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: graceelc@gmail.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 graceelc@gmail.com

Services

Grace’s regular worship schedule is suspended during the Covid-19 emergency. The current worship schedule is as follows:

 

Sunday worship: Every Sunday, at 10:30 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 every Sunday. 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: The Grace Council will soon decide on a plan to return to worship inside the church.  Further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

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The congregation at Grace voted to extend a call to Pastor Jaci Tiell during its meeting on the 20th of June.  This call is part of a dual call relationship in which Pastor Tiell also serves as a Pastor for Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio.  The new relationship became effective on the 1st of July 2021.  The installation for both churches will take place at Bethlehem Lutheran on the 22nd of July at 6:30 PM.  An installation celebration and ice cream social will take place at Grace in conjunction with the worship service on the 25th of July.

The next worship service at Grace will be a regular Sunday worship on July 25th.  The service will be outdoors in the Grace parking lot, starting at 10:30 AM.  Everyone should tune their car radios to 94.1 FM. All Sunday worship services  include communion.  Everyone is Welcome.

The installation for Pastor Tiell to serve Grace and Bethlehem Lutheran Churches will take place at Bethlehem on the 22nd of July at 6:30 PM.

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  special offering was a noisy offering collected during worship on the 20th of June to raise funds for Veterans Matter to provide housing for homeless veterans. 

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Religious

Sunday,  July 25,  2021

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Scriptures:

  2 Kings 4: 42-44

  Psalm 145:  10-18

  Ephesians 3:  14-21

  John 6:  1-21

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