Unknown.jpegLenten conversations on racism

Sign-ups for the Lenten book discussion groups continue this Sunday and next in the atrium between services. Choose a time and location that work with your schedule. You can also view the group times and locations here and sign-up by email or by phone. (Contact Gwen Gotsch, 708-366-6900, ggotsch@graceriverforest.org)

We’ll be reading “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” by Debbie Irving. A limited number of copies of the book will be available this Sunday for free. You can also purchase the book online or from local booksellers.

Recycle your used glasses at the Health Cabinet table on Sunday

Bring your used but usable glasses and sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, to the collection box at the Health Cabinet table in the atrium on February 19. Glasses will be donated to the Lions Club International’s Recycle for Sight program which distributes used eyeglasses to people who need them.

Bach Cantata Vespers on Sunday

Pastor Jan Rippentrop, professor of homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology, is the preacher for Sunday afternoon's Bach Cantata Vespers. The cantata for the February 19 service is Herr Jesus Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott
 (Lord Jesus Christ, true man and God, BWV 127
), sung by the Grace Choir with guest conductor Tim Brown. Guest soloist Lisette Kielson play a recorder concerto by Telemann for the instrumental prelude at 3:45.

9781506416007h.jpgFree Indeed: Devotions for Lent

Pick up a copy of the Lent devotional booklet “Free Indeed” at Grace on Sunday morning. In 2017, as we observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the devotions include daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, along with a color photo, a quote to ponder, a reflection, and a prayer. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1.