Greetings in Christ!
My name is Dan Forehand, and I have been serving as pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Elkhart since June of 2014. My wife Kim and I are so excited to be with the outstanding people of Grace!
We are so thankful that you have found your way to our website. Like us, it is always undergoing some changes, so that the content is more user-friendly, the information is more up to date, and so that it can be reflective of the new things that God is doing in our midst.
As we look around the Elkhart community, we see much to rejoice and celebrate. We see the ways that God is impacting lives. We also see a lot of people who are hurting, who feel abandoned, who feel as though they are not worthy of the love of God. Job loss, family loss, and the loss of one’s health are just some of the hurts that we see in this community.
We at Grace, speak to the hope found in the empty tomb. Each Sunday at 9:30am you will hear the Good News that Jesus has conquered death, conquered our fears, and conquered all that seeks to destroy us. We come together as a community to praise God for this marvelous gift of Jesus, and to celebrate in the gifts of God given to us in the body and blood of Christ at Communion.
This fall we've also started a second family friendly worship on Tuesdays at 5:30pm. We gather for dinner and then worship. Whenver Elkhart schools are in session, we gather for this worship service. Join us for dinner and stay around for worship.
Grace is a community of young and old, families, single people, folks in the midst of careers, and folks who are enjoying retirement. You will likely hear screams of excitement from infants and toddlers worshipping together with great-grandparents. A multigenerational community is a wonderful gift!
We hope that you will consider joining us for worship – to see the goodness of God. We hope that in that experience you will see that God is doing something new in all of our lives!
Come, be a part of what God is doing in Elkhart!
I look forward to meeting you!
Peace and joy,