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Grace is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
Grace's 25-acre campus is handicapped accessible. We invite you to worship with us this weekend!


CHILI FEST & YOUTH AUCTION 2015—SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 15! - Yep! It’s that time of year again when Grace members vie for the title of Chili King (or Queen)! Bring your best pot of Chili on Sunday March 15 for this annual event and plan to stay for the Youth Auction to benefit Grace Youth! Proceeds from the day’s events go toward the High School trip to the National Youth Gathering in Detroit in July and the Confirmation Class summer trip to Sky Ranch in Colorado! Do you have items to donate for the Auction? We are looking for donations of any kind: Baskets of goodies, sporting event tickets, timeshare vacations, works of art, donations of goods or services, gift certificates, etc. For more information or to add your items to our list, please contact Carrie Fiorina in the church office. Watch for additional information and a list of some of the great auction items in the next newsletter!

Who We Are - At Grace Lutheran Church, we dedicate ourselves to Sharing God's Grace. Sharing God's Grace is more than a catchphrase for us--it is our mission, our way of life, our beginning and ending point. As members of the largest Lutheran denomination in North America--the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)--We join 4.9 million other Lutherans of the ELCA in believing that we are saved by Grace alone on account of Christ Alone! To learn more about what Lutherans believe, visit the ELCA Welcome Center or Grace's New Member Orientation information.
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Sunday Morning Sweet Treats
Projectionist
2015 BULLETIN & PRESENCE LIGHT SPONSORS

Preschool News -
Winter Wonderland Fundraiser Event Feb. 27
Summer Camp Deeper With God, June 15-19
2015-2016 Preschool Registration

PRAYER SPACE- MANDALAS
On Wednesday evenings in Lent, you are invited to the parlor for a creative and hands-on time of prayer before the 7 p.m. midweek worship service. At 6 p.m. each week, Pastor Amanda will introduce how to use mandalas as a spiritual practice. A mandala is a circle reflecting wholeness, and we will gather for a time of reflection, prayer, and creating. You may color or create your own mandala or just stop by for a space to wait and pray. All are welcome.

Services at Grace

Regular Weekly Worship Service

Saturday Evening 5:00 PM
Casual Service
Sunday Morning 8:30AM
Traditional
Sunday Morning Education
9:45 AM
Sunday Morning 10:45 AM Contemporary

Holy Communion is offered at all regular worship services at Grace. A staffed nursery is available on Sunday mornings.
Listen to Sermons On-Line

Lenten Soup Lunches
Join us Ash Wednesday after the noon service for homemade Chicken Noodle soup, bread, desserts and coffee. Free will donation taken.

2/25 Potato soup
3/4 Fagioli soup
3/11 Pepper Soup
3/18 Beef Vegetable
3/25 Beef Barley soup
4/2 Spinach Tortellini

ELCA News Page

Pictures on Facebook

UNIFIED COMMITTEE NIGHT

PADS Update

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

CAREGIVER COUNSELING AND RESPITE CARE SUPPORT PROGRAM

Stephen Ministry

WEEKENDERS EVENT - Mar 21

Senior Luncheon - Feb. 24

Adult Bus Trip - Mar. 1

Youth Auction - Sun. Mar. 15

Sunday by Sunday Book Club

M.O.P.S.

Blood Preasure Check - Monthly

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION — Spread the word...registration for the 2015-2016 school year
is open! Our ELEA accredited Preschool is open to children 2—5 years in age. Please contact
the Preschool Director, Chris Learman at 815-338-0554, ext. 213, with any questions, or to
schedule a tour of the preschool classrooms and meet the teachers.
Grace Lutheran Preschool offers morning and afternoon 1 to 5-day classes for children ages 2 through 5,offering a caring, safe place for children to engage the world while supporting their social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual development. Click here for details on our programs. You can reach our preschool director, Chris Learman at 815-338-0554 ext. 213
Church Closings and Event Cancellations due to severe weather
Grace Lutheran Church will follow D200 closing and cancellations. All weekday activities, including preschool, will be cancelled if D200 has cancelled classes. Please check the Emergency Closing Center website or any of the radio stations listed on the D200 website for any severe weather cancellations.

Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Illinois,is a welcoming community of faith rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicated to our mission of Sharing God’s Grace. We offer a variety of worship experiences each week, from traditional to informal and upbeat contemporary. Faith education and spiritual exploration classes will open your eyes to the Bible and God’s words for today’s world. We actively engage the Woodstock and McHenry County community, providing care for our neighbors in need and inviting others to learn about God. Through a wide range of activities for children, youth, adults and seniors we build deep friendships and share our faith. If you seek something more than just frantic daily routine, if you want help teaching values to your children, if you wish to be part of a group of people who are open to share experiences and opinions, and if you want a place where you can explore your faith and God’s plan for your life—Grace is here for you.

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