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.

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Weddings at Grace—Grace member Sara Korbar and Ryan Saari were united in marriage at Grace on Sunday, Sept. 1. Grace member Alyssa Mayer and Paul White were united in marriage at Grace on Saturday, Sept. 7. The marriage of Grace member Stephanie Davidson and Claudio Mora García is being affirmed at Grace today, Sept. 8. May God bless these couples in their new lives together.

Choir Singers Wanted!
Do you like to sing? Consider joining a choir at Grace—rehearsals start soon. Choose from the following: Grace Choir (rehearses Thursday nights 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 5, contact Kevin Becker; the Motet Choir (young adult choir for special services, contact Angela Hohenstein at cleoang@gmail.com); the Men’s Choir (special services, contact Chris Dostal at musicchristopher@gmail.com); or the Women’s Choir (special services, contact Robin Lehninger at rlehninger@gmail.com).

Happy Hobby Hour: Relax with Essential Oils—Begin the fall season off right with some self-care! On Friday, Sept. 13, starting at 5:30 p.m., guests will be making rice bags with essential oils featuring calming characteristics to help you relax at the end of the day. Cost is $5, and includes drink ticket, tasty appetizers, materials for making rice bags, and raffle entry. To RSVP, fill out the form HERE, under the Connect tab, or call 414-271-3006.

Welcome Back MSOE Cook-Out—Join Pastor Strong for a free cook-out, 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, here at Grace. MSOE alumni and current MSOE students alike are invited to attend!

Grace Adopt-A-Student—A new program designed to encourage the faith of our college-bound members is starting this fall. Grace members will write to their “adopted student” at least twice a semester for the next school year. Additional notes, care packages, or other ways to offer encouragement and support to students are welcome. More info will be coming soon in future GraceNotes.

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!

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.

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.

Annual Grace Camp-Out—The reservation window is already open for next summer’s annual camp out! Once again, camping will take place 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 reserveamerica.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. Grace will have one joint meal on Friday at 6 p.m.; the rest of the meals are on your own. 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.

Fall Opportunities to Serve at Grace—Can you share the gift of your time with one of these opportunities below?

Annual Doors Open Milwaukee
Once again, Grace is a stop for Doors Open Milwaukee, Sept. 28 and 29. We are open a few more hours this year than last year, and need volunteers to fill all of our time slots. Contact Jon Rupprecht if you can help or for more information, 414-559-4110 or jhr12447@aol.com.

Grace Center Hosts
The Grace Center is bustling with activity, and could use a few more Sunday morning building hosts! Contact Julie at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 to learn more.