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Dear GLC members and friends,

Today is a major church festival - Epiphany! Here's a good little video on the history of this festivalI'm making kings' cakes for Sunday! After the 12 days of Christmas, Epiphany is the day we mark the visit of the magi, and celebrate the guiding light of Christ, now shared out to all people. When Epiphany falls another day, we celebrate it on the closest Sunday.

So, this Sunday, we're celebrating connection and light!  After worship, (11ish) we'll gather in the fellowship hall for a potluck brunch - bring something to share (a favorite brunch item, juice, fruit), or just bring you! AND we're doing a project to share that Epiphany light - making new candles from all our old church ones! Bring any small, clean glass containers we can use for pouring new candles. Join us, learn something new, have some fun, and take home a candle to remind you of the light coming home and out into the world with you!

This season in worship and the Sundays ahead, a new bulletin style and a global music focus: this season starts with this celebration of God including these people from foreign lands (the magi/wise ones) as a part of Jesus' story, and God still speaks different languages and tunes! Also, we'll be lifting up in the weeks to come crosses from our global collection, as we pray for different places in the world each week. This Sunday, can you find four new crosses on the entryway walls?


Joining us online?
Find worship bulletins and the Zoom link
here on our worship page

Many new things, ways to serve, and more, below:


                                              Pastor Brett Wilson

Council Meeting 1/10

Do you know who our church leaders are? What do you think they're working on? Do you think Pastor Brett or Jesus just magically does everything (they don't!)? Are we often reminded in our world, work, or other organizations, how important leadership and care is? Yes!
Our 2023 GLC council is kicking off with a meeting on Tuesday 1/10 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Council meetings are open, if you'd ever like to attend, you're welcome and can view the agenda here!
Please feel free to reach out at any time to your 2023 council leaders, ask questions, as well as thank them for their leadership, and pray for them: 
Erik Atlas, Stephen Gheysens, Brittany Godin, Cassandra Kuball, Abby Orshefsky, Taylor Oster, Mark Robbins, and Christine Wahlquist.
Kids' (& Parents') Learning in January

The start of the year got things off schedule, but we hope you'll take note and join us for:
  • Sunday 1/15, 9:00-9:45: Little Lutherans (infant-preK & parents)
  • Sunday 1/22, 9:00-9:45: Sunday school for grade school kids
  • Sunday, 1/29, 9:00-9:45 & 11:00-11:45: Service project - details TBA
MLK Service Day in Georgetown

Next Saturday, 1/14, join GLC friends and our wider Georgetown community participating in a day of service, right in our neighborhood! Meet up with us in the morning to help clean up the historic Mt. Zion Cemetery, share or donate a lasagna for a community meal, and come join in the community events happening this day! Sign up and see details/times here (especially if you'd like to donate food or check out details) - or just plan to join us!
Ukraine Benefit Organ & Piano Concert - 1/22

Concerts in observance of the 300th anniversary of the publication of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier continue at Georgetown Lutheran Church on Sunday, January 22, at 4:00 pm. Organist Stephen Ackert will join forces with internationally acclaimed Ukrainian pianist Mykola Suk to present several of the preludes that are especially effective on the piano, with the corresponding fugues performed on the church’s tracker organ, built by Richard Howell and  tuned to a historic temperament such as Bach would have identified as “well-tempered.” Suk will also perform works by Sigismond Thalberg and Franz Liszt.

​Admission to the concert is free. A free-will offering for the Ukrainian aid program of Lutheran World Relief will be collected.
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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