July 9, 2021

Hello to all you Grace Vineyard People (and friends of Grace who like to stay up to date on what’s going on here)!

It’s time for our weekly update.  July is looking to be an amazing month around Grace Vineyard. I’ll try to do this one in chronological order, so here’s the quick points:

  • Men’s Breakfast Tomorrow (7/10)
  • Steve and Lisa Rogers on the Power of Relationships this Sunday (7/11)
  • Sewing Purses for Zambia next Saturday (7/17)
  • Promise Keepers Simulcast next Saturday (7/17)
  • Invite the Neighbors to our Block Party (7/24)
  • Block Party + Baking Contest (7/25)
  • Marriage Getaway Filling up – register ASAP

Men’s Breakfast Tomorrow

It’s time for our monthly men’s breakfast at Ty’s Burger House.  Our goal – we’d love every man who calls Grace Vineyard his home to join us in some aspect of our men’s ministry, and our monthly breakfast is one of the easiest ways to get connected.  We meet at 8am just around the corner from the church at Ty’s Burger House, where we enjoy a delicious breakfast of eggs, biscuits and gravy with bacon, potatoes, juice and coffee, followed by worship and an inspirational message or testimony.  This month we have invited our friend Pastor Matt Stoehr from the River Family Church (this is the church with the outdoor River Gardens where we celebrated Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday).  For questions or more info about our Men’s Ministry, please contact Snake (Richard) Ertel at 760-622-4572 or rertel777@gmail.com.

The Power of Relationships This Sunday Morning

Pastors Steve and Lisa Rogers recently returned from a missions trip with the Vineyard Honduras partnership.  On Sunday they’re going to bring a message on the Power of Relationships AND share stories from their trip.  It’s gonna be another great morning of worship, ministry, fellowship, and equipping the saints, and I can’t wait!

Sewing Purses for Zambia Next Saturday

Ladies, we have a great day planned for enjoying some sweet fellowship while we work on an important project together.

  • Learn to sew or teach others to sew
  • Saturday, July 17th, 9am-1pm
  • At Treina’s – 936 Sierra Court, Vista
  • Suggest Donation $10, Lunch will be served
  • Marriage Getaway is filling up – Register ASAP

On Saturday, July 17th, from 9am to 1pm we are going to meet at Treina’s home (936 Sierra Court, Vista) to sew purses.  The purses will be filled with sanitary products before sending them along to girls in Zambia, Africa, along with cards that we will also be making.  One of the effects of extreme poverty is that girls without access to sanitary products often miss school and lose their jobs.  Our simple act of love will make a positive change in the life of every girl who receives one of our purses.  Please join us!  If you’d like more information, please contact Kim Ohst at 760-519-4558, or kimohst@gmail.com

Promise Keepers Simulcast Next Saturday

The Promise Keepers 2021 Men’s Conference is almost here, and we’re excited for the men of our church to come together with other men’s groups from local churches and watch a Simulcast of the conference at Vista Assembly of God church. The simulcast event will take place Saturday, July 17 from 8:00am to 5:00 pm and doors will open at 7:30am. You can get additional information and assistance registering for the Simulcast by emailing ron@vistaassembly.com or calling  760-724-7099. We encourage you to invite your father, brothers, co-workers and sons/grandsons (12 years & up) to attend with you. It’s time to unite as men of integrity and form a bond of brotherhood no one can break. $20 Includes Lunch.  You can register here: https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/simulcast-2021/507177

Promise Keepers 2021 Speakers

Check out this lineup of Speakers:

Former NFL Fullback, Chaplain for Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks

Worship Leader, Singer and Songwriter

GRAMMY nominated, Worship Leader, Singer/Songwriter

Bestselling author of Love Talk, Founder of BetterLove.com

President of the NHCLC, bestselling author of Be Light

Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center, Host of “A.R. Bernard and Faith in Practice”

Pastor of Times Square Church, Host of “It’s Time to Pray”

Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Best Selling Author of The Blessed Life

Founder of Life Without Limbs, bestselling author of Life Without Limits

Pastor, Author, President & CEO of Donald Burgs Ministry Inc.

Retired American lieutenant general, Former Delta Force and CIA

President of LIFE Today and LIFE Outreach International

Emcee/Host, International Speaker

Launching Sunday Nights with a Block Party

On Sunday night, July 25th, we will be launching the new Sunday Night service with a block party.  We’ll start at 5pm with food catered by Todd Hannan! (His food is always delicious, in case you didn’t know).

SHOW OFF YOUR BAKING SKILLS cuz we’re gonna provide dessert by having a Baking Contest.  If you know how to turn on an oven, we want you!  

We’re also planning on having face painting for the kids and of course live music and worship.

Invite the Neighbors on July 24

We’re using this launch to reach out to the folks who  live around the church (or anywhere, actually!), and that’s why we are calling this a Block Party. On Saturday, July 24, we’ll be taking flyers to the neighborhoods around the church.  In the past, every time we have handed out flyers for an event around here, we’ve had some holy hello moments.

Please contact Steve Rogers at 760-500-4324 or srogers@gracevcf.org to let him know how you want to participate.

Marriage Getaway is Filling Up

The Marriage Getaway is officially sold out, however there are “event only” tickets still available, where you find your own accommodations at a nearby hotel.  Here are the details from the Relationship Resource website :


The 2021 Marriage Getaway Couple Weekend Tickets are currently SOLD OUT

We do still have Event Only Tickets available, however you must provide your own hotel room or other lodging. We recommend finding a hotel room in the Indian Wells area prior to purchasing an event only ticket as hotel prices have gone up considerablyPurchasing an event only ticket DOES NOT put you on the waiting list for the Couple Weekend Ticket. If you would like join the waiting list for a Couple Weekend Ticket please click here.

Details for the Marriage Getaway:

THE STORY OF US: Leaving a Legacy in Your Marriage

Get ready for a weekend of encouragement, relaxation, and worship!

When: Friday, September 24th – Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Speakers: Terry & Sharon Hargrave, Halley Anne Hargrave

Devotional SpeakersBill & Pam Farrel

ComedianScott Wood

LocationThe Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Couple Weekend Ticket: (SOLD OUT!) Please Join Our Waitlist Here.$475.00 early bird price if paid in full by 7/30/21. A $220.00 deposit is required for registration. Beginning 8/01/21 the Couple Weekend Ticket price will be $525.00. All registrations must be paid in full by 9/1/21. Includes: Two night stay at The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, self-serve parking for one vehicle for two days, event admission for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and complimentary Saturday & Sunday continental breakfast – one muffin and piece of fruit per person, coffee and tea.

Couple Event Only Ticket (STILL AVAILABLE!): $150.00 Includes event only admission on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Indian Wells Conference Center directly across from The Hyatt – you must provide your own hotel room or other lodging. Hotel Rooms, meals and parking are NOT included in the event only ticket. Guest is responsible to pay $7.00 per day self-parking fee to The Hyatt.****We recommend finding a hotel room in the Indian Wells area prior to purchasing an event only ticket as prices have gone up considerably.

For questions, email Stacy Foster at stacy@therelationshipresource.org.

*Full-Time, Active Duty Military Scholarships available, please email stacy@therelationshipresource.org

And that’s it for this week’s update.

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See you Sunday morning!

with love and blessings,

Ron Ohst

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