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SUMMER IS HERE!!

our summer worship times are as follows: 

Saturday 5:00 pm and

Sunday 9:15 am with fellowship hour to follow

SUMMER CHOIR CONTINUES!    Please join us as we prepare for our September 9th piano dedication service and the Catholic & Lutheran joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation later this fall.  We begin rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7pm beginning on July 26.


SUMMER FELLOWSHIP HOUR

As in years past, each committee and/or group at church takes a Sunday to host a fellowship time of great food following our 9:15 am Sunday worship.  To help with the Summer Fellowship time, we are also including a weekly sign up to those who are not on committees, but would like to bring something. This is similar to our Midweek Wednesday night meals. Check out the white board for the weeks to sign up today.


FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you are new to Grace, or if you are just looking for a great way to get to know other members, there’s no better way than by joining us in fellowship.  Upcoming Summer Events…..Dinner Out at Papa Frank’s July 6th; “Grease” at the Muni in August and an afternoon at a local winery in September.  Details and sign-up sheets will be made available in the Fellowship Hall.



ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND CONCERT TO BENEFIT GRACE LUTHERAN FOOD PANTRY AT DOULAS PARK

SATURDAY JULY 15TH

Ice cream social will start at 6:00 pm  and  7:00 pm Land of Lincoln Chorus Concert

Note: our guests will be the members of Sound Celebration Chorus -- not the Sound of Illinois.   Sound Celebration is a nationally ranked women's barbershop chorus! Proceeds from the ice cream social will benefit the Food Pantry at Grace. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a night of harmony. The concert is sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield, IL.  This concert is FREE! In case of rain, the concert will move to Westminster Presbyterian Church on Walnut Street.  Joanne Howe and Velma Lawson will be accepting any donations either at the church or at the Park.  Please let us know if you are able to donate a dessert for this worthwhile project.  Joanne can be reached at 899-6143 and Velma at 971-5467.


WELCA HEALTH KITS 

is collecting the following items for Personal Care Kits to be distributed through Project Promise to needy people around the globe:

  • Bath Towels, between 20"x 40" and 52" x 27", dark color recommended

  • Two or three bath-size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand

  • One adult size toothbrush in its original packaging

  • One sturdy comb, remove packaging

  • One metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging

Note: Toothbrush multi-packs are acceptable, and will be repackaged by WELCA 

You may leave your donations in the designated basket at the rear of the Sanctuary, or in the designated basket in the cabinet above the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  There is a fully put together example in the Fellowship hall as well.  Thank you to everyone for your support.

175 items for MAY… to help with the WELCA health care kits, let’s collect 175 toothbrushes and nail clippers.


GRACE CONNECTION AND A CHIARA INVITATION…  Four Thursday evenings of discussion will be held at Chiara Center in July 13,20, July 27 and August 3 to address these topics. Jan Conrady will be facilitating this event, her first at Please bring your wisdom, encouragement, and lively conversation and bring a friend!"  The event is called Neighbor and Citizen: Hope and Dialogue in Divided Times.  There is a small fee to attend. You can call Chiara Center at 523-0901 or email info@chiaracenter.org.


St. John’s is hosting VBS! Dates will be the mornings of July 17-20 with an evening picnic on Friday July 21. We welcome Grace and Peace Lutheran Churches for the week, join us!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ANNUAL POLKA MASS AND GERMAN DINNER will take place Saturday, August 12th at 5:00 pm.


175th Anniversary


175TH ANNIVERSARY In continued celebration of our 175th Anniversary year of Historic Grace Lutheran Church, "Francis and Abraham”, Part 2 will be presented in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 15 at 4:15 by Sharon Miner. (It will last about 25 minutes.)  This is the conclusion of the remarkable history of Reverend Francis Springer, President Abraham Lincoln, and our Historic Grace Lutheran Church. If you haven’t already heard the fascinating story, I invite you to attend this presentation.

September 9, 2017 - 5:00pm Dedication of the Grand Piano Music

by Anne Krentz Organ






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