HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD
Habitat for Humanity Lutheran Build! Sundae Johnson, a fellow Lutheran from Springfield, has been blessed with the opportunity to become a homeowner. Johnson said she applied because she has "...always wanted to be a homeowner." If you are interested in helping with this project, there are multiple ways you can serve! Whether it be helping at the end of the build or a financial donation, there's a way you can help out. We've raised $70,000 for this project thanks to generous donations from Thrivent Financial and people just like you! However, we still have $30,000 left to raise so spread the word. To learn more, contact Karen Fifer 971-1046 or Pastor Ladd Sonnenberg at St. John's (217)793-3933.
Sunday, October 18th at 12:00 noon in the church parking lot. Sign up is in the Fellowship Hall. Chili, hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be provided. Please sign up if you can bring a dessert. Chili contestants should prepare enough chili for 15-20 people. Please bring your chili in a crockpot. We encourage all contestants to decorate their station/table. Chili tasting will occur during the event. Prizes will be awarded. Bring the kids. There will be face painting and pumpkin decorating. Fun for all is planned. We hope to see everyone there! Any questions, contact Allison Klint at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLASSICAL GUITAR AT GRACE
Russel Brazzel, music director of the Springfield Classical Guitar Society, performs several times in Springfield over the next few months. Be sure to see Russel in a benefit concert for the SCGS; that will be our first performance for the 2015-2016 season. Join us at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 17 at Grace Lutheran Church, 714 E. Capitol Avenue in downtown Springfield. Tickets are available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
COMING UP.... REFORMATION AND ALL SAINTS WEEKEND Oct 31/Nov 1
We will have a Window of Remembrance again for All Saints weekend October 31 and November 1. Begin thinking about a picture of those loved ones to be placed in church. Please bring those pictures to church and place them in the Fellowship hall underneath the clock. Also for that weekend please wear RED.
Did You Know?
Our Food Pantry can use plastic grocery bags and paper bags as well? When you have more than you need we will be glad to have them. We go through about 1,000 bags a month.
HISTORIC GRACE COOKBOOK UPDATE
e will have a cookbook available September 2016 for our 175th anniversary. Our goal is to have recipes from every Grace family in this anniversary book. During October the Cookbook committee will call families from whom we have no recipes. The committee will meet October 4th at 9:15 am at the church.
The WEST CENTRAL FALL CONFERENCE of WELCA ...
is November 7, 2015 here at Grace and Roberta Volkmann is giving the program. There will be a continental breakfast and lunch and volunteers will be needed to help at both. Please contact Pat Casper if you can help.
WELCA Blanket Project WELCA's Lutheran World Relief Project this year is to assemble fleece blankets. Each blanket is costing about $20.00 to make. If you would like to offer up a contribution, in support of this project, make a check out to WELCA and write Blanket Project on the memo line or place cash in a sealed envelope clearly labeled with the name of the project. You may place your contributions in the offering plate at church or give it to Kim. WELCA will purchase the fleece and make the blankets. If you would like to make your own blanket, please contact Pat Ekle. She has the directions and will answer any questions that you might have. Our goal this year, with God's blessings, is provide lots of warmth and comfort to the less fortunate!
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