Happening at Grace

Call Meeting—The congregation meets today (Aug. 26) at 11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. The meeting is focused on calling a fourth pastor to serve here at Grace.

Grace in the Ward Grand Opening—Grace’s second site ministry, located in the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee), is having an official grand opening and welcome to the community on Sunday, Sept. 16! Join Grace in the Ward for a free brat cookout in Catalano Square following the service, and bring non-perishable food items to fill Pastor Strong’s car trunk—all items will be given to Hunger Task Force.

Choir Singers Wanted—Do you like to sing? Consider joining a choir at Grace - rehearsals are starting soon. Choose from participating in the Grace Choir (rehearses Monday and Thursday nights 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Sept. 6) - contact Prof. Tiefel at james.tiefel@wls.wels.net for details, The Motet Choir (young adult choir for special services) - contact Angela Hohenstein at cleoang@gmail.com for details, The Men’s Choir (special services) - contact Chris Dostal at musicchristopher@gmail.com, or The Women's Choir (back again this year! for special services) - contact Robin Lehninger at rlehninger@gmail.com.

First Fridays—Rebecca Royce, harpist, will perform as part of the free First Fridays concert series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. here in the sanctuary. Refreshments provided following the concert; donations happily accepted.

Happy Hobby Hour—is back! Head to the Grace Center classroom on Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. for a beyond-the basics session in Crocheting 2.0. Cost is $5, and includes appetizers, beverage ticket, and raffle entry. RSVP to Veronica via 414-271-3006 or vbrewer@gracedowntown.org.

Apple Picking at Apple Holler—Open to all ages, join Grace YP for a fun day of fall activities at Apple Holler (5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at noon. Cost is $15 for admission to the orchard; includes a quarter peck of apples.

Annual Grace Rummage Seeking Helpers—Grace is once again inviting our downtown neighbors to the Grace Center for its annual community rummage on Saturday, Sept. 8! Can you help our neighbors load items in, set up, load items out, greet our guests, or help in the coffee shop? Contact Drew at 414-271-3006 or

Grace in Action September Event
Join Grace in Action and help serve dinner at The Guest House of Milwaukee (1216 N. 13th St.), a local men’s homeless shelter, on Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Contact Suzanne Knapp suzanneknapp@msn.com to sign up. All ages are welcome. Space is limited so sign up early!

Annual Doors Open Milwaukee
Once again, Grace is a stop for Doors Open Milwaukee, September 22 and 23. We are open a few more hours this year than last year, and are in need of volunteers to fill our time slots. Contact Jon Rupprecht if you can help or for more information:
414-559-4110 or jhr12447@aol.com.

Grace Center Support - Building Hosts
The Grace Center is bustling with activity, and could use a few more Sunday morning building hosts! Contact Veronica at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 to learn more.

Nursery Available—Parents of small children, did you know Grace has a staffed nursery available for children three months to three years from 8:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. on Sundays? Beginning Sept. 9 (when Sunday morning Bible class resumes), you can drop your child/ren off in the Parish Center - no prior sign-up required - and then go attend Bible class (and sip your Grace Place Coffee while it’s still hot)! The nursery even has a pager system so you can be alerted if anything comes up while you are at class.

Can you help? The Grace nursery is seeking individuals to volunteer their time 8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. to help care for children. Activities include checking names in and out and assisting with playtime, snack distribution, and clean up. If interested, contact Drew at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

Grace in the Ward—Grace’s second site ministry is another opportunity to connect your friends, family, and community to the life-changing and life-saving message of Jesus. Grace in the Ward meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway) every Sunday. You’re invited - and so are your friends and family! Refreshments provided, casual attire encouraged. Watch for an update on this second ministry of Grace in the September newsletter!

Happening Around the WELS

Dementia Presentation—Join Christian Family Solutions (CFS) on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran Living Center (9035 N. 97th St., Milwaukee) for “Through the Eyes of Dementia,” led by Julianna Aulenbacher, CFS Client Services Supervisor. This free informative talk discusses the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s and the effects of memory loss.

Christian Life Resources Golf Outing—Christian Life Resources’ third annual golf outing is set for Friday, Sept. 7, at Ironwood Golf Court (W270N6166 Moraine Dr., Sussex). Registration and range time starts at 9:30 a.m., with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Event costs $90 ($340 discounted for foursome), and includes lunch and buffet-style dinner. To register visit clrevents.com or call 414-376-0594.

WLHS Jr. Viking Girls Basketball Tryouts—The Wisconsin Lutheran High School Girls’ Basketball Program would like to invite girls entering grades 4-8 to tryout for the Jr. Vikings girls basketball team. This team is part of a Christ-centered program aimed at helping girls who are interested in attending WLHS and playing high school basketball. Register for tryouts at wlhs.org/jrvikings under “Girls Basketball.”  Please E-mail Coach Randy Strutz randall.strutz@wlhs.org with questions.