January 21, 2022

Hi Grace Vineyard and Friends,

It’s Friday night and it’s time (past time!) to send you my weekly update email.  I suspect that some of you won’t be looking at your email until after Saturday morning, but for those who do I want to make sure you know about a special event taking place at 11:00am on Saturday, January 22.

We have an opportunity to love our neighbors in Oceanside in a powerful way. Michael Aplikowsky leads teams of people during the week to bring kindness, food, and prayer to our neighbors who are living on the streets of Oceanside.  I’ve gone with them a few times, and it is wonderful!    I know for some of you, this will get you out of your comfort zone, and that’s a really good thing!  It’s actually surprisingly easy to tag along with the team that does this all the time, and engage in conversations that often lead to some beautiful “Holy Hello” opportunities for prayer and spiritual conversations.  We’ll meet at the church on Saturday, January 22nd,at 11:00am, talk for just a bit, then go out on the streets, and be back by 1pm.  I really encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, if necessary, and join the team for what just may be a life-changing experience.

Saturday Night Alive, 5pm Saturday

This Saturday evening, the Grace Vineyard auditorium is going to be rockin.  Gary Lee of In The Midst 777 has been hosting the Saturday Night Alive music event for some time, and is now bringing it to the Grace Vineyard Theater.  There will be a number of bands playing, and a short evangelistic message.  Fun for all ages, *free*, and a great event to bring your friends to, especially if they are still on their journey toward giving their lives to Jesus!  Hope to see you there, starting at 5pm.

New Women’s Bible Study Launches Feb 7

Ladies, join us on Monday nights beginning February 7.  We will be going through Beth Moore’s study “Chasing Vines”.  Here’s a short promo video describing the series:

We’ll meet on Zoom on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30.  The cost is $25 for the books.  To register or find out more information, contact Kim Ohst at 760.519.4558 or kimohst@gmail.com

Click on the button below to pay the registration fee online:

New Five Week Home Group

Last Thursday we launched a 5 week home group that focuses on growing in experiencing and worshipping God.   The group meets in Oceanside, near Mira Costa College at 7pm on Thursdays – January 20, 27, February 3, 10, and 17.   Even if you missed the first week,  we’d love for you to join us, so give us a text, call, or email to get the details — 760-754-25974, or homegroups@gracevcf.org.  Last week we set up a laptop to share the group via zoom, so if you’d like to join us but need to stay away from in person gatherings, contact us and let us know, and we’ll send you the zoom info.

Special Guest Sunday Morning

CJ Orndorff is a great friend of Grace Vineyard and me personally – one of the few that knew Kim and me when we were still dating!  CJ leads 2nd Chance Outreach Ministries, doing evangelistic ministry concerts in correctional institutions across the United States.  He’s an extremely gifted preacher, and you’re going to love meeting him and getting inspired in the Word with him.  His message this Sunday is “Don’t Waste Your Trials!”.  So don’t waste your Sunday morning – join us at 9:30! If you are unable to join us in person this week, please join us via zoom at Zoom Meeting ID  153 112 432, Passcode 684814.

And I better stop there if I hope to get this email out to you before Friday night turns into Saturday morning!

Blessings and Love to each of you,

Ron Ohst

Tithes and Offerings Online

THANKS for taking ownership in the life and ministry of Grace Vineyard – it takes all of us!   If you’d like to give your tithe or offering online, click the donate button below.  Please remember we are “getting our house ready for guests” and have several thousand dollars worth of important improvements waiting on our offerings. If your offering is for a specific purpose such as building or benevolence, please note that where it will prompt you with “what’s this donation for?”  Thanks!