at 10:00 a.m.
Worship with communion every Sunday morning
at 10 am
and you can still join us via Zoom each week as well; contact the church office or check the News from Grace
e-newsletter for login info.
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Updated Hearing Assistance
We have upgraded our Hearing Assistance system. We now have three receivers which will pick up the signal from the mics. You may use one of the earbuds we provide, or bring your own earbuds from home. If you have a hearing aid or cochlear implants, you can use one of the neck loops; simply plug the loop into the receiver and place the loop around your neck. (Note, your hearing aid must have a T-coil and be set to the “T” or “M/T” setting.)
A monthly gathering especially for those of us living our best senior life! Join us for a healthy, delicious luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 11:30 1:00.
Follow the signs for our location at Grace, and enjoy new friends, great food, and a surprise event after the meal.
Only $3 per person!
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PADS - Public Action to Deliver Shelter
PADS has come up with a plan to feed the people who have been housed in hotels. Grace has been asked to supply 110 adult meals and 40 child meals and deliver them to three hotel locations (50 meals for each location) at 4:00pm. (Meals must be store bought or restaurant bought, no home cooking at this time. Fruits, vegetables and individual desserts are also appreciated. Joe and I have an extra-large freezer so we can store meals if people want to purchase them ahead of time. Meals can also be brought to Grace left in the upstairs gym kitchen freezer. There will also be a box at Grace for the donations. Joe Jacobo will pick them up from Grace on the Tuesday afternoon of our PADS date.
1) First Tuesday of each month we provide 50 meals to each of three locations. I've adjusted our schedule to just have 3 categories:
a. Meal - Six store/restaurant individual meals that can be heated in a microwave as not all guests have access to a stove-top. Bagged meals (like Bertolli skillet meals) count as multiple meals. Meals can also be the non-frozen meals found in the isle with the canned chili.
b. Juice Boxes for our children - they can be any non-water drink - all guests have water available to them.
c. Extra - this can be fruit, vegetables or individually packaged snacks. This will give us something extra to add to the meal bags.
2) We also need a minimum of four volunteers to help with the delivery of the food. At about 3:30 meet to make up the food bags. At 4:00 arrive at the hotels to deliver the food - it takes just under an hour. If you can volunteer, please let one of us know (Joe (630) 740-4527; me (630) 740-4542).
Once we have the meals we put them in grocery bags by room (most rooms are single adults but some have two or more adults and up to six children). We deliver the meals to the rooms. If any guests don't want their meals or are not home to accept them, we deliver them to the offices located on site for the Red Roof Inns and just a short drive away for the Extended Stay.
Hotels are: Red Roof Inn, 1113 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove; Extended Stay, 3150 Finley Road, Downers Grove; Red Roof Inn, 1698 W Diehl Road, Naperville.
Thank you for all of your support of the PADS program.
Donna Jacobo, Grace PADS On-site Food Coordinator
Walk in Ministry
This ministry is located at First United Methodist Church located at 424 Forest Avenue in Glen Ellyn. They are able to assist clients with files on record by calling
The hours are Monday-Thursday from
10 til noon.
We are a charity knitting group called Wooly Knitters, and we meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00-3:00pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Avenue in Glen Ellyn. We have more than 15 members and we make hats, scarves, mittens and afghans to donate to local veterans and community groups including Hines VA Hospital, Operation Support Our Troops Illinois, PADS, Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, Serenity House, Children's Home and Aid, Family Resource Center, and others. We try to provide free yarn to our knitters in return for their time and beautiful work and can always use yarn or monetary donations to keep us going. In addition to the contributions to our community, we have shared information and friendship which has enriched the lives of our members, and we would always welcome new knitters (or crocheters) to join us each week. Please feel free to call me at 630/624-6002 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your consideration.
Building Users Wanted
The Mission Support Planning Team is working to find a ministry to partner with now that the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has relocated to their new home. Please contact the church office if your non-profit is looking to expand into the Glen Ellyn area.
630-469-1555 or email@example.com
Wanted: small, travel size toiletries for PADS
to use in their outreach to the homeless members of our community. As you travel, please bring back any unused soaps, shampoos, etc. from your hotel room and put them in the basket under the table in the Narthex.
Carol has an office on the lower level at Grace Lutheran. Her contact information is: 630-668-4594 and carolelogalbo@
Grace's Altar Guild
is looking for more members. If you are looking for a way to help out at church, altar guild is a great place. The commitment is flexible and the task is interesting and meaningful.
If you think you may be interested, talk to Cathy Milleville or Pastor Melody.