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175th ANNIVERSARY DATES AND ACTIVITIES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW

  • June 22nd Young Swedish Singers concert was a wonderful experience and a great way to begin our 175th Anniversary celebration.
  • September 2016 we will begin collecting 175 “things” each month for various charities, schools, activities, continuing this through September 2017 . 
  • September 2016 we will collect 175 cans of vegetables and 175 cans of fruit for the Grace Food Pantry.  Please bring these to church when you come for worship and place them in the area designated in the Narthex.
  • September 18, 2016 - Anniversary Celebration Day
  • September 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm – Hymn Sing at the Carillon in Washington Park.  This activity will be hosted jointly by Historic Grace and Trinity Lutheran Churches as they celebrate the 175th Anniversary of their congregations.  The entire community of Springfield will be invited to join in the celebration.
  • October 2016 we will be collecting 175 undies and 175 pairs of socks for McClernand School.  There will be boxes and baskets in the Narthex for those.
  • November we will collect 175 hats, 175 pairs of mittens, and 175 scarfs for the mitten trees that will be given to various schools in District 186.
  • November 6, 2016 - 2:00pm Rededication of the Organ and Recital - Benton Blasingame, Organist
    Reception will follow.
  • December 2016 we will collect 175 (or more) gifts for children to pass out with the Christmas Holiday Food Baskets.

Click HERE to download a pdf of Anniversary dates

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP HOUR

As in years past, each committee and/or groups at church takes a Sunday to host a fellowship time of great food following our 9:15 am Sunday worship. Come and join us! **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.

WHO COULD YOU HELP WITH $250?

Thrivent Action Teams are a fun and easy way that members can spread generosity and help the causes you care about—like Grace Lutheran Church.  What is a Thrivent Action Team? Need ideas? Don’t know where to start? Thrivent Financial Representative Jackie Matteson will hold a brief Q&A session on TODAY following the 9:15 service. Learn about Thrivent Action Teams, get ideas, learn how to apply for a grant, and learn how your efforts can make a real difference for causes you love.  For more information about Action Teams or to become a Thrivent member, call Jackie at 622-8114.

NEXT WEEK - JULY 3rd

Summer Choir will return to sing again for Sunday morning worship. Summer Choir is a more informal time to prepare music to lead and enhance that day's service only.  All are welcome, including children.  Please let JB know if you can join, and he can send a listening link to a recording of the anthem.  E-mail JB here.


THE CHURCH OFFICE AND FOOD PANTRY WILL BE CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4th
KIM WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE JULY 4 – 8...

If you are able to help out in the office from 9:00am-12:00pm Tuesday through Friday, please call Kim at the office or E-mail k.gietl15@yahoo.com Thank you for your consideration.  


WELCA is collecting items for school kits

We are collecting:  70 sheet Notebooks of wide or college ruled, approx.  8 X 10 ½ inches , rulers with inches on one side and centimeters on the other (30 centimeter), unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers, black or blue ball point pens (no gel ink), box of 16 or 24 crayons, 2 ½  inch erasers, pencil sharpeners and blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades)These items can be placed in the cabinets over the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.


ANNUAL POLKA MASS AND GERMAN DINNER

Saturday, July 16th, 5:00 p.m. Many non-members attend this service every year. Invite your friends and relatives...better yet, pick them up and bring them with you.  Brats, hot dogs, sauerkraut, German potato salad and German Chocolate cake will be served at the German Dinner.  **TICKETS are available in the Fellowship Hall.  TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Cost is $7 for brats and $5 for hotdogs and children 5 and under are free.  If you can bake a cake, help serve or clean-up, please contact Toni Klit.


FELLOWSHIP OUTING

Join us for "Hello Dolly!" at Theater in the Park at Lincoln's New Salem State Park.  We will be enjoying the show on Saturday, July 23rd.  The show begins at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $15/ticket.  Sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall.  Any questions please contact Sharon Knop at 217-971-2411. 

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