April 9, 2021

Hi Grace Vineyard and Friends!

Another week has flown by!  We had such a great time celebrating Easter together with the River Family Church last Sunday at the River Gardens!  What a beautiful place and what a beautiful time of worship we shared.  This Sunday we’ll be back at our theater (and online!).  I’m still studying the scriptures in preparation for our time in the Word, but I’ll give you this clue – I believe our topic is going to be taken from a phrase in Romans – “Reigning in Life”.   Here’s the verse that I think we’ll be our anchor:

Romans 5:17
17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

The numbers for Covid in San Diego keep getting better, thank the Lord!, and we are now in the “orange tier”, with hopes that we will completely out of the tier system by the middle of June.  That is great news.  In any case, we are able to meet in our building for worship this Sunday at 9:30am.   And we know for some of us, it is still important to stay away from crowds, so we are thankful for the technology that makes it possible to be together virtually.  We’ll be on zoom and facebook live as always.  For your convenience, here’s  the zoom info:

Meeting ID: 153 112 432
Passcode: 684814
One tap mobile
+16699009128,,153112432#

For those who can’t join our zoom meeting  you can also go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gracevcf.

Men’s Breakfast Saturday at 8am

Men – it’s time for our 2nd Saturday of the month Men’s Breakfast at Ty’s Burgerhouse, 515 Mission Ave, right around the corner from the church.  This month we have 2 special guests – our dear friend Bill McLeod will be leading us in worship, and our own Michael Tschasar will be speaking.  Join us at 8am tomorrow morning, April 10th

CJ Orndorff Night of Worship Next Friday

Our good friend CJ Orndorff will be here for a night of worship next Friday, April 16.  Many of you know CJ from past visits, but if his name is new to you, check out his ministry page for 2nd Chance Outreach Ministries at: https://www.cjorndorff.com/ CJ spends most of his time singing and preaching in prisons across the United States.  He is dynamic!

New Women’s Bible Study Begins May 3rd

Our next Women’s Bible Study is a study of the life of Elijah with Priscilla Shirer.  This will be a 14 week study on Monday nights, beginning May 3rd, and it will meet via Zoom.

Watch this promotional video to introduce our topic:

Each week will meet on Zoom at 6:30 for prayer, and then begin our study at 7pm.  Workbooks are $20.  Please call Robin Spillman at 760.583.3677 for all the information!

2021 Marriage Getaway September 24-26

I also want to make sure the married folks know that the annual marriage retreat is going to happen this year again, September 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.   The Marriage Getaway has been a highlight of the year to many of us for the last decade.  This year’s speakers are Bill and Pam Farrel.  All the info and registration is at this link.  Check out this promotional video:

These Marriage Getaways are extremely popular and could sell out very quickly, so register as soon as you can. Kim and I are registered, and we hope many more of you will be able to join us!  Please note – thanks to some generous donations, 10 Military couples can now go on a full scholarship!  If you are a military couple, let us know and we’ll tell you how to take advantage of this incredible gift!

That’s it for this week’s update.  See you Sunday morning at 9:30!

Blessings and love,

Ron Ohst


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