Grace Gatherings for June

Our newsletter, Grace Gatherings, for June 2016 has been published. You may access it as a PDF file by clicking here.

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This Week at Grace

 Memorial Day

THIS WEEK

Friday, May 27, Purchase at Dutch Bros. and support Pastoral Counseling Center.

Bring a coupon in to any Corvallis Dutch Bros. tomorrow (May 27th) and they will donate $1 for each drink purchased to the Pastoral Counseling Center!  This is an easy way to contribute to a wonderful cause – that is, providing competent, compassionate counseling to anyone who needs it.  PCC is there to help our congregation and our community – we thank you for your faithful support! Print out your own coupon at http://bit.ly/PCCDBCoupon  or pick up a coupon from the Grace office.

May 29, Second Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 9 c

Memorial Day Weekend

8:30     First Service with Eucharist

9:45     Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00   Second Service with Eucharist


NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day, Office Closed

Tuesday, May 31: Please send us info about the Grads in your life by this date.

Are there graduates in your life? Please send names & details to the church office or to Donna King (donnak@grace97330.org) so we can include everyone in our folder for Graduate Recognition Day. Come help us celebrate and bless all Grads

June 5, Third Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 10 c

“Graduate Recognition Day”

“Music Sunday”

“Church Picnic”

8:30     First Service with Eucharist

9:45     Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00   Second Service with Eucharist

1:00     Church Picnic – Avery Park Thompson Shelter. Bring a food item to share and your own place setting.  Everyone is welcome!


LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, June 9, 11:45 am, Women’s Luncheon at Laughing Planet

June 12, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 11 C

8:30     First Service with Eucharist

9:45     Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00   Second Service with Eucharist

June 19, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost  (Lectionary 12c)

Father’s Day

10:00  One Worship Service with Eucharist

(We will continue with one service through September)

Confirmation Camp is Coming

July 24-29, 2016 — Registration is available online (Register early to get a spot.)

Day Camp is Coming

August 8-12, 2016 – Registration is available online


LOOKING BACKWARD

Listen to Sunday Sermons 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

New Website

Grace Lutheran, thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation, is constructing a new website. It is in the final stages of preparation and we hope to be unveiling it soon.

Sunday Adult Bible Study (Frank & Sue’s Class)

The Gift of Faith

This quarter engages texts from the Gospels of Mark and Luke to consider themes of faith.

Lesson 13        May 29                        Jesus Saves the Lost                          Luke 19:1-10

The final two classes before summer break are from Zephaniah.

Lesson 1               June 5                   The Day of the Lord                                 Zephaniah 1:4-6, 14-16, 2:3

Lesson 2               June 12                 The Consequences of Disobedience       Zephaniah 3:6-8

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Every child who is baptized here at Grace Lutheran gets an opportunity for a $50.00 savings account? It is a gift from Grace Foundation and is set up through the Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA. An account is set up through their MIF4KIDZ vehicle and accrues dividends until the child reaches 18, about the time they are ready for school. Parents, Grandparents, godparents and others are invited to contribute to the account. It is a great way to encourage families to save.

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The Triune Witness of Water – Sermon by Pastor Netsie Griffith

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Netsie Griffith’s sermon on May 22, 2016:

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This Week at Grace

THIS WEEK

Friday, May 20, noon, deadline for newsletter submissions (Grace Gatherings)

Saturday, May 21, 2 pm, Karen Haggard Memorial Service at Grace: Reception to follow in the Fireside Room

May 22, Trinity Sunday

8:30    First Service with Eucharist

9:45    Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist


NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, May 24, 11:45 am, Women’s Luncheon at New Morning Bakery

Friday, May 27, Purchase at Dutch Bros. and support Pastoral Counseling Center. (See below for additional information and coupon)

May 29, Second Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 9 c

Memorial Day Weekend

8:30    First Service with Eucharist

9:45    Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist


 

LOOKING AHEAD

May 30 – Memorial Day, Office Closed

May 31: Please send us info about the Grads in your life by this date.

Are there graduates in your life? Please send names & details to the church office or to Donna King (donnak@grace97330.org)  so we can include everyone in our folder for Graduate Recognition Day. Come help us celebrate and bless all Grads

June 5, Third Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 10 c

“Graduate Recognition Day”

“Music Sunday”

“Church Picnic”

8:30    First Service with Eucharist

9:45    Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

1:00    Church Picnic – Avery Park Thompson Shelter. Bring a food item to share and your own place setting.  Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, June 9, 11:45 am, Women’s Luncheon at Laughing Planet

June 12, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Lectionary 11 C

8:30    First Service with Eucharist

9:45    Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

June 19, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost  (Lectionary 12c)

Father’s Day

10:00  One Worship Service with Eucharist

(We will continue with one service through September)

Confirmation Camp is Coming in July

 

Day Camp is Coming

August 8 – 12, 2016 – Registration is available online


LOOKING BACKWARD

Listen to Sunday Sermons 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

New Website

Grace Lutheran, thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation, is constructing a new website. It is in the final stages of preparation and we hope to be unveiling it soon.

Sunday Adult Bible Study (Frank & Sue’s Class)

The Gift of Faith

This quarter engages texts from the Gospels of Mark and Luke to consider themes of faith.

Lesson 12        May 22            Childlike Faith                                     Luke 18:15-17, Mark 10:16

Lesson 13        May 29            Jesus Saves the Lost                          Luke 19:1-10

DID YOU KNOW?

May is Mental Health Month.  It’s the perfect excuse to visit Dutch Bros on Friday, May 27th!

Bring in the coupon to any Corvallis Dutch Bros. (on May 27th) and they will donate $1 for each drink purchased to the Pastoral Counseling Center!  This is an easy way to contribute to a wonderful cause – that is, providing competent, compassionate counseling to anyone who needs it.  PCC is there to help our congregation and our community – we thank you for your faithful support!

Pick up a coupon at church on Sunday, in the church office all week, or print out your own at http://bit.ly/PCCDBCoupon

 

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Un-babble – Sermon by Pastor Wendell Hendershott

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Wendell Hendershott’s sermon on May 15, 2016:

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Where Polarities Meet – Sermon by Pastor Netsie Griffith

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Netsie Griffith’s sermon on May 8, 2016:

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Grace Gatherings for May 2016

Our newsletter, Grace Gatherings, for May 2016 has been published. You may access it as a PDF file by clicking here.

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This Week at Grace

THIS WEEK

Moms’ Weekend at OSU

April 29—May 1 Oregon Synod Assembly, Eugene

If you are not going to Synod Assembly, You may want to attend the Faith Dialogue presentations at St. Mark Lutheran in Salem, featuring Bach Scholar Helmut Rilling from Germany: http://stmarksalem.org/

May 1, 6th Sunday of Easter

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

            “What Makes for a Well-Lived Life?” led by Jim Norlie

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

6:00 pm Evening Confirmation: Potluck, Review, Party

Thursday, May 5 Ascension Day.

While there is no formal service at Grace this day, we invite you to read the gospel for the Ascension of our Lord: Luke 24. 44-53. Christ has not ascended to leave this world, but in order that the Holy Spirit might come to believers in a new way.

May 5, Spanish Conversation Group, led by Juan Guzman, all levels welcome.

May 7, 11:00 am Children’s Communion Instruction


 

 

NEXT WEEK

May 8, 7th Sunday of Easter

Mothers’ Day

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Kids in the Grace Garden

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

            Second Sunday Class with Pastor Wendell in Ronnenkamp Hall

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist


 

LOOKING AHEAD

May 15, Pentecost

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

            Second Sunday Class with Pastor Wendell in Ronnenkamp Hall

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

 

May 22, Trinity Sunday

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

            Second Sunday Class with Pastor Wendell in Ronnenkamp Hall

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

June 5 is “Graduate Recognition Day” at Grace

Please send us info about the Grads in your life by May 31.

Are there graduates in your life? Please send names & details to the church office or to Donna King (donnak@grace97330.org) by May 31 so we can include everyone in our folder for Graduate Recognition Day. Come help us celebrate and bless all Grads

Day Camp is Coming

August 8 – 12, 2016, Save the dates.


 

LOOKING BACKWARD

Thanks to all those who helped with the Women’s Spring Fling. A good time was had by all.

Listen to Sunday Sermons 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

New Website

Grace Lutheran, thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation, is constructing a new website. It is in the final stages of preparation and we hope to be unveiling it soon.

 

Sunday Adult Bible Study (Frank & Sue’s Class)

The Gift of Faith

This quarter engages texts from the Gospels of Mark and Luke to consider themes of faith.

 

Lesson 9          May 1              Living in the Community of Faith       Luke 17:1-10

Lesson 10        May 8              Grateful Faith                                      Luke 17:11-19

Lesson 11        May 15            Humble Faith                                      Luke 18:9-14

Lesson 12        May 22            Childlike Faith                                     Luke 18:15-17, Mark 10:16

Lesson 13        May 29            Jesus Saves the Lost                            Luke 19:1-10

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Vineyard Cluster Follow Up

The beautiful floral centerpieces at the Cluster Lunch were done by Becky Kiersky and Darlene Leklem.

 

 

 

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The Right Side of the Boat — Sermon by Pastor Netsie Griffith

Readings:

Listen to the audio from Pastor Netsie Griffith’s sermon on April 10, 2016:

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This Week at Grace

THIS WEEK

Note: This Sunday is the Corvallis Half Marathon and that may impact your driving time to Sunday School and the 11:00 am service. The Run starts at 9:30 and the average running time is a little over two hours, but half the runners will take longer than that to complete the course. Interactive Map Link:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12477062

 

April 17, 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

PreK — “Play & Pray,” preschool wing

Grades K-2 — “Whirl” Sunday School, basement

Grades 3-6 — “Whirl” Sunday School, basement

Middle School — re:form, Confirmation Room

High School — Faith Lens, Youth Room

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

What Makes for a Well-Lived Life?

Led by Campus Pastor Jim Norlie. Includes insights from students, films, insightful discussion. April 17 focus: Qualities Needed for a Well-Lived Life.

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

6:00 pm Evening Confirmation

Thursday, April 21, 7:30 Grace Foundation

Saturday: April 23, 11:00 a.m., Spring Fling, Vineyard Cluster Luncheon. FREE! WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)


 

NEXT WEEK

April 24, 5th Sunday of Easter

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

“What Makes for a Well-Lived Life?” led by Jim Norlie

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

6:30 pm Children’s Communion Instruction


LOOKING AHEAD

April 29—May 1 Oregon Synod Assembly, Eugene

If you are not going to Synod Assembly, You may want to attend the Faith Dialogue presentations at St. Mark in Salem, featuring Bach Scholar Helmut Rilling from Germany: http://stmarksalem.org/

May 1, 6th Sunday of Easter

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

“What Makes for a Well-Lived Life?” led by Jim Norlie

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

Thursday, May 5 Ascension Day.

While there is no formal service at Grace this day, we invite you to read the gospel for the Ascension of our Lord: Luke 24. 44-53. Christ has not ascended to leave this world, but in order that the Holy Spirit might come to believers in a new way.

May 7, 11:00 am Children’s Communion Instruction

May 8, 7th Sunday of Easter

8:30 First Service with Eucharist

9:45 Sunday School

Adult Bible Study (Library) [See “Looking Around” below for topic list]

Second Sunday Class with Pastor Wendell in Ronnenkamp Hall

11:00 Second Service with Eucharist

Day Camp is Coming

August 8 – 12, 2016, Save the dates.


LOOKING BACKWARD

Thanks to all those who helped with Easter preparations, activities and services. It was truly a blessed day.

Thank you also to those who helped with the Grace Spring Cleaning last weekend.  The grounds look beautiful!

Listen to Sunday Sermons 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

Easter Breakfast Proceeds and Collection Benefits Jackson Street Youth Shelter

And a special thank you for all who participated in the Easter Breakfast. Over $500 was raised Easter Sunday to help at risk youth get clothes for job interviews. That money will be matched by Grace Foundation, together with the $1,000 from the Youth Fund over $3,000 will be used to outfit the youth at the Jackson Street Youth Shelter.

New Website

Grace Lutheran, thanks to a generous grant from the Foundation, is constructing a new website. It is in the final stages of preparation and we hope to be unveiling it soon.

Sunday Adult Bible Study (Frank & Sue’s Class)

The Gift of Faith

This quarter engages texts from the Gospels of Mark and Luke to consider themes of faith.

Lesson 7 April 17 Jesus Has Authority Luke 8:26-36

Lesson 8 April 24 The Forgiving Father Luke 15:11-24

Lesson 9 May 1 Living in the Community of Faith Luke 17:1-10

Lesson 10 May 8 Grateful Faith Luke 17:11-19

Lesson 11 May 15 Humble Faith Luke 18:9-14

Lesson 12 May 22 Childlike Faith Luke 18:15-17, Mark 10:16

Lesson 13 May 29 Jesus Saves the Lost Luke 19:1-10

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Vineyard Cluster

Our congregation is part of a grouping of several congregations in the Oregon Synod called the Vineyard Cluster for the purpose of support and communication. The cluster women gather yearly for education and fellowship; this year will at Grace April 23, see above. Pastors in Salem gather for a text study. Joe Medley is the cluster dean and he keeps in touch with each of the congregations on an as needed basis. Congregations pair up for mission and ministry.

16 Congregations of the Vineyard Cluster:

Faith, Albany

Good Shepherd, Albany

Grace, Corvallis

Trinity, Dallas

Faith, Keizer

Our Saviour, Lebanon

Christ the Good Shepherd, Salem

Holy Cross, Salem

St. Mark, Salem

Immanuel, Silverton

Trinity, Silverton

Fir Lawn, Sweet Home

Emmanuel, Willamina

Immanuel, Woodburn

House of Zion, Woodburn

Mision Nuevo Dia, Woodburn

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