This Week at Grace

Zoom Coffee Hour with Pr. Remy
Sunday, January 21, 2024
Following Worship

Please see the previous email sent out Friday morning or the Worship Email sent out Saturday morning for zoom information

This Week at Grace


Fri 1/19
Ronnenkamp Hall Closed for Memorial Set Up

Sat 1/20
10 am—Memorial Service for Hal Brauner

Sun 1/21
10 am—Worship Service
Following Worship—Zoom Coffee Hour
11:30 am—Outreach Committee
Following Worship – Confirmation at First Prebyterian

Mon 1/22
9 am—4 pm—Office Staff On Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts
6:15 pm—Food and Fellowship with Pr. Remy

Tue 1/23
11:30 am—1 pm—Coffee Hour with Kristin
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
6:30 pm—Property Committee

Wed 1/24
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Sewing Group

Thurs 1/25
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

Sun 1/28
10 am—Worship Service
Following Worship—Celebration for Kristin
12:30 pm—Annual Meeting

Please check our on-line calendar for updates:


Year End Giving Statements are in the Church Entry

Please pick up your Year End Giving Statement on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

We will mail out statements on Monday, January 22, 2024


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

Ladies Luncheon

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 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.

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!

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

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

Complete 2023/2024 book list

Upcoming Books for 2024

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

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.  

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

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!