GraceNotes - Nov. 11, 2018

Find out what's happening next at Grace with this week's GraceNotes
Nov. 11, 2018 Edition

Happening at Grace

New! Grace Members Login Feature Live on Website—After much anticipation, the Grace Members login feature is now live on the Grace Downtown website! Emails with details about the new members-only features, along with how to obtain a login, are being sent out today. An online form for requesting a login is also housed on the website, under the Connect tab. Questions, contact Amanda Schumacher at

Angel Tree—One of Grace members’ favorite Christmas traditions, the Angel Tree, is back! After worship, head to the Parish Center and choose one of the tags hanging on the tree. Each tag represents a child in foster care and their Christmas gift wish list. These children may not receive any other gifts this year, so please consider choosing a child (or two!) to buy a gift for! Add your name to the sign-up sheets on the nearby table, and bring unwrapped gifts no later than Monday, Dec. 3. You can bring gifts to the church office during the week, or Grace Place Coffee on Sunday mornings. Questions, contact Renee Hundley at 414-271-3006 or email

Poinsettias Available to Order—It is time to order poinsettias to beautify the chancel for Christmas. Please use one of the envelopes provided on the Parish Center counter and deposit it in the box. The cost is $11.50 per plant; you may choose red or white. Poinsettias purchased can be taken home after morning worship on Christmas Day. Please make checks payable to Grace. Deadline is Monday, Dec. 3.

Asleep in Jesus—Our God called Grace member Lois Jacobson to her eternal home Tuesday, Nov. 6. Visitation will be at Grace on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. In our prayers we remember those who mourn, including Lois’s husband, Ray.

Gracemade—Join Gracemade on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-noon as they craft pajama pants! Anyone and any experience level is welcome to join. Want to get involved? Contact Rachel LaMantia at

Grace in Action November Event—Join Grace in Action at Feeding America (1700 W. Fond du Lac Ave.) on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be sorting, labeling, and packaging food items. Children 10 and older are welcome. Contact Suzanne Knapp to sign up.

The Point of Grace Christmas Party—Join Point of Grace Campus Ministry on Friday, Nov. 30, @ 6 p.m. for a concert celebration to kick off the Christmas and holiday season! Food and fun start at 6 p.m; Him and Her concert at 7 p.m. Him and Her are Seth and Jenna Herlich who share their passion for God’s Word and music. This event is geared toward college-aged young adults, but the concert is open to everyone!

“Be Still” - Advent By Candlelight is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, 3:30-5:15 p.m. in the Grace Center. Hosted by Women of Grace, Grace’s women-led ministry, Advent by Candlelight is a child-free worship and fellowship experience for women. Enjoy an afternoon away from the family and the daily demands of life, and instead re-connect with your sisters in Christ while reflecting on the true reason for the season. Check out or the sign-up sheets in the Parish and Grace Center to see how you can get involved. Questions, contact ABC Coordinator Sarah Egelseer at (920)285-8775 or

Grace in the Ward Concert—Grace’s second site ministry, located in the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee), welcomes Him and Her on Sunday, Dec. 2, as part of the worship service. Him and Her are Seth and Jenna Herlich who share their passion for God’s Word and music. Learn more at

Volunteers for Night to Shine—Grace will host Night To Shine on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Grace Center. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation for individuals with special needs ages 14 and older. Volunteers are needed in many different areas to make this all come together. Sign-up sheets are available in the Parish Center lobby as well as online. Brief descriptions of responsibilities for each area are included on the sign-up sheets, so pick whatever suits you best. Questions, contact Renee Hundley at rhundley@gracedowntown.orgor Drew Carter at

Want to spread the news about an event at Grace? Email Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator, at

Happening Around the WELS

Help Rebuild Panama City, FL—WELS Kingdom Workers is seeking volunteer builders to assist with rebuilding Panama City, FL—one of the many cities hit by hurricanes this year. Details can be found at Help Rebuild Panama City, FL—WELS Kingdom Workers is seeking volunteer builders to assist with rebuilding Panama City, FL—one of the many cities hit by hurricanes this year. Details can be found at

Special Donations for Panama City, FL—Can’t help Panama City in person? Consider donating monetary funds to Northwestern Publishing House so hymnals and other worship resources can be donated to Amazing Grace, one of our WELS churches that suffered severe damage when Hurricane Michael hit in October. Contributions can be made in-person and over the phone Friday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1250 N. 113th Street, Milwaukee or by calling 800-662-6022.

Lutheran Chorale Concert—The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee, under the direction of Levi Nagel, presents its annual pre-Christmas concert program on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 & 4:30 p.m. at Abiding Word Lutheran Church (9420 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee). An organ prelude, presented by Lynn Kozlowski, begins 20 minutes prior to the concert. Learn more at

About the author

Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator

Amanda is the Communications Coordinator at Grace, and has been happily serving her congregation in this capacity since 2017. 

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