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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.

Children’s Church

Now seeking volunteers to help serve at Children’s Church starting in September. If you have interest email or text Jen Vaughan at jenvaughan2@yahoo.com or 330-447-6790.


October 21: Oktoberfest in Fellowship Hall (Food Pantry)
October 21-28: Harbor House Collection

November 4: All Saints Sunday
November 11: Harvest Home & Stewardship Sunday
November 11: Thanksgiving Dinner (Camp Scholarships)
November 18: Congregational Meeting (2019 Budget)
November 25: Undie Sunday

December 2: First Communion
December 2: Rigatoni Dinner and Advent Workshop (Mission Trip)
December 23: Children’s Christmas Pageant (One service at 9:30 a.m.)
December 24: Christmas Eve Services 7:00 and 10:00 p.m.


Lutheran Memorial Camp

Sunday, October 14th, 2018
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

A festival with activities every age will enjoy. Take a hayride and try some homemade bean soup cooked over the fire and freshly baked goods. Join us for the Annual Apple Butter Festival and Silent Auction. There is no need to register; food and activities are set at a reasonable price with proceeds benefiting Camperships



Calling all chili connoisseurs!

Gather for a chili cook‐off and dessert aucTIon. Benefits the Friends of the
Homeless Shelter.

October 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
At the Reeves Pavilion, Tuscora Park
Sponsored by Fellowship of Lutherans in Partnership

Emmanuel, New Philadelphia
Good Hope, Zoarville
Shanesville, Sugarcreek
St. Martin, Malvern
St. Paul, Newcomerstown
Trinity, Magnolia


Annual Oktoberfest is October 25!

While many communities and organizations celebrate Oktoberfest in September, we celebrate ours in October. After all, isn’t that what the “Oktober” in Oktoberfest is all about?

We will hold our annual celebration Sunday, October 21 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Fellowship Hall. Hospitality Ministries will offer brats, sauerkraut, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, chips, beverages and more.

A sign-up sheet will be placed on the table in the narthex for dessert donations.

Please bring your desserts to Fellowship Hall by 10:15 a.m. that Sunday. Our 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.




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