Currently, there are no COVID restrictions for attending worship or events at Grace Church.
There is a mask advisory in place for the City of Milwaukee.
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Worship and Bible Class
No Sunday Morning Bible Class—This is a friendly reminder there is no Sunday morning Bible class for the month of August. Regular Sunday morning Bible class will return on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Coming in September! Grace Groups: A Small Group Ministry—In an effort to provide you with continued opportunities to build up and grow in important relationships with God and other believers, Grace is launching a small group ministry called Grace Groups on Sunday, Sept. 11. These small gatherings will give you the chance to get to know other members and together study God's Word, serve, have fun, support and encourage one another. Sign-ups go live next week at gracedowntown.org/smallgroups. Prayerfully consider this opportunity in your life of faith!
Divine Call Received—Family Minister Drew Carter received a call last week to serve as a staff minister at Divine Savior in Delray Beach, FL. Please keep Drew, his family, and both Divine Savior and Grace in your prayers as he deliberates both of his calls.
Semi-Annual Report from Council—Congregation president Jeff Hatzung sent out the semi-annual report the beginning of August. This report is part of an effort to keep congregants in the know regarding church operations throughout the year. If you do not have access to email, printed copies are available upon request by contacting the church office at 414-271-3006.
Grace Block Party: Today! Today is the first-ever Grace End of the Summer Block Party! Head out to Broadway after the 10:30 a.m. service and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship with Grace members and our neighbors in the community! Food trucks, a beer tent, live music, lawn games, and church tours will be available (courtesy of Paul Sherwood). Everyone is welcome and invited to attend!
Annual Community Rummage Sale: Volunteers Needed—Grace’s annual community rummage sale returns on Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Grace Center—and is need of volunteers! Volunteers are requested to help with load-in the day before (Friday, Sept. 9) as well as day-of load-out, guest check-in, and in general to provide a pleasant experience for attendees and vendors. If interested, contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays Presents Karen Beaumont and René Izquierdo—First Fridays, Grace’s free monthly concert series, returns on Friday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. here in the sanctuary. Featuring Karen Beaumont, organ and René Izquierdo, guitar, this concert promises an evening of Spanish music. Concerts last approximately an hour, and are open to the public, with light refreshments served following the concert. To learn more, visit gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.
Music at Grace—Choirs and instruments are tuning up for worship at Grace this fall! Regular rehearsals for the Grace Choir begin on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in the church basement. There are additional opportunities to sing with the Motet Choir, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Choir, with less of a commitment. If you have choir or instrumental experience and would like to get involved with music at Grace or have questions, please contact Music Minister Kevin Becker at email@example.com.
College Student Address Update—If you are a college student, help Grace stay in touch by updating your status for school this year and giving us your contact info. Phone Carolyn in the church office, 414-271-3006, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you graduated this past year, please let the church office know that as well.
Grace Adopt-A-Student—Grace is continuing its Adopt-a-Student program this fall! This program is designed to encourage the faith of our college-bound members. Grace members will write to their “adopted student” at least twice a semester for the next school year. Additional notes, care packages, or other ways to offer encouragement and support to students are also welcome. To sign up for a student, contact Peggy Stone, email@example.com.
Job Opportunity: Barista—Grace Place Coffee is looking to hire a part-time barista to help out in the coffee shop during the week, with an estimated 7-12 hours per week (with the potential of additional hours if desired). No experience necessary, training will be provided. Starting pay is $14 per hour. For more information or to apply, email Cate Jaworski, Church Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opening: Communications Coordinator at Grace Church—Our current Communications Coordinator, Amanda Schumacher, is pursuing a career change after five years with Grace, and will be resigning from her current role this fall. If you or someone you know has a passion for Grace’s ministry, experience in communications, marketing, or public relations, and a background in digital and graphic design, please contact Church Administrator Cate Jaworski at email@example.com to learn more about this full-time opportunity and to see a job description.
50th Anniversary Open House—Wisconsin Lutheran College is celebrating its 50th anniversary! You are invited to join us on Saturday, Sept.10 for an anniversary worship service at 2 p.m., followed by an open house. For more information and to RSVP (by Sept. 3), please visit wlc.edu/50th.
WLS Friends of the Seminary Day—Friends of the Seminary Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary campus (11831 N. Seminary Dr., Mequon, WI). Registration and coffee hour runs from 8-9 a.m., followed by worship, presentations, lunch, and optional seminary tour. Cost is $10 to attend; register no later than Sept. 16. For more information or to register, contact Lori Guse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-242-8104.
Spiritual Growth for Christian Warriors Retreat—Join fellow Lutheran warriors for a spiritual retreat for any WELS/ELS members dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) associated with military service. The retreat is set for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, 2022 at Camp Phillip (W944 Buttercup Ave., Wautoma, WI). There is no registration fee for this retreat, and all food and lodging costs are provided at no charge to attendees. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2022—space is limited; please register early. Contact email@example.com or visit lutheranmilitary.org/spiritual-retreat-2022 to learn more.
Lutherans for Life Fundraiser: Treasure Life—You're invited to the Treasure Life Event fundraisers for WELS Lutherans for Life on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel (W231N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha). The luncheon starts at noon and the banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. Get ready to laugh with featured speaker, Kirk Walden, and be prepared to learn about the true impact of pregnancy help ministries all over the country. These events are free to attend, but registration is required. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All funds raised will directly support life-affirming help for abortion-vulnerable mothers, youth development, pregnancy support for women, parenting education, and after-abortion support. Find all the details and register at treasure-life.org. For questions call 414-727-8176 or email contact@ALife2.com.
Job Opportunity: Teacher’s Aide—St. Paul's in Franklin is in need of a teacher's aide/assistant to help provide instruction and support for their combined kindergarten and first grade classroom. All interested individuals should contact Principal Nathan Schulmeister at 920-284-2404 (cell) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.