Word Alone. Faith Alone. Grace Alone.

 
Worship Service
December 4, 2022
Pastor Phil Hohulin
 
 

Close of Day Wednesday Evening

 
 

Christmas Party is set for Friday, December 16th, at 6:30pm.  We will resume reading Mere Christianity in January.  For more information, contact Aaron at 724.322.2449.


Members of the Under Somethings Bible Study ran in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.  We placed first in our division: Lutheran Bible Studies Who Have Been Meeting for Less Than Two Years. 

CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity is our discussion springboard.  Join us by contacting Aaron at:

 
 
 
DEVOTIONAL
 
 
 
What is the NALC?
North American Lutheran Church
 
VIDEO ARCHIVES
 
A Kid’s Moment Each Sunday During Worship
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Join us after worship.  Greet old friends and meet new ones.
 
At the end of September members of Grace completed A Matter of Balance Class presented by Goodwill Easterseals of Miami Valley. In a series of two hour classes the participants developed strategies to manage falls. The class was beneficial for all seniors planning to maintain independence in daily living and recommended by members of the class. If you are interested in a future class contact the Grace office (937) 859-394.
 
 
 
     NALC VISION
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Its all about Life-to-Life
We are to cultivate opportunities to teach others all that our Lord has commanded—to pass on the gospel witness of the apostles.  Do we have confidence that we can do it?  Jesus thought so, or He would not have gathered us together and put is here where we are.  He would not have called us as he has.
 

Learn more abLout NALC’s Life-to-Life

And catch this Life-to-Life teaser video

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church       

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Grace is a fellowship of worshiping disciples centered on the Word of God. The church is located at 410 E. Pease Avenue, West Carrollton, OH.
 
A place to call home.

If you wish to visit with our Pastor Phil Hohulin, please phone our Administrative Assistant Brenda Crawford at 937-859-3941 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Worship Service
December 4,
 2022

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Phil’s message for this coming Sunday continues with the theme, “Found in the Light: Part II – Faith” inspired by the practice of lighting a candle each Sunday in Advent, this sermon series represents key aspects of the gift of salvation to be found in the light of Christ: Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace, and Love.  This week’s Gospel is found in Luke 12 beginning at Verse 22 … and in 29: “What I’m trying to do here is get you to relax,
not be so preoccupied with getting so you can respond to God’s giving …” 
See you Sunday
Upcoming events

 

The Grace Benevolence Team reminds us all that the Giving Tree “Adopt a Family” gifts are due at the church this Sunday, December 4 to prepare them for delivery to the Miami Valley Women’s Center in time for their Christmas functions.
 
And all are welcome to join us in planning for and organizing our next community outreach projects.  Our December team gathering is on Thursday afternoon the 8th at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall … and don’t forget to bring Sugar Cookie mix and cookie cutters.

 

Advent
Close of Day

Abide with us, Lord, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. Abide with us and with Your whole Church. Abide with us at the end of the day … Please join us for our Wednesday night Advent services beginning Wednesday, November 30 and running until Wednesday, December 21.   The Time is 7:00 pm.  We will hope to see you there.

November 30 Close of Day Bulletin.

 

Advent Sermon Series:  “Found in the Light” Drawing inspiration from the liturgical practice of lighting the advent candle, this sermon series presents key aspects of the gift of salvation to be found in the light of Christ: Hope, Faith, Joy, Peace, and Love. 

On Christmas Day, we “wrap up” the series considering all of the gifts of Salvation we have “unwrapped” this Advent season.

Be sure to plan on attending and bring a friend!

 
 

On Sunday December 4, Grace will celebrate December birthdays with a Pie Fest. Bakers are needed to provide pie for that day.  There is a sign-up sheet available in the Fellowship Hall to indicate your willingness to provide a pie and the type of pie. Additional note: Since Christmas and New Years is a time for family celebrations together, there will not be fellowship
following the Dec 25 or Jan 1 worship services. 

 
Children’s Choir Call
 
In order to provide all of our members opportunities to worship God and contribute to the life of our congregation, we are starting a children’s choir at Grace.
 
The choir will be led by Samee Griffiths Mood and rehearse on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:00 and will sing several times throughout the year during worship. In addition to learning the core choir music, the children will learn basic musical concepts, as well as music history, including the parts of the worship service and the church year. An informal Bible study and coffee time will be available for parents who bring their children.
 
A brief organizational meeting for the Children’s Choir will be held immediately after worship on December 4th. Bring your calendars to discuss rehearsal dates that will begin in January.  Watch for details – Samee
 
We have heard from several families already, and hope to hear from more! Our initial plan is to start the choir in January and have ten, non-consecutive rehearsals between then and Easter, with the children singing a few times during worship. We would plan to expand to more frequent rehearsals and involvement in worship in future years. We are open to suggestions about both the schedule and the structure of the children’s choir; we want to be able to maximize involvement! If you would like to be a part of this ministry at Grace, or discuss it further, please speak with her after worship or contact Samee at samee@starcitymusicstudios.com.
 
Delivering Christmas Love
Members of the Grace Benevolence Team took healology proponent Criss Jami’s advice, “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.”  So, they got together Thursday afternoon last week and handmade 22 Christmas wreaths to bring the season of love and hope to the residents at West Carrollton’s “The Laurels”, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and the Laurelwood an assisted living community.  To view their handiwork as they created the wreaths and favors, click HERE.
 
Young Leaners Sunday School Gatherings
with new and exciting lessons about the Bible and God’s love for them.
Nursery -Ages up through 3
Children’s Sunday School – Ages 4-7
Pre-Teen Ministry – Ages 8-12
All youth classes are held during church service time. The kids are released from the worship service right after the Children’s Moment.
 
 
Adult Sunday School 9:00 am:   Adult Sunday School is in full swing.   We are studying Romans with a bit of help from world-class wordsmith Max Lucado thru Thanksgiving, with an Advent Series following thru the Holidays.  We’ll then take up Esther … for a Time Such As This … in January.   Stop on your way to the Sunday School room and get coffee and Bring your Bibles!   
 
Wednesday Evening Bible Study has been suspended to make way for the Wednesday evening Advent End of Day worship services and will resume next year on Wednesday evenings beginning January 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm. 
 
 
Friday Morning Bible Study and Prayer Group is using a book by Shannon Bream, entitled “The Women of the Bible Speak” to study 16 Biblical women. The study began on Friday September 16th and meets from 9:30 am – 11 am.  This study of Biblical Women will continue through Friday, November 11th.  We meet in the Fellowship Hall at Grace.
 
 
Men’s Fellowship at Grace
is into its third year of gathering on the first and third Saturdays of each month in the church at 10:00 am to 11:30 am.  We have a great time getting to know each other, praying for each other and studying the scriptures.  Oh … and “Bill’s” donut holes are great?   If you haven’t joined us, we would love to get to know you.  We’re very informal, friendly and you would fit right in.  This month we’re continuing our study of the Book of Acts.
 
 
 
Miami Valley Women’s Center Gala.
Members of he Benevolence/Outreach Team sponsored a table at the MVWC Gala and enjoyed a great time.  Watch for a very special announcement concerning the MVWC after the first of the year.  The next Benevolence meeting is set for Thursday, November 10 at 3:00 pm to make Christmas wreaths for local health care facilities.