Grace Lutheran Church In person Worship Services Updated: July 1, 2021
Revised Covid-19 Protocols will be in place
Masks will be required for all
All Attendees will need to Social Distance
Only Musicians will be singing at this time
Communion and Passing of the Peace will take pace in the Pews
No inside Social Hour
Pre Registration not Required
Holy Communion kits will be available for all. Or you may bring your own elements (bread & wine/juice) to worship
Fellowship time will take place outside after services.
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
This Weeks Calendar
Sun, July 4 – 10 am – Live Stream Worship Service Mon, July 5 – 11 am – 4 pm Office Staff on Site Tue, July 6 – 7 pm -Worship and Music Zoom meeting Thurs, July 8 –Office Closed except by Appointment
Ladies Luncheon 11:30-1 pm – Kristin at Coffee Culture 12 pm – Wisdom Seekers Zoom Meeting 3pm – Conversation in Spanish zoom meeting 6:30 pm – Worship Rehearsal Fri, July 9 – 6 pm – Game Night in Ronnenkamp Hall Sun, July 11 – 10 am – in person/Live Stream Worship Service
Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. Updated: July 1, 2021
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.
Small Group Meetings/Bible Studies: 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.
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.
Zion Lutheran Church is seeking Teens who are interested in working with Children to help at their Learning Center. Please contact Kristin for more information
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Friday, July 9 from 6-8pm
in Ronnenkamp Hall
Families of all ages, shapes, and sizes are welcome to join in for an evening of fun together. You can look forward to Bunco, BINGO, other large group games, or bring your own game to share! Pizza and snacks will be provided.
Summer Ladies Luncheon
Ladies summer luncheon returns! (Sort of). It’s a bring your own sack lunch luncheon at Carol Erickson’s house on Thursday, July 8th. Beverages and ice cream bars will be provided. This is an outdoor mask optional event. Hope to see you then. Carol
Out-and-About Office Hours
Starting Thursday, July 8, Kristin will be available for “office hours” at the Coffee Culture on Kings (1195 NW Kings Blvd), Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Drop in and say hi!
POTLUCK EVENING AT LUTHER HOUSE Friday, July 16, 6-7:30pm
All are welcome to gather at Luther House (211 NW 23rd St) for a potluck-style dinner, yard games, and a brief worship. Bring your favorite summer food, game ideas, instruments, and friends! YOUTH–if you are interested in helping plan and lead worship that evening, come to Grace on Friday, July 9 at 12pm to meet with Kristin.
Christ in Our Home Devotional
July, August, Sept
Now Available in the Church Office
Grace Lutheran Church is collecting gifts for Donna King and her retirement.
If you would like to send a gift to Donna, you can either drop them off at the church or send them to the church and we will make sure she gets it.
Gifts can be dropped off on Monday or Thursday while church staff is on site. Please call the church prior to arriving.
The Adult Bible Study will be starting a new book in June.
Please contact Frank and Sue Davis to get included on the emails. Zoom Bible Study will stop for the summer and look forward to being able to meet in person soon.
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.
So far in 2021, Grace Lutheran Church has been able to raise almost $450 towards the Ida fund that helps community members with emergency assistance such as gas vouchers, paying a bill, or other assistance.
Please remember to log your attendance for viewing the worship service. Attendance can be logged on:
Grace Lutheran Church worship services are now 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.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the July issues of Grace Gatherings please contact the church office to have a copy mailed to you.
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.
Giving at a Glance Support the many ministries of Grace Lutheran
Contributions as of June 24, 2021
Contributions for the Month of June: $26,618;
June’s Budget: $21,600;
Third Week of June Giving: $2,115;
Weekly Budget: $5,400;
YTD contributions: $164,030;
YTD budget: $166,700
Attention all individuals entering Grace
As of July 1, 2020 all individuals entering Grace are required to wear a face covering. If you do not have a face covering, individually wrapped masks are available at the sign in station.
Sign in forms have been placed at the entry/exit doors at Grace Lutheran Church.
Please fill out the form upon entering the building. Writing utensils are provided, but personal writing utensils can be used. To maintain the safety of all individuals entering Grace, please follow the posted instructions.
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.