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.

First Fridays Presents Viola Power!
Enjoy Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 along with other selections that highlight the beauty of the viola on Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. Featuring violists Amanda Grettie Koch and Jenny Snyder Kozoroz. Concert lasts about an hour; light refreshments will be shared after the concert. First Fridays is Grace’s free and open to the public concert series, offered on the first Friday of every month.

Happy Hobby Hour Card Making
Tired of paying for generic, over-priced greeting cards? Then join Nicole Weeks and Emily Jo Peterson on Friday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. for a fun evening of DIY card making! Materials will be provided, all you have to bring are your ideas! Cost is $5 and includes yummy appetizers, a beverage ticket, and entry into a raffle. RSVP to Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or by calling 414-271-3006. Happy Hobby Hour is offered the second Friday of every month at the Grace Center.

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
Women of Grace’s next quarterly event is set for Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon in the Heritage Room. The theme is Growing in Grace, with a scripture focus on 2 Peter 3:18 - “...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. RSVP via the sign up sheets in the Parish Center or Grace Center, or via Eventbrite: womenofgracespring2018.eventbrite.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.

PrimeTime Presentation
On Wednesday, May 23, WWII veteran Gene Schulz will present a slide show of The Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres, built southwest of Paris in the 12th century. The presentation tells the story of its construction - including 176 stained-glass windows which depict stories from the entire Bible - as well as the fascinating history of how it survived WWII without any damage. The lecture will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Grace Center classroom. Cost for lunch and honorarium is $12. An accurate count is needed for lunch so please sign up in the Parish Center or Grace Center, or email Fritz Horn at fritzjhorn@gracedowntown.org.

Moms Group
Hey Moms! The last regularly scheduled Moms Group is set for Friday, May 11, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops during the summer! Wednesday Park Play Dates are back, beginning on June 6. Watch for details such as playground locations in future Grace Notes. Can you host a play date? Contact Anna Bondow at dabondow@gmail.com.

Job Openings at Grace
Grace is seeking qualified candidates:

Events Director. This full-time position is responsible for planning, managing, and overseeing all Grace Center events and church events held at Grace. If you have a passion for working with people, the ability to share your faith, and experience in events, this is a great opportunity! Candidate must be a WELS member in good standing, willing to work evenings and weekends. For a full job description or more information, please contact Church Administrator Kevin Becker: kbecker@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Custodians. This part-time position is responsible for cleaning work and event spaces and assisting with special event set up and take down. 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. For a full description and details, contact Events Director Tabitha Weber at tweber@gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Happening Around the WELS

NPH Closing Retail Store Fall 2018
Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) has made the difficult decision to close the doors of its retail location (1250 N. 113th Street, Milwaukee) this fall. NPH will continue to publish books and resources, as well as carry a limited number supply of church supplies available via their website nph.net and by phone at 1-800-662-6022. If you have any questions, please contact President of NPH Bill Ziche at bill.ziche@nph.net.

WLC Spring Concerts
Wisconsin Lutheran College Choir and Band present their spring concerts. The choir performs on Friday,
May 4 at 7:30 p.m., the band performs Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts take place at the Center for Arts and Performance (8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee). Tickets are $6, and can be purchased via wlc.edu/boxoffice or by calling 414-443-8802.

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.

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.