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HOLY WEEK


April 8, 2017 PALM SATURDAY: THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

9:00 am Decorate Sanctuary for Palm Weekend

10:00 am FIRST COMMUNION CLASS/REHEARSAL - Parents Invited

5:00 pm Procession with Palms with Holy Communion and First Communion

April 9, 2017  PALM SUNDAY: THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

8:00 am Procession with Palms with Holy Communion and First Communion

9:15 am Sunday Church School Intergenerational Seder Meal

Please join us for the Intergenerational Seder Meal. ALL ARE WELCOME and encouraged!!!

10:30 am Procession with Palms with Holy Communion and First Communion

April 13, 2017  MAUNDY THURSDAY

12:10 pm Holy Communion and Anointing with Oil

7:00 pm Holy Communion and Anointing with Oil / Stripping of the Altar

 April 14, 2017   GOOD FRIDAY

12:10 pm Good Friday Liturgy

7:00 pm Tenebrae - Service of Darkness

Easter Celebrations


April 15, 2017  HOLY SATURDAY: The Vigil of Easter

9:00 am Decorate Sanctuary for Easter Services - Hosted by the Worship & Music Committee

9:00 am Jr. and Sr. Youth Set-up for Easter Breakfast

5:00 pm EASTER VIGIL with Holy Communion and Holy Baptism


April 16, 2017 EASTER SUNDAY: THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

7:00 am easter Sunrise Service of Holy Communion with Resurrection Choir

8:30-10:00 am Easter Breakfast  - Come to the early service and eat after worship or come

and eat before the 10:30 service. Hosted by Youth (Proceeds will feed others on Easter)

10:30 am Festive Easter Service of Holy Communion with Chancel Choir



CHURCH DIRECTORY MAKE-UP DAY

… if you missed our dates in February please come on April 24, from 1:00-8:00pm.  We are producing a NEW pictorial directory for our church and want you to be a part of it. There is no cost to you or the church to have your photographs taken, and you will receive a complimentary 8x10 color portrait and directory for participating. You will be able to view your images electronically immediately after you are photographed. At that time, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family and friends. Sign up now by calling Kim in the church office or online at https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/9ek42cqx/   

 DO YOU HAVE PHOTOS??...from various Grace activities.  If digital, send them to k.gietl15@yahoo.com.  If not bring them to church and give to the office or Denise Behl. Thank you for your help in making our directory great!


175th Anniversary

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

In celebration of our 175th Anniversary of Historic Grace Lutheran Church, Sharon Miner is very excited to share stories some of us may or may not know.  These are great stories!!  In April, the Lunch Bunch will be treated to a presentation of "Francis and Abraham”, a Friendship of 2 Great Men (Rev. Francis Springer and Abraham Lincoln).   This will also include information on Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Springer by Sharon Miner (a Grace member). In April she will describe the personal and professional tragedies from 1847 to the dedication of the now Historic Grace Lutheran Church  building including both these important men’s’ deaths.  Having been at the Lindsay house when Sharon was "Mrs. Lindsay" (Vachel's mother) I know you are in for a real treat. If you can, please try to attend both lunches but if you can't, don't miss coming to hear her at one of them.

May 14, 2017 (Mother’s Day) – 4:00 pm Bach Cantata that will include our choir, and guest chamber orchestra. Conducted by Matthew Sheppard

September 9, 2017 - 5:00pm Dedication of the Grand Piano Music by Anne Krentz Organ


Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

The annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the church basement.  We work hard to keep our mailing list up to date.  If you are a volunteer and do not get an invitation by mid-April, please call the church office. A meeting of the Food Board will follow the luncheon and all volunteers are invited to stay for the meeting as well.


CPR CLASS RESCHEDULED

In an effort to help gain knowledge in emergency situations, Grace will hold 2 CPR/First Aid classes on Thursday evenings . We will have a three hour, one time certification class, on Thursday, April 27 or May 4 beginning promptly at 6:00pm.  You can choose either  of the classes that fit into your schedule.  We MUST have 8 persons minimum per class. So sign up in the Fellowship Hall today.  Anyone who works with children, the elderly, helps out on Sunday morning as an usher, greeter or participant in worship, teachers, volunteers and church staff are strongly encouraged to take this possibly life-saving class.  Classes are normally $35.00 each but the church will be covering the cost for this important event. Take the time to get informed and certified.








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