Following worship on Sunday, July 28th we will hold a Congregational Meeting to discuss and approve the 2013-2014 budget and elect new Church Council members. GLC members will vote on such issues but all who attend have voice.
Join us in worship as we celebrate the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schutz, and George Frederick Handel; three composers who have done much to enrich the worship life of the church. We will be singing several of their hymns and we will also have special music provided by Pastor Stephanie, Ruzan, and members of the congregation. If you are interested in singing with the choir please contact Ruzan so she can send you the music and information about rehearsals.
GLC will be participating in a service day at Oceanside Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 27th. Oceanside Lutheran, and its community, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. The event begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
The work we will be doing is varied and there will be something for everyone. There are labor jobs (like hanging drywall) but the Synod is also setting up volunteer projects (like boxing toys at the hospital, throwing a party at the local nursing home, and helping out at local food pantries).
If you would like to participate, please meet at GLC at 8:00 AM so we can travel together. Please let Pastor Stephanie know if you would like to attend so she can RSVP for our group.
Following worship on Sunday, July 14th we’ll celebrate the summer together with a potluck picnic – rain or shine! Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided. If you are able, please bring a dish to share.
We pray to you, almighty God, at this time following the explosions in Boston. You are our refuge and our strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Do not let us fail in the face of these events. Uphold us with your love, and give us the strength we need. Help us in our confusion, and guide our actions. Heal the hurt, console the brereaved and afflicted, protect the innocent and helpless, and deliver any who are still in peril; for the sake of your great mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
What a glorious celebration of the Resurrection! On Easter morning GLC was filled with the wondrous, beautiful sounds of resurrection music and shouts of “Alleluia” as we worshiped the Risen Christ!
We were blessed with special music by Heather Wise and her husband, Michael.
We gathered together to remember Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem by waving palms and processing from the Narthex into the Sanctuary together. Following the Prayer of the Day our focus turned to the Luke’s Passion story.