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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.


Looking Ahead

Feb. 11: Breakfast for Lunch after 10:30 a.m. worship service in Fellowship hall

Feb. 13: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday Service at 6:45 p.m.

Feb. 21-Mar. 21: Wednesday Evening Lenten Services at 6:45 p.m.

March 25: Palm Sunday Worship Services, Palm Sunday Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

March 29: Maundy Thursday Service at 6:45 p.m.

March 30: Good Friday Service at 6:45 p.m.

April 1: Easter Sunday with Worship Services at 8:00 and 10:30 a.m.


Family Swim Party

EVERYONE ‐ Come to the FAMILY POOL PARTY at Ramada Inn, Strasburg on Sunday, February 18th, 2018! The fun begins at 2:00 pm. Please bring a 2 liter bottle of pop and a dessert (or bag of chips.) Pizza will be provided at 4 pm by the Christian Faith and Life Committee.

Adults, if you have the “winter blues,” come join the fun. Bring a game or cards.


Breakfast for Lunch

Breakfast for Lunch is one of our most popular fellowship events.  It will be held this year on February 11 following the 10:30 a.m.
worship service in Fellowship Hall. 

The brunch will include a variety of breakfast casseroles, sausage, bacon, pastries, beverages and more.  Gluten-free breakfast items will also be available.

The meal is sponsored by our Grace Hospitality Ministries board. Deb Foust serves as directing chef and is ably assisted by culinary artists Bobbie Cox, Melissa Engstrom, Cindy Jerles, Traci Smith and Sarah Wolfe. 

A free-will offering will be taken to support our Grace Grocery Bag Ministry.  This Outreach Ministry helps feed over 120
households each month.


Fund Raiser

The Grace Lutheran Youth Group is having a Pizza and Pasta fund raiser Saturday, February 24 in the Fellowship Hall. The famous “Chops” will be doing all the cooking. There are a variety of choices. The best bargain is the Meal Deal for $20 and it includes pizza, spaghetti and a salad. Pizzas are $10, spaghetti $8 and salads $5. You can dine-in or carry-out.

They are raising money to attend the National ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. We will be sending thirteen participants to the event on June 27 - July 1.

Not only will they be communing other Lutherans from around the country, they will also behelping the Houston community recover from the devastating damage that hurricane Harvey left.


Atwood Youth Retreat

February 23rd - 25th
Any youth in grades 7 - 12 interested in going to Atwood for the Youth Retreat please let Larry Wallick or Rhonda Fisher know by February 9th.

The cost is $15.00 per student.




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