In last Sunday's Mission Moment, Grace's Director of Stewardship, Clyde Walter, quoted Mark Allen Powell, a New Testament theologian. Powell writes in his book "Giving to God" that “there is a strong connection between love and giving.”  He continues, “Most of us know what it is like to love someone so much that we want to give them things.”

OnlineGivingButton.gifGiving to God, who loves us and gives to us, is an act of worship, a way of reflecting that love and loving God back. As you give to Grace now (the fiscal year ends on Saturday, June 30) and in the months ahead, think about giving as a response to God's love for you. As Powell says, “Giving as an act of worship can take us beyond duty to delight.”

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Adult Ed focuses on prison ministry

On July 1, Rich Brooks is presenting "The Visit" during the Adult Education hour. Rich is a recipient of the Charles W. Colson Scholarship at Wheaton College and is completing graduate study in prison ministry. This presentation gives a glimpse of the Illinois Department of Corrections, Rich's background and his family's journey, and stories of finding God in the most unlikely places. Come to Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m.

Church Vocations Initiative report

Read a high-energy, faith-filled report from Amy Gillespie, a Church Vocations Scholarship recipient, working on degrees at the Lutheran School of Theology and the University of Chicago.