This Week at Grace


Sun 1/7
10 am—Worship Service
Following Worship—Pot Luck and Bingo
7 pm—Zoom Confirmation

Mon 1/8
9 am—4 pm—Office Staff on Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts
6:45 pm—Church Council meeting

Tue 1/9
11:30 am—1 pm—Coffee Hour with Kristin
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
5:30 pm—Food and Fellowship with Pr. Remy

Wed 1/10
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Sewing Group

Thurs 1/11
Red Cross Blood Drive
9 am  – 4 pm—Office Staff on Site
11:30 am—1pm—Coffee Hour with Kristin
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
5:30 pm—Choir Practice
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal

Sat 1/13
5:30 pm—Winter bonfire and Pot Luck

Sun 1/14
10 am—Worship Service


Thursday, January 11, 2024

Please contact The American Red Cross to sign up or for more information


New Christ in Our Home Devotional
January – March 2024

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry


– Sun. January 7 at 11:30 am –
Pot Luck and White Elephant Bingo

– Sat. January 13 at 5:30 pm –
Winter Bonfire and Pot Luck
Grace will provide hot dogs.  Side Dishes must require no electricity

– Sun. January 21 after worship –
Zoom Coffee Hour

– Sat. February 10 at 10 am –
Rendezvous walk at Starker Arts Park
Meet in the Parking Lot


Join us for Food and Fellowship
as we get to know Pr. Remy

Space is limited at each location, please contact Kendra W. for availability at each location and to RSVP

January 9 at 5:30pm
The Junge’s

January 17 at 6pm
The Hadlock/Beachley’s

January 22 at 6:15 pm
The Wollert’s

January 31 at 5:30pm
The Wernz’s


Ladies Luncheon

January 9
New Morning Bakery

January 23
El Sol de Mexico on 9th Street


Mark Your Calendars:

Grace Lutheran Church’s 2024 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 follwoing Worship.

This will be in person only.


Bridge Grant
January 14-15
(evening Sunday through afternoon Monday)

High schoolers! Join us at Luther House to learn about creation care thru worship, fellowship, small groups, and a service project at Avery Park! Email for more info!

Gather: Rivers of Mercy
Wednesday, January 24, 6-8pm
at Block 15 in South Town

Pub theology and conversation for folks 18-35. Email, and find us on Instagram at gather.rivers

Board Game Day
Luther House

Saturday January 27 from 12-6pm

For folks 18-35, come learn a new game, play an old favorite, and enjoy some company at Luther House!


Meeting is the first Tuesday of Each Month
1 pm in the Fireside Room

Complete 2023/2024 book list

Upcoming Books for 2023

February 6
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn.

March 5
Hannah’s War by Jan Eliasberg


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


New Book Starting January 18

The Wisdom Seekers Book Group will be starting a new book on Thursday, January 18th – The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride.  An NPR review states, “As he’s done throughout his spectacular writing career, McBride looks squarely at savage truths about race and prejudice, but he also insists on humor and hope.”

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.


Bottle Drop Bags continue to be available in the church office.

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 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.  




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 December 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 January 2024 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 as of December 19, 2023

Contributions for the Month of December:   $17,914;
December Budget: $35,800;
First 3 Weeks Giving: $17,914
Weekly Budget: $8,960;
(4 weeks in December);
YTD contributions:  $276,248;
YTD budget:  $298,950