Call Extended—Grace has extended a call to Rev. Nathan O. Sutton who currently serves Our Savior in San Antonio, TX. Please keep Grace, Pastor Sutton, and his family in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.

Lent at Grace—This year’s Lenten theme is “What Wondrous Love Is This?” Details on weekly service themes are listed below:

Mar. 11: In Gethsemane

Mar. 18: Before the Sanhedrin
Mar. 25: Before Pilate
Apr. 1: In the Tomb

Services are Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. (a shorter service, a great alternative for those who work downtown) and 6:30 p.m. (with a meal served beforehand). The seminary chorus will once again share a sacred concert with Grace on Apr. 1, at 7 p.m., in lieu of the traditional evening service. Please join us as we reflect on Christ’s journey to the cross.

Lenten Suppers—Join your brothers and sisters in Christ for food and fellowship with midweek Lenten suppers! Meals are served in the Grace Center Great Hall, prior to each evening worship service, 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 6-6:45 p.m. on Apr. 1. This year’s Lenten supper menu is as follows:

Mar. 11 Chili & Cornbread or Biscuits
Mar. 18 Spaghetti & Garlic Bread & Salad
Mar. 25 Taco & Nacho Bar
Apr. 1 Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beans & Coleslaw

A donation of $3 per child and $5 per adult is suggested, to help offset the cost of the meals. RSVP in advance via the Grace website (under the Connect tab), or call the church office at 414-271-3006. Please RSVP in advance so our events team knows how much food to prepare!

Can you help serve at a Lenten meal or bring a dessert to share?

Contact the events office at events@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006 to help prep, serve, or clean-up the meals.

Easter Flower Orders—Help adorn the altar and chancel 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. 15.

Grace Place Coffee: Needs New Manager ASAP—Grace Place Coffee has been serving the downtown community since 2008, and would like to continue to do so—however, if a new manager is not found, continuing daily operations during the week (and possibly on Sundays) will have to cease until further notice. If you, or someone you know, would love to help Grace with this branch of ministry and serve our neighbors and congregation in this capacity, please contact Kevin Becker at kbecker@gracedowntown.org for details and a job description.

Blood Drive Today—Grace Lutheran Church and Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin are hosting a blood drive today, Mar. 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Walk-ins welcome!

March Happy Hobby Hour: Game Night—Get ready for game night on Friday, Mar. 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Grace Center! Bring your own board game, or choose from a fun selection of games for all ages. Not the biggest board game fan? There will also be a St. Patrick’s Day craft area with a take home project for the crafty at heart. Cost is $5, and includes delicious snacks, a drink ticket, and entry into the raffle. For details, contact Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org. Please note: Happy Hobby Hour is now offered quarterly, instead of monthly. For suggestions for future Happy Hobby Hours, contact Events Assistant Rachel Proeber.

Women’s Retreat at Camp Phillip—Please join the women of Grace at Camp Phillip the weekend of March 20-22, 2020! Register online at campphillip.com. The cost is $88 and includes meals, Bible study, and two nights in heated cabins, in addition to campfires and making connections with wonderful women! Contact Chris Midthun at
chrismidthun@wi.rr.com for more information.

Grace Bowl-a-Rama—Grace’s annual Bowl-a-Rama is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 22, 2-4 p.m. at Riviera Lanes (8600 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis). For $5 per person, you get two games and shoe rental! Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Marcus’ food pantry. Sign up at the counter in the Parish Center, under the Connect tab on the Grace website, or email Drew Carter dcarter@gracedowntown.org. Space is limited; RSVP by Monday, Mar. 16, 2020.