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Worship and Bible Class

Living by Faith Alone: New Sunday Morning Bible Class—Life isn’t easy—in fact, sometimes it’s just plain hard. There are problems and challenges all around us and even in us. No matter how hard we try, we are left feeling empty and without purpose. But the good news of free and full forgiveness offers a different way of life. Starting today, Sunday, Apr. 24, join Grace Church for this new Sunday morning Bible class. Explore the core teaching of the Christian faith found in the book of Galatians—justification by faith—and see how you can live by faith alone. Sunday morning Bible class is offered at 9 and 10:15 a.m. in the Grace Center’s Great Hall, along with tasty treats, juice, and coffee.

Prime Time Bible Class Resumes—Prime Time Bible class has resumed meeting on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Grace Center classroom, and is currently studying “Bible Pairings,” scriptural teachings that come in pairs, to better understand the full picture painted by these doctrinal sets. Open to all ages; join us for warm, friendly fellowship around God's Word. For more information, contact Jon Rupprecht at 414-559-4110 or jhr12447@aol.com.

Confirmation Sunday—Six young adults will be confirmed here at Grace Church next Sunday, May 1, 2022, during the 10:30 a.m. service. This years’ confirmands include Brooklyn Krenn, Ada Slaughter, and Hannah Strong (Karlee Hackmann and Isabella Ruether are unable to attend the service). Natalie Justman, Quinn Koschnitzke, and Stone Smith will have their prior confirmations acknowledged as well. Please join Grace in welcoming these individuals as adult members here at Grace Church!


Easter Breakfast Thank You—The events team at Grace wants to share a huge thank you to everyone who brought food and donated to the Easter Breakfast this past Sunday, and send out a special thank you to the Strommen family for helping with the post-breakfast clean up! If you left a dish, please remember to pick it up in the Great Hall kitchen after church as soon as you can. Thank you again—it was exciting to have such a great turnout!

Lutheran Chorale Concert at Grace—On Sunday, May 1, the Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee presents “O God, Our Help,” a hymn festival concert, starting at 4 p.m. here at Grace Church. The festival will feature the sounds of organ, brass and percussion as the chorale sings favorites—old and new—from the new WELS hymnal, as well as arrangements from prominent church music composers Carl Schalk, Howard Helvey, David Cherwien, John Ferguson, Keith Getty, Stuart Townend, and J.S. Bach. The concert will also premiere new choral work by Jeremy S. Bakken. A free will offering will be collected to support the choir’s ministry. To learn more, visit lutheranchorale.org. Please note: this concert will not be live streamed.

Grace in Action: Volunteer Opportunity with Hunger Task Force - On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 1-4 p.m., a small group from Grace will help fill stockboxes with food for the elderly and low income families at the new Hunger Task Force warehouse (5000 W. Electric Ave., West Milwaukee). To sign up to help, email Kathy Schlect at kathyschlecht3@gmail.com.

First Fridays presents Matt Lawrenz, Organist—First Fridays returns on Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m., with an organ recital featuring Matt Lawrenz. The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Locklair, and Stamm. Concert is free and open to the public, and lasts approximately an hour. Donations are gratefully accepted, and go towards supporting the concert series. To learn more, visit gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.

WELS Youth Rally: Registration Now Open! The WELS Youth Rally is back this summer, June 28-July 1, 2022, in Knoxville, Tennessee—and Grace is going! The youth rally is a fantastic opportunity for teens (8th grade graduates and up) to get out of the house, develop fellowship with both Grace teens and teens from around the country, and to be encouraged by presenters and peers through faith-based workshops. Registration is now open until May 31, 2022. If you are a Grace teen and interested in attending the rally, contact Family Minister Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org to learn more.

Now Hiring: Director of Digital Ministry— Grace Lutheran Church is looking to grow its communications and technology team with a Director of Digital Ministry who will help Grace Church expand their digital reach and efforts! The Director of Digital Ministry will focus on the digital needs of the church, including but not limited to: overseeing live streaming, video work (filming, editing, and uploading), podcasts, and more. This position is part-time to start, and regular availability on Sunday mornings will be needed. To learn more about this position, email Cate Jaworski, Church Administrator at admin@gracedowntown.org, for a full job description. 

Seeking: Event Reps for Grace CenterLooking for part-time work or a way to earn some additional cash? The Grace Center events team is now hiring event reps for the 2022 and 2023 event season! Event reps are responsible for overseeing and supervising on-site events. Pay is $100 per Grace Center event rental ($20 per hour for five-hour shift). Evening and weekend availability is a must. Questions, or to apply, contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Seeking: Wedding Hosts for Grace ChurchLooking for part-time work or a way to earn additional cash? The Grace Church events team is now hiring wedding hosts for the 2022 and 2023 wedding season! Wedding hosts are responsible for overseeing and supervising on-site wedding ceremonies and rehearsals. Pay is $75 for wedding ceremonies with same-day rehearsal and $125 for wedding ceremonies with day-before rehearsals. Evening and weekend availability is a must. Questions or to apply, contact Events Coordinator Catherine Daly at cdaly@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.


Pray for Ukraine—Curious as to how the WELS is helping our sister churches in Ukraine? Visit wels.net/pray-for-ukraine for the latest as to how our church body is offering aid.

Seminary Scurry 2022—On Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is once again hosting its annual “Seminary Scurry!” This family outing invites WELS members all over our area to the seminary campus for a 5K Scurry and ½ Mile Kids Dash. The event includes a bounce house, face painting, tours of the campus, and a lunch for everyone in attendance. Registration for adults is $20, with those 18 and under granted free admission. For more information, visit wisluthsem.org/seminary-scurry-2022.

WLHS International Host Family Informational Meeting—Wisconsin Lutheran High School is hosting an informational session on Monday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. regarding their host family program. The growing international program at WLHS is in need of caring, supportive, mission-minded families to take in our international students over some of the school breaks throughout the year. This includes hosting opportunities for Thanksgiving break (half-week), Christmas break (two weeks), and spring break (one week). Families are also needed for yearlong international student hosting. Stipends are provided for all these hosting opportunities. For more information or to sign up as a host family, contact Director of the International Program Mr. Eric Duwe at eric.duwe@wlhs.org or visit wlhs.org/homestay.

WLC Spring Concerts—The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir presents its Spring Concert on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band presents its Spring Concert on Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. All concerts take place in the Center for Arts and Performance. Call 414-443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/boxoffice to purchase tickets.

Luther Prep May Instrumental Concert—You’re invited to join the concert and jazz bands, string, guitar, and percussion ensembles, brass choir, and mass handbell choir for the annual May Instrumental Concert on Sunday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Luther Prep School Auditorium. The theme for this year’s program, entitled "Screen Gems: Music from the Movies," will highlight a variety of great selections from some classic movies. No tickets are necessary, but a free will collection will be taken.

Viking Summer Explorer Camps—Looking for a productive and fun experience for your grade school students this summer? Sign-up for summer camp at Wisconsin Lutheran High School and explore a wide variety of activities and interests in a Christian setting. Camps include theater, numerous sports, art, robotics, cheerleading, and more! For information and to register, visit wlhs.org/explorers.

WLHS Prism Concerts—Wisconsin Lutheran High School presents its annual Prism concerts on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, at 2 and 7 p.m. These popular concerts are a celebration of the fine arts and generally sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale starting Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m. and are available online at wlhs.org/prism. Advance ticket sale prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children through eighth grade. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for children through eighth grade; however, these shows sell out fast!