This Sunday, August 27, we are not holding our regular Sunday morning worship service at Grace. Instead we are going to travel to Milwaukee, to All Peoples, and worship with them at their 9:00 a.m. service.
Located at Second and Clarke, All Peoples is our partner congregation in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. For years, Grace and All Peoples have worked to support the gospel's work in Milwaukee.
With the departure of Pastor Steve Jerbi, All Peoples is beginning the process of calling a new pastor to work with Pastor Aida Muniz.
We are meeting at Grace at 8:00 a.m. to drive to All Peoples. If you want to ride with someone we can arrange that when you get here on Sunday.
You can drop off your regular Grace offering before you leave.
Worship is at 9:00 a.m. Worship at All Peoples is always lively and inspiring!
Please plan to join us, especially if you have never been to All Peoples.You will find it a rewarding experience.
A couple summers ago, we encouraged Grace members to take a Flat Jesus along with them on their summer adventures. Flat Jesus is based off the kids book, "Flat Stanley", about a boy who becomes flat. One of the benefits of being flat is that it's easy for him to go places.
Summer is a time when we do a lot of traveling, so we thought it would be fun to send you off with a Flat Jesus. You can start by getting a copy of Flat Jesus. We hope that you'll decorate him as you see fit and bring him with you on your trips.
Flat Jesus is a good reminder for all of us that Jesus is with us wherever we go. Psalm 139 tells us, "If I settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me and your right hand hold me fast." Before Jesus ascended to heaven he left his disciples with a reminder of his constant presence, "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
As you play, as you visit, as you travel Christ is with you. As you enjoy the beauty of the summer, Christ is with you. We hope that you'll always remember that, and that you'll take pictures of yourself with your Flat Jesus and send them in to the office (email@example.com ). We'll share them during the announcement slideshow before the service, and on Facebook, too, if that's okay. We hope you have a safe summer that is filled with the love of Christ!
- Pastor Heidi