Worship at Grace
Grace offers three distinct worship experiences each weekend along with our holiday worship schedules
Summer Worship Schedule Begins May 28
5:00 PM Casual Service
8:30 AM Traditional Service
10:00 AM Contemporary Service
ROGATION DAYS CONTINUE AT GRACE — APRIL 29-30 Once again Grace Lutheran Church is celebrating the promise of spring and the coming of a new growing season. For the past many years Grace has celebrated through worship the coming of Spring and the promise and hope that comes each year through the blessing of the seed, soil and water. We will once again lift up the value of agriculture in our area with the recognition of Illinois Master Farmers, a special guest speaker will also be a part of the services throughout the weekend. Once again an antique tractor Parade and hayrack ride will be a much cherished treat for young and old alike between services around 9:45 on Sunday morning. Pastor Ken is looking forward to actually driving his own tractor in this year’s parade as he now owns a 1938 John Deere B. YAHOO!
This year’s Rogation Dinner will be on Saturday, April 22 after the 5:00 service. We will serve a special Farmers Plate Dinner complete with bar-b-que pulled pork sandwiches done once again by pit master Mr. Josh Barnett. The Farmers Plate Special will have all the fixings of coleslaw, baked beans, chips and dessert. We at Grace once again lift up with gratitude the generosity of Mr. Tom Miles of Pork King who is providing the pork shoulders for our event. The proceeds will assist our youth service trips and camping experiences in 2017. Thank you also to Jim Zei our resident “go to guy” in this annual effort. Tickets will be available from our youth or can be picked up in the church office. Make plans to be at this year’s Rogation Days April 22-23.
Our weekly messages are designed to help you better understand the Bible and God’s words for today’s world.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE
The 2nd Sunday of each month, June through August, the 10:00 a.m. service will be in our wonderful outdoor worship area. Bring your blankets and folding chairs to these special shorts and sandals services.
Outdoor worship on the Second Sunday of June, July and August at the 10 AM service.
We offer Holy Communion at every weekly service, and we welcome all who believe to receive communion. Children and those who have not yet received Communion instruction are invited to receive a blessing. Bread used at Holy Communion each week is lovingly baked by member families (view or print a PDF of our Communion Bread Recipe).
Grace’s music worship life is enhanced by the vocal and instrumental gifts of many people through our adult and youth choirs, praise teams, children’s choirs, worship band and large-group ensembles, adding to the beauty and enjoyment of worship each week. Worship at Grace is enjoyed in many styles and formats, from traditional Lutheran liturgy and hymns through contemporary songs and even Bluegrass liturgy. We know that people respond in positive ways to many different styles of music, and we work to incorporate those styles in our worship!
Children are welcome!
Children are welcome in worship at Grace, where a special children’s message is presented every week to help our youngest worshippers understand and live God's words for them. While all children are always welcome, a staffed nursery is provided for parents of small children who find it difficult to sit for long periods of time.
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered at designated worship services throughout the year. We welcome all--adults, children and infants--to become a member of the Body of Christ through baptism. For more information or to indicate a desire for baptism, please contact one of our pastors or the church office.
Grace offers a Service of Healing periodically through the year. This brief service, held immediately following our Sunday contemporary worship service, focuses on the healing love and power that God extends to all people. Included in the service are the anointing with oil and laying on of hands, if desired.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28