The Reopening Grace Committee has been reviewing the current Covid-19 Pandemic and has decided to tentatively schedule the reopening of Grace.
Starting February 21, small group, committee, and bible study groups are encouraged to meet in person again at Grace. Please contact the church office for space availability
On Sunday, February 27, Grace will reopen it’s doors for in person Worship following the protocols listed below.
Please Note: We will continue to offer live stream and prerecorded worship services on our YouTube Channel and on Cable Channel 29.
Shrove Tuesday on a Sunday
Craft, Devotion, and Potluck In Ronnenkamp Hall
We will start with the craft and devotion at 4:30pm, with dinner starting around 5:30pm
This Weeks Calendar
Sun, Feb 27 – 10 am – In Person and Live Stream Worship Service via YouTube 11:15 am – Adult Bible Study in Fireside Room 4:30 pm – Pot Luck in Ronnenkamp Hall Mon, Feb 28 –11am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site Tue, Mar 1 – 1pm – Global Book Club in Fireside Room Wed, Mar 2 – 8- 10am – Ashes to Go in Parking Lot 3:30 – 5:30 pm – Ashes to Go in Parking Lot 7 pm – In Person Ash Wednesday Worship Service Thurs, Mar 3 – 9 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Book Club via zoom 3pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting Sun, Mar 6-10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service 11 am – First Sunday Zoom Communion 11:15 am – Adult Bible sTudy in the Fireside Room
ASHES TO GO! Again! This year we shall again offer Ashes to Go! On March 2nd, Ash Wednesday. There will be two times available, as well as gathering at 7 pm for worship to begin the Lenten season.
+Ashes to Go! from 8 – 10 am, as well as from 3:30 – 5:30 pm
+Ash Wednesday worship service, with Holy Communion at 7 pm.
Global Book Club First Tuesday of each month at 1pm in via zoom. Please contact Mary Ann Matzke for zoom link.
March 1 – Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
Adult Bible Study returns to in person on Sunday, February 27, 2022
Bible study starts following worship in the Fireside Room
New book will start March 6
College Student Care Packages
Deadline March 1, 2022
The GYM committee is working to assemble care packages for Grace’s college students. We want to collect non-perishable food items (especially snack foods), coffee gift cards, stickers, postcards, or other little gifts! There will be 12 students, so we need your help in collecting these items! If you can help, please let Kristin know by February 19. More details about collecting items to come!
If you have Thrivent Choice funds, please note that all funds must be assigned to an organization by March 31, 2022
Wednesday Faith Conversation:
The Wednesday Faith Conversation has been suspended for Lent.
Updated address are available for the following church members.
Bev Raze Frank Raze Kathryn Honey
Please contact the church office for these updated addresses
Christ in Our Home Devotional January – March 2022
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
Out-and-About Office Hours – Update – Returning March 3
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! If possible, please contact Kristin to set up a time.
The Ladies Luncheon will Return in March
March 8, 2022 11:45am New Morning Bakery
If you are interested in a printed copy of the March 2022 issues of Grace Gatherings please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you. Printed copies of Grace Gatherings, The Foundation Newsletter, and the March events insert are now 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.
The Church Office has a large number of Thrivent T-Shirts.
If anybody is interested in one, please contact the office.
We have two colors and many different sizes
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.
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.
In 2021, 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.
Giving at a Glance Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran
Contributions as of February 16, 2022 Contributions for the Month of February: $22,263; February Budget: $30,800; First 2 Weeks Giving: $22,263; Weekly Budget: $7,700 (4 weeks in Feb.); YTD contributions: $67,119; YTD budget: $45,900
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
Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service. Attendance can be logged on:
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!