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Upcoming Changes to Worship: Please ReadThe City of Milwaukee Health Department recently announced that the current Health Order and mask mandate will expire on June 1. Your congregational leaders continue to discuss changes for worship starting on June 6 that will match the spirit of current guidelines and protocols and serve for the good and welfare of all our members. Those plans will be finalized soon and shared with you at that time. Until then, attendance restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements are still in effect. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter as we express love to our community and those at risk!

Divine Call Extended—Grace has extended a call to Rev. Daniel Lange, who is currently serving Light of Life Lutheran Church in Covington, WA, to serve at Grace as an associate pastor and to fill the vacancy left by Pastor Bondow. Please keep Pastor Lange and his family, as well as Grace, in your prayers as he deliberates his calls.

Seminary Assignments—The Lord in his wisdom over all things and love for all people has called graduates of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary into the pastoral ministry. These men received their assignments Thursday, including Grace member Luke Thomford, who was assigned to serve at St. Paul in Moline, IL, and Early Field Training (EFT) individuals Joel Hopper—who was assigned to serve at Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel in Madison, WI and Philip Schroeder, who was assigned to serve as a tutor at MLC in New Ulm, MN. All graduate and vicar assignments are posted on the seminary’s website, wisluthsem.org.

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 the conclusion of this study, today 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! Survey can be found HERE. 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.

Prime Timers Returns in June—It’s back! Prime Timers Bible Study is returning Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. in the Grace Center Classroom, starting June 2. 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 dcarter@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Grace Church Picnic 2021—The Grace Church Picnic is returning this summer! The picnic will be held at Grace on Sunday, June 27, at noon in the Great Hall. Food will be provided completely by Grace, and will include brats, burgers, and other traditional picnic sides. If you plan to attend, please bring your own drinks for you and your family, as well as any yard games you might want to set up in the parking lot to enjoy with others! There will be games and activities planned by Grace in the parking lot as well. While the church picnic might look different than in years past, we are excited to be in a place where fellowship events can be held again and hope you will join us! For details, questions or to RSVP, email Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org by Monday, June 21, so as to have an accurate head count for how much food to provide.

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.

Summer Housing Request—Do you have a spare room or apartment available? A young WELS member will be in the area this summer for an internship and is seeking housing. If you or someone you know has something they can provide, please contact Jeanne Carbon at office@tpog.net for details and questions.  

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.  

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 julman@kingdomworkers.com. To apply, head to kingdomworkers.com/careers.

Job Opening at Kingdom Workers—Kingdom Workers is looking to hire and international project coordinator! The International Project Coordinator will act as a liaison between program staff and the Director of International Programs. Other responsibilities include providing administrative support to international programs, staff, and volunteers, including running in-person and virtual team building activities. Questions, contact Jeff Ulman at julman@kingdomworkers.com. To apply, head to kingdomworkers.com/careers.