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June 24, 2021
Bible Study: Big Words of the Bible
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - Chapel

Discussion Group: Big Words of the Bible
Thursday, June 24 @ 7 pm - Zoom
Watch past classes on YouTube

St. Andrew Work Event
Friday, June 25 @ 12:30 pm - West Chicago
Sign up here: Sign up Genius
Swedish Days Kid Slide - lawn
Friday, June 25, 10 am-3 pm
Contact: Kim McKenna

To-Go Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 26, 8 am - until the pancakes run out!
Contact: Julie Slifka

Sunday School
Sunday, June 27 @ 10:15 am - Fellowship Hall
Contact: Christy Heins
June Worship Schedule
Saturday @ 5:00 pm — Sanctuary
Sunday @ 9:00 am— Tent on the lawn
Sunday @ 10:30 am— Sanctuary & 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. 
Vicar Amber's Message
"The Fire Inside" by Hannah Garrity
A Sanctified Art LLC |
Faces of Faith this week:
Shadrach, Meshach, & Abednego Daniel 3

Many of the stories that we have heard in the “Faces of Our Faith” series so far have held up people who said “No” to those in power in order to say “Yes” to God. Maybe the creators of the series didn’t realize the common thread… or maybe, they realized that sometimes we need to be told a message a few times before we can apply it to our own lives. Saying “No” when society urges us to say “Yes” is not easy, especially if it puts us under fire like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (literally) experience. We need as much reminding and encouragement as we can find if we are to do this in our own lives.

Holy God, when You call us to walk in paths that divert from the well-traveled ways of the world, give courage to our steps by joining us in the journey. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
June 26/27 worship materials:
GLC Kids!
Summer Sunday School*
@ 10:15 am in Fellowship Hall
*meets every Sunday except July 4
We lift up in prayer
  • For Remy having surgery
  • For people suffering privately not yet ready to share publicly
  • For those who experienced damage and loss resulting from the tornadoes
  • For our graduating seniors as they prepare for their next steps
  • Gratitude for students back in the church building
  • For safety as people venture out on summer travels
  • For much needed rain in many northern Illinois counties
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
What does it mean to have faith? On a surface level, we often talk about “faith” as being synonymous with “belief”, which makes faith a matter of conviction or recognition – primarily a mental activity. Yet, the Greek word for faith (pistis) actually goes quite a bit deeper than that. Pistis can mean trust, which connotes deep emotional and relational attachment to another being. Pistis can also be translated as faithfulness or fidelity, which brings action into the mix. Therefore, to have faith is more than a mental acknowledgement of truth; it is a deep, lived-into connection between God and us.
Swedish Days at GLC
Kid Slide
Friday, June 25, 10 am - 3 pm
Bring your LITTLE ones for a ride down the BIG inflatable slide!
To-Go Swedish Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, June 26, 8 am until the pancakes are gone! 

Breakfast includes pancakes, toppings, sausage, and coffee. $8.00, cash only. Limited outdoor seating available. Proceeds will benefit Geneva Lutheran’s July youth mission trip to Martin, KY. Questions to Julie Slifka 
Mother's Garden
Brick orders due June 30

We're coming to the close of our brick ordering! Place your order by June 30.

Wondering what to engrave on a brick? You can remember a loved one, mark a celebration or proclaim God's goodness! Engraved bricks are priced @ $30 ea.

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.
Thank you note received

Chris Chippas, Barb Anderson, and myself designed and started the Mother's Garden. Thank you so much for continuing to care for it and improve it. It is such a delightful and welcoming area when we walk and visit Third Street.

May God continue to bless others by it. I love how the original fountain is still there as a planter.
With gratitude, Renée Lotz
GLC Life in Pictures
GLC neighbor and member, Bobbi Schoenenberger came by the office to place her Mother's Garden brick order!
Bidding farewell to Pastor Brittany (soon heading to CO) and Vicar Amber (later heading to MN) with an afternoon get together on Third Street.
Non-perishables set up, 350+ produce bags filled, innumerable boxes broken down, tables sanitized, floors swept. All in just TWO HOURS! #generouslifeinChrist
CAMP-firmation was a time of learning and fun! Special thanks to our teen leaders Braden and Kaitlyn.
We had double the JOY on Saturday as we welcomed Margaret Wanda, daughter of Eric and Jennifer Tuinenga, who joined us through the waters of baptism in the morning.
And then in the afternoon, we welcomed Palmer Jo, daughter of Louis and Ashley Girard. Congratulations to these precious little ones and their families!
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!