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Sunday’s Message
September 15, 2019
Pastor Phil Hohulin
 
Luke 7
Victorious Procession
 
       Grace Fellowship         When: Saturday, September 21
11:30 am—3:00 pm

Where: Pfeiffer Home 4394 Laura Marie Waynesville 45068
 
Heated swimming pool for the kids!     Bring a covered dish or dessert to share.     Sign-up sheet will be in Fellowship Hall.     Looking forward to seeing you all there!
 
West Carrollton Middle School
 
On Friday, August 16th some members of the Grace Evangelism Group prepared and spread-out a lunch for the entire staff at the West Carrollton Middle School.  For the opportunity to participate in the group’s future outreach activities, contact Bill Slusser.  He’ll can give you a pep talk and rundown on future projects.
 
Pictured are Gary Johnson, Gary Petticrew, Pam Mehlhorn and Joe Constantino.  Pastor Phil took the photo and Mick Mehlhorn was busy moving  supplies in the background.
 
These are but a few examples of the chronically homeless population in America. The sad fact is that over 60,000 human beings live like this on the streets of Los Angeles, California. But LA is only one city among many across the Country where these conditions exist in one degree or another and the numbers are growing.
 
These street dwellers represent groups of people characterized by extended periods of time living on the street or other places not meant for human habitation and having one or more disabling conditions; abandonment, mental illness, no family or means of support, disease, PTSD, severe drug addiction and worse, loss of all hope of improvement. These and more are among the many reasons given by the experts. Some street people even accept their condition as, “that’s just the way it is.”
 
They are lost and no one solution will solve the whole problem. Pray for all of those who are capable and nearest to these human tragedies and in positions to ease their suffering.
 
 
Welcome to Grace Lutheran We invite you to worship with us this Sunday!
 
We are part of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and are committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
 
We are located at 410 E. Pease Avenue in West Carrollton, Ohio.  Our service is at 10:30 a.m. We celebrate communion each Sunday and gather together for lunch afterward.
 

A place to call home.

If you wish to visit with our pastor, please call our Administrative Assistant, Jennifer, at  937-859-3941 to schedule an appointment.

Linger After Worship and Enjoy a Fellowship Meal
Every Sunday after worship we gather for a meal together. And you are all welcome, members and visitors.  The Grace fellowship takes turns preparing the food which usually includes a main course, fruit, salad, dessert and of course a variety of condiments.  What started out as just snacks soon grew into a full lunch– it just seemed the natural thing to do.  Join us to find out what’s happening with old friends and meet new ones for great conversation and delicious food. No need to rush.
 
Welcoming Our Newest Members

Sunday, September 8, Grace we welcomed , Keith, Rachel, and Alexis Reinhart, Jan Ross and Dallas & Janice Mathile to our family of God. We
extend our hand of friendship to them and pray they will always feel blessed here at Grace.
 
 
Choir Blitz
Our Choir Blitz happened Saturday, Sep 7 at 11:30 pm. It set the stage for a new season of choral music at Grace. It was also a call for more voices to join in singing along with our staff of talented musicians and voices.  There were 15 voices that enhanced worship on Sunday, September 8 with their first anthem for the Fall season, Reign composed by Steven Aldridge. To quote Martin Luther, “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”
 
For initial planning purposes, the choir will be singing the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month starting on Sep 8. More to come after Labor Day … add your voice to the choir!
 
Women of Grace
Meet at 10:30 am the Fourth Monday of each month.

Men’s Fellowship Group
Meets 10:00 am First and Third Saturday of each month
 
New Study Alert!
Women’s Friday Morning Bible Study
 
Began Friday, September 6 and continues through Friday, November 8, the Friday Morning Bible Study and Prayer Group is using Melissa Spoelstra’s book, “Elijah ~ Spiritual Stamina in Every Season” to study God’s work in the life of the prophet Elijah.
 
This study is grounded in 1 and 2 Kings and will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. Learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to: prayer, choices, soul care, surrender, mentoring and legacy.
 
We begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. and include an optional 5-day bit of homework which requires 20-30 minutes each day. Contact Roseann Costantino a937 434-2012 for questions or if you would like a book.  There may be a few books left so give Roseann a call ASAP.
 
Study Alert— Adult Sunday School and
Wednesday Evening Classes at Grace!
 
Greetings Bible Students! Starting the week after Labor Day, we’ll embark on a study of Eschatology, or End Times Prophecy. This exciting study will be our Sunday School subject, and will be followed up and duplicated on Wednesday nights for our choir folks and night people who prefer later classes. It will continue through our Advent study around Thanksgiving.
 
The book we’re using is Todd Hampson’s “The Non-Prophets Guide to End Times Prophecy.” It’s a very entertaining approach to a very serious subject and we intend to cover it in detail over about three months, including adequate time for all your questions.
 
The author, Todd Hampton, produces comically illustrated books and products that help people consider the claims of Bible prophecy so they can face today with a sense of joy, courage, clarity, and purpose. For many people, the topic of Bible prophecy is about as inviting as sticking your face in a bees nest. Todd uses his background as an illustrator and animation producer to smoke out the bees and help people see how awesome the honey really is.
 
Adult Sunday School Kick-Off
9:00 a.m. – September 8.
 
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. – September 11. 
 
Youth Sunday Morning Classes – September 8
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.
 
Reverend Dr. Dan Selbo Elected NALC Bishop
Following a year of discernment, it was announced at the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Annual Convocation the first week in August, the Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo, 63, was elected NALC Bishop. Elected by a majority of delegates at the 2019 NALC Convocation, he will serve as its next bishop. Reverend Selbo is currently serving as the pastor of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in San Jose, California and was the former dean of the Central Pacific Mission District.
 
In his address to the Convocation, Reverend Selbo expressed his deep appreciation to the North American Lutheran Church. “Thank you for who you are, for being the Body of Christ,” said Selbo. “I am honored to be part of the North American Lutheran Church. It is a powerful voice that is so needed in this world today and we are on track, we are being led by the Spirit, we are following Jesus Christ, and we have a message this world is dying to hear and we need to share it. Thank you for your vote of confidence. I ask for your continued prayers in the four years ahead.” — To view a complete rundown on the August Convocation click here.
 
 
A Conversation      About Haydn’s “Creation”
 
Star City Music Studios is excited to announce a rare opportunity to experience the best of the arts that Dayton has to offer!  Join us on September 22, 1:45 p.m. at Discover Classical for a behind-the-scenes tour of Dayton’s only 24-hour classical music radio station.  After the tour, we’ll enjoy a lecture on Haydn’s “Creation” oratorio by Aaron Mood, followed by a performance of “Creation” by the combined talents of the Dayton Philharmonic, the Philharmonic and Opera Choruses, and Dayton Ballet. The tour and lecture are free; tickets to the DPAA performance will be available at a discounted price. Contact Samee or Aaron Mood at church or their Star City Music Studios in Miamisburg for details.