April Grace Notes
April was full of activity and events at Grace. We began the month hosting the annual ARC conference which means that Pastor Marek Kiewra from Poland spoke at the church on the Sunday following the conference. Becky Kuelker, our ministry partner in Tepic, Mexico also shared that Sunday.
The following Sunday (Palm Sunday) Pastor Charles Allen was our guest speaker. Charles pastors Tabernacle of Praise Church here in Toledo. Pastor Naomi Anzaldo, our ministry partner in Tijuana, Mexico shared as well.
Easter week was full of gatherings – A Maundy Thursday service at Tabernacle of Praise Church and Good Friday and Easter Services here at Grace.
At Keyser in April we began Walking Wednesdays – a walking school bus through the neighborhood.
April 23rd was Membership Sunday. We welcomed into membership: Shannon Dotson, Nick & Rachel Easley, Eric & Tiffany Klacik, Taylor Nelson, Chinedu Okeke, Robert & Angelina Oestrike, Cara Peter, Mike & Sandy Salsbury, John & Deb Suess.
“In Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:5
On April 27 Keep Watch Ministry celebrated a year of prayer walks in schools. This ministry has experienced growth this year to 37 prayer walks in the Toledo area, 19 of which take place in Toledo Public Schools, including ours at Keyser.
On April 30 we had a Family Worship service. We also celebrated the newest members of the Grace family and joined their parents in dedicating them to the Lord.
Also during the Family Worship service we prayed for Margaret and Louisa Kerrigan who have moved to Columbus to begin a new adventure in their chef careers.