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MAY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
  Due to continuing uncertainties surrounding the Stay at Home Order issued by Gov Mike DeWine, the Church Council has deemed it necessary to postpone the 2020 Congregational Meeting, which was scheduled for May 20th. We hope that some of the restrictions on gatherings may be eased prior to that date. However, due to the requirements of providing formal notice to the Congregation, several weeks in advance of the meeting, it is necessary for us to reschedule the meeting for a future date. Once the Stay at Home Order has been lifted we will inform you of the new meeting date for the Congregational Meeting. If you have a concern about this meeting being rescheduled, please notify a member of your Church Council. Thank you.

For the latest information and updates from the ELCA and the NWOS visit our Resources page for links to their Websites and Facebook pages along with other resources to help you in Your daily walk with Christ.

We will continue to post the latest video messages below as they become available.

It's okay to grieve and hope | ELCA Bishop Eaton | April 17, 2020

Resources that offer guidance regarding COVID-19 for congregations and members are available at http://elca.org/PublicHealth .

 

An Easter Message from Bishop Daniel. 

April 11, 2020 

Test yourself with the Daily Bible Quiz. A new category every day.  

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GRACE FULL FRIENDS WEB PAGE
Updated with a fresh new look, we look forward to their return and pray for their safety during these uncertain times. Don't know who they are? Check it out here or use the link in the menu at the top of this page. 

 

CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL EDITION
 For information on what we do and don't know about treating coronavirus from National Geographic click here.

 

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT
  The GLC phone system now has a pastoral emergency mailbox.
In the event of a pastoral emergency, dial the GLC phone number (419-474-6403) and select option 4. Leaving a message in this mailbox will automatically trigger a notification phone call to the person on-call. That person can then dial in to receive the message and contact the number the caller has left.
Non-emergency phone calls to this mailbox will be returned during normal business hours.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD                                                                                                                                   ITEM FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL: Combs and/or Bar Soap - Ivory Preferred 

  It is time to begin collecting items for our Operation Christmas Child Project. Our goal this year is to turn in 150 Boxes. That means that we need 150 of each of the items we place in each box.
  This project has become a tradition at Grace Lutheran Church. The members of Grace have been in partnership with Operation Christmas Child for many years. Last year, we were able to send 150 boxes to Pilgrim Church which serves as a drop-off site for local donations. In 2018, 10,623,776 shoebox gifts were sent to 112 countries and territories. 4 million shoebox recipients participated in the follow up discipleship program and more than 2 million students made decisions for Christ. Every box that we pack is an opportunity for church partners to tell a boy or girl about Jesus.
  Here at Grace, each month we ask for a different item. In March we are collecting toothbrushes. For a look at the complete donation schedule visit our "Being God's Grace" page. While you're there, check out some other ways you can help or be helped by this place called "Grace".
  You may drop off your donations at any time. There is a box in the Outreach Room next to the Sacristy we use for
donations with the OCC label. Thank you to everyone who has supported this opportunity over the years and we hope you will continue to support it this year. If you would like to be a part of this project or you have questions, please see Linda Mason.

 

 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!

   

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.

 

UPCOMING DATES OF NOTE  

  September 13   Grace Lutheran’s 120th Anniversary  

 FACILITY USE AND RENTAL
 It is the policy of GLC that all requests to use the church building areas or rooms be in writing.  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 

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Contact us for more information:

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.