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Attention all Children/Youth Volunteers Effective June 1 we are requiring that all adults volunteering with children/youth activities and events at Grace must have a background check completed and on file at the church. This practice has become the norm for churches, and is being done to ensure the safety of all young people at Grace sponsored programming. Form can be picked up and dropped off in the church office, background checks will then be completed online by church staff. All information on the form, as well as any information received from the background check will be kept confidential. You can also download the form or submit the information online at the Christian Ed. homepage under Forms and Downloads. Contact Brad with any questions and thank you for your cooperation. Graceful Prairie Established in 1995 with faith, hope and love for Creation Graduation Sunday “The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come...” The Song of Solomon 2:12 Graduation Sunday is set for June 12 and will be a part of the 9:30 worship service. Please plan on attending as we celebrate the With the return of spring and growth in the Graceful Prairie, it is time once more to note achievement of the class of 2011. what is blooming and growing there. Take time before or after a Sunday service, or stop by and walk the trail on a beautiful weekday. There are a few blossoms to see in the prairie at this time. One is called Golden Alexander. A member of the parsley family, the flat-topped cluster of small bright yellow flowers resembles that of white Queen Ann’s Lace (which blooms at summer’s end), The leaves are twice divided with Monthly Potlucks This Summer 3-7 long, pointed, toothed leaflets. Stroll the prairie and look for this golden beauty, rd Join us July 3 ! which blooms near the prairie’s edges. Nurturing Connections will be hosting monthly potlucks this summer. Near the meditation bench inside the prairie, are lavender blossoms of Jacob’s ladder. The next scheduled potlucks will be the first Sundays of July and Bumblebees are the first to celebrate this blue-belled flower’s arrival in spring. These dainty August. They will start after the summer worship service (approximately flowers are on stalks with leaves resembling the steps of a ladder – thus the name of the plant. 10:45AM). Please stay after church and join us for food and fellowship! The woodland plot, to the north and outside the fence, has blooming Jack-in-the-pulpits , Beverages will be provided. each with 2 large, long-stemmed 3-parted leaves; curving ridged hood (the pulpit) with its green or purplish brown, often streaked envelope, which holds an erect “club” (Jack). A cluster of shiny red berries on the spadix (Jack) will ripen in the fall. Also blooming in the woodland plot are a few shooting stars. This native perennial blooms Congratulations and Best Wishes! from April to June in open woods, meadows, and prairies. Each plant has a single flower stalk that Member Cody Freber (mother is member Stacy Hasenstab) and Scott Infalt grows 8-24” tall from the center of a cluster of basal, oblong leaves. On top of this “shooting” stalk is were united in marriage at Grace Church on Saturday, May 28, 2011. Please a whorl of small bracts, from which a spray of individually stalked nodding, “star”-shaped flowers pray for them as they begin their married life together. arises. Each white to pink flower dangles with petals facing backward and upward. The pointed center of the flower is made up of united yellow stamens with a dark brown base. The flower stalks turn upright when forming dark brown seed capsules in August and are lovely in dried flower arrangements. Virginia Creeper, Cup plant, Rosinweed, and many other plants are leafing out and will Our condolences to the family and friends of member Steve Elegreet, bloom later in the season. who passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2011. A memorial Thank you to the group of 6 volunteers who spread the wood chips delivered by the city of gathering was held on May 28. Please pray for his family and friends as Beaver Dam on the trail of the Graceful Prairie. We received only one small truckload rather than the they mourn their loss. two requested, so that’s all we will do this year. “And happier is one who has power, to gather wisdom from a flower.” - William Wordsworth- Missing Basket Still missing since the rummage sale: 10X15 Longenberger basket with handles. It was CHRISTIAN last seen in the church kitchen. Please return to the church kitchen, no questions asked. EDUCATION Any information, please call 887-9300 or call the church office, 885-3198. Thank you. PROGRAMS GRACE CHURCH CALENDAR WOMEN’S BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Here is the group’s summer schedule: June 12 - July 10, 2011 Wednesday June 29 - Meet at Grace to discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Sunday June 12 - Graduation Sunday/Pentecost Wednesday July 27 - Meet at Grace to discuss The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman 9:30 AM Worship Sunday June 26 - VBS Sunday Wednesday Aug. 31 - Meet at Grace to discuss 2030: the Real Story of What Happens to Monday June 13 9:30 AM Worship America by Albert Brooks 11:00 AM Staff Meeting Monday June 27 6:00 PM Stewardship Committee Come and join us! 11:00 AM Staff Meeting 6:30 PM Deacon Meeting 7:00 PM BD Lives th 7:00 PM BD Lives at Swan Park Tuesday June 28 FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB First Tuesday Book Club will meet July 5 at Tuesday June 14 9:30 AM Senior Coffee 6:30 PM in the Church Library. Please call Sharon Titus or Ann Peck if you 9:30 AM Senior Coffee 7:30 PM Meditation would like to know more about our group. We welcome new members. 7:30 PM Meditation Wednesday June 29 Wednesday June 15 8:30 AM Meditation CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (Meditation) meets Wednesday mornings from 8:30- 8:30 AM Meditation 9:45 AM Women’s Book Group 9:45 in the chapel. Join this group that meets to nurture and sustain spiritual vitality 11:30 AM Shut-in Luncheon Thursday June 30 in contemporary life. New faces are always welcome. For more information call Thursday June 16 6:30 PM Spanish Class 6:30 PM Spanish Class Debbie at 485-4848. Sunday July 3 Sunday June 19 - Happy Father’s Day! 9:30 AM Worship - Communion 9:30 AM Worship Nurturing Connections Potluck TUESDAY EVENING MEDITATION This group meets Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in the chapel. Monday June 20 Monday July 4 - Office Closed Guided and quiet meditation with the use of Tibetan singing bowls helps us focus our hearts and 11:00 AM Staff Meeting Tuesday July 5 minds on the Creator. Come experience a time of peace in a hectic world. Contact Ken Zeyher 12:00 PM VBS Lunch 9:30 AM Senior Coffee for more information at 887-9216 or email@example.com. 12:30-3 PM VBS 6:30 PM st 1 Tuesday Book Group 3-5:30 PM VBS Childcare available 7:30 PM Meditation SPANISH CLASS The Spanish class that meets at Grace has meetings on Thursday nights from 5:00 PM Personnel Committee Wednesday July 6 6:30 - 8:00pm. This is an advanced group (level 2-3) which uses a variety of material to aid in 7:00 PM BD Lives 8:30 PM Meditation Tuesday June 21 sharpening their Spanish skills. If you are in need of practicing your Spanish this may be the Thursday July 7 9:30 AM Senior Coffee group for you. Contact Tami Mohammed at 356-0322 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more 6:30 PM Spanish Class 12:00 PM VBS Lunch Saturday July 9 information. 12:30-3 PM VBS Maddie Wissell / Mark Buchda Wedding 3-5:30 PM VBS Childcare available Sunday July 10 7:30 PM Meditation 9:30 AM Worship Wednesday June 22 8:30 AM Meditation For Sunday June 12 Are You in Need of Prayer? 12:00 PM VBS Lunch Head Usher: Duane Schroeder 12:30-3 PM VBS Greeters: Mary & Richard Jacobs The Grace Email Prayer Chain is here to support and lift you up in prayer. 3-5:30 PM VBS Childcare available Fellowship Coffee: Tom Willihnganz Prayer requests can be sent, called in to the church, or submitted online. 6:30 PM Session Meeting Nursery: Louise Wilson Visit www.bdgracechurch.org/prayerrequests.cfm to submit your requests or Thursday June 23 Next Courier: Deadline for articles is Thursday 12:00 PM VBS Lunch to sign up to receive prayer chain emails. June 30 at 10 AM, due to the July 4 Holiday. 12:30-3 PM VBS (This is the only newsletter in July.) 3-5:30 PM VBS Childcare available 6:30 PM Spanish Class Bible in a Year Did you know that the Bible tells many of its stories more than once? That the book of Esther doesn’t expressly mention God? That Job had no patience at all? That the Bible This years’ Vacation Bible School has speaks of both giants and sea monsters? That there are four books (or five, depending been set for June 20th – 23rd. Kids ages how you count) named John in the New Testament? That Luke and Acts are part of one 3 through those who have completed 5th work by the same writer? These are just some of the things you’ll learn in a new grade will experience an underwater “through the Bible in a year” Bible study being offered this year at Grace. adventure while learning about Jesus In this Bible study, our project will not be to study a familiar book or books in depth, but and His love for them. There will be an to look at scripture in its entirety. To help you accomplish the task and to make group optional lunch from Noon – 12:30pm, VBS Programming from conversation possible along the way, we will follow a schedule of readings that will take 12:30-3pm, and optional childcare from 3-5:30pm. Lunch and us from Genesis to The Revelation (with time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., of childcare will require a small fee. Registration information is course!). And we'll meet each week for an hour or an hour and a half, (we’ll agree on that available in the church office, the hall by the bulletin board, at the beginning) to discuss what we've seen. and on the Grace website, www.bdgracechurch.org. Volunteers are also needed! We hope to see you there. We would like to start in June but have yet to set a day and time, we are open to suggestions. If you are interested, let us know what will work for you. Here is a chance to explore scripture and take some of the “road[s] less traveled.” All ** If you are looking for a way to support VBS this year but can’t volunteer your time, you you’ll need is a Bible and a comfortable chair. are in luck, because we need your help with supplies. You can pick up any of the following items and drop them off in the office. Thanks for your help! 2 10X25 ft rolls of black plastic 2 rolls of black duct tape Cleaned 2 liter soda bottles, Cleaned plastic water bottles. Metal or sturdy plastic washtub (12 gallon size) Gravel to fill ½ the tub 12 bricks Garden trowels LOLympics on Monday, June 13th 7pm at Swan Park in Beaver Dam! Bring old clothes Plastic siphon CO2 fire extinguisher and get ready to LOL! Conch shell BD-LIVES is a subcommittee on Youth Ministry for the Beaver Dam Ministerium. There are events planned throughout the summer for high school youth. Stayed tuned for more details! Remaining Summer Schedule: th Youth Game Night – June 10 @7pm *June 20th @ 7pm *June 27th @ 7pm The next youth game night is scheduled for June 10th from 7-10pm. *July 11th @ 7pm Join us for a fun night of games and food! *July 18th @ 7pm *July 25th @ 7pm Aug 1st—Noah’s Ark Trip *Events at Swan Park July Birthdays CHURCH 1 – Susan Ganske, Jerry Martel FINANCIAL NEWS 2 – Emma Anderson, Kaitlin Schoenwetter, Dennis Steinkraus, Ben Treppish CHECKING ACCOUNT: 3 – Paul Ferstl 4 – Dana Skare January 1, 2011 $ 22,898.18 January Income $ 29,262.94 5 – Savanah Duckett, Barb Kulka, Zachary Kulka January Expenses $(17,552.54) 6 – Sandy Koehn, Jake Wilson, Dominic Bales February 1, 2011 $ 34,608.58 8 – Kevin Magalsky February Income $ 15,504.57 February Expenses $(18,467.57) 10 – Kathleen Doege, Lisa Luedtke March 1, 2011 $ 31,645.58 11 – Andy Bestor, Darien Jimenez, Linda Johnson March Income $ 17,901.48 12 – Rebecca DeYoung, Marshall Goodrich March Expenses $(17,916.02) April 1, 2011 $ 31,631.04 13 – Betty Boomsma, Agnes MacDonald, Stuart Miller, Deb Muenchow April Income $ 27,476.46 15 – Jessica Beirne, Gwen Hahn, Judy Olson, Hannah Walton April Expenses $(22,044.04) 16 – Jeff Berg May 1, 2011 $ 37,063.46 May Income 18,493.08 17 – Louise Wilson May Expenses $(22,709.99) 18 – Howard Spinler June 1, 2011 32,846.55 19 – Cody Livingston INCOME & EXPENSES: 20 – Doug Ganske 21 – Kelly Haucke, Brian Schoenwetter May - Income May – Expenses 23 – Sharon MacDonald, Darcy Yerges, Rich Zeman Envelopes $ 17,800.00 Missions $ 800.43 Loose Offerings $ 376.00 Session $ 120.87 25 – Joe Lord, Quinn McCallum, Nancy Noordhof, Audi Puleo, Hazel Roberts Per Capita $ 166.80 Worship $ 1,933.76 26 – Gary Bortz Sunday School $ 10.10 Christian Education $ 3,277.89 27 – Morgan Meier, Gary Sutter Fellowship $ 38.30 Administration $ 7,922.93 Building Rental $ 0.00 Property $ 2,730.84 28 – Becky Glewen, Judy MacPherson, Jennifer Westergaard, Doris Zeyher Interest Earned $ 16.58 Deacon $ 0.00 30 – Carol Scheel, Caitlin Yerges Pentecost Mission $ 35.00 Pastoral $ 5,923.27 31 – Robert Van Abel, Becky Wissell One Great Hour $ 30.30 Hillside Hospice $ 20.00 TOTAL INCOME $ 18,493.08 EXPENSES $ 22,709.99 Upcoming Blood Drives Countryside GM Auto Group will host a blood drive on June 10 Rejoice in your talents. God has given you unique gifts. Don’t focus on what you from 10AM - 3PM on the dealership floor, YMCA of Dodge County will host a blood drive on June 17, from 8-1 in the gymnasium, and can’t do. Wisdom comes from appreciating your talents – and accepting your Trinity Methodist Church will host a blood drive on July 6 from 1- limitations! 6PM in the Fellowship Hall, all for Blood Center of Wisconsin, the sole provider of blood used at BDCH. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. You will need a photo id to donate. For more information or to make an appointment online, please go to www.bcw.edu. Please be conscious of keeping your offering/giving up to date during the summer months. Church Health Services Due to the absence of a Pastor and CE Director for a short time earlier this year, we have a more ―healthy‖ checkbook Seeking Volunteers! balance than we normally have. We are now fortunate to have a full staff again and we ‘I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you are seeing our expenses grow. Unfortunately, we are also visited me. … I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you were seeing a decline in our offering giving so far this year. A year-to- doing it to me!’ Matt 25: 36, 40 date difference from last year at this time is $5,500 less. The Stewardship Committee is keeping a close watch on our overall spending, Church Health Services is seeking additional volunteers in the categories listed below to help staff but there is a concern why we are seeing a decrease in offering giving. clinic sites in Beaver Dam and Mayville. Clinics serve area residents who are on limited incomes We are looking to the congregation to help keep the church funds from falling and without health insurance. Even a minimum of 4 hours per month can be very rewarding! short and bringing us into a deficit situation – please help by keeping your pledges up to date. THANK YOU. Intake Worker. With some brief training serves on a team to interview potential clinic patients to establish eligibility. Lawn Mower Operators Needed Receptionist. Greets patients and makes appointments. We provide the gas, the mowers and instructions. The garage is locked with a combination lock so come at your Nursing. Provides clinic care as an LPN or RN. convenience (preferably near the end of the week). It takes about 2 ½ hours on the rider mower and 1 hour edging and Clergy. Offers welcoming conversations and spiritual care. trimming – a great project for the family. To take a week, just put your name on the Clinician. Provides primary care clinic services as a physician, physician assistant, or nurse sign-up sheet in the narthex area for the week that you are willing to practitioners. mow. For more information call Mike Wissell, 887-7556 or 319-0114. Mail, call, or email soon! THANK YOU! Thank you to our volunteers so far! Name: __________________________________________ Address: ____________________ City: _______________ Grace Camping At Tunnel Trail Scheduled for July 24-26 Phone: _______________ Email: ____________________ July 24th - July 26th has been designated as Grace Church family Contact Dilana Moline, RN at CHS, 308 Oneida St, Beaver Dam, 53916, 887-1766, or camping at Tunnel Trail Campground (through members Scott & email@example.com Julie Grenon). We will head to Tunnel Trail Campground in Wilton, OR WI on Sunday, July 24 and return on Tuesday, July 26. You can Contact Heidi Weiss, RN at CHS, 16 South Main St, Mayville, 387-2995, or camp in a tent, find a friend with a camper, reserve one of the firstname.lastname@example.org cabins there, etc. The campground is located in Wilton on the Elroy/Sparta bike trail. You can bike the tunnel trails, play mini golf, hike, canoe, and swim. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this fun-filled few days with your church family. Check out the campground website at www.tunneltrail.com.
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