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Sunday, August 26

12:30 pot-luck lunch


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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.

Thank You:  Dear Members of Divine Grace, Thank you so much for the warm welcome last Sunday! I greatly appreciate all your gifts. I look forward to getting know all of you and serving our Savior here at Divine Grace.  In Christ, Rachel Nottling

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.

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 Meeting:  School families should plan to attend the “Back to School Night” on Monday, August 20th. We will begin with a short meeting that will start at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Following the meeting, students can see their schoolroom and put their supplies away.  We look forward to seeing you then!

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!

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.

Attention All Church Organizations:  All organizations of the church/school are asked to please put together a display “advertising” your group’s activities for “Rally Around the Word” on September 9th.  Please plan on being in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00-9:30 am to answer questions about your work and encourage other members to become involved.  Tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall by Sept. 7th so you can set up your display.

Children’s Sunday School will begin on September 9th.  Students 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Classes meet in various classrooms throughout the building.  There are signs posted by the classroom doors to direct you to the right room.  This is a wonderful opportunity to grow stronger in the knowledge of God’s amazing Word!   

Sunday School TeachersIf you would like to teach (or team-teach on a rotating basis) or to be a classroom helper, please sign up and speak with Pastor Voss for more details.

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.

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.

Meditations:  New Meditations devotion booklets are available.  Daily devotions in this issue begin with Sunday, September 2nd.   Pick up a copy from the credenza.

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 damoma123@charter.net.

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.