Grace Notes – May 2018

Picture Day at Grace: May 4

All students and church staff will have their pictures taken on Friday, May 4th beginning at 8:30 AM. Come dressed to impress!

Ascension Day: May 10

Please take a moment to reflect on your Savior’s return to heaven forty days after his resurrection. Jesus’s ascension is reassurance that his death and resurrection finished the work of our salvation. It’s a reminder that he will return on Judgment Day to resurrect us and gather all believers to the eternal home he prepared for us. Read about Jesus’ Ascension in Acts chapter 1 and look forward to Christ’s return!

Mornings with Mommy: May 10

Mornings with Mommy is a group planned by moms for moms. It’s an educational playdate for children, and a time for moms to mingle and enjoy some adult conversation. Every month has a seasonal theme and offers development-appropriate activities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at a variety of stations. A snack is offered too. Grace provides everything. Each session only costs $5.00 per family. Join us 10:00-11:00 AM at Grace on May 10th[Sign Up Now]

Mother’s Day: May 13

Remember that Sunday, May 13th is Mother’s Day!  Take a moment to thank the Lord for the gift of a Christian mother and show your appreciation to her. Bring her to Grace for worship and to receive flowers.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11

There are 10 teachers regularly serving Grace’s child care ministry. They are an important part of our congregation!  Please take time during the week to offer an encouraging word or a token of appreciation to the teachers who work at Grace day in and day out.

Huntersville Commissioning: May 20

Come to worship on Sunday, May 20th to ask the Lord’s blessing upon our members in Huntersville who are leaving Grace to establish our sister congregation, Huntersville Lutheran Church. May God bless their effort to establish roots in the community where they will share the good news of Jesus for years to come.  From now on, the group will be meeting in Huntersville on Sunday for preview services and outreach activities. Cake and ice cream will be served after the service on the 20th. 

Child Care Center Closed May 28

Grace’s Child Care Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th. Thank the Lord for all the men and women who have died protecting the religious freedom we enjoy in the United States.

District Convention: June 4-6

Pastor Douglas, Brent Bitter and Marty Ranft will attend the biennial WELS North Atlantic District Convention at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Chesapeake, VA. They will hear reports about our synod’s work, contribute to committee work and find encouragement from worship, devotions and presentations.

Confirmation Sunday: June 10

Kingsley Turriff, Zach Zawlocki, and Katie Fleig are completing the Foundations in Faith Class and will be welcomed into communicant membership at Grace by Rite of Confirmation. Look forward to celebrating this milestone with their families on Sunday, June 10th. Cake and ice cream will be served after the service.

Teacher Conference: June 11-12

Sarah Krajewski will attend the annual North Atlantic District Teacher’s Conference at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Raleigh, NC. She will learn early learning strategies that may be incorporated at Grace, connect with other WELS child care directors, and find inspiration in worship and devotions.

Preschool Graduation: June 8

Join us as we congratulate 7 preschool students for graduating from our program and wish them well as they move onto kindergarten. May the education and training be a blessing to them as they continue to grow in God’s grace.

WELS Church Picnic: June 16

Grace Lutheran Church, Illumine Church, and Huntersville Lutheran Church are gathering for a WELS Church Picnic on Saturday, June 16th, 11:00AM-3:00 PM at McDowell Nature Preserve located at 15222 York Rd, Charlotte, NC 28278. McDowell Park is located on Lake Wylie and has MUCH to offer!  BBQ pork and brisket will be provided along with plates, utensils, and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share!  A free-will donation will be collected to offset the cost of the food and pavilion rental. Bring along any outdoor games you would like to play too.

Camp South 2018: July 23-27

All students in grades 4-8 who are attending Camp South 2018 should have registered and submitted payment by now. If you want your child to attend but you missed the registration deadline, speak with Brent Bitter to see if you can still get in!

 Holy Land Tour: April 1-10, 2019

Walk where Jesus walked and learn about the life and times of your Savior in this tour of Israel hosted by Pastor Douglas through Imagine Tours & Travel. The all-inclusive cost of the tour is $4,049. Discover early bird savings the earlier you register. Register online at registernow.ittworld.com with Tour Code: Douglas19.  Interested, but not ready to commit? Speak with Pastor Douglas to find answers to any of your questions.