Oregon Bottle Drop Bags Available in the Church Entry
Blue Bags can now be found in the church entry on the table in the corner.
All funds raised go towards helping our Community Members in need.
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 22 at 6:15 pm The Wollert’s
January 31 at 5:30pm The Wernz’s
Tuesday – January 23
El Sol de Mexico on 9th Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.
Mark Your Calendars:
Grace Lutheran Church’s 2024 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 following Worship.
This will be in person only.
2023 Annual Report Now Available
Please find the link to the 2023 Annual Report below. Please note the link found in the January 2024 issue of Grace Gatherings is not valid.
Printed copies can be found in the Church Narthex.
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 Thursdays 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 email@example.com
New Christ in Our Home Devotional January – March 2024
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
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.
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 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
What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? Check out our calendar, the weekly Sunday announcements, and our facebook page for current information. You are always welcome to call the church office with questions!