108 West Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, WI,
church office: 715-453-4066 – dhetzel(at)gracetomahawk.org
Open Monday – Friday from 8AM – 1PM
(All Church Services at Grace Church have been temporarily canceled.)
To join Grace Church for the July 5, 2020
go to our YouTube page and click on the July 5 thumbnail.
To view past services at Grace, visit our YouTube site here.
You are invited to join a “ZOOM” bible study on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM. All you need is a smart phone, tablet or computer. You do not need a special program. We will email you an invitation and then you click on the link.
Please email: email@example.com
or call the church office at (715) 453-4066.
Pastor Gary Brandenburg will be leading.
Enjoy the convenience of electronic giving, which allows you to make donations
on a one time contribution or on a scheduled, automatic basis!
Click on the blue “Give now” button.
FROM GRACE SUNDAY SCHOOL MUSIC
Join in singing with Laurie, Martin and Robin Schmidt by clicking on the link after the title!
“Jesus is the Rock” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UufhlxyiPIo&t=173s
“Father, I Adore You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtVvrr6cj68&t=47s
“Lord I Lift Your Name On High” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XJu9pjLY_I
EASTERTIDE BIBLE STUDY
Join Grace Lutheran Church’s live stream
Eastertide Bible Study with Pastor Gary Brandenburg.
Each Wednesday at 1:00 pm – April 15 – May 27, 2020.
(The link will be posted each Wednesday on our homepage.)
If you have a question, observation or comment please telephone the church office at
715-453-4066. Debbie or Sandi will get your message to Pastor Gary during the study. If you call during non-office hours just leave a message and we will respond at the next study time.
From the MSP Committee:
Hello members of Grace! Though we haven’t been able to meet, our group has continued to work on completing our Ministry Site Profile as part of our Call process.
The MSP is a document that the ELCA Synod uses to match us with candidates for our new pastor, and contains information about our church, our ministries, and our community.
We still need your input, and all you need to do is check boxes! It should only take a few minutes.
Paper versions have also been mailed out. Please fill out only once per person, either paper or online. We will be tallying responses after June 1st.
Once complete, our MSP will be presented to our church council, then submitted to the Synod. At that time, our Call Committee will take over.
Thank you for your response!
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
Holy Communion at Grace Church on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday has been canceled due to social distancing.
Our Easter service will be live streamed at 9:00 am from the church sanctuary. We are praying for the health of our church members. We understand this will be a very different Easter time for all of us.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic
March 17, 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Grace,
We are writing to let you know how your church is responding to the COVID-19 situation. Grace received a letter from Bishop Mansholt in our Synod office strongly encouraging us to cease corporate worship to comply with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of 10 or more people for the next 8 weeks. The council conferred and agreed to abide by the Bishop’s recommendation. The exact length of this interruption is not known at this time, but we will respond as appropriate as the situation changes. Below is a list of the decisions made so far:
- In the interim we will continue to have a live streamed service every Sunday morning at 9:00, and Wednesday at 1:00pm during Lent. You will also be able to watch the service anytime on our YouTube channel. You can access both by going to Grace’s website at www.gracelutherantomahawk.org, click on the link (about mid page).
- Visitation (home and hospital) will be discontinued unless it is an emergency. Please contact the church office or one of the pastors as needed.
- Lenten soup meals will be discontinued.
- GLOW is done for the season and will resume in the fall.
- Sunday School is done for the season and will resume in the fall.
- Confirmation is done for the season and will resume in the fall. Watch info via email regarding lessons at home.
- Tuesday morning Quilting will not meet.
- Tuesday Bible Studies will not meet.
- The Home Show has been canceled so there will not be a Church Ladies Diner
- The visit from our South African friends has been canceled for this year.
The church office will remain open. Please contact them via phone or email with any concerns or questions.
We do have the gift cards for Ben’s Bloomers and Cerny’s Greenhouse available again this year. These are sold to support the Wilderness trip this summer. The cards are available in the office until we are able to start meeting again.
Lastly, while we will not be able to meet together for a time, we will still have our bills to pay. We understand that there may be some financial hardship experienced during this period, but we would ask that you continue to support our ministry and mission as you are able with your offerings. Offerings can be mailed or made on our website. Now might be a time to consider signing up for online giving. This can be accessed from our website also or you can pick up a form at the church office.
Thank you all for your patience and cooperation as we live through the changes and inconvenience caused by this pandemic.
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Steve Garrison – Church Council President
Gary Brandenburg – Interim Pastor
As part of the process of calling a new pastor,
our Synod helps guide us through the creation
of a Ministry Site Profile.
Your input is wanted and needed!
Please answer questions the best you can.
(There will also be time during church services
to write an answer each week.)
After we gather more information from the community, we will be approaching Grace’s other committees and groups with more
questions and to ask for your perspectives.
Watch for more from the MSP Committee!
If you have additional thoughts or questions, please email them to graceMSPcommittee@gmail.com
This is an ongoing process and there will be several opportunities to share your opinions, hopes, and concerns in the weeks ahead.
What do you like about our congregation?
What one thing would you like to see improved in our congregation?
In what ways do you connect with God through worship?
(Any praise or suggestions?)
What are we doing as a congregation to share the good news of Jesus with our neighbors and those in need?
What do you like about our town?
How would you describe our community?
Our committee focused on our Tomahawk community and the role Grace plays in serving it. We contacted local leaders, businesses, and institutions (like the Chamber of Commerce and our school) with questions about our neighborhood.
The week’s question was
Who should we talk to?
Any suggestions? Let us know!
Grace’s Annual Meeting
January 26, 2020 at 10:15 AM
Grace Lutheran’s annual meeting will take place Sunday
morning, 10:15 am following worship on January 26.
Please note that this meeting is on Sunday morning.
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.
2019 Christmas Worship Services at Grace Lutheran
Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
4:00 pm 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25 at 10:00 am
Followed by “Christmas with Friends” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please give Christmas Worship prayerful thought
and sign up to serve at one of the Christmas Services held at Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk by following the link below or clicking on the picture of the manger:
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church
11:30 – 1:00 CHILI LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 MARTY HAUGEN TALK
4:00 – MARTY HAUGEN CONCERT
St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Grace Lutheran Church jointly invite you to hear Marty Haugen in concert on November 17. There is no admission cost, a free will offering will be taken at the concert, and proceeds will benefit the Food Pantry. Mr. Haugen is a world renowned liturgical & hymn composer, workshop presenter, performing and recording artist, and author from Eagan, Minnesota. His well known works include the Holden Evening Prayer service, which we use during Lent, and the hymns, “All Are Welcome” and “Gather Us In.”
This concert is cosponsored by St. Mary’s & Grace Lutheran Churches.
Please come! All are welcome!
Please join us for a special “First Wednesday at Grace” event
Blessed to Be a Blessing
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 –
Meal at 5:30 pm, Program 6:30-8 pm
As Grace Lutheran moves into this time of Pastoral transition, we need to consider who we are, what is important, and how we can hear God’s voice in our hopes and dreams. We need your input and ideas.
Interim Pastor, Gary Brandenburg
You will have an opportunity to meet our Interim Pastor, Gary Brandenburg, and hear how he will lead Grace through this intentional “in between” time as we prepare to call a new pastor.
A meal will be provided at no cost. Our Church Council will help guide us through this interesting faith-filled evening.
Everyone is encouraged to come for:
Food + Fun + Fellowship + Faith Activities
There will be no 5:00 pm worship on Saturday, September 14, due to the Fall Ride (Harley) weekend. There will be a 9:00 am worship on Sunday that weekend.
Thank You Breakfast
September 8, 2019 at 10 AM
This is Pastor Ziemer’s last day with us.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Breakfast.
The Wilderness Trip participants will host a free “Thank You” Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, September 8 immediately following the 9:00 am service. In addition, a short program will be held during the breakfast, which will include a slide show and the youth will talk about their experiences.
Rally Sunday is also on September 8. Come to 9:00am worship and stay for the Rally Day celebration at 10:15 am. This will be a time of cross-generational fellowship and activities. All are welcome to attend the celebration.
August 25, 2019
The Grace Lutheran family and community will gather on Sunday, August 25 to say thank you to Pastor Mark & Claudia, and celebrate all that Pastor Mark’s ministry has brought to Grace Lutheran and our community. We will give thanks to God for bringing Pastor Mark and the Ziemer family to Grace.
The details are as follows:
11:30 am – Program in the Sanctuary
1:00 pm – Potluck in Fellowship Hall
Grace will provide the main dish. You are invited to bring a side dish to pass.
RSVPs for the meal will be required so that we can plan accordingly for this special gathering.
Reserve your seat today by signing up on the sheet in the Gathering Area or call the church at (715) 453-4066.