Disaster Preparedness Discussion 3rd Sunday of each Month 11:30 am in the Library
April 16 We will continue our discussion on Having a Plan and Go Bags
Nate Olsen will be presenting at 1960s civil justice, church, and antiracism
Sunday, April 16 at 7pm at Luther House. All are welcome.
Youth and Family Bowling Bowling at Memorial Union at OSU
Youth and families are invited to come bowling on Saturday, April 29 from 3-5pm. Please RSVP to Kristin by Sunday, April 16 so we know how many people to expect.
This Week at Grace
Sun 4/16—Deadline for RSVP for Bowling 10 am—In Person and Live Stream Worship 11:30 am—Disaster Preparedness Discussion 11:30 am — Confirmation In-Person 1 pm—Piano International Event 7 pm—Nate Olsen Presentation at Luther House
Mon 4/17 11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site 6 pm—Boy Scouts
Wed 4/19 7pm—Call Committee int eh Library
Thurs 4/20 9 am -4 pm Office Staff On Site 11:30 am—Coffee with Kristin 12 pm—Wisdom Seekers on Zoom 3 pm—Conversation in Spanish 4 pm—Committees Committee 6:30 pm—Benn County Democrats 6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal
Sat 4/22 10am—Girl Scout Cookie Booth — Parking Lot 10 am—Private Event
Sun 4/23—Youth Led Worship 10 am—Worship Service
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11:45am At Squirrels on 2nd Street
Wisdom Seekers Wisdom Seekers Book Group Welcomes New Participants!
The Wisdom Seekers Book Group will be starting a new book on Thursday, April 13th – This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger. It is the story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, crossing paths with others who are adrift. It is described as an “enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.”
Meetings will be every Thursday at noon via Zoom, covering about 30 pages each week. Please join us for some fun discussions! If you would like to do so, please contact Mark Klopsch at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.
Back to School Drive at Vina Moses Center
Kids need stuff, especially for the beginning of the school year. Vina Moses Center has asked us (Pr Dorthy+ said yes we would do this) to have an In-Gathering of underwear and socks for kids. Sunday, May 7th is the last day to bring an assortment of packages. Thanks for caring about the students in our community.
Donations will be collected between now and the deadline in the yellow box in the Fireside Room.
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.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the April 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.
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 https://www.librarycat.org/lib/GLC-Library 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 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 March 24, 2023
Contributions for the Month of March: $21,208; March Budget: $30,300; First 3 Weeks Giving: $21,208; Weekly Budget: $5,575 (4 weeks in March); YTD contributions: $90,025; YTD budget: $88,125