Grace Church News

  1. Oktoberfest at Grace – Sunday, October 2, 2022

    Come enjoy a variety of homemade German fare, an oompah band, a traditional Laterna parade and more.Beer provided by Kinslahger Brewery in Oak Parkand Around the Bend Brewery in Chicago. Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm Ticket Pricing: Children ages 5 to 20: $4 in advance, $5 same-day admissionAdults 21+: $20 in advance, $25 same-day admission

  2. Celebrate Grace School’s 127th anniversary at the All-Grace Gathering and Church-School Picnic

    Celebrate Grace Lutheran School’s 125+ years of educating children for lives of service — the celebration we didn’t get to have in 2020! Festival Worship10amWord and Sacrament, joyous singing, alumni recognition Church, School and Alumni Picnic11:15amKick off the 127th year of mission and ministry at Grace Church and School with food and fellowship for all,…

  3. School supply drive for students in need

    The Social Ministry Committee is conducting the Evie Tiemann Memorial School Supply Drive, named after a beloved committee member and passionate educator. The supplies will be donated to the Chicago Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF), Harmony Community Cares Tutoring Program and one of Grace’s refugee families. CLEF distributes supplies to needy students attending Lutheran schools in…

  4. What happens to Rummage Sale leftovers?

    Grace’s gym was packed with donations for the Rummage Sale on June 10 and 11. Lots of the items were sold, but inevitably there were lots of leftovers. These were donated to various charities. Curious about where everything went? Here’s a list: Bethesda Home and Retirement Center received clothing and small decorative items that senior residents…

  5. Help make the donuts on July 30

    Grace School volunteers will be making the donuts at the Oak Park Farmers Market on July 30. It’s an opportunity to tell people about all the great things going on at our school — and raise a little money, too. The crew needs helpers from early in the morning to early afternoon. All are welcome…

  6. Informal Wednesday worship this summer

    6–7:30pm through August 10 GLOW stands for Grace Lutheran on Wednesdays, when we gather outdoors for a casual supper, faith conversations and a brief, informal service of Holy Communion. GLOW is for people of all ages! Children are especially welcome. We meet in front of the Bonnie Brae doors at Grace. Bring a blanket or…

  7. Rummage Sale, June 10 and 11

    FRIDAY, JUNE 108am–5pm SATURDAY, JUNE 119am–1pm DONATION DROP-OFF DATESJune 4, 1–4 p.m.Sunday, June 5, 1–5 p.m.Monday–Wednesday, June 6–8,9 a.m.–7 p.m.Donations we can and cannot accept SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE SALELots of help is needed to get ready for the Youth Ministry Rummage Sale. Workers are also needed during the sale itself. Grace youth…

  8. Ascension: The Coronation of the Risen Messiah

    by Pastor Hans Dumpys On May 26, forty days after Easter, we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. This festival of the Church became a gradually established tradition since the late fourth century. Permit me to focus briefly and with critical eyes of faith on some of the biblical witness to the ascension. Luke has…

  9. May 15 service project: Donate breakfast items

    Between services on Sunday, May 15, 9:45-10:45am, all are invited to the Grace gym to work together to pack 75 lunches for people served by The Night Ministry in Chicago. We’ll also gather food for breakfast meals for clients of Housing Forward here in the western suburbs. Plus we’ll share some breakfast treats ourselves, along…

  10. GLOW on Wednesdays in May

    GLOW (Grace Lutheran on Wednesdays) isn’t just for summer anymore. We will be gathering on Wednesday evenings in May in Fellowship Hall from 6–7:30pm, beginning May 4. GLOW is for people of all ages! What to expect: New and renewed connections with other Grace membersA well-prepared, healthy mealA casual worship experienceChrist-centered conversation We’ll do the…