This Week at Grace


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



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

Tues 5/23
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
6:30 am—Property Committee
12 pm—Private Event in Fireside Room

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



Ladies Luncheon

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:45am
At Vinwood Tap House, Philomath 



Blood Drive

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.

Please contact Luther House if you are interested at:



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 so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.

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

Next Meetings:

June 6 – After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America by Jessica Goudeau.

The Complete 2022-2023 Book List: 


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
April – June 2023


Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry



If you or a family mmeber, 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 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.  

Link to the May 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 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