November 2019

Sunday School & Bible Class

Grab a snack after worship and enjoy it in the sanctuary. Everyone will begin in the sanctuary with a church family prayer led by Pastor Douglas. After the prayer, the children will go to their respective classrooms with their teacher.  

PreK3-Kindergarten taught by Ms. Katie Henzi in the upstairs classroom on the right
Grades 1-5
taught by Staff Minister Brent Bitter in the upstairs classroom on the left
Grades 6-10
taught by Mrs. Kathy Ranft in Pastor’s Office
taught by Pastor Douglas in the sanctuary


Foundation Courses

Grace has a series of courses essential to the Christian faith that are designed to help people form a solid foundation of Scriptural knowledge and understanding. Click here to see the course listing. One course will be offered quarterly at Grace. This quarter, The Big Picture is offered on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. It is a 6-session course that gives an overview of the Bible. It puts the accounts of Scripture into context by teaching the full expanse of Scripture first. In-home classes for any course is ready to begin anytime. Speak with Staff Minister Brent Bitter if you would like to host one! The courses are open to your friends and neighbors too. Invite them to join you!


Disc Golf: November 2nd at 1:00 PM

Join us at 1:00 PM for disc golf at the Eager Beaver Course at Elon Park, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277. All skill levels are welcome – even if you have never tried the sport!  Extra discs are available for your use. Contact John Bergmeier at if you plan to attend!


Reformation Potluck Dinner: November 3rd at 11:15 AM

Come celebrate the 502nd anniversary of the Reformation of the Christian church in worship at 10:00 AM on November 3rd, and stay for a putluck dinner afterward. There will not be Sunday School or Bible class on this Sunday. If you can contribute food or help with the event, please contact Sarah Krajewski at

Morning with Mommy: November 8th at 10:00 AM

Parents with young children are invited to attend our next Morning with Mommy. The program  begins at 10:00 AM and includes FREE age-appropriate learning activities. Invite a friend! Contact Sarah Douglas at with questions or to offer your help. 


Thanksgiving Worship & Pie Social: November 27th at 7:00 PM 

Come give thanks to the Lord for all his goodness to you in Jesus Christ in a special service on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27th at 7:00 PM.  Bring a pie to share after the service!  Ice cream will be provided. 


Secret Sister Reveal Party: December 5th at 7:00 PM

Grace’s Secret Sisters will gather at the home of Carla Bergmeier on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 PM to reveal to your secret sister. Bring a hand-made (or purchased) Christmas ornament to exchange. Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Advent by Candlelight: December 11th at 6:30 PM

All ladies are invited to Grace for a night of food, fellowship and Scriptural meditation by candlelight. Bring a friend!  Contact Sarah Krajewski at if you would like to participate or help plan the event. 


Church Christmas Party: December 14th at 4:00PM

Mark your calendar for the Grace Christmas Party!  It will be Saturday, December 14th at 4:00 PM at the home of Marty and Kathy Ranft. Contact Sarah Krajewski at if you would like to help plan the food and activities.

Upcoming Meetings

Long Range Planning Committee meets at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 4th
Church Council
meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, November 11th


Happy Birthday to You!

Happy birthday to all Grace members who are celebrating this month! If your birthday is missing or incorrect, please notify the church office at 

November 1: Katie Fleig; November 8: Sheri Lindquist; November 10: Bradford Hubler; November 14: Joe Lakas; November 17: Emily Jeffery; November 19: Chryll Salow, Sarah Dyer; November 21: Barbara White; November 24: Mike Smedberg; November 28: Tom Jurvelin; November 30: Abby Riddle


You and Your Synod

DID YOU KNOW?  The Vietnamese communisit government has invited WELS to build a theological training facility in the capital of Hanoi. This is an incredible, unprecedented opportunity for our synod. WELS is currently the only protestant church with official government permission to work with the Hmong in Vietnam. Why WELS?  Because it observed the positive impact the WELS-supported Hmong Fellowship Church has brought to its area. This WELS branch has grown from 55,000 members to over 100,000 members in 7 short years. CLICK HERE to learn more about the WELS Gospel effort in Vietnam and to offer your support for building the training facility. 


Do You Have News to Share?

Please submit any news or announcements for the monthly Grace Notes newsletter to Brent Bitter by the 25th of each month to ensure it is included. Send the information to Brent at at  


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