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BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO MINISTRIES OF ACOLYTING AND CROSS BEARING

The Acolyte Training/Refresher is rescheduled for 9:00am Saturday, January 26.
  Who may Acolyte? Who may carry the cross? Anyone with a heart to
answer God’s call to serve Him into providing the gift of worship. There are no
upper age guidelines or, necessarily, any lower age guidelines. Guidelines are a decision
as to whether or not a person has the capacity to light candles safely, to carry
the cross safely, to demonstrate a willingness to step-in for other duties that may
arise, and to be an example of managing oneself in a serving way that includes leading
in offering the gifts of quiet, calm, attentiveness, and respectfulness. Of course
we are willing to help coach and guide toward maturity in such things.
  Have you served as an acolyte or cross-bearer in the past and are willing to continue
in that ministry? Please contact the Grace Office. There is hope that Grace might offer
to her servants the gift of a schedule.
  Would you like to attend, or bring a younger person to attend, an acolyte
training? 

      Please contact the Church Office to register, or Pastor Al for questions.

 

PERSONAL NEEDS 
  We would like to ask the congregation for donations of laundry soap and toilet paper for the rest of January. All items can be purchased at any dollar store. Thank you.

 

 CHRISTIAN ED FOR THINKERS
  In-house in January, during the Christian Ed for Thinkers gathering on Sundays at 8:15am, there will be a discussion in the Theater Room. Using material from https://thebibleproject.com, we’ll start some thinking toward the above questions. Yes, such deep stuff is a lot to think about . . . but, together if you choose to, there is a year to think on such things . . . and lots of sisters and brothers around to do so with.

 

2019 IN NWO - THE YEAR OF SCRIPTURE

Here's a thought: Resolving for the new year to make yourself open to the depths of God.

How?

Read Scripture - the whole bible in a year.

How?

Join Lutherans across Northwestern Ohio in a 3-fold focus
  1. Bible Reading
  2. Bible Reflection
  3. Bible Study

How?

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/
  • Small Group Focus
  • 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)

 

 

  

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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.

 

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

  Please check your Kroger receipts to see if GLC is getting credit for your purchases through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Kroger Community Rewards are in addition to your regular Kroger Rewards and will benefit your Grace Community. You can click here to register online or to check your account.
Contact Cindi Charles if you have any questions about this program.

 

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.