Happening at Grace

Lent at Grace
Wednesday Lenten worship and suppers start up in a few weeks! Take a break from the kitchen and instead join your Grace family for food, fellowship, and focusing on a “Love so amazing, so divine.”

Midday Worship: 12:10-12:40 p.m.
Lenten Suppers: 5:45-6:15 p.m., Grace Center
Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday, a service of confession & repentance
Feb. 21: In Gethsemane
Feb. 28: Before the Sanhedrin
Mar. 7: Before Pilate
Mar. 14: On the cross
Mar. 21: In the tomb

Can you help serve during a Lenten supper? Contact Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org to sign up!

Pastor Bondow
Pastor Bondow returned the call to St. Luke’s Watertown last week Sunday. Praise God for allowing him to continue serving here at Grace!

Easter Flowers
Help adorn the altar for Easter with beautiful spring flowers! Pick up an envelope from the Parish Center counter and deposit it in the box with your payment. Selections and prices are listed on the envelopes. Please make checks payable to Grace Lutheran Church. Orders must be in by Sunday, Mar. 18.

Grace in Action
Help Grace in Action collect donations for Sojourner Family Peace Center, a local organization providing domestic violence prevention and intervention services. A donation bin with a list of suggested donations will be located in the Grace Center Feb. 11-25. Items most needed include children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste, baby wipes, diapers (sizes 4-6), children’s shampoo and new toys.

Grace Downtown Lunch
Need a break in the middle of the workday? A spiritual boost to keep you going? Gather with Pastor Strong and other Grace members at the Milwaukee Public Market at noon on Friday, February 23, grab some lunch and meet on the second level, to enjoy Bible-focused conversation. It’s a great opportunity to bring a friend or coworker and introduce them to your church.

Grace Musical Outing
Grace members are invited to Wisconsin Lutheran High School’s musical production, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Friday, Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Prepayment is required: $5 grade school age, $10 high school and older. Sign up in the Parish Center or Grace Center and place check (payable to Grace Lutheran Church) in the attached envelope or give it to Fritz Horn. For the best seats, please reserve by Feb. 18.

Grace Bowl-a-rama
Join Grace on Sunday, Mar. 4, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Riviera Lanes (8600 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis).  The cost is only $4, and includes two games and shoe rental. Please bring non-perishable food items to be given to St. Marcus’ food pantry. All participants are asked to wear at least one wacky clothing item. Sign up in the Parish Center or email Fritz Horn at fritzjhorn@gracedowntown.org.  Space is limited. 

Blood Drive at Grace
Save the date, save a life! Grace is hosting a blood drive on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9 a.m.-noon in the Parish Center. Please sign up on the sheets in the Parish Center and Grace Center, or via the below Google form HERE.

Please note: we need a minimum number of sign-ups in advance to secure our date. Please don’t wait - sign-up as soon as you can!

Happening Around the WELS

Kids Carnival at WLHS
Step right up and try your luck at over 50 games as the Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) student body hosts a kid carnival on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 1-3:30 p.m. Children ages three through fourth grade are invited. Each $3 admission receives 20 play tokens, and cotton candy and other concessions are available for purchase. Parents and grandparents attend for free!

2018 Christian Women Today Retreat—Sponsored by Christ the Lord, this year’s retreat will be held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel (375 S. Moorland Rd., Brookfield). Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. For questions, contact Linda at 414-507-5341.

Men of His Word Conference—The 9th Annual Men of His Word Conference will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Please go HERE to register and to get details about schedule, breakout sessions, keynote speaker, and cost.

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.

WLHS Musical
Wisconsin Lutheran High School presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Performances will be held on Friday, Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sat. Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Mar. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium (330 Glenview Ave., Milwaukee). Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 8th grade and younger. Order online at wlhs.org/finearts.

WLC Play
Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre presents Proof, Feb. 16-24 at the Center for Arts and Performance (8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee). Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and are available online at wlc.edu/2018-Proof.

Seminary Concert
Come and hear the Wisconsin Seminary Chorus on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (804 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee), the largest and one of the most historic churches in WELS. The congregation was founded in 1848, and its 1889 twin-spired edifice still stands at the corner of Eighth and Vliet Streets, just across the river from downtown Milwaukee. Pastored by two presidents of WELS, its parsonage served as “synodical headquarters” for over 50 years. Sadly separated from our synod for a number of years, St. John’s On the Hillside is back in the family—now with a new name—and looking forward to reaching out in its growing neighborhood with the gospel of Jesus.

Point of Grace
Head to the Warrior Underground (Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee) on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. for “The Ethic of Freedom: Christian Life in a World Given Back to Us,” with guest speaker Wade Johnston. Presented by The Gathering and The Point of Grace. Free food will be provided.