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Youth Coordinator

Rhonda Fisher has been hired as Grace Lutheran’s new Coordinator of Youth and Family Ministries. She began her duties on April 22, 2014. Rhonda’s hiring was approved by Grace Administrative Ministries (Executive Board) in consultation with Pastor Rice, Christian Faith and Life Director Marcie Castricone and Bob Sclater, Director of Stewardship Development.

Rhonda has been a congregation member for over three years. She lives in Strasburg with her two sons, graduating senior Josh and seventh grader Noah. Rhonda has served two terms on our Hospitality Ministries Board and has produced the Youth Mission Trip video each summer since 2010. She has assisted with several youth events including retreats, lock-ins and service projects. Please welcome and encourage Rhonda in her new, important ministry. Rhonda may be contacted by cell phone at 330-354-9144 or by e-mail at youthcoordinator@gracedover.org.



Children's Ministries

We are looking for a responsible adult or teen to take care of our nursery (children 3 and younger) during the Sunday School hour and 10:30 a.m. morning worship. This is a paid position. Nursery care begins at 9:15 and continues through approximately 11:45. It begins the first Sunday in September and ends the last Sunday in June. If you are interested in this children’s ministry, please contact Pastor Rice or the church office for an application.

We are also looking for a volunteer or two to teach our 3rd-4th grade Sunday School class. The students meet for learning activities at 9:15 a.m. If you would like to share God’s wonderful words of life with these young people, contact Faith Bambeck, Director of Christian Faith and Life, or Pastor Rice.


A Truly Lutheran Invitation

All Grace Lutherans and friends are cordially invite you to a Reformation Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 29. The annual event will be a continuation of our celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Our time of food and fellowship begins following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Fellowship Hall.

Grace Hospitality Ministries will offer locally acclaimed Miceli brats (a recipe handed down from Katie Luther herself??), sauerkraut, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, chips, desserts, beverages and more. Grace youth will provide games, crafts and other activities for children.

A free-will offering will be taken to support our Grace Grocery Bag Ministry. This fund
supports Grace outreach program to help feed our neighbors in need.


2017 Upcoming Events and Church Calendar

October 8: Blanket Sunday
October 22 & 29: Harbor House Collection
October 29: Reformation Sunday: 500th Anniversary
October 29: Reformation OKTOBERFEST
November 5: All Saints Sunday
November 11: First Communion Instruction 10:30 a.m.-Noon
November 12: Stewardship Development/Harvest Home Sunday
November 12: Annual Turkey Dinner
November 19: Congregational Meetings (2018 Budget)
November 26: Undie Sunday
December 3: First Communion Sunday
December 3: Rigatoni Dinner and Advent Workshop
December 17: Children’s Christmas Pageant (One Service at 9:30 a.m.)
December 24: Christmas Eve Services at 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. (No Sunday morning services)
December 31: New Year’s Eve (One Service at 9:30 a.m.)




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