January 3

Romans 7:18 NIV

[18] For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.

O Heavenly Father, Lord of the ages, thank You for Your eternal blessings. Thank You for the love of Christ that heals my broken heart and that gives me peace to weather any storm that may cross my path. Lord, Read more…


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January 2

Romans 7:18 NI

[18] For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
 
 O Heavenly Father, Lord of the ages, thank You for Your eternal blessings. Thank You for the love of Christ that heals my broken heart and that gives me peace to weather any storm that may cross my path. Read more…

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January 1

Psalm 96:13 NIV

[13] Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.
 
Father in heaven, Lord of all creation, through prayer, you have given me the power to communicate with you in times of need. You have given me this gift so that I may petition you for personal needs and to intervene on the behalf of others. Read more…

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Word Alone. Faith Alone. Grace Alone.

 
Sunday’s Message
May 24 , 2020
Pastor Phil Hohulin
 
John 15
Friends of God
 
 
 
“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.” ― Steven James
 
Day of Pentecost
Sunday May 31
Prelude
Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Aaron Mood, organist
Gathering Hymn
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Word
First Reading: Jeremiah 33: 1-11
Psalm 19: 1-1
Second Reading: Ezra 3: 1-19
Gospel: John 7: 37-39
Hymn of the Day
Spirit of Gentleness
Sermon

“Friends of God”
Pastor Phil Hohulin
Canticle
O Lord, Now Let Your Servant
Sending Hymn
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Presiding
Phil Hohulin, Pastor
Aaron Mood, Organist
Deb Ross, Lector
Samee Griffith Mood, Pianist
Bryant Marker, Video/Editor
 
Prayer for Memorial Day
 
Everlasting Lord,
 

We come to bow our heads in respect to you, and thank you for our great country.
And Lord, we also come before you today remembering our country’s heroes both dead and alive. We purpose to make this day a time to show honor to the men and women whose sacrifice has helped to keep us safe and free. We acknowledge their bravery, and we want to recognize the sacrificial contributions of each one.

Stir our hearts, Lord, with patriotism and thankfulness as we think about our country’s treasures lying in graves beneath our nation’s soil and the soil of lands far away. May we be inspired to be more abundant in our giving as we commemorate their lives of service to others. They gave the ultimate sacrifice, and we will not only respectfully remember them on this special day but every day.

 
Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church          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 Phil Hohulin, please phone our Administrative Assistant Brenda Crawford at 937-859-3941 to schedule an appointment.

Grace Sanctuary Open for Worship Service
Worship Services at Grace resume at 10:30 am on the Day of Pentecost, May 31, 2020. Everything within reason is being done to mitigate the threat of spreading infection to one another as we resume our in-person worship services. Please review the May 29 Grace Newsletter (left hand column of this webpage) for full details from Pastor Hohulin on how the worship service will be conducted

With a Livestream Option
Grace is also offering a livestream option for those who do not feel comfortable worshiping in person. This webpage will be updated shortly with the link to access the livestreaming service in real time.
 
 
Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic all other group activities at Grace are suspended until further notice.
 
SUNDAY WORSHIP  May 24 Bulletin
 
VIDEOS
 
 
 
Heads Up Musicians and Singers!
We know you are out there and would love to involve
more of you members who play an instrument or sing to enhance our worship, especially during the Easter season.
 
When “social distancing” is lifted and you would consider being a part of the wonderful music program at Grace, contact Aaron Mood at amood@starcitymusicstudios.com or phone him at 724-322-2449.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHEN ALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
AT GRACE RESUME AGAIN …
 
Women of Grace
Meet at 10:30 am the Fourth Monday of each month.
Open to all women of the congregation; informal with a brief inspirational presentation, light refreshments, and plenty of fellowship. **Due to the cold winter weather coming, January and February meetings will be combined and is scheduled for February 10, 2020.
 
Friday Women’s Prayer & Bible Study
9:30 a.m. –We began our new study entitled, “Numbers ~ Learning Contentment in a Culture of More” by Melissa Spoelstra on Friday January 10th at 9:30-11:30 am and will continue through Friday February 28th. The cost for the workbook and a contribution for the DVDs is $20.  Contact Roseann Costantino at 434-2012 for details or to order a book.
 
Men’s Fellowship Group

Meets 10:00 am First and Third Saturday of each month

Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
 
 
Youth Sunday Morning Classes
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.
 

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