Operation Deluge this Sunday

Stop by the table in the atrium on Sunday morning and sign a card to a fellow member in need of a caring greeting. Grace Church will stamp and mail it for you. Donations of stamps and cards are always welcome—bring them to church this Sunday!

More glorious music at Sunday afternoon's Bach Cantata Vespers

Sunday morning's Reformation worship service includes festive music for brass and choir. The afternoon cantata, "God, you are praised in the stillness," is anything but quiet! There will be more trumpets and drums, as well as Mendelssohn's "Grant peace we pray" and a Bach concerto for violin and oboe as the prelude at 3:45. Frank Senn, currently presenting an Adult Ed series on liturgy, is the homilist. Read more about the cantata here.

All Saints Banquet tickets

Get tickets this Sunday in the atrium for the All Saints Banquet and Arts Festival, sponsored by Youth and Family Ministry on Sunday, Nov. 1, 4–8 p.m. There will be a gallery exhibition, a Central American dinner, and performances.

What is liturgy and how does it work?

"When the church gathers in worship it performs a liturgy (public service) on behalf of the world," says Pastor Frank Senn, who is presenting three Adult Education sessions on liturgy this fall. Read about last Sunday's session, "What is liturgy and how does it work?" at his blog Frank Answers.


Social Ministry book drive continues in the atrium through Nov. 1

New and gently used books for preschoolers through adults will be collected in the atrium through November 1. Books will be distributed to Harmony Community Church, St. Paul Lutheran School, North Austin Head Start, USO O'Hare, and Holy Trinity Lutheran's prison ministry.

New Member Class

A new member class began on Sunday, Oct. 11, but it's not too late to join. If you would like to attend or know of someone who might appreciate an invitation, please contact Karen Christopher (kchristopher@graceriverforest.org; 708-366-6900 ext 207). Or just drop by the seventh-grade classroom on Sunday morning at 9:45.