Sunday, September 24 from 11:30am-12:30pm. Families are invited to stick around after worship to catch up, hear about the upcoming year, and share ideas for programming! Contact Kristin with any questions.
This Week at Grace
Sun 9/24 10 am—Worship Service Following Worship—Confirmation and Sunday School Meet up
Mon 9/25 11 am—4 pm — Office Staff On Site 6 pm—Boy Scouts
New Christ in Our Home Devotional October – December 2023
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
Salmon Bake Sunday, October 1, 2023 Willamette Park
Please get your ticket in the church office or following worship.
The Salmon Bake is Free, but we need a head count for how much to cook.
Giving Statements now available.
Please pick up your giving statment before September 24.
We will be mailing them out on September 25.
Conversation in Spanish Returns Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 3 pm.
Do you already know Spanish and want to grow in your ability to Speak Spanish.
The purpose of the Conversation Group is to allow individuals who already speak some Spanish an opportunity to continue growing in their ability to become more fluent in the language. It is not a class to teach Spanish. Group meetings are held once a week for one hour at Grace Lutheran Church. For more information contact, in English, Juan Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26 at Delicias Cafe (Mexican Restaurant) on 933 Circle Blvd.
The Wisdom Seekers Book Group will be starting a new book on Thursday, September 7th, Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt, described as “the unforgettable story of how Hildegard of Bingen, Benedictine abbess and polymath, triumphed against impossible odds to become the greatest woman of her age.”
Meetings are at noon every Thursday 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 email@example.com so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.
Consider the birds of the air..
Dedication of the Courtyard Birds Date Change: Please watchy for more information
Please join us after worship to dedicate the doves that are in the courtyard and are A Memorial to Harold Werth.
Meeting is the first Tuesday of Each Month 1 pm in the Fireside Room
October 3 Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
November 7 The White Girl by Tony Birch.
December 5 The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
Thank you so much!
The Hospitality Team wants to applaud the Property Committee and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to renovate two storage rooms for us. These renovations will make our work more efficient and organized for our team. Prior to these renovations, we had to wrestle heavy bins of tablecloths and serving pieces within very cramped spaces. Now, we can hang our tablecloths up and have sufficient shelving for our many serving pieces.
We especially want to recognize Ron Larson who oversaw the project and did much of the retrofitting and building projects and Bob Keith did a fantastic paint job on both rooms. Everything is so bright and clean! I know there were many others involved in this project whose names I don’t have at this time. Everyone who helped we truly appreciate. Thank you again!
The GYM Team (Growing Young Ministry) is looking to welcome new members! If you are interested in being part of the team that dreams up and plans youth and intergenerational events, please reach out to Kristin, Kendra Wollert, Mary Ann Matzke, or Sandie Williams!
Reminder: Bottle Drop Bags continue to be available in the church office.
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.
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.
Out-and-About Office Hours Kristin will be available for “office hours” on Tuesdays and 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 September 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.
Giving at a Glance Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran
Contributions for the Month of August: $11,165; August Budget: $19,600; First 3 Weeks Giving: $11,165; Weekly Budget: $4,900; (4 weeks in August); YTD contributions: $202,362; YTD budget: $202,200