What’s going on with Grace and Luther House? There will be a ZOOM meeting on Sunday at 1 pm for those who would like to tune in for the information about how the discernment process is going. What we are hoping to get is affirmation from you to continue to work together for the foreseeable future. Here is the ZOOM link to the meeting:
Topic: Grace Luther House moving forward together
Time: Oct 24, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time
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This Weeks Calendar
Sat, Oct. 23 – 1:30 pm – Luther House OSU Football Fundraiser in the Parking Lot Sun, Oct. 24 – 10 am – in person/Live Stream Worship Service 11:15 am – Adult bible Study in Ronnenkamp Hall 12 – 2 pm – Chintimini Wildlife Center Service Projectl 1 pm – Grace and Luther House Conversation
via zoom 1- 4 pm – Private Event – Ronnenkamp Hall Mon, Oct.25 –11 am – 4pm – Off Staff On Site Wed, Oct. 27 – 10 am – Will of God Bible Study in the Fireside Room Thurs, Oct. 28 – 9am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Book Club via zoom 3pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting 7:30 pm – Worship Rehearsal Sun, Oct. 31 – Reformation Sunday/New Member Recognition 10 am – in person/Live Stream Worship Service 11:15 am – Adult bible Study in Ronnenkamp Hall 1- 4 pm – Private Event – Ronnenkamp Hall 3 pm – Trunk or Treat Trunk Decorating 4 – 6 pm – Trunk or Treat
Change of Date: New Date October 24 Donations still needed
Chintimini Bee Habitat Project: High school youth and adult volunteers are invited to gather at Chintimini Wildlife Center on October 10, from 12-2pm, to help build mason bee habitats. We are collecting paper bags and paper towel tubes for this project, as well as a monetary donation to help with supplies that Chintimini is providing.
Consecration Sunday November 7th
Please return your 2022 estimate of giving by November 7th. A letter was mailed out on October 11th with the estimate form or you can simply fill out a quick,
Luther House will be using the Grace Parking Lot for parking during OSU home games.
Help support Luther House by parking in the church parking lot. Parking will be $10 per game and will open 3 hours prior to kick off.
Next games are October 23, November 13 and November 20
The GYM committee will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in Grace’s parking lot on October 31, from 4-6pm. And we need volunteers! Bring your vehicle around 3pm to decorate (or decorate beforehand) and hand out candy to our neighbors! Contact Kristin with questions.
Trunk Decorating starts at 3pm.
Please sign up to help with this event. Sign up form is in the church entry.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10 am – 12pm
Grace will be hosting a First Aid/CPR/Defibrillator training class on Satruday, December 4 from 10 am – 12pm in Ronnenkamp Hall.
Todd Washington will be presenting the class and the cost will be $35 per person. Scholarships may be available.
Please contact Andrea in teh church office if you are interested. Limited spots available.
There will be no bible study on Wednesday, October 20
Bible Study-Faith Conversations Wednesdays at 10am
The Will of God by Leslie Weatherhead
Have you been enjoying the beautiful flower arrangements at Grace Sunday morning worship services? Have you recently taken a peek at our amazing Fireside Room Courtyard and marveled at the all the foliage there? If you would like to see all this continue and expand into the fall and winter seasons and get ready for spring, please consider making a contribution to the Altar Guild Flower Fund by putting a check in the offering basket Sunday morning or mailing it to the Grace office (please write Altar Guild flowers in the memo line). Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Christ in Our Home Devotional
Oct., Nov., and Dec.
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
Adopt-A-Grad: GYM is looking to pair congregants with a college student, to offer support through notes, care packages, and/or attendance at activities the student is involved in. Talk to Kristin to learn more!
Global Book Club First Tuesday of each month at 1pm in the Fireside Room
Adult Bible Study Starts Sunday, September 12 at 11:15 am in Ronnenkamp Hall
Please contact Frank and Sue Davis for more information. See the September issue of Grace Gatherings for book information
Kristin will not have coffee hours on Thursday, October 21
Out-and-About Office Hours – New Location
Starting Thursday, September 16, Kristin will be available for “office hours” at Allan’s Coffee and Tea (2541 NW Monroe Ave), Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Drop in and say hi!
Boundless: the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering. This event will take place from July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN. High schoolers from across the country will gather for worship, service, and growing together. If you are interested, let Kristin know (email@example.com).
Grace’s next blood drive is scheduled for January 2022.
There is still very much a need. If you are wanting to give, look into other local events.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the October issues of Grace Gatherings please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you. Printed copies are now available in the church entry.
Grace Lutheran Church In person Worship Services Updated: July 30, 2021
Revised Covid-19 Protocols will be in place
Masks will be required for all
All Attendees will need to Social Distance Singing quietly or humming allowed Communion and Passing of the Peace will take pace in the Pews
No inside Social Hour, social hour may take place outside
Pre Registration not Required Self Seating in designated areas, no more guided seating Holy Communion kits will be available for all. Or you may bring your own elements (bread & wine/juice) to worship
We are striving to move towards a normal worship service. We continue to add elements of worship service including preludes, rising, sitting and kneeling, and sending hymns.
Entry Doors will open at 9:40 am. Please arrive promptly as the Live Stream Worship Service starts at 10 am and seating can take longer.
Live Stream Worship will continue
For full information on what to expect at in person worship services, please see our full protocols below. https://bit.ly/3xKaFDt
Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. Updated: August 6, 2021
These areas have been revised by the reopening committee as of July 1, 2021 and could change based on current Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations from the CDC, OHA, Oregon State, Benton County, and Oregon Synod.
Masks and Face Coverings – Updated August 6, 2021 All individuals entering Grace are required to wear a mask or face covering at all time while in the building. Disposable Masks are available at all entry doors.
Small Group Meetings/Bible Studies: Small Group Meetings/Bible Studies protocols have been revised. Covid Tracking/Attendance Sheets can be found in the church office (Orange). Emails have been sent to group chairs. If you need more information contact Andrea in the church office. Please contact the church office to see if the requested space is available and to be put on the calendar.
Covid Stations at Entry Doors: Current Covid Stations at entry doors are in the process of being revised. Signing in is no longer required except if it is a group. Masks and Hand Sanitizer will remain available for those to use.
Entry Doors: At this time all Entry doors are remaining locked. Church staff is typically on site on Monday’s from 11-4 and Thursdays from 9-4 or by appointment. If you do not have a key or the code to the lock box, please ring the door bell during normal office hours and a staff member will come open the door.
Thank you to everybody who has been returning the blue bottle drop bags.
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.
So far in 2021, Grace Lutheran Church has been able to raise almost $450 towards the Ida fund that helps community members with emergency assistance such as gas vouchers, paying a bill, or other assistance.
Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service. Attendance can be logged on:
Grace Lutheran Church worship services are now being aired on Xfinity Cable channel 29 on Sunday’s at 10 am. Services will air the previous weeks service.
Spread the word for people who can not access the worship services online.
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 October 9, 2021
Contributions for the Month of October $10,287
October’s Budget: $22,800;
Last Weeks Giving: $10,287;
Weekly Budget: $5,700;
YTD contributions: $233,961;
YTD budget: $250,500
Life without drinking is still possible during the COVID-19 Pandemic Corvallis—Local Alcoholics Anonymous groups have temporarily closed the doors of face-to-face meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, those struggling with drinking are still in need of support during this difficult time. Those in need can still access the support AA provides through the local hotline and virtual meetings.
The local hotline number is (541) 967-4252. It is answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week by members of the local AA community.
Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually. You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone, or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by their first names.
What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? Check out ourcalendar, located on www.grace97330.org, the weekly Sunday announcements, and our facebook page for current information.
You are always welcome to call the church office with questions!