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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Experience of Others

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
8 December 2016

As I write this the news is full of commemorations of the attack on Pearl Harbor, seventy-five years ago.  I well remember being in Portsmouth, England on 31 May 1991, 75th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, and witnessing the few living survivors (men in their 90’s, who had each served as a junior rating or “ship’s boy” during the battle) struggle to maintain a position of attention at the playing of The Last Post (a British parallel to Taps) and God Save the Queen.  Those men, like the survivors of Pearl Harbor who stand in commemoration of those who died, are linked intimately with life-changing, world-shaking events that began a train of history that changed everyday life.
And the rest of us so stand.  We were not at Jutland, or Pearl Harbor.  We may be, actually, veterans of war, or may know someone who was at Pearl Harbor, or have met a veteran of another battle.  In knowing one with first-hand experience we participate in his or her experience, which means that in knowing those who know Jesus Christ we participate in each other’s experience of God.  We meet God anew in each worship, but we also commemorate all that Jesus did when He walked on this earth in first century Palestine.
In a fascinating, difficult, award-winning work, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses:  The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (2006)the New Testament scholar, Richard Bauckham reviews in forensic detail the evidence for a chain of testimony by those who walked beside Jesus in His earthly ministry.  What is of prime importance in how the written gospels came together lies in how people shared their own recollections, their own experiences.  Even though Jesus had been crucified decades before the first gospel was written down, even though almost a century had passed by the time the last work contained in the New Testament was written, even though almost three centuries had passed before the Church had agreed what written works—based on personal experiences and testimonies—actually comprise the New Testament, the witness continued and continues.  We stand in the same chain of eyewitness testimony, of direct experience.  In fact, at our Baptism we vow that we will “continue in the apostles’ teaching,” in this living chain of both commemoration and life which is continually new.
Every time you pause to remember and recall an important event, remember both how you experienced it and shared this experience, or how you came to participate in the experience of another because he or she shared it with you.  When we “continue in the apostles’ teaching” our separate vow  to “proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ” will be all the more alive.

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  Jessica Ambelang for the Sunday coffee hours.
§  Ed & Mary Clabots, Christie Ehler and Mary Tasche for service at the Emmaus Meal at The Salvation Army.
§  All who provided savories, set up and cleanup for the Advent Lessons & Carols festival reception!

Call for ContributionsIf you have a spiritual reflection to share, or want to point your fellow worshipers toward a resource, submit your contributions to Fr. Karl (by email) by Wednesday in the week of publication.

Don’t forget “Something Extra for Grace”:  Supplemental giving envelopes can be found in pews.  If you want to give something extra, please use an envelope to ensure that you are credited.

Music this Week:          The Third Sunday of Advent
                                      Organist:  Ben Dobey
                                      Choir Direction:  Sandie Palmer

Prelude                          Choral Preludes on Savior of the Nations, Come
                                                                   Dietrich Buxtehude & Helmut Walcha
Entrance Hymn  59       Wakened by the solemn warning,”                      Merton
Offertory Hymn 444      Blessed be the God of Israel”                          Thornbury
Communion Motet        Rejoice, O Jerusalem                                   Healey Willan
Comm. Hymn  615        “Thy Kingdom Come!”                                     St. Flavian
Closing Hymn 65          Prepare the way, O Zion”            Bereden vag for Herran
Postlude                        Prepare the way, O Zion                                  Dale Wood


Parish Notices

§  The Art of Neighboring: On Sunday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m., we continue with the last session of a three-part course on how we can better reach out into our immediate community by using simple skills and methods of how to meet and engage our actual neighbors. This course will use discussion materials from http://www.artofneighboring.com/ a ministry of Dave Runyon and Jay Pathak, pastors in Colorado. Dave Runyon was the recent headliner at the Fall event sponsored by Love INC, and those who attended came away impressed enough to want to focus on practical follow-through.
§  Cookware Fundraiser: Featuring cookware and kitchen essentials from Vollrath. These are heavy duty items made to excellent quality standards. Grace Church will receive 20% of listed prices on all items ordered by December 14th.  Catalogues and order sheets can be found in the Narthex.
§  Ordination of Michele Whitford: God Willing and the People Consenting, Bishop Matthew Gunter shall ordain Archdeacon Michele Whitford to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow.
§  Youth and Children’s Choir: Youth and Children’s choir rehearsals for Christmas Eve service continue on Wednesday, December 14th, in the choir room at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The final rehearsal will be Wednesday, December 21st at 5:30 p.m. only. The choir is open to 2nd graders through high school, and will sing for the 4pm service on Christmas Eve. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.
§  Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: are held during Sunday School classes at 9:00 a.m. Participation is open to youth of all ages. The Pageant will take place during the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.  
§  Meals On Wheels Christmas Cookies: Volunteers will deliver a box of homemade cookies to their clients again this Christmas season. (As many of you know, for some, this is the only gift they will receive). Boxes have already been donated, so now all they need are the cookies! If you would like to donate cookies, please call Maureen at Meals On Wheels at 451-7011. Drop off sites are in both Sheboygan and Plymouth and cookies will be packaged on December 20th. Your response in the past has been overwhelming and they cannot thank you enough for your continued support.
§  Salvation Army Adopt a Family Gift Drop-Off: Please return all gifts unwrapped, with value attached, to Grace Church by Monday, December 19th. Distribution to families is Thursday, December 22nd. Any questions, please call Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas (Castle) Sort and Shop: On Monday, December 19th, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m., volunteers are needed to sort and organize all toy donations. This will be at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan. And on Wednesday, December 21st, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m., volunteers are needed to shop for each member of the families using the lists provided by the parents. Sign-up sheets can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas Gifts Distribution Volunteers! On Thursday, December 22nd, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan you can assist local families pick gifts from the Toy Shop. This gives those in need an opportunity to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their families. A Sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas Joy: is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 am in the church kitchen. At that time, we will assemble winter greens and flowers and bag cookies, and then make deliveries. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex We need helping hands. Can you bake, make a delivery and/or help arrange? Please join us for this fulfilling and fun ministry to our home-bound and elderly. They will appreciate it. Questions, please call Barb MacEwen at 920-912-4505.
§  Love Buckets: is a GAP Ministry of Love INC organized by our neighbors, St. Luke’s Methodist Church. As other churches have donated to our own GAP Ministry – Martha & Mary Cooking Guild – St. Luke’s is asking for donations to their Love Buckets Ministry. A list of supplies needed is posted on the notice board, and a large grey bin for donations can be found in the Narthex. This drive will run until the end of January.
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook
§  Follow Grace Church on Twitter: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  Follow Grace Church on Instagram: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Dodecalism"

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
1 December 2016

The twelfth month begins.  Most of us know, vaguely, that the number twelve has some kind of biblical significance.  Most calendars that are based on the solar as opposed to lunar cycle are divisible into twelve units.  In mathematics the number 12, being divisible by 2, 3 4, 6 and itself is a “superior highly composite number,” a natural number which has more divisors than any other number scaled relative to some power of the number itself.
Twelve sons of Jacob yielding twelve tribes of Israel—twelve apostles of Jesus—12 x 12,000 identified in Revelation as “sealed” with the mark of the lamb—The Twelve Days of Christmas—and the twelve great feasts of the undivided Church pre-1054:  the list goes on, and speaks of 12 having a unique identification with completeness.  (Indeed, remember the hubbub about 12-12-2012 and the Mayan calendar?)
When we think of completeness we recognize that we are at all times “a work in progress,” but as we enter the ultimate month of the year it is a good time to be intentional about taking stock in our own lives and the life of the Church.  This is not about going back and grading myself against any “New Year’s Resolution”.  Rather, a year-end review can most profitably focus on how I participate in how we grow into the full stature of Christ.  Romans 12 (that number again!), verse 2, St. Paul writes that we are to “… not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God …”  He then elaborate the gifts of the Spirit in the Body, the Church, a theme further explicated at Ephesians 4, before continuing to exhort us to “Put off [our] old nature … [to] be renewed in the spirit of [our] minds ...” (Eph. 4.22).  To this trajectory in thought we must add Philippians, chapter 2:  “Have this mind among yourselves, which was in Christ Jesus, who …”  And what follows?  The example of Jesus emptying Himself, giving all of Himself.
When we think of completeness let us not consider what we have accomplished so much as focus on how we have given of ourselves.  In this “season of giving” which the world so celebrates, may our hearts and minds focus on the example of giving of self—to each other, to those who challenge us, to all.

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  Wayne and Pat Sather, and Bobbie May for the Sunday coffee hours, with cleanup by Julie Davidson.

Call for ContributionsIf you have a spiritual reflection to share, or want to point your fellow worshipers toward a resource, submit your contributions to Fr. Karl (by email) by Wednesday in the week of publication.

Energy Conservation!  Please treat Grace as your home.  If you turn something on, turn it off!  Don’t assume anyone else will lock or turn off.

Don’t forget “Something Extra for Grace”:  Supplemental giving envelopes can be found in pews.  If you want to give something extra, please use an envelope to ensure that you are credited.

Music this Week:          The Second Sunday of Advent
                                      Organist:  Ben Dobey
                                      Choir Direction:  Sandie Palmer

Prelude                      Partita on ‘Comfort, comfort ye my people’ 
                                                                                                   Johann Pachelbel
Entrance Hymn  76       On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry”        Winchester New
Offertory Hymn 75        There’s a voice in the wilderness crying         Ascension
Communion Motet        Isaiah the Prophet  Early American, arr. Alice Parker
Communion Hymn  67  “Comfort, comfort ye my people                       Psalm 42
Closing Hymn 73          The King shall come when morning dawns”  St. Stephen
Postlude                        Toccata on ‘Winchester New’                      Bruce Neswick

Parish Notices

§  The Art of Neighboring: On Sunday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m., we will continue with the second session of a short three-part course on how we can better reach out into our immediate community by using simple skills and methods of how to meet and engage our actual neighbors. This course uses discussion materials from http://www.artofneighboring.com/ a ministry of Dave Runyon and Jay Pathak, pastors in Colorado. Dave Runyon was the recent headliner at the Fall event sponsored by LoveINC, and those who attended came away impressed enough to want to focus on practical follow-through.
§  Advent Lessons and Carols: Please join us on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m., for a festival of Advent Lessons and Carols. This festival prepares us for the coming of the Messiah by following the scriptural record through nine lessons, each followed by a seasonal carol offered by choir and congregation. The choir will also offer seasonal anthems, and music will include Dr. R. Benjamin Dobey on organ. The festival will be followed immediately by a High Tea reception.
§  Area Ultreya: There will be an Ultreya, for people who would like to go on Cursillo or who have been, on Saturday morning Dec 10th from 10 to 11:45 am at St. Peter’s Church in Sheboygan Falls at the Parish House behind the church on the corner of Buffalo and Elm Streets. Bring a snack to pass if you can, but don’t let that keep you home. There’ll be singing, prayer, teaching, and fellowship. 
§  Youth and Children’s Choir: Youth and Children’s choir rehearsals for the Christmas Eve service continue on Wednesday, December 7th, downstairs in the choir room at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Additional rehearsals will be on December 14th, and 21st. The final rehearsal will be Wednesday, December 21st at 5:30 p.m. The choir is open to 2nd graders through high school, and will sing for the 4pm service on Christmas Eve. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
§  Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: will now be held during Sunday School classes,  starting on Sunday, December 4th at 9:00 a.m. and continuing on December 11th and 18th.  Participation is open to youth of all ages.  The Pageant will take place during the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.  
§  Meals On Wheels Christmas Cookies: Volunteers will be delivering a box of homemade cookies to their clients again this Christmas season. (As many of you know, for some, this is the only gift they will receive). The boxes have already been donated, so now all they need are the cookies!  If you would like to donate cookies, please call Maureen at Meals On Wheels at 451-7011. Drop off sites are in both Sheboygan and Plymouth and they will be packaging cookies on December 20th.  Your response in the past has been overwhelming and they cannot thank you enough for your continued support.
§  Salvation Army Adopt a Family Gift Drop-Off: Please return all gifts unwrapped, with value attached, to Grace Church by Monday, December 19th. Distribution to families is Thursday, December 22nd. Any questions, please call Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas (Castle) Sort and Shop: On Monday, December 19th, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m., volunteers are needed to sort and organize all toy donations. This will be at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan. And on Wednesday, December 21st, 10:00 – 1:00 p.m., volunteers are needed to shop for each member of the families using the lists provided by the parents. Sign-up sheets can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas Gifts Distribution Volunteers! On Thursday, December 22nd, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan you can assist local families pick gifts from the Toy Shop. This gives those in need an opportunity to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their families. A Sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas Joy: is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 am in the church kitchen. At that time, we will assemble winter greens and flowers and bag cookies, and then make deliveries. (There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.) We need helping hands. Can you bake, make a delivery and/or help arrange? Please join us for this fulfilling and fun ministry to our home-bound and elderly. They will appreciate it. Questions, please call Barb MacEwen at 920-912-4505.
§  God Willing and the People Consenting: Bishop Matthew Gunter shall ordain Archdeacon Michele Whitford to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow.
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook
§  Follow Grace Church on Twitter: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  Follow Grace Church on Instagram: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Watching, Armored

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today is very much about gathering and offering thanks for blessings, but we begin the new season and Church year this coming Sunday, and in Advent we watch.  We enter into the “not yetness” of the season as we live in the “not yetness” of this life, looking for our Lord, awaiting His coming, trying to live each day prepared for that hour the time of which we do not know. 
In the collect for Advent 1 we pray that by God’s grace “... we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light ...”, that when that last day does come we may rise to life immortal.  All that we do now is preparation for that last day.  So the question of how we are to live thus becomes:  How do we cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light?
We got pretty clear signals in all those lessons about judgment with which the last year came to an end, lessons which tell us that faith is to be active, that we are to take risks and bear fruit.  Put these teachings together with our prayer to put on the armor of light, and it becomes clear that the armor of light is put on in how we allow God’s light to shine forth in our lives by doing His will, His work.  Active ministry and watchfulness involve the self-giving that seeks to lift up the sorrows of this world that they may be redeemed in our Lord’s Passion, and the penitent offering before God of the prayers and sacrifice of His people. 
When Jesus tells us to watch, to keep awake, He challenges each us:  What will you do?  How will you put on the armor of light?  We can start by recognizing that the works of darkness require darkness.  And what is darkness but the absence of light?  The works of darkness are, therefore, interior; they thrive when we turn inward.  But when we reach out we open up, and in the open shadows cannot abide.  Putting on the armor of light means taking the light which we have been given by God and sharing it to let it shine.
There are many ways that you can do this in this season and life of “not yetness,” this season and life of watching for our Lord—many ways, but each will involve doing something.  The many ministries of this parish are diverse, but they all involve activity, even if that activity is something you do alone when you pray for those on our parish prayer list.  Whether we are in ministry in private or together, each time we act in our Lord’s Name, His light shines forth through us.
In this season of Advent consider one ministry that we all can do.  Take the prayer list in your bulletin (and this blog) and combine this with the names found in the parish directory.  This will give you a list of people who you may not know and those who you know very well.  Take this list, and every day lift up several names before God in prayer.  Lift them up, whether you are praying for a known need or not.  In doing this you will be rendering service and you will be brought closer together with your fellow disciples.  In doing this you will be lifting up any hurt or ill to be redeemed in our Lord’s Passion, sharing in a ministry of “com-passion” (literally, “passion with”) both with those in need and with Jesus.  In doing this you will be offering the prayer and sacrifice of a penitent heart.  The armor of light will combine the red of martyrdom, the purple of penitence, the green of everyday life, and the black of mourning, to shine with the white of the coming of our Lord at Christmas.  May the works of darkness will be cast out by this active light of expectation, service, and worship.  Strong armor, indeed.

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  Wayne and Pat Sather, and Bobbie May for the Sunday coffee hours, with cleanup by Julie Davidson.
§  Pat Ford Smith for office help.
§  All who contributed toward the travel costs of a victim recently rescued from slavery!  [Update:  She has now been transported from a safe house to a long term treatment program in another state.  New life begins!]

Call for ContributionsIf you have a spiritual reflection to share, or want to point your fellow worshipers toward a resource, submit your contributions to Fr. Karl (by email) by Wednesday in the week of publication.

Energy Conservation!  Please treat Grace as your home.  If you turn something on, turn it off!  Don’t assume anyone else will lock or turn off.

Don’t forget “Something Extra for Grace”:  Supplemental giving envelopes can be found in pews.  If you want to give something extra, please use an envelope to ensure that you are credited.

Music this Week:          The First Sunday of Advent
                                      Organist:  Ben Dobey.

Prelude                          Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Wake!                  J. S. Bach
Entrance Hymn  58       “Lo, he comes with clouds descending”            St. Thomas
Offertory Hymn 61        “Sleeper, wake! A voice astounds us”              Wachet auf
Communion Motet        Behold a Star from Jacob Shining         Felix Mendelssohn
Closing Hymn 66           “Come, thou long-expected Jesus”                     Stuttgart
Postlude                        Chorale Prelude on Sleepers, Wake!              J. G. Walther

Parish Notices

§  The Art of Neighboring: On Sunday, November 27th, at 9:00 a.m. we will begin a short three-part course on how we can better reach out into our immediate community by using simple skills and methods of how to meet and engage our actual neighbors. This course will use discussion materials from http://www.artofneighboring.com/ a ministry of Dave Runyon and Jay Pathak, pastors in Colorado. Dave Runyon was the recent headliner at the Fall event sponsored by LoveINC, and those who attended came away impressed enough to want to focus on practical follow-through.
§  Holiday Parade: On Sunday, November 27th, Grace Church Youth will be selling cocoa and coffee, brownies, apple crisp and hotdogs, before and during the Holiday Parade. The money raised goes to outreach projects both near and far. Please come by the front of the church and enjoy a warm treat as you enjoy the parade, be sure to bring your friends.
§  Emmaus Meal Volunteers Needed: The Tripartite Emmaus Meal will be December 3rd at the Salvation Army Center. The Theme of the Day will be Christmas, please wear holiday attire. We will need three people to set up from 8:30-10:30am and 10 people at 10:30-1:00 to serve the meal and greet the guests and clean up. There is more information on the sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
§  St Nicholas’ Visitation: St. Nicholas will visit Grace Church on December 4th at the 10:15 service. We invite all children to come and receive a treat.
§  Youth and Children’s Choir: Youth and Children’s choir rehearsals for the Christmas Eve service are beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday November 30th, downstairs in the choir room. Additional rehearsals will be on December 7th, 14th, and 21st. The final rehearsal will be Wednesday, December 21st at 5:30 p.m. The choir is open to 2nd graders through high school, and will sing for the 4pm service on Christmas Eve. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
§  Thank you!!! To all who helped with the Samaritan’s Purse Shoeboxes! We sent off 38 shoeboxes to children around the world!!
§  Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: will now be held during Sunday School classes on December 4th, 11th and 18th.  Participation is open to youth of all ages.  The Pageant will take place during the 4:00pm Christmas Eve Mass.  
§  Advent Lessons and Carols: On Sunday, December 4th, a festival of Advent Lessons and Carols will be offered at Grace Episcopal Church, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The festival prepares us for the coming of the Messiah by following the scriptural record through nine lessons, each followed by a seasonal carol offered by choir and congregation. The choir will also offer seasonal anthems, and music will include Dr. R. Benjamin Dobey on organ. The service is followed immediately by a High Tea reception. Volunteers for food and clean-up, please see sign-up sheet in Narthex.
§  Put Christ in Christmas in a special wayLove for the Least, a Christian ministry working with believers displaced by extremist attacks in the Middle East, is making appeal for funds food, clothes, gifts, and children’s toys, as Christmas presents to those who have nothing.  Please make any check payable to L4L ME Advent Challenge, and bring this to the parish office before 3 December. For more information, please see the flyer on the notice board in the Narthex.
§  Meals On Wheels Christmas Cookies: Meals On Wheels volunteers will be delivering a box of homemade cookies to their clients again this Christmas season. (As many of you know, for some, this is the only gift they will receive). The boxes have already been donated, so now all they need are the cookies!  If you would like to donate cookies to their project, please call Maureen at Meals On Wheels at 451-7011. Drop off sites are in both Sheboygan and Plymouth and they will be packaging cookies on the December 20th. Your response in the past has been overwhelming and they cannot thank you enough for your continued support.
§  Christmas Joy: is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 22 at 11:00 am in the church kitchen. At that time, we will assemble winter greens and flowers and bag cookies, and then make deliveries. (There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.) We need helping hands. Can you bake, make a delivery and/or help arrange? Please join us for this fulfilling and fun ministry to our home-bound and elderly. They will appreciate it. Questions, please call Barb MacEwen at 920-912-4505.
§  Salvation Army Adopt a Family Gift tags: Please take a name or two and follow the instructions on the table next to the tree. Please return all gifts unwrapped, with value attached, to Grace Church by Monday, December 19th.  Distribution to families will be Thursday, December 22nd. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas (Castle) Sort and Shop: On Monday, December 19th (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) volunteers are needed to sort and organize all the toy donations.  This will be at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan. And on Wednesday, December 21st (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) volunteers are needed to shop for each member of the families using the lists provided by the parents. Sign-up sheets can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  Christmas Gifts Distribution Volunteers! On Thursday, December 22nd (8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), you can assist local families pick presents from the Toy Shop. This gives those in need an opportunity to “shop” for Christmas presents for their families. This will be at 710 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan. A Sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Yurk at 453-9948.
§  God Willing and the People Consenting: Bishop Matthew Gunter shall ordain Archdeacon Michele Whitford to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac. Your prayers and presence are requested. A reception will follow.
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook
§  Follow Grace Church on Twitter: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  Follow Grace Church on Instagram: @GEC_Sheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!