SS_EasterFestival_Mom.jpgSunday School end-of-the-school-year celebration

Sunday School meets this Sunday for the last time before summer break. Come to the Family Sunday celebration in Grace's gym. During worship services we will thank God for the more than 40 volunteers who helped to lead Sunday School as teachers, shepherds or music leaders. Stop by the Sunday School table in the atrium between services to learn more about Sunday School and about Vacation Bible School, scheduled for June 23-26, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

(Photo: Parents and children shared art activites at the Youth and Family Ministry Easter Festival on April 27. Photo by Georgi Beck.)

Pastor Kersten is the homilist for Sunday's cantata

Pastor Phyllis Kersten, Grace’s former associate pastor, is the homilist for the final cantata service of the season on Sunday afternoon, May 18. The cantata is Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen (God goes up with rejoicing, BWV 43), a festive work for Ascension Day. The instrumental prelude is Haydn’s Symphony No. 30 in C major, the “Alleluia Symphony.”

Blood pressure screening on Sunday

Parish Nurse Kim Ramos will be available to check blood pressures this Sunday in the atrium before the 8:30 a.m. worship service and between services. May is High Blood Pressure Education month. High blood pressure (hypertension) usually has no symptoms, but left untreated can cause damage to blood vessels and your heart, and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes which can help reduce blood pressure, include maintaining a healthy body weight, regular exercise, quitting smoking and following a healthy low sodium diet rich in fruit and vegetables. 

OnlineGivingButton.gifEnd of the year giving

As we look toward the end of our budget year on June 30, it is also time to think about year-end giving. Historically Grace Church has relied on 40 percent of members' annual contributions coming in the months of May and June. Please consider increasing your weekly giving during May and June, or make a special one-time gift before the church’s fiscal year ends on June 30. Click here to give online.