Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps 51:10

                                                                    Worship Service
May 26, 2024
Pastor Phil Hohulin
Seventh Sunday In Easter
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.

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. 
NALC Living Water Lutheran Church  Welcomes New Pastor
Rev. Andrew Prin has accepted the call to serve as pastor of 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.
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

Join us this Sunday as we conclude the series on the Seven Deadly Sins.  The sermon title is: “Lust vs. Love.”

After Pastor Phil introduces the topic, our very own Patrick Terhune will share the story of how he came to “wholeness, health, and sanity” in this area by experiencing the severe mercy, grace, and love of God in his life.  He will also explain how he shares the hope and freedom Christ offers by leading the Conquer program here at Grace and at another church in our area.

Every effort will be made to keep things  “PG,” but as those letters imply “Parental Guidance is Suggested.”   If you have children for whom you feel this content might not be appropriate, you can choose to sit this one out (how often does a Pastor say that?).


See you Sunday!

Grace & Peace

Pastor Phil Hohulin
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.  Note:  The last two Sunday morning catechism classes will still meet at 9:00 am on June 2 and June 9 until the Summer sessions begin.

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.


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 a weekly event at Grace each Sunday after worship.