This Week at Grace


This Sunday
May 23, 2023

Be sure to congratulate all our Youth for the hard work they put in.  

Thank you to all who assisted with this as well.  


Youth and Family Bowling
Bowling at Memorial Union at OSU

Youth and families are invited to come bowling

Saturday, April 29 from 3-5pm.

Please bring your own snacks and Grace will cover bowling fees.


This Week at Grace

Sun 4/23—Youth Led Worship
10 am—Worship Service
11:30 am — Outreach Committee (Library)

Mon 4/24
11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site
1 – 3 pm – Private Meeting
6 pm—Boy Scouts

Tues 4/25
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
6 pm—Property Committee

Wed 4/26
11 am—Library Meeting
1 pm—Sewing/Quilting Group

Thurs 4/27
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
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal

Sat 4/29
1 pm—Private Event
3 pm—Youth and Family Bowling

Sun 4/30
10 am—Worship Service 


Ladies Luncheon

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 11:45am
At Squirrels on 2nd Street


Global Book Club meets monthly on the First Tuesday in the Fireside Room.

Next Meetings:

May 2 – On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List:


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.

For more information, see the flyer here:


Sunday, May 7, 2023
Following Worship

Camp Lutherwood staff will be available during the Potluck to talk with


Wisdom Seekers
Wisdom Seekers Book Group Welcomes New Participants!

The Wisdom Seekers Book Group started 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 so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
April – June 2023

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry



If you or a family member, or if you know that a Grace member is in the hospital,

Please contact Andrea in the church office.



Ways to Help Luther House Campus Ministry

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Evening Student Dinner and Conversation
Sundays at 7pm

If you would like to sign up click the link below or contact Melissa at Luther House


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.  

Link to the April 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 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