December 2019

Holdiay Worship

Come worship at Grace this holiday season!  Special opportunities include Christmas Eve Worship at 7:00 PM, Christmas Day Worship at 9:00 AM, and New Year’s Eve Worship at 7:00 PM.


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. 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!


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.


STEAM Night: December 6th at 6:00 PM

Parents with young children are invited to attend our next STEAM Night The program  begins at 6:00 PM and includes FREE age-appropriate learning activities fro ages 0-8. Invite a friend! Contact Sarah Krajewski at with questions or to offer your help. 


Disc Golf: December 7th at 1:00 PM

Join us at 1:00 PM for disc golf at Cane Creek Park. Park address is 5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw, NC 28173. 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! 


“The Real Christmas Story”: December 8th at 2:00 PM

Join the “Where Are We Going?” small group for a fun day out at Narrow Way theater for a viewing of the production “The Real Christmas Story”.  Contact Maureen Highdale about ticket purchases!


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. Everyone is invited! Contact Sarah Krajewski at if you would like to help plan the food and activities.

Upcoming Meetings

Church Elders meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 9th
Church Council meets at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 9th
Long Range Planning Committee
meets at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 16th 


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 

December 3: Nona Celia; December 5: Pat Lubeck; December 14: Stew McMiller; December 16: David Dyer; December 18: Abby Sikora; December 26: Rylan Koch; December 29: Maureen Highdale


You and Your Synod

DID YOU KNOW? WELS mission work in Continental Africa is changing. Missionaries working with WELS’ established missions – Cameroon, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia – focus on assisting the national synods and their churches as they mature, while also helping with their pre-seminary and seminary programs. The new work before WELS missionaries is outreach, as individuals and church groups in six additional African countries have reached out to WELS and the Lutheran Church of Central Africa (LCCA) for fellowship and theological training. CLICK HERE to learn more!  Say a prayer of thanksgiving that the Lord is blessing our gospel effort in Africa.  


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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