This Week at Grace

Luther House Clean Up Work Party
Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 10 am to 12pm

Please meet at Luther House to help clean up the outside of Luther House.

Please bring your own gloves and small tools and dress for any weather.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin.

Church Constitution  Discussion
This Sunday, January 15 following Worship


This Week at Grace

Sat 1/14
10 am – 12pm  – Luther House Work Party

Sun 1/15
Deadline for Grace Gatherings Articles
10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship
Following Worship—Church Constitution Discussion

Mon 1/16
11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts

Tues 1/17
10 am—Disaster Preparedness Committee

Wed 1/18
6:30 pm—Private Event in the Firesdie Room

Thurs 1/19
Red Cross Blood Drive
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
6:30 pm—Benton County Democrats

Sun 1/22
New Member Recognition
10 am—In Person or Live Stream on YouTube
Following Worship—Thank You Mary Stephens Celebration

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Please contact Marna Renshaw for more information.

Ladies Luncheon

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

Sunday, January 22, 2023 during Worship

Thank You Mary S. Celebration

A celebration to thank Mary Stephens for over 25 years as Financial Secretary will be held on January 22 following Worship.

2023 Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Following Worship

2022 Annual Report

Electronic copy of the 2022 Annual Report can be found here:

Printed copies are in the church entry.

New Christ in Our Home Devotional
January -March 2023

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry

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

Next Meetings:

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

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List:


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
Wisdom Seekers Book Group Welcomes New Participants!

New book starting February 9th:
The Last Week:  What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem by Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan

Meets Thursdays at noon via Zoom, reading one chapter each week.

For more information, please contact Mark Klopsch at

If you are interested in a printed copy of the January 2023 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.  

Link to the January 2023 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 2022, 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
December 28, 2022

Contributions for the Month of December: $24,597;
December Budget: $38,500;
First 3 Weeks Giving: $24,597;
Weekly Budget: $9,695;
(4 weeks in October);
YTD contributions:  $288,140;
YTD budget:  $310,675

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: