imukasingers.jpgImuka Singers visit Grace

The Imuka Singers, a group of 30 musicians from East AFrica, will share their music, drumming and dance at the Grace School chapel service on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8:45 a.m. Congregation members and school parents are invited to attend.

Imuka uses the energy and passion of music to encourage East AFrican people to work together to fulfill their vision of self-sustaining economic development in their communities. "Driven by passion, powered by hope," the choir now touring the U. S. is made up of highly talented musicians and dancers representing a dozen community groups from the northwestern shores of Lake Victoria. Sample the audio and video clips on their web site, then come, if you can, to see them live at Grace.

Stephen Ministry: Sharing God's love

Stephen Ministers share the warmth of God’s love with those who are hurting: the lonely, the depressed, the grieving. To find out more about how you can be involved in this this one-to-one caregiving ministry, come to the informational luncheon meeting after the late service on Sunday, October 28. A new training class begins in January. Contact Judie McDonnell (708-771-7328) or Merrily Smith (630-530-4284) for more information.

Adult Education on Sunday

Ethiopia: So Beautiful, So Troubled. John Halvorson, a retired Lutheran pastor who served as country director in Ethiopia for the Lutheran World Federation, will look at the complicated religious scene and the rapidly growing Ethiopian Lutheran church. Grace Choir in Germany. Members of the Grace Choir will report on their trip to Germany, particularly their experience of singing a Bach cantata at the Leipzig Thomaskirche, where Bach served as cantor from 1723 to 1750. The Bible Study group is discussing Proverbs in the Conference Room, led by Bob Jandeska.

Memorial fund

Daniel Bramos, husband of Julie Bramos, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Hillside, died suddenly this week. Bramos was only 35 years old and he leaves behind two young daughters. A memorial fund will benefit the family. Donations can be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2317 South Wolf Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162. Write "Bramos family" on the memo line.