image001.jpegOktoberfest this Sunday

Oktoberfest begins at 4pm this Sunday. Bring the whole family—you don't have to be  German to enjoy the cozy hospitable atmosphere! Read more.

Advance-price tickets will still be on sale in the atrium on Sunday morning, and bidding will be open for many of the 145 silent auction items on display on Sunday morning.

Clean-up. Oktoberfest ends at 7pm. If you can, please consider staying for another 20-30 minutes to help put away chairs and tables. "Vielen Dank!" say the Oktoberfest planners. "Much thanks!"



Installation_service_for_Pastor_David_R.-4.jpgInstallation Service and luncheon

The Installation Service for Pastor Lyle will be on Sunday Oct. 4. There will be one service at 10am. followed by a luncheon. Please be sure to RSVP. We are expecting a capacity crowd and space will be limited.
From the luncheon committee: Many more hands are needed to make the luncheon a success. We are looking for volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9am to help set up the gym and Fellowship Hall (place chairs, set the tables, organize desserts, etc.). We also could use help on Sunday after lunch with clean-up both in the dining areas and the kitchen. Contact Beth Smoots (; 708-269-8390) if you can lend a hand.

Learn about policies offering healing to drug offenders

The Oak Park River Forest Community of Congregations’ fall meeting is at Grace on Monday, September 28, 7:30pm. The guest speaker is the Rev. Al Sharp, project director for Clergy for a New Drug Policy, a group advocating for rehabilitation programs for low-level drug offenders.