Happening at Grace
Call Meeting—Last Sunday, Aug. 26, the members called Pastor Mark Kaesmeyer to serve us as a fourth pastor here. Pastor Kaesmeyer currently serves as lead pastor at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Please keep both Pastor Kaesmeyer, his family, and Grace in your prayers as he deliberates both of his calls.
Grace in the Ward Grand Opening—Grace’s second site ministry, located in the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee), is having an official grand opening and welcome to the community on Sunday, Sept. 16! Join Grace in the Ward for a free brat cookout in Catalano Square following the service, and bring non-perishable food items to fill Pastor Strong’s car trunk—all items will be given to Hunger Task Force.
Pastor Huebner Out of Town—Pastor Huebner is preaching at Grace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh this weekend.
Choir Singers Wanted—Do you like to sing? Consider joining a choir at Grace - rehearsals are starting soon. Choose from participating in the Grace Choir (contact Prof. Tiefel at email@example.com) The Motet Choir (contact Angela Hohenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org), The Men’s Choir (contact Chris Dostal at email@example.com), or The Women's Choir (back again this year! contact Robin Lehninger at firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read more about each choir individually by CLICKING HERE
First Fridays—Harpist Rebecca Royce will perform in the free First Fridays concert series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. here in the sanctuary. Refreshments provided following the concert; donations happily accepted.
Happy Hobby Hour is back! Head to the Grace Center classroom on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. for a beyond-the-basics session in Crocheting 2.0. Cost is $5, and includes appetizers, beverage ticket, and raffle entry. RSVP to Veronica via 414-271-3006 or email@example.com.
Apple Picking at Apple Holler—Open to all ages, join Grace YP for a fun day of fall activities at Apple Holler (5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at noon. Cost is $15 for admission to the orchard; includes a quarter peck of apples.
Annual Grace Rummage Seeking Helpers—Grace is once again inviting our downtown neighbors to the Grace Center for its annual community rummage on Saturday, Sept. 8! Can you help our neighbors load items in, set up, load items out, greet our guests, or help in the coffee shop? Contact Drew at 414-271-3006 or
Annual Doors Open Milwaukee
Once again, Grace is a stop for Doors Open Milwaukee, September 22 and 23. 12 time slots remain - if you can help, contact Jon Rupprecht to offer your services or for more information:414-559-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an easy and excellent outreach opportunity where you can help visitors to see and learn about our church!
Grace Center Support - Building Hosts
The Grace Center is bustling with activity, and could use a few more Sunday morning building hosts! Contact Veronica at email@example.com or call 414-271-3006 to learn more.
Nursery Available—Parents of small children, did you know Grace has a staffed nursery available for children three months to three years from 8:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. on Sundays? Beginning Sept. 9 (when Sunday morning Bible class resumes), you can drop your child/ren off in the Parish Center - no prior sign-up required - and then go attend Bible class (and sip your Grace Place Coffee while it’s still hot)! The nursery even has a pager system so you can be alerted if anything comes up while you are at class.
Can you help? The Grace nursery is seeking individuals to volunteer their time 8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. to help care for children. Activities include checking names in and out and assisting with playtime, snack distribution, and clean up. If interested, contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace in the Ward—Grace’s second site ministry is another opportunity to connect your friends, family, and community to the life-changing and life-saving message of Jesus. Grace in the Ward meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway) every Sunday. You’re invited - and so are your friends and family! Refreshments provided, casual attire encouraged. Watch for an update on this second ministry of Grace in the September newsletter!
Happening Around the WELS
Christian Life Resources Golf Outing—Christian Life Resources’ third annual golf outing is set for Friday, Sept. 7, at Ironwood Golf Court (W270N6166 Moraine Dr., Sussex). Registration and range time starts at 9:30 a.m., with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Event costs $90 ($340 discounted for foursome), and includes lunch and buffet-style dinner. To register visit clrevents.com or call 414-376-0594.
WLHS Jr. Viking Girls Basketball Tryouts—The Wisconsin Lutheran High School Girls’ Basketball Program would like to invite girls entering grades 4-8 to tryout for the Jr. Vikings girls basketball team. This team is part of a Christ-centered program aimed at helping girls who are interested in attending WLHS and playing high school basketball. Register for tryouts at wlhs.org/jrvikings under “Girls Basketball.” Please E-mail Coach Randy Strutz email@example.com with questions.
A Message from Communications Coordinator Amanda Schumacher
Good Morning Everyone!
I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying the beginning of September. If you are reading this note - thank you. Sincerely! The ways we communicate in this world continue to change, and I’d love to know what is the best way to connect with you. If you are willing, please head to gracedowntown.org/survey and take a few minutes to answer some questions about ways we can better communicate with each other here at Grace. In case you don’t have access to a computer, printed versions of the survey are available in the Parish Center and Grace Center. I want to continue to serve this congregation to the best of my ability, and knowing what you want will help me do that!
God’s Blessings on your week!
-Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator