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.
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.
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
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.
Grace 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 – firstname.lastname@example.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?
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
December 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.
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. 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.
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.
Twenty of the top priorities relate to being servants to others:
- Youth visit nursing homes/shut-ins 29
- Support Our Sisters’ House 21
- Help the poor & elderly 20
- Help to under-privileged children in Tomahawk 19
- Support college youth 19
- Support for community needs 18
- Community Garden 16
- Emphasize God does call each person, all have gifts 15
- Show love with kindness & patience 15
- Funeral lunches 15
- Grief/illness support:
provide meals, phone calls, prayer shawls 15
- More intentional welcome of visitors 13
- Continue community outreach 13
- Help widows & shut-ins 12
- Prayers for government & other churches 11
- Quilting volunteers 11
- Good Samaritan fund for those in need 11
- Youth Continue helping in nursery 11
- Support warming house 10
- Contact those who don’t attend worship regularly 10
Seven priorities have to do with fellowship:
- Youth Activities: Camp Forest Springs, corn maze, paint ball, etc. 29
- Youth Wilderness trip 20
- Youth Trips: Lake Superior, Wilderness, EYG 14
- Cross+generational Wilderness Trip 14
- Camp Forest Springs 14
- Cross+generational trips: Lake Superior, Wilderness, retreats 11
- Youth Bible Camp 10
Five priorities relate to worship, especially music:
- Keep Saturday worship 16
- Christmas/Easter Choir 14
- Traditional Chancel Choir 13
- Youth Choir 12
- Music & Lyrics projected on screens 10
LIFE AT GRACE
Five priorities emphasize internal ministries at Grace:
- Youth Sunday School 17
- Youth VBS 15
- Lefse 14
- Be financially independent 10
- Brief but informative items on history of Grace/125 anniversary 10
THANKSGIVING WORSHIP 2015
Thanksgiving 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.
Acts 1:1-8 Ephesians 3:16-21
The 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)