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. 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. More details are coming soon, but for now prayerfully consider this opportunity in your life of faith.
Offering Changes at Grace—Beginning in the summer of 2022, we will ponder God’s grace and the message of God’s love during the musical offering. Visitors are under no obligation to offer a financial gift, but members and guests who wish to bring an offering to the Lord may make use of offering plates in the back of the sanctuary. To make a direct and secure financial gift, scan the QR code printed on page two of this service folder.
Semi-Annual Report from Council—Double check your inboxes—congregation president Jeff Hatzung sent out the semi-annual report this past Thursday. 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—Grace Lutheran Church is throwing a neighborhood block party on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, starting at 11:30 a.m., following the 10:30 a.m. worship service—and everyone is invited to join for fun and fellowship! The block party will feature food trucks, live entertainment (including The Hergert Trio!), and games—and don't miss this opportunity to get a behind the scenes historic tour of Grace, led by longtime Grace member Paul Sherwood! This event is free to attend and open to the public, and is a great way to introduce family, friends, co-workers, or others to Grace Lutheran Church!
Grace Block Party Volunteers Wanted—The Grace Block Party committee is seeking volunteers to help day-of the event! Grace needs 10-20 volunteers to help with a variety of tasks day-of the event! Volunteers will receive a free Grace volunteer t-shirt as well. If you are interested in helping, contact Grace member Lori Hassler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Now Hiring: Property Manager—Grace Church is hiring a part-time property manager! Duties include managing Grace’s facilities and property, supervising custodial staff, and coordinating with contractors on building improvement projects. Previous experience preferred. Hours will fluctuate, based on weekly need. To view the job description, or apply, contact Church Administrator Cate Jaworski at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this full-time opportunity and to see a job description.
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.