Nativity Program
This Sunday, December 11
10 am Worship



House of Zion
Gift Donations

Tags are now available.

Please put the gifts in the box in the fireside room no later then December 12


 This Week at Grace



Sun 12/11  Third Sunday of Advent
Nativity Program during Worship
10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship

Mon 12/12 
Deadline for House of Zion Donations
11 am-4 pm—Office Staff On-site
6 pm—Boy Scouts
6:45 pm—Church Council

Tue 12/13
11:45 am–Ladies Luncheon
6pm—Office and Fireside Room Carpet Cleaning

Wed 12/14
12 pm—Library Work Party
6 pm— Advent Soup Supper and Worship at
Good Shepherd Albany

Thurs 12/15 Grace Gatherings deadline
Annual Reports Deadline
9am—4pm:  Office Staff on site
11:30 am— Coffee with Kristin
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers on Zoom
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
6:30 pm—Benton County Democrats
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal

Sat 12/17
1:30 pm—Private Piano Recital

Sun 12/18 Fourth Sunday of Advent
10 am—In Person or Live Stream Worship
Following Worship—Caroling at the Caring Place
2 pm—Private Piano Recital


Please check our on-line calendar for updates: 




Year End Giving

To ensure your giving is counted for 2022, all giving needs to be at Grace no later than Wednesday, December 28 to be deposited on Thursday, December 29.





Ladies Luncheon

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 11:45am
at The Corvallis
Country Club (Please RSVP to Mary Ann B.)





Wednesday Advent Soup Supper and worship

This year, we will be gathering our our neighboring churches for soup, fellow ship and Wroship.

Carpool and Caravan will leave Corvallis at 5:30 pm to go to Albany

December 14 – Good Shepherd in Albany





Annual Reports are due to Andrea int eh office by
December 1, 2022





Caroling at the Caring Place
Sunday, December 18
Following Worship

Masks are required at all times.  Please check in when you arrive to answer Covid questions.  Music will be provided.





Sunday Worship 10am
In Person and Live Stream

Wednesday Soup Supper and Worship 6am

December 14—Good Shepherd Albany
(carpool/Caravan leaves Grace at 5:30pm)

Children’s Nativity Program
Sunday, December 11 during Worship
In Person and Live Stream

Christmas Eve Worship
5 pm In Person and Live Stream
9 pm
— In Person

Christmas Day Worship
Pre Recorded video will go live at 10am.  No In Person Worship





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

Next Meetings:
Jan. 3   So You Want To Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Feb. 7   A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List:









New Christ in Our Home Devotional
October – December 2022

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry





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.





Wisdom Seekers
The Wisdom Seekers Book Group started a new book on Thursday, November 3rd – The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series.  According to the back cover, this science fiction book ”blends heartwarming characters and imaginative adventure.”

The book group meets every Thursday at noon via Zoom and welcomes new participants!  The group enjoys lively discussions, reading a few chapters each week.  If you would like to be added to the Zoom invitation, please contact Mark Klopsch at





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

Link to the December 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
November 24, 2022

Contributions for the Month of November: $16,854;
November Budget: $19,500;
First 3 Weeks Giving: $16,854;
Weekly Budget: $4,875; (4 weeks in November);


YTD contributions:  $257,518;   YTD budget:  $276,825











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