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.
Worship and Bible Class
Sunday Morning Bible Class: Enduring Faith—A long-lasting and growing faith in the Lord blesses your life today and forever. Be a life-long learner of God’s Word as we explore the narratives of God’s eternal promises as they play out through Scripture. Each week we will study the same Bible lesson as the children of Sunday school for the importance of lifelong learning and preparing you to share your faith at home or in your networks. Sunday morning Bible class returns Sunday, Sept. 11, with Enduring Faith, a year-long Bible study focused on exploring God’s promises throughout Scripture. Two times to attend available: 9 and 10:15 a.m., in the Great Hall of the Grace Center, with light refreshments served. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join!
Coming in September! Grace Groups: A Small Group Ministry—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 are now live at gracedowntown.org/smallgroups. Prayerfully consider this opportunity in your life of faith!
Prime Time Bible Class Returns—Prime Time Bible Class returns Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Grace Center classroom. Open to all ages and backgrounds, the year will start with a unit titled Virtuous to a Fault. The study will focus on how God’s Word keeps us from letting Christian virtues decay into human faults before we realize it. Join for friendly fellowship (even some fun!) as we dig into God’s Word and apply it to our lives. Questions, contact Jon Rupprecht at 414-559-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Block Party: Thank You! Last week’s first-ever Block Party was a success! Thank you to everyone who attended, and special thank you to our wonderful volunteers, our live musicians, our vendors, our tour guides, and of course—our Block Party planning committee, who coordinated everything and worked hard the past few months to put this together! Want to help with next year’s party? Contact Pastor Brian Hackmann via email@example.com to stay in the loop.
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.
Music at Grace—Choirs and instruments are tuning up for worship at Grace this fall! Regular rehearsals for the Grace Choir begin Thursday, Sept. 1, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays Presents Karen Beaumont and René Izquierdo—First Fridays, Grace’s free monthly concert series, returns 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. To learn more, visit gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.
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 in need of 15-25 volunteers! Volunteers are needed 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 email@example.com.
RootedMKE Fall Events—RootedMKE, Grace’s Milwaukee-area group comprising 20-and-30-somethings, has a full fall planned! Join them for kayaking (Sept. 17), fall activities at Barthel Fruit Farm (Oct. 16), Friendsgiving (Nov. 11), Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl (Dec. 9), and of course—Tuesday night Bible study. To learn details, join the group’s Facebook page, RootedMKE.
Grace Fine Art and Craft Festival—After a long hiatus, the Grace Fine Art and Craft Festival returns Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Grace Center! Do you or someone you know specialize in a craft or hobby, or run your own artisan business? Consider applying to this year’s festival! Years past have featured works such as homemade candles, jewelry, pottery, painting, and more. To apply or view details, visit the application page on the Grace website at gracedowntown.org/artfestival.
WLHS Installation Service—Join WLHS in celebration at the installation service today, Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m., in the auditorium at Wisconsin Lutheran High School (330 Glenview Ave., Milwaukee). The service features several new faculty and staff installations and anniversary celebrations (including 25 years in ministry for Grace member Amy Goede)! All are welcome to attend.
Lutheran Boy and Girl Pioneers Kick Off—Pioneers are back with a new format for the 2022-2023 school year filled with exciting activities including water safety and fishing, kitchen safety and cooking, service projects, and even rocket building! Pioneer Kick Off is this Tuesday, August 30 at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Tosa (7809 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa) with a pizza party and games! Both groups will meet on Tuesday evenings, twice a month, throughout the school year. All children from kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome (including Grace Church children). Registration is online and available at sjtosa.org/pioneers.
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.
WLHS Grade School Tailgate Party—Grade school families are invited to a free night of fun at the WLC Raabe Field (1401 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa) on Friday, Sept. 16, starting at 5:15 p.m. A tailgate party with activities, food, and time to play catch on the field turf will be held before the WLHS Vikings varsity football game at 7 p.m. Admittance to the football game will be provided only by pre-registering at wlhs.org/tailgate.
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.
WELS/ELS Singles Fall Events—If you are a single, unmarried, divorced, or widowed WELS or ELS adult, you are invited to join WELS/ELS Singles for their fall events coming up! Join them for hiking at Parfey’s Glen in Merrimac WI (Oct. 8), an afternoon of board games (Oct. 22), or their retreat at Camp Phillip (Nov. 11-13). For details or questions, contact Rachel Frtiz at email@example.com or visit their website at wels-els-singles.com.