Bible Study Book Sale—Starting in October, Grace will offer a Bible study featuring portions of Prepared to Answer, while the Most Certainly True podcast will have listeners working through Grace Abounds. Grace members have the opportunity to purchase the books ($30 for Grace Abounds, $15 for Prepared to Answer, $35 for both), on sale now.

Want to learn more? CLICK HERE to learn more!

Call Notices: Pastor Bondow and Pastor Strong—Pastor Bondow has received a call to serve as pastor at Living Savior in Littleton, Colorado, and Pastor Strong has received a call to serve as pastor at Good Shepherd in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Please keep both them and their families in your prayers as they deliberate their calls.

College Students—
Be sure to update the church office with your contact information (phone number, address, and email) for the school year before you head back! God’s blessings on your school year!

ABC Planning Event—Would you like to help plan this year’s Advent by Candlelight event? Women members of Grace are invited to a planning meeting today, Sept. 22, 10-10:30 a.m. in the Grace Center classroom. Want to help but can’t make the meeting? Contact Sarah Egelseer via sarahegelseer@live.com or call 920-285-8775.

Fall Marriage Workshop—Join Grace for another marriage workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with a discussion centered on how to love your spouse to the fullest. The evening starts with a light meal at 6 p.m., with the workshop to follow 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare and snacks provided. To sign-up, contact Pastor Bondow at dbondow@gracedowntown.org. To learn about this workshop's focus, CLICK HERE.

Doors Open Milwaukee: Needs Greeters—Grace is once again participating in Doors Open Milwaukee, and needs your help! There are still FOUR volunteer slots available for both Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29, noon-4 p.m. Many volunteers from past years are unable to help out this year, so new recruits are needed on both days! Contact Jon Rupprecht soon for details and to sign up: 414-559-4110 or jhr12447@aol.com.

Women’s Retreat at Camp Phillip—Join the women of Grace at Camp Phillip Oct.4-6 for a women’s retreat! The cost is $81 and includes meals, Bible study, and two nights in heated cabins, in addition to campfires and making connections to fellow sisters in Christ! Brochures are available in the Parish Center, and you can also register online at campphillip.com. Carpools from Grace will be available. Contact Chris Midthun at chrismidthun@wi.rr.com for more information.

Gracemade’s Next Session Set for October—Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Parish Center Heritage Room—this is the fall crafting session for Gracemade! Come for the whole day, a half day, or any time you are available! Project focus for the fall session is pajama pants and blankets.
Would you make some items to donate? We have kits available as well if that works better for you - all materials provided. Questions, contact Rachel LaMantia at gracemademke@gmail.com.

LWMS Fall Rally—Grace has the honor of hosting the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Metro Milwaukee North Circuit Fall Rally this year on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon in the Grace Center. The rally features Rev. Ryan Kolander, pastor of home mission Palabra de Vida (Word of Life) Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI, as the guest speaker. Save the date for this event!

Would you like to help? LWMS needs help collating materials for folders, gathering breakfast food donations, assisting with parking, counting offering dollars, managing the registration desk day-of, and clean-up. Sign-up sheets are located in the Parish Center.

Baby Shower for Baby Hackmann—Women of Grace is hosting a baby shower for the Hackmanns on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, noon until 2:30 p.m. in the Grace Center classroom. The Hackmanns are registered at Target, and in lieu of diapers (since babies change size so fast!) gift cards would be greatly appreciated.

Annual Grace Camp-Out—he reservation window is already open for next summer’s annual camp out at Long Lake Campground in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just northeast of Kewauskum (about an hour drive from the zoo). This is not a group camp so everyone needs to make reservations for their own camp sites. This can be done at wisconsin.goingtocamp.com or by calling 1-888-947-2757. Reserve for any evenings July 23-25, 2020 with departure on Sunday, July 26—whatever fits your schedule and tolerance level! Ask for a site in the upper 900s loop (sites 922-967). Some now are already non-reservable, so if you can’t get one in the upper, go for the lower 900s nearby. Details on joint devotions, church service, etc. will be sent to you in July. If you decide to reserve a site, please let Drew Carter know which one you reserved at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.