Today’s Prayer

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. —Psalm 84:1-2, (NIV)

Dear Heavenly Father, we often ponder what heaven may be like.  Will we recognize loved ones when we get there?  Are the angels singing continually?  What will it be like to see your full glory? How will it feel to experience love and happiness everywhere all the time? Lord, we cannot really fathom what heaven will be like. We know it will be full of you, but in our limited human understanding how can we possible grasp how high and wide and deep is your love for us?  Yet we yearn to know you, to come close to you, and to spend time with you. That's why every week we come to your sanctuary. Though we are limited, here you dwell among us. We long to come and linger here so that you can strengthen our faith through Word and sacrament. During this hour of worship, slow us down, Lord, so that we may seek your face and spend time in your presence while still on earth. Amen.


August Newsletter

Please pick up your newsletter in the narthex.


Voters’ Meeting

A Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 12 following worship.  There will be an update on the sign project.  Three different bids will be presented, and we will vote on which bid to pursue.


Church Picnic

Come enjoy visiting with fellow church members and enjoy some great food on Sunday, August 26.  A church picnic will be held following the worship service.  Meat, corn on the cob, water, juice, and coffee will be provided.  Bring a dish to pass.  Some grills are also needed.  To help with planning, please sign-up in the narthex if you are planning to attend.


Scrip Order

Whether you’re back-to-school shopping or just everyday shopping, you can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund by using scrip.   Scrip is a program where you buy gift cards at face value.  A percentage of that gift card is donated to Living Water.  Those funds are added to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Order forms are available in the narthex.  Orders are due next Sunday, August 5. You can also order Scrip cards online.


Save the Date

A New Member Welcome brunch will be held on Sunday, September 9.  Hope to see you there!  This will take the place of Bible Class and Sunday School.


Weekly Announcements Online

These weekly announcements are posted on our website—  You can find them under “Events & News” then “Weekly Announcements.



     Organist: Sue Gawrisch
     Greeters: Bob & Julie McGill
     Flowers: Bruce & Kathi Boziel
     Fellowship Hosts:  Bruce & Kathi Boziel
     Ushers:  Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm


     Greeters: Needed
     Flowers:  Needed
     Fellowship Host:  Needed
     Cleaning:  Needed
     Team 1: Duane Cleven, Bob Leverenz, Ryan Moldenhauer, Art Plautz





First Fridays at Grace, Milwaukee

The Little Prince, a children’s opera—
Experience Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved and classic children’s book in this operatic adaptation on Friday, August 3, at 7 pm. Featuring a score by Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and local Milwaukee talents, this free concert is perfect for all ages and open to the public. Sung in English, run time approximately 75 minutes. First Fridays is Grace's monthly concert series that is free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.


SLHS Scholarships Awarded

Shoreland Lutheran High School is honored to announce that $1.4 million in scholarship money was awarded to 37 of its 87 class of 2018 students. Scholarship money was given from individuals, foundations, organizations, memorials, and the universities students plan to attend. Of the 87 candidates for graduation, 81 indicated plans to continue their education in the fall, and three plan to enter the military. God's richest blessings to the class of 2018!


Supporting ministry for years to come

WELS Foundation offers several options allowing individuals, families, and churches to provide ongoing support to WELS ministries. An endowment is a permanent fund in which gifts are invested. Annual distributions from the fund cover ministry costs year after year. Learn about different investment options at


Upcoming Brass Concert

Grace-Waukesha will host the Soli Deo Gloria Brass Choir, under the leadership of Dr. Patricia Backhaus, in a fun evening of music by J.S. Bach and Friends.  Come and sing some great hymns that were written by this master Lutheran composer. Valerie Floeter will play baroque organ pieces on Grace’s Schantz organ.  Some of our woodwind friends join us to conclude the concert with Bach’s stunning Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.  Friday, August 10th at 7:00 PM at Grace-Waukesha, 700 Beechwood.  Freewill offering.