This Week at Grace

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.

Sunday, January 22, 2023 during Worship


This Week at Grace

Sun 1/22—New Member Recognition
10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship
Following Worship—Thank you Mary S.
Celebration in Ronnenkamp Hall

Mon 1/23
11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts

Tues 1/24
11:45—Ladies Luncheon at Panera
6:30 pm—Property Committee

Wed 1/25
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Sewing/Quilting Group

Thurs 1/16
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 1/28
3—6pm—Private Event in the Sanctuary

Sun 1/29
10 am—In Person or Live Stream on YouTube
Following Worship—Annual Meeting

Ladies Luncheon

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

2023 Annual Meeting

Sunday, January 29, 2023

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch will be provided in Ronnenkamp Hall

12:30 pm
Annual Meeting Will Start in the Sanctuary

This meeting is in person only.  There is NO Zoom option available this year.  

2022 Annual Report

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

Printed copies can be found 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 want 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