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Prayer and Fasting
In light of all the pain and turmoil in our country, the shepherds would like to call us all to join together in a time of prayer and fasting this Saturday at noon. Let us call on the name of the Lord and ask for God’s leading for our nation and for ourselves. May we take time to listen to the Spirit. And may we share the love of Christ with all people.

COVID-19 Update

We eagerly look forward to the time soon when we can be together again. Until then, the church building remains closed, and all regular activities at the building are suspended at least through June 13. We will continue offering our online services, and our task force is hard at work on a multi-phase plan to reopen the building and resume meeting together. As those plans develop, we will begin communicating them with you.

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In Our Prayers

Prayers are requested for Brent and Susan Armstrong’s daughter and son-in-law, Breann and Mitchell Barrett. Mitchell is in ICU following an accident last week. He is stable, improving daily and will undergo reconstructive surgery on his face this week. 

Bill Burke has been transferred from Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital to Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing. Meredith will not be able to stay with him until the CDC requirements have been lifted. She hopes to return to work next week. Your continued prayers for Bill and Meredith are appreciated.

Please consider providing a healthy snack or gift card for Meredith, Rebecca and Daniel. Available dates can be found on the family’s meal train. Meredith is diabetic, and full meals are not needed at this time. Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, Meredith asks that you contact her in advance so she can meet you at the entrance to the hospital. Please do not bring anything to the house at this time. Meredith can be reached at (903) 312–1952.

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RISE Student Ministry

Camp Encounter Live Online: Camp Encounter will go live on YouTube this Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. There will be worship, a message from David Fraze, and several giveaways. To be eligible for the giveaways, students will need either a YouTube account where they can leave comments OR a cell phone that they can text responses from. Every student will need to pre-register here to be eligible to win. This event is free and open to grades 7–12. Watch for a link this week from Steven. 

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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Join Us Online

Spread the word and join us online this Sunday at 10 a.m. for worship and a message. Visit a few minutes before 10 and scroll down until you find the broadcast. Be sure to comment and let us know you’re watching. If you can’t make it, view the recording on demand any time after noon at If you need help getting connected, let us know.

Join us also on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for our adult Bible study or student groups. See details in our weekly Family News email. Sign up here to receive regular email updates.

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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!

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

World Bible School

Mathetis, from the Greek word for disciple, is a new social network from World Bible School that connects our world to Christ and His church. This platform allows groups from around the world to study Bible-based lessons and engage in interactive multimedia content alongside thought-provoking questions. To learn more or start a free course, visit

Isolation Housing

East Texas Human Needs Network has identified a need for isolation housing of unsheltered homeless individuals with health conditions that place them at higher risk for COVID-19. Please consider donating to help fund isolation housing by visiting this site: