A Drive-Thru Youth Nativity Event Saturday evening, December 19, 5-8 pm
We are still in need of lights. Lights can be dropped off at Michael Beachley’s home. We will also be collected canned food for the Linn Benton Food Share.
Please share this event with your local friends and family. Share on your social media to spread the word.
This Weeks Calendar
Sun, Dec. 13 – Third Sunday in Advent 10 am – Live Stream Worship Service 11 am – Zoom Communion Mon, Dec. 14 –11 am – 4 pm – Office Staff On Site Tue, Dec. 15 – 2:30 pm Re Opening Committee Zoom Meeting 3:30 pm – Freedom of a Christian Book Study 7pm – Worship and Music Zoom meeting Wed, Dec. 16 – Advent Worship Service available 6:30 pm – Adult Bible Study Zoom Meeting Thurs, Dec. 17 – 9am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Zoom Meeting 3 pm – Conversation in Spanish Sat, Dec. 19 – Video Worship Rehearsal 5pm – 8pm – Drive Thru Nativity Sun, Dec. 20 – Forth Sunday in Advent 10 am – Live Stream Worship 11 am – Zoom Communion
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Grace Lutheran Church worship services are now being aired on Xfinity Cable channel 29 on Sunday’s at 10 am. Services will air the previous weeks service. Please watch for information about Christmas Eve services airing on cable.
Spread the word for people who can not access the worship services online.
2020 Advent Guide
This year, Advent will look and feel a little different. Click the link below to find ways to celebrate Advent in your home. Advent starts Sunday, November 29, 2020
Watch for the email with the link to our Wednesday Advent Service. Emails will go out on Wednesday afternoon.
Adult Bible Study
A New book will start in December.
Join others in a Zoom Meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Contact Frank and Sue Davis if you are interested in joining the discussion.
Come Join Wisdom Seekers
The Wisdom Seekers will be starting a new book on Thursday, December 3rd – “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” by Timothy Egan. The author embarks on a thousand-mile pilgrimage through the theological cradle of Christianity. The book jacket states, “A thrilling journey, a family story, and a revealing history, A Pilgrimage to Eternity looks for our future in its search for God.”
The Wisdom Seekers book group meets every Thursday at noon on Zoom. To be added to the Zoom invitation, please contact Mark Klopsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing Young Cohort
We decided in March to make sure Grace elevates families up and prioritize them. The Christian Education committee read the book Growing Young over the summer, a research-driven book on how to grow youth. We then signed up for a 9 month Growing Young Cohort, or group, last month, along with 49 other congregations across the world, to learn how to grow young. Many ideas have already blossomed from our participation; soon you will have the opportunity to take a Growing Young Cohort survey of our church and how we view youth and families. We will be organizing Empathy Training soon, so we can better understand things from a younger persons perspective. You will also have the opportunity early next year to take part in an 8 week course on Growing Young that we will host for Grace. It takes more than just a few people to prioritize youth and families to make it happen. We need EVERYONE on board. Think about what Grace would look like if we didn’t have any families, or youth? If we don’t turn things around, that thought will become reality. We know that is not what you want, so please consider joining us for the things that help make our Grace congregation…family.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the December issues of Grace Gatherings please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you.
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.
The New Christ in Our Home Devotions are now available for October, November, and December.
Please contact the office if you would like one to be mailed to you. Please also designate if you would like standard print or large print.
Thank you to everybody who has been returning the blue bottle drop bags.
Between September 1 and November 15,, 2020, members of Grace Lutheran Church have turned in over $275 in cans and bottles. This money will go towards our IDA Fund and will continue our mission in assisting members of our community who are in need.
The Reopening Committee has been working hard on creating protocols for small group gatherings happening at Grace.
For the safety of all individuals entering Grace Lutheran Church, we ask that all small groups who are meeting at Grace call and email the church office to get your meeting on the online calendar. These protocols will be posted in multiple locations around the church, can be emailed to you, or can be found at: https://grace97330.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Grace-Protocols.pdf
Please call the church at 541-757-1600 and email us at email@example.com to get your gathering put on the online calendar.
Giving at a Glance Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran
Contributions as of November 27, 2020 Contributions for the Month of November: $ 18,672; November’s Budget: $ 28,000; Last 2 Weeks of Giving: $ 3,527 Weekly Budget: $ 7,000; YTD contributions: $274,314; YTD budget: $ 290,900
Attention all individuals entering Grace
As of July 1, 2020 all individuals entering Grace are required to wear a face covering. If you do not have a face covering, individually wrapped masks are available at the sign in station.
Sign in forms have been placed at the entry/exit doors at Grace Lutheran Church.
Please fill out the form upon entering the building. Writing utensils are provided, but personal writing utensils can be used. To maintain the safety of all individuals entering Grace, please follow the posted instructions.
Life without drinking is still possible during the COVID-19 Pandemic Corvallis—Local Alcoholics Anonymous groups have temporarily closed the doors of face-to-face meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, those struggling with drinking are still in need of support during this difficult time. Those in need can still access the support AA provides through the local hotline and virtual meetings.
The local hotline number is (541) 967-4252. It is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week by members of the local AA community. Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually. You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone, or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by their first names.