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GRACE  PRESCHOOL We have begun enrolling for the fall! Please call Bonnie Sears at the preschool office, 216-529-1081, or visit the preschool website, www.grace-preschool.net, for more information or to set up an appointment to visit the school.

MINISTRY CONTINUES EVEN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS Summertime is here, and with the summer also come those wonderful opportunities to go on vacation, relax, regroup, and refresh. While away, and while at home, don’t forget to recharge your spiritual batteries through faithful worship and receiving the body and blood of Jesus in Holy Communion.  If you are traveling away and would like to know what LCMS churches are near where you will be going, ask Pastor or go to lcms.org and look for the link for Locators and click on Find a Congregation.  Also, please continue to faithfully support Grace Lutheran Church with your prayers and financial gifts.

 

REFORMATION CELEBRATION!! October 22nd was an awesome day!  Pastors dressed in their albs and robes and red stoles.  238 Lutheran Christians from congregations throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania and representing three LCMS districts gathered at Grace Lutheran Church to celebrate the Reformation truths of salvation by Grace Alone, received by Faith Alone, through Christ Alone, as revealed in Scripture Alone.  An impressive procession that included the processional cross, banners from several of our SELC Central Circuit congregations as well as our own, and Pastors from three districts opened the service.  The organ and choir and wind ensemble and bell choir were inspiring.  The preached Word was convicting and comforting and motivating.  The singing and worshiping brought glory and praise to God!  After the service, many people commented about the beauty and pageantry and sheer joyfulness of the service.

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THE CHURCH OF THE LIGHTED CROSS For over 2000 years, the cross has been the quintessential symbol of the Christian Church.  Adorning altars, stained glass windows, and steeples in churches around the world, the cross has served as a reminder of the One who hung upon it as the Lamb of God that once and for all took away the sin of the world.  The cross forever brings to mind the person and work of Jesus Christ, and brings forgiveness, peace, and joy to those who trust in the crucified and risen Savior. For decades, a lighted cross shone at the top of the former Saints Peter & Paul Lutheran Church building, now Grace Lutheran Church, located right across the street from Madison Park in Lakewood.  But then, the light went out, and for about 10 to 15 years, the cross could not be seen during the nighttime hours.  However, thanks to a generous donation by a Lakewood resident who lives right by the church, as well as donations from the members of Grace Lutheran Church, the cross shines once again.  The neighbor told our church secretary that when she first moved to Lakewood, she knew she was home when she saw the lighted cross.   It can be seen from as far away as I-90 and from the neighborhoods along the Madison Avenue corridor.  Lakewood residents are invited to take note of the cross as it shines daily from approximately 8 PM to 8 AM. May the lighted cross be a source of hope and joy to you!

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