Particpants invited to tornado recovery event

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield invites the local community to participate in an important tornado recovery event.

Raising Hope Together, the greater West Springfield long-term recovery group, is sponsoring Stronger Than A Tornado II, a cleanup and rebuilding event, taking place Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The help of as many skilled and non-skilled participants is needed for debris removal and cleanup, as well as to repair, rebuild and stabilize homes and neighborhoods in West Springfield. Even though it’s been nearly a year since the tornado, much work is left to be done.

To learn more, call 413-734-HOPE (4673).

Special note regarding Christmas Eve worship

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will have two Christmas Eve candlelight worship services Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, highlighting the Nativity of Our Lord. One service will take place at 6:00 p.m. and another will take place at 11:00 p.m. There will not be a Christmas Day worship service Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.

Cookie exchange 2011 this Sunday after worship

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield will host its annual Cookie Exchange event this Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, following 9:30 a.m. worship (approximately 10:45-11:00). To participate:

  • Bake four (4) dozen cookies. If you wish to bake more than one type of cookie, please feel free to do so, but please make four dozen of each type of cookie.
  • Bring an empty tin box or other large container to take home the cookies you receive during the exchange.