Steve_Bouman.jpgPastor Steve Bouman is the homilist at Sunday's Cantata Vespers

Sunday's Bach Cantata Vespers features Concordia University's Kapelle singing Bach's "God, as your name is, so also is your glory," BWV 171. The organ prelude, played by Cantor Michael D. Costello, begins at 3:45. Stephen Bouman, Executive Director of the Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit of the ELCA, is the homilist for the service. Read more about the cantata.

GLS_student.jpgLutheran Schools Week

Grace School students will celebrate Lutheran Schools Week, Jan. 26-30, with special activities, including visits from school alumni. Amy Gillespie, soon to receive her M.Div. degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, will be the speaker at Wednesday morning’s 8:30am chapel service, to which the congregation is invited. Ben Schmidt-Schwarz will lead a jazz concert on Friday. On Tuesday, students will be busy helping out with various volunteer projects that benefit the school, the congregation and the community.

Grace School enrollment

Students from families who are members of Grace Church receive priority in admission to Grace School through the end of January. (This is an earlier deadline than in previous years.) If you are interested in enrolling a child in preschool or elementary classes at Grace for the 2015-16 school year, now is the time to talk with principal Bill Koehne and start the enrollment process. Call the school office at 708-366-6900 for more information.