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This Week at Grace

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.

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.  

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

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


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!

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.

Consider the birds of the air..

A Memorial to Harold Werth


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.

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