Associate Pastor call is approved by the congregation

Last Sunday, August 14, the congregation voted to call two candidates to be associate pastors at Grace, and both have accepted the call. We anticipate that they will begin their ministry at Grace in early October. Watch for an email from Pastor Lyle in the coming days with more information about our new associate pastors.

Donate school supplies this Sunday

The Social Ministry Committee is collecting school supplies for elementary school children in Chicago. Kids’ needs include backpacks, school scissors, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, rulers, glue, paper, and notebooks. Please bring any of these items to the bin in the atrium by Sunday, August 21.

PIcnicArt.jpgSign up for the Church-School Picnic on Sunday, August 28

Don't miss the Church-School Picnic on Sunday, August 28, on the Concordia field. We'll kick off the new school year and another season of ministry for Grace Church. Come for outdoor worship at 11am, followed by lunch and fun for all--including Bounce Houses for the kids, Dunk Tanks and a Pie Auction. Sign-up here or at the reception desk on Sunday morning. (Volunteer to help, too!)

Register online for Sunday School

Parents of children age three through fourth grade should use the online registration form to sign their children up for Sunday School. Please complete a separate form for each child. Sunday School begins with a Kick-Off celebration in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, September 11. Students meet with their individual classes starting Sunday, September 18. If you have questions about Sunday School, please email Julie Modrich (jmodrich@graceriverforest.org), or talk with her in the atrium between services on Sunday.

Gulf Coast Flooding - Lutheran Disaster Response

If you desire to contribute to the ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response as they bring hope and assistance to the people of the Gulf Coast, you may make a contribution to Grace, nothing “LDR Gulf Coast” in the memo line of your check. If you would like to contribute directly to Lutheran Disaster Response, please visit http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Gulf-Coast-Flooding