108 West Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, WI, 54487
church office: 715-453-4066 – dhetzel(at)gracetomahawk.org
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Christmas Concert Tour – December 6-7, 2014
Join us for an amazing experience of the best in Christmas Music by the choirs (100s of voices) of Augsburg College and Gustavus Adolphus College, plus worship at St. Olaf College.
We will be traveling by coach bus to Minneapolis to enjoy the choirs of Augsburg College at Central Lutheran church for an afternoon performance and at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peters in the evening. We will spent the night at a motel in Belle Plaine and attend services at St. Olaf on Sunday morning in Northfield.
For all the exciting details download the brochure and the sign up form.
Details of the tour (pdf )- Chrismas concert brochure 2014 (2)
Sign up form (pdf) – Christmas concert sign up insert
(Sign up time ends on November 2, 2014.)
Augsburg choir 2011
Gustavus Adolphus 2011
St. Olaf 2011
Please contact the church office if you are interested, have questions regarding membership, or know someone who has expressed interest in joining our church family.
During the month of October we will be inviting all folks that are interested in joining to set up a time to meet with Pastor Mark, Wendy and support staff. We want to get to know you and give you a chance to know the staff side of our church family.
Sunday, November 2, from 5:00 to 6:30 pm is a Welcome Dinner for all the new members, their sponsors, staff members and a council representative.
November 8 & 9 will be the weekend we will welcome new members at worship and will have refreshments between the 8:30 and 10:45 services starting at 9:30am.
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Grace Lutheran church will be participating in “Where Your Heart Is”, a program designed to help us find joy in worship and stewardship.
On the weekend of September 27-28 we will begin by “gathering and listening”. When we gather together – bringing our capabilities, gifts and heart to love and care for each other and the world – the Spirit blesses that work and multiplies what any of us could do by ourselves. Then we will “listen” to God together, and to each other praising this God of ours for all His gifts and blessings.
In the weekend of October 4-5 we will celebrate the many blessings God has given us – the words of promise and hope that come to us from the heart of God. We ask you to prayerfully study your Time & Talent form and check those areas that you feel God is calling you to fulfill. Bring the completed form to worship this weekend or turn into the church office.
On the weekend of October 11-12 we will be “sent” out into the world to continue what we have been called to do. We will commit ourselves to financial support of the part of God’s work called Grace Lutheran Church. Please prayerfully consider the amount you will enter on your Pledge Card and bring to worship this weekend or turn into the church office.
Bishop Mansholt, the newly elected bishop of our East Central Synod of Wisconsin, will lead a forum at Grace Lutheran in Tomahawk on Wednesday, September 24th. We will begin with a potluck at 5:30 and the forum will begin at 6:30.
“Mission” is Bishop Mansholt’s passion, or, more precisely, “missional,” as that word is being used across the church in North America. His observation is that the church in North America has become weighed down with institutional concerns and preoccupied with itself. A new “re-formation” is needed to focus on God’s mission and what God is calling us to be and do. After sharing a meal together, we will dwell in God’s Word, center- ing upon and listening to God, God’s mission, and God’s call to us. Next, we will gather in prayer, opening our- selves and seeking God’s Holy Spirit to remove our individual agendas and to focus on what and where people see God’s call. We will end with what Bp. Mansholt sees as the shared task of accountability for each of us, of Grace, synod, and ELCA together. He uses the word “succession” to describe this, meaning that he sees his task and that of the synod to assist Grace to identify and do God’s mission at Tomahawk. This includes keeping the projection of this identity and mission consistent and strong through all changes of pastors and other challenges the congregation or synod may face.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET BISHOP MANSHOLT AND BISHOP DITLHALE
Meet Bishop and Margaret Ditlhale from the Western Diocese in South Africa on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wausau! (630 Adams Street, Wausau, WI 54403).
All are welcome to come and share in this time together!
Carpool to Wausau from Grace. Meet at the church at 5:30. Please contact the church office if you wish to carpool.
BISHOP MANSHOLT AND BISHOP DITLHALE WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 AT THE SYNOD OFFICE IN APPLETON
They will present their perspective & vision and respond to questions & ideas concerning “companion relationships”.
Carpool for this event at the Synod Office will leave from Grace at 8:00 AM and return at 4:30. Contact the Grace Church office for arrangements.
We now have an easy way for you to stay connected to your church community when you are on the go! Personalize the mobile app with links to our Calendar, Groups (Men’s, Women’s, Youth, etc.), Sunday Sermons, Faith Resources, Volunteers, AND MORE! Watch the informational video.
THIS IS ALSO A WAY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR VARIOUS MISSIONS!
In the mobile app, you will find our Shopping Website. 5% of all online purchases you make from our shopping site comes back to the Church at no additional cost to you.
HOW TO INSTALL using your phone or tablet:
– Apple: go to iTunes App Store
– Android: go to Play Store
– search for “ECSW MSNGR” – click install
– Enter our code GLCT
Rally Sunday is September 7th!
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.)
SPARK STORY BIBLES – 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 THINK – We 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.
4-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN MILESTONE –September 21 9:40 AM, BETWEEN SERVICES – During SS Hours
(Watch for your personal invite if you have a 4-year-old Kindergartner.)
KINDERGARTEN MILESTONE – An event for parents and their children entering kindergarten will be held on September 28 at 9:40 during the Sunday school hour. (Watch for the special invite.)