November 4, 2022
Hello Grace Vineyard and Friends!
It’s good to be back with you after being in Africa the last 2 Sundays. Most of you will know that Michael Aplikowsky and I left for Zambia on October 17. We returned to California on Monday, October 31st. Our journey started out in Ndola at the Zambia Vineyard National Conference, then we flew to Lusaka to stay at Breath of Heaven Children’s Village. At the same time Jennifer Rowe and Mark Anthony Goodwin started out in Uganda and then joined us at Breath of Heaven. This Sunday I’m inviting Jennifer, Mark, and Michael to join me in telling you about our time in Africa. After sharing some stories I plan on wrapping up our time with an encouraging word from Matthew 9.
I heard great reports from our “Stories In The Garden” women’s retreat October 21-23. Here’s a recap video that Michele Goane put together. I think you’ll enjoy it…
I also heard great reports from last Sunday’s service with special guest Lynn Dicken-Cerullo. Here’s a video of the sermon in case you missed it our would like to see it again (sorry about the lighting — we only have lighting on the stage for our video cameras, and Lynn really wanted to speak from the floor, so it’s a little dark):
There is a whole lot of life in store for us this weekend, so let me tell you a little more about what’s going on…
Prayer and Fasting after Church
This Sunday we are going to have all-church prayer and fasting right after the church service for one hour. For those that are able, we’re encouraging you to fast lunch. The Bible teaches the practice of fasting combined with prayer as a means of Grace that increases the effectiveness of our prayer time. We did this for a month Sundays starting in April earlier this year and it was really wonderful. We’re looking forward to calling out to God for His guidance, favor, and provision for our Grace Vineyard family. Please plan on staying for 1 hour after church this Sunday. When God’s people pray, God answers!
Saturday Night Alive with In The Midst 777
For those of you who like your Rock-n-Roll on the hard side, you’re gonna love Saturday Night Alive this weekend. Think Metal Worship! Our great friend Gary Lee Ernst will be here with In The Midst 777 and Shroud at 4pm this Saturday.
Sunday Night Encounter at the Amphitheater
North County churches and special guest Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture are gathering together for a night of worship at the Oceanside Amphitheater this Sunday at 6PM. That means our normal Sunday Night Service will be meeting at the amphitheater instead of in the church this week. We’re encouraging everybody to come on out.
Fellowship Lunch November 13
Next Sunday after church we’ll be enjoying another fellowship lunch. This is such a great way to get to know each other better as we share a meal. Susan Franke will be in the church lobby after church this Sunday with details for you to help you sign up and know what to bring for the potluck.
God bless you richly as we enter this first weekend of November! I look forward to worshiping with you Sunday morning!
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