Celebrate Christmas with Grace

Christmas Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 24

Family Christmas Eve Service, 4:00 p.m.
The Sunday School children and others of Grace present the timeless message of the Christ-child.

Evening Prayer on Christmas Eve, 6:30 p.m.
A service of hymns, prayers, music and a Christmas sermon.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 10:00 p.m.
Quiet, contemplative worship with Christmas Scripture lessons and familiar Christmas songs and carols.

Christmas Day - Wednesday, Dec. 25
The Festival of the Nativity of our Lord, 10:00 a.m.
A celebration of Christmas with songs, choir and instruments, with Holy Communion.

New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve Service, 6:30 p.m.

Regular Monday night worship will still take place Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.

Call Extended—On Dec. 8, Grace extended a divine call to Rev. Mark D. Gabb to serve as an associate pastor here at Grace. Pastor Gabb currently serves St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Please keep Pastor Gabb and his family in your prayers, along with Grace, as he deliberates his two calls.

Winter Blood Drive—Grace is partnering with Versiti and the Blood Center of Wisconsin and hosting a winter-time blood drive today, Sunday, Dec. 22, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Grace Center classroom. Grace’s goal is 22 units—walk-ins welcome!

Homebound for the Holidays—As we celebrate Christmas, let’s remember those who are homebound and wish they could worship alongside us. A card, a phone call, or maybe even a scheduled visit would mean a lot to those who miss Grace. If you’d like a list of our homebound members and how to reach them, please email Drew Carter, dcarter@gracedowntown.org, or Carolyn Schulz, data@gracedowntown.org, for an electronic list of names or call 414-271-3006 to ask for a physical copy of the list. Please note: names and addresses on the list have changed since last year!

Offering Envelopes for 2020—Grace members’ 2020 offering envelopes are available in the Parish Center lobby. Those already enrolled in electronic giving are not assigned envelopes, but if you would still like a box of them, please contact the church office or indicate this on the clipboard near the envelopes.

Flower Chart for 2020—Do you have a special anniversary, birthday, or celebration coming up? Consider giving altar flowers at Grace to celebrate! Lots of spots for 2020 are still available! Sign-up on the chart in the narthex. Questions, call the church office at 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

Grace Place Coffee Closed for the Holidays—Grace Place Coffee will be closed Dec. 21-25 and Dec. 28-Jan. 1, to allow volunteers and coffee shop staff the ability to spend time with their families over the holidays. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Job Opening at Grace—Grace is now seeking candidates for:

Events Assistant: This part-time position works closely with the Events Director. Applicants should possess a passion for working with people, the ability to share their faith, pristine organization skills and experience working in events. Candidates must be a WELS member in good standing, and willing to work nights and weekends. For a full job description, login to the member portal on the Grace website and head to the job opportunities page. Questions, contact Veronica Brewer, Events Director, at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Questions, or have a blurb for GraceNotes? Contact Communications Coordinator Amanda Schumacher at aschumacher@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006 to let her know! Deadline for GraceNotes is 3 p.m. on Wednesdays every week.