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February 21, 2024

For those who cannot worship with us in person access our live stream and recorded worship in its entirety here

Recorded sermons each Sunday can be accessed online here

Education Hour - 9:15 a.m.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am this Sunday to learn more! 

To view a copy of the Annual Report CLICK HERE!

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Order now for Easter flowers “in memory of” or “in honor of” your loved ones. 


Choose from tulips, lilies, daffodils or hyacinths. 


$15.00 for each plant. 


Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024 


Fill out a form in the Gathering Space 


Fill out a form by clicking this link:  Home | Grace Lutheran Church Grafton (


Pay at church (checks payable to Grace Lutheran Church 


Click on the QR code to pay online 

LET’S DO IT! Gathering:

Make It / Take It &

Hors d’oeuvre Luncheon

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2024 beginning at 11:30 a.m.


WHERE: Grace Fellowship Hall


WHO: Everyone is invited to attend!

Please invite friends, family members, and anyone that will enjoy this fun group.

You do not need to be a Grace member to be part of LDI (Let’s Do It)!


EVENT: Make It / Take It and hors d’oeuvre luncheon


Enjoy great food with a fun group of people.

Create your own succulent planter for any room in your home.

Enjoy seeing the creations unfold!

Make It / Take It hosted by Judy Hahn.



Your favorite hors d’oeuvre to share with the group

Succulent(s) you wish to plant

Any container at least 2 inches deep



Beverages and plates / utensils






Please click on this link to see how our food drives help the APC community!


Click here to learn more!

Hello Everyone

We have special services where we need your help. Please consider signing up for a volunteer opportunity. Contact Jean Fugate (your Director of Ministries) if you have any questions: or 262-377-4770. Thank you!


Lenten Meal Donations

Please let us know if you are able to donate a dessert, milk, juice or if you can help with clean-up:


There is also a sign-up in the Gathering Space.

RNT will be providing the Lenten Meal on March 6th. We will be having sub sandwiches, chips, relishes, and salads for those who prefer not to eat subs. The subs are being provided by a Thrivent grant. A free will offering will be directed towards Habitat for Humanity-Ozaukee. RNT members let Trudi Biefeld know what you can help out with.

We would appreciate Grace members support by signing up for desserts, milk or juice.

Thank you.

We are putting together confirmation photo albums from every year. 

We need your help borrowing your confirmation photo for the following years that are missing:







All we will do is scan the class photo and get it back to you. Please let me know if you can help!If I am not at church when you drop it off, just leave it on my desk with your name on it.

-Jean Fugate



The Prayer Shawl Ministry group continues to meet on the first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. Anyone who currently crochets or knits - and anyone who would love to learn to crochet - is welcome. Meeting dates for March are the 7th and 21st.

Besides supplying shawls to our congregation members in need, the group recently donated ten shawls to the Cancer Center at Aurora in Grafton. The donation was very much appreciated by the Center.

If you have any questions on this Ministry, you can contact either Sherie Duwe at 262-377-6740, or Lori Mathias at 262-825-6632.

Dear Friends - 

Pastor Paul Bulgerin, Gail Rennie and Pastor Chris Manke would like you to know about another adventure we have planned. Join us on a remarkable journey this October 13–24, 2024 as we embark on a Lutheran pilgrimage like no other! We are thrilled to invite you to explore the iconic Martin Luther sites, where history comes alive and faith finds its roots. This unforgettable adventure will take you through the heart of Germany, where Luther's Reformation took shape five centuries ago.

Imagine standing in the very footsteps of Martin Luther at Wittenberg, where he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church, sparking a revolution that changed the course of history. Visit the Luther House Museum, where you'll gain profound insights into Luther's life and legacy. Marvel at the stunning architecture where Luther passionately debated his beliefs. 

But our journey is not just about history; it's about faith, culture, and camaraderie. You'll have the opportunity to worship in historic churches, savor delicious local cuisine, and connect with fellow travelers who share your passion for faith and our rich heritage.

Whether you're a devout Lutheran or simply curious about this pivotal chapter in Christian history, this tour promises an enriching experience. So, join us and be a part of this spiritual pilgrimage to Martin Luther's world. Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey that inspires and enlightens you. Don't miss this unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther himself! An itinerary has been put together for KM Tours which visits all the Luther sites you’ve heard about in your Sunday school and confirmation classes – Erfurt, Eisenach, Eisleben, and Wittenberg. Additionally, we will visit Krakow, Auschwitz, the beautiful city of Prague, and Berlin. 

Questions? Contact Pastor Chris Manke (Ph. 414-248-6423; email or Pastor Paul Bulgerin (Ph. (262) 352-9050; email 

There is a limited number of seats left as part of this group. Reserve your spot soon. 

Thanks for your interest. Blessings on your day!

Peace, Chris

Worship Volunteer Assignments

The week of 02/25/2024

Worship Volunteer Assignments

Prayers of sympathy:

Jon Eifert and family with the death of his father, Tom.

Jason, Brian and Olivia Traxel with the death of their father / grandfather Neil.


Pray for our members:

Bill and Kathy Bahrke – Health & Healing

Sue Geier – Health & Healing

Jan Harris – Health & Healing

Jane Johnson – Health & Healing

Steve Peltonen – Encouragement

 Dale, Tori and Gunnar Saunders – Comfort & Healing


Pray for our family and friends:

Sharon Bowen (sister of John & Cindy Payne) – Health & Healing

Sharon Crawfield (friend of Vicky Sperber) - Cancer

Joan Eippert (mother of Chris Eippert & Heidi Martinez) – Health & Healing

Patricia Emerick (mother of Darlyne Holle) – Health & Healing

Herrmann Family (friend of Hope Schneider) – Guidance & Strength as their relative overcomes health issues

John Kennedy (friend of Brooke Napiwocki) – Health & Healing

Nancy Klaas (mother of Brandon Langer) – Health & Healing

Molly Kloehn (daughter-in-law of Judy Kloehn) - Cancer

Jozy & Herb Koene (friend of John & Cindy Payne) – Health & Healing

Alex Koenitzer – Health & Healing

Len Lapacz (friend of Bob & Jeanne Dries) – Cancer

Candace Lussier (mother of Chantel Murack) – Health & Healing

Bill Paape (friend of Linda Lueck) – Health & Healing

Chris Robinson (friend of Kathy Kehoe) – Health & Healing

Bob Sager (father of Sandy Luettgen) – Health & Healing

Griffin Schwalbach (brother of Cali Schwalbach) – Health & Healing

Art Stange (brother of Barb Wrolstad) – Comfort & Peace

Lisa Steen (friend of Darlyne Holle) – Health & Healing

Dennis Wessel (brother of Trudi Biefeld) – Comfort & Acceptance

Mike Winter (brother of Cheryl Herboek & Sue Carlson) - Cancer

Elijah Vue (friend of the Beloin family) - Safe Return

George Zajicek (brother of Kathy Braun) – Health, comfort & Strength


Pray for our members in nursing care, homebound or in assisted living:

Phyllis Barber

Janet Trapp



Pray for those serving in the U.S. Military:

Sgt. Matthew Wilkerson (son-in-law of Cindy Silverbrandt)

Seaman Matthew Kulczyski (grandson of Grace Smaxwill)

Chief Jennifer Kurneta (daughter of Richard & Charleen Breest)

2024 Winter Retreats for All Ages & Abilities at Pine Lake Camp

Winter Crafting Retreat at Pine Lake is February 23-25, 2024.  Surrounded by fellow crafters, you will be inspired to connect and create with other in this faith and interest community.  

Cost is $160 - $190/person depending upon the accommodations you choose.  

Also consider Family Week-end Camp at Pine Lake on March 1-3, 2024.

Get away as a family and enjoy all that camp has to offer this time of year. The energetic camp staff will lead programming to engage family members of all ages. Time for worship and faith-building will spark wonder and conversation and the camp activities are certain to make lasting memories for your family, Families of all kinds and sizes are welcome at camp!

Youth (12-17) cost is $140

Youth (3-11) cost is $105

Adult cost is $170

Children (0-2) stay free

$65/room upgrade to the Evergreen Retreat Center for lodging.  

More information on these and other retreats, as well as on-line registration, can be found at:

Also, as a reminder, Thrivent Members can always allocate their Thrivent Choice Dollars directly to Pine Lake Camp or to the larger Crossways Camping Ministries.   Remember to allocate your Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2024.   

If you have any questions or would like more information on Crossways Camping Ministries, please contact Kim or Chris Beloin at or by phone at: 262-376-0259 (Congregational delegates to Crossways) or contact Chris Eippert & Kim Beloin (Members of the Crossways Board of Directors)

The Jubilation Choir is looking for new members! 

If you have ever considered wanting to be a part of a choir, this is your chance. We meet most Thursday evenings (Wednesdays during Lent) and sing in worship usually twice a month. You do not need to be available for every single event, but just for most of them. We’d love to have you join us! Please contact Eryn at for more information.

Available now in the Gathering Space for immediate purchase! 

  • complete the order form
  • include cash or check (payable to the Mt. Meru Coffee Project)
  • deposit in the slotted lock box provided
  • If you do not find the type of coffee you need, please complete an order form Regular, decaf, or flavored coffee sell for $12.00/12 oz. bag.
  • Drip and perk grinds as well as whole bean and single-serve cups are available. 
  • 4 lb. packages of regular or decaf drip or bean sell for $52.

Premium Peaberry This special premium coffee is richer and less acidic than normal coffee Drip Grind or Whole Bean sell for $18.00/12 oz. bag


6 Sample packages include Regular Drip, Peaberry, Hazelnut, Butter Pecan, French Vanilla and Chocolate Raspberry @ $20.00

Doing Justice Has Never Tasted So Good

Grace Lutheran Church Financial Summary
We as a Church Council have decided in the spirit of continuous improvement and transparency to the congregation to begin publishing a summary of the church's financials on a monthly basis. We feel this is in everyone's best interest to be transparent and aligned upon the financial health of the church.

In these monthly reports, we will include:
  1. Income & Expense Results from the Most Recent Month
  2. Income & Expense Results on a Year-To-Date basis
  3. A Summary of Cash Balances
  4. A Summary of Debt Balances
  5. A Summary of Year-To-Date Giving vs. Prior Periods

We welcome any feedback or suggestions as we continue to find the best ways to engage with the congregation.

Thank you Thrivent Members!

Below are links to most current financial documents that will tell you how you have impacted Grace Lutheran Church!
Click here to view January 2023 Financials
2021 Thrivent
Grace Calendar
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