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Become a Stephen Minister and Make Our Mission Statement Come Alive!

As members of the body of Christ on earth, all God’s people have been called to love and care for one another.  Our mission statement reminds us that the role of our church is to equip God’s people for the work of ministry.  God has blessed us with gifts to be actively involved in meaningful ministry. Stephen Ministry provides an opportunity to do just that through opportunities to grow in caring for one another, to grow in discipleship, to grow in our lay ministry and to grow in outreach.

For those who want to come alongside and support others in a more intentional way, our church will provide training to become Stephen Ministers.  Through 50 hours of training, trainees will receive practical, hands-on learning and resources to provide Christ-Centered care to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of others.

TRAINING SESSIONS CONTINUE  immediately following the worship service.  Applications are in Fellowship Hall.  Please fill one out and return it in a sealed envelope as soon as possible to Kim Gietl, our church secretary, or to one of the Stephen Leaders, Jim Hobbs, Cindy Anderson, or Sara Oehlert.  Questions? Feel free to chat with Cindy or I after the service today.  If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry. If you think you might be interested, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders: Cindy Anderson, Jim Hobbs or Sara Oehlert.


Sunday School classes beginning at 9:15 am. We meet in the room at the end of the hall on the second floor.  

We will have music and worship with JB then to our classes.  We hope to see you there! 

Adult Forum in the Fellowship hall beginning at 9:30 am.

Come and PRAY with us! Join us each week at 10:15 am Sunday in the Fellowship Hall and pray as a community.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Brown Bag Bible Study Thursdays at 12:10 p.m.  This continues to be a popular Bible Study group at Historic Grace, so grab your lunch and a friend and join us.  Questions? Contact Pastor Tom Christell.

BUTTER BRAIDS…The order form for butter braids, cookie dough and pizzas is on the white board in the Fellowship Hall.  The last day to order is November 11.  You can email your order to grace.elcaspfld@gmail.com


GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 714 East Capitol Ave (corner of 7th and Capitol)

Friday November 9 Doors open at 6:00pm Trivia starts at 6:30pm

$10 per person– 8 people per table CALL OR TEXT Kristin at 217-691-3386 to reserve your table.

SERRV PROJECT (Fair Trade Items) will be available the weekends of November 10/11 and 17/18.   This provides the opportunity to purchase items which in turn gives money to the people who create the items.

$10 COOKBOOKS!.. We still have many books to sell. We have decided to reduce the price of the books from $15 to $10. We're hopeful you will consider the books at this new price for Christmas gifts for neighbors, beauticians, teachers, party hostesses-----birthday gifts, thank you gifts, etc. 

THANK OFFERINGS- Mark 12:41-44  The Widow’s Mite…  In gratitude for all God has given to us, and with hope for all that is to come, Historic Grace Lutheran Church will collect their Thank offerings the weekend of November 17th and 18th.

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 we will gather at 1:00 pm (please note the new time)

to pack the Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets for McClernand

and Black Hawk Elementary, Franklin and Jefferson Middle schools.

Tuesday November 20, we need to deliver the baskets to McClernand, so a couple of trucks and people to do that will also be needed.  Thank you in advance for helping with this special ministry.

 You can support this ministry by donating cash (earmarked for Holiday Food Baskets) and/or the nonperishable foods listed below:

Non-perishable Needs for Holiday Food Baskets: 

* Cans of green beans, corn, peaches, pears, pork and beans, ravioli, and pasta sauce

* Boxes of spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, saltine crackers, and cereal

* Jars of peanut butter, jars of jelly (plastic, not glass, please)

For more information, contact Pastor Tom.

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