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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.


THE ADVENT SEASON… is here. Please consider coming to the Wednesday evening supper and devotions, December 12 and 19 beginning at 6:00 pm.  There is a sign-up sheet on the white board in the fellowship hall for those who would like to bring soup or sandwiches, so prayerfully consider joining us.


Washington Place Christmas Party December 15th at 2:00 PM…Our dear friends from Washington Place in Beardstown will be coming to Grace Lutheran Church of our annual Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 15th. Grace has hosted this charming group of people at Christmas time for the last eight years.  Games, Crafts and gifts along with a carefully planned snack menu are provided.  Please consider donating toward the gifts that Robin will be purchasing, so that all are included and the gifts are distributed evenly.  If you have any questions, please contact Robin Mahnken at (217)638-1779.  Do try to fit this event into your Christmas Season.  You will be glad you did!


Holiday Food Baskets…Sunday, December 16, 2018 we will gather at 12:00 pm to pack the Christmas Holiday Baskets for McClernand and Black Hawk Elementary, Franklin and Jefferson Middle schools.  Tuesday December 18, we need to deliver the baskets to McClernand, so a couple of trucks and people to do that will also be needed. 

Help make someone’s Christmas wonderful!!

Each basket costs $45-50 to fill.  If you would like to sponsor a basket, or half a basket, to honor someone, or remember someone who is no longer on their earthly journey, please fill out the form below,email it to Historic Grace.  We will print your name and the name(s) of those you honor or remember in the February Grace Notes.  Thank you for helping this special ministry.  

Your gift will be recorded on your giving statement.


Your Name:__________________________ Phone: _________________________


Person(s) Name(s) to honor or remember:_________________________________

____________________________________________________________________


Amount of gift:__________________



Christmas caroling…Our annual all Historic Grace Caroling will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 beginning at church at 1:30 pm.  We will go caroling to our homebound members and others for a couple of hours, meet at Boone’s Saloon, 301 W Edwards St, Springfield for some refreshments and fellowship. 


$10 COOKBOOKS!.. 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. 


MITTEN/HAT TREES… there are two Christmas trees in the fellowship hall to be adorned with hats and mittens/gloves for the less fortunate. This year there is one tree for hats, gloves and mittens for children and one tree for hats and gloves for adults. These trees will be up through Sunday, January 6, 2019 and be distributed the following week. Thank you for your wonderful support!


TO ALL WOMEN OF HISTORIC GRACE LUTHERN CHURCH, we would like your help with selecting the 2019 Bold Woman. Bold Women are those that have acted or are acting boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Some women are bold in their service to others in need. Some are bold in their unceasing prayers. Some are bold in their community and others make a difference in the lives of others.

We celebrate these women in February each year. This year we would like your input on who the 2019 Bold Women at Historic Grace will be.

 Please put your suggestion on the space below and return it to the church office attn.: Pat Casper by the end of December.   Thank You


Name_______________________________



7 MEMBERS ARE IN TRAINING TO BECOME STEPHEN MINISTERS.  Their class meets on Sunday immediately following 10:30 service.  They eat a light lunch before class starts and have snacks during the afternoon break if you would like to provide lunch and//or snack for 7 people (e.g.  Soup, sandwiches, salads desserts) or snack items for break, please call Charlotte at 546-5573 or sign up  on the white board.  You could provide all or part of the food and there is Thrivent funds available for reimbursement.  Class dates are January 6,13,27     and February 3,10,24.


YOUTH LEAD CHRISTMAS WORSHIP…This special Christmas service will be at 9:15 am service Sunday December 23rd.  There will only be one worship service that weekend.  The children are working very hard on lines and music in the hopes of providing a very worshipful time for all.

Please bring a dish to pass as we will have a potluck following worship that morning.  Please support our young people as they proclaim the love of God at this special time of year. The youth will be rehearsing on December 15 and 22 from 9:00 -10:00 am.   Questions? Contact Kim Gietl.



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