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Midweek Lent at Grace—Midweek Lenten services are held at Grace on Wednesdays, now through 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/rZhGY5g1. 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 Deflecting Blame - Matthew 27:24-26 (Mar. 17)
Our Misplaced Sorrow - Luke 23:27-31 (Mar. 24) 12:10 p.m. only

Save the Date for Special Event and Service Sign-Ups—Mark your calendars! Sign-ups for in-person Holy Week and Easter worship will be going live Monday, Mar. 15, 2021 at noon. Holy Week and Easter services will offer in-person worship as well as virtually. Watch your inbox for details in the coming weeks!

Clean up the Church for Easter—All Grace members are invited to help get our beautiful church building ready for Easter! Join us for a little spring cleaning on Saturday, Mar. 27, 9:30-11 a.m.—arrive at the church entryway and work for as long as your schedule allows! Lend a hand with general cleaning, polishing trim and woodwork, changing light bulbs, etc. Email Drew Carter, dcarter@gracedowntown.org, to offer help.

Easter Flowers—Help adorn the altar for Easter with beautiful spring flowers! Pick up an envelope from the Parish Center counter and deposit it into 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. 28, 2021.

Seminary Chorus Sacred Concert—The Seminary Chorus returns for their annual sacred concert at Grace on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021 at 7 p.m., in place of the 6:30 p.m. midweek Lent service. Face masks will be required of all attendees ages 5 and up and space is limited; sign-ups in advance required. Sign-up for the concert is now live.

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:

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)

Call Meeting Scheduled—The next call meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021, after the 10:30 a.m. service. Grace is calling an associate pastor to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow.

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; Spring 2021 dates are still available! Questions, call the church office at 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org

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: March 26; 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.

Job Opening at Grace—Grace is seeking a candidate to fill a part-time custodian position for the church. Responsibilities include cleaning of church and Parish Center spaces. Position is for 10 hours a week; candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule. For a full description and details, contact Dave Egelseer at admin@ gracedowntown.org or 414-271-3006.

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.

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.

Men of His Word: Virtual Conference for 2021—The Men of His Word Ministry (MOHW) team is excited to announce the 2021 Virtual MOHW Conference set for Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021! 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! Online registration is open--$15 per person, with a limit of 500 registrations. Questions, or to register, head to menofhisword.org.

Spam Emails from Pastor Huebner—Unfortunately, various members have been reporting that spam emails, claiming to come from Pastor Huebner "asking for a favor" with no details as to what the favor is, are once again being sent to them. Please do not engage with these emails! Send them to your spam folder, report them to Google directly, or alert our communications coordinator Amanda Schumacher (don't forward the email to others--simply take a screenshot of the email in question or type a new email with a summary of what you received). All official Grace email communication comes through a MailChimp account (like the weekly weekend worship email), and all called workers and staff email addresses are not Gmail address--official email addresses will always feature @gracedowntown.org as the address. At this trying time of reaching members electronically, please use discernment and double check email addresses before responding to anyone. Thank you!