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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: 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


Grace's current worship schedule is as follows:


Sunday worship: Worship is held in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall during June, July, & August.

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.


Latest News
​​Upcoming Events
Grace Benevolences


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  worship on Sunday December 10, 2023. Worship and communion will be shared at 10:30 am.  The service will be  in the Sanctuary starting at 10:30 am.  Sunday School has been meeting every week for children in grades K thru 12. Classes begin at 9:30am.

  For those not comfortable coming inside, the worship service will be available in the parking lot tuning your car radios to 94.1 FM. All  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.

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Sunday December 10, 2023 at 10:30 am.

Second Sunday of Advent  

Isaiah 40: 1-11

Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13

2 Peter 3: 8-15a

Mark 1: 1-8

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