Worship Support

Worship is at the heart of Grace Church. Four weekly services (three on Sunday morning, one on Monday evening) and special services throughout the year provide plenty of opportunities to enrich your faith.

Organists, instrumentalists, musicians, choirs, ushers, and greeters visibly serve in worship. Behind the scenes, a tech crew for Internet service broadcasts, altar guild, nursery staff, and more all come together to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ each week. Want to get involved? Contact Minister of Discipleship, Drew Carter, to see how you can use your God-given gifts during worship! 

P: 414-271-3006
E: dcarter@gracedowntown.org

Grace Choir

The Grace Choir is the main choir for congregational worship and is involved often on Sunday mornings from September through May. They typically prepare music for the psalm of the day, the verse of the day, and an anthem. They also prepare for a popular and special Lessons and Carols service on the Fourth Sunday of Advent each year.

Time: 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. worship services only; rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for an hour or more. Some Thursdays are off.

Place: Rehearsals are in the Trinity Room below the Grace sanctuary.

Contact Professor Tiefel at james.tiefel@wls.wels.net
to get involved.

Ensemble Singers for monthly Alternative Services

A mixed group (SATB) of four singers leads the congregation through the alternative services held on the first Sunday of each month. Currently, we have four ensembles involved that rotate based on their personal schedules. Rehearsals are scheduled by the group leaders and usually require only a little practice before Sunday morning.

Time: All Sunday morning services (7:45, 9:00, and 10:30 a.m.), but not Monday night.

Place: Rehearsals are in the Trinity Room below the Grace sanctuary.

Contact Pastor Bondow at 
dbondow@gracedowntown.org to get involved.

Men’s Choir

The Men’s Choir is scheduled three or four times a year to prepare the psalm, verse and an anthem for their Sunday. All male singers are welcome.

Time: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services only; Rehearsals are often on the Saturday morning and/or Sunday morning before the 9:00 a.m. worship service.

Place: Rehearsals are in the Trinity Room below the Grace sanctuary.

Contact Professor Tiefel at james.tiefel@wls.wels.net
to get involved.

 

Women’s Choir

The Women’s Choir is scheduled three or four times a year to prepare the psalm, verse and an anthem for their Sunday. All who can sing are welcome.

Time: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services only; Rehearsals are often on the Saturday morning and/or Sunday morning before the 9:00 a.m. worship service.

Place: Rehearsals are in the Trinity Room below the Grace sanctuary.

Contact Robin Lehninger at rlehninger@gmail.com
to get involved.

Motet Choir

The Motet Choir is a fantastic small choir of about a dozen highly capable singers who can sight read music fairly easily and can handle singing their part without much support. This choir is scheduled six to eight times per calendar year. They don’t spend much time in rehearsal, but work privately on music ahead of time.

Time: 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. worship services only

Place: Rehearsals are in the Trinity Room below the Grace sanctuary.

Contact Angela Hohenstein at cleoang@gmail.com
to get involved.

Service Broadcasts & Recording

Worship Sermon Recorder: Record the sermon once a month with camera equipment in the balcony - no expertise necessary and user-friendly training is provided. Service CD recording: make an audio recording of the Sunday 9:00am service, 3-4 Sundays every three months. No qualifications necessary and training only takes five minutes!

Place: Grace Church

Contact Pastor Bondow at 
dbondow@gracedowntown.org to get involved.

Building Hosts

Assist with opening and prepping the Grace Center for Sunday activities, as well as offering a friendly, welcoming demeanor to those who enter by answering questions and giving directions as needed.

Place: Grace Center

Contact Veronica Brewer at 
vbrewer@gracedowntown.orgto get involved.

Ushers

This is a staple area of service open to all confirmed members of Grace. No training needed and all ushers are a part of a team with lead ushers who can help you get started right away.

Place: Grace Church

Contact Jacob Straseske at 
jacob.straseske@gmail.com
to get involved.

 

Greeters

Be the welcoming face for all our members and guests!

Place: Grace Church entry

Contact Mike and Cheryl Davidson at mandcdavidson1@sbcglobal.net to get involved.

Instrumentalists

Grace has been blessed with many talented instrumentalists: men and women who play the organ, brass, string and woodwind instruments, guitars, percussion....and all of them are put to good use in our worship. Most of the instrumentalists invited to play are active players, meaning they’ve continued to hone their skills since high school. They also receive an honorarium that recognizes their effort to be skilled players.

Place: Grace Church

Contact Kevin Becker at kbecker@gracedowntown.org to get involved.

Communion Setup

Work behind the scenes on a two-person team that sets up and dismantles the communion table, refreshes the elements between services and changes the altar paraments in conjunction with the church year. Training only takes an hour. Members serve on an annual, one-month rotation.

Place: Grace Church

Contact Lynda Williams at dandlwms@wi.rr.com to get involved.

Nursery Staff

From 8:45 - 10:15am on Sunday mornings, the nursery for 0-3 year-olds is staffed for parents involved in worship or Bible class. A modest honorarium is given to recognizes the importance of a nursery that gives parents comfort and confidence in the care of their children.

Place: Parish Center Nursery

Contact Jessica Tess at jessica.d.tess@gmail.com to get involved.