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From the archives: Grace Garden dedication

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Grace Garden on the southeast corner of Division and Bonnie Brae was dedicated on Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the end of the 11am service.  Here are some photos from the day, and a copy of the dedication hymn from the bulletin. Over 300 trees, shrubs, and perennials were planted in the garden...

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Blessing of the Animals on October 10

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Blessing of the Animals 2020 Grace Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 10, at 10am. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 17, at 10. Registration is required. Please register  here. The blessing of animals is a practice...

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GriefShare programs at Grace this fall

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Grace is hosting an online GriefShare seminar on "Loss of a Spouse," Saturday, September 26, 1-3pm. The two-hour seminar includes a video featuring expert Christian counselors, authors and pastors, group sharing and small group discussion. To register call 708-366-6900 or email Grace...

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Resources for physical, mental and spiritual health as the pandemic continues

Posted by Pat Gulik, RN on

September--almost six months since life changed due to the coronavirus pandemic! And it does not look like things will resemble the way we were used to living anytime soon. We have adapted to this new way of living because we’ve had to. Distancing, masks, hand sanitizer...

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Anti-racism book study: "Dear Church"

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A new book study group will be reading "Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US. The group will meet  on Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm, on Zoom, starting August 17. Come to an informational meeting on Monday, August 10, 7:30-8pm. You do not need...

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Ancora: Jean Hatmaker plays Bach Cello Suites 4–6 on August 1, 7pm

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Register to attend in personWatch the livestream Cellist Jean Hatmaker will play Bach's Solo Cello Suites 4, 5 and 6 in a concert titled "Ancora"  on Saturday, August 1, at 7pm, at Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. The concert will be livestreamed on the Bach Cantata Vespers YouTube...

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"You feel good helping people.” Verna Offermann retires from Grace's reception desk.

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  It’s a hard time to retire. “I feel like I should be over there helping with different things,” said Verna Offermann earlier this week. “But,” she adds, “I don’t know what.” Verna retired from working at Grace at the end of June, after...

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Getting the health care you need during the pandemic

Posted by Pat Gulik, RN on

It has been a long time since we’ve been together in large groups on Sunday morning for worship at Grace. As we enter Phase 4 of the plan to “Restore Illinois” during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to get out a little more, visit with friends outdoors, pick up a cup of...

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In-person worship services for up to 50 people begin on Sunday, July 19

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Sign-up for worship services here. Dear Grace members, On Sunday, July 19, Grace will switch to a new worship schedule in order to accommodate more people in worship, in line with Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. The 8:30am Sunday service will continue via livestream, attended only by...

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Racism statement from Grace's Church Council

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The events that have unfolded in our nation over the last few weeks have reawakened us to the deep divides that still exist within our country. Racism, manifested in individual acts and present throughout systems, continues to prevent us from being the beloved community that God intends. Our...

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