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G&P 50th Anniversary celebration coming Oct. 4, 5 & 6, 2019

by Phyllis Wheeler on April 23, 2019

For weekend SCHEDULE and RSVP List:  Scroll down.

We're expecting alumni to visit us the weekend of October 4, 5 and 6 for our 50th Anniversary celebration.  We'll have worship, plenty of opportunity to eat and socialize, along with an evening of music requests and testimonies, plus an art show featuring alumni, and a slide show of photos of interest. Other stuff too!

Founding member and Covenant Seminary Professor Jerram Barrs has agreed to give the sermon at our opening worship service Friday night, Oct. 4.  Cathie Lehr Ramos will provide some cello music!

Sign up for the 50th Anniversary Newsletter using the signup form on the main page of this website, graceandpeacefellowship.org, and bookmark this blog page. We'll keep you informed.

RSVPs so far (8/22/2019). We plan to keep this list up-to-date.

Fleming, Carol art opening only
Binnington, Brad and Jeanine yes
Carlson, Gordon yes
Frey, Rich and Kari yes mostly
Heyse, Karen and Tom yes mostly
Hough, Carl maybe
Hughes, Nancy yes
Jones, Bekah Binnington and Keith yes
Kariuki, Barbara yes
Kytka, Roseann probably
Lehr Ramos, Cathie yes
Lowes, Bob and Saundra picnic yes
Mehler, Jennifer yes
Mercer, Orville and Jane yes
Perkins, Melody yes
Peters, Dave and Debbie yes
Schulte, Mike and Rose yes
Smith, Gladys yes
Spradling, Phil maybe
Stevens, Amy no
Tomlinson, Evie Maybe
Wheeler, Phyllis Hough and Steve yes
Williams, Thurman and Evie yes

 Schedule for the weekend, good as of 8/22/2019:

Friday night, 5 p.m.

  • Meet the Artists, opening show featuring self-portraits by G&P artists through the years. I Finger food available.
  • Also: A running slide show featuring old photos and liturgical art collection. Also, a video show of kiddie musical productions.
  •  Archival books and papers available in the library.
  • Available for sale in the Gallery: Anniversary poster by John Hendrix, and calendars showing liturgical art. 

Friday Night, 7:30 pm, worship service of thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness, featuring a sermon from Jerram Barrs and classical music from Cathie Lehr Ramos, cellist.  Babysitting offered.

Saturday 11:30-4, picnic at Turkish pavilion in Tower Grove Park. Featuring a pig-picking, with pig roasted by Pastor Tim. Eat from 11:30 to 1:30, to be followed by beverages, dessert and recreation. Name tags and get-to-know-you games, plus lawn games for kids.  

Saturday eve. 7-9:30 p.m. a sing-along plus testimonies at Grace and Peace.  A program of favorite G&P oldies (including a choir?) plus sharing testimony.  Encourage new people to speak. Have a time limit.  Kathleen Thro & Gail Havens will lead music. Babysitting offered.

Sunday 10:30-12 Worship service, looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us, sermon from Pastor Tim. 

Sunday 12:00-3 Finger Food Social in the Fellowship Hall with dessert in the Gallery, viewing slide shows and art. More time for visiting expected.

See the August newsletter on the anniversary plans. 

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