This Week at and away from Grace



Virtual Talent Show
Grace Lutheran Church will host its first Virtual Talent Show on September 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm via zoom.
To Enjoy the Talent Show please click the link below:
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



A Spiritual Retreat with the Bishop

Saturday, September 12, from 9:00 am till 12:00 pm

Retreat Schedule:

9:00 Centering ourselves in scripture, prayer and song                                              
9:20 Introduction of leader and the day
9:30 Introductions in small groups
10:00 Scriptural lessons in transitions and how God uses them
10:30 Break
10:45 What is Christian discernment anyway?
11:15 What to listen for here at Grace
11:45 Q and A with Bishop Caesar
12 Closing Prayer – Bob Keith


Zoom Information:

Topic: Spirituality Retreat with Bishop Laurie 
Time: Sep 12, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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A video  was created of the Farewell Gathering for Pastor Wendell and Pastor Netsie.  This video can be found at



“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”
(Psalm 46:1).


Hurricane Laura, a powerful Category 4 storm, has hit Louisiana and parts of Texas with devastating force, causing at least three deaths, major damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. With extremely dangerous storm surge and winds of at least 150 mph, it’s one of the most powerful storms to hit the area in a century, and it left widespread destruction in its wake. Given the complexities caused by COVID-19, sheltering those impacted will be a challenge. 

Lutheran Disaster Response is engaging with Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response (Upbring) and the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast and Southwestern Texas synods, which are assessing the immediate needs and initiating a response. While the extent of the damage is not yet known, we will accompany devastated communities from immediate relief through long-term recovery. This is an important part of Christ’s call to our church. 

Please give today. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those whose lives have been devastated by Hurricane Laura. Gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used entirely (100%) for hurricane response efforts until they are complete. 

Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricanes. Please join me in prayer and partnership, and stay connected to the latest events and our response to this and other disasters through our Facebook page


This one-day virtual event is for ALL of us, not just rostered leaders.  

This event will be: 

A day of rest
A day of learning
A day of delighting in what God can do in us when we come together to take seriously Christ’s call to love our neighbor as ourselves, and scripture’s challenge to heed the wisdom of the eloquent and of the “least of these” 

Tell your friends and invite your congregation!

September 19
9:00 am-5:30 pm

Session topics include: 

Innovative and Online Worship Ideas
Oregon Synod Horizon, Values, and Stepping Stones for the Future
Health Care and Racial Equity: What COVID-19 has Revealed
And more!

Only $25 per person for adults over 21; under 21s are free! 

For more information and to register click the link below:

Registration Closes on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at midnight.

Click here to see a video and message from Bishop Laurie


In September a new book for the adult bible study will be started.  If you are interested in joining the adult bible study, please contact Frank and Sue Davis.


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.


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.


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.



If you are interested in a printed copy of the September issues of Grace Gatherings or the 2020 Confirmation Folder, 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 31,  2020

Contributions for the Month of August: $ 28,199; 
August’s Budget:  $ 23,600;
Last 2 Weeks of Giving: $ 6,600;
Weekly Budget: $ 4,720;     
YTD contributions:  $213,898;  
YTD budget:  $ 213,100  


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:




What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? 
Check out our calendar, located on,
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,
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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