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Dear GLC members and friends,

 This Sunday, don't miss the opportunity for beautiful music with flutist Do,othy Mora joining us at the 10am service, traditional Advent hymns ("O, Come," etc.), our new tree and decorations starting to grace the sanctuary, and the good news of Jesus and fellowship of community as we relax into this Advent season. Let it be a gift to come to church -  time for you.
Welcome Pastor Brian Taylor who will lead and preach this Sunday as I'm away - I'm excited for you to have the opportunity to hear him share, and always for new voices in the pulpit and in our community. I'm thankful for a few days away, using up vacation time, before the busy Christmas season - I'll be back in the office next Wednesday.

Lend a hand and get in the spirit - come to GLC tomorrow/Saturday around 10am to help set up and decorate our Christmas tree! As we get a tree larger than your one at home, many hands make light work!
Upcoming and below:

Click here for Sunday's bulletin, ZOOM link, and more on our worship page!


Pastor Brett Wilson
(202)830-8996 (cell)

Here for you - schedule a meeting with me directly here on my calendly page!

Advent Devotions & Resources

Each Wednesday this Advent, Pastor Brett is sharing a video devotion by email and inviting your reflection. Did you get a chance to watch yet? Also in the devotions email you'll find other Advent devotional resources and links. Or, need some peace and inspiration to be in the spirit? Here's a playlist of Advent music, from our very own GLC musicians, from our pandemic music recording days. 

Click here to order a poinsettia in honor or memory of someone/something, to adorn our church this Christmas! Paper order forms are also available in the church entryway. Deadline is this Sunday, 12/4! 
Advent & Christmas Schedule

Plan and join us for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany at GLC! Invite a friend, and note our Christmas Eve and special worship services below. 
Sunday, Dec. 4 - Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, Dec. 11 - Second Sunday of Advent
         9:00: Kids (all ages) Advent/Christmas stories with skits and songs! 
Sunday, Dec. 18 - Third Sunday of Advent
        All ages/family activities 9:00-9:45; 
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 - 5:00 & 8:00 Worship with candlelight and holy communion
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 - 10:00 Service of Lessons & Carols (no 8:30 worship)
Sunday, January 1 - First Sunday of Christmas 
Sunday, January 8  - Epiphany Sunday - 
         Brunch & Candle-making after 10:00 worship

Being part of a church is like owning a really old house together! That means being good stewards of our property so that it can welcome and serve our community. There have been a number of significant repairs and upcoming costs due to moisture issues, repairs, and deferred maintenance. The good news is, thanks to you, we're able to tackle them! 
  • Earlier this month we had mold remediation downstairs due to moisture issues after our HVAC replacement. This is the second mold remediation project this calendar year in our basement (where NCDA, a professional acting school rents), for which the total cost of both projects will be over $10,000. 
  • We switched to new insurance carriers earlier this year, for a slight savings and a more appropriate level of coverage. The new insurance required a visual inspection and provided recommendations of needed repairs, updates, and inspections. We're currently undertaking these projects, some of which are significantly deferred maintenance and will require costly electrical upgrades. Thanks to John Henry, property team members, and council, we're seeking bids and learning what we need.
  • On capital projects and restoration side of things (which Charles Bushman leads), some exciting things ahead! We submitted plans to the Old Georgetown Board (for their 12/8 meeting) detailing restoration of the bell tower, steps, walkways, and other areas. This set of plans brings together the two grants we've received. The Anacostia Watershed Society plans for permeable paving, sustainable plantings, and a cistern on our site, will help with moisture issues like we see above. Our grant from the DC Historic Preservation League will help cover the bell tower restoration, as well as funds raised from our 2019-2020 250th anniversary capital campaign. We'll be sharing these plans soon - stay tuned!
Weekly Bible Study: Thursday Nights on Zoom!

Weekly Bible study resumes next Thursday, 12/8 and weekly Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom.
We're reading together the book of Acts from the New Testament. Zoom link here or also linked at Feel free to join in whenever you can - no prior experience or continuity is required! You can use any online Bible to follow along (a simple NRSV, same translation we use in worship, is here:, or recommended print Bibles include the Harper Collins Study Bible and Lutheran Study Bible (with the blue cover, published by Augsburg Fortress).

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