Graduate Recognition Day is Coming! Thursday, May 28 You’re invited to join the caravan for a “drive-by” celebration of Grace’s graduates. We’ll meet up a few blocks from Grace (location to be announced next week) about 4:45 pm, then drive in a caravan to Grace for the 5 pm festivities. Come join the fun!
Send in your Graduation news (1) If you know of a Grace or Luther House grad who’d like to participate in the 5/28 celebration, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than this Sunday to reserve a spot. Cake & balloons & gifts are involved! (2) We’ll do our big list of grads a little differently this year – so to get in on that, you have a little more time. Please e-mail email@example.com with graduation news for yourself, your kids, grandchildren, nieces & nephews, and friends no later than June 10. We’ll put together our recognition list to publish this summer, with prayers & joy for you all!
Please watch this weeks worship video for a special message from Church Council President Bob Keith and also listen for the return of the church bell.
Please watch for the Sunday, May 17, 2020 worship service that will be emailed out on Saturday.
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.
Reminder: Articles for the June issue of Grace Gatherings are due no later than Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Articles sent to the office after this date may not be added to the June issue.
Join us for Campfire! All are invited to join us for campfire on Friday, May 15th at 7pm PST on Zoom. This is the fourth campfire that we are hosting with songs, stories, skits and a message. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Zoom link & password to join the fun.
Giving at a Glance Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran
Contributions as of April 30, 2020
Contributions for the Month of April: $ 27,011; April budget: $ 30,500; last 2 Weeks of Giving: $ 7,000; Weekly Budget: $ 7,625; YTD contributions: $ 114,494; YTD budget: $ 115,700
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 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.
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.