Senior Lunches and Activities


November Senior Ministry Announcements -
Senior Luncheon – November 28 – Calling all baby boomers and all who are interested in healthy aging.  Come and attend this engaging 1 hr. seminar put on by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, to learn about the key factors for a healthy lifestyle and aging.  It’s never too late to make healthier lifestyle choices.  Our meal features a healthy Tossed Salad, Gnocchi Bolognese, Green Beans, Italian Herb Focaccia Bread and Rustic Peach Custard Pie for dessert. Please sign up in the Activity Binder by November  26.   Questions, call Shirley Busse at 815-338-9063

Senior Luncheon – December 19 – Come celebrate with us, it’s time for our annual Christmas Party.  Our holiday dinner features:  Broccoli Ham Roll-ups, Brussel Sprouts with sour cream sauce, Cranberry Fruit Relish, Rolls & butter, Preacher Cake, Coffee & Tea.  For fun, we will be having a “recycled gift exchange”.  Please bring a new item you have received and never used, wrap it up real pretty!  Sign up in the Activity Binder by December  17.   Questions, call Shirley Busse at 815-338-9063

Coach Bus Trip – ELF – has been canceled due to low sign ups.
Upcoming trips:
March 10, Paramount Theatre, Aurora to see Cabaret
June 16, Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI to see Church Basement Ladies 2

Sunday Book Club meets in room 102 between services.  We are reading a biography about Martin Luther.  Come join us for a lively discussion and home baked treats.  Questions, call Shirley Busse 338-9063


Suggested timeline: 2 weeks out from screening date
 Do you know how to recognize the warning signs of a stroke? If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the below symptoms, call 911 right away.  It is important to seek medical treatment immediately.

  • Sudden Numbness
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Severe Dizziness
  • Loss of Coordination
  • Sudden Loss of Vision
  • Sudden Intense Headache
  • Brief Loss of Consciousness

 Protect your health by participating in the Life Line Screening health screenings  that will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Through ultrasound we evaluate the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke.
Register today for the Stroke, Vascular & Heart Rhythm package, which includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

Sunday Book Club – “My Journey to Heaven”, we will be starting this new book on Sunday, March 26.  This true story is loaded with details of Marv Besteman’s experience of heaven.  If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, or even if you just wonder about what happens after we die, you’ll enjoy this read.  Join us as we read this story together and enjoy lively discussions and mouth-watering treats.  We meet in Room 102 between services, come check us out, you’ll be glad you did.

Funeral Planning Worksheet

FUNERAL PLANNING— Do you have favorite scripture passages and/or hymns? Is there something you hope to have included in your funeral service? At the last senior luncheon, Pastor Ken, Pastor Amanda, and Ron Fredriksen shared about the history of Christian funerals and discussed how to plan and prepare for your funeral service. We have a simple worksheet where you can note your favorite scripture, hymns, and other details, and we invite everyone to fill one out to share with your family and bring to the church office so we can file it away, and at some point know how to best honor your wishes. Please stop by the church office to pick up a Funeral Planning Worksheet, or you can find a copy on Grace’s website under “Communication & Documents,” and then “Forms and Documents.” Thanks be to God, that even in the face of death, we proclaim the promise of the resurrection.

SENIOR LUNCHEON COOKBOOKS— These cookbooks feature all the menus and recipes served at this year’s Senior Luncheons. They are available for sale at the Senior Luncheons or the Information Center. Cost is $3.00

Once a month luncheons on the fourth Tuesday of each month for adults age 50 and over are a favorite at Grace! Delicious food, great company and special guests and activities make for a great lunch out. Cost is $5.00. Sign up in the Activity Binder, or contact Director of Senior Ministries Shirley Busse through the church office for more information.

Our seniors enjoy many opportunities for fellowship and adventure through an eclectic array  of events and programs.  Sampling of these events are comprised of bus trips to museums and interests in Chicago and the local area as well as traveling to the House on the Rock in Wisconsin.

Need a ride to the Senior Luncheons? We now have a list of volunteers willing to bring those not able to drive themselves. Please call Ida Randolph at 338-7380 to make arrangements.