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Grace Bible Study Days Is Back! Grace Bible Study Days returns this week Aug. 2-4, 2022! Each evening will kick off in the Great Hall of the Grace Center with a light meal at 6 p.m. and a brief devotion at 6:45 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m., adult attendees can choose one of three topics of study, each taught by one of the Grace pastors, and kids will have their own Bible lesson and craft time! The evening wraps up with everyone coming back to the Great Hall for dessert and a fun, closing sing-a-long. This year’s topics are:
Elijah—the Fiery Prophet
At a time of great spiritual crisis, the Lord raised up a man to bring his neighbors back to God. Journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah and discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine and learn what the faithful do when the foundations are destroyed.
Life in the Kingdom
Storybooks feature glorious tales of life in a make-believe kingdom. But what about real life in a real world with troubles, heartaches, and challenges? The Savior has lots to say about how we not only survive but thrive in his kingdom. Get ready to study three of Jesus’ parables about Life in the Kingdom.
In Season and Out of Season
In his second letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season” (4:2). Although originally written as an encouragement to a first-century pastor, Paul’s words are equally applicable to twenty-first century Christians. In Season and Out of Season seeks to encourage and equip God’s people to share that message in any and every situation.
Sign-up sheets for each topic, as well as to RSVP for the meals each evening, are located in the Parish Center, or request a sign-up from an usher. You can also sign-up online, under the Connect tab, or through one of the upcoming Grace Bible Study Days emails. If you plan to attend, please RSVP today! Please note: regular Sunday morning Bible class will resume Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.
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.
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.
Wedding at Grace—Grace member Chelsie Alf and Luke Mattek were united in marriage at Grace on Friday, July 29. May God bless this couple in their new life together.
Grace in Action Donation Drive for New Beginnings—Grace in Action is running a donation drive for New Beginnings: A Home for Mothers, now through August 7, 2022. New Beginnings is a Christ-centered ministry for single mothers and their children. They are currently seeking the following: sensitive skin baby wipes, hand soap, Amazon or Target gift cards, laundry detergent pods, dryer sheets, boy spring/summer clothes (4T-5T) and girl spring/summer clothes (2T). You can also visit their website homeformothers.com to donate online through Target Baby Registry or Amazon Wish List (click on Donate Now, then click on Material Donations). Donation bins are located in the Grace Center and the Parish Center. If you have questions, email Kathy Schlecht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Fridays Presents Enchantments—First Fridays returns next Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at 5 p.m., here in the sanctuary with “Enchantments: Whimsical Four-Hand Piano.” Featuring the piano artistry of Joseph Hauer and Maggie Rebers, this performance will include beloved musical works like "Carnival of the Animals," the "Mother Goose Suite," and "The Serpent's Kiss" from The Secret Garden. First Fridays concerts are free and open to the public to attend (donations are graciously accepted). Concerts last approximately an hour, with light refreshments served following the performance. Learn more about the series, as well as upcoming concerts, at gracedowntown.org/firstfridays.
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, Lakefront Brewery beer, 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 email@example.com.
College Student Address Update—Grace is continuing a program called “Adopt-a-Student” in which Grace members are connected with Grace college students. Please 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunity: Barista—Grace Place Coffee is looking to hire a part-time barista to help out in the coffee shop this fall 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. This is a great opportunity for college students who have a free day during the week or a stay-at-home parent looking for part-time work! For more information or to apply, email Cate Jaworski, Church Administrator 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, 3-5 years’ 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.
WELS Campus Ministry—If you are a college student headed off to school this fall, check out the WELS website for resources about campus ministry opportunities at your college or university! Visit wels.net/serving-you/christian-life/campus-ministry/college-students/ for details. If you are in the Milwaukee area and attend Marquette, MSOE, or WLC, you can also connect with Pastor Aaron Strong at email@example.com to learn more about upcoming Bible studies or events through The Point of Grace (TPOG), the WELS Campus Ministry program here in Milwaukee.
Lighthouse Youth Center Memorial Golf Outing—Lighthouse Youth Center (LYC) is a beacon for Christ to Milwaukee youth. LYC daily provides a safe place for neighborhood youth to gather, have some fun and learn about the love and hope of Jesus. On Aug. 8, LYC will host their 18th Annual Jim Gaugert Sr. Memorial Golf Outing at Hawk’s View Golf Course (7377 Krueger Rd, Lake Geneva) to support its gospel outreach ministry. The event includes the option of two golf courses, a dinner, a free golf polo, live and silent auctions, raffles and games. If you would like more information, contact Rebecca Tomlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-731-7674, or visit https://lyc.ejoinme.org/golf2022.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School: Seeking Part-Time Teachers—WLHS is in need of two part-time teaching instructors for the upcoming year in our Trade and Technology Department. Candidates should be WELS members with knowledge and experience in areas of engineering design and/or small engines, but do not necessarily need to be teacher trained. Candidates must be available for part of the school day. These positions are for the 2022-2023 school year only. For more information, call WLHS at 414-453-4567 ext. 2006 or email Phil Leyrer at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lutheranmilitary.org/spiritual-retreat-2022 to learn more.