Thank you from Pastor Faulstich

Dear Grace Community,
We are incredibly thankful for the wonderful open house last Saturday at Grace! Thank you to all who planned, served, and attended, especially Julie Christopher, Lauren Wilkie, Jennifer Brayton, Ruth Massmann, Sue Foran, and Ann Mason, who worked so hard to organize a wonderful afternoon of food and drink, fellowship and flowers. Your kind words, cards, gifts, and the heart-messages from many of the children made the day very special.
In Christ, Pastor Faulstich and Justin Svoboda

Pastor Faulstich's wedding is at Grace, this Saturday, Nov. 15 at 3:00 p.m. The congregation is invited to join Kelly and Justin and their family and friends for this time of worship. Pastor Faulstich will return to the office on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Steve_Bouman.jpgAdult Ed on Sunday: "Calling Congregations to Justice"

Stephen Bouman, Executive Director of the Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit of the ELCA, will lead this session exploring how we as a resource-rich congregation can use our diverse strengths, skills, perspectives and experiences to carry out God’s mission in the world. Steve grew up at Grace Church and School, has served congregations in New York and New Jersey, and was the ELCA Bishop in New York City during 9/11.

Sandwich-making at Fraternité Notre Dame

Grace members will be packing lunches at 7pm this Monday evening, Nov. 17, for the Sisters of Fraternité Notre Dame to distribute to the homeless in the Austin community. Children and teens are welcome to participate with their parents. Contact Kate Hogenson (hogenson@msn.com) for more information or to arrange a ride to Fraternité, 502 N Central Ave. in Chicago.

Call Committee Survey

The Senior Pastor Call Committee asks Grace members, school parents, and anyone who is part of the Grace family, to participate in an anonymous survey. Click here to complete the survey online. You can pick up a paper copy at the reception desk. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, November 24. On Sunday, December 7, the Call Committee will host an Adult Ed session between services to discuss the results of the survey, the call process and any concerns you may have.