Adult Ed hour on Sunday

Arts in August: The Art and Craft of Composing for the Church
Composer and author Carl Schalk, professor of music emeritus at Concordia University Chicago, shares his perspective on composing music for use by the community of faith.
The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room. Richard Stasack leads the group in a study of the Gospel of Mark.

Also, join the Hospitality Committee for treats in the atrium between services.

Friends from Martin, Slovakia, visit Grace on August 18

This Sunday, August 18, Tomáš Gulán of the Center for Christian Education (CCE) in Martin, Slovakia, will visit Grace, along with his wife, Slávka, and their two children, Miško and Ondrej. Grace members who would like to know more about their ministry are invited to a lunch in Fellowship Hall following the service.  For more information please contact Kathryn Jandeska (708-771-6369;

Bouman.jpgCome to a birthday party for Paul Bouman

The Grace congregation is invited to join Paul Bouman and his family in celebrating his 95th birthday at an evensong service on Saturday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. The Grace Senior Choir and vocal and instrumental soloists will perform some of Paul's compositions. After the service there will be more music: Paul's settings of secular texts including poetry by Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson and Eugene Field. Refreshments follow in Fellowship Hall. Paul Bouman is Grace's Music Director Emeritus.