Here’s an update on what’s happening at Grace in the days ahead…worship, service, study and fellowship. We invite you to be a part of God’s mission in this place.

This week at Grace...

Sunday, 3/12/2017            Second Sunday of Lent

         9:00am - Worship

         10:15am - Sunday School for all ages


Monday, 3/13

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†5:30pm‚Äď Lutheran Ministries of Mercy Annual

         Meeting @ Hilton Gardens


Tuesday, 3/14


         10:00am -Elmore Senior Center

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†10:30am‚Äď Grief Support

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†6:00pm‚Äď Witness & Mission

         7:00 pm -  Chancel Choir


Wednesday, 3/15

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†6:00pm‚Äď Soup/bread Supper

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†6:30pm‚Äď Bible Study

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†6:45pm‚Äď Children‚Äôs Choir

         7:30pm- Evening Lenten Service


Thursday, 3/16

         10:00am -Elmore Senior Center

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†7:00pm‚Äď Board of Property


Friday, 3/17



Sunday, 3/19    Third Sunday of Lent

         Third Sunday of Lent

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†8:00am‚Äď Prayer Team

         9:00am - Worship

         10:15 am - Sunday School for all ages


Serving in Worship…

March 19... Neil/Chris Sabo, Brad Timbrook, Joan Eckermann, Deacons; Michelle Timbrook, Lector; Hannah Timbrook, Acolyte;  Vera Hille, Communion Bread; Jayne Klett,  Communion Minister

March 26...Chris Marquardt, Randy Jacobs, Mark/Jen Haar, Deacons; Dave Wietelman, Lector; Heather Ladd, Acolyte;  Connie Wolfe,  Communion Bread; Jean Weng, Communion Minister

Altar  Guild workers for March are:  Rachel Stewart, Linda Stewart, Connie Wolfe..   If you would like to be part of the Altar Guild, please see Jean Weng.

 Pastoral Care… In the event of a need for pastoral support or care, please contact

 Pr. Mark Wentz at  419-345-4152  or email at  

Frank Raeske at 419-215-5378 or email at FRaeske@GMail.Com.

Activities This Week…


Food Pantry:    The March Food Pantry item:  Instant Mashed Potatoes 13 oz. box

Wednesday’s at Grace

We come together to begin our Lenten journey every Wednesday evening. Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday.  The 7:00pm service will include ashes and communion.  The following  Wednesday’s will begin with a  simple soup and bread potluck  held at 6:00pm followed by an intergenerational study at 6:30pm, children’s choir at 6:45pm and worship with Holy Communion at 7:30pm.

The¬† Bible Study is ‚ÄúHe Chose the Nails‚ÄĚ by Max Lucado.

Come join us in fellowship and worship during this Lenten  season.


 Scholarship Committee

 The Scholarship committee is appointed by the Vice President after the first of the year and consists of 3 to 5 people.. Any senior in high school can apply.  After the applications are turned in the group will review and then schedule  each applicant for an interview. As part of the interview,  they are asked their goals and what they want for their  future.

Each applicant will be notified and the scholarship will be awarded  around the time of graduation. So if you are called  and asked to serve on the committee,  please say yes,  it is a way to get to know the youth of the congregation.

Pocket Prayer Quilts..

are available in the container in the Narthex so you can easily pickup one and be reminded of what Christ has done for you.  Take  one to share with someone this week so they too can know what Christ has done for them.  They are supplied by The Piecemakers of Grace.

God's Global Barnyard -

 Our Witness and Mission  project for Lent is to support the ELCA barnyard project.  Your donation will help furnish animals, tools, and seed to families that need a hand up.  Pray daily, as you add your donation, that your gift will be received and shared.

Make a decision as to how you wish your donation to be used and circle that picture on the barn.  The barns will be collected on April 23rd.


Volunteers Needed:

Please consider volunteering to be a worship worker, communion bread baker, lector, communion minister, acolyte, or altar guild

worker.  The sign-up sheets are on the tables in the narthex or leave a note in the church office.  Please consider one of these tasks to serve our Lord.



The quilt making is nearing completion.   We are asking for donations of money to help Lutheran World Relief ship the quilts to needy families all over the world later this year.  There is a can in the Narthex for the donations.    If you have any questions, please see Nancy Pries.  


Campbell Soup Labels...

Attention savers of Campbell's labels:  The  labels marked for Education is coming to an end.  They quit putting the labels on their products beginning August 1, 2016.  However the date they will stop accepting the labels will be determined by when the final product now showing the label receives it's new label without the special feature.  Remove the code from the label and turn them in as soon as possible to take advantage of the program before it concludes.



The Board of Congregational Life is planning a trip to see the movie, ‚ÄúThe Shack‚ÄĚ on Sunday, March 19th at 12:30pm at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw.

There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex with further details.  We will carpool from church, please indicate if you are interested in going.  If you can drive, please indicate how many extra passengers you can take.


  Future Events:


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577 Foundation News

Add to your calendar The 577 Foundation Prayer Retreat on Saturday, March 25th at  The Manor House at 577 East Front Street, Perrysburg .  The retreat is from 9:00- 3:00.  If you would like more information, please see Pastor Mark.


¬†A Benefit Square Dance and Silent Auction is being held¬† at Ole Zim‚Äôs Wagon Shed to help with the medical expenses of PEGGY AVERS.¬† It is planned for¬†April 7th¬†at 7:oo pm with music from 8:00‚ÄĒ12:00 am.¬† Tickets are available¬† for $20.00 by calling 419-665-2577.¬† All proceeds will be used for Peggie‚Äôs recovery.

Tickets for the benefit square dance and silent auction  will also be  available before  and after church and in  the church office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For more information check the flyer on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hallway and the Narthex. 

 Thrivent Choice Dollar recipients - Reminder - Go online to or phone Thrivent and direct your Choice dollars to Grace or one of the other eligible local or national organizations.  Funds you do not direct will be returned to Thrivent.  A list of organizations is posted in the narthex.  As a donor your input on how your donation is used is requested.  Contact John Heminger or Nancy Pries with your ideas.