Oktoberfest_2013.jpgCelebrate Oktoberfest at Grace

Grace's annual Oktoberfest celebration begins at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 6. You can buy your tickets at the door ($18 adults, $10 children age 5-12), or buy them in advance on Sunday morning in the atrium ($15/$8). Read more.

Oktoberfest Silent Auction items
will be on display in the gym on Sunday morning for early bidding. Come browse and bid! If you are the winner and cannot attend the event, we will contact you to arrange payment and pickup.

Auction items include restaurant gift certificates, a Lake Michigan yacht trip for 20, Chicago Architecture Tour tickets, dinner for four at the Christkindl Market in the Loop, gift certificate from the Hofbrauhaus-Chicago, books, a German dirndl, German-Bavarian desserts, a German gingerbread party, cooking demonstration classes, German Kindercones, and much more. Nearly 100 silent auction items to bid on. Proceeds benefit the Save the Tower campaign.

Special music on Sunday morning

Violinist Mark Agnor joins us for worship this Sunday morning to play the Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C minor by J. S. Bach (BWV 1017). Two of the four movements will be played as the prelude to the Sunday services, so come 10 minutes early to hear this beautiful music as you prepare for worship. Pastor Michael D. Costello, Grace Cantor, will accompany Agnor on harpsichord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Gently used books needed for Social Ministry book drive


The Social Ministry Committee is holding a fall book drive. Bring gently used and new book donations to the bin in the atrium, Sept. 29–Oct. 13. (No textbooks or reference books). Books will be distributed to Hines Hospital, area children's hospitals, Shining Stars Preschool and Harmony Church.

Save_the_Tower_logo_WEB.jpgOne worship service on October 27

Mark your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, put a sign on the refrigerator: there is only one 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, October 27, marking the beginning of our Save the Tower Campaign. Everyone is invited to lunch in the gym following the service. Sunday School meets at 9:00 a.m. on October 27. 
There are no Adult Education classes that morning. Read more about the Save the Tower Campaign.