April 2, 2021

Hello Grace Vineyard and Friends,

Happy Easter Weekend to you all.

This afternoon I joined our friends from the River Family Church for their Good Friday service at the beautiful River Gardens, and it was a moving service honoring our Lord’s life giving sacrifice on the cross.  What a glorious truth to live in, that He not only forgave all our sins, He disarmed the “powers” – the spiritual forces of wickedness that so long ruled over people – so that now we, through faith in Jesus, can be free indeed to live in the Kingdom of God, under the good and protective rein of a loving Father God!

Colossians 2:13-15 (New Living Translation)

13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

Easter at The River Gardens

The main thing I want to make sure you know in this week’s email update is that this coming Sunday – Easter Sunday – we are meeting at 10am at The River Gardens, 390 Mimosa Ave, Vista.  This is where we had our Christmas Eve service, as some of you will remember.  We will worship, celebrate the Resurrection, share communion, and have a wonderful time of fellowship. We will be joined by our hosts, the River Family Church.  This is probably the easiest service to invite friends to, so please take a moment and think about who you know who needs to hear the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and shoot them a text inviting them to come with you.

Last Chance to Sign Up for The Third Option

We’ve been talking about The Third Option small group beginning on April 13th.  It lasts 6 weeks, it’s on Tuesday nights at 7pm, it’s on zoom, and there are 5 slots open still.  If you’d like to join us, either text “3rdoption” to 760-237-4393, or send an email to info@gracevcf.org.  You can learn more by clicking here.

And with that, I’ll sign off.  Can’t wait to celebrate Jesus’ victorious Resurrection with you at the River Gardens this Sunday at 10am.

with blessings and love to each of you,

Ron Ohst


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