Elizabeth Eaton is the homilist at Sunday's Bach Cantata Vespers

The homilist for Sunday’s Cantata Vespers is Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The organ prelude begins at 3:45pm, with Steve Wente of Concordia University Chicago. The cantata for the service is O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad (O sacred bath of water and the Holy Spirit, BWV 165). Mark Peters of Trinity Christian College will preview the cantata in the Seminar Room at 3pm.

gracefulEve-72rgb.jpgPreview auction items for A Graceful Evening on Satuday

A Graceful Evening starts at 6pm on Saturday, March 18, at the Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Avenue in River Grove. You don't have to be at the event to bid in the Silent Auction or the Buy-In Auction, or to make a donation to the Fund-A-Need. Watch for an email tomorrow with a link to BidPal and online bidding.

Wednesday worship during Lent

Lenten mid-week worship services continue on Wednesdays 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. Women at Grace are the cooks on March 22. They're serving pasta and meatballs, salad, and bread.

Our theme for Wednesday worship services is "Free Indeed."  Scripture and sermons at these services will focus on themes from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, in observance of the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation.