We Are Grace Lutheran Church

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.

SERVANTSHIP
Twenty of the top priorities relate to being servants to others:

  1. Youth visit nursing homes/shut-ins                                          29
  2. Support Our Sisters’ House                                                         21
  3. Help the poor & elderly                                                                20
  4. Help to under-privileged children in Tomahawk                    19
  5. Support college youth                                                                    19
  6. Support for community needs                                                     18
  7. Community Garden                                                                       16
  8. Emphasize God does call each person, all have gifts              15
  9. Show love with kindness & patience                                          15
  10. Funeral lunches                                                                              15
  11. Grief/illness support:
    provide meals, phone calls, prayer shawls                               15
  12. More intentional welcome of visitors                                        13
  13. Continue community outreach                                                   13
  14. Help widows & shut-ins                                                               12
  15. Prayers for government & other churches                               11
  16. Quilting volunteers                                                                       11
  17. Good Samaritan fund for those in need                                   11
  18. Youth Continue helping in nursery                                           11
  19. Support warming house                                                              10
  20. Contact those who don’t attend worship regularly                10

FELLOWSHIP
Seven priorities have to do with fellowship:

  1. Youth Activities:  Camp Forest Springs, corn maze, paint ball, etc.         29
  2. Youth Wilderness trip                                                                                        20
  3. Youth Trips:  Lake Superior, Wilderness, EYG                                             14
  4. Cross+generational Wilderness Trip                                                              14
  5. Camp Forest Springs                                                                                          14
  6. Cross+generational trips:  Lake Superior, Wilderness, retreats               11
  7. Youth Bible Camp                                                                                               10

WORSHIP
F
ive priorities relate to worship, especially music:

  1. Keep Saturday worship                                            16
  2. Christmas/Easter Choir                                           14
  3. Traditional Chancel Choir                                        13
  4. Youth Choir                                                                 12
  5. Music & Lyrics projected on screens                      10

LIFE AT GRACE
Five priorities emphasize internal ministries at Grace:

  1. Youth Sunday School                                                              17
  2. Youth VBS                                                                                 15
  3. Lefse                                                                                           14
  4. Be financially independent                                                    10
  5. Brief but informative items on history of Grace/125 anniversary    10

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THANKSGIVING WORSHIP 2015

give thanksThanksgiving 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.

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