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Midweek Lent at Grace—The last midweek Lenten service is Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021 at 12:10 p.m. The theme for this final midweek service is Father, Forgive...Our Misplaced Sorrow - Luke 23:27-31. Maximum occupancy is 120 attendees; face masks are required for ages 5 and older. To sign-up for worship, visit rsvp.church/r/rZhGY5g1.
Seminary Chorus Sacred Concert—The Seminary Chorus returns for its 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
Divine Call Extended—Last week, Grace called Rev. Andrew Schroer, of Redeemer Lutheran in Edna, TX, to serve as an associate pastor here 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.
Holy Week & Easter Sign-Ups: Now Live! Sign-ups for in-person Holy Week and Easter worship are now live, with multiple service times available. Services will be provided via live stream as well.
Asleep in Jesus—Long-time Grace member Lori Parker was called home to her heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. A service was held at Graceland Cemetery Wednesday, March 17, 2021. In our prayers we remember those who mourn.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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! Topics are listed below:
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)
Grace in Action: Food Drive—Starting today, Grace in Action is running a month-long food drive. 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 email@example.com or Kathy Schlecht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Seminary—Are 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 email@example.com or call 262-242-8130.
Job Opening at Kingdom Workers—Kingdom Workers is looking to hire a full-time building project manager! The Build Up Project Manager will lead projects for the Build Up program at multiple locations while sharing Jesus with volunteers and those being served. Other responsibilities include material acquisition for projects, planning and scheduling projects, working on-site with youth and local volunteers, and building strong relationships with youth and partner organizations. Questions, contact Jeff Ulman at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, head to kingdomworkers.com/careers/build-up-project-manager/.
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 email@example.com.
Koine Concerts—Enjoy two live, in-person concerts by Koine! “Footsteps to the Cross Illuminated,” a musical passion play of hymns, scriptural narration and dazzling media, is set for next Sunday, Mar. 28 at 3 and 5 p.m. “Tenebrae Illuminated,” a special concert adaptation of the traditional Tenebrae service, is set for Good Friday, Apr. 2, at 5 and 7 p.m. Both concerts will take place at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (3399 Division Rd., Jackson, WI). Concerts are free, however due to social distancing guidelines, tickets must be reserved in advance. In the event you are unable to attend, please release tickets so others can attend. For tickets and more information, head to koinemusic.com.
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: 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.