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Upcoming Changes to Worship: Please Read—Due to the mask mandate expiring this past week, there are some changes for worship at Grace. The 7:45 a.m. service will continue to require masks and be socially distant; all other worship services and activities at Grace Downtown and in the Grace Center will not require masks. For full details as to what the changes include, please visit our website’s COVID Resource Page (gracedowntown.org/covid), social media channels, or refer to the summer newsletter, which was sent out this past week. Thank you!
Divine Call Returned—Rev. Daniel Lange, who is currently serving Light of Life Lutheran Church in Covington, WA, returned a call to serve at Grace as an associate pastor and to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. Please watch future GraceNotes and emails as to when the next call meeting will take place, and continue to keep Grace Church in your prayers.
Open Forum Today—Grace Church will share with the congregation a detailed presentation on the Vision 2025/2030 plan today at 9 and 10:15 a.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall. Check your inboxes to view the plan before the meeting. Printed copies will be made available. Members can choose to participate either in-person or virtually. Everyone is invited—and encouraged—to attend! Questions, contact congregation president Jeff Hatzung at email@example.com.
Summer Sunday Morning Bible Class—Lots of voices. Lots of noise. Lots of attention-getters. Social media, video messaging, news platforms—we are bombarded with siren-calls to listen. To what end? To change our attitude? To improve our life? To win our support? What does our Savior have to say about all that? Better yet, what does our Savior have to say is most important? Join us for Sunday Bible class in-person (9 or 10:15 a.m.) or online (via YouTube), June 13-July 25, 2021, with the open-eared and open-hearted call to Speak, Lord, Your Servants Are Listening (The Sermons of Jesus in John’s Gospel):
June 13 Give us life! John 3:1-21
June 20 Open our lips! John 4:4-42
June 27 Identify yourself! John 5:16-47
July 4 Feed us! John 6:25-71
July 11 Guide our decisions! John 7:14-44
July 18 Keep us in your family! John 8:12-59
July 25 Shepherd us! John 10:1-21
New Series at Grace in the Ward—The Apostles' Creed is an ancient statement of faith that is based on the teaching of the apostles and reflects the core elements of what Christians believe. But it's more than just words! This confession helps us guard and hold fast to who God is and the truth of the Gospel. Together we believe:
May 30 God Created Me
June 6 God Cares for Me
June 13 Jesus is God and Man
June 20 Conquering Victory
June 27 Ascension
July 4 Judgment Day
July 11 The Holy Spirit Calls
July 18 Forgiveness
July 25 Life-Everlasting
Prime Timers Returns in June—It’s back! Prime Timers Bible Study has returned on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Grace Center Classroom. Minister of Discipleship Drew Carter will take the class through the book of Hebrews over the summer months. If you have any questions regarding the class, you can contact Mr. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.
31st Annual Friends of Wisco Golf Outing—Everyone is invited to the Friends of Wisco Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 21, at Ironwood Golf Course (W270N6166 Moraine Dr #3332, Sussex, WI). At the event, we will honor the 1989 State Championship Golf Team with Coach Bob Lehninger (’63) and pro golfer Mark Wilson (’93). Cost is $160 per person with shotgun start at 10 a.m. Includes: green fees, golf cart, lunch and dinner, and two drink tickets. For registration and sponsorship information visit wlhs.org/events. Registration is limited to the first 216 golfers. Please sign up by Friday, June 11. For registration questions, contact Becky Glass at email@example.com or 414-453-4567 ext. 2291.
Healing & Helping Golf Outing—Former NFL wide receiver Don Beebe will be the guest speaker at Christian Family Solutions’ Healing & Helping Golf Outing on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Chenequa Country Club (6250 WI-83, Hartland). Besides sharing stories of his career, Don will share the importance of his Christian faith and his perseverance to stay the course and never give up. To register for the event, visit christianfamilysolutions.org/events for details.
Grace Annual Church Camp Out—It’s back! The Grace Church Campout is set for July 22-25 at the Long Lake Campground in Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit. The state parks have some changes they are enforcing, which can be found at dnr.wi.gov. There will be a group cookout for dinner Friday, July 23 at the Long Lake Picnic Pavilion. If you would like to reserve your campsite, you can do so at wisconsin.goingtocamp.com or over the phone at 1-888-947-2757. Look to make reservations in the upper 900s loop or the lower 900s to be closer to other Grace members. If you have any questions you can contact Chris Midthun at Chrismidthun@wi.rr.com. If you have already made reservations (or when you do), please send an email to Drew Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you plan on camping and how many people are in your group.