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Midweek Lent at Grace—Midweek Lenten services return at Grace on Wednesdays, Feb. 24-Mar. 24, 2021 with 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 120 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 (Thursday mornings, during Lent). This year’s theme for Lent is “Father, Forgive!”

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 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 Returned—Pastor Aaron Boehm, currently serving as pastor at Shepherd of the Hills in La Mesa, CA, returned his call to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. The next call meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021.

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

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: Today Only! Enjoy the heavenly sounds of some of the world’s best Christian choirs today at 3 p.m., here at Grace. Featuring the St. Olaf Choir, King’s College Choir, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, One Thousand-Voice Welsh Male Chorus, Kansas City Chorale and more, this free concert will share selections of their recorded music in a uniquely uplifting and devotional experience. Due to COVID restrictions, up to 125 guests are able to attend the concert, with face coverings for ages 5 and older required. Seating remains available; contact Jon Rupprecht for details 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.

Job Opening at Wisconsin Lutheran SeminaryAre you looking to work in a Christian environment for up to 20 hours a week? Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is seeking another team member to join their janitorial staff—attention to detail and self-motivation a must. For details or to apply, contact Dennis Sprenger at dennis.sprenger@wisluthsem.org or by calling 262-242-8130.