Back to School Drive at Vina Moses Center Deadline is This Sunday, May 7, 2023
Kids need stuff, especially for the beginning of the school year. Vina Moses Center has asked us (Pr Dorthy+ said yes we would do this) to have an In-Gathering of underwear and socks for kids. Sunday, May 7th is the last day to bring an assortment of packages. Thanks for caring about the students in our community.
Donations will be collected between now and the deadline in the yellow box in the Fireside Room.
Camp Lutherwood staff will be available during the Potluck to talk with
The community of Grace will be taking a special offering in honor of Camp Lutherwood Oregon’s presence in worship on May 7th. You can make donations by specifying Camp Offering on the envelope or check. We will collect this special offering thru Sunday, May 14th. Our goal is to be able to contribute to Lutherwood Oregon’s summer programming together as a Cabin Sponsor for $500 as a whole congregation. We will be sponsoring Staff Encouragement, which covers things like special treats, notes, and other small festivities over the summer to keep young adult leaders energized for this important work!
This Week at Grace
Sun 5/7—Camp Lutherwood Sunday Deadline for Back to School Dirve
10 am—Worship Service
2:30 pm—Private Piano Recital
7 pm — Confirmation zoom
11 am—4pm—Office Staff On Site
6 pm—Boy Scouts
Church Council Meeting
11:45 am—Ladies Luncheon
9:30 am—Private Dress Rehearsal
11 am—Library Work Party
1 pm—Sewing/Quilting group
11 am—4 pm Office Staff On Site
9 am—Sandcastle Event
11:30 am—Coffee with Kristin
12 pm—Wisdom Seekers on Zoom
3 pm—Conversation in Spanish
6:30 pm—Worship Rehearsal
4—7:30pm—Private Music Performance
Sun 5/14—Mother’s Day
10 am—Worship Service
End of Sunday School BBQ
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 11:45am At Khaki Nader Syrian Restaurant
115 NW Jackson, Corvallis
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:45am At Vinwood Tap House, Philomath
The Office will be open revised office hours for the week of Monday May 8 through Friday May 12.
Revised Office Hours:
Monday: 11 am – 4pm
Thursday: 11 am – 4pm
Sunday School Wrap Up and Celebration: Sunday, May 14 after worship. Thanks to our Sunday School students and teachers! All are welcome to join for food and fellowship.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Please contact the Red Cross for more information
Families of graduating seniors
Graduation is almost here, and we want to celebrate those who are graduating.
Please send information about your graduates to Kristin no later than May 20 so we can include it in the June issue of Grace Gatherings.
New Member Inquiry
Sunday May 21 there will be a New Member Inquiry meeting after worship. If you are interested in becoming a member at Grace, come to the Library for more information. New Members will be received on Sunday, June 3. For more information, please contact Pr Dorthy at email@example.com.
Luther House is seeking volunteers to help park cars at Grace Lutheran Church during OSU’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 17. This will be a fundraiser for Luther House Campus Ministry. Volunteers would need to arrive at 7am and can leave when the lot is full or when the ceremony stats.
Wisdom Seekers Wisdom Seekers Book Group Welcomes New Participants!
The Wisdom Seekers Book Group will be starting a new book on Thursday, April 13th – This Tender Land: A Novel by William Kent Krueger. It is the story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, crossing paths with others who are adrift. It is described as an “enthralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.”
Meetings will be every Thursday at noon via Zoom, covering about 30 pages each week. Please join us for some fun discussions! If you would like to do so, please contact Mark Klopsch at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can add you to the Zoom invitation.
Global Book Club meets monthly on the First Tuesday in the Fireside Room.
June 6 – After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America by Jessica Goudeau.
Out-and-About Office Hours Kristin will be available for “office hours” on Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Contact Kristin to set up a location or drop by Luther House.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the May 2023 issue of Grace Gatherings, please contact the church office to have one mailed to you. Printed copies of Grace Gatherings and The Foundation Newsletter are 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 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 2022, 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 April 21, 2023
Contributions for the Month of April: $20,186
April Budget: $19,200
First 3 Weeks Giving: $20,186
Weekly Budget: $4,800; (4 weeks in April)
YTD contributions: $112,100
YTD budget: $110,100
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