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How does our Pastor reach out to others?

How does our Pastor reach out to others?

Baptisms and Baptismal Counseling Baptisms are a joyous experience for the congregation, family, and pastors. The baptismal event is something that we all have experienced. Some are more memorable than others, depending on the activity level of the one who is being...

How our Pastor connects with the wider church?

How our Pastor connects with the wider church?

Wider Church / Interfaith As a pastor in the ELCIC, I also must stay connected with what’s known as the “wider church”.  This connection usually happens through email and other mailed correspondence.  However, sometimes I attend meetings with other clergy.  From time...

Worshipping together

Worshipping together

Our members have leadership roles in our services.  Over the year Dean Oswald, Tom Herauf, Lorna Haufschild, Wendy Ball, Leann Eberley, Stephanie Hartmann and Ilse Phoenix have been assisting ministers.  When Pastor has on vacation, Lorna Haufschild, Wendy Ball, and...

Serving others through Kerr Street Mission

Serving others through Kerr Street Mission

Grace Lutheran has been involved with Kerr Street Mission for several years, volunteering to host one of the Family Night Dinners four times per year. We need 8-10 volunteers each time we host the event, for about a three-hour period on a Monday evening. The meal is...

What does Council do to lead our community of faith?

What does Council do to lead our community of faith?

You elected Ardie Archer, Dean Oswald, Dwight Gutzman, Christina Herauf, Ilse Phoenix, Elaine Schneider, and Grant Swanson to be your Council.  Pastor is also a member.  Your Council generally meets on the third Tuesday of most months between 7:00 and 8:30. Our...

Youth Group – small but mighty

Youth Group – small but mighty

Confirmation and youth have dwindled to a small but mighty core. This year Pastor Rick has been conducting confirmation classes. There are three second year students approaching confirmation this year. Definitely a family oriented program with brothers in class, and...

Serving others through Sleeping Children Around the World

Serving others through Sleeping Children Around the World

Grace members were very generous with their time, talents and wallets in 2017 as we raised funds once again for SCAW. We focussed our efforts in May to coincide with SCAW's annual Oakville Garage Sale which took place on our lawn and parking lot. Grace hosted a Bake...

How we care for our property

How we care for our property

Tom Herauf, Wendy Ball, Charles Little have been busy caring for our property and ensuring that it is not idle when not being used for worship services and learning experiences. Property management went through two changes in 2017.   Lori Kennedy, our long-standing...

Serving others through Safety Net and Kerr Street Mission

Serving others through Safety Net and Kerr Street Mission

Tracey and Luke Harrison lead us in celebrating 500 years of Reformation through local action.  We took the 3X500 challenge! On October 31, 1517, Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany, bringing attention to the...

What does Council do to support our community of faith?

What does Council do to support our community of faith?

Grace, like all churches, is a combination of sacred, secular, and social. Your Council hired Stacey Schloo as your Parish Musician. Through the work of Ray Henrickson, your Council reviewed insurance coverage for our property and approved increases and is currently...

How does our Pastor help serve our members?

How does our Pastor help serve our members?

Hospital Visitation There are ups and downs in life. This past year I have made many hospital visits to members and others. We are thankful and blessed that God has given us caring and knowledgeable people who work in healthcare. There are some things that medical...

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