Music at Grace this week

Cantata Vespers on Sunday, May 21, at 3:45pm
The final Cantata Vespers service of the season this Sunday features Bach's Ascension Oratorio. The organ prelude played by Florence Jowers, includes a chorale prelude by Bach and the impressionistic L'Ascension by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). Ben Cieslik of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis is the homilist.

Reformation Hymn festival, Monday evening at 7:30, with the Concordia College—New York Touring Choir
The Tour and Chamber Choir of Concordia College — New York will present a 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Hymn Festival at Grace on Monday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. Jason Thoms conducts the ensemble, with Jonathan Story, organ, and Jonas Thoms, horn.

Chicago Choral Artists
 concert at Grace on Friday, May 19
Chicago Choral Artists, directed by Grace Cantor Michael Costello, presents a program of "Music for Nighttime," at Grace on Friday evening, May 19, at 7:30pm. The program features Dan Forrest’s Three Nocturnes for choir and percussion ensemble.

It's not too late to make a Faith Promise pledge

Grace_Stewardship_VERSE.jpegThe Stewardship Committee's goal this year is to increase pledges from 51% of member households to 60%. If you have not yet completed a Faith Promise pledge card, please do so. Cards are available at Grace. Please place your Faith Promise card in the offering plate by the end of May, or mail the card to Grace. 

Thank you for having a heart for God's work here at Grace Lutheran Church and School!

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Congregation meeting on June 4. A regular meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, June 4, following the 11am worship service. The main order of business is the 2017-18 budget.

RomeLogo_VBS2017.jpgRegister for VBS.
Vacation Bible School is for children age 3 through current 5th graders. It takes place June 12–16, 8am to noon. There's an optional Extended Day program, with supervised activities in the afternoon until 5pm. Click here to register and pay fees.