Summer Outdoor Worship Begins Memorial Weekend

Outdoor Worship begins Sunday, May 28,  2017 at 10:00 am at Schaefer’s Wharf on beautiful Lake Nokomis on Highway L.
Come as you are…by boat, bike, foot, or car!

Note the change from 10:45 am worship at Grace to 10:00 am at Schaefer’s Wharf from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

(Weather related changes will be announced on WJJQ Sunday mornings and service will be held indoors at Grace Church at 10:00 am when necessary.) 

Worship at Grace will continue on Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am year round.

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National Day of Prayer in Tomahawk—Thursday, May 4, 2017

This event is big in Tomahawk! Most of the churches and pastors spend much of this day in prayer. This year we are topping this off with a concert finale. The “Associated Clergy of Tomahawk” invite you to join us in praying for God to lead, guide, and transform our nation and world. Please join in the following:

Opening – at City Hall:
10:00am    All pastors invite the public to gather with us in prayer at City Hall in Tomahawk

Prayer Walk- throughout Tomahawk:
11:00am     St. Mary’s Catholic Church will lead a prayer walk from City Hall
1st Congregational Church will lead the prayer walk from E. Washington to 4th Street
Noon   Northwood’s Vineyard will lead from their church to Harley Plant on Somo
1:00 pm       St. Barnabas Episcopal will lead from their church to French Town
2:00 pm             Prince of Peace will lead from their church to North 4th
3:00 pm        Grace Lutheran will lead from their church up North 4th to Mohawk

Community Prayer – at High School Cafeteria:
6:00pm      Pastors pray: Mannerings for government; Pastor Rauschert for military, Pastor Nelson for businesses, Pastor Maramreddy for families, Pastor Ziemer for churches, two more for school and community.

Concert Following Community Prayer–
at School Auditorium
Ali Paris, world renown Palestinian musician
as a benefit for Augusta Victoria Hospital
(free-will offering)

 

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Congregation Retreat

 This retreat will be personally beneficial for you, your relationships, attitude, mission, and life, and will also benefit Grace and our mission in Tomahawk and beyond. Many of the changes and happenings in our culture and the church in this 21st Century we may not like, but a key blessing in this century is that the church is directly addressing and growing are our relationships, faith, and mission and making it relevant, practical and rich in our personal lives. This retreat will build on our strengths in our personal lives and as a congregation. Pastor Jean DeVoll Donaldson and Darlene Kalfahs from our East Central Synod of Wisconsin will lead this retreat as they did in 2015. They will use a tool called “asset mapping” which they have been trained in and have perfected. It is a valuable activity for helping people increase an attitude of abundance, see God’s resourcing in new ways, and consider how the gifts and blessings of people might come together in new ways that might not be as readily considered without the prompt of this work. The input and involvement of youth is very helpful in this activity.  We are blessed! Circumstances in and around us distract us from seeing that. This retreat will guide, lead, and give us time to reflect on our blessings. Counting our blessings improves our attitude. When we link those blessings great things are possible in our individual lives, homes, relationships, congregation and living in God’s mission.

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2017 Holy Week

Holy Week is the high point of our worship. This week is totally focused on God’s great exchange – Jesus taking our sin and human limitations and giving us God’s eternal life and salvation.
Palm Sunday      April 8 & 9   Saturday – 5:00 PM &
Sunday – 8:30 and 10:45 AM
Maundy Thursday           April 13      1:00 and 7:00 PM
Good Friday                       April 14       1:00 and 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil                         April 15       7:00 PM
Easter Sunday                   April 16       6:30, 8:30, and 10:45 AM
(no Saturday Service)
Please sign up to volunteer to help during a church service on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space or on-line by clicking on the link below!  Your help is greatly appreciated!

To help for Easter Sunday use the link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fada72fa2f85-easter1

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2017 Lenten Services

Lenten church services at Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk are at 1:00 and 7:00 PM. Join us for a soup lunch before the services starting at 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM. During Lent, we will use Martin Luther’s Small Catechism to center us on Jesus.  Each Wednesday we will enter into the six chief parts of this Catechism.  Come and be centered in God’s amazing Good News for you: 

Ten Commandments: this will form our confession of sin.
Apostles’ Creed:
Luther’s explanation will inform this ancient statement of belief.   Baptism:  the sermon March 8 & 15 will explain God’s claim on you.
Confession:
the sermon March 22 will explain God’s forgiveness offered to you. Communion: the sermon March 29 & April 5 will explain God’s gifts given.

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Our Synod Invites You in 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.

EPIC - 2017EPIC 2017 is an Annual Event to Equip People In Congregations! It is for all congregational leaders, pastors, youth and all members!! There will be a wide variety of workshops for all.
For information open the following pdfs or go to the escw website.
EPIC-brochure-pdf
EPIC-workshop-description
EPIC-presenters-pdf

escw-assemblySecond our synod needs 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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