October 22, 2021

Hello Grace Vineyard and Friends,

Welcome to another weekend, and welcome to another Grace Vineyard Update.

Together in Building, Together in Battle

Coming up this Sunday, we’ll be in week 4 of our Series studying the book of Nehemiah – Taking Your Place When It’s Time To Build.  This week, we’ll be covering chapter 4-6; you might want to take a moment to read those chapters before we get together this Sunday.  We’re calling this message, “Together in Building, Together in Battle”, and I’m super excited that our own Shannon Frye will be bringing the message. Shannon is one of our most gifted Bible teachers.  Don’t miss it! We’ll be live and in-person in our building at 9:30 on Sunday, and for those of you who can’t make it in person, you can join us online via Zoom at  Zoom Meeting ID  153 112 432, Passcode 684814.   We’ll also be broadcasting the service on Facebook Live at http://facebook.com/gracevcf.


Created For Community 1 Day Retreat

Saturday, November 6th from 9am to 4pm, we’ll have a women’s retreat at Grace Vineyard.  Our theme is that we are Created for Community.  Blair Fabry will be our speaker and Ammee Huzil will lead worship.  This retreat will integrate many experiences in our journey toward life-giving community: teaching, worship, personal reflection, processing groups, creative expression.  Cost for the day is $60 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.  If you’d like to pay online, here’s a link https://tinyurl.com/GVWreg . You can register Sunday morning at The Women’s Retreat table in the lobby, or you can register online by clicking here.

Make and Bake Sale Sunday Right After Church

To raise money for retreat scholarships and women’s ministry, we’ll have a Make and Bake Sale this Sunday, October 24th right after the service.  There will be all kinds of baked goods and crafts for sale, and 100% of the proceeds and donations will go to scholarships.  If you’re interested in a scholarship, please see Kim Ohst 760.519.4558.

Mercy Ministry

In his letter to the church at Galatia, the apostle Paul comments that the only thing the apostles in Jerusalem had to say to him when he presented his message and his ministry was, “Remember The Poor.”  I am so happy to hear about the growing number of people that are loving and serving our neighbors in Oceanside.  Coming up next Saturday, October 30, we’ll have another opportunity  to experience the love and power of Jesus in a very special way.  Join Michael Aplikowsky and a bunch of other friends from Grace at the church at 11am.  We’ll bring a lunch, a friendly smile, and offer to pray for people we encounter on the streets of North County.  Call or text Michael  at ‪(760) 473-9177‬ if you have any questions.

Blanket Drive

We will be collecting blankets, sleeping bags, and financial donations over the next several weeks.  We will then deliver blankets in person to our neighbors who are sleeping outside, looking for opportunities to build relationship and share the love of Jesus in a very practical way.  To make a financial donation, go to gracevcf.org/give  and specify “blankets” in the “what’s this donation for?” section that will show up on the paypal donation page.

Authentic Manhood Interest Meeting

Men, if you are  interested in participating in Authentic Manhood 33, join us Monday Night October 25th, @ 7 pm via Zoom. We will have dialogue and prayer regarding where and how to continue. It’s also always great for us to gather as men in prayer and support.  Use Zoom Meeting ID 4802031063 Password: surrender.

And that’s it for this week’s update.  Looking forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.  See you at 9:30.

With love and blessings,

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.  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!