This Week at and away from Grace

The Eucharist.

Please join each other again for this Sunday’s Communion service at 11:00 on ZOOM.

You simply need to have ready your own wine, grape juice, or apple juice as you choose, in a separate glass for each person.  And have a piece of bread of your choice, or wafer, or cracker as you choose. 

You may login by clicking on the ZOOM address listed below on your computer, tablet or smart phone to join us this Sunday.

 Meeting Time:  August 16, 2020 11:00 AM
Meeting ID:        831 7559 8280
Join Zoom Link:


10:00 am, Sunday, August 23, 2020
Philomath City Park
299 South 23rd Street

Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting an outdoor worship on Sunday, August 23, 2020.  Please be prepared and bring your own bread for communion (Wine and grape Juice provided, though you may bring your own, too). and Also bring a chair to sit in.  Please expect to follow all current Covid-19 requirements including hand washing, social distancing, and wearing of your own mask. For those who might forget their mask, we will have some extras available.

Please respond to this email or email the office at to reserve your spot.  As we are limited to 100 attendees, please include your name and number of attendees.

If you do not feel comfortable attending, a video will be available at a later date.

Please bring a chair or blanket to sit in/on, bread for communion, a mask, and your smiles!

The summer’s not over yet! After our church service in the part, let’s float a small section of the Willamette! A great way to cool off and be together while being socially safe!

Who: YOU and please invite your friends!
Where/When: Park one car at Michael’s Landing Boat Launch (Spaghetti Factory) by 12:30pm, and one car at the Rotary Shelter/Willamette Park at the end of Goodnight Ave. In the water by 1:00pm.
**If you are by yourself, or only 1 adult can drive in your group, we will provide a shuttle. Must contact us ahead of time and must bring a mask.
Bring: Any type of float (tube, kayak, canoe, small boat), life jacket, sunscreen.
**If you don’t have a life jacket or float, let us know, and we will borrow or rent them for you!
**If an adult can not go, but your kid(s) can, please let us know asap. We can pair them up with our leads. Guardian must drop off/pick up, and sign a waver.
**Any questions, please contact Kendra Wollert at 541.243.3025
**If you have any extra life jackets or floats, please contact Kendra.
See you there!

Virtual Talent Show

Do you, your family, or your animals have a talent that you would like to showcase on the first Grace Lutheran Church Virtual Talent Show.  The possibilities are endless, and nobody is too young or too old to enter.  If you have stage fright, perhaps Tik Tok is your preferred avenue of participation.  Virtual Talent Show is Friday evening, on September 11, 2020.

Please contact Kendra Wollert for more information or to let her know of your interest.  Kendra can be reached via phone at 541-243-3025 or via email at

The Reopening Committee has been working hard on creating protocols for small group gatherings happening at Grace.

For the safety of all individuals entering Grace Lutheran Church, we ask that all small groups who are meeting at Grace call and email the church office to get your meeting on the online calendar.  These protocols will be posted in multiple locations around the church, can be emailed to you, or can be found at:

Please call the church at 541-757-1600 and email us at to get your gathering put on the online calendar.

Introducing Grace’s newest members
Mike and Elaine Franklin

Mike and Elaine Franklin
2197 SW 45th Street
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Home number:  541-752-9968
Mike Cell:  615-517-8134
Elaine Cell:  615-714-2268
Mike’s email:
Elaine’s email:


Backpacks for Garfield 2020

Thank you to all members who were able to purchase backpacks or provide donations to go towards the purchase additional backpacks.

This year, the need could be greater and we had a goal of collecting 50 backpacks.  After dropping off the final backpacks for Garfield, Grace Lutheran Church was able to collect and donate 67 backpacks for students in Corvallis in need.

Awesome job everybody!  

Attention Grace Members who use the key in the lock boxes

On August 1, 2020, the code to ALL of the lock boxes at Grace was changed.  For the health and safety of all individuals entering Grace, we feel it is important to update this code.  If you are interested in receiving the new code, please put in a request to the church office and we will get back to you.  Requests can be either via phone or via email.  Please email the office at or call the church office at 541-757-1600

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.

Church Council is meeting the needs of our families and youth

If you missed the announcement from Church Council members Rebekah Hadlock and Kendra Wollert at the end of Sunday, July 19th worship service, please check out the link below.

Attention all individuals entering Grace

As of July 1, 2020 all individuals entering Grace are required to wear a face covering.  If you do not have a face covering, individually wrapped masks are available at the sign in station.

Sign in forms have been placed at the entry/exit doors at Grace Lutheran Church.

Please fill out the form upon entering the building.  Writing utensils are provided, but personal writing utensils can be used.  To maintain the safety of all individuals entering Grace, please follow the posted instructions.

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

Since June 1, 2020, members of Grace Lutheran Church have turned in over $200 dollars in cans and bottles.  This money will go towards our IDA Fund and will continue our mission in assisting members of our community who are in need.

The New Christ in Our Home Devotions are now available for July, August, and September.  

Please contact the office if you would like one to be mailed to you.  Please also designate if you would like standard print or large print.

the adult bible Study will be starting a new book this month.  If you are interested in joining the adult bible study please contact Frank and Sue Davis to get added to the list.

Please watch for the Sunday, August 16, 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

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

If you are interested in a printed copy of the August issues 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 August 13,  2020

Contributions for the Month of  August: $ 19,891;
August’s Budget:  $ 23,600;
Last Weeks Giving: $ 15,771;
Weekly Budget: $ 4,720;
YTD contributions:  $205,590;
YTD budget:  $ 199,940

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 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 

Here is an article and video if 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:
More information about what AA is and does can be found at: