**Update from the Reopning Committee**

Small group, committee, and bible study groups are encouraged to meet in person again at Grace.  Please contact the church office for space availability

Grace reopened its 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.


This Weeks Calendar

Sun, Mar 6   10 am – In Person and Live Stream Worship Service via YouTube
                       Following Worship – Zoom Communion
                       11:15 am – Adult Bible Study in Fireside  Room
Mon, Mar 7   11am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site
Tue, Mar 8 –  11:45 am – Ladies Luncheon at New Morning Bakery
Wed, Mar 9 –  7 pm – In Person Mid Week Lenten Worship Service
Thurs, Mar 10 – 9 am – 12pm – Office Staff on Site 
                           12 pm – 4pm – Office Closed 
12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Book Club via zoom
                           3pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting

Sat, Mar 12 -Private Event in Ronnenkamp Hall
Sun, Mar 13 -10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service

                        11:15 am – Adult Bible sTudy in the Fireside Room


Mid Week Lenten Service
In Person – Wednesdays at 7pm

This year’s Lenten midweek service turns us toward God’s abundance by focusing on five divine attributes drawn from the gospel texts for Lent: faithfulness, mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and love. Each service is designed for sustained reflection on the gospel in the context of contemplative prayer, readings, silence, and song.

March 9             Faithfulness
March 16            Mercy
March 23            Compassion
March 30            Forgiveness
April 6                 Love


The Ladies Luncheon will Return in March

March 8, 2022 11:45am
New Morning Bakery


Adult Bible Study

God Frees and Redeems

 Study for March – Mary

Adult Bible Study returns to in person on Sunday, February 27, 2022

Bible study starts following worship in the Fireside Room


First Sunday Zoom Communion

Join us for the first Sunday of the Month Zoom Communion following worship this Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Please have your elements ready and watch for the zoom link in the worship email or find the zoom link on the website.


Church Clean Up

Saturday, April 2, 2022
8:30 am – 12:30pm

Please Join us in cleaning up the church and getting ready for Easter.


Out-and-About Office Hours –
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.


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


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:  https://bit.ly/3ESkoLY


Christ in Our Home Devotional
January – March 2022

Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry


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 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.


Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building.
Updated:  January 6, 2022

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.  

In Person Worship:  Covid protocols can be found at: https://bit.ly/3xKaFDt

Masks and Face Coverings – Updated January 6, 2022
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: – updated January 6, 2022
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.  We ask that you maintain social distancing, adequate air flow, and choose rooms big enough to follow Covid-19 recommendations.

Outside Organizations – Updated January 6, 2022
At this time we will not be allowing non church activities to take part in the church building.  

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.

In Person Worship – Updated January 6, 2022
In Person Worship continues to be held on Sundays at 10am.  At this time we are asking attendees to not sing but to enjoy the music presented by our musicians.  At this time we are also asking for the Narthex, Entry and all Aisles to remain clear.  Please do not converse with others outside your household within the building.  If you would like to enjoy conversation with other attendees/visitors, please go outside where social distancing can be maintained and where it has adequate air flow.




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:  https://aaoregon-district21.org/
More information about what AA is and does can be found at: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/what-is-aa




What’s going on at Grace Lutheran? 
Check out our calendar, 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!



Copyright © 2020 Grace Lutheran Church, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you have opted in on our website, at a worship service, or through our office.

Our mailing address is:
Grace Lutheran Church
435 NW 21st Street
Corvallis, OR  97330

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

This email was sent to sdlundahl@comcast.net
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Grace Lutheran Church · 435 NW 21st Street · Corvallis, Oregon 97330 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp