Join us for Christmas worship

Christmas Eve, December 24

Lessons and Carols, 4:15 and 6pm
Led by the Children of Grace. Seating information.
Candlelight Holy Communion, 10:45pm.
Pre-service music begins at 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Day, December 25

Festival Service of Holy Communion, 10am





12:00 AM
Church Calendar

Sunday worship

Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Read more about this week's worship in Sunday Is Coming.

Sunday Education hour
9:45 a.m.

Adult Education for December
Sunday School and Confirmation calendar


January 25
Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm
God, just as your name is, so also is your glory (BWV 171)
Stephen P. Bouman, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, Ill., homilist
Michael D. Costello, Grace Lutheran Church and School, River Forest, Ill., organist
Kapelle, Concordia University Chicago, guest choir; Charles P. Brown, director

2014-15 cantata schedule
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December Blues: quiet, meditative worship for the Christmas season

The "December Blues" worship service on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:00 a.m. in Grace's church library, will be a time of quiet reflection for those who may be experiencing sadness, loneliness, pain or grief during the holiday season, or for anyone who is seeking peace and quiet during the busy month of December. Read more.

Often it is our own expectations of the perfect holiday that can lead to increased stress and unhappiness at Christmas. Here are some ideas from Grace's Parish Nurse Kim Ramos for a more mindful celebration.


Reserve your copy of "Windows of Grace"

You can get a closer look at the stained glass windows in the Grace sanctuary and learn more about the imagery, symbols, and stories behind them in the new book “Windows of Grace.” The price is $20. Reserve your copy online. Books will be available for pick-up or purchase on Sunday, Dec. 21. They make great Christmas gifts for adults, families, even children. Read more.


Seating information for Children's Christmas Eve services

Hundreds of people attend the 4:15 and 6pm Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols services, led by the children of Grace. Information about seating is here.

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Grace School enrollment

Call Grace (708-366-6900) or email for more information about enrolling students in Grace School. Read more here.