Sun, August 14– 10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service 12:30 pm – Float Trip at Willamette Park 6 – 8 pm – Private Event in Sanctuary Mon, August 15 –11 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site Deadline for Grace Gatherings Articles Wed, August 17 – 12 pm – Library Work Party Thurs, August 18 – 9 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 11:30 – 1:30 pm -Out and About with Kristin 3 pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting 6:30 pm – Music Rehearsal 6:30 pm – Benton County Democrats in Ronnenkamp Hall Sun, August 21– Deadline for Backpack Donations 10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service Worship 11 am – Rental House Open House
Float Time on the River
Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 12:30pm
Will meet at Willameette Park
Contact Kristin with any questions
Backpacks for Garfield
Collection will run from August 1 to August 21, 2022
Please place backpack or school supply donations in the box in the fireside room.
Check donations shall be noted as “Backpack for Garfield”. Checks should be given to the church office or put in the offering plate.
Graduate Send Off Sunday, August 28, 2022
If you would like to help out with Care Packages or Sponsoring a Graduate, please contact Kristin.
Rental House Open House for members Sunday, August 21, 2022 following Worship
A lot of interest has been made in regards to the work that is being done on the rental house that is adjacent to the alley.
Ron Larson will open the rental for members to view all the work that was done following worship.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 11:45am at Panera
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11:45am Location to be Determined
Church Picnic Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 12:30pm Willamette Park Rotary Shelter
Bring a Dish to Share. Council will provide Soft Drinks, Hot Dogs (assorted types) and Buns.
Ecumenical Service Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 10 am
Central Park, Corvallis, Oregon
Bring a chair, blanket or something to sit on and join in worship with our community.
Grace is in charge of bringing Cookies and treats for the service. If you are interested in helping, please contact Becky Kiersky
Out-and-About Office Hours 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.
New Grace Gallery Display in Ronnenkamp Hall
Paintings and Photography by Jim Wernz
New Book Starts September 8, 2022
Wisdom Seekers meets Thursdays at 12pm via zoom.
The book will be The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara R. Rossing
If you are interested in a printed copy of the August 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 August events insert are now available in the church entry.
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 https://www.librarycat.org/lib/GLC-Library 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<![if !vml]><![endif]> 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 July 19, 2022
Contributions for the Month of July: $17,323; July Budget: $21,000; First 3 Weeks Giving: $17,323; Weekly Budget: $5,250 (4 weeks in June); YTD contributions: $181,642; YTD budget: $185,450
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.
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.