November 10, 2023
Hello Grace Vineyard and Friends of Grace Vineyard,
The weekend is about to start! Are you ready? Here’s what’s goin down in our Grace Vineyard Family…
Saturday Ladies Walk
The women of Grace will meet at Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad at 9am on Saturday morning for our monthly walk/hike. If you’ll be coming, please call or Text Kathy Green at 760-583-1779. This is a great time of fellowship outside in the beauty of God’s great creation.
Also on Saturday morning, the Men of Grace will be meeting at 8am at Ty’s Burger House. We share great conversation over a delicious breakfast, spend time worshiping, and hear an inspiring message from one of the men. This month we’ll be hearing from Kent Franke.
Community Meal Friday After Thanksgiving
On Friday, November 24, the day after Thansgiving, we have a “Love your neighbor” opportunity. Do you remember reading Luke 14:12-13 recently in church?
12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
We have an opportunity to put these words into practice. We’re going to be putting on a banquet, complete with all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, in Fireside Park, 401 Parkside Dr., Oceanside. This is where we currently have a Monday night meal for our unsheltered friends. Now, this won’t be like one of those soup kitchen type meals where we serve the food, and the guests eat by themselves, quite separate from the “servers”; this will be a shared community meal where we all sit and eat together and get know each other, listening to each other’s stories, and just enjoy a delicious meal with neighbors that most of us haven’t gotten to know yet.
Brandi Mitchell will be in the lobby on Sunday with a clipboard to sign you up to provide side dishes for the event (even if you cannot come, you can still provide a dish). You will be able to either drop something off at the church on that Friday morning, or bring it directly to the park (which would be much more convenient!) We need Thanksgiving side dishes – not bread, chips, beverages, or turkeys as they will already be provided for.
This is going to be Awesome!
Identity – Becoming Who God Says I Am
We’ve got another great Sunday in store for us all this weekend. I’m going to be going with Kim and Charissa to Phoenix for a family event this weekend, so I’ve invited Steve Rogers to bring another great Bible Teaching. Have you noticed how his teaching gift keeps growing?! This Sunday Steve’s going to open the Word to help us discover the joy of becoming who God says we are in Christ. We’ll learn about that identity, how we grow into it, and the joy we experience in the process. This is quite literally transformational! Join us in person at 9:30, or if you have to be away you can join us online via zoom with this info: Zoom Meeting ID 153 112 432, Passcode 684814. You may also join us on Facebook Live at facebook.com/gracevcf.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
With love and blessings,
Tithes and Offerings Online
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