This Week at Grace


This Week at Grace

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

Please check our on-line calendar for updates:



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


Ladies Luncheon

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.

Current Saints list as of Septmeber 22, 2022.


Monday, October 31, 2022
From 4pm – 6pm         Set up will Start at 3pm


Global Book Club will return on the First Tuesday of September int eh Fireside Room.

Next Meeting:
November 8 –  The Broken Circle by Enjeela Ahmadi Miller

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List:



Community Disaster Preparedness Seminar
Saturday, November 5 at 9am

Friends of Grace Discussion
Sunday, November 13 following worship

Contact Andrea int eh office for more information


Wisdom Seekers

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

For more information please contact Mark Klopsch at


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.

Link to the October 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<![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:


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.