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Call Extended—Grace has extended a call to Rev. Nathan O. Sutton who currently serves Our Savior in San Antonio, TX. Please keep Grace, Pastor Sutton, and his family in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.
Holy Week and Easter at Grace—Holy Week and Easter may look a little bit different this year, but Grace Church is thrilled to offer online worship services for both Holy Week and Easter! See below for all service times and details:
Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020
6:30 p.m. | A devotional, similar to our midweek Lenten devotions from the past few weeks
Good Friday, April 10, 2020
Noon | Reflect on Christ's journey to the cross with Grace's annual Service of the Seven Words, live streamed at noon
Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
9 a.m. | Not just for early risers, celebrate the victory of Christ bursting forth from the tomb with Grace's annual Easter Dawn service, live streamed at 9 a.m.
As a reminder, you can join us for remote worship by heading to our YouTube channel, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, or our Facebook page, Grace Downtown.
Be sure to subscribe, like, and follow us on all of our social media channels so as to not miss a service in the future!
Want to invite family and friends to join you for Easter worship? Download a Grace Downtown Facebook profile picture frame! Head to your profile picture on Facebook, and select the option that allows you to "Add Frame." When in the frame section, search "Easter 2020 at Grace Downtown" to see our selection of call-to-action Easter themed frames! Family and friends will be able to add the frame you choose directly from your profile, so we can spread the news of our online services quickly and easily! You can also invite family and friends to the Facebook events that have been created for each of next week's worship services as well.
Gracemade: Creating and Donating Homemade Face Masks—"I can't tell you how big of a smile and appreciative gasp I got from our director of nursing when I gave them to her this morning." Gracemade is doing their part and making homemade face masks to donate to local nursing homes in an effort to help with the current shortage. Would you like to help make a mask, or know of an organization in need? Contact Rachel LaMantia at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help.
Grace in Action: Shoe Drive—Grace in Action will be postponing the shoe drive for Africa until Grace Church is able to reopen. However, if you are cleaning out closets during this stay-at-home time, please save old shoes to be donated to Africa. Questions, contact Kathy Schlecht at email@example.com, 414-870-5221.
Grace Place Coffee: New Manager—While Grace Place Coffee has closed due to COVID-19, the good news is it has hired a new manager! Paul Demcak, a member of St. John’s on the Hillside, will be joining Grace as the new coffee shop manager. Please help him feel welcome and introduce yourselves when the shop is open again!
Forward in Christ: April Edition-Available Now—Read this month's Forward in Christ at home--and for free! During this stay-at-home time, Northwestern Publishing House has made Forward in Christ free to read via a digital format. CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL EDITION OF FORWARD IN CHRIST.
WELS Hymnal Project—The WELS Commission on Worship is preparing a new hymnal with supplementary resources, scheduled for release Fall 2021. Many of the new psalms, liturgy songs, and other elements of the new book have already become a regular part of worship at Grace. For a sneak peek at what you can expect, CLICK HERE. For questions or feedback, Contact Kevin Becker, Minister of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org.