Community Days At Grace Lutheran Church

The big white tent goes up on the front lawn of Grace Lutheran Church on Monday, June 16th, serving as a prelude to a week of activities to which the entire Greater Lakewood Community is invited. The church, located at the corner of Grace and Madison Avenues across from Madison Park, has hosted evangelistic and community activities under a tent in mid-June for the past 8 years.

On Tuesday, June 17th at 7 p.m., the Second Annual Pet Blessing Service will be led by the congregation’s Pastor, the Rev. George R. Hansell, Jr. Well-mannered pets of all species and their owners are most welcome to attend.

On Wednesday, June 18th at 7 p.m., the internationally acclaimed Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus will present a short concert. The chorus has been utilizing Grace Lutheran’s main sanctuary for rehearsals and recording.  The entire community is invited to attend and hear this wonderful chorus that has performed at the White House and in countries around the world. 

On Thursday, June 19th, a Kids & Family Servant Event will be held from 7-9 p.m.  The whole family will have the opportunity to make blankets for donating to the needy and a craft project to take home.

On Friday, June 20th, the community is invited to an Ice Cream Social & Bunco Party under the tent.

The week’s activities will close with an Outdoor Celebration Worship Service & Picnic beginning at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the service is IOW:  In Other Words. Pastor Hansell will take some of the Internet and Text abbreviations that have become a modern-day new language and put a different spin on them. A picnic will follow. The community is invited to both the service and the picnic.

For more information, contact the Church Office at 216-221-4959, or visit them on their website at

George Hansell

Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church since October 31, 2004. Married 36 years to Krista, a parochial school teacher. Son Christopher is a Lutheran elementary school teacher in Waltz, Michigan. Daughter Jennifer is a veterinarian in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:28 PM, 06.10.2014