camp counselors lead campers in Bible stories, games, songs, skits, and crafts. Full-day camp is offered for students entering 1st-5th grades, and mini-camps are offered for students entering preschool and kindergarten.
Sunday School
Beginning June 13 @ 10:15 am, we'll be offering in-person, multi-age Sunday School on alternating Sundays throughout the summer! Check the church calendar for more dates!
We lift up in prayer
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Continued patience during this time
  • Clarity on issues surrounding COVID
  • Grace for re-entry as restrictions are lifted
  • 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
Is it OK to ask questions about my faith?
Questions are how we grow!  Jesus was a master of rabbinic debate, using questions to help people to see and grow in their understanding of how God worked in the world. The Word came alive in the debate, in the boundaries being pushed or in Jesus' case, the boundaries being destroyed. Our reading from Numbers this week shows us this is nothing new. Five women ask a question. Moses takes it to the Lord and the Lord changes the law. This should empower us to ask more questions and then buckle up as we follow Jesus into the answers.
Generous Life in Christ - Mission Impact Teams - Summer 2021

We'll be kicking off our Mission Impact Teams at a meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. It will also be livestreamed on YouTube. You will learn how this idea grew, what the steps are and how you can be a part! Questions? Contact Pastor Trudy
Northern Illinois Food Bank
What you do matters!
A special shout-out to Cindy Yeo! In April, Northern Illinois Food Bank congratulated her on completing 500 volunteer hours! We are inspired!

On Tuesday, a group of 14 GLCers labeled and packed 3,416 lbs. of canned corn, which will provide 2,846 meals for our hungry neighbors in 13 northern Illinois counties. 

Looks like the group had fun and got a little silly while spending 2.25 hours attaching labels on cans of corn. Lots and lots of labels! #generouslifeinChrist

Come join the fun!
Next packing event: Wed., July 7 @ 9 am
We need you!
Expanded serving opportunities at St. Andrew Lutheran Church
We're looking for volunteers to help with the work GLC is doing weekly on Fridays at St. Andrew Lutheran Church to help make their Saturday food distributions swift and efficient.
We are so happy to be able to invite more into this work group!  All ages— 5th grade and older— are welcome to sign up. Note: be prepared to work hard as it is often not known what additional work must be done each Friday!  Our first work event is scheduled for June 4.

Masks are required; gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided. New volunteers may sign up for lead slots after they are trained their first 'worker' day.

For more information and to sign up, visit our SignUpGenius page or email Julie with questions.
Bible Study: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 9:30 am In Fellowship Hall
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

Discussion Group: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 7 pm on ZOOM
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber
St. Andrew Work Event
Friday, June 4 @ 12: 30 pm
Contact: Julie Slifka

Mission Impact Team Meeting
Tuesday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Contact: Pastor Trudy
Mother's Garden Bricks
Order by June 30

Commemorate a loved one, mark a celebration or proclaim God's goodness! You can now order a personalized brick for the Mother's Garden walkway. Engraved bricks are priced @ $30 ea. with an order deadline of June 30.

3 ways to order:
  • Pick up an order form and payment envelope in the Narthex.
  • Download the order form, print and return to the office with payment.
  • Contact Lisa Kanzler or call 630-232-0165 to request an order form.
GLC Life in Pictures

Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!