Newsletters

April 23, 2023 Newsletter

  I love the Lord, who has heard my voice, And listened to my supplication.. ~Psalm 116:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: Yesterday in worship we heard the story of Thomas, the disciple who has come to be known as “Doubting Thomas.” As you may recall, Thomas was not...

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April 16, 2023 Newsletter

You have made known to me the ways of life; You make me full of gladness with your presence. Acts 2:28      Pastor’s Thoughts: Walk into a coffee shop, and you are likely to hear people asking for such things as a “Double shot, half caf, skinny, grande...

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April 9, 2023 Newsletter

  Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good;                                         God’s mercy endures forever.                                                                              Psalm 118:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: If you are at all like me, you...

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April 2, 2023 Newsletter

  and every tongue should confess                         that Jesus Christ is Lord,                                     to the glory of God the Father.                                                                ~Philippians 2:11  Attention Sunday School...

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March 26, 2023

  I wait for you, O Lord; my soul waits;  in your word is my hope.                           Psalm 130:5  Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  Friday April 7th - Easter Sunday - Prayer Vigil.  We ask you to join Pastor Brenda and the Grace Prayer Team for...

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March 19, 2023 Newsletter

  The Lord is my shepherd;  I shall not be in want. ~Psalm 23:1  Doris has been a lifelong Toledo resident and Lutheran. Formerly, a member of St. Lucas Church where she married Glenn Stone. They moved to Sylvania and that is when they joined Grace over 60...

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March 12, 2023 Newsletter

  Come, let us sing to the Lord;let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. ~Psalm 95:1  We are taking orders for Lily plants, Daffodils and Tulips now through April 2. The sale is sponsored by the  Christian Education Committee. Each plant costs $12....

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March 5, 2023 Newsletter

                                       I lift up my eyes to the hills;                                                   from where is my help to come?                                                                    My help comes from the Lord,               ...

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February 26, 2023 Newsletter

  Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; shout for joy, all who are true of heart. ~Psalm 32:11    Pastor’s Thoughts: I had a lousy day recently. Perhaps you have had similar days … I had a more restless night than usual after a couple tough...

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February 19, 2023 Newsletter

  Happy are all who take refuge in God!  ~Psalm 2:12b  Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  Pastor’s Thoughts: “The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.”—John 1:9 It has always struck me as rather ironic that in the “bleak...

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February 12, 2023 Newsletter

  Be still, and know that I am God! ~Psalm 46:10    Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  Pastor’s Thoughts: It is nearly 14 February—St. Valentine’s Day. Love, as they say, is in the air. Do you know how it feels to love and be loved? Have you...

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February 5, 2023 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord And have great delight in God’s commandments! ~Psalm 112:1    Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  Pastor’s Thoughts: This past week, we heard about mass shootings in Iowa and in California. We also heard...

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January 29, 2023 Newsletter

  Blessed are the peacemakers, For they will be called children of God. ~Matthew 5:9    Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!   This Sunday January 29, 2023 One service only 10:30 Followed by a potluck And annual Meeting in Brenner Hall (Attention...

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January 22, 2023 Newsletter

  My heart speaks your message - “Seek my face.” Your face, O Lord, I will seek. ~Psalm 27:8  Bless the world: Be God’s Grace!  Adult Class Sundays (starting January 15) at 8:15 a.m. or Wednesdays (starting January 18) at 6:00 p.m. We will be talking...

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January 15, 2023 Newsletter

  Happy are they who trust in the Lord! ~Psalm 40:4a    The final total is in!  Grace members donated approximately 3153 pounds of food this year to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church food pantry through Grace's Food for Toledo program. The...

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January 8, 2023 Newsletter

  O Lord, give strength to your people; give them, O Lord, the blessings of peace. ~Psalm 29:11  Pastor’s Thoughts: About this time every year, someone asks me what my New Year’s resolution is. The truth is, I do not make resolutions; I never have. Not that...

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January 1, 2023 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise God in the heights.   ~Psalm 148:1        Sunday January 1 - one service only at 9:30 The church office will be closed Monday January 2, 2023  What goes up, must come down...... The beautiful...

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December 25, 2022 Newsletter

  And the Word became flesh and lived among us,                                    and we have seen his glory,                                                  the glory as of a father’s only son,                                                               ...

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December 18, 2022 Newsletter

  Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,                              and they shall name him Emmanuel,                                                 which means, “God is with us.”                                                                      ...

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December 11, 2022 Newsletter

  Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord ~James 5:7  Advent Study - Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Come join us! On Mondays during Advent, join Grace members for an Advent study. The study covers the Psalm that is a part of each week's...

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December 4, 2022 Newsletter

  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13    Behind the scenes at Grace….. The church was hopping this last Wednesday evening with a wonderful...

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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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