This Week at Grace


Intergenerational Potluck
Sunday, May 5 following Worship

Join us as we discuss the images of God


Installation of Bryson Skaar

May 5, 2024
During Worship


This Week at Grace

Sun 5/5
10 am—Worship Service
Following Worship—Intergenerational Potluck
Following Worship—Confirmation at Grace
3-6 pm—Private Piano Event
6 pm—Luther House Student dinner
Mon 5/6
9 am  – 4 pm—Office Staff on Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts
6 pm—Carpet Cleaning in the Admin office and
Fireside Room
Tues 5/7
1 pm—Global Book club
6 pm—Vinyl Cleaning of Front Entry, Fireside
Room Kitchen, and Admin areas
7 pm—Worship and Music Committee
Wed 5/8
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Quilting and Sewing Group
1 pm—Bible Study
5-7 pm—Luther House Craft Night
Thurs. 5/9
9 am  – 4 pm—Office Staff on Site
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
5:30 pm—Choir Practice
6:30 pm—Music Rehearsal
Sun 5/12
10 am—Worship Service
Following Worship—Outreach Committee
6 pm—Luther House Student dinner 


Giving Statements are now available.

Please pick up your statement so we don’t have to mail them.


Sack Lunch Program at Grace

Grace will be partnering with Vina Moses to provide more community members with Sack Lunches.

Grace is collecting items to go into the sack lunches.  Please see list below or the May issue of Grace Gatherings.

Please put donated items in the box in the office.

Items we are looking for
Drinks – Juice Boxes, Capri Sun, or small bottles of water. 
Granola or Fruit and Grain Bars
Fruit Cups
Puddings or other treats
Napkins, spoons, and paper bags
Grace will be providing the protein source, but additional non
refrigerated protein sources can be donated.  All items will be packed in their original packaging, so please buy in individual sizes.


Courtyard Memorial Stones

  If you are interested in memorializing someone in the courtyard, please contact Carol Warloe


Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, May 24, 2024

Please contact the American Red Cross for more information or to schedule an appointment to donate


Albany Pride Day
Saturday, June 22, 2024

If you are interested in helping, please contact Frank Davis or Andrea in the office.


Ladies Luncheon

May 14, 2024
at Vinewood Taphouse, Philomath

May 28, 2024
at Tacovore on Kings


Bible Study with Pr. Remy
Wednesdays at 1 pm

Wednesday Bible Study will continue at 1 pm in the Fireside Room.
All are welcome even if you have not attended before.



Recognize your Graduates

Please send information about your graduate so we can recognize them in June.

Email or call Andrea in the church office
Deadline is May 20 to get them into the June Grace Gatherings.


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
April  – June 2024

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry


Are you the last one leaving Grace?  When you leave Grace, are you aware of who is still in the building?

If you are the last one in the building, or you are one of the last ones leaving Grace, please make sure that all the lights are turned off, all the doors are closed and locked, and the exhaust fans in the restrooms are turned off.  


Willing to help with worship?

We need people to help in the altar guild, to usher, serve communion, and host the coffee fellowship after church. Please give it a try. If you need training we’re happy to help with that.
Please use the SignUpGenius link
If you would like me to sign you up or need help please ask me or send me an email.
If you bookmark this link you can use it in the future.
To sign up:
Click on the link, pick a day and your service choice. 
Click in that box.
Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the “submit and sign up” box. (If you don’t see one, there may be an ad or notice at the bottom of the page that you need to close). 
On the next page fill in your name and email then scroll down and click on  the “sign up now” box.  

Marshall Hill-Tanquist



Weekly Student Dinner
Sundays at 6 pm
Printed copies of the current Luther House Newsletter
are in the church entry


Stone Soup Volunteers Needed
3rd Sunday of Each Month
1:30 – 5:30 pm

This will be helping cook the Stone Soup Meal.

If interested, please contact Frank Davis or Elaine Franklin


Medical Equipment Closet

If you are needing any medical equipment, please contact Cathy Mueller or the office to learn more information about borrowing something from Grace.


Oregon Bottle Drop Bags
Available in the Church Entry

Blue Bags can now be found in the church entry on the table in the corner.  All funds raised go towards helping our Community Members in need.


Conversation in Spanish
Thursdays at 3 pm.

Do you already know Spanish and want to grow in your ability to Speak Spanish.

The purpose of the Conversation Group is to allow individuals who already speak some Spanish an opportunity to  continue growing in their ability to become more fluent in the language.  It is not a class to teach Spanish.  Group meetings are held once a week for one hour at Grace Lutheran Church. For more information contact, in English, Juan Guzman at


New Book Started March 21

The Wisdom Seekers Book Group started a new book on Thursday, March 21st – Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes:  Cultural Studies in the Gospels by Kenneth E. Bailey.  As a master of Middle Eastern culture,  Bailey examines the life and ministry of the person and significance of Jesus within his own cultural context.
 Meetings are at noon every Thursday via Zoom, covering about 30 pages each week. 
Please join us for some fun discussions!  If you would like to do so, please contact Mark Klopsch at
so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.



Link to the May 2024 Grace Gatherings

For a printed copy of the May 2024 issue of Grace Gatherings, please contact the church office to have one mailed to you.  Printed copies of Grace Gatherings and The Foundation Newsletter are available in the church entry.  

Deadline for Grace Gathering Articles is the 15th of each month.  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!!   Check out the new online catalog at
Or go to the Grace website, under Resources>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.



Giving at a Glance
Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran

Contributions as of April 23, 2024
Contributions for the Month of April:   $16,649;
April Budget: $21,500;
First 4 Weeks Giving: $16,649
Weekly Budget: $4,300;
(5 weeks in April)
YTD contributions: $107,552;  
YTD budget:  $113,300

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