Sunday's salad potluck honors Pastor Phyllis Kersten

This Sunday will be Pastor Phyllis Kersten’s last Sunday with us as our Interim Associate Pastor. She will be the preacher and we will give thanks to God for her ministry during our worship services. A salad potluck luncheon in her honor follows the 11am service. Read more and sign up here. You may bring your salad to the kitchen before the 11am service. Beverages and desserts will be provided.

Bach Cantata Vespers season begins on Sunday

Peter Marty is the preacher for this Sunday's Bach Cantata Vespers service. Trumpeter Barbara Butler plays a Haydn trumpet concerto as the instrumental prelude at 3:45pm. Preview the cantata (BWV 137, Praise to the Lord, the mighty king of honor) with Carl Schalk at 3pm in the Seminar Room. Following the service, enjoy a performance of Schleptet in E-flat Major (S. 0) by P. D. Q. Bach (1807–1742)? at a reception in Fellowship Hall. Read more.

Oktoberfest-Man-words.jpgWillkommen to Oktoberfest on October 2

Grace's annual Oktoberfest is on Oct. 2, 4–7pm. Tickets will be on sale in the atrium on Sunday morning. You can also purchase advance tickets at the reception desk during the week ($15 adults, $8 children age 5-11, children under five are free).

It takes a lot of volunteers to make Oktoberfest run smoothly. Contact Dan Krout (
 or Don Heimburger ( if you'd like to help out at the Saturday decoration party, with cooking or with clean-up.