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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
300 Gaston Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-4667
 
 
 
 
Our Mission at Grace:
To proclaim the Gospel of Christ in word and
deed, satisfying spiritual needs.
 

 
Rev. Matthew Holbert
 
 
Sunday Services
8:30am and 11:00am
Nursery provided for the 11:00am service
 
Sunday School
9:30am
Children & Adult Study
 
 

Meet Our Staff:
 
Margie Krueger, Secretary
Jim Nichols, Sexton
Robin Bohn, Organist
John Ashton, Director of Music
 
Church Council Members:
 
Jessica Carr                       Carla Cottrell
                Belinda Eagle                      Jim Nichols (President)
                             Lois Sarsfield                      Shirley Malick (Vice President)
   Lillie Setters                        Sharon Morgan
Cindy Siegman                    Ellen Shields
                Jennifer Wilson                   Janet Wean (Secretary)
 

 
Some Milestones of Grace...
 
 

            

"Grace in 1909"

 

 
Easter, April 3, 1904, organization of congregation.
 
July 1, 1904, first regular pastor.
 
January 1, 1906, lot purchased.
 
September 26, 1909, cornerstone laid.
 
May 16, 1910, the building dedicated.
 
May 1, 1925, became self supporting.
 
April 17, 1912, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of West Virginia was  
                       organized in Grace Church.
 
1921, the painting "The Good Shepherd" a copy of the masterpiece by
                        Plockhorst, was done in oil on the chancel wall over the
                        altar by Gertrude DeBrau of Cumberland, MD.
 
 
"The Good Shepherd"
 
April 16, 1922, pipe organ installed and dedicated.
 

"Pipe Organ and Choir Loft"

 
April 30, 1940, the sub-basement was dedicated for use as an
                        educational and recreational center.  Work on the sub-
                        basement had been started some years earlier by the
                        Boy Scouts and adults gave a helping hand to complete
                        the work.  Our Boy Scouts continue to hold their weekly
                        meetings at Grace.
 
 
1950, the unification of the Women's organizations of the church.
 
January 1952, a resolution was passed which would permit women to
                        serve on the Church Council.  Mrs. W. Glenn Norman
                        was elected to the council, becoming the first woman
                        member.
 
1988, ramps were added to the front entrance of the church making
                        Grace Church handicapped accessible.
 

"Front view of Grace showing handicap accessible ramp"

 
2002, Circle of Grace was formed for the women of the church.
 
2003, a Food Pantry was started to aid the community.
 
2004, "Celebrating 100 years of Grace."
 
 "Grace in 2009"
 
 
Pastor Hann had a huge impact at Grace Lutheran.  He served as Pastor at Grace for decades (from January 1934 through May 1970) and was a very dedicated Pastor, which is why Hann Hall is named in honor of his ministry at Grace. 
 

 
 
Links: 
 
West Virginia - Western Maryland Synod  http://www.wv-wmd.org/
 
Lutheran Youth Organization  http://www.wv-wmdlyo.com/
 
 


 
 
Enjoying some time with the Sunday School Kids is always a BLAST!
 
 
 
 

 
 
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