Fri 11/25 4:30 pm – Private Music Practice in the Fireside Room
Sat 11/26 OSU Football Fundraiser for Luther house
Sun 11/27 First Sunday of Advent 10 am—In Person or Live Stream Worship 11 am – Adult Bible Study 11 am—Advent Wreath making
OSU Football Parking Fundraiser for Luther House Luther House will be using the Parking Lot at Grace for their annual fundraiser for OSU Football Home Games. Parking Lot opens 3 Hours before the game starts
Last Home game on:November 26
Thanksgiving Service Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm.
Advent Wreath s
Create your own Advent Wreath following worship on Sunday, November 27, 2022
Wednesday Advent Soup Supper and Worship
This year, we will be gathering with our neighboring Lutheran churches for soup, fellowship and worship.
Carpool and Caravan will leave Corvallis at 5:30 pm to go to Albany
November 30 – Faith Lutheran in Albany December 7 – Grace Lutheran in Corvallis December 14 – Good Shepherd in Albany
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 11:45am at The Corvallis Club (Please RSVP to Mary Ann B.)
Global Book Club will return on the First Tuesday of September int eh Fireside Room.
Next Meeting: December 6 – North to Paradise: A Memoir by Ousman Umar, Trans. by Kevin Gerry Dunn. C 2019. 140 p. Cv Library
Annual Reports are due to Andrea inthe office by December 1, 2022
Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study will meet after Worship in the Library.
Contact Frank and Sue Davis for more information
New Christ in Our Home Devotional October – December 2022
Now Available in the Church Office and Church Entry
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.
Wisdom Seekers The Wisdom Seekers Book Group started a new book on Thursday, November 3rd – The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers, winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series. According to the back cover, this science fiction book ”blends heartwarming characters and imaginative adventure.”
The book group meets every Thursday at noon via Zoom and welcomes new participants! The group enjoys lively discussions, reading a few chapters each week. If you would like to be added to the Zoom invitation, please contact Mark Klopsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in a printed copy of the November 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 All Saints list are now available in the church entry. Additional copies of the bulletin insert for the week are also 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 October 21, 2022 Contributions for the Month of October: $16,294; October Budget: $26,400; First 3 Weeks Giving: $16,294; Weekly Budget: $5,200 (5 weeks in October); YTD contributions: $237,737; YTD budget: $251,740
Updated Covid-19 Protocols and information for the Church building. Updated October 14, 2022
Masks and Face Coverings Individuals entering Grace are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering while int eh building. 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 The building is seeing a lot of activity and we want to make sure that everybody gets the opportunity to use the space as needed.
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 except while Sandcastle is in session and office staff is on site. 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 intercom 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. Communion kits remain available for those who would like to remain in their pew.