Happening at Grace

Today! Installation Service & Luncheon—Grace’s new Minister of Discipleship, Drew Carter, will be installed today, Sunday, July 15, during the 10:30 a.m. service. If you have any last minute items for the Carters, please bring items to the Grace Center today before 11:30 a.m. If you wish to support the luncheon (or the Carters) through a monetary gift, mark it clearly and drop in the offering plate today, or send it to the office.
Finally, don’t forget to greet and welcome Drew and his wife Diana to Grace today after the service!

Calling of Fourth Pastor—On July 1 Grace called Pastor Michael Koepke, currently serving Salem in Ann Arbor, Mich., to serve as a fourth pastor here at Grace. Please keep him and Grace in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.

Wedding at Grace—Grace members Brittany Vang and Ray Schwalbe were united in marriage here at Grace on Saturday, July 14. May God bless this couple in their new life together.

Moms Group Summer Park Play Dates—Hey Moms! Friday mornings together are over, but that means Wednesday Park Play Dates are back for the summer!

Dates and locations below:
July 18: Lake Park Playground, Milwaukee
July 25: Doctors Park, Fox Point

Contact Anna Bondow at dabondow@gmail.com with questions.

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 Cafe Benelux (Third Ward) at noon on Friday, July 27, grab some lunch, and enjoy Bible-focused conversation. It’s a great opportunity to bring a friend or coworker and introduce them to your church. Please RSVP to Pastor Strong, astrong@gracedowntown.org.

First Fridays: The Little Prince, a children’s opera—
Experience Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved and classic children’s book in this operatic adaptation on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. (special time). Featuring a score by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and local Milwaukee talents, this free concert is perfect for all ages and open to the public.

Save the Date for Grace Bible Study Days—Grace Bible Study Days is around the corner! Join Pastor Bondow, Pastor Huebner, and your Grace family Aug. 14-16, 2018 for three days of fun-filled fellowship and faith-building. This year, attendees will have two studies to choose from:

“What in the World is Going On? (Oh, my! Uh, let's check Obadiah!)"
“Issues on the Roles of Men and Women”

Watch for sign-up sheets later this month.

Job Openings at Grace - Assistant Manager for Grace Place Coffee
Grace Place Coffee is actively searching for its next Assistant Manager! Great part-time opportunity for a coffee lover, with morning availability to work weekdays and a few weekends each month. Duties include meeting-and-greeting neighbors and members, serving great food and drinks, and helping with daily tasks. Contact Angie Grass for details at agrass@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.

Happening Around the WELS

WLHS Hosts Needed--Are you interested in learning more about being a host family for a WLHS international student in the next school year? There are opportunities both for short home-stays during break times (like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break) as well as for the full academic year. Families receive a stipend to support their efforts with the student. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the International Student Program Director, Mr. Eric Duwe, at eric.duwe@wlhs.org.

WLHS Jr. Vikings Baseball Tryouts for 2019-- Does your son love to play baseball? The Jr. Viking baseball organization could just be what you are looking for! Join us for tryouts and show us your skills. Looking for boys 8-14 years of age (U8-U14). Tryouts for the 2019 spring/summer season will be at Neumann Family Baseball Field (1401 Swan Blvd.) on Sunday, July 29. Visit wlhs.org/jrvikings and click on “Baseball Information” for more details and to register. Registration deadline is July 22.

Summer Arts in the Park—Wisconsin Lutheran College will host a free Art and Craft Fair on July 28. For a complete schedule of Summer Arts in the Park events, visit wlc.edu/summer-arts.

WELS Night at Miller Park—Join thousands of other WELS members on Friday, Aug. 3 for a 7:10 p.m. game against the
Colorado Rockies. The Brewers are once again offering WELS members up to 50% off the price of tickets. Seats will be along the third base line and in a block with WELS members. Tickets are now on sale! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to wels.net/event/brewers2018.