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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

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.


ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 

Saturday, December 9, 2017  SECOND SATURDAY IN ADVENT

9:00 am  Sew’n Sowers

9-10:30 am SCS Christmas Worship Rehearsal

5:00 pm Evening Prayer Worship


Sunday, December 10, 2017  SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

8:00 am Morning Prayer Worship

9:15 am Education Hour

10:30 am Morning Prayer Worship

1:00 pm All Church Caroling

 4:00 pm Caroling at the Carillon

 5:00 pm Fellowship at Wheaton’s


Wednesday, December 13, 2017  MID-WEEK ADVENT Dinner Devotions

Dinner is at 6:00pm with soup and sandwiches and Devotions begins at 7:00pm.


Saturday, December 16, 2017  THIRD SATURDAY IN ADVENT 

9-10:30 am SCS Christmas Worship Rehearsal

10:00 am—7:00 pm Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Scheel’s

10:30 am Decorate Church

5:00 pm HOLY COMMUNION


Sunday, December 17, 2017  THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT

 8:00 am HOLY COMMUNION

 9:15 am Education Hour

 10:30 am HOLY COMMUNION

12:00 noon Christmas Food Basket packing

3:00 pm Service of Peace and Healing at Peace Lutheran

            

Wednesday, December 20, 2017  MID-WEEK ADVENT Dinner Devotions

Dinner is at 6:00pm with soup and sandwiches and Devotions begins at 7:00pm.


Saturday, December 23, 2017  FOURTH SATURDAY IN ADVENT

3:30 pm Happy Birthday Jesus Party/ 4:00 pm SCS Rehearsal

5:00 pm SCS Youth Service


Sunday, December 24, 2017 CELEBRATION OF THE NATIVITY

***SERVICES WILL ONLY BE IN THE EVENING***

4:30pm Christmas Prelude

5:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship with HOLY COMMUNION,Chancel Choir, Handbells and Candle Lighting

10:30pm Christmas Prelude

11:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship with HOLY COMMUNION,Christmas Choir, Handbells and Candle Lighting


Monday, December 25, 2017  CELEBRATION OF THE INCARNATION

9:00 am Christmas Day Service of HOLY COMMUNION


FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS, December 31, 2017  New Year’s Eve

9:15 am SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS Worship

NO Saturday Service this weekend


Christmas Caroling - Please mark your calendar to join us on Sunday, December 10th for an opportunity to spread a little Christmas cheer to Grace homebound members and members in nursing homes. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 - we will carol until 3:30, then head to the Washington Park Carillon for Caroling at the Carillon from 4:00-5:00 - then food and fellowship at the Wheaton's immediately following. The more carolers we have, the more members we can visit. Please join us - it will make your heart happy!


Illinois Wesleyan University’s premier vocal ensemble, The Collegiate Choir, will be coming to Blessed Sacrament Church on Friday, December 15 for a 7:30 concert.  Blessed Sacrament, 1725 S. Walnut, Springfield, Il, will be the first stop on the choir’s winter tour. This year’s tour program includes literature from the Renaissance, Romantic, and Contemporary eras selected from the choir’s Fall Choral Concert and annual Christmas Choral Concert. Wesleyan’s choir, under the direction of Dr. J. Scott Ferguson, is a highly acclaimed choral group which has traveled the world and includes 27 singers. All are welcome to this free will concert. Hope to see you there! 


Grace Church will ring THE SALVATION ARMY BELL in the entryway at Scheel’s on Saturday, December 16 from 10:00 - 7:00. There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship hall.


DAVE RAMSEY FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY at Grace starting in January.  With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future.   The cost to attend the 9 week course is $100 for 2 family members.  The course is open to members and non-members.  This class will begin January 11th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Refer questions to Charlotte, 546-5573 or Kim Gietl, 891-8551. REGISTER NOW at FPU.com/1051127

First class participants will be put in for a drawing for a $25.00 gift card


" Financial Peace University offers participants guidance on their finances through engaging video lectures that feature common sense and faith based advice.  By following the simple "baby steps"  outlined in the program, participants can find a way to pay down their debt, save for the future and support charities and causes that are meaningful to them. "

             --Former Student FPU

"Our family attended the Financial Peace University course two years ago after hearing so many success stories from friends and coworkers. During the class, we gained a better understanding of our family's financial plan and how to achieve those goals. We especially enjoyed the videos and class discussions. Our goal was to ensure we had the tools and knowledge to pass along to our daughters so they could have the opportunity to lead financially responsible futures. No matter what your financial picture looks like today, this class has information for everyone and explains the path to success and achieving your goals. We would highly recommend attending FPU!"

             ~Nick & Denise Behl






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