Lent Begins—This year’s Lenten theme is “What Wondrous Love Is This?” Details on weekly service themes are listed below:

Mar. 4: In the Upper Room
Mar. 11: In Gethsemane
Mar. 18: Before the Sanhedrin
Mar. 25: Before Pilate
Apr. 1: In the Tomb

Services are Wednesdays 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). The seminary chorus will once again share a sacred concert with Grace on Apr. 1, at 7 p.m., in lieu of the traditional evening service. 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, 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall, and 6-6:45 p.m. on Apr. 1.
This year’s Lenten supper menu is as follows:

Mar. 4 Baked Potato & Salad Bar
Mar. 11 Chili & Cornbread or Biscuits
Mar. 18 Spaghetti & 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 by clicking HERE, 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—First Fridays and The New Milwaukee Consort presents “Primavera: Songs of Rebirth, Renewal & Springtime,” on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Including works by Monteverdi, Landini, Marais and more, the program will feature cello, lute, and soprano. Concert is free and will last approximately an hour, with a light reception and a 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 next Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. To sign up, CLICK HERE.

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! 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. CLICK HERE to sign up or email Drew Carter dcarter@gracedowntown.org. Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, Mar. 16, 2020.