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February 6, 2024

For those who cannot worship with us in person access our live stream and recorded worship in its entirety here


Recorded sermons each Sunday can be accessed online here



Education Hour - 9:15 a.m.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am this Sunday to learn more! 

Missed last Sunday's FUN-draising recital to benefit the Scholarship Singer program? We have you covered! CLICK HERE!


There is still a chance to donate by Clicking here!

The Search is On…

 

We are sorry to announce that Grace’s custodian, Deanne, gave notice that she is resigning from her position at Grace. We are thankful for the many months of excellent service she gave and wish her all the best as she moves onto new opportunities.

 

We are hopeful that we can find a great new member of our Grace Staff soon. But if you know anyone interested in good, flexible, part time work please pass along the job listing below and help us get our staffing back to full!

 

The following link takes you to the Indeed Job Posting: https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=9d1917376614c62a

We are putting together confirmation photo albums from every year. 


We need your help borrowing your confirmation photo for the following years that are missing:

2001

2005

2006

2016

2017

2018

All we will do is scan the class photo and get it back to you. Please let me know if you can help!If I am not at church when you drop it off, just leave it on my desk with your name on it.


-Jean Fugate

Lenten Meal Donations

Lent is right around the corner! 

Please let us know if you are able to donate a dessert, milk, juice or if you can help with clean-up:

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

There is also a sign-up in the Gathering Space.

Ash Wednesday Meal

Please sign up if you are planning to attend the Ash Wednesday Meal at Grace on February 14, 2024:

SIGN UP HERE!

There is also a sign-up in the Gathering Space.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY MEETING DATES FOR FEBRUARY

 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry group continues to meet on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Anyone who currently crochets or knits - and anyone who would love to learn to crochet - are welcome. Meeting dates for February are the 1st and 15th of the month. If you have any questions, you can contact either Sherie Duwe at 262-377-6740, or Lori Mathias at 262-825-6632.


Worship Volunteer Assignments

The week of 02/11/2024

Worship Volunteer Assignments

Worship Volunteer Assignments

The week of 02/18/2024

Worship Volunteer Assignments

Pray for our members in nursing care, homebound or in assisted living:

Phyllis Barber

Janet Trapp

 

Pray for our members:

Bill and Kathy Bahrke – Health & Healing

Sue Geier – Health & Healing

Jan Harris – Health & Healing

Jane Johnson – Health & Healing

Steve Peltonen – Encouragement

 

Pray for our family and friends:

Sharon Bowen (sister of John & Cindy Payne) – Health & Healing

Sharon Crawfield (friend of Vicky Sperber) - Cancer

Joan Eippert (mother of Chris Eippert & Heidi Martinez) – Health & Healing

Patricia Emerick (mother of Darlyne Holle) – Health & Healing

Herrmann Family (friend of Hope Schneider) – Guidance & Strength as their relative overcomes health issues

Emmy Jeletz (mother of Ralph Jeletz) – Comfort & Peace

John Kennedy (friend of Brooke Napiwocki) – Health & Healing

Nancy Klaas (mother of Brandon Langer) – Health & Healing

Molly Kloehn (daughter-in-law of Judy Kloehn) - Cancer

Jozy & Herb Koene (friend of John & Cindy Payne) – Health & Healing

Alex Koenitzer – Health & Healing

Len Lapacz (friend of Bob & Jeanne Dries) – Cancer

Candace Lussier (mother of Chantel Murack) – Health & Healing

Bill Paape (friend of Linda Lueck) – Health & Healing

Chris Robinson (friend of Kathy Kehoe) – Health & Healing

Bob Sager (father of Sandy Luettgen) – Health & Healing

Griffin Schwalbach (brother of Cali Schwalbach) – Health & Healing

Art Stange (brother of Barb Wrolstad) – Comfort & Peace

Lisa Steen (friend of Darlyne Holle) – Health & Healing

Dennis Wessel (brother of Trudi Biefeld) – Comfort & Acceptance

Mike Winter (brother of Cheryl Herboek & Sue Carlson) - Cancer

George Zajicek (brother of Kathy Braun) – Health, comfort & Strength

 

Pray for those serving in the U.S. Military:

Sgt. Matthew Wilkerson (son-in-law of Cindy Silverbrandt)

Seaman Matthew Kulczyski (grandson of Grace Smaxwill)

Chief Jennifer Kurneta (daughter of Richard & Charleen Breest)


2024 Winter Retreats for All Ages & Abilities at Pine Lake Camp



Pine Lake Camp is open all year around with programming for youth, families and adults.  

New! Inclusive Community Winter Retreat is at Pine Lake on February 9-11, 2024 for young adults (ages 18-40) with and without disabilities. This retreat aims to create a young adult inclusive faith community through shared time, activities and connection. All young adults are welcome and encouraged to join us. 


Cost is $190/person. Full scholarships are available for those who would like financial support. 



Winter Crafting Retreat at Pine Lake is February 23-25, 2024.  Surrounded by fellow crafters, you will be inspired to connect and create with other in this faith and interest community.  


Cost is $160 - $190/person depending upon the accommodations you choose.  



Also consider Family Week-end Camp at Pine Lake on March 1-3, 2024.


Get away as a family and enjoy all that camp has to offer this time of year. The energetic camp staff will lead programming to engage family members of all ages. Time for worship and faith-building will spark wonder and conversation and the camp activities are certain to make lasting memories for your family, Families of all kinds and sizes are welcome at camp!


Youth (12-17) cost is $140

Youth (3-11) cost is $105

Adult cost is $170

Children (0-2) stay free

$65/room upgrade to the Evergreen Retreat Center for lodging.  


More information on these and other retreats, as well as on-line registration, can be found at:  https://www.crosswayscamps.org/retreats


Also, as a reminder, Thrivent Members can always allocate their Thrivent Choice Dollars directly to Pine Lake Camp or to the larger Crossways Camping Ministries.   Remember to allocate your Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2024.   


If you have any questions or would like more information on Crossways Camping Ministries, please contact Kim or Chris Beloin at Beloin@att.net or by phone at: 262-376-0259 (Congregational delegates to Crossways) or contact Chris Eippert & Kim Beloin (Members of the Crossways Board of Directors)

The Jubilation Choir is looking for new members! 

If you have ever considered wanting to be a part of a choir, this is your chance. We meet most Thursday evenings (Wednesdays during Lent) and sing in worship usually twice a month. You do not need to be available for every single event, but just for most of them. We’d love to have you join us! Please contact Eryn at durlams312@gmail.com for more information.

Available now in the Gathering Space for immediate purchase! 

  • complete the order form
  • include cash or check (payable to the Mt. Meru Coffee Project)
  • deposit in the slotted lock box provided
  • If you do not find the type of coffee you need, please complete an order form Regular, decaf, or flavored coffee sell for $12.00/12 oz. bag.
  • Drip and perk grinds as well as whole bean and single-serve cups are available. 
  • 4 lb. packages of regular or decaf drip or bean sell for $52.

Premium Peaberry This special premium coffee is richer and less acidic than normal coffee Drip Grind or Whole Bean sell for $18.00/12 oz. bag

Premium SAMPLER

6 Sample packages include Regular Drip, Peaberry, Hazelnut, Butter Pecan, French Vanilla and Chocolate Raspberry @ $20.00


Doing Justice Has Never Tasted So Good

Save the date for our RNT March Event - March 6th Lenten Meal

RNT will again be providing a Lenten Meal on March 6th. We have obtained a Thrivent Grant to provide subs for the meal. The free will offering will be directed towards Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee.

More details will be provided at a later date. Questions, contact the Biefeld’s at jbiefeld@att.net.

Grace Lutheran Church Financial Summary
We as a Church Council have decided in the spirit of continuous improvement and transparency to the congregation to begin publishing a summary of the church's financials on a monthly basis. We feel this is in everyone's best interest to be transparent and aligned upon the financial health of the church.

In these monthly reports, we will include:
  1. Income & Expense Results from the Most Recent Month
  2. Income & Expense Results on a Year-To-Date basis
  3. A Summary of Cash Balances
  4. A Summary of Debt Balances
  5. A Summary of Year-To-Date Giving vs. Prior Periods

We welcome any feedback or suggestions as we continue to find the best ways to engage with the congregation.

Thank you Thrivent Members!

Below are links to most current financial documents that will tell you how you have impacted Grace Lutheran Church!
Click here to view January 2023 Financials
2021 Thrivent
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