Church Vocations Sunday

This Sunday we celebrate with the Church Vocations committee all the students who have been supported by scholarship funds and prayer over the years. Amy Gillespie, a graduate of Grace School and currently a student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the University of Chicago, is the preacher for the morning worship services. She is enrolled in a dual-degree program, working toward her Masters of Divinity and Masters in Social Work degrees. Read a report from her and another from scholarship recipient Daniel Heim on the Grace web site.

Adoration_of_the_Magi_Giotto.jpg"Follow the Star" in Adult Ed on Jan. 6

This Sunday during the Adult Ed hour at 9:45 a.m., art historian and teacher Rhea Sprecher will present "Follow the Star" and discuss paintings of the Magi from the 3rd to the 21st Century. Pastor Don Becker will lead the Bible study on January 6 and 13 as the group considers the Third Article of the Nicene Creed.

Next week in Adult Ed, special guest Walt Wangerin, Jr., author, pastor and storyteller, will speak on "The Dramatic Moves of Forgiveness." An engaging and dramatic speaker and storyteller, Wangerin teaches literature, theology, and creative writing at Valparaiso University, where he is also writer-in-residence. He is the author of over forty books and has won the National Book Award, the New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year Award, and several awards for his novels The Book of God and Paul: A Novel

Download the January Adult Ed schedule.

Congregation Meeting

There is a regular meeting of the congregation on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 12:15 p.m. (after the 11:00 worship service).  The agenda for the meeting includes:  (a) presentation and election of candidates for officer positions, council members, board members, and some committee members; (b) presentation of annual reports; (c) the Treasurer's report; and (d) new business (if any). The slate of candidates for election positions is available on the Grace web site.

Download the January Grace Notes.