This Week at Grace

**Update from the Re-opening Committee**

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


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

Complete book List:

Adult Bible Study

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!

Thrivent Choice

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
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.

Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service.  Attendance can be logged on:

Grace Lutheran Church worship services are 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.

Press Release
Alcoholics Anonymous:  COVID-19 Response

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.

To access both local and global meetings occurring online 24-hours a day, visit the District 21 website:
More information about what AA is and does can be found at:


What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? 
Check out our calendar, located on,
the weekly Sunday announcements, and our facebook page for current information. 
You are always welcome to call the church office with questions!