Happening at Grace

Fritz Horn Retiring
Minister of Discipleship Fritz Horn recently announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2018. May God bless him and his family as he enters this next chapter in his life!

Grace in the Ward
Grace in the Ward was blessed with 50 worshipers last Sunday! Both Grace members and new faces alike joined Pastor Strong for a worship and Bible study fused service centered on Ephesians 1 and our identity in Christ. Consider checking it out today! Grace in the Ward continues at 10:30 a.m. at  the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway,  Milwaukee).

Asleep in Jesus
Our God called former Grace member Kathy Kargus to her eternal home April 5. Her funeral was held at Grace yesterday, April 14. In our prayers we remember those who mourn. 

Women’s Bible Study
Join women of Grace for a four-week study on 2 Peter. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. every other week in the Waukesha/Wales area. RSVP to Beth Vershowske at tombethv@gmail.com or Susan Bondow at ssbonds@live.com.

Camp Phillip
Curious about sending your children to Camp Phillip this summer? Today Eli Midthun, the new Assistant Director at Camp Phillip, will be in the Parish Center between services handing out flyers and answering questions.

Gracemade
Do you knit, crochet, quilt or sew? Join fellow Grace crafters on Saturday, Apr. 21, 8 a.m.-noon in the Heritage Room for a fun morning of working on projects. Questions, contact Rachel LaMantia at gracemademke@gmail.com.

Seeking Weekend Baristas
Do you have time free before or after church? Grace Place Coffee is seeking Sunday morning baristas! Contact Angie Grass at graceplace@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Job Opening at Grace
Grace is seeking candidates to fill two (2) part-time custodian positions in the Grace Center. Responsibilities include cleaning the work and event spaces as well as assisting with special event set up and take down. Positions are for 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Great position for MSOE students or anyone with some free time over the summer or beyond! For a full description and details, contact Tabitha Weber at tweber@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Grace YP April Event

Donate your time with Grace YP on Saturday, Apr. 21, 9 a.m. to noon with The Guest House at Cream City Gardens.
Check out milmission.org for more info. Contact Josh Grefe at graceyp@gmail.com or 507-995-4934 for details. 

WLHS Choir Sunday
Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s choir will join Grace for worship on Sunday, Apr. 22 at all three services. 

Grace in Action April Event
Join Grace in Action and help serve dinner at Lighthouse Youth Center’s Havenwoods
Campus (5641 N. 68th St.) on Friday, Apr. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each volunteer will be asked to bring a dish to pass. To sign up, contact Suzanne Knapp.

Beer Pairing Dinner
It’s coming! Enjoy a delicious four-course meal paired with ales and lagers, courtesy of Dinners with Class and Lakefront Brewery. Cost is $35 per person. Set for Saturday, Apr. 28, 6-9 p.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall, consider inviting a family member, friend, or neighbor - this fun event is a perfect yet casual introduction to Grace! To RSVP, CLICK HERE or call the church office at 414-271-3006. Questions, contact Tabitha Weber at events@gracedowntown.org. Deadline to RSVP is April 18.

Job Openings at Grace
Grace is seeking candidates to fill two (2) part-time custodian positions in the Grace Center. Responsibilities include cleaning work and event spaces as well as assisting with special event set up and take down. Positions are for 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Great position for MSOE students or anyone with some free time over the summer or beyond! For a full description and details, contact Tabitha Weber at tweber@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Youth Rally 2018
On June 26-29, WELS will hold its national Youth Rally at Bowling Green State University. This provides teens with wonderful opportunities to connect, learn, and worship with other teens from across the nation! Cost will be covered by Grace Church. Contact Senior Assistant Lucas Proeber at laproeber4@gmail.com for more information.

Women of Grace
Save the date! Women of Grace’s next quarterly event is set for Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon in the Grace Center. Watch in the coming weeks for more details, or sign up to join their mailing list: womenofgracemke@gmail.com.

Special World Missions & Ascension Celebration
Join Grace for a celebration of world missions and Ascension on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Grace Center. Pastor Nathan Seiltz, current Director of WELS Multi-Language Publications, will be the guest speaker. WELS Multi-Language Publications assists world missionaries and national churches with bringing the Word to the world and currently produces products in 52 different languages. Come and hear and join in a fun evening of fellowship and food! RSVP to the church office, 414-271-3006 or mail@gracedowntown.org. Sign up sheets will also be made available on the counter in the Parish Center and Grace Center by mid April.

Happening Around the WELS

WELS Caregiver Support
Join Samaritan Partners’ monthly meeting Tuesday, Apr. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (7809 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa). A representative from Family Caregiver Support will share the resources they have. RSVP to 262-782-0524 or 414-543-7532, or via schatzy999@yahoo.com.

WLHS Work Days
Do you have spring cleaning or yard work that needs to get done? Wisconsin Lutheran High School students are here to help! All freewill donations received go towards the Our Hands for His Service mission project goal of $32,000 to support pastors and grade school students in Zambia, Africa. Work days are any Saturday or Sunday, April 14-May 20. To request a team of hardworking students to take care of your yard work, contact Lauren Konkol at 414-779-1056 or via workday@wlhs.org. Include your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed.

The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee
The Lutheran Chorale presents its 60th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, Apr. 22, here at Grace Lutheran Church. Under the direction of Mary Prange, the Chorale presents “Sermons In Song” at 1:30 p.m. and again at 4 p.m., with a 20-minute organ prelude. The concert will include music for choir, brass, strings, organ and congregational singing. Banquet to follow, RSVP online at lutheranchorale.org.

WLHS Creation Museum & Ark Encounter
A limited number of spots are still available for Friends of Wisco to attend the WLHS Creation Museum and Ark Encounter tour June 7-10, 2018, on a first come, first serve basis. For registration information, visit www.wlhs.org/creationtour or contact Tempo Travel Service at info@tempotravelservice.com or 414-774-1080.

Gary’s Gallop
Wisconsin Lutheran College will host the 15th Annual Gary’s Gallop 5k run/2-mile walk presented by Elite Sport & Spine on Saturday, Apr. 14 at WLC’s outdoor Athletic Complex (1401 N. Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa). Advance registration is $25.
For information or to register, visit wlc.edu/garysgallop.

Camp Phillip Registration Now Open—Registration for 2018 is now open! Located in Wautoma, Wisconsin, Camp Phillip is a camp dedicated to providing relaxation and renewal in Christ for WELS youth, adults, families, churches and schools. CLICK HERE to see what camps are available in summer 2018.

WELS Job Openings
There are several job openings in the WELS currently available! Check the job board in the Parish Center to see what opportunities await!

Kettle Moraine Lutheran Annual Charity Auction
Join us in travelling Back to the Future for our 20th Annual Charity Auction on Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018. Visit kmlhs.org/auction to make a donation, register to attend, purchase raffle tickets, or learn more about this event.

Annual LWMS Convention
The convention will be held June 21-24, in Green Bay. This unique convention provides an opportunity for WELS women to learn more about home missions, along with mission work taking place around the world. Register now at lwms.org; early bird registration ends Mar. 30. Contact Christie Fischer, to.nine@hotmail.com with any questions.