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Midweek Lent at Grace—Starting with Ash Wednesday this week on Feb. 17, 2021, midweek Lenten services return at Grace on Wednesdays, Feb. 24-Mar. 24, 2021 at two times: 12:10-12:40 p.m. (perfect for attending worship over the lunch hour for those who work downtown) and 6:30 p.m. (which will also be live streamed via YouTube). A maximum occupancy of 125 is allotted per service, and face masks are required for ages 5 and older. To sign-up for a worship service in advance, visit rsvp.church/r/rZhGY5g. Sign-ups will go live at the same time as sign-ups for Sunday morning worship.
This year’s theme for Lent is “Father, Forgive!”

Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17)
A service of confession & repentance

Father, Forgive...
Our Lack of Watchfulness - Mark 14:32-40 (Feb. 24)
Our Callous Defiance - Mark 14:55-65 (Mar. 3)
Our Denials - Mark 14:66-72 (Mar. 10)
Our Deflecting Blame - Matthew 27:24-26 (Mar. 17)
Our Misplaced Sorrow - Luke 23:27-31 (Mar. 24) 12:10 p.m. only

Picture the Passion: A Study of the Book of Zechariah—What is the turning point in the entire history of the world, so huge an event that it impacts you every moment of every day—giving peace when the world offers little peace, giving hope when you feel hopeless, giving strength when you are weak, giving joy when sadness surrounds? Answer: The Passion of our Lord Jesus. What a thrill to study the pictures of the prophet Zechariah which point to the reality that makes all the difference in our life! Join the study on Sundays at 9 or 10:15 a.m., Feb. 14- Mar. 28, 2021. Each Sunday’s focus is listed below:

Feb 14    Return to the LORD! (Zechariah 1:1-16)
Feb 21    Visions about the coming King: Part One (Zechariah 1:7-2:13)
Feb 28    Visions about the coming King: Part Two (Zechariah 3:1-4:14)
Mar 7      Visions about the coming King: Part Three (Zechariah 5:1-6:15)|
Mar 14   Justice, mercy, and blessings—for you! (Zechariah 7:1-8:23)
Mar 21   The King battles enemies—for you! (Zechariah 9:1-11:17)
Mar 28   The rejected King wins, and so do you! (Zechariah 12:1-14:21)

Divine Call Extended—In January, Grace extended a divine call to Pastor Aaron Boehm, currently serving as pastor at Shepherd of the Hills in La Mesa, CA, to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. Please keep him and his family, along with Grace, in your prayers as he deliberates both of his calls.

Offering Envelopes for 2021—Communicant Grace members who attend in-person worship services,
if you have not signed up for electronic offerings, please pick up your packet of 2021 envelopes from the counter in the Parish Center. If you are not currently attending in-person services, please contact Carolyn in the church office (414-271-3006, data@gracedowntown.org) and arrange a time to pick them up at the office or to have them delivered. Thank you!

Flower Chart for 2021—Do you have an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion you’d like to commemorate? Consider giving altar flowers at Grace to celebrate! Sign-up on the chart in the narthex; March 2021 dates are still available. Questions, call the church office at 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org

Grace Apparel Orders: Close Tomorrow! Show off our church and wear Grace proudly around Milwaukee. These stylish polo shirts, pullovers, baseball caps and knit caps that showcase the Grace logo could be a great conversation starter and way to witness your faith! Orders can be submitted until tomorrow, February 15, 2021. Order forms are available in the Parish Center on the counter, as well as online at gracedowntown.org/connect/graceapparelstore. Payments can be made via cash or check (checks should be made out to Grace Lutheran Church). Payments can be dropped off in the offering plate (place in envelopes and label ‘Grace Apparel Order’ along with your name) or at the church office during regular weekday hours, or checks can be mailed to 1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.

Moms Group 2021 Dates—Moms Group is back for 2021! 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). Below are the dates for the rest of the school year:

February 26
March 12, 26
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Choral Celebration Concert: Next Sunday—Enjoy the heavenly sounds of the St. Olaf Choir, King’s College Choir, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, One Thousand-Voice Welsh Male Chorus, Kansas City Chorale and more as the “best choruses singing the best choruses” are presented here at Grace next Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. You are cordially invited to experience this unique and rewarding Choral Celebration, which will feature top selections from these choral groups excellent recordings, and will include familiar favorites, timeless classics, and rare choral gems.  Due to COVID restrictions, up to 125 guests are able to attend the concert, with face coverings for ages 5 and older required. To attend, please register with Jon Rupprecht at jhr12447@aol.com or by calling him at 414-559-4110.

Job Opening at Grace—Grace is seeking a candidate to fill a part-time custodian position in the Grace Center. Responsibilities include cleaning work and event spaces as well as assisting with special event set up and take down. Position is for 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Great opportunity for students and night owls. For a full description and details, contact Dave Egelseer at admin@ gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

Job Opening at NPHDo you have accounting experience? Are you in the market for a new job? Consider using your skills and knowledge to support the mission of Northwestern Publishing House (NPH) as a part of their accounting team. NPH connects people with God’s Word through the publishing and sales of quality Christian books and gifts. This is a part-time position with a work schedule that is flexible around core business hours. If you are interested in being considered for the Accounting Assistant position, please visit nph.net/join-our-team to learn more.

Most Certainly True Podcast New Home—Grace’s podcast, Most Certainly True, has a new home! You can now easily listen to the podcast using services like iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and many more. Search for ‘Most Certainly True’ in those players or bookmark our new website in your browser: mostcertainlytrue.buzzsprout.com. Links to this new hosting platform can still be found on the Most Certainly True page on the Grace website. Same great content, just now with room to grow!

What is Most Certainly True Podcast? You should check us out! We post an audio version of each Sunday sermon from Grace as well as content for you during the week. You’ll also find episodes discussing the recent Bible Reading Challenge, a special series about the history of Grace called God’s Grace at Grace and topical studies like our current series on the book God’s Providence.  Please consider joining us and giving us a listen—now playing anywhere podcasts can be found!

Are you a faithful listener? If you like what you hear, please consider talking our podcast up and sharing with others! Encourage a Grace member to listen, or help your friends outside learn what Grace is all about by sharing a sermon or an episode on your social media pages. Thank you for your support, and for spending your time with us!