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Inviting Community in Christ

Weekly Announcements for May 24-30

Worship | Scripture | Service | Sharing | Prayer


Calendar of Events | COVID-19 Updates


Prepare for Worship on Sunday
In these days between Ascension and Pentecost, we gather with the disciples in the upper room, waiting for the Spirit to transform the church around the world. In today’s gospel Jesus prays for his followers and for their mission in his name. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, we go forth to live our faith in the world, eager for the unity that God intends for the whole human family.
Readings: Acts 1:12-26 | 1 Peter 4:12-19, 5:6-11 | John 17:1-11

Worship Services
We will continue to stream our worship services live on our webpage, on Facebook and on YouTube. We would love to have you join us on any of those platforms Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

Also, please know that there will be someone to lend a listening ear at the church, and should you require a quiet space for reflection and private prayer, our door is open. If you’d like to talk with Pastor Eggold or schedule individual (or family communion), contact him at or (765) 337-1480.

Taking Faith Home Meditations
Each week, we want to send you a list of daily Scripture readings, devotional thoughts, prayers, and things to try at home. It's called Taking Faith Home and you can find this week's sheet here.

Scripture & Study

Online Classes and Studies
To attend our online classes at these times, please either click the link for each class or use the phone number to dial into the conversation.

  • Sunday Morning Bible Class - 11:00am-12:00pm
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 510-766-1801 and enter this PIN: 423 620 684#
  • Sunday Confirmation Class (6th-8th Graders) - WILL NOT MEET THIS WEEK
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 484-816-5207 and enter this PIN: 158 003 655#
  • Sunday Washed & Welcome Class - 11:00am-12:15pm <- NOTE THE TIME CHANGE
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial + 1 617-675-4444 and enter this PIN: ‪638 710 218 1886‬#
  • Wednesday Women's Bible Class - 10:00am-11:15am
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 513-427-5143 and enter this PIN: 888 264 239#
  • Thursday Night Bible Class - 6:30pm-7:45pm
    To join the video meeting, click this link:
    Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 617-675-4444 and enter this PIN: 436 673 914 1658‬#
Sunday Morning Adult Class - The Christian's Ultimate Hope
"Christ is risen; He is risen indeed! Alleluia!" So what? What does it mean for us that Christ rose from the dead? What does it mean for us when we die? 

We would like to invite you to our Sunday morning Bible study opportunity during this Easter season as we explore the ultimate Christian hope: the resurrection and the life of the world to come. You can join us Sunday mornings at 11:00am by following the above information. Bring your questions and we'll see you soon!


Online Giving
We invite you to continue to support our ministries here at Grace by giving online

Volunteer Efforts
We know not having church on a weekend is hard. But when we started to think about how we would still have church while our building is closed, we started to think about how we could be the Church in this difficult time. Please consider:

  • Serving. We are in conversation with our community partners in order to help with distribution of food, donating resources, or serving in other ways. During this time, local food pantries and relief organizations are being heavily used. If you are interested in serving or donating items to the food pantry, it will go a long way to serve our community. If you are interested in helping, please fill out this form to let us know.
  • Praying. We are working to provide you with devotions, prayers and scripture to use at home. If you have gotten out of the habit of daily prayer or family devotions, there is no better time to start! We would like to add our encouragement to pray for the health of the whole world, for those who are suffering and dying, for governments and health authorities and medical researchers, doctors and nurses at this time. Here is a great litany that we hope helps you during this time.
  • Caring. This is a great time to check in with neighbors to see how you can help each other. If you are interested in helping care for fellow members of Grace, please fill out this form to let us know.  
  • Giving. Also, we know that many of you may want to continue your giving even if we are not able to meet in-person. Click here to access online giving.



Ways to Connect
Since all of our social groups have been suspended for the time being, we are looking into some other ways that we can communicate and interact with each other in various other settings. We want to continue to encourage you to check in with, support, and encourage one another!

Text Messaging
Would you like to receive important information via text message? Now you can! You may sign-up in 1 of 2 ways:
1) Text GRACELAF to 84576    OR
2) Sign-up here.


Prayers for Health and Healing
Ed Morrow - recovering from surgery; Marlyn & Myrna Steiner - hospice; Sharon Merkel - recovering from surgery; Carl Wollenburg - recovering; Peter Cook - recovering from stroke; Larry Royer - recovery; Matthew von Werder - recovering; Tom Schmidt - health issues; Sandy Freed; Rhonda Spangler

Prayers for those Battling Cancer
Ken McMindes; Norm Miller

Prayers for Comfort & Strength
Emily DeYoung - pregnancy

Prayers for Thanksgiving (Birthdays)
Vicki Billingsley (5/24); Kent Harris (5/24); Sydney Pollert (5/24); Rich Hines (5/25); Adalynn Dierking (5/26); Hannah von Werder (5/26); Kennedy Wheeler (5/28)

Prayers for Thanksgiving (Anniversaries)
Rich  & Dee Hartmann (5/24); Rob & Nina Morgan (5/24); Jim & Lee Bellin (5/25); Mark & Mandy Sattgast (5/30)

Prayers for Health and Healing - Family and Friends
John Eppley (father of Donna Morrow) - recovering from dehydration and UTI; Tim Stephens - recovering from heart attack; Paul Matzat (cousin of Kristin Ply) - ALS; Kathie Schmitt - recovering from surgery; Miles Logan (great-grandson of Ronald & Sue Logan) health issues; Norman Hillman (son-in-law of Kathy Sutton) - rare eye condition; Rev. David French (St. James Pastor) - recovering from stroke; Jack King (cousin of Ronnie Lee) - recovering; Eleanor Pershing (friend of Linda Bowlin) - health issues; Linda Cleveland (friend of Linda Bowlin) - health issues; Frank Dobyns (brother of Dawn Gross) - stroke; Jim Moyer & Connie Garrett (friends of Linda Bowlin) - health; Mitchell Yoder (friend of Theresa Ledbetter)

Prayers for those Battling Cancer - Family and Friends
Earl Mann (step-brother of Ed Morrow); Jane Ader (cousin of Nina Morgan); Mary Prill (friend of Jack & Sharon Merkel); Jillian Scott (friend of Emily DeYoung); Mary Lawler (mother of Dalene Royer); Max Rodibaugh (friend of Phil Keck); Ray (friend of Steve Ulrich); John Widau (son-in-law of Jack and Sharon Merkel); Donna Rades (daughter-in-law of Bob & Barb Rades); Rev. Joel Brandt (friend of Marc Cohen); Josh Khonke (uncle of Shawn Farrington); Amon Hogue (father of Jerry Hogue); Stephen Shook (friend of Aimee Ness); Cheryl Cornell (sister of Rex Cornell); Dianne Wallace (mother-in-law of Duncan Smith); Linda (sister of Joyce Richter and Glen Luedtke); Rick Law (family friend of Jack & Sharon Merkel); Beth (friend of Debbie Luedtke); Bob (brother of Kare Winters); Austin Hewitt (a senior at Eastern High School and friend of Linda Bowlin); Kurt Lahrman (friend of Aimee Ness); Rich Whited (friend of Steve Tucker); Jay Rice (friend of Mellady family); Nita Taylor (friend of Janet Reynolds)

Prayers for Comfort & Strength for Family and Friends
Phil Keller (brother-in-law of Lowell Timm) - upcoming surgery; Don Krotz (grandfather of James Krotz); Chloe Sutton Mackey (granddaughter of Kathy Sutton) - pregnancy; Tim Sullivan (brother-in-law of Breann Knapp) - deployment; Amy Abraham (former member) - pregnancy; Mark Brinson (son-in-law of Maughmers) - deployment; Wanda Krohe (mother of Michele Ulrich); Wes Knapp (grandfather of Breann Knapp); Logan Hathaway (son-in-law of Todd & Trudy Guthrie) - deploying to the Middle East

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