MINISTRY


SUNDAY SCHOOL
Each Sunday at 9:00 AM, Grace offers Sunday School for children and adults. Pastor Heinlein teaches the adult class, offering topics that reinforce the theological foundations of Lutheran theology.  All are welcome.


WORSHIP
Our traditional worship services, at 10:15 am each Sunday, reflect the traditions of the Lutheran expression of the Church and use liturgies from the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW), Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW), and Marty Haugen. Hymns are used from the ELW, the LBW, With One Voice and Renewing Worship. 

Holy Communion is offered at all Sunday services.


LUTHERAN MEN IN MISSION
The men of Grace are offered the opportunity to participate in Lutheran Men in Mission. This group meets on a regular basis on the 4th Saturday of the month.  LMM participates in the life of the congregation in a number of ways and is also active in a variety of service projects.

 


COMMUNITY MINISTRY
    Grace has a long history of commitment to serving the needs of people in the surrounding community, in the Central Ohio area, and to people touched by national or international crises.
     Locally, those activities include support of the Food Pantry and other ministries of Lutheran Social Services, and participation in activities at Faith Mission.
     We are able to respond to national and international needs through Lutheran Social Services, through our Southern Ohio Synod, through our national church (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and through organizations like Lutheran World Relief.

 
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN
There is an active women's organization at Grace that provides women with several ways to participate. Dorcas Circle meets at 9:30am on the third Wednesday of the month for fellowship and Bible study. The women participate in a number of service areas; hold an annual Women's Banquet; oversee a number of meals throughout the year; prepare quilts and kits for use overseas through Lutheran World Relief; lead an annual Women's Thankoffering Service and participate in local and national events.



YOUTH
The congregation has always valued the role of youth in the life of the church. Some activities involve youth of all ages. Some activities are focused on junior and senior high youth. Some of the activities provide service to the congregation or to the community. Some activities are social in nature. Other activities have a spiritual emphasis.



MUSIC
     Since the time of Martin Luther himself, the Lutheran tradition has always valued and emphasized the role of music in our worship and spiritual life. Grace is proud to maintain that same tradition.
     Adults sing in the Chancel Choir as well as in smaller groups or offer solos. Children and youth sing in the Youth Choir. Individual instrumentalists also often enrich our services. And the congregation supports all of those activities with its own strong singing during worship.