Jesus said, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:24-25

                                                                    Worship Service
June 9, 2024
Pastor Phil Hohulin
 
 
 
 
What is the NALC?
 
NALC Newsletter
May 2024

            Newsletter Highlights

  • Nominations announced for
         positions to be elected at 2024
         Mission Convocation.
  • NALS president to step down.
  • Trip to Ethiopia and Kenya.
  • Pray for global workers.
  • Photos from recent ordinations.
  • Executive Council actions.
  • Nathan Yoder installed as director of
          Lutheran Studies at Gordon-
          Conwell Seminary.
  • NALC Disaster Response Retreat
         Center dedicated.
  • Word and Witness: NALC young
          adult inner-city mission event.
  • David Luy of NALS to speak at
          Pro-Ecclesia Conference.

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Council met on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Council President Deborah Ross completed the analysis and prepared a report on the Grace Community Conversations that were held in April. The report was presented to council and the team discussed the results and next steps. We will be following up with a congregation survey this summer to further identify and prioritize recommendations.

 
 
NALC Living Water Lutheran
Welcomes New Pastor

Rev. Andrew Prin has accepted the call to serve as pastor of NALC Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville  His first Sunday was May 19.  You are  encouraged to write him a note of encouragement and welcome him to Dayton. The address is: Rev. Andrew Prin, Living Water Lutheran Church, 667 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, OH 45459   And please pray for Rev. Prin and our brothers and sisters at Living Water as they begin this new chapter of life and ministry together.
 
 
SHP
The Grace fellowship is s
ponsoring its second Sleep In
Heavenly Peace
bed-build for the kids in our local communities.
The date for the event
is set for later this year
in September.  More
details to follow as we
get closer to the date.
 
 
Our Friendship Group announced a Dayton Dragons Game Outing on Tuesday June 11, 2024. Game time 7:00 pm – playing the Great Lakes Loons from Midland, Michigan.
 

Details

 
Pick up your tickets in the Fellowship Area on Sundays June 2 and June 9.
 
 
 
LifeWise Academy’s West Carrollton community kickoff meeting on April 11 moved the Grace membership to the midway point in creating a Likewise Academy here in West Carrollton.

A group is formed to study the feasibility of such a venture for Grace in cooperation with other West Carrollton churches and the West Carrollton School Board.

This groundbreaking education movement is for thousands of public school students to legally attend bible study classes during school hours.  For more information about LifeWise, please follow the link below.

 
 
First Thursday Event
Thanks to everyone who came by our Lifewise booth at West Carrollton’s First Thursday event June 6th. We had several great conversations with people who expressed enthusiasm when learning about Lifewise. We now have over 200 people who live, work, or worship in West Carrollton sign the community interest list. The next step is to present the program to the school superintendent. Please pray for a favorable response!
 
 
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Grace is located at
410 East Pease Avenue
West Carrollton, Ohio
937-859-3941
 
Map Link
 
 
 
Note:  Live Stream becomes available two (2) minutes before the worship begins
 
 
 
Sermon Title: Real Identity; Secure Eternity. 
Theme: Jesus proclaims his fulfillment of the first prophecy of scripture (Gen. 3:15).  In spite of all opposition, he has overcome the evil one and in so doing given us a new identity and a secure eternity.
 

See you Sunday!

Grace & Peace

Pastor Phil Hohulin
 
 


Grace Lutheran has an open opportunity for a part-time choir director.

Contact the Grace Administrative Office to  make interview appointment.  937-859-3941.

 
 
   RECEPTION     JUNE 9th
 
Patrick and Ashley Roberts
Andy and Cat Schultz

              George Stucker 
are making Grace their home church to engage with the life and fellowship at Grace and to share their discipleship and continued growth in faith.

 
Catechetical Activity During the Summer
Pastor Phil announces that catechism classes will once again meet on Wednesday afternoons this Summer from 3:30 to 5:00. Classes begin Wednesday June 19 and run through August 14.  I still need a few volunteers to serve as catechism aides during these summer classes .  Contact Pastor Phil through the church office at 937-859-3941 to see what Wednesday afternoon slots are still open.
 
 

Cynthia Michael Recognition Day
Sunday June 23

During our Fellowship Luncheon after worship, Grace members and friends will recognize the years of faithful service given to us by our former choir director, Cynthia Michael.
 
 
 
 
Before coming to Grace, Cynthia was a music teacher in the Middletown City School District
and sang with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, the Dayton Bach Society and studied
voice with the late Peggy Albrecht.  She has been
a choir member and soloist in churches her entire life and choir director at Grace since 2011. She is always enthusiastic about sacred choral music
and maintained that she feels blessed to have served the Lord along with the musicians and
choir at Grace.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship area at Grace to examine video themes from  an eight week study focusing on the late Dr. Ken Bailey’s video series “The Good Shepherd.
The series was  produced in cooperation with Trinity School for Ministry, the ACNA seminary that hosts our North  American Lutheran Series
The Good Shepherd: A Thousand Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament.
 
 
 


Late last year, for ease of reference and to honor our Lutheran heritage , the Grace council determined to name rooms with signs that hold shared meaning within the Sunday School wing of the church.  The signs are now here and posted on the doors of each room.

Luther Room (Adult Sunday School Room),
Bonhoeffer Room (Prayer Parlor),
Von Bora room (Nursery),
Muhlenberg Room (“Young Learners” – PreK – Kindergarten)
Melancthon room (Disciples – Early Elementary).

You likely recognize these names, but if you do not, click below for a brief description.

 
 

Grace Benevolence Team Actions: On Thursday, May 9th the Benevolence Team met and assembled 25 Birthday Kits for the MUM’s food pantry.  The group also made 85 Butterfly Treat Bags for the West Carrolton Fire Department. The upcoming Summer schedule was discussed concluding that there will be no meeting in June. However, they will meeting in July on Thursday, July 11th at 3:00 p.m. Address any  questions, contact Susan through the church office at (937) 859-3941.

Sharing in a fellowship luncheon is a weekly event at Grace each Sunday after worship.
 

Recommended Reading

This summer, I am recommending two books that greatly assisted me as I prepared the recently concluded sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins. The first is a popularly written and easy to digest work by Graham Tomlin titled

 

“The Seven Deadly Sins And How to Overcome Them.” Tomlin’s style is straight, to the point, and practical, yet has surprising theological depth for a book of its size (184 pages of relatively large print).

 
 
 
 
 
The second is “Glittering Vices” written by Rebecca DeYoung. DeYoung received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame and is a professor of philosophy at Calvin University. Her treatment is lengthier and decidedly more academic in tone (241 pages of relatively small print), yet full of great historical background and practical application.
 
 
 
Happy Reading! Pastor Phil