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COVID-19 Update

Join us as we gather virtually this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Spread the word and invite a friend!

There will be no services at the building for now. Glenwood services will be held online only. The task force appointed by the shepherds is working diligently in accordance with the guidance of medical experts, civic authorities and church advisors. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, we encourage everyone to take extra precautions to stay safe and to ensure the safety of others. Wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering in public, and practice social distancing. Please be in prayer for our members and our community.

In Our Prayers

Leslie Rasco’s sister is in ICU after a blood clot and brain bleed Friday night. She has no use of her right side. Please keep Leslie’s sister and family in your prayers. 

Rob McRay is recuperating after elective surgery (nothing serious) last week. Please pray for a swift recovery. 

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School Supply Drive

We are collecting school supplies again this year to benefit the students at Rice Elementary. Supplies can be dropped off at the church office portico Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Connie Shreder to let her know you are coming by calling (903) 509-9494. Click here for a list of items needed. This is an opportunity to show our neighborhood how much we care about families and children, and it’s a great way for families to work on a service project together. Cash and check donations will be accepted (please mark as “School Supplies”), as well as items ordered and delivered directly to the church (5210 Hollytree Drive, Tyler, TX 75703). Donations are due Sunday, August 30.

Intersection: Where Theology and Practice Meet

Drawing wisdom from special guests and inspiration from timely topics, Randy Harris and Carson Reed create space for collegial learning, reflection, and ministerial action. Intersection occurs twice per month via Zoom for one hour, and each offering will include a period of conversation among the hosts and special guest as well as a period of Q&A with participants. For details, visit

Diapers Needed

Christian Homes is in urgent need of newborn (“NB”) and Preemie sized diapers. Donations can be dropped off at their Hollytree Drive location Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Please call Kay ahead of time so she can come to your car. Her number is (903) 509-0558.

Kinley Cash

Kinley Cash, daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Cash, our missionaries in Uganda, is in Tyler for the summer. We encourage you to take this opportunity to get to know Kinley. Invite her over for a visit or for a meal out and let her know how much we love and appreciate the Cash family. She does not have a car, so she will need a ride. Contact Kinley at (432) 232-8506.

Benevolence Center Update

The Benevolence Center is currently closed to the public, and as a result, the clothes pantry is closed. Because of this, the Benevolence Center is not accepting any donations at this time. Prepared bags of food are still being offered through the food pantry door each Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Karing Kitchen is also offering prepared meals through the door each Monday evening hosted by area churches. A tentative opening date has been set for September 15, 2020, subject to change. 

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How Can We Help?

Hey folks! We’ve been working hard to compile a list of ways that we can be of help to each other and our community. It has been such a blessing to see some of the ways you all are encouraging each other and sharing helpful resources on social media. We can’t keep up with them all, but if you will give us a heads-up, we’ll be happy to share some of them via Glenwood channels.

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Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare has declared a CRITICAL blood shortage. Hospitals are relying on a robust blood supply so they can reopen for all patients. ALL TYPES are needed now. To stay up to date on the community’s blood supply, visit Make an appointment to #GIVEFORLIFE: call or text 800-366-2834, walk-ins welcome.

Love Your Neighbor

Join a collaborative initiative with Smith County, the City of Tyler, Tyler ISD, and The Mentoring Alliance to provide volunteers in serving at the East Texas Food Bank to assemble and deliver disaster relief non-perishable food boxes and/or sending letters of encouragement to our elderly population or others. For details, visit

Kingdom Kids

Here are some resources we hope you and your family will find helpful during this time.

STORIES FOR KIDS: Glenwood members read favorite children's books
Melodye and Andy Phillips read You Are Special by Max Lucado?
Gail Vannoy reads Is Anyone Out There? by Jeff White Kathy Bailey reads a favorite Bible story: Jesus Calms the Storm” style=

Bedtime Bible Stories with the Skit Guys: Every night, Tommy and Eddie will share a Bible story with you, make you laugh, and point you to the hope we find in Jesus. Find them on YouTube live at 7:30 p.m. or on demand at

WORSHIP: Songs, videos, artwork and more

Children’s Worship: Join the Albright family for a few Children’s Worship songs.

RightNow Media for Kids: Choose from more than 2,000 wholesome, educational, and entertaining videos in the RightNow Media library. Log on at, or to sign up, visit, or text RightNow Glenwood to 41411.

The Glenwood Children’s Ministry is preparing Goodie Bags (activity packs) for kids. If you would like to receive a packet, contact Joanna Neel.

Check out these beautiful Easter art projects our Kingdom Kids created!