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POLICY REMINDER: FACILITY USE AND RENTAL
 It has been the policy (approved by Grace Council) that all requests to use the church building areas or rooms be in writing. Everyone, whether a member, committee, other church organization, or an outside group must submit a written REQUEST FOR USE OR RENTAL OF FACILITIES form. Completion of this form is what allows events, meetings, or general use of the building to be put on the Master Calendar. This helps minimize conflicts, allows the church to track and monitor building usage, and helps provide accountability if areas used are not left in good order.
 Copies of the current BUILDING USE POLICY are given when the form is given, so that there is no question as to what is expected by the people or organizations using our building. This may seem like a new requirement, but this has been the policy since at least 2013, just not consistently followed.
 Request For Use And Rental Of Facilities, and copies of the Building Use Policy can be obtained by calling or visiting the office, or by downloading the forms from the following links:

Request for Use or Rental of Facilities form

Building Use Policy 

 After 21 years of service, the heating and cooling unit for Fellowship Hall is out of service.
 Until further notice, Fellowship Hall is unavailable for use. 
 Wednesday's Lenten Meal, Teaching Time, and Worship (afternoon and evening) will take place in Brenner Hall. 

2019 LENTEN POTLUCK LUNCHEONS AND SUPPERS
Congregational Luncheons served at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall – Teaching & Worship follow at Noon. Soup, dessert and a beverage will be provided. If you are able to make soup or a dessert for any one of the noon luncheons, please sign-up on the flyer on the board outside of the church office.
Congregational Potluck Suppers served at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall – Service follows at 7:00 p.m.
March 20  Ham and Cheese Sliders provided by Barb Wright
March 27  Sloppy Joes provided by Debby Reeb
April 3  Hot Chicken Sandwiches provided by Debbie Johnson
April 10  Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches provided by Marilyn Lohmann
Bring a dish to pass (casserole, salad or dessert), beverage provided.
INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN YOU. IF YOUR ARE UNABLE TO BRING A DISH TO THE POTLUCK, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ATTEND ANYWAY. WE ALWAYS HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD.

 

NEEDED—CANDY FOR EASTER EGGS!
The Annual Grace Easter Egg Hunt is being planned for Saturday, April 13, 2019.
 We are in need of individually wrapped small Easter candy such as Hershey kisses, Hershey chocolate eggs  or mini Snickers etc. to stuff 1000 plastic eggs. These eggs will be filled on Friday, April 5th so we need your candy donations before this date. There is a bin in the collection room across from room three for your donations. We are also in need of helpers. If you would be willing to help in any way or have any questions please contact Nancy or Debbie Johnson at 419-885-4963 or Dan Holzscheiter at 419-474-5379. Thank you.

 

EASTER PLANT SALE
  At this time of year, we are looking forward to Easter and Spring and to Spring flowering plants. This year’s lily, tulip and daffodil plants are once again a way to contribute toward the cost of the Vacation Bible School program and to decorate the church at Easter. This year’s flowering plant sale will be held from March 10—April 7. Order forms will be available for this purpose. Thank you in advance for your generous support of the Vacation Bible School program here at Grace for 2019.
Grace Lutheran Christian Education Committee

 

ISAAC'S PIGGY BANK IS HERE!
  Your Global Mission Board (GMB) is in the process of establishing its third companionship, this time with the Lutheran Church in Mexico. Several of their churches sustained damage in the earthquakes, and a request for help was made. The GMB is responding to this request by starting a campaign called Isaacs’s Piggy Bank. Click on the image of Isaac's  piggy bank to learn more about how you can help. 

 

BLANKET PROJECT UPDATE
Thanks so much to those who donated blankets! Two of the blankets are now sharing the warmth that you have given!

    

DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE PARISHIONER HEALTH NEEDS SURVEY!!
  Copies of the survey will be available in Fellowship Hall after service or you can download it here in PDF and print it out yourself.
  Please complete and put in designated box on Sunday or box will be on the table outside the Parish Nurse office. Gretchen Hiatt (Faith Community Nurse/ Parish Nurse) developed the survey to plan programs that the parish identifies as needed or important. The survey also provides the opportunity to identify issues or programs that you would like information on as an individual.                                                                                                                                Let your voice be heard, please complete your survey. Thank you!

  

2019 IN NWO - THE YEAR OF SCRIPTURE

  Participate in the Synod wide "Read Through the Bible in One Year".
  Daily Reading Schedule available in the back of the Worship Space, along with a few thoughts and additional resource recommendations from Bishop Daniel or download the reading plan as a PDF or Word Document at:
http://nwos-elca.church/scripture/daily-reading-plan/
• Create a small group of family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, wherever or however the Holy Spirit leads.
• Connect with the weekly e-mail from the Synod Office (send a request to info@nwos-elca.org)

 

HAVE YOU VISITED OUR RESOURCES PAGE?
  Check out The Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool from the ELCA.
The Spiritual Gifts Assessment tool is a quick survey you can take to identify your spiritual gifts. After you have completed the survey, you will receive a document highlighting your spiritual gifts.

  

 BOB HAAF has submitted some thoughts to share.
They can be accessed through his link on our Resources page.

 

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Phone: 419-474-6403

E-mail: office@gracelutherantoledo.org

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church

4441 Monroe St., Toledo, OH  43613

Office Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon Mon.-Fri.