June 23, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Special Music

Thanks to Sara Lepp, daughter of Pastor Janet and Dan Lepp, for providing offertory and postlude music for us this week. Since our office assistant, Alex, is on vacation this week and the bulletins were printed before Sarah could be added. Sarah will be playing Intermezzo in Eb Major by Brahms for the offertory and (together with her mother!) Sonata II in Bb Major for 4 hands by Mozart for the postlude.

Adult Sunday School

Meet in the Hoffmeister Room at 11 a.m. for Sunday School after the service and coffee hour!

Readings and Psalm

Job 38:1-11: The creator of earth and sea

Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32: You stilled the storm and silenced the waves of the sea. (Ps. 107:29)

2 Corinthians 6:1-13: Paul’s defense of his ministry

Mark 4:35-41: Christ calming the sea

Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.

View the service bulletin

Worship Support

Assisting Minister: Helen Repp

Reader: Meg Loven

Deacon: Tina Fehrenbacher

Greeters: Loven family

Ushers: Bruce and Alicia Winter

Livestreamer: Michael Miller

Sound: Erick Loven

For the upcoming Worship Support schedule, see the spreadsheet found here on Google Drive.

Commendation for George Kieffer

This Sunday at the beginning of the service, in place of a confession or remembrance of baptism, we will have a commendation for our brother George Kieffer, who died on June 7. We will use the commendation from the end of our funeral service to begin our gathering this Sunday around word and sacrament, remembering that in the sacrament of Holy Baptism God has claimed us as God’s own, just as God has claimed Bill. Death is one of the places that the rubber of faith meets the road of life, as it were. Join us as we put our faith to work, affirming God’s love for us that death cannot contain.

Last Sunday to Sign Up: Fifth Feast Fellowship

On Sunday, June 30, at 5 p.m., we’ll be gathering at Maize Mexican Grille at the Station in downtown Champaign for our next Fifth Feast Fellowship dinner. If interested in joining us, please sign up in the narthex. Deadline for signup is June 23. Hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact Claire Vail or Linda Laugges. 

Open House with the Herrstroms

Eileen and Dale Herrstrom invite you to an open house on Saturday June 29, between 2 and 4 p.m. This party reflects our appreciation for all your support over the past year since our fire and gives you an opportunity to see our new home. Your presence will be our presents - no other gifts please. Come and celebrate with us!

June 23 to 30

Sunday, June 23

9:30 a.m.: Worship Service (in-person/livestream)

11 a.m.: Adult Sunday School

12 p.m.: Women's AA (Hoffmeister Room)

Monday, June 24

10 a.m.: Food for Seniors (Fellowship Hall)

6:30 p.m.: Wood Carving Group (Kitchenette)

Tuesday, June 25

6 a.m.: Food for Seniors (Fellowship Hall)

6 p.m.: Adult Children of Alcoholics (Chapel)

6:30 p.m.: Sweet Adelines (Fellowship Hall)

Thursday, June 27

10 a.m.: Food Pantry (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, June 28

7 p.m.: Stitch and Craft (Narthex)

Sunday, June 30

9:30 a.m.: Worship Service (in-person/livestream)

11 a.m.: Adult Sunday School

12 p.m.: Women's AA (Hoffmeister Room)

5 p.m.: Fifth Feast Fellowship (Maize)

View the full calendar

Prayer Requests

We have two formal ways of praying for one another at Grace. One is in the Sunday morning worship service, where we pray for people by name in the Prayers of Intercession. They will also be listed in the emailed and printed versions of GraceNotes, but not in the web version. Please send prayer requests for the Sunday-morning prayers to office@glccu.org. You may also submit prayer requests on our website at https://glccu.org/prayer-requests/.

Pastor's Discretionary Fund

The Pastor's Discretionary Fund allows the church to offer financial assistance to people in our community. The office receives requests for help with rent, utilities, and other needs, and your donations make this important work possible!

To donate to this fund, you can give online at https://glccu.org/donate/ or by mailing a check to the church office with "Pastor's Discretionary Fund" in the memo line.

Using GLC Facilities

Our facilities are available for use by members and by outside groups. If you would like to use any part of the facility, please fill out a Facilities Use Request, found on the web site, and contact Alex in the office to ensure that it is on the calendar, so that the space is ready for you and that you are aware of how to adjust the appropriate thermostat.

Facility Use