Welcome Home Pastor Clay


Effective September 6 – we will return to Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We will continue to commune using the individual cups sealed in plastic. Please pick up your sealed bags when you enter the parking lot and bring them to your chairs or keep them with you if you are listening from your car. We will commune during the service.

If you are unable to return to service with us on Sunday mornings…please plan to Drive Thru between 9:45 and 10:15 am on these Sundays to pick up your Communion.

You may also contact the office for other arrangements to be made.

The Food of God for the People of God.


We are currently holding weekly Worship Services outside for the month of September. Pastor Sue will be leading worship on Sept. 6, 27 and Oct. 4. Pastor Clay will preside on Sept. 13 and 20. Join us for worship….and if you prefer to stay in your car in the parking lot – listen on 91.5 FM. If inclement weather prevails….please participate in the Worship Service on Facebook, here on the Grace website, or following the YouTube link.

A Zoom subscription for video conferencing has been secured by the Church for use in all aspects of our Church life. Circles, committees and small fellowship groups are encouraged to contact the office for login information. Please visit our contact page or call (920) 748-5433 during office hours.

Currently we are posting taped services and messages here. We are also posting on Facebook (Ripon Grace Lutheran Church) page and we are uploading them to YouTube. We are sending the link to the YouTube videos in an email to Congregation members. If you wish to be added to this email list, please send your email to office@graceripon.com. Messages will be archived in YouTube – so check there if there’s something you missed.

We are attempting to stay up to date with State and Federal rulings and will keep in touch with you as well.

Video of the announcements will be posted here and on Facebook each week. We will also do our best to archive all the messages, sermons, and announcements for viewing later.

Please check back often for updates for all activities

Sharing Table is suspended until further notice. Please check back for restart date.

Sunday School parents should please complete the survey and watch for communication from the Christian Education Committee on Bible lessons and activities while we are suspended.

…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:18

The above Bible verse, along with our vision statement — Gather, Grow, and Go in Grace — inspires us and what we do here at Grace Lutheran.

Whether you are a long-time member of Grace Lutheran or a first-time visitor, and no matter from where you are coming, we recognize God equally loves and equally values all God’s people. God has given special talents and gifts to you and every person who enters through our doors.

Located: 430 W. Griswold St


Communion Served: Traditionally we celebrate Communion of the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month

Coffee and Fellowship Hour: Suspended Until Further Notice

Sunday School: Suspended Until Further Notice

Wired Word Adult Forum: Today’s issues with a Biblical and Christian discussion. September through May

Youth Groups: Call for specific times

Please note: Special occasion and holiday services may result in special services and time schedules. Please call and check with the office for special schedules.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Dear Members of Grace Lutheran Church

As we join with the rest of our state and nation in seeking to do what we can to help lower unnecessary exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided upon the following:

Programming for Children & Youth: We are currently investigating ways to make sure our Sunday School and Youth programs are reaching out to parents and children. Please check back often for updates as well as watch your email for info.

As of 3/16, the Quake Retreat is postponed and will mostly likely rescheduled. We will keep you informed as we receive information.

Food & Meals: Suspended Until Further Notice. This includes but is not limited to: Sunday Morning Coffee Hour, Midweek Lenten Meals, Wednesday Confirmation Suppers, etc.

Worship Services: Sunday Worship Service will be held outside for the month of September at 9:00 AM in the parking lot. You may listen from your car, if you prefer, at 91.5 FM.

Adult Classes & Activities: The decisions about whether to hold the various groups and classes for adults will be handled by the leaders and participants. Wired Word is holding class via Zoom Conference Call – on computer or phone…Please notify office@graceripon.com if you would like to be added to the list and join us.

Likewise, other groups that use the building will be making their own decisions about whether to meet or not. Circles and small groups can make their own decisions, but must follow safety protocols.

Watch for Further Updates: As you all know, this is a fluid and evolving situation and there is a lot of anxiety and concern for what it all means and when it might end. Remember that our prayers change thing, so remember when life is difficult pray hard and often!

Children’s Message
Family Sunday School by Sparkhouse


We GATHER throughout the week as a community of God’s people in a welcoming and friendly environment to establish and nurture caring relationships.

We strive to GROW in our faith in many different ways, to learn and see how God is and can be present and active in our world and in each of our lives.

Then we GO into God’s world to live whole and joyous lives, and to serve God and God’s holy kingdom as followers of the way of Christ.

I invite you to come and experience God’s for you and for the world at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church!

In Christ,

Pastor Clay R. Salmela

Grace’s Fellowship Hall – a great place to meet.