Because you have made the Lord your refuge,

And the Most High your habitation….

~Psalm 91:9

Bake Sale and RADA cutlery sale

Election Day is November 2, 2021 and Ruth Circle will be having a bake sale, also selling RADA cutlery along with craft items for Fellowship Fair. We need donations of baked goods. They can be brought to church on Sunday Oct 31 and dropped off in the Brenner Hall kitchen marked for the bake sale. They can also be brought on Monday Nov 1 until 4p. Thank you in advance for your help. Money from our sales go to purchase items like the Christ in Our Homes magazines and various outreach programs.


Grace Zoom Bible Study—Wisdom Literature: Job

Saturday, October 16, 2:00-3:00 pm

The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth. Satan answered. You have blessed the work of his hands….But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will curse you to your face. The Lord said to Satan, Very well, all that he has is in your power….

Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. Job said: Let the day perish in which I was born.

The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding, surely you know!

Then Job answered the Lord: I know that you can do all things, and that no  purpose of yours can be thwarted.

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Youth Group Soup Sale

October 31, 2021

10:30 – 1:00

We are having a soup sale to support our trip to Minneapolis for the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in July of 2022. We will offer chicken noodle and vegetable soup and chicken chili. The cost is $10 for two servings of soup, crackers and dessert. Please respond if you would like to pre order and pick up on Halloween!

Contact Debbie Fallon, Wendy McCall or call the church office with your order.


Please join us for Fellowship Hour during the month of October.

Thank you to the following people for signing up to hostess!

October 3rd- Brenda Holderman and Janet/Callie Moore

October 10th- Jan Dustman and Karlene Jaquillard

October 17th-Gretchen Hiatt and Nancy Lockard

October 24th- The Contemporary Team

October 31st- Mary Schneider and Gretchen Hiatt


Behind the scenes at Grace….by Gretchen
  1. It is definitely fall with the leaves flying down and still loads of acorns on the ground. Supposedly if a tree or plant is stressed it over produces and with this dry hot summer it may be why we have a load of acorns. It is also really dark at 7:00 am now …
  2. This is old new, but we held a very successful get together for the Fall Synod meeting on Friday, September 25. Four members including Pastor Chris from Glenwood joined us for pizza and to watch the Synod Meeting. Thanks to all who came from our congregation! It was really great to watch using the large TV (alias Loving Monster) vs a small computer screen.
  3. Don’t forget our Ketchup Group – next meeting is Monday October 25 and the program has to do with buildings, green trees and Toledo! We meet at 11:00 am for a devotion, program and of course treats.
  4. Thanks to all who have provided more blankets and coats for Tent City!
  5. The bins for Feed Your Neighbor, Christmas Child and Personnel Needs will be moving back to their home in the Giving Grace Room across from Classroom 3.
  6. Remember: Grace is not the building but the people of Grace moving forward in a positive way!


October 22-24 is a weekend where Grace reaches out into the Community!

That is Tent City in downtown Toledo. This is a weekend where people sleep in their tents to have the opportunity to experience what it is like to live on the street. Tent City was cancelled last year due to Covid. We had collected over 50 blankets last year and even though there was no Tent City held we delivered the blankets to one of the organizations that help the people living on the street. This year we will be able to deliver what we have collected to Tent City. Ottawa Hills Cemetery donated 4 boxes full of jackets /coats which will be taken down. We have collected approximately 15 blankets and a number of jackets. If you have blankets or coats you would like to donate, please bring them to church and or let Gretchen know (call the church office). We will be collecting for this year until   Friday October 22 at 12:00 noon. We will continue to collect blankets and jackets after this date for next year.

Thank you to Grace for reaching out to help others as God’s mission!


Another kind of workout? 

We have all heard about working out to strengthen our bodies and keep our minds sharp!

How about an eye workout! This can help with tired eyes which many people have using the computer or looking at their phone for long periods of time.

Ready set start!

  1. Blink – this helps to clean eyes by moving debris out of the eye. Blinking helps produce tears which moisten the eye. The rule is to look 20 feet away from your computer or even your phone every 20 minutes for 20 seconds.
  2. Yawn – believe it or not this can increase the number of tears and moistens the eye.
  3. Distance – make sure not to sit too close to computer – about 18-25 inches and have computer placed so you look slightly down and not up.
  4. Eye drops – over the counter drops that are artificial tears can help moisten the eye. Even humidifying the air will help. Warm compresses applied to your eyes can help.
  5. Look around – close your eyes and look in all direction – up, down, left and right.
  6. Change your focus – look at something up close like a finger and then change and look beyond the finger and then back to the finger. Not only focusing on something close and distant try going for a point in between. Repeat this x 3.
  7. Do figure eights – picture a large number 8 lying on its side about 10 feet ahead of you. Slowly trace the number with your eyes.


Don’t forget to get your Flu Shot!!!!
Safety and self – defense!

Our Monday October 10th Ketchup group had a great program presented by Jack Doubt a self defense guru and Black Belt. He showed us how to defend ourselves with a cane or a stick (think your outside and a broom or rake). Cane – fu is quite interesting.

Did you know that if you use a cane and are defending yourself that you use the stick end as the weapon not the hook? Reason – the attacker can pull on the hook and take it right out of your hand!

Did you know that when defending yourself you stand sideways! Reason – if you face forward there is a lot more area for the attacker to hit you and injure you.

Did you know that if you are not able to hit the attacker on the top of the forehead (which is a good place) aim for the thumb!  Reason – hitting the thumb causes  serious pain (think of slamming your finger in the car door or hitting it with a hammer) and distracts the attacker.

Did you know that if you do not have a stick or cane that keys can be a weapon? Hold the keys in between your fingers with the sharp end out. Walking to your car always have your keys ready.

True – False – If someone is trying to rob you fight them off? False – give them the money – your life is more valuable than the money.

If you suspect someone do not be afraid to hit your panic alarm on the car or if you carry a whistle, go ahead and blow it. Once attention is drawn to you the attacker will more than likely take off.

When walking look like you know exactly where and what you are doing. Head up, chest out – look like you mean business.  A person who looks timid can be more of a target.

Carrying keys, important cards and money in your pocket can be safer than a purse.