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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Building on Our Shared Past

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
17 August 2017

In this weekly column I often write about our current state, and the future to which we are called.  In who we are, and in who we are called to be, we build upon the witness of many who have come before us, and live in this witness by virtue of the dedication of all who have worked on this project.  In looking to our foundation, we can thank Betty Potter and a large team of volunteers for the project described in Betty’s report, below.

After almost one year of scanning and entering data for the parish archives, the archival material is entirely posted on one web site and almost completely posted on two other web sites.  All of the scanned material and metadata have also been saved a church owned, portable hard drive.
Sheboygan's Eastern Shores Library System has posted the material on a monthly basis.  However, Recollection Wisconsin and the Digital Public Library of America take longer to post material, usually on a quarterly basis.  Therefore, those site listings have yet to be fully completed.
For now, 699 items can be found at Ozaukee and Sheboygan Memories (ozaukeesheboyganmemories.org/jsp/RcWebBrowse.jsp)  Or, when Digital Public Library of America is Googled, 569 items come up.  If Recollection Wisconsin is Googled, 407 items will appear. 
The easiest way to bring up all the material on the Ozaukee/Sheboygan Memories site is to: 
  1. Open the Simple Search drop down box at the top of the page;
  2. Type Grace Episcopal Church in the search box;
  3. Check only the Sheboygan location; and,
  4. Hit the search button.
Specific categories can be found by typing a term other than Grace Episcopal Church in the search box, like All Saints Chapel, Angelus, annual reports, clergy names, choir, pilgrimage, youth organizations (for Boy Scouts), windows, etc.
This project has been managed by Betty Potter, the parish archivist.  In this project she was assisted by:
 The archivist was assisted in this task by volunteer photographers, scanners, and typists of metadata.  Digital photographs were provided by Paul Aparicio (Boy Scout Artifacts), Bill Gagin (All Saints’ Chapel), Jim Gardner (Grace Church Windows and Boy Scout Glass Lantern Slides), and Calvin Potter (Grace Church Artifacts).
The scanners were Sutton Cecil (Boy Scout Scrapbooks), Julie Davidson (Guild Material), Deb and Bill Gagin (Boy Scout Material), Anne and Bob Hanlon (Angeluses, Minutes, Photographs, Programs), Bobbie May (Church Registries), Jennifer Pawlus (Boy Scout Scrapbooks), Pat Sather (Books, Newspaper Clippings, Pamphlets), Connie Schneider (Church Scrapbooks), Jon Whitford (Guild Material, Journals, Manuals, Newspaper Clippings, Boy Scout Material), Betty Potter (Annual Reports, Correspondence, Documents, Photographs, Programs, Sermons).
The typists were Pat Sather, Connie Schneider, and Betty Potter.

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  All who helped in the birthday reception:  Ellen and Paul Aparicio, Mary Snyder.
§  Bobbie May for gardening, and for janitorial help.
§  Randie Barrows for extensive maintenance work in the parish (3 days’ work!), including plumbing changes to meet new code, and floor cleaning.
§  Bryan Stenz and Nick Whitford for cleaning the nursery and youth room.

Special “Thank You’ s” :  A supply of Thank You note cards can be found on the table at the back of church nave.  When someone in the parish does something special, take the time to write them a personal note.  Also, from time to time, think about who you might want to thank for ongoing service, and let them know you have noticed!

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 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A)
                                       Organist:  R. Benjamin Dobey

Prelude:     Intermezzo Melodia                                                Max Reger
Entrance      390 – “Praise to the Lord,”                                     Lobe den Herren
Offertory     544 – “Jesus shall reign wher-e’er the sun,”            Duke Street
Communion 470 – “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,”            Beecher
Closing        551 – “Rise up, ye saints of God,”                          Festal Song
Postlude    Chorale Prelude on Lobe den Herrn                         Reger
                  
Parish Notices    

§  Mission Field in Iraq: On Wednesday, August 23rd following 5:30 pm mass there will be a simple supper with a presentation given by Bobbi Kraft on her mission field in Iraq. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex so that we will have an estimate of how much food to provide.
§  Church Projects Day: Volunteers are needed for inside and outside projects on Saturday, August 26th 8:30 a.m. – early afternoon. Lunch will be provided. A sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex.
§  Blessing of the Backpacks! We will be blessing all the backpacks and school children as well as all the teachers, on August 27th at both 8:00 and 10:15 services. We will invite everyone, young and old, who are starting school to come forward with their backpacks for a blessing. We will also ask all the teachers to come forward to be blessed in their important work as well.
§  Choir: Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00 pm. All voices are welcome, but we especially need tenors and basses. You don’t need to be a trained singer, an opera star, or a Broadway sensation – you just need a desire to share the love of Christ through music!  “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19
§  Biblical Greek to be offered:  Join us on Thursday evenings, beginning on Thursday, September 7th. (Classes will meet 7—9 p.m.) This is not a course about learning to speak Greek, and it is unlikely that you will become fully literate in the biblical language but, what you will learn is how to really dive deeply into the Bible by using a myriad of resources (online and in print) that will allow you to study the words in the original and what the grammar in the original may point to in meaning. There is a cost: $100—hence, the early notice. There will be limited scholarships available. We are opening this course to other churches, and will limit overall class size, so if you are curious explore your interest with Fr. Karl or Mthr. Michele.
§  Believing God: A Women’s Bible Study by Beth Moore will be held every Monday in Nicholas Hall 10:00-11:00 a.m., September 11th through November 13th. Do you believe that God has a plan for your life? Come and find out the power and promises that are yours.  A sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex.
§  Sunday School Begins: We are getting excited about Sunday School! The teachers are making plans for another wonderful year of learning about the love of Jesus Christ! Sunday School will begin on September 17th at 9:00am. Registration will take place at Mass in the Grass on September 10th.
§  How to be Holy! Will be the subject of Adult Formation beginning September 17th.  Come and discover how you can become holy as we read Peter Kreeft’s How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint. Jerry Molitor will facilitate this course. The book is easy to read, and we will limit the weekly reading to 20—25 pages. We will gather for seven weeks from 9—10 a.m. in the fellowship hall, beginning Sunday, September 17th, to discuss this spiritual guide. Do you wish to be holy? Do you want to see yourself as a saint? If so, let’s explore this together. We hope to see you here!  Bring friends! Please let us know if you wish to attend by signing up on the sheet in the Narthex so that we can order enough copies of the book. Copies can be purchased at the discounted price of $10, from the parish office. (Mark checks “Adult Ed”.) If you need a scholarship for this, just ask.
§  Catechumenate will begin: Catechumenate is a nine-month course in the basics of the Faith and its practice. It is a period of training and instruction in Christian understandings about God, human relationships, and the meaning of life. It includes the Sacrament of Baptism, if you are not already baptized, and culminates in Confirmation, Reception, or Renewal of Baptismal Vows. The Catechumenate will meet on an evening each week starting at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The class will begin in late September and will continue until May when Bishop Matthew Gunter makes his annual visitation. The study is led by Mother Michele Whitford, the Parish Catechist. If you would like to be a part of this exciting study and fellowship or would like more information, please call the office 452-9659 or email Mthr. Michele at
§  mwhitford@gracesheboygan.com. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
§  Something Extra for Grace: Envelopes are available in the pews if you are moved to give an extra gift, beyond your pledge or regular plate donation, toward the life of the church. Gifts are tax deductible if you write your name on the envelope.
§  Love INC Monthly Bulletin is now available online at:
§  Grace Notes is here: http://gracechurchgracenotes.blogspot.com/.  You can sign up to receive the blog every Thursday
§  Grace Abounds: http://www.graceabounds.online Sermons, podcasts, the Bible Challenge
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook: @gracesheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Treasures of the Church

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
10 August 2017

“Here are the treasures of the Church.”  So said St. Laurence, deacon of the church in Rome, to the imperial prefect.  Laurence was roasted to death (on this, his feast day) on an iron grate, in the context of persecution under the emperor Valerian in the year 258.  Laurence was offered his freedom by the prefect if he would deliver to the government the riches of the Church.  Laurence produced the poor people cared for by the Church, declaring them to be her riches.  The prefect was not amused; hence the grisly nature of the execution.
Laurence’s witness illuminates the issue we always face when we are blessed materially.  In this parish we have a history of being blessed in ways that have resulted in a beautiful building, richly adorned, inhabited by music of a high standard, with hospitality and gathering spaces the allow us to do pretty much what we want.  This blog is published and republished using equipment included in a generous donation that allows us to maintain online ministries.  Laurence’s witness begs for us, then, the question, of how we would define the treasures of this parish.
As stewards of blessing we are called to preserve what we have been given, hence the recent projects to repair the roof and bell tower.  But (and may Our Lord forbid!), if the church physical plant were to be destroyed tomorrow, we would still be the Church, the assembly of those gathered in Jesus’ Name, regardless of whether we were meeting on a vacant lot.  What Laurence points us to is that the treasures of the Church are her works, her witness, her ministry to literally embody Jesus Christ.
In stewardship it is common to speak of “time, talent, and treasure” as ways in which people give to the Church.  Let’s flip that equation, and be so crass as to consider what the “return on investment” might be for such giving.  The ratio of return is infinite, for the return involves lives changed.  Lives are changed both in those who receive the word and care of Christ, and in those who give to enable word and care to proceed forth, to many generations.  The treasures that we can point to in lives changed, these are indeed the treasures of the Church, bestowed by God’s grace in how He allows hearts open to Him to become conduits for His blessing. 

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  All who helped in the birthday reception:  Jessica Ambelang, Emily, Mary Grace and Emily Boland, Julie Davidson, Katie and Steve Larson, Barb MacEwen, Bernie Markevitch, Bobbie May, Susan McIntosh, Jennifer Pawlus, Elizabeth Schaffenburg.
§  Julie Davidson and Bobbie May for janitorial help.
§  Ben Crouse for lawn care.
§  Elaine and Gary Dinstuhl for pastoral care.
§  Randie Barrows for extensive maintenance work in the parish.

Special “Thank You’ s” :  A supply of Thank You note cards can be found on the table at the back of church nave.  When someone in the parish does something special, take the time to write them a personal note.  Also, from time to time, think about who you might want to thank for ongoing service, and let them know you have noticed!

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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14A)
                                       Organist:  R. Benjamin Dobey

Prelude:     Prelude & Fugue in E-flat (Well-tempered Clavier, Book II)  J.S. Bach
Entrance      388 – “O worship the King,”                                             Hanover
Offertory     441 – “In the cross of Christ I glory,”                                Rathburn
Communion 691 – “My faith looks up to thee,”                                    Olivet
Closing        542 – “Christ is the world’s true light,”                             St. Joan
Postlude    Prelude & Fugue in D Maj. (Well-tempered Clavier, Book II) J.S. Bach                     
Parish Notices    

§  No Noonday Mass on Monday, 14 August:  The regular 12:10 p.m. Mass on Monday, 14 August will not be held.  A Mass will be held for the funeral of Lillian Baily, at 11:00 a.m.
§  St. Mary the Virgin (Assumption): Tuesday, August 15th is the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin, also known as the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. We will celebrate with a Solemn Mass at 6:00 pm.
§  Thank You!! Thank you Grace Church for all the love and support you have given us in preparation for our wedding and for all the help during the reception and for recording the ceremony and reception. Special thanks to Bobbie May, Jon Whitford, and Nicholas Whitford. Sung Lak and Deanna Yang Choi.
§  Coffee Hour: We need volunteers for next Sunday and September 24.  Most of October, November and December are still open. If you would like to host, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in the Narthex. Please see Katy Larson if you have any questions.
§  Blessing of the Backpacks! We will be blessing all the backpacks and school children as well as all the teachers, on August 27th at both 8:00 and 10:15 services. We will invite everyone, young and old, who are starting school to come forward with their backpacks for a blessing. We will also ask all the teachers to come forward to be blessed in their important work as well.
§  Choir: Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00 pm. All voices are welcome, but we especially need tenors and basses. You don’t need to be a trained singer, an opera star, or a Broadway sensation – you just need a desire to share the love of Christ through music!  “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19
§  Biblical Greek to be offered:  Join us on Thursday evenings, beginning on Thursday, September 7th. (Classes will meet 7—9 p.m.) This is not a course about learning to speak Greek, and it is unlikely that you will become fully literate in the biblical language but, what you will learn is how to really dive deeply into the Bible by using a myriad of resources (online and in print) that will allow you to study the words in the original and what the grammar in the original may point to in meaning. There is a cost: $100—hence, the early notice. There will be limited scholarships available. We are opening this course to other churches, and will limit overall class size, so if you are curious explore your interest with Fr. Karl or Mthr. Michele.
§  Believing God: A Women’s Bible Study by Beth Moore will be held every Monday in Nicholas Hall 10:00-11:00 a.m., September 11th through November 13th. Do you believe that God has a plan for your life? Come and find out the power and promises that are yours.  A sign-up sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex.
§  Mass in the Grass: Please join us Sunday, September 10th, 2017 for an outdoor Mass and All Church Picnic together with the parish of St. Peter, Sheboygan Falls and the parish of St. Paul, Plymouth. This event will take place at Deland Community Center, 901 Broughton Dr., Sheboygan, beginning with Mass at 10:00 a.m. with lunch following. There will be games and activities for our children’s enjoyment. Inviting guests is encouraged. Fr. Karl and the Vestry participate in a dunk tank as a fundraising opportunity.  There will be ONE MASS only that day. We will be asking for donations of cookies/bars, potato chips, and monetary donations to defray the costs which will be shared amongst all three parishes. We will also be asking for volunteers for set-up and clean-up. Please sign up on the sheets on the Narthex table.  
§  Sunday School Begins: We are getting excited about Sunday School! The teachers are making plans for another wonderful year of learning about the love of Jesus Christ! Sunday School will begin September 17th  and registration will take place at Mass in the Grass on September 10th.
§  How to be Holy! Will be the subject of Adult Formation beginning September 17th.  Physical health, such as dieting and exercise, can be extremely difficult, expensive, and has limited benefits.  Spiritual health brings earthly joy and has eternal benefits.  Amazing news!  Becoming holy is easy!  It builds your spiritual strength and stamina.  God is your personal coach.  It only costs you everything!  Come and discover how you can become holy as we read Peter Kreeft’s How to be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint.  Jerry Molitor will facilitate this course.  The book is easy to read, and we will limit the weekly reading to 20—25 pages.  We will gather for seven weeks from 9—10 a.m. in the fellowship hall, beginning Sunday, September 17th, to discuss this spiritual guide.   Do you wish to be holy?  Do you want to see yourself as a saint?  If so, let’s explore this together.  We hope to see you here!  Bring friends!  Please let us know if you wish to attend so that we can order enough copies of the book. Copies can be purchased at the discounted price of $10, from the parish office.  (Mark checks “Adult Ed”.)  If you need a scholarship for this, just ask.
§  Catechumenate will begin: Catechumenate is a nine-month course in the basics of the Faith and its practice. It is a period of training and instruction in Christian understandings about God, human relationships, and the meaning of life. It includes the Sacrament of Baptism, if you are not already baptized, and culminates in Confirmation, Reception, or Renewal of Baptismal Vows. The Catechumenate will meet on an evening each week starting at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The class will begin in late September and will continue until May when Bishop Matthew Gunter makes his annual visitation. The study is led by Mother Michele Whitford, the Parish Catechist. If you would like to be a part of this exciting study and fellowship or would like more information, please call the office 452-9659 or email Mthr. Michele at mwhitford@gracesheboygan.com. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Narthex.
§  Something Extra for Grace: Envelopes are available in the pews if you are moved to give an extra gift, beyond your pledge or regular plate donation, toward the life of the church. Gifts are tax deductible if you write your name on the envelope.
§  Love INC Monthly Bulletin is now available online at: http://mailchi.mp/538d2add4a38/love-inc-monthly-bulletin-1109929.
§  Starter Kitchen Kits: A Love INC Ministry sponsored by Bethel OPC in Oostburg is in need of 1-quart and 2-quart sized pots, and bubble wrap to secure the breakables within the kits.  Please place your items in the Love INC Collection Bin located in the Narthex. This product drive with run through August 16th.
§  Sheboygan Christian Women’s Connection invites you and a friend to brunch at Pine Hills Country Club August 22nd 9:30 – 11:00 am. Special Feature: Rand Schwoerer of Plymouth Cheese Museum, Guest Speaker: Terry Rutherford “Do you need a hero?” Cost $12. Call Ann Keckonen at 457-4318 or at keckonen@charter.net before August 15th. For more information see the notice board in the Narthex.
§  Grace Notes is here: http://gracechurchgracenotes.blogspot.com/.  You can sign up to receive the blog every Thursday
§  Grace Abounds: http://www.graceabounds.online Sermons, podcasts, the Bible Challenge
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook: @gracesheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Load Off of the Mind

Grace Episcopal Church
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Grace Notes
3 August 2017

“A load off of my mind” is a colloquial expression by which the speaker indicates that something that has troubled him or her is no longer a worry.  The expression is usually evoked when the speaker learns something—some new information—like “what did, in fact, become of ____ [who I had lost track of]”.
The Body of Christ in this place—Grace Episcopal Church—can say that a load has been removed from our collective consciousness.  At least since when I became rector in 2011 a recurrent theme in worry has been “What are we going to do when we need a new roof?”  This background worry (compounded by a generalized worry about the passing of generous donors) has conditioned our reflexes to be those of “seeing the glass half empty”, of preferring to do nothing because something might cost more.
Quite apart from the reality that in almost all life situations doing nothing can be much more costly than doing something, and from the reality that in calling and equipping us to known and love and serve Him, God calls us to “something” in many ways; quite apart from these realities, what is now real is that the reasons for worry associated with replacing the roof are gone.  The roof and gutters have been replaced.  The bell tower louvers and eaves have been painted, and the screening secured.  And over 90% of the cost of this project has been paid for by insurance.  God has provided.  God has told us not to worry, but to trust and to serve.
Toward the end of August we will address a number of smaller projects, and will also some needed changes in landscaping.  Frankly, with a building more than 147 years old, there will always be some kind of physical plant issue to attend to, most of which are planned for in an annual maintenance budget.  We need to stop worrying.  We need to first offer thanks, and then remind ourselves that God always provides for the ministries to which His people are called.  Take a load off, in joy and with thanksgiving. 

Grace aboundsPlease thank: 
§  Barb and Bob MacEwen for the Sunday coffee hour.
§  Julie Davidson for janitorial help.
§  Scott Gedemer for lawn care.
§  Elaine and Gary Dinstuhl for pastoral care.

Special “Thank You’ s” :  A supply of Thank You note cards can be found on the table at the back of church nave.  When someone in the parish does something special, take the time to write them a personal note.  Also, from time to time, think about who you might want to thank for ongoing service, and let them know you have noticed!

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.

When you think about giving:  When you think about giving, consider that we are one of the only churches in the downtown area that’s generally open for any walk-in.  Consider this in light of the information and reflection included in the attached blog post:

Music this Week:  The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ
                               Organist:  R. Benjamin Dobey

Prelude: Chorale Preludes on Lord, all my heart is fixed on thee   Krebs & Walther
Entrance      427 – “When morning gilds the skies”                        Laudes Domini
Offertory     137 – “O Wondrous type!”                                         Wareham
Communion 383 – “Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature”            St. Elizabeth
Closing            7 – “Christ whose glory fills the skies,”                   Ratisbon
Postlude    Chorale Prelude on The only Son from Heaven           Johann Pachelbel
                                                                                                         
Parish Notices    

§  Biblical Greek to be offered:  Join us on Thursday evenings, beginning on Thursday, 7 September. (Classes will meet 7—9 p.m.) This is not a course about learning to speak Greek, and it is unlikely that you will become fully literate in the biblical language but, what you will learn is how to really dive deeply into the Bible by using a myriad of resources (online and in print) that will allow you to study the words in the original and what the grammar in the original may point to in meaning. There is a cost: $100—hence, the early notice. There will be limited scholarships available. We are opening this course to other churches, and will limit overall class size, so if you are curious explore your interest with Fr. Karl or Mthr. Michele.
§  Special Ultreya Community Picnic: will be held Thursday, August 10th at St. Mark, Waupaca 5-9pm. "Ultreya" means Onward! and was used by Christian pilgrims to greet and encourage one another. This word is used by the Cursillo community to signify meetings held after a Cursillo experience; and friends and family are always welcome. It includes worship, singing, witnessing, teaching, prayer, and a good time. Bring a dish to share, your own plates and utensils, chairs and a name tag, if you have one. More information can be found at monarchcursillo.org.
§  Education for Ministry: How do I learn to make the Bible stories become my stories? How do I learn how God wants to bless me with more than I can imagine?  Join the EfM (Education for Ministry) group that is starting on Monday, September 11th. Two groups will meet at St. Peter’s Church House in Sheboygan Falls. The morning group is from 9:30-11:30 and the evening group runs from 5:00-7:00pm.  Scholarships are available, so don’t let the cost of $375 for this college credited class, stop you from joining. Registrations are due by August 1st so materials can be received before the first class. Contact Barb Drewry-Zimmerman at bzimmy@excel.net or 920-893-5189 for registration materials. The choice is yours—do you want to learn how to bring God’s mercy & delight into your neighborhood?
§  Starter Kitchen Kits: A Love INC Ministry sponsored by Bethel OPC in Oostburg is in need of 1-quart and 2-quart sized pots, and bubble wrap to secure the breakables within the kits.  Please place your items in the Love INC Collection Bin located in the Narthex. This product drive with run through August 16th.
§  Freedom Cry would like to ask for your help and support in promoting participation and fundraising for our new Hope's Hearts Project going on now and through the end of the summer. They would love everyone to participate in this exciting art project and consider donating to cover our cost of materials.
§  Many youth are especially vulnerable to being lured by human traffickers in the summer. That is where the idea for Hope's Hearts wind chimes was born. It offers a positive activity for the community, especially youth, to engage in that will also accomplish the goal of reducing youth vulnerability.
§  The wind chimes include five words of encouragement on ceramic hearts, information on trafficking, and a call to encourage others. In the art studio time, participants will create ceramic hearts, stamp them with the selected words of encouragement, and put them together into wind chimes. These wind chimes will be spread throughout our community with special focus on the places known to be hiding spots or hangouts for runaways or youth who may be vulnerable to traffickers. 
§  When someone finds one of the Hope's Hearts, they will be encouraged to find someone else who needs a word of encouragement and pass it on. Together we can make a difference and change the atmosphere of our entire community! For more information go to www.freedomcryinc.org/donate
§  Sheboygan Christian Women’s Connection invites you and a friend to brunch at Pine Hills Country Club August 22nd 9:30 – 11:00 am. Special Feature: Rand Schwoerer of Plymouth Cheese Museum, Guest Speaker: Terry Rutherford “Do you need a hero?” Cost $12. Call Ann Keckonen at 457-4318 or at keckonen@charter.net before August 15th. For more information see the notice board in the Narthex.
§  Grace Notes is here: http://gracechurchgracenotes.blogspot.com/.  You can sign up to receive the blog every Thursday
§  Grace Abounds: http://www.graceabounds.online Sermons, podcasts, the Bible Challenge
§  Like Grace Church on Facebook: @gracesheboygan
§  Follow Grace Church on Twitter: @gracesheboygan
§  Follow Grace Church on Instagram: @gracesheboygan
§  We Are on Itunes! Check out the new podcast!!!