Happening at Grace

Fourth Pastor Call Meeting—On Sunday, July 1, Grace called Pastor Michael Koepke to serve as a fourth pastor here at Grace. Please keep him and Grace in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.

Pardon Our Dust—Maybe you’ve noticed the scaffolding and heavy equipment on the Grace campus in recent weeks. This summer, the exterior masonry of our church building is getting some tender loving care: the foundation and brick walls will be tuckpointed and repaired, the terracotta ornamentation will be repaired as needed, and finally, the whole exterior will be cleaned from top to bottom. The three-month project is now about half-way completed. For more information, please contact church administrator Kevin Becker: kbecker@gracedowntown.org.

Wedding at Grace—Grace member Anne Steeves was united in marriage to Daniel Hafenstein in a ceremony here at Grace on Saturday, July 7. May God bless this couple in their new life together.

Installation Service for Drew Carter—Grace’s new Minister of Discipleship, Drew Carter, will be installed on Sunday, July 15, during the 10:30 service. Meet, greet, and celebrate with Drew and his wife, Diana, at a luncheon in the Grace Center afterward. All Grace members are welcome and encouraged to attend the luncheon (kids, too!). Check your email or gracedowntown.org to RSVP online. RSVP no later than Monday, July 9. Meanwhile, continue to pray for Drew and Diana as they relocate to the Milwaukee area.

To welcome the Carters, consider giving nonperishable food items to stock their pantry or gift cards for restaurants, department stores, Target, Walmart, etc. Gifts will be collected in the Parish Center Lobby July 1-15 and unveiled at the luncheon. If you wish to support the luncheon through a monetary gift, mark it clearly and drop in the offering plate, or send it to the office.

Save the Date for Grace Bible Study Days—Grace Bible Study Days is around the corner! Join Pastor Bondow, Pastor Huebner, and your Grace family Aug. 14-16, 2018 for three days of fun-filled fellowship and faith-building. This year, attendees will have two studies to choose from:

“What in the World is Going On? (a study on Obadiah)
“Issues on the Roles of Men and Women”

Watch for sign-up sheets later this month.

Moms Group Summer Park Play Dates—Hey Moms! Friday mornings together are over, but that means Wednesday Park Play Dates are back for the summer!

Dates and locations below:
July 11: Kinderberg Park, Germantown
July 18: Lake Park Playground, Milwaukee
July 25: Doctors Park, Fox Point

Contact Anna Bondow at dabondow@gmail.com with questions.


First Fridays: The Little Prince, a children’s opera—
Experience Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved and classic children’s book in this operatic adaptation on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. (special time). Featuring a score by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and local Milwaukee talents, this free concert is perfect for all ages and open to the public.

New Communion Schedule—Beginning this month, Holy Communion at Grace will be celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month instead of the second and last Sundays. The change in schedule is in the interest of liturgical variety and to make use of the new resources.

Sign Up for Splash Canyon!—Summertime children’s ministry at Grace is back! Get ready for Splash Canyon, a fun adventure series running Sundays through July 29, 2018 for ages 3 through 12. Sign ups are available in the Grace and Parish Centers, as well as online at
gracedown.org/splashcanyon. Teens 13 and older are encouraged to help! For questions or details, contact Pastor Bondow at dbondow@gracedowntown.org.

Job Openings at Grace - Assistant Manager for Grace Place Coffee
Grace Place seeks a coffee lover, who wants to work a couple weekday mornings as well as a weekend or two a month to meet neighbors and members, serve great food and drinks, and help with day-to-day tasks. Training (and tasting) by Stone Creek Coffee is provided. Contact Angie Grass at 414-271-3006 or email graceplace@gracedowntown.org.

New! Grace Stoneware Coffee Mugs For Sale—Grace Place Coffee is now carrying handcrafted, stoneware mugs with the Grace logo glazed on them. Mugs are 14 oz. and are dishwasher and microwave safe. Mugs cost $18 each, and can be purchased in the coffee shop.

Happening Around the WELS

WLHS Hosts Needed--Are you interested in learning more about being a host family for a WLHS international student in the next school year? There are opportunities both for short home-stays during break times (like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break) as well as for the full academic year. Families receive a stipend to support their efforts with the student. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the International Student Program Director, Mr. Eric Duwe, at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.

WLHS Jr. Vikings Baseball Tryouts for 2019-- Does your son love to play baseball? The Jr. Viking baseball organization could just be what you are looking for! Join us for tryouts and show us your skills. Looking for boys 8-14 years of age (U8-U14). Tryouts for the 2019 spring/summer season will be at Neumann Family Baseball Field (1401 Swan Blvd.) on Sunday, July 29. Visit wlhs.org/jrvikings and click on “Baseball Information” for more details and to register. Registration deadline is July 22.

Summer Arts in the Park—Wisconsin Lutheran College will host a free Art and Craft Fair on July 28. For a complete schedule of Summer Arts in the Park events, visit wlc.edu/summer-arts.

WELS Night at Miller Park—Join thousands of other WELS members on Friday, Aug. 3 for a 7:10 p.m. game against the
Colorado Rockies. The Brewers are once again offering WELS members up to 50% off the price of tickets. Seats will be along the third base line and in a block with WELS members. Tickets are now on sale! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to wels.net/event/brewers2018.