2017 ~ The Year of Grace

A message from our Bishop of the Northwestern Ohio Synod:

Welcome to 2017: The Year of Grace. As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Northwestern Ohio Synod will celebrate the gift of God’s grace through worship, Bible study, book reading groups, and cultivating other faith practices.

Our memory verse for the Year of Grace captures both God’s intent and God’s goodness.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

I would encourage you to memorize this Bible verse, and when I see you, and you recite this verse to me, you will be blessed.  Just as our families, congregations, and communities will be blessed when we put God’s grace in action. As a basic faith practice, think about ways that you may receive and extend God’s grace.

Bishop Daniel G. Beaudoin