Here Come Grace Community Days 2015

Grace Lutheran Church is making final preparations for its fifth annual Community Days, which will take place the week of June 22, 2015, “under the tent” on the lawn in front of the church.

Grace will kick things off on Tuesday morning, June 23, with a free Pancake Breakfast running from 9 to 11 a.m. We hope to attract, among others, the folks headed for the pool. Stop on by!

On Wednesday, June 24, at 7p.m., a Ukrainian Vocal Quartet will present a selection of both religious and folk songs. Their presentation will include not only this repertoire but a background about the Ukrainian singing tradition and the types of religious songs they do as well. This event is also free.

On both Thursday, June 25 and Saturday, June 27, there will be a Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is being held in conjunction with the Lakewood City-Wide Yard Sale. All net proceeds of Grace’s Yard Sale will be used to buy and fill book bags for Garfield Middle School for the start of the new school year in August. Since 2011, Grace  has provided hundreds of book bags with school supplies for needy students at Garfield.

There will also be a free Health Fair on Thursday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will be staffed by personnel from the Eliza Jennings Home. Blood pressure and heart rate measurement will be among the services provided. A complimentary bottle of water and a fruit cup will also be available.

There will be a free Family Game Night and Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. Families are invited to bring their favorite board games.

On Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. we will hold our third annual Pet Blessing Service.  So far we have blessed dogs, cats, and goldfish.

Grace will culminate the week’s events with a worship service revolving around the theme “Under Construction.” The theme was inspired by all of the construction taking place along the Madison Avenue corridor. The service will be followed by a free picnic on Sunday, June 28. The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and the picnic around 11:45 a.m. The community is invited to come for worship and stay for hot dogs, burgers and fellowship!

George Hansell

Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church since October 31, 2004. Married 36 years to Krista. Son Christopher is a Lutheran elementary school teacher in Waltz, Michigan. Daughter Jennifer received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in June 2010 and currently practices in Albuquerque, NM

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