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.
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
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. https://bit.ly/3xKaFDt
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.
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:
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!