Newsletters

November 27, 2022 Newsletter

  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Operation Christmas Child Once again OCC was a success at Grace Lutheran Church. With everyone’s help, we...

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November 20, 2022 Newsletter

  Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. ~Matthew 6:10    Pastor’s Thoughts: Deficit. No one likes to read this word or think about its implications; not in our personal lives, not with regard to our national economy, and not...

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November 13, 2022 Newsletter

  For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16    Pastor’s Thoughts:  As I write this,  some  have already voted on the 8 November midterm elections. Some...

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November 6, 2022 Newsletter

They are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. ~Romans 3:24Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this weekend, or you will be early to church!Pancake Breakfast - November 13th between services! The youth group is...

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October 30, 2022

  Happy are they who dwell in your house! They will always be praising you. ~Psalm 84:4    Pastor’s Thoughts: It is a tough time to be the Church, isn’t it? People have shifted their general focus and energy to other things; to work, to sports, to...

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October 23, 2022 Newsletter

  Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. ~Psalm 143:10    Pastor’s Thoughts: Fall is not my favorite season. Even though the trees are beautiful as they change colors, the falling of the leaves makes...

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October 16, 2022 Newsletter

  The Lord will watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time forth forevermore. ~Psalm 121:8    Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  October Blood Drive!!  It was a marvelous day! We had a great team of people from the Red Cross! A Big...

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October 9, 2022 Newsletter

  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,                             in everything give thanks;                                           for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18    Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  ...

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October 2, 2022 Newsletter

  By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,                      kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and                                                         self-control. There is no law against such things. ~Galatians...

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September 25, 2022 Newsletter

  I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. ~Psalm 146:2        Early morning sunrise at Grace. Thank you, God, for your gift of each day. There is so much beauty in the world if we just...

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September 18, 2022 Newsletter

  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.              ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18    Bless the world: Be God's Grace!  Sunday, October 30 10:30 a.m. Reformation...

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September 11, 2022 Newsletter

  Create in me a clean heart, O God,                                                  and renew a right spirit within me.                                                                              ~Psalm 51:10  Ready...Set...Rally Day, September 11 is the...

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September 4, 2022 Newsletter

Bless the World: Be God's Grace!  Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering,                                                  persevere in prayer.                                                                              ~Romans 12:12  Sharing your...

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August 28, 2022 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord                                    And have great delight in God’s commandments!                                                                                            ~Psalm 112:1    Pastor’s Thoughts:...

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August 21, 2022 Newsletter

  Bless the Lord, O my soul,                                     and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name.                                                                                            ~Psalm 103:1    One Sunday service only until...

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August 14, 2022 Newsletter

  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,                         and with all your soul, and with all your mind.                                                                       ~Matthew 22:37    Pastor’s Thoughts: As many of you...

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August 7, 2022 Newsletter

  Let your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,                                            even as we place our hope in you.                                                                                             ~Psalm 33:22  Ragtime Rick   Outdoor...

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July 31, 2022 Newsletter

  Rejoice in the Lord always; Again I will say, Rejoice. ~Philippians 4:4  Thank you!! Thank you to our Grace family for supporting this year's Spark Studio Vacation   Bible School program. Your support of the Poinsettia and Easter Lily sales  continues to...

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July 24, 2022 Newsletter

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart ~Psalm 138:1a     Sunday, July 17 we helped Pastor Brenda celebrate the 26th anniversary of her ordination. We are so blessed to have her as our Pastor!   Thank you to all who helped me celebrate my...

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July 17, 2022 Newsletter

  This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~Psalm 118.24  Pastor’s Thoughts: Worship is central to the life of a community of faith. When we gather to pray, to sing, to receive mercy and forgiveness, to join in fellowship, to hear...

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July 10, 2022 Newsletter

  Show me your ways, O Lord,                                                       and teach me your paths.                                                                                           ~Psalm 25:4  This Sunday! July 10 Outdoor Contemporary...

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July 3, 2022 Newsletter

  Be joyful in God, all you lands; be joyful, all the earth. ~Psalm 66:1     Behind the scenes at Grace….by Gretchen Please remember to use the “What’s In It?” forms located in both kitchens. We have several Grace family members that have food allergies...

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June 26, 2022 Newsletter

  The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, Generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. ~Galatians 5:22-23    Grace Full Friends is a ministry designed to share the love of Christ...

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June 19, 2022 Newsletter

  Bless the world Be God’s Grace!    Grace Full Friends is a ministry designed to share the love of Christ with adults who are developmentally disabled—a 90-minute event, open to all. Included are the following: Welcome, Lesson, Prayer, Singing, Crafts,...

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June 12, 2022 Newsletter

  And hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.                                                                              ~Romans 5:5    Pastor Brenda’s...

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June 5, 2022 Newsletter

  I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;                                                  I will praise my God while I have my being.                                                                              ~Psalm 104:33    Let Us Pray………… As...

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May 29, 2022 Newsletter

  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, Will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus ~Philippians 4:7     Pastor Brenda’s first Sunday with us at Grace. We are blessed!   Fellowship Time Thank you to all who help!      ...

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May 22, 2022 Newsletter

  May God give us blessing, and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe. ~Psalm 67:7    Welcome Pastor Brenda! Pastor Brenda’s contact information Grace: 419.474.6403 ext. 2 Email: pastorbren70@gmail.com  Behind the scenes at Grace…… by Gretchen...

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May 15, 2022 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights. ~Psalm 148:1  Reminder Congregational Meeting This Sunday May 15, 2022 10:45 am Between Services      David O’Brien has been commissioned Synodically Authorized...

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May 8, 2022 Newsletter

  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me                                    all the days of my life, and I will dwell in                                                         the house of the Lord forever.               ~Psalm 23:6    For a lovely...

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May 1, 2022 Newsletter

  Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. ~Psalm 30:12   Ruth Circle will be holding a Bake Sale on Election Day May 3rd during polling hours. We are in need of homemade baked goods of any type. They...

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April 24, 2022 Newsletter

  Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good; God’s mercy endures forever. ~Psalm 118:29   Congregational Meeting 10:45 Sunday April 24, 2022 in Brenner Hall Just a reminder that we will have a special congregational meeting between services on Sunday...

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April 17, 2022 Newsletter

      Mid-week services to begin. Vicar Dave O'Brien will begin to hold mid-week services starting on 4/20/22 at 7:00 PM in the chapel. If you have a schedule conflict that doesn't allow you to attend Church on Sunday, or if you just want to come and commune with us,...

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April 10, 2022 Newsletter

  Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! ~Luke 19:38   This Sunday April 10, Pastor Brenda Peconge will be here to be introduced to the congregation as part of our Call Process. The Call Committee is recommending her as being well qualified...

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April 3, 2022 Newsletter

  The Lord has done great things for us, And we are glad indeed. ~Psalm 126:3    Worship at Oakleaf Village Beginning on April 21 Grace will offer a Christian Worship  service at Oakleaf Village Living Community on Holland-Sylvania Road. The service...

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March 27, 2022 Newsletter

  Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; Shout for joy, all who are true of heart. ~Psalm 32:11  Easter Flower Sale!  There are forms in the back of the sanctuary, the back of the chapel and outside the church office. Lilies, tulips or...

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March 20, 2022 Newsletter

  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11   Easter Flower Sale!  There are forms in the back of the sanctuary, the back of the chapel and...

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March13, 2022 Newsletter

  Wait for the Lord and be strong. Take heart and wait for the Lord! ~Psalm 27:14  Did you see Bob Haaf’s piece in last week’s newsletter?  I thought it was pretty good.  He asks a couple of questions: first, “Is it enough just to believe in God, or in...

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March 6, 2022 Newsletter

  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.                                                                ~Matthew 6:21     Believing or Trusting? Bob Haaf In a recent conversation, Pastor Steve Bull asked whether trusting might be...

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February 27, 2022 Newsletter

  Proclaim the greatness of the Lord And worship upon God’s holy hill; For the Lord our God is the Holy One. ~Psalm 99:9  Comings and Goings at Grace   by David Charvat This week we are saying goodbye to Joe Zawierucha our church custodian for the past 14...

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February 20, 2022 Newsletter

  Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Ephesians 5:19-20  Come, now is the time to worship.Come, now is the time to give your heart.Come, just as you are,...

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February 13, 2022 Newsletter

  Be a hand that reaches out.                                                  Be a smile for those who have no reason to smile.                                                                Be a light for those who live in darkness.    What Got Left...

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February 6, 2022 Newsletter

  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6...

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January 30, 2022 Newsletter

  And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:13  One service only January 30, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. in the chapel Combined traditional and contemporary  Food for Toledo Updateby Mary Schneider For...

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January 23, 2022 Newsletter

  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. ~Psalm 19:14      The Congregational meeting scheduled for January 30 has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later...

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January 16, 2022 Newsletter

  Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. ~1 Peter 5:7  It’s a 2022 and new year! That means it’s time for you to schedule your group and committee meetings so we can properly reserve the rooms and get the meetings on the calendar.  You can...

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January 9, 2022 Newsletter

  O Lord, give strength to your people; give them, O Lord, the blessings of peace. ~Psalm 29:11   Final 2021 Update for Food for Toledoby Mary Schneider Drum roll please! The final amount of food collected for the Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s food...

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January 2, 2021 Newsletter

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~John 1:1     Church office is closed New Year’s Eve Happy and Blessed New Year!  Update on Advent Piglet Campaign It is with great happiness that the Outreach...

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December 26, 2021 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights. ~Psalm 148:1     Church office is closed Christmas Eve December 26th - No Fellowship Hour  Three Wednesdays this Advent, we celebrated waiting and preparing for Christ’s...

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December 19, 2021 Newsletter

  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God my Savior ~Luke 1:46b - 47   Worship Opportunities at Grace December 19  9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – Fourth Sunday of AdventDecember 20 11:00 a.m. – Monday Gathering/LunchDecember 21 ...

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