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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Our Synod Invites Your Input – two ways!

One of our 500 year old tradition as Lutherans is to work together wherever possible in witness to Jesus Christ and in service and relationship to our neighbor.

First we need the input of all – this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 at Saint Andrew’s in Wausau. Everyone – youth, young adults, lay leaders, pastors, deacons, synod council members are to gather and dream together as we take the next step of discerning concrete and actionable goals to guide our walk together.   We need every voice in order to be certain that as we discern the Spirit and chart the course for our future together as a synod that we are relevant to the needs of our changing church.
Second our synod need nominations for Treasurer and Vice President to be elected at the Synod Assembly in May.   The terms end for the two currently serving and their terms are not able to be renewed.

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D3 Dinner 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk

hammer2      D3 Dinner – Driving Down the Debt hammer
        Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 4:00 p.m.
in Fellowship Hall at Grace Church

If you haven’t already, get your dinner tickets by Feb. 12th .  They will be available in the Gathering Space before and after church services and in the office during the week.

There is still time to donate an auction or drawing item. (new items of any value are appreciated)

Please consider helping to set up, cook, clean up, or help at the auction.  You can sign up in the Gathering Space at Grace Church.

Can’t make it to the dinner?  There are plenty of other ways to be involved by donating items, buying drawing tickets or bidding on the silent auction items on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 before or after worship services.  You’ll be able to buy drawing tickets to drop in the buckets of your choice, enter your bid on a silent auction item, preview our live auction items and perhaps ask someone to bid for you that evening.

Remember:  If the dinner tickets are sold out, you can still come to the auction starting around 5:30 p.m.

 Don’t miss this Graceful opportunity for fun and fellowship while supporting our debt reduction efforts.  Hope to see you there!!!

 If you have questions, you can call: Karen Torkelson 612-8675,
Pam Kopp 453-3934 or Sherry Clements 453-5615.

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JANUARY IS YOUNG ADULT MONTH AT GRACE

The voice and presence of our young adults, ages 18-29, are important to Grace.
 The following include both age-specific and intergenerational events:
“First Wednesday Worship”, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7 PM at Grace for all ages: –monte-lss Monte Smith, chaplain at Homme Youth & Family Programs will speak on “Human Trafficking” (Wisconsin is one of the worst states!)
To view a video of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin and the support by LSS of these girls click on the following link:
Girls: Hope and Healing for Victims of Trafficking 

January 7-8 2017 at all services
Young Adult led Worship
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Hannah Schmit,
senior at Augsburg College
is preaching.

 

January 21-22, 2017 at all services – joshua-armstrong
Young Adults in Global Mission” (YAGM)
Joshua Armstrong is preaching on his experience in Lekubu Parish from September 2015 – August 2016.

abby-normanRead Abigail Norman’s article written when she attended the Youth Theology Institute at Augsburg College (ACYTI) and is now published in their  journal!  Click on the following link to read her writing!
http://web.augsburg.edu/acfl/journals/2016ACYTIjournal.pdf

 

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Young Adults in Global Mission – December Special Offering

sarah-vatne-2Sarah Vatne is the designated person to receive Grace’s December Special Offering. As a Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) she is asked to raise $4000 and the ELCA provides the other $9,000. Grace’s support given in her name will assist her with her $4000 with the remainder towards the $9000  to assist all 84 YAGMs placed around the globe. See Sarah’s blog of amazing pictures and  story –  https://sarahtosa.wordpress.com/

YAGMs are 21-29 years of age, carefully placed and supported by the ELCA, to be about God’s mission in an “accompaniment” style, in a foreign land. Sarah is placed at  Empangeni, South Africa  working at a “Place of Safety”, which has a boarding school and activity center, which houses and educates children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or abused. As her  Zulu language skills improve she will work directly with the kids who live there.  You can also support Sarah by going to her Giving Page:   http://support.elca.org/site/TR/Events/General?px=1038451&pg=personal&fr_id=1181   

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2016 Christmas at Grace Church

December  10 & 11 Third Sunday of Advent   – CANTATA AT ALL SERVICES
December 17 at 5:00 CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
December 24 – Christmas Eve
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4:00 PM  Worship          
6:00 PM  Worship
10:00 PM  Worship

Christmas  Day – December 25
10:00 AM  Worship
11:00 AM  Christmas With Friends in Fellowship Hall at Grace Church

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES – SIGN-UP GENIUS
Please give Jesus’s Birthday/Christmas Worship prayerful thought and go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fada72fa2f85-christmas1
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. 

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2016 Cookie Walk, Lefse, and Craft Sale

plate-of-christmas-cutout-cookiesOur annual event will take place Saturday, Dec. 10th.  Craft area opens first at 8:30am in the Gathering Space and the Cookie Walk/Lefse area opens at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall.
Plan to get to church early as the Christmas cookies, candies, lefse, and beautiful craft items will sell quickly.
  The event ends at noon.
Funds raised this year will go to the Kitchen Renovation Fund, Debt Retirement Fund, and updating the “Confirmation” hallway.

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500th Anniversary – Reformation

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Click on this picture to take you to the website page for all matters related to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. It will take you to information about Grace’s planned trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Oct. 31 Commemoration in Lund, Sweden, document “From Conflict to Communion”, short clips about the Reformation, and Grace’s Tuesday studies on Romans and Roots of the Reformation.
Download the sign-up form for the bus trip by clicking on the link here! Deadline to sign up is November 14, 2016.
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To view the Joint Ecumenical Commemorations of the Reformation October 31, 2016 on YouTube click on the pictures below.
lund-cathedral-inside                                                            Lund, Sweden

arena                                                                  Malmo Arena

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