Sun 10/16 World Food/Hunger Day 10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship 11am—Adult Bible Study—Library 12 pm — Confirmation Gather –Fireside
Mon 10/17 11 am-4pm— Office Staff On Site Pr Dorthy+ at Bishop’s Convocation 6-8:30 pm—Boy Scouts
Tue 10/18 Pr Dorthy+ at Bishop’s Convocation
Wed 10/19 12 pm—Library Work Party Pr Dorthy+ at Bishop’s Convocation 6 – 9pm – Private Event in Fireside Room
Thurs 10/20 9am-4pm—Office Staff on Site 11:30 am-1pm—Coffee Hours with Kristin 12 pm—Wisdom seekers via zoom 3 pm—Conversation in Spanish 4 pm—Communications Committee Meeting 5:30 pm—Choir Practice 6:30 pm—Music Rehearsal
Sat 10/22 OSU Football Parking Fundraiser for Luther House
Sun 10/23 10 am—In Person or Live Stream 11 am—Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study will be meeting after Worship in the Library.
Contact Frank and Sue Davis for more information
Seasonal Choir Practice Starts Thursday, october 13 at 5:30pm
Contact Bryson for more information
New Christ in Our Home Devotional October – December 2022
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
Youth and Family Retreat at Camp Lutherwood
Friday, October 28 at 5pm to Saturday, October 29 dinner. Looking forward to spending time with our Sunday School youth and their families! (If you have questions about this event, touch base with Kristin)!
College student care packages
We are collecting items for care packages to send to our college students around midterms! Please consider donating snacks (granola bars, Goldfish crackers, gum, etc.), small dorm decorations (postcards, stickers, command strips, etc.) or other small items. We will be assembling boxes after worship on Sunday, October 23–stay after for coffee and help us put these together! If you are sponsoring a college student, consider including something special just for them!
OSU Football Parking Fundraiser for Luther House Luther House will be using the Parking Lot at Grace for their annual fundraiser for OSU Football Home Games. Parking Lot opens 3 Hours before the game starts
Home games occur on:
October 15 October 22 November 12 November 26
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 11:45am at Vinewood Taphouse – Philomath
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:45am Location to be Announced
Out-and-About Office Hours Kristin will be available for “office hours” on Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Contact Kristin to set up a location or drop by Luther House.
All Saints Day November 6, 2022
All Saints Day is approaching. Deadline to add your Saint is Monday, October 31, 2022.
Please contact Andrea int he church office to add your Saint.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the October 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 All Saints list are now available in the church entry. Additional copies of the bulletin insert for the week are also 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 September 23, 2022
Contributions for the Month of September: $13,014; September Budget: $21,200; First 3 Weeks Giving: $13,014; Weekly Budget: $5,300 (4 weeks in September); YTD contributions: $217,845; YTD budget: $230,600
Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. Updated October 14, 2022
Masks and Face Coverings Individuals entering Grace are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering while int eh building. . 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 The building is seeing a lot of activity and we want to make sure that everybody gets the opportunity to use the space as needed.
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 except while Sandcastle is in session and office staff is on site. 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 intercom 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. Communion kits remain available for those who would like to remain in their pew.
Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service. Attendance can be logged on: