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Pastoral Care at Grace

“So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.” 1 Corinthians 4:1

Pastor Mark Witte began his service to Grace on July 9, 2006 as a recent graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is on call every day to assist with spiritual needs. Pastor can be reached by phoning the office: 1-734/242-1401.

Pastoral Counseling

The pastor is available at various times during the week to sit down and talk with individuals of our congregation or outside the congregation. We see this as an important part of pastoral ministry to be a listening ear and a guiding voice to those individuals going through challenging times in this life. Of course, the pastors also enjoy individuals who often do stop in to share the joys as well. The pastors handle counseling for grief, marriage, pre-marital, depression, and other needs which arise. Anyone desiring pastoral counseling is invited to phone the office and set a time to meet with either Pastor.

Shut-In Ministry

We continue to value those individuals who are no longer physically able to attend worship or be a part of the other fellowship activities at Grace. Both Pastors enjoy this aspect of ministry where they can visit these individuals (kindly referred to as "shut-ins") at their homes or care facilities. Visits are made not just for the purpose of friendly conversation and fellowship, but also to bring these individuals the Word of God, worship, and in most cases the Lord's Supper.

Hospital Ministry

We understand that it is a very trying experience to be in a hospital bed for any period of time and seek to ensure that these trials are met and answered with the Word of God. The pastors at Grace work to visit every member when they are in the hospital, for whatever reason it may be. They also work to visit members who are having surgeries with a visit before and/or after the surgery.

One area that you can help us help you is to communicate with the pastors and the church office when you or a loved one is in the hospital or is facing surgery. Because of privacy laws the hospitals are not able to help us as they used to in informing us of members in the hospital. If you would send us a note when you are at worship on Sundays or give us a call during the week to give us this information we in turn will be most joyful to make visits in return.

Prayer Requests

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