Happening at Grace

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.

Asleep in Jesus—Our God called Grace members David Tiefel and Steve Dostal to their eternal home earlier this month. A memorial service for David was held at St. John’s on S. 68th St., Milwaukee, July 17. The funeral for Steve was held at Grace on Wednesday, July 18. In our prayers we remember those who mourn, including David’s parents, Prof. James & Brenda Tiefel; and Steve’s wife Sue, and children Sara Jean, Courtney, and Christopher.

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.

North Shore Christian Academy invites children and their caregivers to join them for a fun morning at the park! This will take place on July 28 at Atwater Park (4000 N Lake Dr., Shorewood) starting at 9 a.m. Come and learn more about NSCA, or just come to meet new families. All are welcome! Learn more at
facebook.com/prayplayNSCA, or email Kimmi Gerlach at Kimmi@NSCA.info

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 next week! To learn more about the individual studies, or what’s for dinner each night, head to the events calendar today, and select the Grace Bible Studies event to learn more!

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.