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  • First Fridays at Five - Lake Cottage Duo

    Lake Cottage Duo
    First Fridays at Five Concert

    Friday, Oct. 6, @ 5 p.m.

    The Lake Cottage Duo returns to Grace! Featuring Sheri Mattson, oboe, and Juanita Becker, piano, their diverse program includes works by Antonio Vivaldi, English composer Gordon Jacob, Dutch composers Henriette Bosmans and Henk Badings, and contemporary American composer Emma Lou Diemer. 

    Concerts are free and open to the public, donations are welcome.


  • Opportunities to Serve at Grace

    "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."
    1 Peter 4:10

    Opportunities to Serve at Grace

    There are plenty of chances to serve the Lord this fall over the next few months! If you have a few extra hours to spare over the next few months, please consider spending those hours showing Christ's love in action in one of the following ways:

    Doors Open Milwaukee
    Saturday, Sept. 23
    Sunday, Sept. 24

    Returning for a seventh year, Grace will be once again participating! Visitors will have the opportunity to travel back in time with Grace, learning our unique history here in Milwaukee, marvel at the restored stained glass windows and enjoy the sounds of our Schlicker organ. We'd love to have several greeters on hand to welcome visitors to our church, so if you have a few hours on either Saturday or Sunday, contact Jon Rupprecht at jhr12447@aol.com.

    Grace in Action
    Saturday, Sept. 30

    Grace in Action focuses on a group or charity once a month to serve. In August, Grace in Action collected donations for The Guest House, where Grace members also prepped and served a meal. This month, Grace in Action participants can spend Saturday, Sept. 30, sorting, labeling, and packaging food items with Feeding America. 

    To get involved with Grace in Action, contact Suzanne Knapp at suzanneknapp@msn.com.

    Grace Fine Art & Craft Festival
    Sunday, Nov. 5

    Grace's annual arts and craft festival returns once again! Local artisans from around the city will be here at the Grace Center, selling their handcrafted pottery, clothing, jewelry, art, stationary, and more. We'd love to have friendly faces greeting our guests, handing out maps and information, and circulating the festival for those with questions, as well as assistance with set-up, load-in, and load-out.

    If you would like to help with the festival, please contact Tabitha Weber at tweber@gracedowntown.org.

    Mail Helpers

    Grace sends out thousands of mailers over the course of the year - information about the rummage, monthly events, and special worship services, to name a few - and with some major mailers right around the corner, Grace is need of a few more team members to help! If you can fold and label a couple hundred pieces of mail in one sitting, our Communications Coordinator wants to talk to you!

    Contact Amanda Schumacher at aschumacher@gracedowntown.org to get on the list.


  • Bible Information Class

    Bible Information Class (BIC)
    Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Grace Center
    Sundays, 9-10 a.m. Grace Center (repeat)

    Grace offers a comfortable atmosphere for people to explore the truths from the Bible about their relationship with God. It’s not just for “new members”—all Grace members are invited to attend and bring a friend! There is plenty of time for questions and discussion. Class resumes Sept. 7,  and is offered twice each week: Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and repeated Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. To sign up or for more information, contact the church office, 414-271-3006 or mail@gracedowntown.org.


  • Roadmaps to Bible Reading

    Roadmaps to Bible Reading
    Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Grace Center

    Did you ever plan to start studying Scripture and wonder where to start? Beginning Sept. 13, Pastor Huebner will once again offer Roadmaps to Bible Reading. This 17-session overview of the New Testament will begin with the early years of Christ and end with Revelation. 

    For more information, contact the church office either by phone (414) 271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

  • Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture

    Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture
    Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
    Grace Center Great Hall

    Sunday morning Bible Class resumes Sunday, Sept.10 with a new Bible study, Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture. This 12-lesson study uses film clips from Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy to introduce important Reformation truths, including Baptism, Justification, Saint and Sinner, Vocation, and Worship.

    If you can't make it in person, visit our YouTube page for Sunday Bible Studies: youtube.com/c/gracedowntownorg


  • Grace in Action: Feeding America

    Grace in Action - September
    Feeding America
    Saturday, Sept. 30
    9 a.m. - noon

    Mark your calendars: Grace in Action's September event will take place Saturday, Sept. 30 at Feeding America (1700 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., Milwaukee). Grace members will have the opportunity to serve by sorting, labeling, and packaging food items for those in need. 

    To sign-up, please contact Suzanne Knapp at suzanneknapp@msn.com.

  • In This Together - October 2017

    This October, we have another round of In This Together for small group fun and growth.  It’s a four-week, small group opportunity for every member.  Each month we do this, we focus on a specific ministry area at grace that relates to what believers did together in Acts 2, like worship, evangelism, volunteering, Christian giving and fellowship.


    This time around we’ll look at the ministry of Christian adult education in the congregation as we pursue the part of our mission statement that says: “Grow in the Word together.” We are all lifelong learners of God’s precious Word, and October’s materials will have you reflecting, growing, strategizing and creating new ideas and materials we can put to use at Grace.


    You can sign up for a group that fits your schedule and location preference. A map will be available as a link HERE for you to find a group; it will show hosts’ general locations without revealing addresses publicly. More specific details of your group’s location will come towards the end of September from your group host after sign-ups have ended. Please note the best group size is ten or fewer; some groups may fill up quickly!


    Sign-Up to Participate


    This small group study is specifically designed to help you meet new people at Grace, personally explore an important area of your discipleship and connect applications to what we are doing together at Grace. Give it a try, pray for God’s blessings on this effort and encourage other members to consider doing it too. In the end, let us give thanks that by the grace of God we are “in this together” with opportunities to grow in faith and godly living.


    If you have questions, please contact Pastor Bondow.

  • Grace Fine Art & Craft Festival

    Grace Fine Art & Craft Festival
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
    Grace Center

    Come and visit over 25 select artisans selling original work! 

    Each year the products vary, but in past years fine artisan products included:
    • Fiber art, clothing & jewelry
    • Pottery, Thai Village handicrafts, photography prints, paintings
    • Mixed-media jewelry including a variety of silver, precious gems, found objects
    • Soap and body-care products, lip balm, bath accessories
    • Many fine crafted accessories including scarves, purses, table runners, and gift bags
    • Unique fused glass items, as well as clay pieces, wooden utensils, wooden coat trees and racks.

  • Doors Open Milwaukee

    Doors Open Milwaukee Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 | Noon-4:00 p.m. Sanctuary

    Doors Open Milwaukee celebrates its 7th year opening the doors to over 150 buildings in Milwaukee free-of-charge, and Grace Ev. Lutheran Church is thrilled to participate once again!

    Visitors will have the opportunity to view our beautiful sanctuary, listen to the Schlicker organ, and learn the history of Grace!

    If you'd love to help out for a few hours on either Saturday or Sunday, please let Jon Rupprecht at jhr12447@aol.com

  • Bible Study at Grace

    Adult Bible Class 
    Sundays, 9:00 & 10:15 a.m.
    Grace Center - Great Hall
    God Is For Us - A look at Romans!
    Explorer Children's Ministry - Mighty Fortress
    9:00-10:00 a.m.
    Parish Center - Lower Level
    Children age 3 (potty-trained) - 12 are invited to join! Contact Kerry Ognenoff to get involved! 
    Bible Study Breakfast
    Every 2nd & 4th Friday, 6:30-7:30 a.m.
    Grace Place Coffee
    Summer Readings from Luther. In the spirit of the special 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this group will use summer time to read from Martin Luther, growing in how to draw teachings from Scripture alone and tracing all wisdom, comfort, and joy from Jesus and his death for us.
    Mom's Group
    Park Playdates
    During the summer months, Mom's group varies from their usual Friday morning meeting time and instead meets at local parks for the kids to have a chance to play and Mom's can still connect and get together. If you have questions please contact Anna Bondow.
    June 21 - Hart Park - Wauwatosa
    June 28 - Hawthrone Glen Park - Wauwatosa
    July 12 - Village Park - Elm Grove
    July 19 - McCarty Park - West Allis
    July 26 - Doctor's Park -Bayside/Fox Point


Sundays @ 7:45, 9:00 & 10:30 am

Mondays @ 6:30 pm