What is happening at our church?
This Week at and away from Grace
When will we return to worship?

People seem to be longing for the time when we can gather in the nave at Grace Lutheran Church, look across the chancel at the friendly faces and commune together around the Table. When people have asked us when that will be, we just look at each other sheepishly, shrug our shoulders, and give a reply that evades the question. We have not set a target date to begin in-person worship at this time. At the same time, we have set up a task force that is looking into the way we will ease into opening for worship and opening the church building for Grace activities.

The task force consists of President Bob Keith, Nancy Hemming, Rebekah Hadlock, Ron Larsen and the pastors. We will be enlisting the committees of the congregation and other volunteers to help us as we get the church ready to open. Our path is set to be gradual, cautious and thorough. You should also know, that we have already been discussing these things with the Congregational Council and the Oregon Synod Bishop’s Office, as well as consulting the resources from the State of Oregon, Benton County and the City of Corvallis. Our intent is to follow their safeguards.

More than that, we would like some input from you, the congregation members, to tell us your concerns and the sorts of precautions you would like to see us take. So write us a note. Send it by email to Bob Keith, our Congregational President, who is going to be the point person. keithr@peak.org  You may send him a letter at the church office: ATTN: Bob Keith, Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st ST, Corvallis, OR   97330 regular mail. Or call him at 541-754-6391. 


Thanks to all who came out to celebrate Grace’s 2020 Graduates

Be sure to watch this week’s worship video for more from the local grads!

Natalie Cardinali, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sarah Davis, Corvallis High School

Emily Griffith, Home School

Silas Hadlock, Corvallis High School

Sam McKay, Oregon State University

Martina Vega, University of Southern California

Reed Vega, Crescent Valley High School

Simeon Windibiziri, Baker University, Kansas

Christine Wong, Oregon State University

Remember: You can still send in graduate names.

 For this unusual year, we’re doing our list of graduates in a new way. The list you see above is the beginning of our Graduate Recognition. We’re taking a little extra time to add to the list, so everyone can to be included. We want to include nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandchildren, sons, daughters, friends – all are welcome! Please tell us the name of your graduate, their relationship to you, schools, degrees, honors, hopes & dreams, and anything else you’d like to note. This is a fun list to see each year, and we’d love to include those you know. Thanks so much.

Please tell us a little about the grad in your life (high school and beyond).

E-mail your grad info no later than June 10 to Donna King

at <donnak@grace97330.org&gt;

and look for more names next month!

This week’s video will include the recognition of our high school and some of our college graduates, the litany “For The Healing of the Nations”, and a special accompaniment to our opening hymm.

Please watch for the Sunday, May 31, 2020 worship service that will be emailed out on Saturday.  

The video link can also be found on our website at 

or on our facebook at

Grace Lutheran Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Social Time
  1. Join through computer (with video and audio)  
    Click on this link
  2. Join through your smart phone (with video and audio)
Enter the following (include the #)
  1. Join through computer to see and hear others, but socialize only where others hear you through your phone

Click on this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81587385633
And then Dial one of these phone numbers (by your location)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Find your local number:
You will be prompted to enter in the following Meeting ID: 815 8738 5633
If this is your first time using Zoom, Dave Lundahl will be available to help you starting at 10:30am Sunday (May 31).  You are also welcome to call him at 541-602-3419 (cell phone).

You may also watch this Youtube video for more details of using Zoom for church events.
Three Options to Join the Zoom Social Time:

DVD’s for each Sunday’s worship video are available upon request.  Please contact the church office to request a copy. 
Please call 541-757-1600 or email at office@grace97330.org

If you are interested in a printed copy of the May issue of Grace Gatherings, please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you.  

Giving at a Glance
Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran


Contributions as of May 22, 2020

Contributions for the Month of  May: $ 25,262

Last Weeks Giving: $ 8,280
Weekly Budget: $ 7,300;     
YTD contributions:  $ 139,750;  
YTD budget:  $ 144,900

Spring is in full bloom at Grace and because the Annual Clean Up was canceled, there is more work for the volunteers who regularly take care of the landscaping.  If you are interested in helping with the landscaping around Grace, please contact Ron Larson to schedule a time.

Free Face Masks available and Sewers Needed

From Elizabeth Wyatt & the CorvallisSewingBrigade:
We can help get cloth masks or face shields to anyone free of charge.  Folks can go to bentoncounty.recovers.org and click on “I have a need” for the fastest turn around time and easy tracking for us (these requests come right to us).  If you would like to volunteer to sew cloth face masks, the need is still very much alive! Info on how to volunteer can be found at CorvallisSewingBrigade.org 

Here is an article and video f you or somebody you know is struggling with irritation from wearing a mask.


Press Release
Alcoholics Anonymous:  COVID-19 Response

Life without drinking is still possible during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Corvallis—Local Alcoholics Anonymous groups have temporarily closed the doors of face-to-face meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, those struggling with drinking are still in need of support during this difficult time. Those in need can still access the support AA provides through the local hotline and virtual meetings.

The local hotline number is (541) 967-4252. It is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week by members of the local AA community. 
Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually.  You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone, or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by their first names.

To access both local and global meetings occurring online 24-hours a day, visit the District 21 website:  https://aaoregon-district21.org/
More information about what AA is and does can be found at: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/what-is-aa


What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? 
Check out our calendar, located on www.grace97330.org,
the weekly Sunday announcements, and our facebook page for current information. 
You are always welcome to call the church office with questions!

What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? 
Check out our calendar, located on www.grace97330.org,
the weekly Sunday announcements, and our facebook page for current information. 
You are always welcome to call the church office with questions!

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