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 current worship schedule is as follows:
Sunday worship: Every Sunday, at 10:30 AM
Drive-Up Worship: Grace has returned to inside worship but also transmits to the parking lot for those wishing to worship in their cars. 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 can 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: Grace has returned to inside worship. We are meeting in the Sanctuary and sharing communion every Sunday.
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 next worship service at Grace will be a regular Sunday worship on December 5th. The service will be indoors in the Grace Sanctuary, starting at 10:30 AM. For those not comfortable coming inside the service will be available in the parking lot tuning your car radios to 94.1 FM. All Sunday worship services include communion. Everyone is Welcome.
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 Chicken BBQ fundraiser. The proceeds were designated for Hospice of Northwest Ohio with Thrivent matching the amount.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Second Sunday of Advent
Malachi 3: 1-4
Psalm Luke 1: 68-79
Philippians 1: 3-11
Luke 3: 1-6
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