GLC - - - Connects!
May 6, 2021
Sunday in-person worship and livestream
We're welcoming up to 30 people for our 9:00 am Sunday worship service. Please arrive for worship by 8:55 am. There is no pre-registration, but masks, health self-certification, and physical distancing are still required. We continue to offer the livestream on YouTube.
We're also celebrating communion immediately after the service in the sanctuary and also outdoors at 10:15 am, in a brief, but full communion service. You can always arrange a communion visit with Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber.
Pastor Trudy's Sunday Message
More grace. In the book of Galatians Paul shares another side of the story we heard last week of the debate about circumcision and the relationship between Peter and Paul. Let's just say he's less diplomatic about it than the writer of Acts, but only because he feels so strongly that the message of grace not be weakened. The message of grace is weakened every time we fall back into our habits of thinking about what we do and have as our own rather than as a gift from God to use for God's glory. 

God, all we have is a gift from You and pure grace. The greatest gift is Jesus, through whom we experience this grace most completely. In His name, Amen.
May 9 worship:
Worship Materials: Worship Folder
Kid's Bulletins: Ages 3+ & Ages 7+
After worship:
10:15 am Outdoor Communion
(on the front lawn or under the canopy)
10:15 am Stuff You Missed in Sunday School, Adult Education in Fellowship Hall
GLC Kids!
THIS WEEKEND
Come to Miss Christy's pre-recorded Sunday School lesson this weekend on YouTube or watch whenever and wherever works for you and your child!
Upcoming: In-Person Sunday School
May 16 @ 8:45 am

Families are invited to attend in-person worship while their children head off to a multi-age Sunday School class in Fellowship Hall! For kids 3 years-5th grade. Please email Christy if your child plans to attend! Thank you!

WONDERING...
Real questions from real people to learn more about faith
Grace is great to think about, but what can I do?

We are people of action and people who like to be in control. That's right, you are not the only one! Grace is not something to add to our to-do list, but it does invite us to pause and offer a brief prayer before we speak or act in the midst of our busy lives. The prayer? Thank you God for this moment and its gifts. Whatever we do will flow from this gratitude!  
We lift up in prayer
  • Michelle Smith, friend of Mitzi Pearson
  • Kelly McKenna, daughter of Rob & Kim McKenna, having surgery
  • Gloria Nephew, on the deaths of both her sister, Patsy, and her brother, Paul Romans
  • All those with COVID-19
  • Gratitude for those able to reunite with loved ones
  • For comfort and strength for those continuing to struggle with loss and grief
  • Continued patience during this time
  • Thanksgiving for signs of new life
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.
Notes from the GLC Community
Not sure who delivered the beautiful Easter tulips, but a belated thank you for thinking about me. I am "drying" them out now and will plant them in the fall —such a warm feeling to remind me of Easter Sunday and Geneva Lutheran.
God bless and with love, Joan Schrock
What happened when Marlys invited Marian to watch YouTube Church!
Who or what possessed me to go to Marlys' apartment yesterday to see & hear the service at Geneva Lutheran Church? Miracle of miracles! There was Matt Slifka playing a lovely piano solo! It brought back so many good memories of the first time I heard him play. God works in mysterious ways! Marian
In-person worship for 65 and older
Thursday, May 13 & 27 @ 1 pm
We welcome all those who are 65 years and older to a small group worship with Holy Communion. We will continue to practice physical distancing and mask wearing. Registration is not required.
CELEBRATING GOOD NEWS!
GLC's former intern, Denise Rode, has accepted a call to serve at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Earlville, Illinois (where she has been serving since late 2019). She will be ordained on Saturday, May 22 @11 am at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb. Attendance is by invitation only, though the hope is that the service will be livestreamed. Watch the enews for link information if it becomes available. Greetings may be sent to Denise at her home: 2800 Country Club Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115 or dropped off at GLC for Pastor Trudy to take to the ordination.
ON THE CALENDAR
Weekly Bible Study in Fellowship Hall
Thursdays @ 9:30 am
Discussion on the Gospel of Luke.
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber

Challenging Questions, Challenging Answers on ZOOM
Thursdays @ 7 pm
Contact: Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber 
Worship for 65 and older in the sanctuary
Thursday, May 13 & 27 @ 1 pm
Contact: Pastor Trudy

High School Youth Group
Sunday, May 16 @ 10:30 am - on the front lawn
Contact: Julie Slifka
GLC Life in Pictures
We had back to back baptisms on Saturday and In-person Sunday School during 9 am worship!
Siblings and cousins have a front row seat at the baptism of Ethan. Congratulations to parents Michael & Jena Hess!
Taking Flight! Congratulations to Josh & Randi Barnett on the baptism of their son Samuel.
God's Love is So Big! Riley shows us the picture she made in Sunday School.
Colorful bags of love! Feeding our hungry neighbors in West Chicago @ St. Andrew #generouslifeinChrist
Time for a re-fresh! The Mother's Garden crew replaces the border fencing. #generouslifeinChrist
I Spy! We're seeing GLC yard signs among the spring flowers. #joyisnotcancelled
Send pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!