Social Ministry is collecting toiletries for LCFS clients this Sunday

The Social Ministry Committee is collecting toiletries for health kits distributed to clients by Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS). Small, travel-sized items are needed: bar soaps, lotions, shampoo and conditioners, toothpaste and tooth brushes, and combs. Please bring these items to the big green bin in the atrium by Sunday, Feb. 28. Thank you for helping!

Annual Leadership Retreat starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday

Members of Grace Church’s many boards and committees gather for the annual leadership retreat this Saturday morning, February 27, from 8:30–11:30 a.m in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Lyle will lead a program on our new vision statement, “Together in Christ: To Love. To Grow. To Serve.” Continental breakfast will be available. Childcare is also available, if needed. (Please email Pastor Lyle by Thursday evening if you will need childcare at Grace for this event.)

Bach Cantata Vespers on Sunday

Sunday’s Bach Cantata Vespers service is focused on themes of penitence with Bach's Cantata #199, My heart swims in blood. Susan Nelson is the soprano soloist. Rebekah Weant Costello is the homilist. The Grace Senior Choir sings a motet that tells the parable of the proud Pharisee and the humble tax collector. Carl Grapentine presents a preview lecture in the Seminar Room at 3 p.m. The instrumental prelude begins at 3:45 p.m. Read more about the cantata here.

New_AGE_Logo_2016.jpgA Graceful Evening supports science and math education at Grace School

Purchase your tickets online or in the atrium on Sunday morning for the annual dinner-auction benefit for Grace School on March 12. This year's Fund-A-Need Auction at A Graceful Evening supports STEM education—science, technology, engineering and math— at Grace School. Click here to donate online to one of the classroom wish lists.

BearingFruit_LentDevotions[1].jpgWednesday worship in Lent

School chapel, 8:30am
Morning Prayer, 11:30am

Evening Prayer, 7pm
Supper in Fellowship Hall, 6pm

Lent mid-week worship continues on Wednesdays through March 16, focusing on texts from Paul's Letter to the Colossians, with the theme “Bearing Fruit.” Include these texts in your daily devotions at home by picking up a copy of "Bearing Fruit," a Lent devotion book available in the atrium.