GRACE PRESCHOOL We have started the 2018-19 school year! Please call Bonnie Sears at the preschool office, 216-529-1081, or visit the preschool website, www.grace-preschool.net, for more information or to set up an appointment to visit the school.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AT 7 PM The Christmas Eve Service will celebrate God With Us: A Great Light. This will be a Candlelight Service on Monday, December 24th, at 7 p.m. We invite all children, youth, and adults to be present to celebrate the Nativity of our Savior Jesus Christ in word, song, and candlelight. Invite friends and extended family to Church that evening.
CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNION SERVICE AT 10 AM The Christmas Day Service will celebrate God With Us: Immanuel Has Come. We will celebrate the birth of our Savior with Word, Sacrament, and Song. Join us on Tuesday, December 25th at 10 a.m. for this special celebration. Invite friends and extended family to join you at Church this festive day.
NEW PRICE FOR ALTAR FLOWERS We have made new arrangements with Brennan’s Flowers and the cost for 2 vases of flowers is now $30 instead of $40. So, be sure to sign up for your special dates for the remainder of the year.
THE BELLS OF GRACE Our bell choir, The Bells of Grace, has started practicing again for the upcoming year. They rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and perform on various Sunday mornings from September through May.
THE CHURCH OF THE LIGHTED CROSS For over 2000 years, the cross has been the quintessential symbol of the Christian Church. Adorning altars, stained glass windows, and steeples in churches around the world, the cross has served as a reminder of the One who hung upon it as the Lamb of God that once and for all took away the sin of the world. The cross forever brings to mind the person and work of Jesus Christ, and brings forgiveness, peace, and joy to those who trust in the crucified and risen Savior. For decades, a lighted cross shone at the top of the former Saints Peter & Paul Lutheran Church building, now Grace Lutheran Church, located right across the street from Madison Park in Lakewood. But then, the light went out, and for about 10 to 15 years, the cross could not be seen during the nighttime hours. However, thanks to a generous donation by a Lakewood resident who lives right by the church, as well as donations from the members of Grace Lutheran Church, the cross shines once again. The neighbor told our church secretary that when she first moved to Lakewood, she knew she was home when she saw the lighted cross. It can be seen from as far away as I-90 and from the neighborhoods along the Madison Avenue corridor. Lakewood residents are invited to take note of the cross as it shines daily from approximately 8 PM to 8 AM. May the lighted cross be a source of hope and joy to you!