Who We Are
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Grace is a small rural-suburban congregation with friendly, welcoming members who genuinely care for each other and who, through Grace’s benevolence programs, actively care for the “least of these.”
Where We Are
19225 W. Witty Road,
Elmore Ohio 43416
Grace is located one-mile northwest of Elmore on State Highway 51, at the junction of Highway 51 and West Witty Road. Contact the church via email at: email@example.com or by phone: 419-862-3630. Entrance doors to both the sanctuary and office are handicap accessible.
Pastor Jaci Tiell
To contact the Pastor, call 419-862-3630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace’s regular worship schedule is suspended during the Covid-19 emergency. The current worship schedule is as follows:
Sunday worship: Every Sunday, at 10:00 AM
Drive-Up Worship: Worship at Grace takes place in the Grace parking lot. Services are broadcast via a short-range radio transmitter on FM 94.1. Worship guides are sent to everyone on the Grace email list before each service (if you are not on the Grace email list, you may subscribe below or on our “CONTACT US” page). Printed guides are also available before each service.
Communion: Communion is served two times per month. Worshippers receive communion in their vehicles. Worshippers may either bring their own communion elements (bread and wine) or pre-packaged communion elements are available before worship starts.
Return to In-Person Worship: No decision on when to return to worship in the Grace sanctuary has been made at this point. Drive-up worship will continue as long as the weather permits.
Drive-up worship services will continue at Grace for the foreseeable future. Several members have noted how during the covid pandemic they feel much safer in this outdoor setting, plus attendance at Grace worship services is actually up over Sunday worship attendance a year ago. The Council will continue to monitor the situation to establish a time when returning to in-sanctuary worship is safe and warranted.
The next worship service at Grace will be a regular Sunday worship on April 18th. The service will be outdoors in the Grace parking lot, starting at 10:00 AM. All Sunday worship services now include communion. A brief congregational meeting will be held after worship to consider a proposal to restore the Grace bell tower to its original working order.
At Grace, 10 percent of all offerings are dedicated to benevolences. Those funds support ELCA benevolences and world hunger as well as many local local Christian charities selected by the Church's Board of Witness and Mission. In addition to this basic benevolence commitment, Grace conducts special benevolence projects throughout the year including special appeals during Lent and Advent. The most recent 2021 Lenten special offering for ELCA Good Gifts Fruit-Tree Farms raised nearly $2,000 for a unique program that helps to address hunger in other parts of the world.
This Week's Worship Service
Sunday, April 18, 2021
3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 3: 12-19
I John 3: 1-7
Luke 24: 36b-48
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