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COVID-19 Response

Sheltering in place

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The Grace building is closed as we shelter in place

Consistent with the guidance and ordinances of local government, Grace Lutheran Church and School will close its building at the end of the work day on  March 19, at 3:30pm. The building will remain closed through Friday, April 3, if not longer.

Contact information

Email. The best way to contact Grace staff members while the building is closed is by email. Email addresses for Grace staff consist of the person's first initial, followed by their last name: for example, For more information click on the email icons on the Grace Church Staff webpage and the Grace School Staff webpage.

Phone. Voicemail messages at Grace Church (708-366-6900) will be checked daily and passed on to the appropriate person.

Emergencies. The pastor's emergency number is 708-689-3032.

Worship livestreaming continues

Grace’s Sunday morning worship service will again be livestreamed on Sunday, March 22, at 8:25am.  Click here for more information. 

Children's sermon. This week's livestream will also include a children's sermon to share with younger family members. Faith formation materials for families are available here.

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation
Faith formation resources for Sunday, March 22, can be found in an email sent to families this afternoon.

Daily devotions

Pastor Lyle is writing a daily devotion and prayer on his blog; you can sign up there to follow his posts via email. The link to the devotion is also posted daily on the Grace Church Facebook page.

Here's a sample from this morning's post:

"As you hunker down and shelter in place, remember that shelter isn’t just a noun describing where you are. Nor is it simply a verb describing what you do. Both the noun and the verb belong to the Lord. It is God who shelters you, who wraps you in the Spirit’s presence, who binds you with your fellow humans with ties much longer than six feet. It is the Lord who is your shelter, a strong tower of refuge and strength. It is the Lord, the risen Christ, whose outstretched arms cover you with grace."

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