COVID-19 Update

 

                             

 

Update on Worship at Glenkirk Church

Thank you for your continued prayer and support for Glenkirk as we seek to navigate these challenging times.

SERMON SERIES: SHATTERED MIRRORS 

Like a mirror, each person was created by God to reflect God’s image. Though this image has been damaged by sin, each person without exception still retains God’s image, like a mirror that has been shattered. We continue to reflect God as our creator, but often in broken and distorted ways. Through Jesus, God’s image can be renewed and repaired in us to its original intent. The Bible’s teaching about the image of God in people has profound implications for how we see and treat each other. From January 3 to February 14, 2021, we will look at how understanding God’s image helps us address racism, cultural differences, the value of human life, relationships between men and women, and the impact of our words.

 

New years time is a time for evaluation & looking ahead, people make new years resolutions and goals for the year —why not prayerfully consider how God might be asking you to “become more fully devoted” this year. Our BECOME booklet is designed to help you prayerfully answer the question. This is a great resource to get you started and then you can email us at become@glenkirkchurch.org and let us know how we can help you. The booklet is available in PDF version by CLICKING HERE.

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. 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 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!
In order to make giving easier than ever, we are moving to a new online giving platform call Pushpay.  
The new system is fully integrated with our CCB system and is even more safe and secure.
Text the word GLENKIRK to 77977 to get started
You may also give online using the link below:
 

SUNDAY SERVICES

9:00am | Online on YouTube and Facebook

10:45 am | Online on YouTube and Facebook & In Person Outdoors

EVENING PRAYERS

Evening Prayers will be on break until further notice! 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.

 

CONNECT

We have made our connection card available online! Here you can tell us about your experience and submit prayer requests and questions to our team.

Thank you for your faithful giving over these last three weeks we have been apart. We are seeking to steward these resources well, and you can continue to give online at glenkirkchurch.org/give. Just last month we were able to provide groceries for 17 international students who are stranded at their university without consistent food services. One of our members dropped off care packages to a dozen of our older members. Others have baked cookies and delivered to local seniors. We continue to support all our mission partners, both internationally and local.

 

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: 

 

CarePortal

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.

 

BELONG Class | Wednesdays, January 13 – February 3

Are you seeking answers to your questions about Christianity and Glenkirk’s beliefs? Do you want to be baptized, or have your child baptized? Interested in joining Glenkirk? If yes, then this is the class for you!

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. Our next Belong class will be held  January 13, 2021 – February 3, 2021. We will meet weekly  6:30pm-8pm. 

 

Adult Small Groups  

Interested in joining a small group? Small groups provide an opportunity to grow in your knowledge of God’s word and xperience authentic community. Our small groups span all ages and phases of life. We will be meeting virtually via zoom until further notice.

 

Astonished by Jesus: The Life and Ministry of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel |  Meeting Virtually  | Sundays at 9:00am

Our familiarity with the story of Jesus sometimes makes it difficult to see how truly amazing that story is. Rekindle a sense of wonder and awe by joining our next series in the month of January, led by Wayne Herman, Astonished by Jesus: The Life and Ministry of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel. This class will meet virtually on Sundays at 9:00am. Email info@glenkirkchurch.org for details on how to join the class!

PRAYER

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 info@glenkirkchurch.org. 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.

Recent Sermons

Recent Devotions

 

 

                             

Online Resources for Sunday School

Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber McMahon,  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 amcmahon@glenkirkchurch.org to be added!

KidMin Online

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 McMahon!

YouTube Lessons

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)

Hi parents! 

Happy New Year Glenkirk family! We hope you and your family have had a wonderful week. We invite you to join us in starting our new series called “Out of This World” 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 teaches at the temple in Luke 2:41-50.


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
kids@glenkirkchurch.org


Student Ministries

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), on our YouTube channel, 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 kfancher@glenkirkchurch.org.