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Call Meeting Scheduled—The next call meeting is scheduled for today, May 2, at 11:45 a.m. in the Grace Center Great Hall. Everyone is invited to attend, either in-person or online via Zoom. The call meeting is to call an associate pastor to Grace, to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. Please continue to keep Grace in your prayers.

Rejoice Always: A Study of Philippians—This past year was hard, and—between the pandemics, natural disasters, tanking economies, elections, social unrest—one can’t help but wonder: “Is there any joy left?” Discover how we can find the joy no matter what with Rejoice Always: A Study of Philippians. Join Dr. Phil Huebner for this special four-part study, May 2-23, at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday mornings, either in-person or online.

Website Survey—In the past year, Grace has increased their use of technology and has expanded their digital ministry efforts. Help Grace better understand the ongoing needs of Grace Church, specifically in the realm of the Grace website, by filling out a brief survey! Members should have received the survey via email this past Friday, Apr. 30, but it can also be found under the Connect tab on the Grace website and will be live until Sunday, May 30. The survey should only take a few minutes to fill out and submit. Everyone with an internet connection is invited—and encouraged—to fill out the survey! Questions, please feel free to email Amanda Schumacher, Communications Coordinator, at aschumacher@gracedowntown.org.

Mom’s Group 2021 Dates—Moms are invited to join Mom’s Group for fun and fellowship—and now, in-person! In-person meetings are Fridays at 9 a.m. (unless stated otherwise). Grace pastors will once again lead a study focusing on the Scripture lessons for the upcoming Sunday, and face masks will be worn by those in attendance (ages 5 and up, same as for worship).  The remaining dates for the rest of the school year are as follows: May 7, 14, 21.

First Fridays Presents Yeram Yoon, Guitarist—First Fridays returns with an in-person concert! Enjoy a performance by guitarist Yeram Yoon on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Yoon will perform works by Sergio Assad, Astor Piazzolla, Claude Debussy, and Vicente Asencio. The concert will last approximately an hour and is free to attend (freewill donations are greatly appreciated, and go towards supporting the concert series). Masks are required for attendees ages 5 and up; the concert will also be available through live stream via the Grace YouTube channel. Questions, visit gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.

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 dcarter@gracedowntown.org to let him know you plan on camping and how many people are in your group.

Life-A-Thon—You are invited to join WELS Lutherans for its Life-a-Thon 5K Walk/Run next Saturday, May 8, at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A kids’ obstacle race will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the walk/run will start at 10 a.m. Costs are $25 for individuals, $60 for families, and $85 for a church or school team. Participation virtually is also available. To register, visit life-a-thon.org or call 414-727-8176. For more details about Lutherans for Life, visit lutheransforlife.org.

Job Openings at Wisconsin Lutheran College—Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is now accepting applications for a full-time Payroll and HR Generalist. The position is primarily responsible for processing timely and accurate semi-monthly payrolls, account reconciliation, and serving as a primary contact for all payroll related matters. To view the complete job description or to apply, visit wlc.edu/hr for details. WLC is looking to also fill faculty positions as well as other administrative roles.

Summer Job Openings at Martin Luther College—Campus employment at Martin Luther College (MLC) for summer 2021 are now posted on the MLC website at mlc-wels.edu/summerjobs. Jobs are available in the early childhood learning center, fitness center, administrative office, custodial and grounds departments. Interested individuals may apply directly to the supervisor(s) listed in the respective position(s), and applicants may apply for one or multiple roles. Questions, please contact human resources at hr@mlc-wels.edu.