GFWCross01.jpgLent begins next week

Lent begins on March 1. Come to Grace that day for Ash Wednesday services of Holy Communion at 11:30am and 7pm.

Lenten mid-week worship services continue on Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, with Morning Prayer at 11:30 and Evening Prayer at 7. Supper is served in Fellowship Hall at 6pm on Wednesday evenings, beginning on March 8.

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Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent.
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
Please pick up a copy of the Lent devotional booklet “Free Indeed” in the atrium when you're at Grace. In observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the devotions include daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, along with a color photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. Themes for Wednesday Lenten worship services will relate to "Free Indeed.

ConRacismLogoHoriz.jpgSign up by Sunday for Lenten conversations on racism

The sign-up period for the Lenten book discussion groups ends this Sunday. Several groups are full, but new options have been added. View the group times and locations here. Contact Gwen Gotsch at Grace to sign up by email or by phone (708-366-6900, ggotsch@graceriverforest.org). Or come to the table in the atrium on Sunday morning, before and after the 8:30 and 11am services..

Groups will be reading “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” by Debbie Irving. You can purchase a copy of the book at Amazon or from local booksellers.

gracefulEve-72rgb.jpgTickets for A Graceful Evening

Please join us for A Graceful Evening on Saturday evening, March 18, 6pm, at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 N. Thatcher Ave. Reserve your seat here. The cost is $75 per person or $700 per table of ten.

Fund-A-Need. This year's Fund-A-Need auction at A Graceful Evening will benefit Grace School's fine arts programs. Grace faculty members have created a wish list of items that will benefit our students in the coming years. Come to the table in the atrium on Sunday morning between services to learn more about the Fund-A-Need and other sponsorship opportunities at A Graceful Evening.