Happening at Grace

Fritz Horn Retiring
Minister of Discipleship Fritz Horn recently announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2018. May God bless him and his family as he enters this next chapter in his life!

Fourth Pastor Call Meeting
A congregational meeting for calling a fourth pastor will take place Sunday, May 6. The meeting will be held in the sanctuary at 11:45 a.m. after the 10:30 service.

Asleep in Jesus
Our God called Marcie Hagen to her eternal home on Apr. 12. The funeral service will be held at Grace tomorrow, Apr. 23 at 2 p.m., with visitation from 1-2 p.m. In our prayers we remember those who mourn, including her daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Tom Richter; and her son Paul Hagen.

WLHS Choir Sunday
Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s choir joins Grace today for worship at all three services.

Grace in Action April Event
Grace in Action is still looking for a few helpers to serve dinner at Lighthouse Youth Center’s Havenwoods Campus (5641 N. 68th St.) on Friday, Apr. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each volunteer will be asked to bring a dish to pass. To sign up, contact Suzanne Knapp.

Seeking Weekend Baristas
Do you have time free before or after church? Grace Place Coffee is seeking Sunday morning baristas! Contact Angie Grass at graceplace@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Beer Pairing Dinner-Deadline Extended!
It’s coming! Enjoy a delicious four-course meal paired with ales and lagers, courtesy of Dinners with Class and Lakefront Brewery. Cost is $35 per person. Set for Saturday, Apr. 28, 6-9 p.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall, consider inviting a family member, friend, or neighbor - this fun event is a perfect yet casual introduction to Grace! To RSVP, CLICK HERE or call the church office at 414-271-3006. Questions, contact Tabitha Weber at events@gracedowntown.org. Deadline to RSVP by tomorrow.

Job Openings at Grace
Grace is seeking candidates to fill two (2) part-time custodian positions in the Grace Center. Responsibilities include cleaning work and event spaces as well as assisting with special event set up and take down. Positions are for 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Great position for MSOE students or anyone with some free time over the summer or beyond! For a full description and details, contact Tabitha Weber at tweber@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Youth Rally 2018
On June 26-29, WELS will hold its national Youth Rally at Bowling Green State University. This provides teens with wonderful opportunities to connect, learn, and worship with other teens from across the nation! Cost will be covered by Grace Church. Contact Senior Assistant Lucas Proeber at laproeber4@gmail.com for more information.

Women of Grace
Save the date! Women of Grace’s next quarterly event is set for Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon in the Grace Center. Watch in the coming weeks for more details, or sign up to join their mailing list: womenofgracemke@gmail.com.

Special World Missions & Ascension Celebration
Join Grace for a celebration of world missions and Ascension on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Grace Center. Pastor Nathan Seiltz, current Director of WELS Multi-Language Publications, will be the guest speaker. WELS Multi-Language Publications assists world missionaries and national churches with bringing the Word to the world and currently produces products in 52 different languages. Come and hear and join in a fun evening of fellowship and food! RSVP to the church office, 414-271-3006 or mail@gracedowntown.org. Sign up sheets will also be made available on the counter in the Parish Center and Grace Center by mid April.

Happening Around the WELS

WELS Caregiver Support
Join Samaritan Partners’ monthly meeting Tuesday, Apr. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (7809 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa). A representative from Family Caregiver Support will share the resources they have. RSVP to 262-782-0524 or 414-543-7532, or via schatzy999@yahoo.com.

Marriage Enrichment Workshop
Make plans to attend this free workshop on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Matthew (8444 W. Melvina, Milwaukee). Pastor Randy Hunter will lead spouses in two enlightening sessions: Know Each Other Better and Enjoy a Richer Love Life. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited; call 414-615-5700 or email events@nph.wels.net to register!

Life-A-Thon Walk or Run
Walk or Run for LIFE on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Join other pro-lifers for the Life-A-Thon at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary to benefit WELS Lutherans for Life’s pregnancy medical center ministry. Get friends together, raise funds for prizes, and help save lives! Competitive 5k, Kid’s Lifesaver Quarter Mile Dash, and 2-mile walk! $25 individual or $60 family. Participants receive a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; events begin at 9:45 a.m.. Details and Registration at Life-A-Thon.org or call 414-727-8176.

WLHS Prism Concerts
WLHS Prism concerts will be held Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. in the WLHS gymnasium. Enjoy the God-given talents of our student ensembles, solos, duets, choirs and bands. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets will also be available at the door, $8 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are assigned first come, first served in one of four separate sections. Purchase tickets in person at the WLHS front office to reserve a specific table within a section, or by mail-in registration or online at wlhs.org/finearts. For more information, please call 414-453-4567.

WLHS Work Days
Do you have spring cleaning or yard work that needs to get done? Wisconsin Lutheran High School students are here to help! All freewill donations received go towards the Our Hands for His Service mission project goal of $32,000 to support pastors and grade school students in Zambia, Africa. Work days are any Saturday or Sunday, April 14-May 20. To request a team of hardworking students to take care of your yard work, contact Lauren Konkol at 414-779-1056 or via workday@wlhs.org. Include your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed.

Camp Phillip Registration Now Open—Registration for 2018 is now open! Located in Wautoma, Wisconsin, Camp Phillip is a camp dedicated to providing relaxation and renewal in Christ for WELS youth, adults, families, churches and schools. CLICK HERE to see what camps are available in summer 2018.

WELS Job Openings
There are several job openings in the WELS currently available! Check the job board in the Parish Center to see what opportunities await!

Annual LWMS Convention
The convention will be held June 21-24, in Green Bay. This unique convention provides an opportunity for WELS women to learn more about home missions, along with mission work taking place around the world. Register now at lwms.org; early bird registration ends Mar. 30. Contact Christie Fischer, to.nine@hotmail.com with any questions.