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Dear GLC members and friends,

Last Sunday we hosted a concert of organ and piano to benefit Ukraine, and raised over $2,280! Through ELCA/Lutheran World Relief partners, 100% of donations will go to support aid efforts on the ground. Many Ukrainians attended, appreciating the support, sharing stories of their families back in Ukraine, and asking for our continued prayers. So, perhaps pause for a moment now as you read and offer a prayer for all in Ukraine and places torn by violence or war.

Below, there's a bunch of new info - two fun fellowship events upcoming, looking ahead to Lent and Easter, and more! I want to especially invite you to take part in our team meetings, this Sunday after worship - as we plan new ways to serve, worship, and care for our property. Hope to see you then!

Joining worship online?

Find worship bulletins and the Zoom link here on our worship page

Lots of new things, ways to serve, and more, below:


                                              Pastor Brett Wilson

Team Meetings Sunday

This Sunday after worship about 11:00, join us as we gather for team meetings: service, worship, and property! This is a great opportunity to jump into a conversation about an area of ministry together, share your ideas, learn more, and get involved. We especially encourage folks new to our community, or curious about learning more, to stay and take part. Property team, facilitated by John H. and Charles B., will discuss current repair and restoration projects. Service team, facilitated by Sophie G., will discuss upcoming service projects and new opportunities. Worship, facilitated by Pastor Brett, will discuss planning for Lent and a regular check-in on worship feedback and ideas. All are welcome!
Game Night & Communion Wine Tasting – 2/6

Join us next Monday night, 2/6, at 7:00 in the fellowship hall, for some fellowship and fun as we play games and do some thoughtful communion wine tasting. Bring a bottle to share or suggest, and/or a game you like. We’ll rank our favorites and discuss pairing them with seasons of the church year, for some fun!
Pancake Brunch- Sunday 2/19

It's tradition to get in your sweets before Lent begins - so the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday, Sunday 2/19 at 11:15ish, join us for a pancake brunch after worship! All are welcome - bring a dish to share (sign up sheet here), or just bring you!
Lenten Devotional Submissions: God in the Ordinary

For the upcoming season of Lent, we will be reflecting together in seeing God in our ordinary lives. We’re compiling a Lenten devotional, which will be shared as a booklet or daily email, and invite your submissions by Sunday, 2/19.
Here’s the assignment: go through your camera roll or digital pictures. Find pictures that speak to you on one of the following  themes: Gathering/community, confession/sorry, forgiveness/reconciliation, praise/thanks, word/scripture, meal, sharing - and write a description or caption, no longer than two sentences. Submit them on the online form here.
Order Easter Flowers - by 2/27

It may seem months away, but it’s time to order flowers to adorn the church for Easter and then your home for friends and family to enjoy. You can share them in honor or memory of someone special to you, and these will be printed and shared during Easter services. Fill in an order form here.
Global Prayer with Our Cross Collection

During the season after Epiphany, global worship elements reflect God's good news to the whole world. We invite you to notice and pray along with us for different countries each week, following the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Prayer Cycle (click to see this week's prayer places, resources, and learn about those places) - as we do so, we'll highlight crosses from those places in our collection. Also notice and pray for the places and people from which new crosses in our collection have been recently added. Look for the dots and legend on the sign in the entryway. . Today we pray for Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia.
Kids' (& Parents') - back on schedule in February!

We're back on schedule with kids' activities, which happen Sundays from 9:00-9:45 in the fellowship hall. In February, we'll resume our schedule: Sunday School on the 1st & 3rd Sundays, Little Lutherans on the 2nd Sunday of each month. See you then!
Bible Study - Thursday nights - try it and join us for the new year!
Each Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom here, Pastor Brett and GLC friends gather for Bible study. We pick up where we are in reading a book of the Bible together, and simply read and discuss - no experience necessary, and join in whenever you can! It's a good place to learn, explore your own faith, and get to know other church members. We chat together, and then close each week sharing our joys/concerns. There's room for you - join us next Thursday or anytime in the future!
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