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Worship and Bible Class

New Sunday Morning Bible Class: A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A Study on Hebrews 11—Throughout the Bible we find countless stories of God’s faithfulness, along with countless stories of the people who remained faithful to him. Dive into the lives of the ‘great cloud of witnesses’ found in Hebrews 11 with this new Sunday morning Bible class, starting today, Sunday, June 5. Find encouragement to imitate their faith as you run the race God has set before you! Sunday morning Bible class is offered at 9 and 10:15 a.m. in the Grace Center’s Great Hall, along with tasty treats, juice, and coffee.

New Podcast Series Beginning—Last week, Most Certainly True, Grace’s Podcast, started a new series for the summer! Join them as they read through the book of Acts and review the history of the early Christian Church. One chapter will be discussed per episode, with two episodes being posted each week. Find these episodes by subscribing to Most Certainly True in your podcast app or download them individually by accessing the link on the Grace website. Questions? Contact Pastor Hackmann at bhackmann@gracedowntown.org.

GraceNotes

Last Call! Grenada Trip Support—Whitney Stibb, Grace member and frequent volunteer barista at Grace Place Coffee, has the opportunity to go on a trip to Grenada through Kingdom Workers, working with physical, occupational and speech therapists and other health care providers to assess children with disabilities. Whitney is raising money to help offset the cost of the trip. If you are willing and able, visit her GoFundMe page at gofund.me/de7307d7 to learn more and donate.

Babysitting FundraiserCraving a date night out? Next Saturday, June 11, Grace Teens going to the Youth Rally are hosting a babysitting fundraiser from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at Grace! Younger children will be in the nursery and older kids will be in the Heritage Room with a movie and other activities. A meal of chicken nuggets, applesauce, and veggies will be provided. This fundraiser will rely on freewill donations that will be split between the teens to lessen the cost of attending the rally. Please be sure that you make a donation upon dropping off your children. If you desire to make a donation without participating in the fundraiser, reach out to Drew Carter. Sign-ups can be found in the Parish Center or online. Questions can be directed to Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org.

Grace Church Picnic—The Grace Church Picnic returns! Join fellow Grace members at LaFollette Park (1100 S. 92nd St., West Allis—two blocks north of Greenfield Ave.) on Sunday, June 26 from noon until 3 p.m. There will be a bounce house for the kids as well as a corn hole tournament for anyone who wishes to participate. Sign-up sheets can be found in the Parish Center and Grace Center or online under the Connect tab on the Grace website. Please sign-up prior to June 23 so that we know how much food to order. Please bring a dish to pass. If anyone would like to bring a dessert in addition, it would be greatly appreciated! Hamburgers, hot dogs, all utensils and soft drinks are provided. If you would like adult beverages, you may bring your own. If you have any questions, please contact Drew Carter at dcarter@gracedowntown.org

Job Opportunity: Director of Digital Ministry— Grace Lutheran Church is looking to grow its communications and technology team with a Director of Digital Ministry who will help Grace Church expand their digital reach and efforts! The Director of Digital Ministry will focus on the digital needs of the church, including but not limited to: overseeing live streaming, video work (filming, editing, and uploading), podcasts, and more. This position is part-time to start, and regular availability on Sunday mornings will be needed. To learn more about this position, email Cate Jaworski, Church Administrator at admin@gracedowntown.org, for a full job description.

Job Opportunity: Events Coordinator— Grace Lutheran Church is looking for a part-time events coordinator to assist Grace Church and the Grace Center with the planning and coordinating of community events, rentals, and weddings! This position is part-time to start, and regular availability on occasional nights and weekends is required. To learn more about this position, email Veronica Brewer, Events Director at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org, for a full job description.

Job Opportunity: Event Reps for Grace CenterLooking for part-time work or a way to earn some additional cash? The Grace Center events team is now hiring event reps for the 2022 and 2023 event season! Event reps are responsible for overseeing and supervising on-site events. Pay is $100 per Grace Center event rental ($20 per hour for a five-hour shift). Evening and weekend availability is a must. Questions, or to apply, contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

Job Opportunity: Wedding Hosts for Grace ChurchLooking for part-time work or a way to earn additional cash? The Grace Church events team is now hiring wedding hosts for the 2022 and 2023 wedding season! Wedding hosts are responsible for overseeing and supervising on-site wedding ceremonies and rehearsals. Pay is $75 for wedding ceremonies with same-day rehearsal and $125 for wedding ceremonies with day-before rehearsals. Evening and weekend availability is a must. Questions, or to apply, contact Events Director Veronica Brewer at vbrewer@gracedowntown.org or call the church office at 414-271-3006.

WELS News

WLC Youth Summer Camps—Wisconsin Lutheran College is offering basketball, football, running, soccer, softball, and volleyball camps this summer. The college will also host the WELS Summer Band Camp. See wlc.edu/summer for a complete list of camps, along with registration information.

Purchase WLHS Commemorative Bricks—Building on the Legacy is Wisconsin Lutheran High School's $6.5M outdoor athletic facilities upgrade project. Through this campaign, WLHS will install turf on both the main and practice fields, pour a new track, add a digital scoreboard, and so much more. Alumni, parents, and friends have the opportunity to create a lasting memory or dedication for years to come through our commemorative brick campaign. By purchasing a brick, you are making a tax-deductible donation (minus the cost) to the Building on the Legacy outdoor athletic facilities project. There are limited quantities of each brick size so please act fast. To purchase a brick, visit donationbricks.com/botl.

WLHS Canoe for Sale—After the WLHS inaugural canoe club’s maiden voyage, you can now purchase their canoe! This student-made canoe comes with paddles and was tested on the Wisconsin River. Materials to make the canoe came to $1,500. The club is looking for a best offer purchase to help kick-start the costs for next year’s canoe. If interested, please contact Mark Ricke at mark.ricke@wlhs.org or 414-453-4567.

Luther Prep Summer Camps—LPS Summer Camps are in full planning mode! They offer day camps & overnight camps for a variety of sports and—for the 2nd year in a row—the new Phoenix Adventure Camp! Go to www.lps.wels.net for all the details and to sign-up.

Freed to Dance at St. John’s on The Hillside—Join St. John's on The Hillside (804 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee) for a special and free dance camp June 15-17, 2022. This exciting event will connect attendees not only to the awesome art of dance, but also to The Artist—God—who gifted it to us! Visit St. John's website (stjohnshillside.org) for more information and for registration. Registration is open now and will close this Friday, June 3, at noon. First 12 to register will win special merchandise, so register now! Questions, please contact Pastor Isaac Hayes at isaacphayes@gmail.com or at 602-317-0445.

Canticum Novum Choral Concert—Canticum Novum, a WELS chamber choir, is presenting a free concert and you are invited to attend. This year’s program, entitled “My Soul Yearns for You,” includes music centered on the profound impact that God’s word, work, and presence has on our lives. Anchoring the program is J. Aaron McDermid’s poignant work From Light to Light, which sets a collection of poems by the late hymn writer Susan Palo Cherwin. The concerts will take place on Friday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. at St. Marcus Lutheran Church (2215 N. Palmer St., Milwaukee) and Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha); and Sunday, June 26, 9 a.m. at Crown of Life (1292 Tally Ho Trail, Hubertus). Visit canticumnovumwels.org and follow our Facebook page for more information.

WELS Bargain Center Needs DonationsThe WELS Bargain Center exists to provide low cost necessities to the Milwaukee community, with proceeds given to area WELS ministries, including Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, New Beginnings, The Point of Grace, Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries, and Lighthouse Youth Centers. Because of increased business at the store, they are in need of donations! Household items, clothing, shoes, craft items, linens, etc. can be donated directly at the store, 8401 W. Lisbon Ave. from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (Sorry, they cannot take furniture.) If it’s easier for you to bring items to the Grace church office, Carolyn is willing to take them to the Bargain Center on a Saturday. Thank you for your prayers and donations!