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Our Summer Worship times are:

5:00 pm SATURDAY

9:15 am SUNDAY

Following service every Sunday please join us for refreshments during our fellowship hour in the Fellowship hall


Lightning Strikes!!!

Early this morning,  June 12 (3:00am or so) lightning struck the steeple at Grace.  This is only the third time in it's history that this has happened.  It damaged one of the four parapets surrounding the actual steeple as well as the roof on the Capitol side.  Debris outside on the sidewalk is all the way from the handicap ramp around to the very right door on the 7th street side.  The organ, all electricity, and HVAC are fully functional. 

The security/fire system was the hardest hit and Young's Security has been working all morning.  There is a basketball size hole in the roof of the sanctuary where some light debris came in.

The kind Lincoln Park Rangers came this morning to temporarily patch the hole in the roof so no more water can enter here. 

God is good - the damage can be repaired and no one was injured.  Services and fellowship will go this weekend as regularly scheduled.     Praise God for His goodness and grace!   


 ELCA National 2018 Youth Gathering

Thank you for your support of these ladies!  You are awesome!!

Pray as they get ready to leave, as they serve the community in Houston and have fun and worship with over 30,000 of their closest friends!

They will travel June 25 – July 2


SPRINGFIELD SLIDERS FELLOWSHIP EVENT…Come and enjoy some local baseball at Robin Roberts Stadium (1415 North Grand Ave East) with your friends from Grace Lutheran.  The Fellowship Committee is hosting a group outing Friday, June 15.  First pitch is at 6:35 pm with free souvenir batting helmets given out to the first 500 fans, and there will be fireworks after the game.  Seating is general admission, so people can just purchase their tickets at the game.  A representative will be at the gate directing members to our section.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and military.  Contact Mary (415-3617) or Chris Schofield (415-6736) for more information.


STEPHEN MINISTRY… Grace recently became involved in Stephen Ministry. This one-to-one lay caregiving ministry is named for Stephen, one of the first seven lay people called by the church to assist the apostles in caring for others.

You have a unique position on God's Team!
Discovering God's Vision  for Your Life:   You and Your Spiritual Gifts
Come and discover your spiritual gifts at Grace Lutheran Church
Four Sundays:  July 22,
29,August 5 and 12
10:30am
– 1:00pm
Babysitting will be provided.  Please register by July 15th by calling the church office (217-522-3965) or emailing at grace.elcaspfld@gmail.com. We are suggesting  a $20 materials fee if possible.
 

Beginning Sunday July 22, the class will meet every Sunday for four consecutive weeks from 10:30 – 1:00 at Grace. We pray that your participation in this course will help individuals explore their interests within our faith community.  A registration fee of $20.00 is suggested to cover the cost of material, refreshments and other supplies.  To learn more about the course, contact Cindy Anderson, Jim Hobbs and Sara Oehlert.


WELCA LWR PROJECT PROMISE
WELCA will be collecting the following items for Baby Care Kits sponsored by Lutheran World Relief which will be assembled at the October Quarterly WELCA Meeting:

  • 2 Lightweight cotton T-shirts (no Onesies)

  • 2 Long sleeve gowns or sleepers

  • 2 Receiving blankets, medium weight cotton or flannel, crocheted or knitted with lightweight yarn, up to 52” square

  • 1 jacket, sweater or sweatshirt with a hood or includes a cap

  • 4 cloth diapers, flat folded preferred

  • 2 pair of baby socks

  • 2 or 3 bath size bars of gentle soap 8-9oz. In original wrapping;no mini or hotel soaps

  • 2 diaper pins or large safety pins

  • 1 hand towel, dark color recommended

 All donated items can be brought to church and placed either in the back of the church in the basket or under the coat rack in the fellowship hall in the WELCA space provided. Thank you for your support!

Check out the ladies of Grace WELCA:

https://drive.google.com/ open?id= 1l1MFLhIqw1TCq0rJcr19BYiIGdmwU bzG


ALL WOMEN of Grace are welcome at the Women’s Circle meetings and other WELCA events.

WELCA annual potluck picnic will be held at the home of Kendal Hoselton, 24 Nightingale Drive, Springfield, June 18th, at 6pm. Please bring a dish to share. A signup sheet will be available on the white board in the Fellowship Hall. All women of Grace are invited to attend. Thanks!






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