This Week at Grace

This Week at Grace

Sunday, November 23

The Reign of Christ Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: A New Beginning. Ezekiel 47:13-23.

Ronnenkamp: Faith in Practice Medical Missions to Guatemala. Hear from those from Grace who have been working there recently.

Thanksgiving Baskets

There are a couple of items to add to your Thanksgiving Baskets. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has donated at $10.00 gift certificate for each family. Sue Musil will be at Grace after and between both services to distribute those. If you will not be at worship, call Sue at 541-908-6636.

There are also some favors, “hugging hands,”  created by our Sunday School Children. They will be in a basket in the entry on the Advent Sign Up Table.

Advent Soup Sign Up Sign up to help out with Advent Soup Suppers on the Advent Sign Up Table in the entryway.

Wednesday, November 26

7:00 pm Worship with Eucharist: “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving. The Grace Council has designated the Thanksgiving Eve Offering to go to the Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center.

After Worship: Pass the Pie Fellowship: Bring some pie to share with others.

You may also pick up a copy of the Grace Advent Devotional. A daily devotional produced by and for Grace folk.

No Chime or Choir Rehearsals, see Wednesdays below for future times

NEXT WEEK

Saturday, November 29 Luther House/Youth Gathering Parking Fund Raiser

Sunday, November 30

First Sunday in Advent

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour Advent Green Making in Ronnenkamp Hall

Library: Adult Bible Study: Seeking Words of Hope. Isaiah 52:1-2, 7-12.

Wednesday, December 3

5:15 pm Chime Choir

6:15 pm Soup Supper

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:25 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, December 7

Second Sunday in Advent

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: New Materials Coming

Ronnenkamp: “Spiritual Massage,” Pastor Wendell Hendershott & Debbie Kuehn invite you to explore your spiritual growth this Advent. Pastor Wendell will lead us in discussion. Debbie Kuehn will administer mini-massages.

Wednesday, December 10

Children’s Gifts for House of Zion are due this date.

5:15 pm Chime Choir

6:15 pm Soup Supper

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:25 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, December 14

Third Sunday in Advent

Children’s Nativity

10:00 Worship with Eucharist,

Wednesday, December 17

5:15 pm Chime Choir

6:15 pm Soup Supper

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:25 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

LOOKING BACKWARD

Listen to last Sunday’s sermon on the Grace Lutheran Web Blog: http://grace97330.org/blog/  If you don’t see the sermon at the top of the page scroll down until you do.

LOOKING AROUND

There is still time to Register and make your Deposits for the National Youth Gathering

If you’d still like to go, contact Jenny Olsen or Todd Weber.

Season of Listening Part 2: The Fireside Room windows are filling up once again, this time with responses from the groups and people who use our facilities here at Grace on both a regular an occasional basis. Part 1 responses are also being compiled and a report and observations will be shared soon.

A Note about October’s Giving Figures Included in Our Sunday Bulletin Insert: You may have noticed that October’s giving was exceptionally high. These figures reflected two, special one-time gifts totaling $21,000 for which we are very grateful. Thus, our giving for October exceeded the budgeted amount by $20,000. While this was great news for October and provided a definite boost to this year’s finances, we still have a significant deficit of some $22,000 to overcome in order to meet our budget by the end this fiscal year. We continue to thank God for the gifts we expect and those which come to us in unexpected ways. Join us in continuing to pray for faithfulness in all areas of our stewardship, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us.

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Grace Gatherings: December 2014

Our newsletter, Grace Gatherings, for December 2014 has been published. You may access it as a PDF file by clicking here.

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Grace Gatherings: November 2014

Our newsletter, Grace Gatherings, for November 2014 has been published. You may access it as a PDF file by clicking here.

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This Week at Grace

This Week at Grace

Saturday, November 15

4:45 pm Game Day Parking Begins. This activity supports Lutheran Campus Ministry. 

Sunday, November 16

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour/Stewardship Celebration Brunch Potluck

The Congregation is invited to bring a breakfast or brunch dish to share[i].

3:00 p.m. Grammy Nominee, Duane Hulbert, Piano Recital[ii] 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, November 23

The Reign of Christ Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: A New Beginning. Ezekiel 47:13-23.

Ronnenkamp: Faith in Practice Medical Missions to Guatemala. Here from those from Grace who have been working there recently.

Wednesday, November 26

7:00 pm Worship with Eucharist: “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving.

After Worship: Pass the Pie Fellowship: Bring some pie to share with others.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, November 30

First Sunday in Advent

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour Advent Green Making in Ronnenkamp Hall

Library: Adult Bible Study: Seeking Words of Hope. Isaiah 52:1-2, 7-12.

Wednesday,  December 3

5:15 pm Chime Choir

6:15 pm Soup Supper

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:25 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, December 7

Second Sunday in Advent

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: New Materials Coming

Ronnenkamp: “Spiritual Massage,” Pastor Wendell Hendershott & Debbie Kuehn invite you to explore your spiritual growth this Advent. Pastor Wendell will lead us in discussion. Debbie Kuehn will administer mini-massages.

Wednesday,  December 10

5:15 pm Chime Choir

6:15 pm Soup Supper

7:00 pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:25 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal

 

There is still time to Register and make your Deposits for the National Youth Gathering

If you’d still like to go contact Jenny Olsen or Todd Weber.   

LOOKING BACKWARD

Listen to last Sunday’s sermon on the Grace Lutheran Web Blog: http://grace97330.org/blog/

LOOKING AROUND

Season of Listening Part 2: The Fireside Room windows are filling up once again, this time with responses from the groups and people who use our facilities here at Grace on both a regular an occasional basis. Part 1 responses are also being compiled and a report and observations will soon be shared.

An Important Note re: October’s Giving Figures included in our Sunday bulletin insert: You may have noticed that October’s giving was exceptionally high. These figures reflected two, special one-time gifts totaling $21,000 for which we are very grateful. Thus, our giving for October exceeded the budgeted amount by $20,000. While this was great news for October and provided a definite boost to this year’s finances, we still have a significant deficit of some $22,000 to overcome in order to meet our budget by the end this fiscal year. We continue to thank God for the gifts we expect and those which come to us in unexpected ways. Join us in continuing to pray for faithfulness in all areas of our stewardship, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us.

[i] What does one bring to a brunch potluck? Some suggestions: fruit, muffins, coffee cake, an egg casserole, yogurt, a potato casserole.

[ii] Grammy nominee pianist Duane Hulbert will present a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov, 16, 3:00 pm. His wife is Judy Carlson Hulbert, daughter of Swannie and Ted Carlson.

The concert is free. Donations will be accepted, however, for Guyana Lutheran Music Academy, a non-profit school which teaches music to children and adults in Guyana.

Hulbert will play pieces by the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.   Hulbert received a Grammy nomination in 2002 for the first CD in his series The Complete works of Glazunov.  The full 4 CD set was released this Oct. 12, 2014.

Hulbert is distinguished professor of music and head of the University of Puget Sound piano department, in Tacoma. He has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, and Seattle Symphony. He has performed as a recitalist at Merkin Concert Hall in New York; Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. He also has been a guest at the Eastman School of Music Summer Piano Festival and the Music Studies Abroad festival in France. In 1980 Hulbert, a native of Minnesota, captured the grand prize in the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City. Numerous other awards followed, including first prize in the 1985 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. Hulbert’s first CD of  piano works by Alexander Glazunov was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his doctorate from Manhattan School of Music.

 

 

 

 

 

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Keep Awake – Sermon by Pastor Wendell Hendershott

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Wendell Hendershott’s sermon on November 9, 2014:

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This Week at Grace

This Week at Grace

Sunday, November 9, Stewardship Commitment Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Ronnenkamp Hall: Pastor’s Second Sunday Class Spiritual Growth 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, November 16

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour/Stewardship Celebration Brunch

The Congregation is invited to bring a breakfast or brunch dish to share[i].

3:00 p.m. Grammy Nominee, Duane Hulbert, Piano Recital[ii]

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, November 23

The Reign of Christ Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: A New Beginning. Ezekiel 47:13-23.

Wednesday, November 26

7:00 pm Worship with Eucharist: “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving.

After Worship: Pass the Pie Fellowship: Bring some pie to share with others.

Sunday, November 30

First Sunday in Advent

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour Advent Green Making in Ronnenkamp Hall

Library: Adult Bible Study: Seeking Words of Hope. Isaiah 52:1-2, 7-12.

There is still time to Register and make your Deposits for the National Youth Gathering

If you’d still like to go contact Jenny Olsen or Todd Weber.   

LOOKING BACKWARD

Ron Anderson, Linda Samuels and  Pastor Wendell Hendershott have just returned from Guatemala and thank you for your prayers. They joined others from both the United States and Guatemala on a pharmaceutical medical mission with Faith in Practice in Antigua Guatemala. For more information: http://faithinpractice.org/ 

LOOKING AROUND

Season of Listening Part 2: The Fireside Room windows are filling up once again, this time with responses from the groups and people who use our facilities here at Grace on both a regular an occasional basis. Part 1 responses are also being compiled and a report and observations will soon be shared.

An Important Note re: October’s Giving Figures included in our Sunday bulletin insert: You may have noticed that October’s giving was exceptionally high. These figures reflected two, special one-time gifts totaling $21,000 for which we are very grateful. Thus, our giving for October exceeded the budgeted amount by $20,000. While this was great news for October and provided a definite boost to this year’s finances, we still have a significant deficit of some $22,000 to overcome in order to meet our budget by the end this fiscal year. We continue to thank God for the gifts we expect and those which come to us in unexpected ways. Join us in continuing to pray for faithfulness in all areas of our stewardship, as we celebrate God’s faithfulness to us.

[i] What does one bring to a brunch potluck? Some suggestions: fruit, muffins, coffee cake, an egg casserole, yogurt, a potato casserole.

[ii] Grammy nominee pianist Duane Hulbert will present a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov, 16, 3:00 pm. His wife is Judy Carlson Hulbert, daughter of Swannie and Ted Carlson.

The concert is free. Donations will be accepted, however, for Guyana Lutheran Music Academy, a non-profit school which teaches music to children and adults in Guyana.

Hulbert will play pieces by the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.   Hulbert received a Grammy nomination in 2002 for the first CD in his series The Complete works of Glazunov.  The full 4 CD set was released this Oct. 12, 2014.

Hulbert is distinguished professor of music and head of the University of Puget Sound piano department, in Tacoma. He has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, and Seattle Symphony. He has performed as a recitalist at Merkin Concert Hall in New York; Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. He also has been a guest at the Eastman School of Music Summer Piano Festival and the Music Studies Abroad festival in France. In 1980 Hulbert, a native of Minnesota, captured the grand prize in the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City. Numerous other awards followed, including first prize in the 1985 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. Hulbert’s first CD of  piano works by Alexander Glazunov was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his doctorate from Manhattan School of Music.

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Sermon by Ed Curtain from Pastoral Counseling Center

Readings:

Ed Curtain is the executive director of the Pastoral Counseling Center. Listen to the audio from Ed’s sermon on November 2, 2014:

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This Week at Grace

This Week at Grace

October 24 – November 1: A group of three Grace people, Ron Anderson, Linda Samuels and  Pastor Wendell Hendershott will join others from both the United States and Guatemala on a pharmaceutical medical mission with Faith in Practice in Antigua Guatemala. For more information: http://faithinpractice.org/

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 2ND!  Set your clocks back and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.

Sunday, November 2

Stewardship Emphasis Continues

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist, All Saints’ Sunday, Matthew 5. 1-12

Ed Curtin from Pastoral Counseling Center will be our guest preacher

9:45 Educational Hour

Hal Brauner Budget Presentation in Ronnenkamp Chapel

Luther Movie in Ronnenkamp Hall

Library: Adult Bible Study: Seeking a Place of Peace. Ezekiel 43:1-12. 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, November 9, Stewardship Commitment Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Ronnenkamp Hall: Pastor’s Second Sunday Class Spiritual Growth

Library: Adult Bible Study: Suffering and Relishing Special Places. Ezekiel 43:13-21

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, November 16

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour/Stewardship Celebration Brunch

The Congregation is invited to bring a breakfast or brunch dish to share.

3:00 p.m. Grammy Nominee, Duane Hulbert, Piano Recital

Sunday, November 23

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Library: Adult Bible Study: A New Beginning. Ezekiel 47:13-23.

LOOKING BACKWARD

Registrations and Deposits are past due for National Youth Gathering

If you’d still like to go contact Jenny Olsen or Todd Weber.  

 

LOOKING AROUND

Fireside Insert: Thanks to Grace Foundation for providing Memorial Funds for the new fireplace insert in the Fireside Room.

Grammy nominee pianist Duane Hulbert will present a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov, 16, 3:00 pm. His wife is Judy Carlson Hulbert, daughter of Swannie and Ted Carlson.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted for Guyana Lutheran Music Academy, a non-profit school which teaches music to children and adults in Guyana.

Hulbert will play pieces by the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.   Hulbert received a Grammy nomination in 2002 for the first CD in his series The Complete works of Glazunov.  The full 4 CD set was released this Oct. 12, 2014.

Hulbert is distinguished professor of music and head of the University of Puget Soundpiano department, in Tacoma. He has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, and Seattle Symphony. He has performed as a recitalist at Merkin Concert Hall in New York; Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. He also has been a guest at the Eastman School of Music Summer Piano Festival and the Music Studies Abroad festival in France. In 1980 Hulbert, a native of Minnesota, captured the grand prize in the prestigious Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City. Numerous other awards followed, including first prize in the 1985 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. Hulbert’s first CD of  piano works by Alexander Glazunov was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and his doctorate from Manhattan School of Music.

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The Heart of Truth – Sermon by Pastor Netsie Griffith

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Netsie Griffith’s sermon on October 26, 2014:

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This Week at Grace

This Week at Grace

October 24 – November 1: A group of three Grace people, Ron Anderson, Linda Samuels and Pastor Wendell Hendershott will join others from both the United States and Guatemala on a pharmaceutical medical mission with Faith in Practice in Antigua, Guatemala. For more information: http://faithinpractice.org/

Sunday, October 26

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist, Reformation & Confirmation Sunday

John 8. 31-26

The congregation is invited to wear something red, the liturgical color of the day

9:45 Educational Hour

Ronnenkamp Hall: Luther Movie

Library: Adult Bible Study: Who’s in Control? Job 42:1-10

Tuesday, October 28 7:30 p.m. In Concert: Our organist, Sunghee Kim, will be appearing in concert here at Grace Lutheran with Chintimini violinist, Anthea Kreston. The piano-violin program will feature composers Sibelius, Saint-Saens and Mendelssohn. A Donation will be received and a reception will follow. 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, November 2

Stewardship Emphasis Continues

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist, All Saints’ Sunday[i], Matthew 5. 1-12

Ed Curtain from Pastoral Counseling Center will be our guest preacher

9:45 Educational Hour

Luther Movie Concludes

Hal Brauner Budget Presentation

Library: Adult Bible Study: Seeking a Place of Peace. Ezekiel 43:1-12.

LOOKING AHEAD

Sunday, November 9, Stewardship Commitment Sunday

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour

Ronnenkamp Hall: Pastor’s Second Sunday Class Spiritual Growth

Library: Adult Bible Study: Suffering and Relishing Special Places. Ezekiel 43:13-21

 

Sunday, November 16

8:30 & 11:00 Worship with Eucharist,

9:45 Educational Hour/Stewardship Celebration Brunch

The Congregation is invited to bring a breakfast or brunch dish to share.

3:00 p.m. Grammy Nominee, Duane Hulbert, Piano Recital[ii]

LOOKING BACKWARD

Registrations and Deposits are past due for National Youth Gathering

If you’d still like to go contact Jenny Olsen or Todd Weber.   

LOOKING AROUND

Fireside Insert: Thanks to Grace Foundation for providing Memorial Funds for the new fireplace insert in the Fireside Room.

[i]  Please add the names of your loved ones to our All Saints List on the Narthex Window. This list is for those who have died since last year’s All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2013. The names will be read aloud on All Saints’ Sunday.

[ii] Grammy nominee pianist Duane Hulbert will present a piano recital at Grace Lutheran Church on Nov, 16, 3:00 pm. His wife is Judy Carlson Hulbert, daughter of Swannie and Ted Carlson.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted for Guyana Lutheran Music Academy, a non-profit school which teaches music to children and adults in Guyana.

Hulbert will play pieces by the Russian composer Alexander Glazunov.   Hulbert received a Grammy nomination in 2002 for the first CD in his series The Complete works of Glazunov.  The full 4 CD set was released this Oct. 12, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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