March 26, 2020
Dear Family of Grace,
After evaluating the recent Stay at Home order and other current events, all services and activities through Saturday, April 11th are cancelled. This includes Palm Sunday and Holy Week services. We hope and pray that we will return to worship on Easter Sunday. We will reassess the worship schedule after the Stay at Home order is lifted on April 6th. Access to the Church facilities remains restricted, so please contact the Office ahead of any visit. Office staff will be alternating days in the office Monday through Thursday and will be working remotely on the days they are not in the office. Molly is in the office Monday through Thursday and Pastor Phillips is available on Tuesdays. The office will be closed on Fridays. Emails and phone calls will be attended to during the week, even if someone is not present in the office. We will reassess the office schedule after the Stay at Home order is lifted on April 6th. Since our congregational meeting, I have been in regular contact with Pr. Hopman. He is grateful to the congregation for the vote and I am pleased to share that he has verbally accepted the Letter of Call. A lot has changed with the timeline to complete his PhD and he is currently evaluating his commitments and availability to start the call. He and his family have been actively looking at houses in our area. I will send out an update as soon as I have more information. We hope that you have taken the opportunity to use the resources that have been sent via email and posted online. Perhaps you have also taken time to view some past services that are available on our website. I am encouraged by all the kind messages that are shared by our congregation and the updates on how everyone is making the best of this situation. We are truly a blessed family of faith called Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. As always, please contact me or any member of Council with any questions or concerns.
Congregation Council President
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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 E Schrock Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Office Hours: 9am to 3:00pm M-Th
9am to noon Fri
p. (614) 882-3026
Our mission is to reach out with the love of Jesus to grow disciples and serve our community.
We envision Grace to be a welcoming Christ-centered community of faith, inviting all, growing in discipleship, sharing in ministries.