GLC - - - Connects!
February 20, 2020
TO PREPARE YOU FOR WORSHIP
WEEKEND MESSAGE
We have kind of a good news/bad news scenario this weekend. Peter realizes Jesus is the Messiah! Then Jesus tells them that it may not mean what they think it means. Then Peter wants to help and Jesus rebukes him. The whole thing ends with Jesus on a mountaintop with Moses and Elijah- exactly where we expect Him to be. It seems to mirror our lives in following Jesus, doesn't it?  Mighty God, help us to follow You, through ups and downs and twists and turns. It is such a comfort to know You are with us. In Jesus' name, Amen.
WEEKEND MUSIC
Jesus On the Mountain Peak" text by prolific hymn writer, Brian Wren is set to BETHOLD, composed by Mark Sedio. In this hymn we proclaim the story of Jesus' mountain top experience in his transfiguration. We gladly sing "Alleluia" around this story as soon our "Alleluias" are put away during the season of Lent.
 
WONDERING...
REAL QUESTIONS FROM REAL PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GLC
CAPITAL PROJECTS UPDATE
In June of 2018 while refinancing the church mortgage, we took additional capital for a host of projects. Many of the projects were reported in the Annual Report in September, but a few more are now complete.  All flooring is complete!  New chairs in Fellowship Hall and the Chapel and new tables for Fellowship Hall have been purchased! Careful management of the funds has allowed us to do some extra projects: a new water fountain in the Narthex, new flooring in the elevator and north upstairs bathroom AND the fluorescent lights in the sanctuary have all been replaced making our entire building lit by energy efficient LED lighting ! We will also be purchasing new rectangular tables to replace the well-used tables we currently have.

There are outstanding projects in the sanctuary, for which $25,000 has been set aside. A team is being formed to consider the renovation as a whole; flooring and pew refinishing. We have not yet pursued a new refrigerator or stove for the Fellowship Hall kitchen.  
GROWING SPIRITUALLY/BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS/INSPIRED TO SERVE
Worship Times I Wednesday, February 26 @ 11 am & 7 pm
Upcoming Wednesdays, March 4-April 8
Soup Suppers @ 6 pm I Lent Services @ 7 pm
GLC Family Fellowship I Saturday, February 29 @ 7 pm
LAST CHANCE! We have 25 signed up and have 5 tickets available for the Budweiser lounge! $10 arena seat tickets are still available. If you would like to attend, you must RSVP by 2/24 to Ryan Shiek
New Member Class I Sunday, March 8 @ 10:15 am-1:30 pm
J oin us in Fellowship Hall to learn more about who we are and what we do at Geneva Lutheran! Lunch will be served. Child care will be provided for ages 1 year – 5 th grade, please bring your child(ren) a sack lunch and drink. RSVP to Julie Slifka by March 2.
GLC Page Turners I Monday, March 16 @ 6 pm
Come to the next meeting of the GLC Page Turners to discuss Where the Crawdads Sing . Contact Karen Bentson for more information.
Weekend Worship Servers
Serving Sunday - February 23

9:00 am
Joe Billquist, Jason Fels, Jane Perkolup, Steve Ver Halen, Braden Fels, Tyler Masoncup, Joe Swanson, Martha and Bob Sobie

Coffee Bar: Chrissy Swanson

10:30 am
Dan Harmon, Brandy Hunter, Payton Hunter, Diana Saarima, John Saarima, Blake Skifstad, Dylan Edling, Seth Weingartz, Chrissy Voreis                  

Interested in Sunday Serving? Changes? Contact Julie Slifka
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR
Wednesday, February 26
Feed My Starving Children (555 Exchange Court, Aurora), 9:30 -11:30 am Contact: Martha Sobie ; Ash Wednesday services @ 11 am & 7 pm; NO: Jubilation choir, Sanctuary choir, Confirmation dinner or 7 pm Ministries 
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Thursday, February 27
NAMI seminar @ 6:30 pm Contact: Chris Meade
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Friday, February 28
No PDO
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Saturday, February 29
Family Fellowship @ Fox Valley Ice Area, 7 pm Contact: Ryan Shiek
WEEKLY GATHERINGS
E very 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           
 
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