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Acts of Grace - Mission Team

Visit our What's Happenings Page for info on upcoming Mission Team Events

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." -Acts 1:8

Mission trips offer an experience of service to others as Jesus modeled to us; an opportunity to build friendships and experience Christian community; a time for personal spiritual growth and focus on relationship with God; an opportunity to learn about other cultures; an opportunity to learn about poverty and social justice; and a chance to put our faith to work in real life situations.

Past Mission Trips include:

  • Juarez, Mexico: Building houses for needy families
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala: Witnessing & Serving
  • Joao Pessoa, Brazil: Witnessing & Helping local churches
  • China: Working in Orphanages
  • Disaster Relief: Mississippi, New Orleans & Missouri
  • Construction: Wyoming, Idaho
  • Acts of Grace is led by Carl & Sara Lueck and Pastor Joel Howard. Contact the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org for more info.

    You can support the mission team by ordering SCRIP.

    Please visit the What's Happenings page for current Scrip News

    Click here for more about SCRIP

    SCRIP order form


    C.A.R.E

    Christians Actively Reaching Everyone (C.A.R.E.) provides ministry for the needs of members and friends of Grace.

    Care could include:

  • providing transportation to medical appointments or church
  • shopping for groceries
  • cooking and delivering meals
  • staying with someone with physical limitations or illness.
  • Call the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org if your own needs arise or you become aware of someone who could benefit from any of these services. Additional C.A.R.E is always needed so call the church office if you are able to provide transportation or other services on a one-time or short-term basis.


    CARE Ministry

    Our Care Ministry seeks to walk alongside people at difficult times in life. Pastoral staff or trained volunteers are available to provide direction and help as families go through times of illness, loss, death, financial challenges, marriage struggles, important life decisions, and other situations.


    Community Banquet

    Visit our What's Happening Page for Community Banquet Info

    Community Banquet is a free hot meal and chance to socialize with others from the community. It is held every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 5:30pm at St. James Church, W220 N6588 Townline Rd, Menomonee Falls. The banquet is open to everyone who would like food and fellowship. Anywhere from 125 to 200 people are served. The meal is provided out of the generosity of 10 area churches, including Grace, who work together to provide the food, cook, serve and clean-up. Twice a year guests are invited to make a donation.


    Dining with Grace

    Visit our "What's Happening" Page for our next event

    Dining with Grace is a new program that offers an opportunity to get to know others, a few people at a time. We are seeking new members, long-time members, singles and couples of all ages. Join us for dinner in a home or lunch in a local restaurant (each covering own cost). Sign up in the welcome center or call Howie Fletcher, 414-355-5959, for a dinner in a home, or Karen Scholz 262-255-5167, for lunch in a restaurant.


    Divorce Care

    Visit our What's Happening Page to find out when we are holding our next session

    Divorce Care focuses on helping people recover from the pain of separation and divorce in a God-centered and holistic atmosphere. Learn more at www.divorcecare.org

    Divorce Care provides:

  • A safe, confidential, supportive atmosphere
  • Facilitators to offer structure, encouragement and support
  • Biblical teaching
  • A 13 week series of DVD presentations, group discussion and a participant handbook
  • Topics discussed:

  • What’s Happening to Me?
  • The Road to Healing/Finding Help
  • Facing My Anger
  • Facing My Depression
  • Facing Your Loneliness
  • What Does the Owner’s Manual Say?
  • New Relationships
  • Financial Survival
  • KidCare
  • Single Survival
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • Moving On, Growing Closer to God

  • G3 Nursing Home Ministry and Visitation

    We provide visits to hospitals, nursing homes, homes, or hospice to keep in touch with those who are unable to attend worship and other Grace activities. For information or to schedule a visit, call the church office at 262-251-0670.

    Nursing Home Ministry: A ministry to serve others in our community. Share the compassion of Jesus through conversation and fellowship with others!

    Visit our "What's Happening" Page for our next scheduled visit


    GIFTS of Grace (Grace Infant Family Team)

    GIFTS of Grace is a support system for moms of babies born/baptized into the Grace family. We provide a meal for the family & small gift for the baby. To be a part of this

    ministry or for more information email Amanda at: aschneider@gracemenomoneefalls.org or Jenny at: jwinkelmann@gracemenomoneefalls.org


    Grace 101

    Visit our What's Happening page to find out when we are having our next class

    Whether you have visited Grace in the past, are curious about our church, or are connected to Grace already, we want to invite you to an opportunity to discover what Grace is all about – Grace 101.

    In this class we will discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ connected here at Grace. Team taught by our ministry staff, the study will cover the basics of what Scripture reveals to us regarding our life, God, and how the two intersect. We will see what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus, putting our faith into action. Additionally, we’ll explore what ministry looks like for God’s people here at Grace. The class is low-key and causal, meant to be a chance for you to connect with others here at Grace.

    Grace 101 is a eight week course that will be held on Sundays from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the conference room, on the south side of the hallway between the sanctuary and Commons. We understand if you are unable to make every class session during this time, but we ask that you will commit to being there regularly.

    If you have any questions about Grace 101 feel free to call (262-251-0670) or e-mail Pastor Aaron Kuehn at pastor.kuehn@grace-connect.org


    Grace Friends

    Grace Friends are members of Grace who make non-crisis, friendly visits to our shut-ins. These visits become very important to our shut-ins and provide a connection between them and their church. A Grace Friend is assigned to a particular shut-in whom is visited on at least a monthly basis.

    Call the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org if your own needs arise or you become aware of someone who could benefit from any of these services. Additional Grace Friends are also needed.


    GriefShare - For those who have lost a loved one

    GriefShare, a series of sessions for those who have lost a loved one through death, will be held beginning in September. GriefShare includes Biblical teaching on various topics of grief, with follow up group discussion. If your or someone you know would benefit by attending, contact the church office or Deaconess Christiana. Participants need not be a Grace member.


    CLICK HERE to see what we do!

    The Concept...

    "Men working together towards a common objective of serving others, while developing deep and meaningful relationships with one another and Jesus Christ.”

    Men work differently than women, they don’t communicate, react, form bonds or share feelings the same way. Case in point, if two women bumped shopping carts in a grocery store they each would know the others names, not to mention each others children’s names before leaving the store and probably a lunch date planned. Now if two men bumped shopping carts, the remainder of this story is history.

    Typically, men feel the need to work towards a common goal or objective, when surrounded by other men. They also need to share some of the same interests to even come together. This men’s ministry concept is built on the common objective of being Godly men with the desire to serve Jesus Christ. Through this, men are able to relate to one another and form Christian based friendships with other men and develop not only their personal relationship with Jesus Christ but also provide outreach and mission service to others.

    Our Mission... "joyfully serve Christ through His church, Grace Lutheran Church, by ministering to others through delicious food, fellowship and spiritual growth."

    Our Vision... "to provide men a unique opportunity to relate to one another in a comfortable, Christ-Centered format which will result in the spiritual growth of group members, support to other ministries, assist in establishing similar ministries, and represent Christ and our church in the community."

    Please contact the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org if you would like to get involved with the Holy Smokers.


    Manna Ministry

    Grace’s Manna Program provides food items and monetary funds to inner city churches with families in need, as well as to our own members and friends.

    Another aspect to our Manna Program is the procurement and distribution of used but still good furniture and appliances to those in need.

    Food items or donations can be brought in at any time and placed in the Manna boxes located by the church entries.

    Call the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org for more information or if you have items to donate.


    Men

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    Visit our What's Happening Page for all Men's Events & Groups

    We believe every man matters to God and to this church. Rather than being "Lone Rangers" the men of Grace gather together as a band of brothers, seeking to be real with each other, walking the life of faith, and seeking to live out the life to which Christ has called them. Being a man at Grace involves learning what it means to follow Jesus and truly experience life as a man.

    We want each man who attends Grace to feel connected, equipped and vital to the success of God’s work here at Grace. To accomplish this, you can jump into a men’s Bible study, participate in recreational sports teams, go on a mission trip, volunteer for a worship team or be part of the Holy Smokers. There are studies and groups held throughout the year that wrestle with issues that guys face – being a man, how to be a father, and loving your wife.

    No matter what your age or past experience, the men of Grace invite you to join us in the epic journey of following Christ.

    Please contact the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org for more information on how to get involved with Men's Ministry at Grace.


    PEN and PRAYER

    Support others through cards, notes & prayers

    A new outreach ministry is being organized at Grace. If you are interested in being part of communicating with and supporting others through cards, notes and prayers, please contact Joann Mueller at jmueller@grace-connect.org or call 262-293-3838.


    Prayer Partners

    Your specific requests and prayers of thanksgiving will be held up to the Lord through the Prayer Partners and Prayer Chain. Contact the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org to request prayer or to be a part of a telephone or Internet prayer chain.


    Soles For Jesus

    Donation Bins in the Commons

    Grace is now a permanent collection site for Soles For Jesus! Bring new or gently used shoes (any size) and drop them off in the collection bins. One bin is located off of the Commons, and the other bin is upstairs right outside the elevator. Soles For Jesus collects shoes and sends them, along with the message of the Gospel in native languages, to the people of Africa. Visit the SFJ website at solesforjesus.org, or contact Tammy Breckenfelder, glcchildrensministry@gmail.com, with any questions. glcchildrensministry@gmail.com


    Service Ministries

    Altar Circle prepares and beautifies our sanctuary for worship and holidays. Coordinated by Susan Sutherland 262.251.3585

    Mission & Outreach/ LWML supports mission projects and sponsors mite boxes. Coordinated by Phyllis Fraedrich 262.255.246

    Administration Circle prepares mailings to assist the church office. Coordinated by Lenore Crass 262.251.8445

    Stitching by Grace sews quilts and other items Tuesday mornings in the School Fellowship Hall and sewing room. Some projects can also be done at home. Facilitated by Cheryl Tebo 262.251.5491

    Prayers & Squares Quilts represent the love of God and the comfort of His praying people for those who are ill. Quilt-making can be done at home. Facilitated by Cheryl Tebo 262.251.5491

    Economy Store workers go to the store on Tuesdays each week. Facilitated by Dee Jobe 262.255.5251.

    Funeral Meals & Desserts are prepared and served. Facilitated by Donna Hein 262.251.9526

    At - Home Projects include "Cross in my Pocket", marking Bibles, as well as other projects. Contact the Church Office or email us at info@grace-connect.org for more info.


    Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry trains and organizes lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation. Stephen Ministers (lay caregivers) provide Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. People who need care receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs. They find hope, healing, and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers experience great joy as they see God working through them to bring hope and healing to a hurting person.

    Contact Deaconess Christiana Ewert at 262-251-0670 or email her at deaconess@grace-connect.org if you think a caring, listening ear may help you through a hard time, or if you think that you would make a good Stephen Minister.


    Women

    Visit our What's Happening Page for all Women's Events & Groups

    The Purpose of Women’s Ministry at Grace is to equip women for a deeper spiritual walk with Jesus Christ by:

  • promoting a growing relationship with Jesus
  • building fellowship with and encouraging one another
  • providing opportunities for service and ministry
  • Grace Women’s Ministry is designed for every woman no matter her age or stage in life. Our Bible studies, programs and special events have been prayerfully planned to meet your needs for His purpose. Be encouraged as you develop new friendships and be enriched as you study God’s Word for your life. Join us as we strive to know, love, and serve our Lord Jesus Christ!

    Please call Deaconess Christiana Ewert at 262.251.0670 ext. 3940 or email her at deaconess@grace-connect.org for more information on how to get involved with Women's Ministry at Grace.


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