This Week at Grace


Confirmation and Chris Ed Kickoff

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

Tues 9/26
11:30 am—Coffee with Kristin
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
6:30 pm—Property Committee

Wed 9/27
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Sewing/Quilting

Thurs 9/28  
9 am—4 pm — Office Staff On Site
11:30 am—Coffee with Kristin
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers via zoom
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal

Sat 9/29 OSU Football Parking

Sun 10/1
10 am—Worship Service
12:30 pm-Salmon Bake and Meet & Greet

Please check our on-line calendar for updates:



OSU Football Parking Fundraiser for
Luther House

Luther House will be using the Parking Lot at Grace for their annual fundraiser for OSU Football Home Games.  Parking Lot opens 3 Hours before the game starts

Home games occur on:
September 29          October 14
November 11          November 18

If you are interested in helping, please go to the link below.
If you have questions or want to be put on the “maybe” list, please email Luther House at

Sign up to help here:


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


Ladies Luncheon

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 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

Complete 2023/2024 book list

Upcoming Books for 2023

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!


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.  

Link to the September 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.



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