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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, and the task force and the shepherds will reevaluate next week. 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.

Tonight Online

Bible Study with Rob McRay at 7 p.m.
Eternal Fire and a Loving God: What Does the Bible Really Teach about Hell? Join us for a special study of what the Bible says about hell and eternal punishment. In recent decades, a growing number of leading scholars, theologians, and ministers have been rethinking the traditional doctrine of the eternal torment of souls in hell. Will God really torture people for all eternity? Does “the soul of man never die”? How are we to understand what the Bible says about hell in the light of what the Bible says about God’s love and justice? This class will explore what the Bible does and doesn’t teach about the eternal destiny of believers and unbelievers.
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In Our Prayers

We express our deepest sympathies to the family of Bill Burke, who died Tuesday afternoon while in hospice care. Bill was the facilities manager, audio-visual engineer, and long-time member of Glenwood. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. A private, family-only gathering is being planned, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Please keep Meredith, Rebecca, Daniel and the entire family in your prayers.

James Stanley, a former Glenwood Elder, was hospitalized Sunday night with chest pain. He was scheduled to be released home on Tuesday afternoon. Please pray for James and his family.   

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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.

Drive-Through Appreciation

Mark your calendars for a Drive-Through Appreciation, Sunday, July 26, 1:00–2:30 p.m. at the church office portico. Help us honor the family of John and Kim Hodges for their 14 years of dedicated service to Glenwood. Drop a card of blessing, a gift card, and/or a gift in the basket and wave at the Hodges family as you drive by the church office. Continue to pray for the transition as they prepare to move to San Antonio.

Cash Family Update

The elephant and the mouse.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
Desmond Tutu

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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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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.

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!