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Welcome to Grace

We are followers of Jesus Christ who are striving to love others because God has loved us.  By His grace we have been given the opportunity to share the gospel in the Port Clinton, Catawba Island, and Marblehead areas.  If you have any questions or if you are just wondering who we are and what we do, please do not hesitate to visit or call.  We hope to see and worship God with you soon!

Grace and Peace

  • Dec8Thu

    True Greatness

    December 8, 2016

    Do you want to be great?  If you are like every other human being on this earth, I'm sure you do.  The desire to be great is inside all of us.  None of us at age 10 said we wanted to grow up to be mediocre.  No, we all aspired to be great and do great things.  But, there is a difference between all of us when it comes to greatness.  You define greatness differently than me.  You might look at my life and deem it pitiful when I see it as great, and vice versa.  Even when we were 10, I thought being a dentist was great, and you thought some other vocation was great.  So we must ask, what defines greatness?  If you simply look at the magazines in the checkout aisle, you will see how the world defines greatness.  They believe greatness is defined by status and wealth.  The more famous and wealthy you are, the greater you are.  Thankfully, the worlds definition of greatness and God’s definition of greatness are different.  According to Jesus, if you want to be truly great, simply obey, serve, and suffer.

  • Nov17Thu

    Think Different. Be Different.

    November 17, 2016

    If you think different, you will be different.  Each day, the way we think dictates who we are.  It affects the way we eat, how we spend our money, and the people we interact with.  When a company is hiring someone, most of the time they want to hire someone who thinks different than the previous employee.  When a sports team brings in a new coach they want someone who will think different than the previous coach so that they will win more.  I say again, if you think different, you will be different. 

  • Nov10Thu

    The Struggle of Understanding

    November 10, 2016

    If I had to say I was terrible at something in life, it would be math.  For some reason numbers and how they all correlate together never made sense.  Sure I can add, subtract, and I also know some of my times table, but beyond that I am clueless.  Throughout my school years I learned all the fancy math, even having knowledge of it so I could pass tests.  But the reality was that I never came to understand it, which is why I am terrible at math to this day.  Isn't it interesting how even though we might have knowledge, it doesn't necessarily mean that we have understanding.  In our age of information it is easy to get wrapped up in having knowledge over understanding.  This knowledge mentality has crept into the church as well.  Many Christians claim to have knowledge of Jesus and what he accomplished on the cross, but that does not mean they understand it.  Thankfully, our God is patient.  He knows this about us, so he continues to patiently teach us until our knowledge progresses into understanding and then our understanding progresses into faithfulness.  

  • Nov3Thu

    Unexpected Love

    November 3, 2016

    Have you ever gone out of your way to show love to someone?  And when I say "out of your way" I mean that it inconvenienced you and the result of that inconvenience made you sacrifice something.  So, have you done this?  I bet all of us have been on the receiving end of someone loving us when we least expect it.  As a Pastor, I am often on the receiving end of someone loving me and my family.  They show up unannounced to give us something that we never expected to receive.  These are very humbling times.  When these people leave, I’m standing there thinking, “do I love people like that and do I show unexpected love to others?"  As I read and meditate on Scripture I am reminded time and again that this is exactly what Jesus did for us.  Jesus’ love for us is utterly unexpected.  

Upcoming Events

Kids of Grace - December 7, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Kids of Grace is for students in K-5th grade.  They meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. where they will play fun games, sing songs, hear riveting bible lessons, and make crafts.  If you have any questions please call the church office.  

Fourth Soil Ministry - December 7, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Fourth Soil Ministry is for students in 6-12th grade.  They meet every Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. where they will lead the games and songs for Kids of Grace and then will have their own bible study with Pastor Ryan.  If you have any questions please call the church office. 

Primetimers - December 8, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.

This ministry is dedicated to those who are 50+ years old.   We meet every second Thursday of each month to have have fellowship with one another.  Come and enjoy dinner and studying the Word of God!
Advent Service - December 11, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
Join us while we celebrate the Advent season.  We will be studying what Advent is and what it means in this season.  Hope you can join!

Men's Breakfast - December 17, 2016 - 8:30 a.m.

All men are invited to join us for our Men's breakfast on November 19 at 8:30 a.m..  This is a great time of fellowship for the men of this church.  All men are responsible to bring their favorite breakfast item to pass!

ristmas Eve Service - December 24, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
Join us for our Christmas Eve service as we celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Day Service - December 25, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.

Join us for our Christmas Day service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!

Service Times


9:30 a.m. - Adult Sunday School
10:30 a.m. - Worship Service
10:30 a.m. - Children's Church - Dismissed during Service

6:00 p.m. - Bible Study - "Doctrine for life"

6:00 p.m. - Prayer Meeting

6:30 p.m. - Kids of Grace (K-5 grades)
6:30 p.m. - Fourth Soil Ministry (6-12 grades)