Happening at Grace

Lent at Grace
Wednesday Lenten worship and suppers start up in a few weeks! Take a break from the kitchen and instead join your Grace family for food, fellowship, and focusing on a “Love so amazing, so divine.”

Midday Worship: 12:10-12:40 p.m.
Lenten Suppers: 5:45-6:15 p.m., Grace Center
Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 14: On the cross
Mar. 21: In the tomb

The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus, under the direction of Prof. James Tiefel, Minister of Music at Grace, presents a sacred concert on Wednesday, Mar. 21, at 7:00 p.m., in lieu of the Lenten worship service. This concert is an annual tradition at Grace. Supper will be served beforehand, 5:45-6:15 p.m. in the Grace Center.

Can you help serve during a Lenten supper? Contact Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org to sign up!

Blood Drive at Grace - Today!
Grace is hosting a blood drive today, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Forget to sign up but want to donate? That’s okay - walk-ins are welcome!

Grace in the Ward
Join Pastor Strong today at 10:30 a.m. in the Grace Center Classroom. The location and timeline will be announced for Grace’s second site ministry and how you can help with it. Please email Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org if you are interested in partnering with this ministry but are unable to attend this date.

Grace in Action
Thank you to everyone who participated in the February donation drive for Sojourner Family Peace Center! Together, Grace collected 292 diapers, 18 bottles of shampoo/body wash, 44 toothbrushes, 24 tubes of toothpaste, over 2,000 baby wipes, and various clothing items!

Care Packages
Did you know missionary children from Zambia, Antigua, East Asia, Malawi, Cameroon, India, St. Lucia, and Russia are attending school here in the U.S.? Join Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) and Women of Grace on Saturday, Mar. 10, at 8 a.m. as they assemble care packages for these students in the Heritage and Trinity rooms. Feel free to bring your kids and grandkids to help color maps and write notes for the packages!

Busy but want to help? Drop off cookies and other treats in the LWMS boxes located in the Parish Center or church basement kitchen. Contact Christie Fischer at 262-707-2291 with questions.

Gracemade Crafting Session
Gracemade’s next crafting session is set for Saturday, Mar. 17, 8 a.m.-noon in the Heritage Room. The focus of this session will be BYO projects.
Can’t make the session? You can drop off finished projects in the Gracemade donation bin, located in the Parish Center.

Clean up the Church for Easter
All Grace members are invited to help spruce up the church on Saturday, Mar. 24, from 9:30-11 a.m. Let’s get the church prepared for Easter! Lend a hand with general cleaning, polishing trim and woodwork, changing light bulbs, etc. If you can help, sign up in the Parish Center or Grace Center or email Kevin Becker, kbecker@gracedowntown.org. Arrive at the church entryway and work for as long as fits your schedule. 

Easter Flowers
Help adorn the altar for Easter with beautiful spring flowers! Pick up an envelope from the Parish Center counter and deposit it in the box with your payment. Selections and prices are listed on the envelopes. Please make checks payable to Grace Lutheran Church. Orders must be in by Sunday, Mar. 18.

Easter Breakfast
Join Grace on Easter Sunday, Apr. 1, for a delicious breakfast in the Great Hall from 7:15-10:45 a.m. Volunteers are needed to setup, serve and clean-up. Grace members are also asked to bring food items, such as hardboiled or deviled eggs, ham, cheese, fruit, and bakery. Sign-up sheets are in the Grace Center, or email events@gracedowntown.org

Job Opening at Grace
Grace is seeking candidates for the new position of Volunteer Coordinator. This part-time position will work with members to identify skills and interests that can be used to support Grace’s ministry work and strategic goals. If you are a positive, creative person who loves meeting and working with people, this is a great opportunity! Candidate must be a Grace member in good standing. 10-15 hours per week; flexible schedule. For the full job description or more information, contact Kevin Becker, church administrator, at kbecker@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

First Fridays: Three Violin Sonatas
Join Lydia Metzger (violin) and Grace member Sarah Henrich (piano), as they perform three violin sonatas by Mozart, Schumann, and Copland. Concert is Friday, Apr. 6 at 5 p.m.; light refreshments will follow.

Lost and Found
It’s almost spring, and with the church cleaning coming up, Grace is also cleaning up its lost and found! Please check the lost and found (located in the coat room at the back of church) for any lost gloves, scarves, or other items you or your child may have left behind. Any unclaimed items will be discarded by Easter.

Happening Around the WELS

Choir Concert
The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir presents its Spring Tour Home Concert on Friday, Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Arts and Performance (8815 W. Wisconsin Ave,
Milwaukee). Free tickets are available by calling 414-443-8802.

The Point of Grace
Head to Marquette Hall, Room 300 (1217 W. Wisconsin Ave.) on Tuesday, Mar. 27 for a Bible study on what to do when you don’t have a nearby church of your affiliation to attend. Led by Pastor Tom Bauer, the discussion will focus whether one should participate, what we as Lutherans believe, and what to do when visiting churches of other denominations. The study begins at 7 p.m.; free food is provided!

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!

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.