GLC - - - Connects!
October 8, 2020
Every Sunday @ 9:00 am
Livestream Worship on YouTube
or watch anytime!
THIS SUNDAY, October 11

9:00 am
In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary
If you'd like to attend, You MUST register by emailing Pastor Trudy by noon on Saturday, October 10. Please read the Guidelines for Attendance.  

10:30 am
3-year-olds receive Bibles on the front lawn

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Stuff You Missed in Sunday School in Fellowship Hall (new location)
Looking for a way to connect in person again with your GLC family? Well, we are looking for YOU too! We'll meet the second and fourth Sundays of the month, 11am-12 pm in Fellowship Hall. Come for a fun time of learning and laughing as we dig deeper into the scripture reading of the day. Middle school through adult—bring the whole family! No experience necessary! Class is led by Merla Billquist and Pastor Jane Perkolup. Class size is limited, so please contact Merla or Jane if you plan to attend. Covid guidelines will be followed including wearing masks, no food and drink served, etc. See a complete list here.
Vicar Amber's Sunday Message
THIS SUNDAY, October 11
Volunteers Needed!
Lazarus House Meal Prep & Delivery
The residents at Lazarus House are staying in a hotel in order to maintain physical distance. This change has brought new challenges for the LH staff. The idea this month is to prepare the Sunday dinner meal in your own home and then deliver it to Lazarus House between 4-6 pm. LH staff will then create individual meals (packed in food storage containers) from the food we deliver, and then bring these meals to the residents. LH still needs sack lunches, too! Please click on SignUp Genius to learn more and to sign up to help! #generouslifeinChrist
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Please call Lisa @ 331-248-6699 or send her an email if you have any questions about your donations.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this.
Upcoming Worship Opportunities
Sunday, October 18
9:00 am
Livestream Worship
Rite of Confirmation
We'll celebrate our 9 students as they affirm the promises of their baptism during the livestream service.

10:30-11:00 am
Drive-through Communion

Sunday, October 25
9:00 am
Livestream Worship
Bishop Yehiel Curry will join us for the livestream service! He will preach the message and participate in a zoom Q&A about the Metro Chicago Synod of the ELCA (of which GLC is part) following the service. Link for Q&A to follow.

11:00 am
Fellowship Hall
Stuff You Missed in Sunday School
In-person Small Group Worship
with Communion for those over 65
(10-15 people)
You may register for one of the following:

  • Wednesday, October 14 @ 10:30 am- REGISTRATION FULL

  • Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:30 am
Reservations must be made with Julie by 5:00 pm the Monday before the service. Register with Julie.
Watch for Children's Sunday School dates coming soon!
What was at 301 South Third Street before the church building?

It is clear when you see the shops on Third Street that most of them have been converted from being homes. The Wilson House stood at 301 South Third as the construction of the church began in 1956, the layout of the building was 'L' shaped to allow the house to stand until late in the building process.
St. Andrew Food Distribution
October 23/24
GLC will lead the St. Andrew Food Distribution on Saturday, October 24.
For this distribution GLC will supply:
  • Diapers (size 5 and 6 only)
  • Baby wipes,
  • Feminine hygiene pads (any size, no tampons)
  • Bar soap
  • Toothpaste 

Donations can be dropped off:
  • At drive-thru communion on Sunday, October 18
  • At GLC during the week Monday, October 19 - Friday, October 23, 9 am-3 pm. 

Monetary donations appreciated, too! 
Friday and Saturday workers are needed as well. Please sign up to help at SignUpGenius  

Thank you for your continued generosity!
Questions? Contact Julie Slifka
We lift up in prayer
  • Kelly Torrence
  • Scott Hauge
  • Barbara Karvon
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.
Lazarus House Meal & Delivery
Sunday, October 11
Volunteer on SignUp Genius

Midweek Meditation - NEW TIME
Wednesday, October 14
Sometime between 7-8:00 pm
Led by Pastor Trudy or Vicar Amber on Facebook Live

Bible Study
Thursday, October 15 @ 9:30 am
We'll look back at Sunday and ahead to next Sunday's reading. Click on ZOOM to join.
St. Andrew Food Distribution
Fri. and Sat. October 23/24
Register on Signup Genius

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Tuesday, October 27 @ 9 am
GLC Life in Pictures
We're taking a look back at a gathering of Stuff You Missed in Sunday School from a year ago! #ThrowbackThursday
This class is starting back up this Sunday! Look in WORSHIP NEWS for more information.
Send your pictures of how you are living your #generouslifeinChrist to Margo. Thank you!