Families of graduating seniors Graduation is almost here, and we want to celebrate those who are graduating.
Please send information about your graduates to Kristin no later than May 20 so we can include it in the June issue of Grace Gatherings.
New Member Inquiry
Sunday May 21 there will be a New Member Inquiry meeting after worship. If you are interested in becoming a member at Grace, come to the Library for more information. New Members will be received on Sunday, June 3. For more information, please contact Pr Dorthy at email@example.com.
This Week at Grace
Sat 5/20 Deadline for Graduate Information All Day—United Academics in Ronnenkamp Hall 8:30 am—5pm—Private Piano Event All Day — Oregon Synod Assemly via Zoom
Sun 5/21 10 am—Worship Service 11:30 am—New Member Inquiry—Library 11:30 am—Outreach Committee—Library
Mon 5/22 11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site 6 pm—Boy Scouts
Wed 5/24 11am—Library Work Party 1 pm—Sewing and Quilting
Thurs 5/25 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
Fri 5/26—Red Cross Blood Drive
Sun 5/28 10 am—Worship Service
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:45am At Vinwood Tap House, Philomath
Friday, May 26, 2023 at Grace
Please contact the Red Cross for more information
Volunteer Opportunity Luther House is seeking volunteers to help park cars at Grace Lutheran Church during OSU’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 17. This will be a fundraiser for Luther House Campus Ministry. Volunteers would need to arrive at 7am and can leave when the lot is full or when the ceremony stats.
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.
Global Book Club meets monthly on the First Tuesday in the Fireside Room.
June 6 – After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America by Jessica Goudeau.
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 May 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<![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 raised 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 April 21, 2023
Contributions for the Month of April: $20,186; April Budget: $19,200; First 3 Weeks Giving: $20,186; Weekly Budget: $4,800; (4 weeks in April); YTD contributions: $112,100; YTD budget: $110,100