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The Office and Food Pantry will be closed on Monday January 16th

in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

175th ANNIVERSARY celebration continues


January 22, 2017—2:00 pm Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble from

  Augustana College will be here. A reception will follow.

Augustana's Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble will perform "Anchored & Unbound: Songs of Faith, Hope & Freedom" at four stops this year, beginning in Springfield, Ill., and ending in Davenport, Iowa.

Jan. 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 714 East Capitol Ave., Springfield.

The group is a select women's ensemble for singers who wish to develop advanced choral skills. The group is conducted by Michael Zemek, with accompanist Gail Baldwin. The ensemble is named after Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a Swedish opera singer often known as the "Swedish Nightingale."  

Concert program

Steal Away - arr. Gwyneth Walker
Reflections from Yad Vashem - Daniel Hall
Even when He is silent - Kim André Arnesen
Closer to the Fire - Abbie Betinis

Ave Maris Stella - Eva Ugalde
In Dulci Jubilo - arr. Matthew Culloton

Les ballons - Monica Gil
Tundra - Ola Gjeilo
Will there really be a "Morning?" - Dan Campolieta

Lift Thine Eyes - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Amazing Grace - arr. Michael Hanawalt
Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - arr. Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory

                                                              LIFETOUCH CHURCH DIRECTORY

February 23—27 A NEW church directory.  Do you ever wonder who you are sitting by in church?  Are you new to our church and wish that you had something to help you put names with faces? Well, help is on the way!  We are producing a NEW pictorial directory for our church.  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.  We look forward to “seeing you in pictures.  Sign up now in the Fellowship Hall or online at https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/9ek42cqx/   

To make our directory a success we need a few volunteers.  We are coordinating the volunteers for our new directory.  If you are interested in helping during our photography sign-ups, or serving as a host or hostess during the actual photography sessions, call the church office.  

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

Matthew Sheppard, conductor

Please check back to our website as dates are finalized for a guest choir concert and a Hymn Festival to dedicate the new Steinway Grand Piano


They are available in the Fellowship Hall after worship services or call 522-3965.  The cookbook is only $15.00 and all proceeds go to Grace Food Pantry.  


January 8th beginning at 9:15 am.  Throughout January, Janet Conrady and Mary Plymire will lead Adult Forum in a series on Walking the Way, taking a look at our striving to lead a more Christ like life. We’ll focus on prayer and the Word as we try to deepen our faith practices through stories from the past, plays, and discussions.  All are welcome to attend.

THE ANNUAL MEETING of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be held between services on Sunday, January 29, 2017.  All confirmed, active members should be present for this meeting to direct and help support the mission and ministry of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.  ANNUAL REPORTS…All reports for the Annual Meeting are due, on or before January 16, 2017.   


On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th, 2017 bring a pot of soup and/or cornbread to church. After the 10:30 worship service, for a free will offering, you can either eat a bowl of soup at church or take a bowl home. 

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