World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day, the date established by the United Nations in 2000. As Christians we are motivated by the compassion of Christ to do our part as global citizens to welcome refugees. As Lutherans we have a long history in the welcoming and resettlement of refugees and decades of experience on the national and local level. We are grateful that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is one of nine national organizations that resettle refugees on behalf of the United States government.
To read more of our bishop’s message on refugees please click on this PDF message.
Bishop’s June Message


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to learn more about the
2017 Summer Study of Matthew.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Leave at 1:30 PM
All Ages Welcome

Ticket Packages For Groups of 10+: $10.50 per person
· Field Reserved Game Ticket
· 12 oz bowl of Cedar Crest Ice Cream
· 16 oz fountain Pepsi Products or bottle of Culligan water
· Woodchucks Ball Cap
· Post-game Meet & Greet with Players
Interested in attending with our church?
Contact Margie Welke at to learn more!
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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:

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