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Grace Open for Worship!—Grace is once again open for in-person worship! Click HERE to read the guidelines and precautions Grace is taking for in-person worship, and click HERE to access the sign-up for in-person worship. You must sign up for a time slot for in-person worship for the time being. Sign-up sheets will go live on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Check your inboxes for emails when they go live! Questions about re-opening procedures, contact Pastor Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org.

Asleep in Jesus—
Our God called Grace member Karan Lindemann to her eternal home Wednesday, June 3. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25 in the Chapel of the Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. In our prayers we remember those who mourn.

Divine Call—Pastor Aaron Strong has received a divine call to serve Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Fenton, MI. Please keep both Grace and Pastor Strong and his family in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.

Do What You Want & See If God Cares: A Bible Study on the Book of Judges
New! Sunday Morning Bible Class
June 7-July 19
Picture yourself driving down a freeway on a long trip. Suddenly, your tires hit a stretch of gravel and potholes, and you find yourself weaving between huge, heavy construction machinery. Where were the orange barrels and warning signs? Now imagine living your life with no clue on how to deal with the reality of life’s “gravel and potholes.” You might wonder where were the warning signs? God wants us to understand the realities of life and to be able to cope with life’s “gravel and potholes,” so he posts a huge warning sign. It’s called the Book of Judges. Join us, for Sunday Bible Hour beginning June 7, 2020, live streamed at 10:15 a.m. and available on our YouTube channel and posted later in the week here on the Grace website. See below for each week's topic and focus:

21     “Against All Odds”
28     “Who Are These Guys?”       

5       “Only the Strong Survive”    
12     “The Rest of the Story ... and It Isn’t Pretty” (part 1)
19     “The Rest of the Story ... and It Isn’t Pretty” (part 2)

New Summer Reading Challenge with Grace—Join Most Certainly True and Grace members this summer in reading the entire New Testament! Focusing on the last 27 books of the Bible, readings consist of five days a week, with an occasional six-day week here and there. Download and print a schedule by clicking HERE, grab a Bible (or your mobile device of choice) and get started! This plan will also be available on YouVersion, an app that allows you to stay connected with fellow readers, track your progress, and load each day's reading--less work for you and it even comes with audio options (if it's not there now, it will be by the first of June)! Let's consume the Bible together this summer, by being on the (literal) same page!

Grace in Action Shoe Drive—Grace in Action is now ready to collect those shoes you've been storing up during COVID! From June 28-July 19, we will be collecting gently used shoes to be sent to Africa. A collection bin will be in the Parish Center at church. Shoes can also be dropped off at the Grace Center office (office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; ring the door buzzer to get in). Questions, contact Kathy Schlecht via email at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com or call 414-870-5221.

Spam Emails from Pastor Huebner—Unfortunately, various members have been reporting that spam emails, claiming to come from Pastor Huebner "asking for a favor" with no details as to what the favor is, are once again being sent to them. Please do not engage with these emails! Send them to your spam folder, report them to Google directly, or alert our communications coordinator Amanda Schumacher. All official Grace email communication comes through a MailChimp account (like the weekly weekend worship email), and all called workers and staff email addresses are not Gmail address--official email addresses will always feature @gracedowntown.org as the address. At this trying time of reaching members electronically, please use discernment and double check email addresses before responding to anyone. Thank you!

Camp Phillip: Camp Is STILL Happening This Summer!—Camp Phillip, a Christian day camp in northern Wisconsin that offers a fun escape for WELS members and their families, announced earlier this week that is still able to host certain camps this summer. To read up on what camps are still taking place, what guidelines campers will need to abide by, what events have been canceled and how to cancel your camper's week at camp, visit campphillip.com

Final Free Digital Issue of Forward in Christ Available Now—Forward in Christ is giving f
ree access one more time for the June digital issue during this time of uncertainty to help you grow in God’s truth. Share this digital resource with friends, family, and others you know to offer hope and comfort as they stay at home!

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 kbecker@gracedowntown.org.

WLHS Job Opening—Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking to hire a planned and major gifts officer. Applicants should have experience in the field of planned gifts, development and/or sales. For a full job description or to submit a resume, please contact Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.