Church News & Events
Call Meeting: Voters, please note that there will be a call meeting after the late service on Sunday, February 25 in order to place a call for a teacher (grades 3-5) to serve in our school starting next school year. Please plan to attend!
Wednesday Morning Bible Study will not meet this week, due to the Pastor/Teacher Conference.
Lenten Services: Join us on Wednesdays during Lent, with worship services beginning at 7:00 pm. Various organizations of the congregation will serve pre-service meals from 5:30-6:30 pm. Next Wednesday Women Serving Christ will be serving baked pasta.
Women Service Christ Lenten Dinner: Women of the congregation, we are hosting the Lenten dinner on February 21. Please see the sign-up sheet on the WSC bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall (across from the water fountain) to see if there is anything we need. Thank you for your contribution. If you have any questions please speak to Deb Sak.
Women’s Bible Study: All women of the congregation are invited to attend a weekly Bible study during Lent, focusing on what Jesus did to show His love for us. The study is at 6:30 on Thursday nights through Lent. We would love to see new faces!
Bible Basics Course: Our 10-week session Bible Information Class (BIC) will begin on Tuesday, March 6th, from 6:30-8:15 pm. This membership class can also be taken as a refresher course in basic doctrine. If you would like to enroll, sign up on the sheet located on the entryway credenza.
Kindergarten Round Up: Children and their parents who are interested in our school’s Kindergarten program are invited to come to school on Wednesday, March 7th. Spread the news to friends and family – Come spend an hour (11 am – 12 noon) with our current Kindergarten class and their teacher, Mrs. Coffin. To be eligible for Kindergarten, the child must turn 5 before September 1st. A Young Fives class is also available. Please speak with Mrs. Coffin to learn more about the exciting programs here at Divine Grace!
18/19 School Applications: All new families interested in sending their children to Divine Grace School’s Young Fives or K-8 Programs next Fall, now is the time to fill out your Enrollment Application form. The Education Board will review these applications at their monthly meeting. Applications should be turned in before April 9, so that families will be eligible to register by May 18. Look for the grey application form on the table in front of the school office. The goldenrod sheet lists current fees and tuition rates. Folders are available for you to take home that provide detailed information about the quality educational programs here at Divine Grace.
Preschool Applications: We are taking preschool applications for the upcoming school year. If you are interested, or know of someone who may have a need for a quality Christian education, please pick up application forms from Mrs. Musinski (preschool director). Interested families are welcome to call or drop in for a visit any time!
WELS International Youth Rally 2018: This youth rally is right around the corner and we need to begin making plans. The rally is in “our neighborhood” this year, in Bowling Green, Ohio and takes place June 26-29. Teens who have completed 8th through 12th grade are invited to attend. We will hold a brief meeting on Sunday, February 25 at 10:20 am in the school lobby for any teen and their parents to learn more. Please check out the website for more information. https://wels.net/event/wels-international-youth-rally-2018. This is an amazing opportunity for our youth to grow in their faith and have fun!!
Women’s Retreat: Registration for the Today’s Christian Women’s Retreat continues with the theme “But Take Heart, I Have Overcome the World” John 16:33. See more details and register online at www.tcwr.org. The password for registering on their website is the word retreat.
Meditations: New Meditations devotion booklets are now available. Daily devotions in this issue begin with Sunday, March 4th. Pick up a copy from the credenza as you leave today.
Basketball Volunteer Sign-Up: There is a sign-up sheet posted on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board to help with our last home basketball game. There are 4 games on Saturday, February 24, and we need help with concessions and tickets. This is a great opportunity to participate in an exciting school activity with your fellow Christians. If you have never participated don’t be shy, it’s not too late to learn and start something new!
22nd Annual Church Campout- August 10-12: Please sign up now to camp at Groveland Oaks! We need at least 10 families to stay for 2 nights. Questions? See Michelle White.
WELS Lutherans for Life Annual Meeting: Pastor Behringer will be presenting at Peace Lutheran Church, 9415 Merriman Rd, Livonia, on Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 pm. His presentation will be how we, as disciples of Christ, can carry out our vocation in a pro-life manner. See the poster in the Fellowship Hall for more information.
Lenten Paraments: The color of Lent is violet, which symbolizes mourning and repentance. In the Lenten season we are mindful of our need to repent and how much Jesus suffered for our sakes. In ancient times the color purple was a difficult and expensive dye to produce so it became associated with royalty and the very wealthy as they were the only people who could afford it. As our King of kings, it is fitting that purple would be used because he is victorious over sin and death. The cross and crown of thorns are the reminders of the punishment God demands for sin and the suffering that Jesus endured for each of us The Lenten paraments are an effective visual reminder of how much God loves us.
MARCH 17 – MLS BOOSTER CLUB 3 ON 3 HOOPS CLASSIC: The MLS Booster Club will be hosting its second annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on March 17, 2018 at the MLS gymnasium. Age divisions include 5-8 grade boys and girls. Entry fees are $75 per team. There is an early bird price of $65 if you register before February 25. Registration deadline is March 11, 2017 at midnight. To register, visit www.mlsem.org/3on3