Welcome to Grace!

108 West Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, WI, 54487
church office: 715-453-4066 – dhetzel(at)gracetomahawk.org

Thanks for visiting! Check below for news and events.

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Grace Office Hours Change

Starting February 5, 2016 Grace’s office hours will be
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
(closed between noon and 1:00 pm).
and on Friday 8 am to 1:00 pm.

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Tomahawk Warming Center Opens

Above Bambinos, entering from the alley next to City Hall

Above Bambinos, entering from the alley next to City Hall

The Tomahawk Warming Center opens beginning the week of January 8, 2016.  The shelter will be open from 7 PM to 7 AM.  It will be located above Bambinos, entering from the alley next to City Hall.
The Center needs volunteers.
Shifts will be 7:00pm to 11:00pm, 11:00pm to 3:00am, and the final shift 3:00 to shortly after 7:00am to prepare for the 7:00pm shift that evening. New people will be paired with a trained partner.

Our Sister's House

Our Sister’s House

The Warming Center will work closely with Our Sisters’ House which also needs volunteers. Our Sister’s House has a 90-day limit and requirements to live there. Tomahawk Warming Center is an overnight shelter.

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Annual Meeting—January 20, 2016

business meetingGrace Lutheran’s annual meeting will take place Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm.
A potluck meal precedes the meeting at 5:30 pm.
Attention Committees and Groups! 
It’s  never too early to prepare your reports for the  Annual Meeting.  Please send your completed  Annual Meeting report to the office on or before the deadline which is January 7, 2015.
Emailed reports will be especially appreciated!
Email  address – dhetzel@gracetomahawk.org   ·
Annual Report Format
1. What did we accomplish this year?
2. What remains to be done?
3. What did we learn?
4. What are next year’s goals?

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2015 Christmas at Grace Church

Saturday,  December 12
8:30 AM  Craft Sale
9:30 AM  Cookie Walk & Lefsa Sale

December  12 & 13 Third Sunday of Advent   – CANTATA AT ALL SERVICES
December 20 at 10:45 CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
nativity sceneDecember 24 – Christmas Eve
4:00 PM  Worship
6:00 PM  Worship
10:00 PM  Worship

Christmas  Day – December 25
10:00 AM  Worship
11:30 AM  Christmas With Friends

First Sunday of Christmas
December 26 -5:00 worship
December 27 –  8:30 AM & 10:45 AM  Worship

Please give Jesus’ Birthday/Christmas Worship prayerful thought and go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fada72fa2f85-christmas   to sign up to help at one of the Christmas services held at Grace Lutheran Church. 

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CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES – SIGN-UP GENIUS

Please give Jesus’ Birthday/Christmas Worship prayerful thought and go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fada72fa2f85-christmas   advent candlesto sign up to help at one of the Christmas services held at Grace Lutheran Church.  There will be three services on Christmas Eve and one on Christmas Day. You may also sign up on the board in the Gathering Area. 

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We Are Grace Lutheran Church

From Sept. 23 until Reformation Sunday, Oct. 25 people placed post-it notes on the doors and windows of Grace. From Oct 25 until Nov. 20 people prioritized the list. More than 110 items were posted, and of those 110 items, 37 items received the highest priority which was ten or more points. A green or blue dot, very important, was worth one point, a pink dot was worth two points, of ultimate importance, willing to put skin into it.

SERVANTSHIP
Twenty of the top priorities relate to being servants to others:

  1. Youth visit nursing homes/shut-ins                                          29
  2. Support Our Sisters’ House                                                         21
  3. Help the poor & elderly                                                                20
  4. Help to under-privileged children in Tomahawk                    19
  5. Support college youth                                                                    19
  6. Support for community needs                                                     18
  7. Community Garden                                                                       16
  8. Emphasize God does call each person, all have gifts              15
  9. Show love with kindness & patience                                          15
  10. Funeral lunches                                                                              15
  11. Grief/illness support:
    provide meals, phone calls, prayer shawls                               15
  12. More intentional welcome of visitors                                        13
  13. Continue community outreach                                                   13
  14. Help widows & shut-ins                                                               12
  15. Prayers for government & other churches                               11
  16. Quilting volunteers                                                                       11
  17. Good Samaritan fund for those in need                                   11
  18. Youth Continue helping in nursery                                           11
  19. Support warming house                                                              10
  20. Contact those who don’t attend worship regularly                10

FELLOWSHIP
Seven priorities have to do with fellowship:

  1. Youth Activities:  Camp Forest Springs, corn maze, paint ball, etc.         29
  2. Youth Wilderness trip                                                                                        20
  3. Youth Trips:  Lake Superior, Wilderness, EYG                                             14
  4. Cross+generational Wilderness Trip                                                              14
  5. Camp Forest Springs                                                                                          14
  6. Cross+generational trips:  Lake Superior, Wilderness, retreats               11
  7. Youth Bible Camp                                                                                               10

WORSHIP
F
ive priorities relate to worship, especially music:

  1. Keep Saturday worship                                            16
  2. Christmas/Easter Choir                                           14
  3. Traditional Chancel Choir                                        13
  4. Youth Choir                                                                 12
  5. Music & Lyrics projected on screens                      10

LIFE AT GRACE
Five priorities emphasize internal ministries at Grace:

  1. Youth Sunday School                                                              17
  2. Youth VBS                                                                                 15
  3. Lefse                                                                                           14
  4. Be financially independent                                                    10
  5. Brief but informative items on history of Grace/125 anniversary    10

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THANKSGIVING WORSHIP 2015

give thanksThanksgiving Worship will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25 at Tomahawk United Methodist Church.
Grace Lutheran, St. Barnabas Episcopal, and Tomahawk United Methodist are inviting the Tomahawk community to join together in thanksgiving to God on Thanksgiving Eve. Our human mind, emotions, and spirit is healed and enriched as we put aside worries and our busyness and unite in turning our focus to the positive – what blessings God has showered on us! The offering at this worship will go for the ACT Fund (Associated Clergy of Tomahawk). Grace, Tomahawk United Methodist, and St. Barnabas Episcopal are sponsoring this Community Thanksgiving worship accentuating the “Full Communion” agreement of our three denominations for the sake of inviting all to our Lord’s Table.

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FALL FILL-UP NIGHT STICKY NOTE IDEAS

Acts 1:1-8         Ephesians 3:16-21

FILL UP POSTERS 2The people of Grace have been focusing on where God has been and will be leading us into the future. The document below is a compilation of all the ideas that have been submitted. As we move forward, we will be focusing on the areas that people feel are priorities. We invite you into this process! Please let us know which ministry ideas are most important to you by circling the ones that you feel are most important and putting it in the box in the Gathering Space at Grace Church. All responses will be charted on the posters on our windows.
FALL FILL UP NIGHT STICKY NOTE IDEAS
(Click on this link to view the ideas)
(copies of these ideas are also found in our Worship bulletins)


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