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Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church

The mission of Grace Lutheran Church is to spread the good news of God’s love, forgiveness and salvation by providing opportunities to worship and grow in faith and discipleship.”

We invite you to spend a few moments acquainting yourself with our congregation’s programs and we look forward to having your worship with us on Sunday mornings.

Greetings from your Vicar 

I hope this finds you all well. I have been busy “Getting my Feet Wet” as they say. Trying to visit some of the folks in the neighborhood and businesses surrounding our home here at Grace. Making myself available for visits in all aspects and exploring an opportunity to lead a service at the Extended care facility at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing home. Trying to get used to the challenge of writing an impactful sermon every week. Spent three weeks with the honor of having bishop Lee Miller as my mentor who not only uplifted me in prayer but took me through a homiletics course and a course on liturgy. Looking forward to attending the churchwide assembly in Columbus Ohio the first week in August and attending my first in person seminary course at United Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg the first week in September. I am still working with the synod Racial Justice Task force as well as the synod hunger team, both ministries near and dear to my heart. I am exploring local service opportunities through the Micropolis Development group who will be holding a back-to-school bash and backpack giveaway for our community as well as the annual coats for kids programs, community Thanksgiving Dinner and various other charitable community events. As I’m sure you know service to our church community and to our community at large are my main priorities for I believe that’s how we spread the message and love of our savior, through words and deeds. I also have been thinking up programming around bible study and activities for our church family to focus on getting back to the laughter, love, and service we enjoy together.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, concerns, need, prayers with me as our time together continues. Let’s get back to the business of being Church Together for the sake of the world! 

With love and Christ’s blessings, 

Melissa M Bedell