This Week at Grace



Sun 12/18  Fourth Sunday of Advent
10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship
2 pm—Private Event

Mon 12/19 
11 am-4 pm—Office Staff On-site
6 pm—Boy Scouts

Thurs 12/22
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—Worship Rehearsal

Sat 12/24—Christmas Eve
5pm—In Person and Live Stream Worship
9pm—In person Worship

Sun 12/25 Christmas Day
10 am—Worship Video goes live on YouTube

Please check our on-line calendar for updates:



Heartfelt thanks to the generous and thoughtful members of Grace who donated gifts for House of Zion.  Your gifts are an important part of their Christmas celebration and are deeply appreciated.

Enjoy your Christmas knowing you have made others happy.   Christmas Blessings!


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
January -March 2023

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry


Year End Giving
To ensure your giving is counted for 2022, all giving needs to be at Grace no later than Wednesday, December 28. 


Sunday Worship 10am
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

New Day Worship
10 am – In Person and Live Stream
Fellowship time —Lefse & Aebelskivers



Intergenerational Pot Luck
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Following Worship

In Ronnenkamp Hall


Global Book Club will return on the First Tuesday of January in the 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:




Ladies Luncheon

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:45am
at Old World Deli

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:45am
at Panera


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<![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 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


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.  



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