Our Grace play is this Sunday at both worship services (8 and 10:30 am). "The Story Teller's Journey" follows two Pilgrims on their trip to find the fabled Story Teller. On their way they meet all sorts of interesting characters right out of Jesus' parables.
"The Story Teller's Journey" is a fun and informative way to see Jesus' parables in a new light. Jesus gave us a lot of food for thought in his parables and we hope that our play will do the same thing for you.
It is good family fun. Children will enjoy it so parents, please make sure you bring your family to see it.
Also remember to invite someone to join you in worship on Sunday. Our play is a great way to do a little evangelism by inviting someone to worship.
Who are these lovely young ladies??? Come to the play and you'll see how they fit into one of Jesus' parables.
Come join us for food and fellowship at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall before the Lenten Service each Wednesday. The menu is different every week (with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches available as well) and the delicious, home-cooked meals are sponsored and served by different groups within the church. These groups use this as a fundraising opportunity to help support their work and activities. Please contribute what you are able to in the donation jars that will be set up at the meals.
Look for the poster with weekly sign-up sheets on the bulletin board to mark your attendance and if you will be bringing a gallon of milk or dessert to share.
Church Council - Pasta Bake, Salad & Bread
Donations go to Grow In Grace.
The Handbell Choirs - Chili and French bread
Donations go to add 4th octave set of hand bells.
Family Promise - Soup Buffet with bread, cheese and crackers
Donations go to supplies for the Family Promise ministry at Grace.
March 9th - All Peoples Church will be joining us for dinner this evening
Outreach - Sloppy Joes
Donations go to All Peoples Church
Lydia Circle - Baked Potato Bar
We have a special worship about both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. worship this Sunday at Grace. "Celebrate Worship" will be a time when we take a look at what worship truly is and also thank all those who use their time, talents and faith to prepare and lead our services.
This doesn't just mean the choirs, musicians and pastors. There are so many others who work behind the scenes to help Grace have powerful and meaningful worship services.
The service on Sunday will also serve as a reminder to all of us about what worship truly is. As you will hear, worship is not a spectator sport. It is a holy duty that all Christians have.
We don't serve God sitting at home on Sundaymornings. Our presence in worship is one of the greatest way in which we show our dedication to our God.
So, make sure you're here this Sunday.
Parents - Bring your children. Help them learn what worship is truly all about.
The Jubilation Choir, Praise Team and both handbell choirs will provide the music.
It will be a fun, uplifting and memorable morning.
We even have cake!!
Come! "Celebrate Worship"!!
We have a special worship service planned for Sunday, February 7. It will hold up all the many people who work to organize and lead our meaningful worship services at Grace. This is not just our musicians and worship leaders. It also includes many others, from those who clean up our worship center during the week, who prepare Holy Communion, those who greet worshipers, our multimedia volunteers and many more. So much goes into planning for our worship services. We'll have the same service at both 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. that day with music from our many different groups at Grace. Make sure you're here for this special service.
Each year at Grace, we are given the opportunity to commit our time and talents to the work of the Lord. We are all needed to do ministry here at Grace, in our community and in our world. You'll receive a Time and Talents sheet to fill out and return to church. It's so important that we all pitch in to make the Body of Christ at Grace strong in service, faith, and sharing the love of Christ!
If you'd like some help discovering your spiritual gifts, you can take this survey. It takes about 5-10 minutes, and will help you see where your spiritual strengths are.
While every week is a good week to be in worship, this Sunday’s sermon ties directly into something we do in confirmation.
As part of our “FAITH 5” series this week I’m preaching on “Talk” – about how families can grow in faith by sharing “Highs and Lows” together and then tying them into God’s Word.
We do this in confirmation class and we also families to practice this at home.
There will be a lot of practical advice in the sermon, so please take the time to be here.
See you on Sunday,
October 10th & 11th we are going to need the congregations help!
Saturday, October 10th - We are going to be holding a rummage/tear down sale. If you are in need of any of the following items - come to Grace between 9-12.
Please note all items need to be taken away on Saturday.
We are suggesting a free will donation for items taken to help contribute to the building project.
We are also going to need a team of packers on Saturday. (Grace Packers not Green Bay Packers). If you are able to help, please be here between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to complete the boxing up of all the items going into storage.
Then on Sunday, October 11 - we are moving out! We need anyone with a truck &/or trailer or large vehicle to meet at church after the late service (approx. 11:30 a.m.) to make deliveries to the storage unit (by Family Sharing) & also drop off donations items. High School Students - There will be a lot of lifting, this is a great opportunity for you to help out! There more volunteers, the faster the work will go!
(It is ok to DVR the football game or listen to the 1st quarter on the radio)
**If you have any items stored at church that you want kept (Play Props, decorations, etc.) you have until Friday, October 9th to come & get them or they might be sold or thrown away.**
The preparations are all set for Sunday as Grace Lutheran Church celebrates not only its fiftieth anniversary but also the ceremonial ground breaking for our new building.
Worship will be at 10:00 a.m. on the south lawn, weather permitting.
Please bring lawn chairs with you to church. We will have additional chairs set up if you don't have lawn chairs.
Our guest preacher for the day is the Rev. Jeffrey Barrow, bishop of our Greater Milwaukee Synod. We are honored to have the bishop with us.
The ceremonial ground breaking will take place immediately following the worship service. Bishop Barrow, our Grace charter members, the pastors and congregational leaders will participate in it.
Little children will receive their own hard hats to commemorate the day!
After the ground breaking ceremony those of you who have paid for the pig and chicken roast meal will be invited to go to the covered portico where the caterers will serve your food.
If you didn't pay for the meal in advance, but would like to join in it, please talk to Lisa Bernd before worship or after the ground breaking. We have ordered a limited amount of extra food.
You may eat in either the fellowship hall or at the tables that will be set up outside.
Following the meal come into the worship center to view a special fiftieth anniversary video, created by John Conto, which will take you through an illustrated history of Grace.
Finally, there will be games outside for all ages. We're going to have a tug-of-war, a three-legged race and kick ball. There will also be hula-hoops and hop-scotch for the little ones.
This will be a great day! Come and join in the festivities for our special celebration!
Sunday is the day when about 120 volunteers from Grace are heading out into our communities to do all sorts of work to help individuals, groups and God's creation. We are thankful to all who have signed up so far to help.
There is still room for more volunteers in several of our projects. We have one new project helping in the memorial garden at the North Shore Academy of the Arts in Grafton that needs workers. You can sign up on Sunday if you want to get involved.
Remember that worship is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
After worship those who are involved in the "God's Work Our Hands" activities are invited to have lunch in the fellowship hall. When the meal is done our volunteers will head out for the many different work activities for the afternoon.
If you have signed up to donate some of the food items for the meal please have them here before worship on Sunday morning. You can drop them off in the kitchen.
We're looking forward to nice weather and a great day of serving as God's loving hands to others.
First published in 2006, the "Evangelical Lutheran Worship" hymnal (ELW) was designed to replace the familiar green "Lutheran Book of Worship" which came out in 1978. Most ELCA congregations now use the ELW or "cranberry hymnal" as it is sometimes called.
Grace's worship leaders had been talking for some time about replacing our worn LBWs with the ELW and had been looking at ways to pay for them.
Thanks to a very generous gift from a family at Grace, a family who wishes to remain anonymous, we have been able to purchase all the copies of the ELW we need! They will be in the pews starting on September 13.
If you love the LBW don't think you are having something special taken away. Almost everything that is in the LBW is also in the ELW. The ELW also features a larger number of liturgical settings than the LBW, settings with different styles of music. It also has many more hymns and songs used by Christians in other parts of the world.
We are going to keep the blue "With One Voice" hymnals in the pews.
We have used parts of the ELW in worship the past several years, especially over the summer months, and the small worship booklets in our pews contain songs from the ELW, so you are already familiar with some of what is in it.
If you would like to have a copy of the green LBW you are welcome to take one home with you. We will have them available on September 13.
Once again, we are very thankful to the members who have made this possible and we look forward to many years of giving God praise using the ELW!