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8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship (LBW Setting 1) 

9:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
9:15 a.m. Sunday School for adults and children  

10:30 a.m. Praise / Contemporary Worship 

Communion is offered at the 8:00a.m. service on the first and third Sundays

and at the 10:30a.m. service on the second and fourth Sundays.

Are you seeking to connect with God and with others?  Come to Grace Lutheran Church!  We are a community of people who are committed to following Jesus Christ with our whole lives and who are called to love and serve each other as well as the surrounding communities. 


We are a place where all are welcome: true believers along with the curious, the skeptical, the wounded and the disillusioned.  We are a place of new hope and second chances.  We are a church where God can be found!


Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.


If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.


When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship



Contact Us  
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
607 S. Main St.
PO Box 328
Jackson Center, Ohio 45334
Phone 937-596-6516
Fax 937-596-0516
Mobile 740-405-1548
The next packing of backpacks

 for the Children's Backpack program will happen here at Grace on Tuesday, April 4th, at 6:00 pm.

Thank you to all the wonderful helpers

 on the Lutheran World Relief “sewing days” in both February and March.  We were able to sew 27 quilts from start to finish.  We had fun and fellowship together while cutting, ironing, pinning, sewing and knotting.   Thanks again for helping with this project.   Barb Wical

The Mission Committee

 will hold a bake sale on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Jackson Center School outside of the Superintendent’s office.  If you would like to contribute, please bring baked goods to the Church kitchen Friday night or by 8:30 am Saturday morning.  After that time, please bring baked goods directly to the school.  Thank you in advance for your help!

Grace Lutheran Church Work Day:

  We are planning a workday to enhance our church.  We need a minimum of twelve (12) workers to get the work done in an efficient manner.  We will begin at 8:00 am and continue through 11:00 am taking care of projects such as cutting down a tree, repairing a driveway crack at the parsonage, mulching, spraying for weeds, replacing ceiling tiles in the fellowship hall and vestibules, and repairing/installing trim in the church.  Please sign up on the sheet in the back of the church if you are able to help.  Lunch will be served following the work day at 11:05 am.

Personal Care Items

are being collected for the Fish Pond Food Pantry. Items needed are Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Body Wash, Soap, Shampoo, Body Lotion, Deodorant, Brush & Comb, Razors, and Conditioner.

Young at Heart

will resume meeting on April 4 at 1:30 pm

Reserve the date!

  For the Jackson Center Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Jackson Center American Legion.  Go to: and make your appointment.  If you have questions, please contact Nancy McName, Chairperson.

Everyone is invited to attend our Lenten meals

 on the following dates, beginning at 6:00 pm, and then stay for the Lenten series, which follows at 7:00 pm:

March 29 meal hosted by the CAC, serving Pork Loin and Potatoes/Veg, with proceeds benefitting Tim Gerber Family; April 5 meal hosted by the Luther League, serving Baked potato bar/sandwiches, with proceeds benefitting the Tim Gerber Family.

Lenten Mid-Week Sermon Series:

  PRAYING WITH JESUS ON THE WAY TO THE CROSS -- March 29 - The Prayer of Forgiveness: Luke 23:32-43, April 5 - The Prayer of Abandonment & Surrender: Mark 15:33-37,  Luke 23:44-46

Choir Service:

 You are invited to attend this year’s Choir Service. The adult choir of Grace will be in charge of the 8:00 service on Sunday, April 30. The service will be music-centered and the choir will perform several selections. The anthems will feature a wide variety of new songs. Along with the choir, Fritz Serr will provide an inspirational message for this presentation of music. We hope to see you at this year’s choir service on Sunday, April 30, at 8:00 am. 

If anyone is interested

 in taking the lead in the Garden this year please contact our office.

The 2nd quarter Congregational meeting

 will be held on April 23rd at 9:00 am between services.

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