Call Extended—Grace has extended a call to Rev. Adam R. Mueller, who currently serves Redeemer Lutheran in Tucson, Arizona. Please keep Grace, Pastor Mueller, and his family in your prayers as he deliberates both of his calls.

Lent Begins—The season of Lent begins soon! Grace provides mid-week Lenten services at 12:10 p.m. (a shorter service, a great alternative for those who work downtown) and at 6:30 p.m. (with a meal served beforehand). Please join us as we reflect on Christ’s journey to the cross.
Lenten Suppers—Take a break from the kitchen, and instead join your brothers and sisters in Christ for food and fellowship with midweek Lenten suppers! Meals are served prior to each evening worship service, 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall.

This year’s Lenten supper menu is as follows:
Feb. 26: Choice of Soup & Cuban Sandwiches
Mar. 4: Baked Potato & Salad Bar
Mar. 11: Chili & Cornbread or Biscuits
Mar. 18: Spagheti & Garlic Bread & Salad
Mar. 25: Taco & Nacho Bar
Apr. 1: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beans & Coleslaw

A donation of $3 per child and $5 per adult is suggested, to help offset the cost of the meals. RSVP in advance via the Grace website (under the Connect tab), or call the church office at 414-271-3006. Please RSVP in advance so our events team knows how much food to prepare!
Can you help serve at a Lenten meal? Contact the events office at events@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 to help prep, serve, or clean-up the meals.

Easter Flower Orders—Help adorn the altar and chancel 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. 15.
First Fridays Concert—Join First Fridays and The New Milwaukee Consort for “Primavera: Songs of Rebirth, Renewal & Springtime,” on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Program will include works by Monteverdi, Landini, Marais and more, and will feature viola de gamba, Baroque cello, and lute. Concert is free and approximately an hour, with a light reception and chance to meet the performing artists immediately following the concert in the entryway.

Blood Drive—Grace Lutheran Church and Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin team up once again for a blood drive on Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. To sign up, email events@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006, or sign up on the sheets in the Parish Center or Grace Center.

March Happy Hobby Hour: Game Night—Get ready for Friday game night! Bring your own board game, or choose from a fun selection of games for all ages. Not the biggest board game fan? There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day craft area with a take home project for the crafty at heart. Cost is $5, and includes delicious snacks, a drink ticket, and entry into the raffle. For details, contact Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org. Please note: Happy Hobby Hour is now offered quarterly, instead of monthly. For suggestions for future Happy Hobby Hours, contact Events Assistant Rachel Proeber.

Women’s Retreat at Camp Phillip—Please join the women of Grace at Camp Phillip the weekend of March 20-22, 2020! Register online at campphillip.com. The cost is $88 and includes meals, Bible study, and two nights in heated cabins, in addition to campfires and making connections with wonderful women! It would be great to have a large group from Grace attend this retreat, and there will be carpools available for those in need of a ride. Contact Chris Midthun at
chrismidthun@wi.rr.com for more information.

Grace Bowl-a-Rama—Grace’s annual Bowl-a-Rama is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. at Riviera Lanes (8600 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis). For $5 per person, you get two games and shoe rental! Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Marcus’ food pantry. All participants are encouraged to wear their favorite sports attire! Riviera has a kitchen that serves pizza, sandwiches, burgers, wings, cheese curds and more. Due to this no outside food or drinks are allowed. Sign up at the counter in the Parish Center, under the Connect tab on the Grace website, or email Drew Carter dcarter@gracedowntown.org. Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, Mar. 16, 2020.