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Altar Flowers

Sign up on the Flower Chart on the wall across from the main entrance to the Fellowship Hall and fill out the “Altar Flowers Order Form” to provide flowers to beautify our sanctuary in memory of, or to celebrate loved ones.  Flower bouquets are $28.  Reminder:  If you ordered flowers for one of our Sunday services and took home the plastic white cup, please return it to the church office or the kitchen as soon as possible.  These need to be returned to the florist for creating our arrangements.  Thank you!

Grade 7 and Grade 8 Musical

King of Grace 7th and 8th graders will present their spring musical, “Westward, Whoa!” on May 16 and 17 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  All are encouraged to attend!

New Member Welcome Reception

On Sunday, May 20, our Membership Committee will host a New Member Welcome Reception at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall for our new members.   Please join us to meet our new members and to enjoy fellowship, coffee, and treats. 

Calling All Voters!

There will be a Voter's Meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 PM in the sanctuary. Please make plans to attend.

VBS - Save the Date

King of Grace Vacation Bible School will be held June 11-14 this year.  Save the date and invite your friends and neighbors!  For more information and to register, please visit www.vbsmate.com/kingofgrace.

West Lutheran High School Women's Self-Defense Class

West Lutheran High School is offering a women's self-defense class this summer for women 18 and older.  Come join us June 11-15 for an afternoon session (3-4 PM) or an early evening session (6-7 PM).  Visit the West Lutheran High School athletic website to register and view instructor information!  There are sessions for your middle school and high school-aged children as well, so make it a family activity!

ELS 100th Anniversary

You are invited to the 100th anniversary party of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. On Saturday, June 16, the ELS Historical Society will revisit the convention of one hundred years ago at Albert Lea and Lime Creek. The theme of the day will be “Still Under the Oaks.” The program will begin at 3:00 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Albert Lea, Minnesota). Following the program and a catered lunch, a brief commemorative service will be held at Lime Creek Lutheran Church (Lake Mills, Iowa). Speak with Pastor Ferkenstad before May 20th about registering and carpooling.

Enrollment Open for King of Grace School 2018-2019

King of Grace Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. We offer a 3-year old class that meets two days a week, and a 4-year old class that meets 3 days a week. If your child is ready for preschool, please contact the school (763-546-3131) for instructions on how to enroll.  King of Grace school is also enrolling for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  

The Mission Field Is Coming to You This Summer!

Loving host families are needed for Japanese students studying at Bethel University for 3 weeks in August.  Transportation help and stipend are provided.  Please contact Deb Anderson.

King's Littlest Kids

King's Littlest Kids meets on Thursday mornings during the school year.  Moms and children ages birth - preschool are welcome to join.  The children will have a short Bible story lesson and then playtime (baby-sitting is provided) while the moms meet in the Fireside Room for fellowship and Bible study.  The spring session starts March 8 and will meet on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.   For more information, please contact Emily Bredesen or Pastor Wiechmann at bwiechmann@kog-els.org.

School Accreditation and Matching Gifts

Congratulations to King of Grace School on achieving accreditation!  There are many benefits to this achievement.  One of those benefits is that some employers will only match gifts to accredited schools.  So we may now qualify.  Please check it out and consider a gift to the school.

 

Pastor's Blog

Did you know the King of Grace website includes a blog written by the pastors? Find interesting articles preparing you for the upcoming Sunday worship services, historical tidbits about the Reformation, response to national tragedies, explanations of the liturgy, and more. Find it at www.kingofgracelutheran.com/pastorsblog and subscribe to receive updates by email, RSS, or Apple News.

Sign Up to Be a Door Greeter!

Please visit kingofgracelutheran.com/missions/greeter to sign up for your preferred date(s).  ALL King of Grace members are invited to be door greeters prior to Sunday morning and holiday worship services. Door Greeters may be singles, couples, or entire families.  Door Greeter duties include: Putting on a name tag and a welcoming smile, opening the door, and directing people to the coat racks and/or restroom if needed. Please contact Sonja Luxford for more information or if you have questions.

 

Volunteers Needed

We need offering counters on Sunday mornings after second service around six times per year for about 20 minutes.  If you are available to help, please contact the church office at 763-546-3131 or email ppotratz@kog-els.org.  No experience necessary, training will be provided.  In addition to offering counters, we are also in need of volunteers for the Video Team and Ushers.  Please visit www.kingofgracelutheran.com/missions/worship-service to find more information on volunteer opportunities at King of Grace.

Call Returned

Pastor Wiechmann has returned his call to Saint Timothy in Lombard, IL.  Please continue to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers as they seek a pastor.

Coming Soon: New Directory

The Membership Committee is happy to announce a new project starting today, leading to a new picture directory, and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Phase one starts today and consists of updating member information.  Please visit the Welcome Center in the narthex to update your information today and the coming Sundays. Photo sessions will be scheduled this summer. 

King of Grace Summer Program

King of Grace Summer Program has openings for Preschool – 5th graders.  Please visit https://www.kingofgracelutheran.com/summer-done-right-with-christ to register and contact Bonnie Nielsen if you, a family member or friend are looking for a great summer Christian education experience or have questions and would like further information.

 

Adopt a Garden

Do you love gardening?  We have multiple garden sections available for adoption.  Please see Allen Labitzky if you are interested.

Thrivent Members

Are you a Thrivent member?  Learn more about action grants and other opportunities for Thrivent members.  Please let Allen know if you’re a Thrivent member and see him for more information.