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Update on Worship at Glenkirk Church
Thank you for your continued prayer and support for Glenkirk as we seek to navigate these challenging times.
Recommendations for Elders, Deacons and Nominating Committee Members
Recommendations for the nominating committee to consider are now being accepted. If you’d like to recommend someone, please submit online nomination here. Submission deadline is May 2nd.
SERMON SERIES: Getting to Know God – April 11 – May 2
People today have all kinds of beliefs about how to get to know God, from crystals to internet memes to podcasts. Join us for our four-week series in which we’ll be talking about proven and reliable ways for someone who’s new to faith to get to know more about God. The first week we will have astrophysicist Hugh Ross Ph.D. speak about how we can know God through nature. We will also learn about getting to know God from the Bible, the Church, and Prayer.
Beginning April 18 we will have some additional ways to worship at Glenkirk. We will continue to worship in person outdoors on the patio at 10:45am. Additionally we will be broadcasting our livestream on our big screen outdoors on the patio at 9:00am! Elementary Sunday school will be available for both 9:00am and 10:45am services. Be sure to pre-register your 1st-5th grade student! Engage Students (Middle School-High School) will continue to meet during the 10:45am service.
IN PERSON WORSHIP AT 10:45AM (OUTDOORS ONLY)
We will continue to livestream a worship experience at 9:00am for people who are most comfortable continuing to worship from home. Beginning April 18, we invite you to watch our live stream service in person on the patio. In compliance with current LA county department of public health requirements, the 9:00am indoor service is currently closed to the public.
For those wishing to attend our 10:45am in-person outdoor service, we encourage you to bring plenty of water, your own shade, and your own chair to sit in. We also ask that you wear a face mask and keep social distanced from those who are not part of your household. If you have been sick, we ask that you continue worshipping from home.
GIVING JUST GOT EASIER!
Evening Prayers meets on Wednesdays on campus at 6:00pm. This 30-minute gathering will be very simple, centered around reading scripture and praying together. The same safety requirements that apply to our outdoor worship services will be in place at Evening Prayers.
Adult Sunday School | “Abraham: Father of Three Religions” | 9:00am | Sundays
Abraham is claimed by three faiths, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam as the patriarch of their religion. What do they have in common? What do they agree on (one God), and where do they fundamentally differ? This study will look at the life of Abraham, his descendants, and compare the three religions from a biblical perspective. Being led by John Reynolds. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join on Zoom.
Pray for Muslims During Ramadan | April 12 – May 12
We invite you to pray for Muslims during one of their holist months on the Muslim calendar. Visit www.om.org/prayer-reach to view Operation Mobilization’s prayer app with specific ways to pray for Muslims during this season.
BELONG Class | Wednesdays | 6:30pm | April 21 – May 12
We’d love to welcome you to our Glenkirk family! To become a member of the church, we invite you to join our introductory seminar, which will help you gain an understanding of the vision and values of Glenkirk. The BELONG seminar is offered several times each year, and you can sign up for by contacting Jenn at the church office or by using the link below. Our next Belong class will be held April 21 – May 12, 2021. We will meet weekly 6:30pm-8pm. If you would like to join this class, please sign up below!
VBS 2021 “Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders” – Registration Opens May 1
We are so excited to announce that VBS 2021 is coming soon! Our Children’s Department cannot wait to welcome back kids and students, in person, for ‘Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders’ this summer! VBS will be July 19th-23rd, so mark your calendars! Applications for Adults and Student Volunteers are open now (CLICK HERE to contact Amber). Child registration begins May 1!
DEVOTED | Young Adults Gathering
Come join us as we build community, study Scripture, and grow together in our faith. We will be outdoors and social-distancing, Sundays at 5:00pm! Please wear a mask and bring a chair if you own one (we will have extras). In the future we hope to provide meals, but for now we will have snacks!
Women’s Bible Study | Wednesdays
We hope you will join us for Women’s Bible Study as we gather virtually for study and fellowship each week. Groups will meet at various times on Wednesdays In our study, we will explore instances of biblical people learning that they could rely on Christ to see them through, even when all other avenues of help failed. They encountered every kind of obstacle: hostility, loneliness, injustice, failure, and other seemingly impossible difficulties. As believers know we have to depend on Jesus for many things: for salvation, for guidance, for forgiveness, for daily needs. But to depend on Christ for everything? Excluding nothing?
If you are NEW to WBS, please use this link to register for the 2020-2021 season:
Glenkirk T-Shirts for Sale – Limited Quantity
Glenkirk t-shirts are currently available for $10. Sizes and quantities are limited (S-L). To order for pickup at the church office, please purchase with link below indicating your t-shirt size(s) and quantity. We will email you as soon as your order is available and ready for pick up.
We’re excited to announce a new mission ministry at Glenkirk. Glenkirk is pleased to introduce you to the CarePortal program. CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in our community to your attention by directly connecting the church with different child services and foster care programs. As a church we can become active responders to the needs around us.
Adult Small Groups
As we near the close of one of the most turbulent political campaign cycles in recent history, I encourage you to take time to pray this week for next week’s election and for our nation. Recently I was reminded of something John Wesley wrote in his journal in 1774 during a particularly contentious election cycle in 18th century England. Wesley urged followers of Jesus to each vote for the person they deemed most worthy, to each refrain from speaking evil about the people they did not vote for, and to each take care that their spirit was not sharp toward those who voted differently. That’s still pretty good advice more than 246 years later. This is a great opportunity to “clothe ourselves with love, which binds every other virtue together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:14).
Even though we are physically apart during this time, we want to stay connected! We want to pray for you. Just let us know how. You can submit prayer requests and schedule a phone call or video chat with a pastor or deacon to pray with you. Also consider signing up for a time slot for our prayer chain. You can sign up for a slot at www.glenkirkchurch.org/pray and we will send out prayer prompts for you to use.
To contact our prayer team or submit a prayer request, CLICK HERE or send an email to Pray@GlenkirkChurch.org.
OUTREACH & WAYS TO HELP
If you have practical needs we can meet during this time, we are mobilizing our deacon ministry to this end. If you are need of assistance, please contact your deacon using your Glenkirk Church profile on Church Community Builder (CCB) or you can email us at email@example.com. Also, if you have specific prayer requests, you can submit them to this email address, and we will get them to our prayer team. We want to support you during this time in every way we can.
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Online Resources for Sunday School
Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores, has put together various resources and at-home activities that can be done with your child and/or together as a family! We encourage you all to utilize these, as it will not only keep a sense of normalcy for Sunday mornings; but it will also be a great way for your child to learn faith cues from you! If you are not currently receiving emails from our Children’s Ministry Department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added!
Glenkirk KidMin will be online only until further notice. We have put together many resources for you to use at home! If you have any questions with any of this, please email Amber Flores!
Our team has prepared weekly YouTube lessons for your children to participate and engage in online Sunday School each Sunday morning. Below are some of our recent videos. Please CLICK HERE to visit our YouTube channel!
KidMin Online (Early Childhood)
We invite you to join us in the second week of the our section called “Fly a Kite” where we get to learn about how amazing Jesus is! As always, please feel free to reach out to Amber or Kat with any questions you may have!
All of the links you will need for Sunday School are included below. Just click on each of the boxes to access the respective resource from each one! The Bible Story for this week is about when Jesus makes breakfast for His friends, the disciples, so they can see that He is alive in John 21:1-14.
Story & Worship Experience
For those who want to watch the story on the big screen, it is available at our GK Children’s Ministry Channel/Thankful Tree on YouTube. Here’s the link:
Have a blessed week!
Early Childhood – Children’s Ministry Department
ENGAGE GOES HYBRID
ENGAGE students will be meeting virtually and in person for the coming weeks! Join us Sunday at 10:45am via Instagram LIVE (@GlenkirkStudents) and in person outside of the Event Center. Wednesdays at 6:30pm we will meet via ZOOM and in person for Bible study, worship, and discussion. For questions about Student Ministries, please email email@example.com.