Ushers & Greeters

Ushers and greeters are often the first "Face of Grace that guests and parishioners see.

There are two ushers each Sunday at 10 am.  This is an opportunity to welcome others in the name of Christ! 

For detailed description of the duties of Ushers and Greeters please click here.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers 

Come let us sing to the Lord; let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation! Let us come before God’s presence with thanksgiving and raise to the Lord a shout with psalms.” (Psalm 95:1-2)

Untold generations have called one another to gather in the name of the Holy One of blessing, to rejoice and pray, to lament and sing: to worship.  We continue in that great cloud of witnesses to this very day: gathering, praying, singing, listening, speaking… We step away from busy lives, opening heart mind and soul to meet God in sacred space.

We are helped in this central work of the human spirit by our companions on the Way: Eucharistic Ministers.  These dedicated volunteers have committed themselves to faithful preparation and generous service in the liturgy.  When they do this, they serve God and their neighbors.  They are a living witness to the two greatest commandments: “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength; love your neighbor as yourself.”  

We give thanks for them.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact the Rev. Jan Smith Wood, 419-625-6919 or

Altar Guild

This ministry makes readty the altar - and the church - for worship.  In everyday terms, we set the table, clear the table, do the dishes, set the table for next time, prayer in action.  Sacred service.

This group of parishioners are organized and trained to care for the altar, the sanctuary, and adornments and vestments of the altar, under the direction of the rector.  

Our calling is to lovingly act in the name of Christ as the priest's liturgical partner in preparing the Lord's table and all church furnishings to most effectively enhance worship for the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church.

Our current Altar Guild members are:

                              Ann Cassidy                       Ellen Mettert

                              Debbie Chase                     Sharon Miller

                              Marcia Fordham                  Judy Porterfield

                              Barb Gravengaard               

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

The purpose of being a Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV) is to take Holy Communion directly from the Sunday worshipping community to Grace parishioners who are hospitalized, homebound or in a care facility.

Why do we do this?

Those who are absent from worship by reason of physical illness or infirmity continue to feel connected with and beloved by their faith community through the ministry of those who visit them for prayer, fellowship, and sharing of the Holy Communion.

Each Lay Eucharistic Visitor goes out about once a month to visit and take communion to those who would like to receive it.  The time commitment is small but the rewards are huge.  If you are interested in being a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, or would just like more information, please contact Jan at (419) 625-6919 or


Our Lay Eucharistic Visitors:

                          Ann Cassidy                   Ellen Mettert  

                          Katie Cummings             Carole Romp

                          Julie Eastlake                 



Are you homebound?  Hospitalized? In a care facility? Is it difficult for you to get to church?  We have a wonderful group of people called Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV’s, for short) who take communion to those who cannot come to us.

We send out an LEV weekly from the Sunday service to distribute communion. We try to get to all of our homebound parishioners at least once a month.  If you would like to have communion brought to you, please contact the church office at (419) 625-6919 and we will get you on the list.

Knit Witts

The Knit-Witts are a group of wonderful ladies who knit and crochet prayer shawls and blankets for anyone in need of comfort.  Over the years, in addition to their "regular" job of keeping our supply of shawls and blankets plentiful, they have also engaged in other projects here at Grace.  This past winter, in collaboration with our Outreach Committee, they took on the challenge of making hats, mittens, and scarves for our guests who come to our monthly Community FREE Meals. Thanks to the craftiness of our Knit-Witts (along with the generosity of donors who purchased additional items) we were able to distribute over 100 hats, 26 scarves, 7 headbands and 40 pair of mittens and gloves!  Our Knit-Witts are a quiet, unpretentious group but their work impacts many here at Grace. If you know of anyone who is in need of a prayer shawl or blanket, please contact the Church Office at (419) 625-6919.




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