“Go to dark Gethsemane, All who feel the tempter’s power. Your Redeemer’s conflict see. Watch with him one bitter hour. Turn not from his griefs away. Learn from Jesus Christ to pray.”  This well known hymn verse brings us to the time right before our Savior was betrayed.  In this week of solemn reflection, may we keep our focus on the amazing gift of salvation granted us through Christ’s death and resurrection. 


Please know you are welcome to join us each of the next four days for worship as we sorrow in Jesus’ death and then celebrate His resurrection!  Check out our website for worship times.  Blessings on your worship and time off, wherever it may be.

Bill Koehne, Principal 


 April 13, 2017


Week of April 16-22


Sunday                 Easter Sunday Worship Services 8:30 and 11:00 am, 5th-8th grade choir sing at both services

Monday                No School, no extended daycare, building will be closed               

Tuesday               Track practice, 3:00-4:00 pm
                             Band Concert rehearsal, Walther Christian Academy 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday          Scrip order placed
                             Chapel service, 8:30 am, with communion
                             Early dismissal, 2:15 pm

Thursday             Science Fair, 6:00-8:00 pm.  Projects available for viewing 3:00-6:00 pm
                            Track practice, 3:00-4:00 pm

Friday                   Grandparents Day, 8:00 am
                             11:30 dismissal, half day extended daycare                         


Two opportunities to benefit Grace Lutheran School

Ladies Night at JAYNE- Thursday, May 4, 7-9pm. 7423 Madison St. Forest Park.  Enjoy beverages, hors d’ oeuvres and 20% discount that evening.  Cost is $15.00 per person.  All proceeds benefit Grace School.

Get Set to Ride with Grace!  Join CycleBar and Grace Lutheran School April 27 at 8pm as we team up to create a fun and highly energetic 50 minute experience, while raising money to support Grace School. We provide the shoes, towels and water bottles...just bring yourself in your favorite workout gear and we will take care of the rest. This class is accessible to ALL fitness levels and FUN. We will celebrate our success with refreshments in the community room following the ride. At a Graceful evening we sold over half of the event spots but we have 25 more bikes open to YOU.  Join us April 27th at 8pm. Cost is $25 and 100% of the proceeds come back to Grace! Click the link to complete your registration!  Grace Cyclebar Registration

Invoices for the first half of the materials fee for the 2017-18 school year have been mailed out.  Please take care of this bill by April 20.  If you have any questions, contact the school office at 708-366-6901.

Grace School will again host SCAMP, our recreational day camp for children age 3-5.  The camp will be Monday through Friday, June 19 through June 30.  Campers must be three by June 1, 2017 and potty trained.  Cost is $150.  The registration form can be found here

Grace Lutheran School’s Grandparent & Grandfriend day will be Friday, April 21.  We have a morning of fun activities planned for grandparents and their grandchildren or special young friends.   Please find more information and the RSVP form here.  In order for us to prepare for the day, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 18. 

The next Scrip Order will be placed on Wednesday, April 19. Please turn in any orders to the school office by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 18.  The order form can be found here.  

Vacation Bible School
ROME Paul and the Underground Church Register NOW!

Monday-Friday, June 12-16 8:30-Noon

Step back in time with the Apostle Paul and experience what life was like in first-century Rome. 

There's lots that’s new about VBS in 2017! 

New time- VBS is in the morning, 8:30 a.m. to noon, with drop-off from 8–8:30 a.m. 

New all-day option- An extended care option is available from noon–5 p.m. each day.

Expanded age group- VBS is for children from age 3 through current 5th graders.


Confirmation 2017-2018 and Summer Intensive Register NOW!

Current 6th and 7th graders- Monday–Thursday, June 12-15, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 

Contact Julie Modrich, Children's Ministry Coordinator, at  with questions.

Grace Youth are raising money for the Slovakia Mission Trip this summer. 
Please help support us, our discipleship and service by donating your used items.  Pass the word along to your neighbors.  Come and participate in the 2017 Rummage Sale!

Youth Rummage Sale  

Boxed/bagged donations to the Atrium-
May 29-June 3

Bring all items directly to the gym - Saturday, June 3, 8:30am-1pm, Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm,

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7, 9am-3pm, 5:30-8pm

LARGE ITEM PICK UP- Saturday, June 3

SALE- Friday, June 9, 9am-6pm
Saturday, June 10, 8am-1pm

Schedule Large Item Pick Up or Sign-up to Volunteer:
Julie Modrich, 708-366-6900 ext. 229