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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 Congregational Meeting and presentation of the 2020 Grace Annual Report is on Sunday, the 24th of January. Grace will have four Sunday worship services in February with communion being served on the 7th and 21st of February, as well as on Ash Wednesday, the 17th. Lenten Mid-Week Services will be held on 24 February and 3, 10, 17 and 24 March. Palm Sunday is the 28th of March. There will be Holy Week services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter (4 April).
Grace's Lenten Special Offering project for 2021 will be the ELCA Good Gifts Fruit-Tree Farm. Donations of $150 can support one fruit-tree farm. The goal is to raise at least $900 to fund at least six fruit-tree farms through this special Lenten benevolence. Lenten offerings may be provided any time during Lent with checks or cash donations marked for this purpose.
We invite you to join our mailing list by "Subscribing for Updates." You will receive emails each week with Weekly Message newsletters. This is the best way to obtain updated information about the Latest News, Upcoming Events and Benevolence projects at Grace.
This Week's Worship Service
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Third Sunday after Epiphany
This Week’s Scripture Readings:
Jonah 3: 1-5,10
Psalm 62: 5-12
1 Corinthians 7: 29-31
Mark 1: 14-20