This Week at Grace


Exterior Work Party

Saturday, April 1, 2023

8:30 am to 12pm

Potluck and Growing Young Brainstorming

Following Worship on Sunday, April 2.


This Week at Grace

Sat 4/1
8:30 am – 12 pm—Exterior Work Party

Sun 4/2—Palm-Passion Sunday
10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship
Following Worship—Pot Luck and Growing Young Brainstorming

Mon 4/3
11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts

Tues 4/4   
1 pm—Grace Global Book Group

Thurs 4/6
9 am -4 pm  Office Staff On Site
11:30 am—Coffee with Kristin
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers on Zoom
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
5:30 pm—Choir Practice
6 pm—Boy Scouts
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal
7 pm—Maundy Thursday Service at the Episcopal
Church of the Good Samaratin

Fri 4/7
7pm—Good Friday Service at First Christian Church

Sat 4/8
10am—Girl Scout Cookie Booth — Parking Lot
7pm—Easter Vigil at Grace Lutheran Church

Sun 4/9—Easter Sunday
8:30 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship
Between Services—Easter Brunch in Ronnenkamp Hall
11 am—In Person Worship 


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
April – June 2023

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry


Easter Eggs are available to be picked up, filled, and returned by Saturday, April 8 for our Easter egg hunt


Global Book Club will return on the First Tuesday of September in the Fireside Room.

Next Meetings:

April 4 – Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Nagga 

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List:


Maundy Thursday
April 6, 2023
7 pm
In Person only

 At the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan

Good Friday
April 7, 2023
7 pm
In Person only

At First Christian Church

Easter Vigil
April 8, 2023
7 pm
In Person only

At Grace Lutheran Church


Easter Sunday Worship
April 9, 2023

8:30 am       In Person and Live Stream

11 am       In Person Only

Recorded Worship Service will be available after Live Stream

Easter Brunch
Between Worship Services in Ronnenkamp Hall


Easter Choir

Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Please enter the Sanctuary from the Parking Lot side door.


Ladies Luncheon

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:45am
At Magenta on 2nd Street

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11:45am
At Squirrels on 2nd Street


Wisdom Seekers
Wisdom Seekers Book Group Welcomes New Participants!

The Wisdom Seekers Book Group will be starting a  new book on Thursday, April 13th  – This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger.  It is the story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, crossing paths with others who are adrift. It is described as an “enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.”

Meetings will be every Thursday at noon via Zoom, covering about 30 pages each week.  Please join us for some fun discussions!  If you would like to do so, please contact Mark Klopsch at so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.


Nate Olsen will be presenting at 1960s civil justice, church, and antiracism on Sunday, April 16 at 7pm at Luther House. All are welcome. 



If you or a family mmeber, or if you know that a Grace member is in the hospital

Please contact Andrea in the church office.


Disaster Preparedness Discussion
3rd Sunday of each Month
11:30 am in the Library

April 16
We will continue our discussion on Having a Plan and Go Bags


Youth and Family Bowling
Bowling at Memorial Union at OSU

Youth and families are invited to come bowling on Saturday, April 29 from 3-5pm. Please RSVP to Kristin by Sunday, April 16 so we know how many people to expect.


Ways to Help Luther House Campus Ministry

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Evening Student Dinner and Conversation
Sundays at 7pm

If you would like to sign up click the link below or contact Melissa at Luther House


Out-and-About Office Hours 
Kristin will be available for “office hours”  on Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Contact Kristin to set up a location or drop by Luther House.


If you are interested in a printed copy of the April 2023 issue of Grace Gatherings, please contact the church office to have one mailed to you.  Printed copies of Grace Gatherings and The Foundation Newsletter are available in the church entry.  

Link to the April 2023 Grace Gatherings:

Deadline for Grace Gathering Articles is now the 15th of each month.  In order to ensure your articles get into the current issue, please get all articles to Andrea in the church office on time.


If you need a book from the Grace Lutheran Church Library, we will get it to you!!  Have you checked out the new online catalog yet? Try
Or go to the Grace website, under Resources, click on Grace Library. Click on any book, then the button that says Ask About Becoming a Library Patron. Enter your name and email and/or phone and we will contact you.


Thank you to everybody who has been returning the blue bottle drop bags.

Grace Lutheran Church continues to have blue bottle drop bags available for church members.  All donations made through these special blue bottle drop bags and label will go directly towards the Ida Fund that assists with community members in need.  Grace continues to hand out sack lunches on Monday and Thursdays.  Emergency assistance for Gas, utility bills, and other needs continues to be available on Thursdays.

In 2022, Grace Lutheran Church has been able to raise over$1,000 towards the Ida fund that helps community members with emergency assistance such as gas vouchers, paying a bill, or other assistance.  


Giving at a Glance
Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran

Contributions as of March 24, 2023

Contributions for the Month of March: $21,208;
March Budget: $30,300;
First 3 Weeks Giving: $21,208;
Weekly Budget: $5,575    (4 weeks in March); 
YTD contributions:  $90,025;  
YTD budget:  $88,125