Guest Recital:

Marysa Abbas, mezzo-soprano

Jameson Varpness, piano

Saturday, July 21, 7pm

 Extolled as a "fierce creative," Marysa Abbas is a Minnesotan mezzo-soprano based in Chicago. A passionate performer of new works, Ms. Abbas has performed with the Minnesota Opera as a chorus member in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Paul Moravec's The Shining. Recent World Premieres: Trevor in the Chicago Fringe Opera production and Naxos/Parma recording of Ross Crean’s The Great God Pan, and Mrs. Darling in Ross Crean’s Lost Daughters.  In Chicago, she’s performed: Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Grace Ansley in Roman Fever, Miss Manners in Miss Manners on Music, and Virginia Woolf in a staged performance of Dominick Argento's Pulitzer award-winning From the Diary of Virginia Woolf. She recently sang in the Chicago premiere of The Final Battle for Love with Thompson Street Opera. 

 Her Bachelor of Music is in Vocal Performance, and was obtained at Viterbo University under the tutelage of Jean Saladino. She completed her Master of Music in Opera Performance at Wichita State University, where she studied with Deborah Baxter. She has also studied privately with Jean del Santo, Karen Brunssen, and Julie Miller. Ms. Abbas currently works as a Managing Diva of Opera on Tap’s Chicago chapter, as well as a producer in the Chicago area. She is the founder of Praxilla Femina, a women's music collective in Chicago 

Vacation Bible School

Day Camp

July 30 - August 3

PreK: 9am - noon

K - 6th Grade: 9am - 3pm

 1 John 3:16, 18 “We know what love is because Jesus gave His life for us. That’s why we must give our lives for each other. We show love for others by truly helping them, and not merely by talking about it.” 

Join us for a week of Day Camp put on by Lutherhaven Ministries.  Each day Lutherhaven camp staff will lead us in songs, games, Bible encounters, crafts and much more!  There is no charge for Vacation Bible School - just be sure to send a lunch with youth attending the full-day program. Registration forms are available here and are also available from the GLC Church office.  For more information, please contact us at or 509-663-2189. 

Leah Dillman - Catholic Charities

Information Session

August 5th, 10:30am

Are you looking for a way to be the voice and hands of Christ in our community through service? Come learn about the work of our siblings in the faith. Leah Dillman of the local Catholic Charities office will share the work of the organization for the needy in our community. She will also tell us about volunteer opportunities. We hope you can join us!