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.
RECYCLE REMINDER…WE CAN GET TO HOUSTON - bring cans the first of each month to help with costs for the Gathering!!
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!
Michael W. Hull's program will include literature from the works of John Dowland, J. S. Bach, Francisco Tarrega, Heitor Villa-Lobos and more.
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!