This week at
Our Church Activities for This Week of June 3, 2012
Next Sunday
Heritage Worship Service in Sanctuary
Blended Worship Service with Holy Communion in Sanctuary
Sunday School for Children and Bible Studies for Adults
Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion in Family Life Center
Adult Bible Studies
We Care Bible Study at Mahans
Boy Scouts, Family Life Center
Supper begins, Family Life Center
Bible Study, Sanctuary
Prayer Tree
Single Momz, Fellowship Hall
Worship Team, Family Life Center
Women’s Bible Study, Fellowship Hall
Wedding Rehearsal, Sanctuary
Wedding, Sanctuary
Heritage Worship Service with Holy Communion in Sanctuary
Blended Worship Service in Sanctuary
Sunday School for Children and Adults
Contemporary Worship Service in FLC
Adult Bible Studies
Telecare Caller Luncheon
The Elders of Grace would like to invite all Telecare Callers and their families to an
Appreciation Luncheon next Sunday, June 10 at 12 noon in the Family Life Center.
It’s Coming….in Two Weeks!
Pastor Rich’s new Adult Inquiry will begin on Tuesday, June 19. (This is a different night for the summer
session.) This is a very informal class teaching the basics of the Christian faith and what we as Lutherans
believe. No knowledge of the Bible is needed nor do you need to bring one. The class is from 6:30-8:30pm
and is open to everyone. Childcare is available. Please contact the church office to let us know.
Pastor Rich, Susie and Stephanie are in Chicago this weekend as Pastor conducts the wedding
of his nephew Philip Micha. Pastor will be back in the office on Wednesday.
Summer Science Wednesdays starts this Wednesday, June 6
It is designed for children in 2nd – 6th grade. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30 – 7:30. It is designed
to teach children about the truth in God’s word using science experiments and skits. If you are interested in
volunteering for this, or would like to bring a visitor, contact Frieda Guthrie at [email protected]
Notes from Children’s Ministries…..
Leader needed for Children’s Church on the following dates: July 8 and August 5. Everything
is planned and prepared. All you have to do is teach the lesson. (Aides are assigned to assist.)
Sunday School is in need of storytellers, game leaders, craft leaders, and group guides for the summer
for our new curriculum. If you are interested in serving any time during the summer, more information
and sign-up sheets are available at the information booth in the narthex.
Have you checked out our new Facebook page? Just look for Grace Lutheran Kids. There you
will find pictures of recent activities as well as announcements for future events.
The congregation is invited to attend the worship service for the LWML Convention this Friday, June 8. The
Service with Holy Communion will be held at the Knoxville Downtown Marriott Hotel beginning at 7:30 pm.
FISH Tournament Update
The FISH Tournament went into high gear last week with Jonah’s Whale surging ahead of The Point Fish. With 2 days
to go, as of this writing, anything can happen. How many teams are waiting until the last minute to try to win? By the
time you read this, the tournament will be concluded and the winner posted on the bulletin board. The count on Tuesday,
May 29th was:
Angel Fish
Jonah’s Whale
Star Fish
Rainbow trout
Bible Fish
Point Fish
Honor Fish
Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study – Summer Study
During the months of June, July and August, the Friday morning women's Bible study will cover a different hero of the faith
each week, so that attendance on a weekly basis is not required to follow the study. This will accommodate vacation and
other summer activites. The series highlights ordinary men and women in the Bible who overcame extraordinary
difficulties to do God's work. Each week's study concludes with a look into our own lives today. Among the "heroes" are
Gideon, Samson, Archangel Gabriel, Melchizedek, and more. The study meets from 9:00-10:30 on Fridays in the
Fellowship Hall. Cost of the study guide is $2.50. Childcare is provided for those needing it. Please contact Mary Schultz
to order materials and set-up childcare ([email protected] or 947-0334.
Do You Know What A GEO Missionary Is?
GEO stands for Globally Engaged in Outreach and GEOs are missionaries who serve 1-2 years with LCMS International
Missions. On Sunday, June 24th Katie Lane, a GEO who recently completed her service in Central and South America,
will be here at Grace to share her experiences and perhaps inspire some of us to consider serving. Katie will speak in the
Family Life Center following the 11AM service and lunch will be provided.
What an honor it is to be called to serve such a wonderful place as Grace! In preparation of this service, I will be
ordained, the service in which I am confirmed to be a Pastor, at my home church, Lutheran Church of the
Redeemer (1800 W. Maple Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009) on June 24th at 3 pm. A reception will follow the service
at the church. It would be an honor to have you join us in the joyous celebration. Questions can be directed to
Rev. Cary Richert at 248-644-4010 or [email protected] Pastor Mark Bushuiakovish
“Beyond the Gold” Sports Camp for Cheerleading & Basketball
Sunday, July 15 – Thursday, July 19
6 pm – 8:30 pm Nightly
VBS Sports Camp Registration fliers are now available! Please check your church mailbox or
the Information desk for forms. If you register before June 30, the cost will only be $15.
If you do not need your registration form, please pass it onto a neighbor or a grandchild.
Sunday School Classes at 9:30 am Today
Pastoral Bible Study – Study of Ephesians – Family Life Center Narthex
Dick Dettmering – Philippians -- Family Life Center Classroom 111
Guys in the Garage – “Honor Begins at Home” -- FLC Classroom 112
Joel Roettger – 1 Corinthians – Family Life Center Classroom 113
Women Seeking Wisdom –- “Power of a Praying Woman” -- Classroom 114
Harvey Booher – “The Gospel as Revealed in the Old Testament” – FLC Classroom 115
Sunday School Classes at 11 am Today
Bible 101 –– “Genesis” led by Dave Harjala – Room #206
Hurtubise’s Hot Topic – “Current Events” – Room #204
Worship Assistant:
Information Booth:
Childrens Church:
++++++++ Serving at Our Worship Service Today ++++++++
8:00am Traditional
9:30am Blended
11:00am Contemporary
Pete Early
Larry Holden
Mike Murphy
Larry Voorhees
Dave Harjala
Carol Haase, Chris McCay, Sherry Schoolcraft…………………………………..
Emily Bretscher
Remy Tunstall
Jonathan Wooden
Byron Mahan
Carmita Wright
Pam Phillips &
Erica Clark
Jeff & Amy Spradlin
Cheryl Herbold
Mitch Fisher…………………………………………………………………..
LaTina Haynes, Paige Howe, Brianna Stock
………………………………………………………………Amber Moore
Allen Schultz,
Cliff Hyman,
Byron Mahan
Josh Kennedy
Church Staff Email Addresses
Senior Pastor Rich Elseroad:
[email protected]
Associate Pastor Justin Bell:
[email protected]
Executive Director, Jim Thompson
[email protected]
Office Administrator, Joan Scraggs:
[email protected]
Office Secretary, Linda Jaekel:
[email protected]
Director of Children’s Ministries, Frieda Guthrie
[email protected]
Director of Music, Donna Bueckman:
[email protected]
Organist and Choirmaster, Brian Patton
[email protected]
Dir.Contemp Worship, Tech & Small Groups, Rick Huemmer [email protected]
Director of Lay Ministry, Mitch Fisher:
[email protected]
Head Elder, Troy Howe
[email protected]
Properties Director, Dale King
[email protected]
Fellowship Director, Jeff Spradlin
[email protected]
Evangelism Director, Todd Duenckel
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor, Debbie Booher:
[email protected] (Deadline June 1 for July)