Church News & Events
New Teacher Installation and Breakfast: We will install our new teacher, Miss Rachel Nottling, on August 12th, in the 10:45 service. We will have a Welcome Breakfast, served by the Church Council, from 9-10:30 am. Miss Nottling will be teaching grades 3-5. May God richly bless the labors of this new servant; be sure to welcome her in Christian love!
Tuition Assistance: As we get set for another school year, we are giving thanks for the increase in our enrollment. Would you like to help some member families afford the blessing of Christian education? If so, please make your check out to Divine Grace and mark it clearly for “DGLS Financial Assistance Fund.” Any help given will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generous support of our school!
Back-To-School Breakfast: All parents and grandparents are invited to join us for light refreshments after chapel service the first day of school. School starts Wednesday, August 22nd. Parents are invited to stay for the 9:00 am chapel service and then for fellowship and breakfast afterwards. Join us and reconnect with fellow school families!
Church Picnic- August 26: All are invited to the Divine Grace Church Picnic, Sunday, August 26. Join us right here at church- food will be served at 12:30. Bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs, lawn games and Frisbees. Please sign up on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board if you plan to attend.
Oktoberfest for DG Adults! Time to get your lederhosen and dirndl on! September 15th is Oktoberfest 2018 at the Jorgenson’s. Brewers need to bottle their creations for the beer competition and everyone needs to bring a German dish to pass and lawn chairs! There will be volleyball, yard games and swimming. Brats and beverages are provided. Come spend time with friends and maybe make some new ones! Get ready for a relaxing afternoon of fun! So mark your calendars…September 15, 3:00-? with dinner around 5:00. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions contact Joy or Ron at 248-393-5583.
Rally Sunday: Sunday, September 9th is our annual “Rally Around the Word” Sunday. Members, please plan to check out the displays before and after Bible Class. This will also mark the first day of Children’s Sunday School, starting at 9:30 am.
Pastor Starr’s 40th Anniversary: Trinity Lutheran Church in Bay City invites you to celebrate Pastor Richard Starr’s 40 years in the ministry in a special service on Sunday, September 16, at 11:00 am. A catered dinner and program will follow. See the invitation posted in the Fellowship Hall for the details. RSVP by September 2nd. Email photos to Nancy Peil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLS Opening Service: Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) invites you to join them for their opening service on Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 pm at MLS in Saginaw. The service will be preceded by a parent orientation beginning at 12:45 pm. After the service, you are welcome to remain for a light reception in the Commons area to welcome our new faculty members.
Sunday School: Eric Nordlie, our Board of Parish Services Chairman, is currently looking for individuals who would be interested in serving as Sunday School teachers starting on September 9. He will be contacting our staff from last year to see who would like to continue to serve. Those who didn’t teach last year but would like an opportunity to teach (or team-teach on a rotating basis) or to be a classroom helper, please sign up and speak with Eric or with Pastor Voss for more details.
WELS CAMPUS MINISTRY: Heading to college can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. WELS Campus Ministry can help! Let us help you stay connected to God’s Word. To begin go to wels.net/campus-ministry and click the button “College students register here.” You can register for free subscriptions to Forward in Christ magazine and Mediations devotional booklets and will be connected to the campus pastor for your school. Students who have previously registered for WELS Campus Ministry are encouraged to check your profile and preferences and make any necessary updates. For questions please contact Ginny Mundstock at the WELS Campus Ministry office at 414-256-3279.
Opportunities to Serve: Volunteers are needed for Altar Guild setup and cleanup for communion Sundays and Thursdays during the summer, church cleaning, and snacks for Sunday fellowship time between services. Please go to the Fellowship Hall bulletin board and see where you can help out. Thanks!
Detroit Lions Game: The 3rd annual WELS Ticket Package is being offered for the Monday Night Football game at Ford Field on Monday, September 10, as the Lions face the New York Jets. The ticket package includes discounted game tickets starting at $64 and a group item gift. If you’d like to attend, order your ticket online at www.detroitlions.com/WELS, and please be sure to notice that you will need the special promo code, which is WELS2018.
New Pictorial Directory: It’s time for us to update our church photo directory! I know you are all busy. For now, just save the date. We will be photographing all Divine Grace families on October 2nd and 3rd right here at church. Our directory won’t be complete without you. Watch the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.