This Week at Grace

Church Clean Up 

Saturday, April 2, 2022
8:30 am – 12:30pm

Please Join us in cleaning up the church and getting ready for Easter.

First Sunday of the Month Programming and Potluck

April 3 from 4:30-6:30pm. Bring a dish and join for games, food, and fellowship. If weather permits, we will try to host this outside; if not, we will be in Ronnenkamp Hall.

This Sunday, April 3, Grace’s Reckoning with Racism cohort will be leading worship. We will be sharing about our experience as a part of this synod-wide group, connecting stories of land stewardship, and facilitating discussion about our next most faithful steps as a congregation and community. If possible, we encourage worship attendees to spend some time exploring your family’s ancestry and land stories. We are grateful for the opportunity to share, and are guided by Jesus’ call to love God and love our neighbors, and our call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.

This Weeks Calendar

Sat, April 2   8:30 – 12:30 – Grace Clean Up
Sun, April 3   10 am – In Person and Live Stream Worship Service via YouTube
                         11:15 am – Zoom Communion
                         4:30 – 6:30 pm – Pot Luck in Ronnenkamp Hall
Mon, April 4   11am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site
Tue, April 5 –  1 pm – Global Book Club

                         7 pm – Worship and Music Committee via zoom
Wed, April 6 –  7 pm – In Person Mid Week Lenten Worship Service
Thurs, April 7 – 9 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 

                           11:30 – 1:30 pm – Coffee Hours with Kristin
12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Book Club via zoom
                           3pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting

                           3:30 pm – Private Meeting in Ronnenkamp Hall
                           7:30 pm – Music Rehearsal
Sun, April 10 Palm Sunday
                         10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service

                         11 am – Adult Bible Study in the Fireside Room

First Sunday of the Month Zoom Communion
Following Worship Service

Please see the Worship email or the website for Zoom Communion Information

Global Book Club
First Tuesday of each month at 1pm in via zoom.  Please contact Mary Ann Matzke for zoom link.

April 5 – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Complete book List:

Mid Week Lenten Service
In Person – Wednesdays at 7pm

This year’s Lenten midweek service turns us toward God’s abundance by focusing on five divine attributes drawn from the gospel texts for Lent: faithfulness, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and love. Each service is designed for sustained reflection on the gospel in the context of contemplative prayer, readings, silence, and song.

April 6                 Love

New Christ in Our Home Devotional
April – June 2022

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry

Ladies Luncheon

April 12, 2022 11:45am
New Morning Bakery

April 26, 2022 11:45am
Location TBA

Holy Week Schedule:

Sunday, April 10 at 10am
Palm Sunday
In Person and Live Stream

Thursday, April 14 at 7pm
Maundy Thursday
In Person Only

Friday, April 15 at 7pm
Good Friday
In Person Only

Easter Sunday Events
Sunday, April 17

Worship Services:
8:30 am and 11am
In Person and Live Stream

Breakfast and Fellowship


The Adult Bible Study will not meet on Sunday, March 27 and April 3

Adult Bible Study

God Frees and Redeems

 Study for March – Mary

Adult Bible Study returns to in person on Sunday, February 27, 2022

Bible study starts following worship in the Fireside Room

Sunday School teachers and students

Kristin has new materials for the next section of Sunday School. You can pick those up on Sundays at worship, or set up another time with Kristin to get those!

Out-and-About Office Hours –
Update – Returning March 3

Kristin will be available for “office hours” at Allan’s Coffee and Tea (2541 NW Monroe Ave), Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Drop in and say hi!  If possible, please contact Kristin to set up a time.

Updated address are available for the following church members.  

Bev Raze
Frank Raze
Kathryn Honey

Please contact the church office for these updated addresses

If you are interested in a printed copy of the April 2022 issues of Grace Gatherings please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you.  Printed copies of Grace Gatherings, The Foundation Newsletter, and the Lenten and April events insert are now available in the church entry.

Link to the April 2022 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 2021, 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 17, 2022

Contributions for the Month of March: $20,620;
March Budget: $30,900;
First 2 Weeks Giving: $20,620;
Weekly Budget: $7,725 (4 weeks in Feb.);
YTD contributions:  $91,499;
YTD budget:  $76,750


Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. 
Updated March 25, 2022

Masks and Face Coverings 
Individuals entering Grace are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering for Worship Services.  At this time, we are asking that individuals entering Grace Monday – Friday between the Hours of 8:30am and 12:30pm wear a mask or face covering as we continue to keep the children attending Sandcastle Preschool Safe. Individually wrapped masks continue to be made available on the table in the church entry.  

Small Group Meetings/Bible Studies: 
We encourage Small Groups and Bible Studies to meet at Grace.  Please contact the church office to ensure the space you want is available  We ask that you continue to fill out the Orange Covid Sign in Sheet form and place it on the office staff desk.

Outside Organizations 
The reopening committee is  reviewing all request to use the Grace building on a case by case basis.  If you are interested in hosting an event at Grace, please contact Andrea in the office and she will forward the information on to the reopening team.

Entry Doors:
At this time all Entry doors are remaining locked.  Church staff is typically on site on Monday’s from 11-4 and Thursdays from 9-4 or by appointment.  If you do not have a key or the code to the lock box, please ring the door bell during normal office hours and a staff member will come open the door.

In Person Worship
We are continuing to host in Person and Live Stream Worship Services starting at 10am.  At this time we are still asking that individuals attending worship services continue to Social Distance in the pews and in the aisles/Narthex.  As weather gets nicer, we encourage attendees to bring conversations outside the building so that aisles, the church entry and the Narthex stay clear.



Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service.  Attendance can be logged on:

Grace Lutheran Church worship services are being aired on Xfinity Cable channel 29 on Sunday’s at 10 am.  Services will air the previous weeks service.  

Spread the word for people who can not access the worship services online.