GLC - - - Connects!
February 6, 2020
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TO PREPARE YOU FOR WORSHIP
WEEKEND MESSAGE
Everyone is trying to figure out who Jesus is—from the hometown folks to King Herod...and they are mostly wrong. As a result of their wrong-ness, they miss chances to see Jesus' power and experience healing. How might our ideas about Jesus limit the healing we can experience? God, you are powerful and active in our world. Help us to expand our understanding of the way you can work through Jesus and through us. In His name, Amen.
WEEKEND MUSIC
If we are honest about the range of human experience, not everything we sing in church can be loud or joyful. Hymn writer, Susan Palo Cherwin describes "In Deepest Night" as “a song of quiet hope in the middle of intense sorrow.” It speaks eloquently of God’s presence with us through our most difficult times. - Hymnary
WONDERING...
REAL QUESTIONS FROM REAL PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GLC
GROWING SPIRITUALLY/BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS/INSPIRED TO SERVE
Family-to-Family I Thursdays, starting February 20 @ 6:30 pm
A FREE, 12 week educational program for family, significant others and friends (17 years of age and older) of individuals recovering from a mental health condition. The program improves the coping skills and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual recovering from a mental health condition. Contact Chris Meade for more information.
GLC Family Fellowship I Saturday, February 29 @ 7 pm
Grab your crew and join us at the Fox Valley Ice Arena for a Chicago Steel Hockey game! There’s two options for tickets ($10 or $15) and Kids under 2 are FREE. Fun and fellowship for the entire family! RSVP by 2/17. Contact Ryan Shiek
Women’s Retreat  I  March 6 & 7
Pastor Wende West will facilitate this year's retreat, Hearts on Fire, based on Walk to Emmaus. I f you’re interested in attending as a day retreatant we have a few openings! To register, email Karen Bentson or call 630-564-3075.
GLC Adult Mission Trip I Sunday, April 26-Friday, May 1
We’re sending a group to Martin, Kentucky to serve with Christian Appalachian Project (CAP). Have you always wanted to go on a mission trip? We’ve got room for you! To date, 14 spots have been filled and 6 are still available. Contact Julie Slifka for more information. 
Weekend Worship Servers
Interested in Sunday serving? Contact Julie Slifka
Serving Sunday

Cantor      
9:00 am Jen Nahn
10:30 am Todd Steenson                
Prayers    
9:00 am    Kraig Mickelsen
10:30 am Pete Schauer

Communion Assistants
 9:00 am Sandi Bowgren, Debbie Mickelsen, Barbara Noble
10:30 am Ken Issel, Becky Kelly, Jane Jarrett

Acolytes
9:00 am Autumn Dawson
10:30 am Aaron Masoncup

Greeters
9:00 am Jen Nahn, Sandi Bowgren
10:30 am Joan & Walt Winter

Altar Guild Judi Richter, Sandi Bowgren

Coffee Bar Tara Burghart & Dan Janis

Next Sunday - February 16

Cantor      
9:00 am     Katrine Maguire
10:30 am   Craig Desens                
Prayers    
9:00 am      Kim Kein
10:30 am   Linda Pierpoint

Communion Assistants
 9:00 am    Cindy Yeo, Craig Elliott, Rebecca Riani
10:30 am    Will Kanzler, Perry Erhart, Dawn Hieggelke

Acolytes
9:00 am Charlie Loboda
10:30 am Lloyd Moellendorf

Greeters
9:00 am   Gabby Loboda, Rick Tornberg
10:30 am   Lisa & Damon Kanzler

Altar Guild Judi Richter, Sandi Bowgren

Coffee Bar   Karen Desens

THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
Sun., Feb. 9 High School Group @ 10:15 am; Silver Foxes Lunch Bunch , Pal Joey's @ noon. Contact Cindy Yeo
Th., Feb. 13 Ladies Lunch, Country House @ 11:30 am. Contact Carol Wurtz
Fri., Feb. 14 BUNCO @ 7 pm. Contact Ellen Braun
WEEKLY GATHERINGS
Every Sunday

Every Monday
* Joyful Ringers Rehearsal @ 7:00 pm . Contact: Amy Steenson

Every Wednesday  
*   Quilters @ 9:30 am — No experience necessary! Contact: Sally Harmon
*   Jubilation (3rd-5th) Choir rehearsal @ 6:00 pm. Contact: Amy Steenson
*   Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal @ 7:45 pm. Contact: Amy Steenson

Every Thursday
* Bible Studies @ 9:30 am and 7:00 pm. Contact: Pastor Trudy