9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sundays in Main Sanctuary
11:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Chapel with Holy Communion weekly
In the event a
Snow Emergency in Lucas County
is issued for a Sunday morning
or a Wednesday during Lent,
worship services will automatically cancel.
September 8, 2013 - June 29, 2014
Adult Christian Education
Pastor Al Swartz
Child-care/nursery is available at the 9:30 worship service
for children up to and including the age of 2 years.
Fellowship Hour with refreshments, 10:45-11:30am
One Actor * Eight Characters * A Fresh Look at Jesus
The worship drama, “Witnesses” will be performed at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43613 on Sunday, February 8 at 4pm. The one-man play, written by Curt Cloninger, features professional actor and speaker, Jonathan P. Swenson.
In this dramatic and very personal performance, Swenson portrays eight different characters (historical and imagined) as each responds to Jesus. Through the eyes of these characters, both comic and serious, the audience is challenged to see Jesus from fresh perspectives; not cold and distant, but as one who was intimately involved in the “nitty-gritty” of life.
Swenson is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A. in Psychology, Theater and Music, 1988) and Luther Seminary (Master’s of Divinity, 1994). He has served as an ordained minister for nearly 20 years. Jonathan frequently performs in community and professional theater events, combining his musical theater passions with intentional evangelical outreach. Swenson is also the Founding Director of Paraphrase Theatre, a faith-based theater company in Cedar Rapids, IA. As part of Paraphrase Theatre, Swenson is traveling throughout the country performing two shows, both written by Curt Cloninger, titled Witnesses and Celebrate the Child.
The dramatic portrayal will run 70 minutes, immediately followed by a Q & A with Jonathan. Jonathan will also be available for personal conversation following the Q&A during a fellowship time in Grace's Brenner Hall. All-in-all, the entire event is anticipated to conclude around 6pm.
For more information about this event, call Grace Lutheran at 419-474-6403 and watch our Facebook page for updates (Grace-Lutheran-Church-Toledo).