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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.


Cook Out

Sunday, June 4th
Following the 10:30 am church service

Join us for a year end bash for our jr. youth (3rd‐7th grade) and their families. We start with some church grounds clean up followed by a cookout and yard games. Each family is asked to bring a side to share.

Heading South!

Our Youth Mission Trip team leaves Sunday, June 25, for a week of service, faith building and Christian fellowship in Onancock, Virginia, located on the Eastern Shore. They will return home Saturday, June 25. Please keep out youth and their chaperones in your thoughts and prayers as they share God’s love and represent our community in the Old Dominion State.

Eight Grace youth will venture south. They include Claire Bauer, Grace Castricone, Sarah Dreher, Noah Fisher, Cody Herman, Lindsey Jerles, Ben martin and Lauren Samsa. Cody Jerles, Ashley Jerles and Larry Wallick will serve as the group’s chaperones.

May God bless you all as you bear witness to God’s amazing love and grace. Happy Trails!

The youth group would like to thank the congregation for their support
with our Chicken BBQ fundraiser. It was a great success and we sold more than last year. Thank you so much and please pray for us as we leave June 25th for our trip to Onancock, VA.


Monday, July 17th

Summer is for baseball, vacation, reading, and SWIMMING!

Let’s all get together at the Dover City Pool on Monday evening July 17th! Grace Lutheran Church has the pool reserved for two hours. If you don’t want to swim, come
with your lawn chair, and spend an evening by the pool with your Grace Lutheran friends. We ask that each family or individual bring a snack food (chips, pretzels, cookies) or a 2 liter soft drink. The church will provide hot dogs.

Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.




E-mail: gracehappens@gracedover.org

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