COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

Dear Friends,

May God give you great trust, always, in all circumstances. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5).

PRAYER: Dear Lord, remind us every day of your presence, love and care. Keep us hopeful, courageous and thankful. Direct our hearts and minds to a Savior who traveled from palm branches to the cross so that we might journey each day in the certainty of your love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Cancellations and Postponements

 All regular in-building activities (worship, classes, etc.) remain postponed.

School

God bless our teachers and students as they continue the school year using remote learning.

Online Options

 Technology Help

  • If you would like some assistance in navigating through our various online resources, please call the church office (262.377.6363).

Holy Week Schedule

  • Palm Sunday, April 5, 9:30 am, YouTube channel: live-stream and recorded; or listen to our podcast
  • Maundy Thursday, April 9, 7 pm, YouTube channel: live-stream and recorded; or listen to our podcast
  • Good Friday, April 10, Preservice music provided by Zach Steinbach at 12:45 with worship beginning at 1 pm. YouTube channel: live-stream and recorded; or listen to our podcast
  • Good Friday Tenebrae, April 10, 7 pm, YouTube channel: live-stream and recorded; or listen to our podcast
  • Easter Sunday Devotion, April 12, 7 am, YouTube channel recorded; or listen to our podcast
  • Easter Sunday Festival Service, April 12, 9:30 am, YouTube channel: live-stream and recorded; or listen to our podcast

Television

Sunday morning worship – Time of Grace TV broadcast. Sunday mornings in the greater Milwaukee area:

7 am WBME (MeTV41 and 58.2); 10:30 am WDJT (CBS 58); Saturday 12 am midnight WTMJ (NBC 4).

Online Resources

Many spiritual growth resources are available on our website (OurSaviorGrafton.org).

New Women’s Online Bible Study

An eight-week series entitled “Enough for Now – Unpacking God’s Sufficiency,” taught by Andrea Semmann on Tuesday evenings from 8-9:30 pm, will begin April 14. Contact Alison Wolf to sign up for this Zoom online Bible study. Recommended materials: a journal and a copy of the Bible study book. You can order a book at Northwestern Publishing House, Amazon, Kindle, Christian Book.com. Watch for more details on our church and school website and Facebook page.

Prayer Requests

Please let us know of any personal prayer requests. You can contact Pastor Wagner, Mr. Hering or Sarah in the church office.

Prayer Circle

Every week we produce a Prayer Circle which includes a brief devotional thought, requested prayers for specific needs, and a prayer for a specific area of WELS ministry. You can receive the weekly Prayer Circle by contacting Sarah in the church office.

Email Address Request

At this time especially, we wish to develop a thorough directory of our member emails. For some, we have one address for an entire household. For others, we have no email addresses. We request that you send us new, updated and individual family member email addresses so we can more effectively communicate with you!

Send us your updated information

Offerings

Thank you for your prayerful financial support for our ministry! You may mail your offering envelopes or drop them off in person to the church office (they will be placed in the safe) or use direct checks from your bank that are mailed to our church.  In addition, you may engage Vanco, an online giving service, through our church website to offer your gifts to the Lord’s work.

Setup Automatic Giving Now

Final Thought

Might you consider grabbing your church directory and calling fellow members to see how they’re doing? Let them know you’re thinking about them and praying for them.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can serve you.

God bless your journey through Holy Week!

Serving Jesus,

Pastor Wagner and Mr. Hering

Our Contact Information:

Pastor Wagner ([email protected]; 262.488.1899)
Mr. Hering ([email protected]; 414.491.3515)
Sarah Smith (email; church office: 262.377.6363)

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