Sun, July 17– 10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service 1 pm – Hike at Peavy Arboretum north entrance Mon, July 18 –11 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site Wed, July 20 – 12 pm – Library Work Party Thurs, July 21 – 9 am – 4pm – Office Staff on Site 12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Book Club via zoom 3 pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting 6:30 pm – Music Rehearsal 6:30 pm – Benton County Democrats in Ronnenkamp Hall Sun, July 24– 10 am – in person and Live Stream Worship Service Worship 1pm – Summer Hike at Starker Arts Park boardwalk
Summer Hikes in July
Join us for some Hikes this July at 1pm. Contact Kendra Wollert if you have any questions
July 17th: Peavy Arboretum north entrance across from pizza place in Adair Village
July 24th: Starker Arts Park boardwalk- meet in parking lot next to band shell
July 31st: McDonald Dunn forest- meet at Kendra’s house 918 NW Raintree Dr, Corvallis
July 26, 2022 11:45am at Common Fields
August 9, 2022 11:45am Watch for updated location
New Christ in Our Home Devotional July – September 2022
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 in the parking lot at Grace
Please contact the American Red Cross or Marna Renshaw for more information
Backpacks for Garfield
Starting August 1 we will be collecting Backpacks for Garfield Elementary. If you ahve any questions, please contact Denise Cardinali or Andrea int he church office
Adult Bible Study will return to in person study in September 2022.
Please contact Frank and Sue Davis if you woould like to receive digital study material.
Global Book Club
Global Book Club will return on the First Tuesday of September int eh Fireside Room.
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 are interested in a printed copy of the July 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 July 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.
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 June 24, 2022
Contributions for the Month of June: $20,865; June Budget: $26,000; First 3 Weeks Giving: $20,865; Weekly Budget: $5,600 (4 weeks in June); YTD contributions: $163,962; YTD budget: $163,200
Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. Updated March 25, 2022
Masks and Face Coverings Individuals entering Grace are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering for Worship Services. At this time, we are asking that individuals entering Grace Monday – Friday between the Hours of 8:30am and 12:30pm wear a mask or face covering as we continue to keep the children attending Sandcastle Preschool Safe. Individually wrapped masks continue to be made available on the table in the church entry.
Small Group Meetings/Bible Studies: We encourage Small Groups and Bible Studies to meet at Grace. Please contact the church office to ensure the space you want is available We ask that you continue to fill out the Orange Covid Sign in Sheet form and place it on the office staff desk.
Outside Organizations The reopening committee is reviewing all request to use the Grace building on a case by case basis. If you are interested in hosting an event at Grace, please contact Andrea in the office and she will forward the information on to the reopening team.
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 We are continuing to host in Person and Live Stream Worship Services starting at 10am. At this time we are still asking that individuals attending worship services continue to Social Distance in the pews and in the aisles/Narthex. As weather gets nicer, we encourage attendees to bring conversations outside the building so that aisles, the church entry and the Narthex stay clear.
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.