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Tower angels

A cherry picker truck has been at Grace this week for a roof and tower inspection. Property manager Dan Muriello took some photos of the tower angels.

Welcome Principal Bill Koehne

Bill Koehne will be installed as principal of Grace School at the 11:00 a.m. service this Sunday, Aug. 26. You can greet Bill and the rest of the school staff, including Grace member Ramona Koetke, the new preschool teacher, and Michelle Jamerson, the new art teacher, at a reception following the service in Fellowship Hall.

Grace School classes for grades 1-8 begin on Monday morning. Parents, Grace members and friends are invited to the opening worship service at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Preschoolers and kindergartners start classes on Wednesday. Grace School shares the congregation's mission to bring in, build up and send out disciples for Jesus Christ. Please remember teachers and students in your prayers as they embark on a new school year with the theme "Rejoice in the Lord always."

Supper Shuffles

It is time to sign up for new Supper Shuffle groups that will be organized in September.  Supper Shuffles are made up of 8 to 10 adults (singles or couples) who meet in one another’s homes for food and fellowship. The host provides the main dish and others bring an appetizer, salad, side dish, or dessert. If you would like to participate in a Supper Shuffle, there is a sign-up sheet at the reception desk or you may call 366-6900 or email gracechurch@graceriverforest.org.  If you are a new member or not so new member, this is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow parishioners.

School supply drive

The school supply drive sponsored by Grace's Social Ministry Committee continues through September 2. The committee is collecting supplies for Lutheran Unity East School, Holy Family School and Grace Christian Academy, all located in Chicago. Bring your donations to the bin in the atrium.