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

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SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS for September 2014

                                              Rally Sunday is September 7th!
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All are welcome to come celebrate!
Immediately following the 8:30 service (9:30 am), we’re kicking off this year’s Sunday School with a fun hour of activities surrounding our theme and the ELCA’s tagline, “GOD’S WORK. OUR HANDS”. This hour will provide an opportunity for the children to meet their Sunday School teachers, for families to experience “Sunday School” together, and for all youth and adults to join in the fun by giving a helping hand and interacting with the Sunday School families.  (You can download the registration form under DOWNLOADABLE FORMS ON THE MENU BAR.)

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– The 3-year-olds will receive their Bibles on Rally Sunday during the 8:30 service.        Our hope is that all families who have a 3-year-old, or a child younger than 3rd grade that is attending Sunday school for the first time, will attend this service, so that we may place God’s Word directly into their hands. 

HELP SUPPORT PAWS 2 THINKgrand dogsWe will hold a pet food drive beginning on Rally Sunday, September 7, through October 5 when we celebrate “Blessing of the Animals.”
Pet food is desperately needed to help local pets in need. NEEDED: Dog food – any size bag, medium to good quality; and cat food – dry, small to medium bags; and canned dog and cat food. Cat litter also needed (prefer scoopable). Donations may be placed in the designated bin located in the Gathering area.

KINDERGARTEN MILESTONE – An event for parents and their children entering kindergarten will be held on September 14 at 9:40 during the Sunday school hour. Watch for the special invite.

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FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

Most of the posts below are for your information about past events at Grace Church.
For more updated events and information please click above in the menu bar on
“News & Taking Faith Home” to download the Monthly “Newsletter”, the weekly “Good News“, and the weekly “Taking Faith Home”.  Also open the
“Church Calendar” page for dates of events.

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Pastor Mark Ziemer To Be Honored For Thirty-five Years of Ministry

pZCome and celebrate the 35th anniversary
of  Pastor Mark’s Ordination. 

When:     Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Where:    Veterans’ Memorial Park Band Shelter  -
Rain Location:  Fellowship Hall
What:       Potluck Dinner, Friendly Roast, Water Ski Show
Time:        5:00 p.m.
Bring:        Dish to pass, place setting and beverage, lawn chair
This fun-filled evening is being planned to celebrate Pastor Mark’s ministry.  There will be delicious food prepared by the best chefs in town, lawn games, and a playground for the little ones.  There will also be a friendly roast, a time for sharing stories which will make us laugh and Pastor Mark blush just a little.  So if you would like to be on our distinguished panel, please let Debbie know by calling the church office at 715 453-4066.  If you would like to write a personal note or card to Pastor Mark, there will be a collection box available.  Then we can turn our lawn chairs around and enjoy the water ski show on the river.  So, mark your calendars today and plan to join us.

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) August 4-8, 2014

Catch the BuzzGRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
“Catch the Buzz!”
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Through Catch the Buzz! Grace Lutheran Church invites children to add their hands, voices, minds, and hearts to being a part of God’s work in the world. Through Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, stories and songs, children will learn about malaria and how it is affecting children around the world. They will also have the opportunity to join in the fight to end malaria. But, most importantly, children will learn about how much God loves them and all children. They will experience how God works through their hands and the hands of others to make a real difference in the world for God’s people.

                                         “God’s work. Our hands.”
WHEN:   August 4-8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Lunch will be included.
Week concludes with family worship on Saturday, August 9, at 5:00 pm with a potluck to follow with highlights from our week.
WHO:   For all children age 4 through those having completed grade 5
There is no registration fee.
To sign up your child go to “Downloadable Forms” and hand in or e-mail to the church office.

Parents, Grandparents, Older Siblings, Relatives, Friends:
Interested in being involved?
If anyone from Grade 6 through age 99 is interested in being involved, we can use your gifts! We need team leaders for various age groups, group assistants, lunch coordinators, servers, game leaders, service project helpers, and music leaders. We will also need donations of various food and craft items. Please prayerfully consider being involved with this fun, faith-building event for our young people. Can’t help the entire week? We appreciate any time you are able to give.
To sign up to help go to “Downloadable Forms” or call the church office.

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OUTDOOR WORSHIP MEMORIAL DAY – LABOR DAY 2014

outdoor and roof 011Summer Outdoor Worship will start on May 25th at 10:00 am at Schaefer’s Wharf on beautiful Lake Nokomis!  Come as you are…by boat, bike, foot, or car.  Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on the grass.
(Weather related changes will be announced on WJJQ and outdoor service will be held indoors at Grace Church when necessary.)

Three worship times each weekend
Saturday worship at the church is at 5:00 pm and Sunday worship is at 8:30 am year round at Grace.  Note the change from 10:45 am worship at Grace to 10:00 am at Schaefer’s Wharf from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend:
outdoor june 2011 012 Worship at Schaefer’s Wharf  Communion at Outdoor Worship
There will be Communion at Outdoor Worship on the following Sundays: May 25 · June 8, 22 · July 6, 13, & 27- August 10, 24, 31

Outdoor Worship is Accessibility  Use the ramp at the entrance to Schaefer’s Wharf and go to the deck over- looking the garden. Bulletins and Communion will be brought to you by the ushers.  Seating on the deck and the front parking spaces should be limited to those who are not able to access the garden and for Schaefer’s breakfast customers.  There is plenty of parking in the gravel lot next to Schaefer’s or across the road at the Windmill.  Enjoy breakfast or an ice cream cone after service!
outdoor and roof 012Two Entrances to Outdoor Worship The popular and most visible entrance to the garden is near the front of Schaefer’s Wharf, down the steps near County L.  However, there is a second entrance at the rear of Schaefer’s Wharf.   Ushers will be prepared to guide you, and there is often more room for lawn chairs on that side.  Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

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FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

The posts below are for your information about past events at Grace Church.  For more updated events and information please click above in the menu bar on “News & Taking Faith Home” to download the Monthly “Newsletter”, the weekly “Good News”, and the weekly “Taking Faith Home”.  Also open the “Church Calendar” page for dates of events.

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Come and Meet Tessa Moon Leiseth, South Africa Coordinator for “Young Adults in Global Missions”

tessa moonCome, see, hear, and meet Pastor Tessa
and her family and the YAGM program:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4:00-5:00 PM After-School youth – presentation & questions
5:00-6:30 PM Potluck supper and informal time with Leiseth family
6:30-7:00 PM Confirmation youth – mini-immersion
7:00 PM Worship – Pastor Tessa preaching
8:00 PM Coffeehouse – discussion on YAGM, global mission, opportunities for young adults

Thursday, May 8
8:30 AM  breakfast with WRV Conference Pastors
9:15 AM  worship
10:00 AM  discussion with WRV Conference Pastors
11:30 AM  lunch

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