Grace Lutheran Church Foundation

1995-2015


The ministry of the Grace Lutheran Church Foundation was inaugurated on January 22, 1995 at the annual meeting of the Congregation of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC).

Total Projects Funded
1994-2015
$466,432.35

Your donations have supported the following projects:

1994
(prior to incorporation)
Ursula Beckert veterinary mission $1,708
1995
Ronnenkamp Hall Dedication $484
1996
GELC Parish Nurse Health Ministry, partial funding $5,550
Luther House "To Swim with the Salmon" event $250
High School Youth Minister - 30-weeks $1,860
GELC playground project $1,353
Camp Lutherwood $500
1996 Total Projects $9,513
1997
GELCproperty landscape improvements (match $500 in donations) $500
GELC- computer network upgrade $11,117
Consecration Sunday $1,705
Pastor Norlie's trip to companion synod in Poland $291
Choir music (Kuehn Fund) $720
GELC- phone equipment and computer network components $3,592
1997 Total Projects $17,925
1998
Carrie Bryant's mission work in Tanzania $2,000
New position at Pastoral Counseling Center $1,000
Director of Lay Ministry position: salary and workstation set up support
    ($24,000 committed over 36 months)
$3,710
GELC- new printer (amended 1997 computer equipment proposal) $1,100
1998 Total Projects $7,810
1999
Director of Lay Ministry position (continuing support) $8,635
Parish Health Ministry Team fitness program $500
GELC- EMS Lite networked multi-user software $710
Pastor Maier's sabbatical; educational expenses $600
Carrie Bryant's education as a medical missionary $2,000
Percept Revision long range planning process $165
Ursula Beckert veterinary mission to Nepal $1,000
"The Child in Our Hand" conference attendees $541
Choir music (Kuehn Fund) $87
Ronnenkamp Hall alcove window replacements $1,250
Brian Smith Fund $1,610
"Welcoming the Stranger" $300
1999 Total Projects $17,398
2000
Director of Lay Ministry position (continuing support) $5,821
"Footsteps in Faith" program $612
GELC- new computer furniture $1,000
Projection screen for the Fireside room $165
Sanctuary grand piano $5,931
Library books for the Lay Ministry program $85
Augsburg resource/gift book center $1,554
Ronnenkamp Hall drape replacements $1,720
Carrie Bryant - OHSU scholarship $1,000
Acolyte robes (17) $1,313
Mueller Senegal Mission - computer equipment $2,325
Pastor Dan's office furniture $890
Ritual Edition Lectionary for the Sanctuary $100
2000 Total Projects $22,516
2001
"God in 2000" videotapes $208
"Footsteps in Faith" program $13
Sanctuary grand piano $42,143
Lending Library book purchases $45
Luther House 75th anniversary $3,800
National Pastors' conference $1,000
GELC- office file cabinet $100
Sanctuary drum set $403
Director of Lay Ministry position (continuing support) $3,333
Carrie Bryant - OHSU scholarship $1,000
Capital Campaign Task Force architectural renderings $7,605
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500
Property purchase - "Little Grace #1" $90,250
VBS scholarship (Brian Smith VBS Fund) $120
2001 Total Projects $150,520
2002
Portable communion kits (6) $417
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500
Lending Library book purchases $128
"Footsteps in Faith" program $59
B. C. Fund (Brian Smith Fund) $1,000
Tape players for homebound members (Memorial Fund) $80
2002 Total Projects $2,184
2003
Pastoral education program $1,000
Communion albs (Memorial Fund) $1,282
Portable communion kits (3) (Memorial Fund) $146
Linen pieces for communion kits (Memorial Fund) $78
"Purpose Driven" Program $1,194
"40 Days of Purpose" (Memorial Fund) $2,415
Youth Encounter program - Elise Coakley (Memorial Fund) $1,000
Luther House - Dr. Peters seminar series $400
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500
2003 Total Projects $8,015
2004
Pastor continuing education $1,000
Augsburg/Fortress books -
    "Reclaiming the L Word: Renewing the Church from its Lutheran Core"
$999
Mr. K. medical (Brian Smith Fund) $804
Ylvisaker workshop/visit $503
Organ repair (Musical Instrument Fund) $310
Choir music (Kuehn Fund) $585
Portable communion kits (3) (Memorial Fund) $147
NW Parish Nurse Ministries (designated, Memorial Fund) $100
GELC- DVD player (Memorial Fund) $60
Natural Church Development $500
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500
2004 Total Projects $5,508
2005
Pastor continuing education $1,000.00
Outdoor banners $297.00
Synod insert in The Lutheran $350.00
Laptop computer $1,425.96
Digital projector $1,189.99
Director of Lay Ministry, salary support $3,750.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Portable communion kits (3) (Memorial Fund) $209.95
LED street sign (Memorial Fund) $3,000.00
Parish Nurse health guides (designated, Memorial Fund) $76.22
Oil Stocks for healing prayers (5) (Memorial Fund) $99.17
Communion albs (4) & cinctures (7) (Memorial Fund) $711.00
Sound equipment for sanctuary (Memorial Fund) $1,038.00
Sanctuary roof lighting (Marge Amen, Memorial Fund) $60.87
LED street sign (Marge Amen, Memorial Fund) $956.62
Music: laptop computer, composing software (Memorial Fund) $1,374.89
2005 Total Projects $16,039.67
2006
Director of Lay Ministry, 2005/06 support $11,250.00
Director of Lay Ministry, 2006/07 support $6,000.00
Men's Ministry workshop (underwriting) $1,000.00
Music (Kuehn Fund) $163.49
Kaija Swisher, Young Adults Global Mission $1,000.00
B. Poole - Eagle Scout project, room restoration $449.28
Music: laptop computer $50.00
4x60" round tables (Memorial Fund) $479.99
Alter Guild supplies (Memorial Fund) $973.27
2006 Total Projects $21,366.03
2007
Grace Care Center endowment (Storvick Grace Center Fund) $1,880.71
Luther House centennial celebration $2,483.50
Director of Discipling Ministry salary support $6,000.00
Ronnenkamp Hall renovations (matching funds) $4,000.00
Audio visual system upgrade $15,000.00
Organ power supply (Musical Instrument Fund) $785.00
Round tables $479.99
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $100.00
Pastor Dan's retirement party $500.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Altar Guild supplies (Memorial Fund) $522.89
Hearing Impaired Telecoil (Memorial Fund) $2,000.00
Weswig memorial plaque (designated, Memorial Fund) $116.55
Health Minister training for 2 (designated, Memorial Fund) $801.00
2007 Total Projects $35,169.64
2008
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $50.00
Youth Mission Guyana trip $2,145.00
Basement renovation $9,000.00
Seder books (Memorial Fund) $150.00
Youth Mission Guyana trip (Kirk Johnson, Memorial Fund) $105.00
Basement renovation (Wayne Schultz, Memorial Fund) $1,000.00
Music (Kuehn Fund) $47.79
2008 Total Projects $12,497.79
2009
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $100.00
Computers for pastors (matching funds) $1,945.00
Sanctuary sound system (Dorothy Skwark, Memorial Fund) $8,963.40
Parish Nurse, congregation AED training (Agnes Adix, Memorial Fund) $750.00
Hand chimes for choir (John Swanson, Memorial Fund) $2,126.50
2009 Total Projects $13,884.90
2010
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $250.00
Haiti (matching funds) (Brian Smith Fund) $1,000.00
Grand piano repair (Musical Instrument Fund) $800.00
Youth and adult safety policy $500.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Bookkeeper computer (Skwark, Memorial Fund) $650.46
GELCQuilting fund (Bob Corl, Memorial Fund) $265.00
Greeting table (Memorial Fund) $79.97
Kitchen upgrade (Memorial Fund) $100.00
2010 Total Projects $4,145.43
2011
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $250.00
Kenya Mission (matching funds) $6,500.00
Replacement sink, faucets, countertops $4,541.97
AED replacement (Storvick Parish Nurse Fund) $1,225.00
Preschool storage cabinet $1,183.00
Library education $125.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Rectangular tables (7) (Memorial Fund) $350.00
Wheelchair accessible bathroom (Rudolph, Memorial Fund) $850.00
Sound system replacements (Skwark, Memorial Fund) $825.00
Signage in building (Memorial Fund) $377.00
Replace wireless mic (part Skwark, Memorial Fund) $324.00
2011 Total Projects $17,050.97
2012
MIF4Kidz: baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $50.00
ELCA Youth "Extravaganza", T. Weber $2,145.00
Communication Committee shirts (matching funds) $510.00
Youth Gathering (matching funds) $6,000.00
Audio visual equipment upgrade (partial) $567.11
Office staff continuing education $185.00
Airfare George Arende, Kenyan ELC $541.17
"End of Life Health Care" presentation (Storvick Parish Nurse Fund) $545.00
Library workshop (Library Fund) $497.50
Financial assistance, Ms. X (Brian Smith Fund) $552.00
Luther House repairs (matching funds) $1,500.00
Chairs and chair cart (Ronnenkamp fund) $14,477.30
Luther House bags $500.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Audio visual equipment upgrade (Skwark partial, Memorial Fund) $349.54
Coffee maker, air pots (Memorial Fund) $459.33
2012 Total Projects $29,378.95
2013
MIF4Kidz: Baptism donations for kids under 16, $50 each $200.00
Grace Center Endowment distribution (Storvick Grace Center Fund) $1,936.52
Har. family medical expenses (Brian Smith Fund) $1,500.00
D. family medical expenses (Brian Smith Fund) $200.00
Had. family medical expenses (Brian Smith Fund) $436.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $500.00
Replace / ADA compliant toilets (Memorial Fund) $1,583.79
Altar rail kneeler pad replacements (Memorial Fund) $1,023.00
Fireside kitchen faucets (Memorial Fund) $146.50
Chasuble (Erickson, Memorial Fund) $586.28
Planned giving lunch (Memorial Fund) $75.01
Landscaping (Erickson, Memorial Fund) $683.66
2013 Total Projects $8,870.76
2014
Discipling Ministries computer, iPad, projector $5,086.00
Jackson Street Youth Shelter laundry room renovation $1,255.11
Upgrade sanctuary lighting to LED bulbs $209.44
Upgrade computers (Technology Fund) $576.99
Grace Center for Adult Care distribution (Storvick Grace Center Fund) $1,109.66
Assistance League of Corvallis Operation School Bell $5,000.00
Lapel microphone and battery pack (Memorial Fund) $662.72
Microphone and boom stand (Memorial Fund) $69.94
Luther House Beer and Cheese fundraiser $2,000.00
Gas fireplace insert (Memorial Fund) $3,865.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $600.00
Telephone system (Memorial Fund) $1,099.97
2014 Total Projects $21,534.83
2015
Upgrade sanctuary lighting to LED bulbs $1,190.59
Sunday School service project (matching funds) (Schultz Family Youth Fund) $627.00
Sandcastle Preschool scholarships $2,672.00
ELCA Youth Gathering (matching funds) (Schultz Family Youth Fund) $2,793.00
ELCA Youth Gathering (matching funds) $2,444.20
Lutheran Staff Assoc. conference $644.00
Children's Music - ukuleles (Schultz Family Youth Fund) $175.00
Choir music - John Rutter Requiem (Kuehn Fund) $225.00
Volunteer appreciation $907.06
Sound system for nave $19,315.85
Web site $500.00
South Corvallis Food Bank freezer $4,719.00
Library conference for 2 $332.34
T-shirts for Day of Service $681.95
Lutherfest 2016 $2,000.00
Furniture Share $1,250.00
House of Zion Ministries hunger project $600.00
Gas fireplace insert plaque (Memorial Fund) $17.00
Telephone system (Memorial Fund) $237.96
Children's music - instruments, sheet music (Memorial Fund) $312.50
Library software (Memorial Fund) $996.55
Communication team easels (8) (Memorial Fund) $271.38
2015 Total Projects $42,912.38

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