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Divine Call Extended—On Sunday, Mar. 14, Grace called Rev. Andrew Schroer, of Redeemer Lutheran in Edna, TX, to serve as an associate pastor here at Grace and to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. Please keep Pastor Schroer and his family, as well as Grace, in your prayers as he deliberates both his calls.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: A Study of Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer—God speaks to us through his Holy Word. He invites us to speak to him in prayer. How are you doing in your prayer life? Do you need some direction, some encouragement, some focus? Join Grace on Sunday mornings (in-person and online) April 11-25 at either 9 or 10:15 a.m. for Lord, Teach Us to Pray:

Apr. 11   …for your work (John 17:1-5)
Apr. 18   …for your followers (John 17:6-19)
Apr. 25  
…for all (John 17:20-23)

Grace in Action: Food Drive—Grace in Action is running a food drive, now through April 11. All items gathered will help Northside Lutheran Ministries, an inner city charity outreach program. (Check out the spring newsletter to learn more about Northside and people who serve in ministry there!) Collection bins are located in the Parish Center as well as in the Grace Center. All nonperishable foods are welcome—with specific requests for canned meats, pasta, pancake mix, syrup, and jelly. Questions, feel free to contact Frederick Phelps at fwilliam@tutamail.com or Kathy Schlecht at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com.

Moms Group 2021 Dates—Continuing with virtual Zoom meetings for now, moms are invited to join in as the group works through a Bible Study based on a Risen Motherhood, a popular podcast. Meetings are on Fridays at 9 a.m. (unless stated otherwise). The remaining dates for the rest of the school year are as follows: April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21.

I’m So Board: Board Painting Event—Grace is hosting “I’m So Board!” sign painting event on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Grace Center. Get your craft on by choosing one of several, fun designs ahead of time, then join for step-by-step instructions that will help bring these designs to life! Cost is $12 per sign (feel free to sign up for multiple projects!)—cost includes pre-stained and sanded 12”x12” pine board, design stencil, and painting supplies. Refreshments will also be available to purchase. Pre-registration is required for this event, to ensure ample supplies are prepared (please note: registration is not considered accepted until payment has been received). To RSVP, fill out the following form: gracedowntown.org/connect/rsvp-for-im-so-board. Questions, contact Events Coordinator Rachel Proeber at rproeber@gracedowntown.org or call 414-271-3006. Must be 10 years of age or older to attend; anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. WLHS Job Opening—Wisconsin Lutheran High School (WLHS) is looking for part-time staff to supervise and provide care for a globally diverse group of teenagers in our student residential facility at Honey Creek Hall. Resident and non-resident positions are available, for individuals or married couples, at any stage of professional or post-professional life. Duties include working evening and weekend shifts 2-3 days each week. Experience working in an educational or residential setting with international students is preferred, and candidates must be members in good standing of the WELS or ELS. Submit a resume to Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.

WLHS Job Opening—Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for a strength and conditioning coach. Other duties will be added to make this a full-time position. Applicants must be a member in good standing of a WELS or ELS congregation. This position requires a certification as a CSCS through NSCA, USAW Level 1 or equivalent. Submit a resume to Becky Glass at hr@wlhs.org.

25th Annual WLHS Dinner Auction—WLHS is excited to offer both in-person and virtual admission to the 25th Annual Dinner Auction on Saturday, Apr. 17, at 6 p.m. This year's event, "Empowered by Faith," will feature an online silent and live auction, whiskey and wine pulls, and student performances. Virtual registration includes a Grubhub e-gift card and free access to the event online. The in-person event will follow City of Milwaukee safety protocols. For more information, visit wlhs.org/events. Join the WLHS Online Auction Facebook Group for additional updates!

Men of His Word: Viewing Party at Grace—Grace men are invited to a viewing party of this year's Men of His Word: Virtual Conference on Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Grace Center! This conference is to replace the in-person one that was canceled due to COVID. As many of us feel disconnected, now more than ever is the time to reconnect with brothers in Christ! Attendance is limited, face coverings required, snacks and drinks will be provided. The cost is $15 (payable the day of). Questions, or to register, contact Pastor Aaron Strong at astrong@gracedowntown.org.