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Worship and Bible Class

Current Grace in the Ward Series: The Savior Came for Me—It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it?! God sent Jesus, his Son, into the world to walk this earth, to experience life, and to rescue the human race by his life, death, and resurrection. But even more than that, God sent the Savior to do those things for you. Join Grace in the Ward in celebrating God’s mercy and faithfulness as we look at the Savior who came for you. Sundays at 10:30 a.m., at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee).

Wonder of Wonders: New Sunday Morning Bible Class in January—Joy and excitement fill our hearts during the Epiphany season of the church year as the Gospel accounts proclaim the wonders of Jesus’ authority in words and works, shining out to the world. What a perfect time to dive into and discuss the impact of his miracles in our life! Join Grace pastors and your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ for this new Sunday morning Bible class series, starting Jan. 9, 2022. Sunday morning Bible class is offered at 9:15 or 10 a.m. Fresh coffee, juice and treats are provided, along with time for fellowship! Sunday morning Bible class will also be made available online through the Grace YouTube page, and study guides for participation can be found at gracedowntown.org/docs. Check out the topics for the five-week series!

Wonder of Wonders: The Miracles of Our Lord

Jan. 9              Types and Purpose of Jesus’ Miracles
Jan. 16            Sabbath Miracles
Jan. 23            No Bible Class—Open Forum
Jan. 30            Demon Possession
Feb. 6              The Gift of Sight
Feb. 13            Raising the Dead

Sunday Morning Bible Class Survey—The pastors of Grace Church are looking for your help in improving the quality of our Sunday morning Bible class! No matter if you attend every week or have never come to Sunday morning Bible class, Grace Church would like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out an anonymous survey and share your feedback. Surveys can be found via the QR code in the front of your worship folder, or under the Connect tab on the Grace website. The pastors are also open and eager to hear your thoughts about Bible class in other ways. Thank you for your time and input to help make this important aspect of our ministry as beneficial as possible!

Grace Ministry Evaluation—Grace Church leaders have put a temporary pause on calling for a Discipleship Pastor to evaluate our current ministry and how to best serve both our members and extended community. Due to the challenges we are facing as a result of the pandemic, part of this evaluation is a look at whether to continue with our second-site ministry, Grace in the Ward. Your prayers are appreciated on these issues, and any feedback can be directed to congregation president, Jeff Hatzung at jeff_hatzung@hotmail.com or the Grace pastors.

GraceNotes

First Fridays Presents Colla Voce Concert Series—First Fridays returns Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary with a special presentation of the Colla Voce Concert Series! Featuring the talents of Saira Frank, soprano; Kristin DiNinno, mezzo-soprano; Cameron Smith, tenor; and Grace members Tim Rebers, tenor and Maggie Rebers, piano, this group will share the works of French composer Henri Duparc. The concert is free to attend (donations are gratefully accepted) and will last approximately an hour. Details about the First Fridays concert series, along with the current 2022 line-up, can be found at gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.

Grace Place Coffee Closed Today—Grace Place Coffee, Grace’s on-site coffee shop, is closed today, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Due to no Sunday morning Bible class, the Grace Center is closed as well.

Offering Envelopes for 2022— Grace members’ 2022 offering envelopes are now available in the Parish Center. If you do not find your packet there, please print your name on the sign-up sheet next to the envelopes. Those enrolled in electronic giving are generally not assigned envelopes. However, if you would still like a box for 2022, please contact Carolyn in the church office at 414-271-3006, data@gracedowntown.org. Thank you!

Flower Chart for 2022—Do you have an anniversary, birthday, or other special occasion you’d like to commemorate? Consider giving altar flowers at Grace to celebrate! Sign-up on the chart in the narthex; 2022 dates are now available. Questions, call the church office at 414-271-3006 or email data@gracedowntown.org.

Advocate MinistryIs someone you love hurting you? Putting you down? Controlling you? Or do you know of someone in an abusive relationship who needs assistance? Grace Church now has trained and confidential advocates who can help you. Reach out for help today—or to help a loved one—by contacting Edie at 414-202-1410 or edie.graceadvocate1@gmail.com.

Free Vintage Red HymnalsWould you like to keep one of Grace’s red CW93 hymnals as a keepsake or collector’s item? Take one home! The red hymnals are stacked on a table in the Parish Center. Please take one (or two)—they are free to take for personal use.

WELS News

Discovery Day at Wisconsin Lutheran College—High school students and their parents are invited to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College's Admissions Discovery Day on Monday, January 17, 2022. To register, please visit wlc.edu/discoveryday.

Men of His Word Conference—The Thirteenth Annual Men of His Word National Conference is set for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 7:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center (1 N. Main St., Oshkosh). Spend a day worshiping God and bonding with your fellow brothers in Christ! This year’s theme is “More Than Conquerors.” Registration is now open and limited to the first 650 registrants. For details, including early-bird or group registration rates, visit the website: menofhisword.org.