...To know Christ and to make Him known
Mark 1:4-ll
Peace,
Fr. Munoz
If you have any needs, please do not hesitate to call at 
858-395-0203

On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 we will be worshiping on ZOOM until further notice
at 10:00 a.m.
   
Meeting ID: 880 1810 9769
Passcode: 801820

Here is the dial-in information if you would like to join us on that call. You will need to provide the Meeting ID and Passcode when prompted.
Dial by your location
 1-669-900-6833   

can be printed if you are able 
STAY TUNED TO ZOOM
Please plan on joining us on Jan. 24th, immediately after our 10 a.m. Zoom Worship Service. We will be voting in the 2021 vestry, choosing delegates for the diocesan convention and ratifying the 2021 budget.
If anyone is in need of meals, please contact Shoshana Aguilar or call
951-294-4456 with any questions you may have.
*~Wednesday Bible Study 10 am to 11 am~*

Grace is once again doing Bible Study online via Zoom Meetings,
To listen in on your phone:
Dial-in number to listen to the meeting 1-669-900-6833 you will need to put the meeting ID and Password in when prompted. 
Meeting ID: 252 355 509
Passcode: 025409
Fr. Munoz is guiding the discussion. Please feel free to join, even if you have not participated in the past. We will be starting in the Gospel of Mark. If you have any questions call Susan Newlin, 978-771-6839.
We will begin next week doing Lectio Divina or Divine Reading it is an ancient Christian contemplative practice where we slow down and carefully chew on a biblical text multiple times, allowing God to speak to us through this text. This practice was established as a monastic practice by St. Benedict in the 6th century as a way to pray the Scriptures.  
 
Lectio Divina has found a home in the Anglican Communion since its inception. Thomas Cranmer in his homily on Scripture exhorted this practice: “Let us ruminate, and, as it were, chew the cud, that we may have the sweet juice, spiritual effect, marrow, honey, kernel, taste, comfort and consolation of them.” 
 
Lectio Divina has 4 steps: 
 
1. Lectio (Read). The first step is to read. Get to know the Scripture passage. Listen carefully to any words or phrases that jump out to you. Wait patiently for God’s gentle nudging and guidance. 
2. Meditatio (Reflect). Go back to the passage, paying attention to what God might be speaking to you in the words and phrases that jumped out to you. Remember, this is not a Bible Study, so try not to analyze the text. Reflect instead on what God is trying to tell you in this text. 
3. Oratio (Respond). After the third reading, you can respond. Write down your reflections. Write down what the Lord is speaking to you. Respond in prayer if you feel moved to do so.  
4. Contemplatio (Rest). Finally, spend some time in silent prayer. This is not a time for further reflection, spoken prayer or mediation. Rest in God’s presence. If your mind starts wandering off, gently bring it back to silence and stillness
without judgment.  

Wishes to thank everyone that participated in the Holiday Gift Drive!

Dear 2020 Adopt-a-Family Adopters and Holiday Gift Bag Builders,
 
You were sure to make the 2020 holiday season an experience of happiness for families and individuals supported by Interfaith Community Services. You reached way beyond wish lists and dreams and didn’t let a pandemic deter you!
 
As adopters, the multitude of gifts you delivered are now enjoyed by over 600 people (132 families, 88 individuals) participating in Interfaith programs across North San Diego County. As holiday gift bag builders, in one day alone, you delivered hope to over a hundred of surprised children of all ages. Parents and grandparents were moved to tears when Interfaith staff presented their family’s gifts to them or could offer a holiday bag for each child, especially the overlooked teens!
 
Because of you and the group/family you represent, children have bright new bicycles and skateboards (and even a battery-powered red kiddie car) to ride in the balmy SoCal weather and are playing with imagination-awakening toys, games, crafts, and books. They are capturing experiences and exploring creativity with art sets, journals, beauty products, and musical instruments you gifted. Today, a veteran has a laptop to reignite his software programming skills, and soon a middle school student will, for the first time, have a computer and printer to complete homework. Residents of North County can now get to work on the bikes you donated. People of all ages are keeping warm in winter jackets and clothing, socks and shoes, soft blankets and cozy pajamas. They have new household items and even supplies for their pets. Gift cards are providing groceries for holiday meals and more, filling cars with gasoline, granting the treat of a trip to a favorite eatery, funding basic needs to get through the winter months, and giving parents the joy of shopping for their children.
 
The total estimated dollar amount of your gifts reached close to $90,000 – an almost $7,000 increase from 2019. In this year of uncertainty, you were certain to make a difference this season!
 
Our words to you -- GRATITUDE; WONDER; APPRECIATION; GRATEFULNESS; AMAZEMENT… sincere THANKS!!!
 
HAPPIEST NEW YEAR to you and those so graciously gifted,
Micki

TITHES & OFFERINGS

During this time your offerings can be made either by mail or through Paypal on the website at: www.gracesanmarcos.org
Grace Episcopal Church
1020 Rose Ranch Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069

 *~* Grace is now able to receive your tithes and offerings through the Zelle app from your bank. Direct your transfer using the following email - gracesmsecretary@gmail.com There are no fees and your offering is sent directly to Grace. If you have any questions please contact Judy in the office. Thank you for your continued support of Grace and it's ministry.*~*

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