Weekly Grace News - For the week of May 16-22, 2021​​​​​​

 

  

  • QUARTERLY FOOD DRIVE: Our next Quarterly drive for the Iowa County Food Pantry and Social Services will be from May 2-16.  The Service Ministry Committee will have a table at the entrance to the church for donations from 9-11am on both Sundays, May 9th and May 16th.  If you prefer, checks can be made out to Grace with “Food Pantry” or “Social Services” on the memo line.  Thank you for your generous support for those in need in our community.

  •  AN UPDATE ON COMMUNION PRACTICES FROM PASTOR MARK: We will return to a weekly celebration of the  Lord's Supper.  (Our 8am  radio broadcast and livestream will conclude at the sharing of the peace.) Communion for in-person worshipers will be  offered with individual cups (not intinction) and with physical distancing during the  distribution. We hope to resume our Communion  visitation ministry in the near future. Please contact me if you would like the sacrament brought to you at home.

  • SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING MILESTONES & CELEBRATIONS!

    • May 16, 3pm – Former Vicar Heidi Youngquist Graduates from Wartburg Seminary (online ceremony)

    • May 23, 9:30am Service – Affirmation of Baptism

    • June 13, 8 & 9:30am Services – Lutheran Campus Ministry Sunday; Guest Preacher Vicar Andrew Perger, LCM UW-Platteville

    • June 27 – Service of Beginning for Vicar Nichole D'Onofrio​ 

  • SPRING @ HORIZONS FAMILY RETREAT MAY 29-30: Please join the Williamson family for Spring@Horizons, taking place this year Saturday-Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at Bethel Horizons Camp just north of Dodgeville. We had a great time at a previous Advent@Horizons Retreat. (This time our family is just going for the Saturday.) Come for the whole time and stay overnight or just for a portion. A variety of activities (both organized and unstructured) will be available including the newly renovated Nature Center, ropes course adventures, hiking, art and field activities, special scavenger hunts, campfire, service projects, plus a few fun surprises. We can’t wait to spend some quality time outdoors together enjoying all that Horizons has to offer. All are welcome! Space is limited, so please register early! To learn more and register, visit www.bethel-madison.org/connect/events/spring-horizons                             

                                                                                                                                                   --Pastor Mark and Jennifer Williamson

  • HELP WANTED BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF WORSHIP: As we gear up for a return to in-person worship in our Sanctuary, Grace is looking for some servant leaders in a few important areas:

    • Projectionist, aka "Space-Bar Pusher": We could really use a few of these: folks who advance the slides during our           worship services. Just at 8am for the spring.

    •   Live-stream operator: Chester Small has been awesome in this role over a year during Covid and would love to train in         another person or two to live-stream our 8am services over Facebook.

    •  Funeral Luncheon/Hospitality Coordinator(s): Seeking an organized person or two who can coordinate volunteers           (women and men!) to donate and serve food for funeral luncheons at Grace. This is a cooperative ministry with the Grace         Lutheran Church Women (GLCW).

  • PARKING LOT BINGO! Agrace and ADRC present Parking Lot Bingo on Tuesday, June 15 at 1pm in the parking lot at Grace Lutheran Church; 1105 N Bequette St, Dodgeville. June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Parking Lot Bingo is a free, outdoor activity that requires no registration. Arrive and stay in your parked car. We'll provide you with a disposable bingo card and the radio station to tune in and hear the bingo caller. Bring your own dabber/marker to follow along and honk your horn if you get a bingo! In the event of rain, Parking Lot Bingo will be rescheduled to June 17, at 1pm. Lifting Up Voices for World Elder Abuse Day. It only takes ONE Action and ONE Person to make a difference, spread awareness, and become ONE Nation united against elder abuse!