See to it that no one misses the Grace of God. Hebrews 12:15

                                                                    Worship Service
July 21, 2024
Pastor Steve Nicolai
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.

    2024 NALC Online Mission  Convocation-Sign-up!

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.

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.
For the past several months Grace Council has been in a discernment process seeking to answer the question: “How is the Spirit of God seeking to build His kingdom among us in this time and place?”  As part of this process, several members participated in our recent series of Community Conversations.  As a follow-up to those sessions, we are seeking input from all our members to participate even further.  Watch for updates in the Grace Tidings Newsletter and on this website.
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Grace is located at
410 East Pease Avenue
West Carrollton, Ohio
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Worship Bulletin
July 21, 2024  10:30 a.m.
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

This week’s sermon is presented by guest pastor Steve Nicolai and titled Citizens of God’s Household.
See you Sunday!


Grace & Peace, 

Pastor Phil Hohulin

Note: All ushers and those interested in becoming one, please plan to attend a brief meeting on August 11th immediately following the worship service. There will be new information discussed that will be helpful to you as you serve the people of Grace.  Any questions, phone Becky at the church office, 937-859-3941. 

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.  The next New Member informational meeting will be held in Luther Room on August 4 for those interested in joining the fellowship.   New members will be received during worship on Sunday August 11.  If you are considering uniting in membership with the Grace congregation, contact Pastor Phil through the church office at 937-859-3941.
Grace Benevolence Team Actions:
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 team meeting in June. However, they will meeting in July. To participate and address any questions, contact Susan through the church office at (937) 859-3941.
In July our Benevolence Team served as Church of the Month for Hope Rising Women’s Center.  On Wednesday, July 17th the team provided all items needed to make ice cream sundaes for the Hope staff.
Next Benevolence Team meeting is Thursday August 8th at 3:00 p.m. to discuss projects and activities for the Fall.   Reminder that the Sock Monkey Tree will be up the entire month of August.  A local organization,  Shoes for the Shoeless, is in need of socks for children in the community. Last year Grace members donated 250 pairs. 
H2O At Wright State Impacting
Next Generation for Christ

At Grace, we enthusiastically extend our ministry through partnerships with various missionaries and agencies.  One significant example is our ministry to college students through our prayerful and financial support of our campus missionaries, Ryan and Natalie Bradley, at H2O Wright State.  This collaboration strategically extends our reach to an important mission field located “in our own back yard.”  Ryan and Natalie will give an update on their ministry during fellowship lunch at Grace on Sunday July 28.  Come prepared to learn more about how your support of H2O Wright State is impacting the next generation for Christ.

Sharing in a fellowship luncheon is a weekly event at Grace each Sunday after worship
What’s New at LifeWise Academy
LifeWise is excited to announce the launch of the  LifeWise Vision Cast, a new series that brings you closer to the heart of our mission. Through these episodes, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of LifeWise and hear stories from our directors, teachers, parents and more as we remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness.  The second four video episodes are available NOW and below! View each of these videos:
“Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16) 
Over 200 people who live, work, or worship in West Carrollton have voiced their interest and support of establishing a Lifewise Academy in the district!  The next step is to meet with the West Carrollton City School Superintendent and receive approval.
It is exceedingly important that this next step be immersed in the prayers of God’s people!  Toward that end, there will be a special prayer service here at Grace on July 25 at 7:00 p.m. We will hear an update on the work of the academy steering committee and engage in both corporate and individual prayer. This will be followed by a prayer walk focused on the school district office and West Carrollton Early Learning Center. Please plan to attend. Please also keep the effort to offer Lifewise Academy as an educational option for West Carrollton public school students in the forefront of your prayers.