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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HAPPENING SUNDAY
Pastor Trudy's Message
"Grieving Thomas"
by Lauren Wright Pittman
A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org
When the Unimaginable has Happened
Check out the accompanying artwork. The name of the artwork is "Grieving Thomas." Thank you to the artist for giving us more space than the more common 'Doubting Thomas' gives us. This weekend we will move around in this space together to find how faith and doubts open us to Jesus' work in new ways.  

God, You invite us to question, demand, and wonder about Your work in the world. Then You question, demand, and wonder how we will join it. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Click here for the 9:00 am Sunday service on the GLC YouTube channel
Click here for the Children's Worship Folder:   Ages 3+  and Ages 7+
WONDERING...
REAL QUESTIONS FROM REAL PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GLC
Sometimes when I say the Creed I find myself wondering if I really believe all of it? Is that okay??? A friend told me that her mother said there was part of the Apostles Creed she never said. If you want to get your kids to listen carefully to the Creed, tell them this! The reason we say the Creed together is so that we can carry each other through our seasons of struggles. On any given Sunday, different people may be struggling with different things— this is part of our faith. The Creed gives encouragement that I'm not in this alone, but that generations of the faithful are walking with me...and speaking words that are beyond my own ability to completely understand.  
Sign up for Sunday Worship!
Register to attend by noon on Friday, July 24
Remember that you must read the Requirements for Participation and register on   Signup Genius to attend the Sunday Worship service at 9:00 am July 26. If you already attended once this month, please feel free to sign up on the wait list.
GLC Greetings from Vicar Amber
Click on the video to hear from our new Vicar!
Giving Envelopes
Are you giving online these days and no longer use the envelopes provided by GLC? If that applies to you, please contact Lisa so she can take your name off the list and reduce the cost of ordering. Thank you!
Thank you note received
"Dear GLC,
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers delivered by Debbie Mickelsen. It was nice to be thought of. Missing everyone and hope we will all be able to worship together again soon! Leota Sprague"
Are you stretched financially by Covid-19?  
We have resources from generous parishoners! Let Pastor Trudy (630.661.1016)
know if we can provide some confidential support in these trying times.
We lift up in prayer
  • School administrators and teachers/students navigating the safe opening of school.
  • Families to heal physically, mentally, and spiritually.
  • Our government to make logical decisions to help us all.
  • Our police.
  • People to listen to and respect each other's opinions.
  • All affected by the Corona virus.
  • Bob Zimmerman recovering at Greenfields.
  • Burt Schultze, Amy Steenson’s father.
  • The folks at Greenfields.
  • The David Donovan family.
  • The Gerda Evans family.
  • Marian Morrison recovering at Greenfields. 
  • Barbara Karvon recovering at Michaelsen's.
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.
LOOKING AHEAD
Vacation Bible Camp
LOVE CONNECTS... 
July 27-31
SURPRISE!!!
Calling all kids!!! We WILL be doing a modified version of Vacation Bible Camp NEXT WEEK, July 27-31. Everyone with preschool and elementary school aged children are invited to participate.

GLC families with preschool/elementary kids do not need to sign up, just be on the lookout for a VBC-in-a-Bag to be delivered to your doorstep over the weekend by a VBC fairy. Anyone else who would like a VBC-in-a-Bag, please email Christy by Friday 7/24 to request one for your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, etc. EVERYONE is invited!

All next week, we will be posting videos and activities on the GLC Facebook page . Your bag will have all the materials you need to participate. Almost all of it can be done whenever and wherever you choose. However, do mark your calendar for Thursday, July 30 if you'd like to drop by for physically distanced, masked, outdoor, tie dying at GLC any time from 1:00-4:00 pm. Look for more details in the bag!
St. Andrew Food Distribution
Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1
Geneva Lutheran will lead St. Andrew's (West Chicago) food distribution NEXT Saturday, August 1. More than  200 bags  are being handed out each week. Please sign up as you are able to donate items needed for the distribution. 

Help with set up on Friday, July 31 AND for the distribution on Saturday is also needed. You'll find more details on

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to Geneva Lutheran Church noting "St. Andrew Food Distribution". Monetary donations will be used to purchase additional food and supplies as needed. Questions can be directed to  Julie Slifka .
Midweek Meditation
Wednesday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, July 30 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on the zoom link   to join.

St. Andrew Food Drop off at GLC
Friday, July 31
Details are on Signup Genius .
GLC Life in Pictures
The Erhart's were gifted with one of the Pentecost plants and this is how it has flourished under Leslie’s green thumb!
Vicar Amber's new office digs. Thank you to the Vicar Squad for creating such an inviting space.
Look at how baby Leif Abrahamson has grown! And what about that smile?! Pure joy! Don't miss this weekend's slideshow to see more JOY!
If you have a picture(s) that you'd like to share of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist, please send to   Margo . Thank you!