I will sing of your steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music. Ps 101:1 RSV

                                                                    Worship Service
May 19, 2024
Pastor Phil Hohulin
Seventh Sunday In Easter
What is the NALC?
NALC Newsletter
March 2024
            Newsletter Highlights
NALC Hits 500 Congregation Milestone
The North American Lutheran Church reached the milestone of 500 congregations in March. It had only 17 charter congregations when it was constituted in August of 2010.  The church has experienced steady growth since then. Congregations from other church bodies regularly contact the NALC office about the possibility of joining the NALC.
Slovak Evangelistic Center
Update from Slavomir Slavik NALC Global Worker. “One of our outreaches is our annual mission conference, a gathering of 500 to 700 people and leaders for three days.  Generations come together for listening to God’s Word, praying, worshiping, smiling, and crying”
Youth Gathering — We Belong
NALC Continental Youth Gathering (CYG) on July 1-4 at St. John Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas for youth grades 6-12.  Youth will be engaging in several mission projects within the Boerne community and packing kits for disaster relief.  Fun night spots, a true Texas rodeo, and all of the fellowship of gathering with Lutheran teens from across the continent.
Low Anthropology
Canadian Rockies Conference
The event was held April 9-11 at the Conference Center in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.  Featured speaker was David Zahl, the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird website.   The theme of the conference came from the title of Zahl’s recent book that explores how our ideas about human nature influence our expectations in friendships, work, marriage, and politics.
When Does Life Begin?
Article by M. Roy Schwarz, M.D.  The American heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition defines “life” as “the property or qualify that distinguishes living organisms from the dead or inanimate matter …”

Grace Church Council met Monday, April 15, 2024.

Council reviewed and approved the Worship Continuity Policy which states that it is the intent of Grace Lutheran Church to maintain continuity of in-person worship services and the activities that support and sustain our worship, despite internal and external disruptions.  The worship and music, Christian education, and Administration and Finance Teams will each develop a continuity plan to assure continuation of service. 
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.
Friday May 17, 2024
The Friendship team has arranged for a group of 50+ for this outing to a dinner and a play.
La Comedia Dinner Theater

for the Production of:

“The Church Basement Ladies Plowin’ Thru”

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Grace is located at
410 East Pease Avenue
West Carrollton, Ohio
Map Link
Note:  Live Stream becomes available two (2) minutes before the worship begins
Sermon title this week is from The Seven Deadly Sins:                            Gluttony vs. Temparence
Theme: In this sermon we explore Jesus’ teaching about worry;  “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”  Matthew 6: 31 & 32

See you Sunday!

Grace & Peace

Pastor Phil Hohulin

Feeling led to “officially” make
Grace your spiritual home?

Uniting in membership strengthens your bond to this community of faith and publicly affirms your commitment to use your spiritual gifts to enhance the ministry and witness of this local expression of God’s Kingdom.

There will be an informational meeting in the adult Sunday school room on June 2 for those interested in joining. We will receive new members on Sunday June 9th.  If you are considering uniting in membership with us, please contact Pastor Phil through the church office at 937-859-.3941.

Honoring our 2024 Grace Family Graduates on Sunday the Day of Pentecost!

Avery Hall, granddaughter of Donna Tucker Graduated from Mason High School, accepted at University of Cincinnati in the College of Nursing.

Jackson Tucker, grandson of Donna Tucker Graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Brianna Ralston, granddaughter Jerry and Jenny Kantzer graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering.

Natalie Clara Ravlin, granddaughter of Lea Ravlin, Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Women’s University.

Thomas Gary Ravlin, grandson of Lea Ravlin Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Wright State University.


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.


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.


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 aweekly event at Grace each Sunday after worship.