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Our Worship times are 5:00pm Saturday

8:00am Sunday and 10:30am Sunday

Education Hour begins at 9:15am each week


LENTEN SCHEDULE

Wednesday February 21, 28, March 7,14,21, 2018

MID-WEEK LENTEN SERVICES

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Bell Choir

7:00 pm Devotions

7:00 pm Chancel Choir

During Lent, on Saturday and Sunday, we will be taking Holy Communion by intinction. 

Each week during Lent we will gather on Wednesday evening for Dinner and Devotions.  Simple dinners of soup and sandwiches in the Fellowship hall will begin at 6:00 pm with devotions following in the sanctuary at 7:00 pm.  There is a sign-up sheet for persons who want to provide soup and sandwiches for these Wednesday simple meals.




Three youth and one adult will be headed for Houston this summer!

They will join 30,000 other Lutheran youth and help the citizens of  Houston. 

To help raise funds for this trip they will be doing various fundraisers throughout the beginning of 2018.

RECYCLE REMINDER…WE CAN GET TO HOUSTON - bring cans the first of each month to help with costs for the Gathering!!


Bleed and Feed—Help those in Need

February 24, 2018 9:00am –12:00 Noon

We will be having a blood drive in February for Richard’s window to benefit the Grace Food Pantry.

Got to https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/27487

Schedule your time to donate blood, when doing so please mention Richard’s Window for whom it should

be directed.  It only takes a few minutes to impact lives. Give away’s will also be given that day!!!

We will also hold a bake sale to support the Youth going to Houston.


Sunday school classes upstairs, Confirmation class in the basement and Adult Forum in Fellowship Hall continue each week beginning at 9:15 am. 

Brown Bag Bible Study, Thursdays at 12:10 p.m.  So grab your lunch and a friend and join us.  Questions? Contact Pastor Tom Christell.

First Communion Classes for young people who do not yet receive the sacrament will be offered the 3 Saturdays before Palm Sunday. Classes will be offered, Saturday March 3,10,17, 2018.   These classes will be held on those dates from 10:00 – 11:30 am at Historic Grace.  Parents are welcome at each class and especially the March 17 session.  Your child(ren) may be at the age you would want to consider this next step in their faith life.  If you wish to discuss this possibility please be in contact with Pastor Christell.


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

Please note the following things happening in March:

March 2nd: World Day of Prayer 1:00 pm at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church, Springfield.

March 3rd: Please join us at our Quarterly Meeting in the church Fellowship Hall for breakfast, with the meeting to follow. All women of Grace are invited to join. Breakfast provided by the WELCA board members.

March 6th: Twisted Stitchers, 7:00 pm at the home of Judy Wollet.

March 7th: Grace/Faith Circle, 12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Contact person is Charlotte Blumle.

March 10th: Sew'n Sewers, 9-12 in the church basement. Contact person is Charlotte Blumle.

March 27th: Ruth Circle 7pm. Contact person is Janet Conrady.


MEALS FOR HELPING HANDS WINTER WARMING HOMELESS SHELTER… Grace will be preparing and serving two meals for the Winter Warming shelter this winter on March 3. We will gather at Grace to prepare the meals at 5pm and then a small group will deliver and serve the meals. Please see the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you!


The Springfield Classical Guitar Society will present a performance by classical guitarist Michael Hull on Saturday, March 3. The concert will begin at 8:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church,714 East Capitol Avenue in downtown Springfield. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors; they will be available at the door. 

Michael W. Hull's program will include literature from the works of John Dowland, J. S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Heitor Villa-Lobos and more.


Mark your calendars for a special Hymn Festival Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00 p.m. 

Guest organist is Mr. Ben Culli, originally from Springfield.

The Hymn Festival will follow the theme "Come, Hear the Word," a text written by Paul Hosea, also from Springfield.  The combined adult choirs of Historic Grace and Our Savior's Lutheran churches, the Sangamon Brass, and violinist Jean Tweet will lead us in song.  Pastor Tom will share devotional meditations on the texts. Invite a friend!  




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