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Church News & Events

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May 2017

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Baptized in the 10:45 am service today is Everly Ann Becker, infant daughter of William and Melissa (nee Voss) Becker, who are members at Redeemer Lutheran in Ann Arbor.  She was born on April 27, 2017.  Sponsors are Garrett and Lindsay Salisbury and Chadd Becker.  May God keep Everly in baptismal grace all the days of her life.

Summer Schedule: Our summer worship schedule will begin the weekend of May 28 (Memorial Day), and will run through Labor Day weekend.  For those weeks, we will add a 7 pm Thursday night service in an effort to accommodate those who travel during summer weekends.  The Thursday night services are the same service as the Sunday that follows them.  The first Thursday night service will be on May 25.  In that service, and in the service on Sunday, May 28 we will celebrate our Savior’s triumphant ascension into heaven.

New Teacher:  We were blessed to receive a new graduate from the synod’s Assignment Committee.  Miss Charlotte Huebner has accepted our call to teach grades 1-4 and play organ here at Divine Grace. Miss Huebner comes very highly recommended and we look forward to her joining our DGLS Family. Please keep her in your prayers as she prepares to move from her hometown of Sun Prairie, WI here to Lake Orion in the next several weeks. We pray that she will be as much a blessing to us as Miss Laich has been!  We will welcome Miss Huebner in a special installation service, which will likely be held in late July or early August.

Farewell to Miss Marie Laich:  Miss Laich has accepted the call to teach at Eastside Lutheran School in Madison, Wisconsin starting next school year.  While she will be sorely missed here at DGLS, we are so grateful to have had her serving here among us these past years and are confident that she will be a wonderful blessing to Eastside.  We wish her all of God’s richest blessings!  We plan on having her Farewell Luncheon on June 11th.   This will be a chance for us to express our gratitude to her for all that she has done here at Divine Grace over the years. A luncheon will follow the 10:45 service on that day.  The main course will be provided.  Those wishing to attend are asked to sign up in the Fellowship Hall or school office.  You may also want to remember her with a card and/or gift.

Thank you, Sunday School Teachers:  Today is the final class of regular children’s Sunday School for this school year.  Thank you to our faithful Sunday School teachers for all the time and effort donated.  Please turn in your Teacher’s Guides to the school office after class today.

ADULT FELLOWSHIP SAVE THE DATE! Would you enjoy spending some time with your friends from Divine Grace…or meet some people that are new to our congregation? Mark your calendars! We will be having a casual cookout/potluck at the Jorgenson’s on July 15th. Watch for more details in the weeks to come!

Mom2Mom Sale – August 19:  Save the date!  Divine Grace will host a Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, August 19, from 9:00-1:00.  If you are interested in having a table, please contact Kirsten Ostermann at or 989-928-0857.

Summer Camp at Killarney:  Camp Killarney is a WELS Lutheran camp in the Irish Hills.  For more information pick up a flyer from the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall or check out

Meditations:  New Meditations devotion booklets are now available.  Daily devotions in this issue begin with Sunday, May 28th.   Pick up a copy from the credenza as you leave today.

Together Newsletter:  Copies of the WELS e-newsletter are available on the credenza.   Topics include:  MLC Celebrates Graduation, WELS Missionaries’ Kids Meet for Retreat, A Lifelong Christian Resource, Luther Movie Screenings a Success.

Annual Church Campout- August 11-13:  Please come camp with us at Groveland Oaks!  We need at least 10 families to stay for 2 nights.  Check out the display board with loads of fun pictures from last year’s campout and information about the campground.  Then pick up a pen and sign up on the sheet there!  Questions?  See Michelle White.

Opportunities to Serve:  Volunteers are needed for Altar Guild setup and cleanup for communion Sundays and Thursdays during the summer, and snacks for Sunday fellowship time between services.  Please go to the Fellowship Hall bulletin board and see where you can help out.  Thanks!

MLS Commencement Activities:  Commencement Concert on Friday, May 26 at 7:00 pm. Graduation Service on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 am.  You are welcome to attend.

MLS Fine Arts Camp: For information and to register, visit

MLS Sports Camps: For information and to register, visit

MLS Golf Classic:  It’s not too soon to plan for the MLS Foundation Cardinal Classic golf outing. This popular event will be held July 15, 2017. Early bird registration pricing is available until June 1.  Visit or call 989-793-7511.