...To know Christ and to make Him known
Mark 10:17-31
The Rich Young Man

Some years ago there was a Cracker Jacks commercial. In it, a grandfather is enjoying a box of the popcorn snack. He hears his grandson enter the house and hurriedly hides the box. He asks his grandson, “What did you learn in school today?” The grandson responds with an expectant look on his face, “sharing”. Grandpa who is not quite ready to share his snack then asks, ”Did you play any games at school today?” The grandson repeats “sharing”. Grandpa reluctantly shares the box with his grandson who then pours some into his own hand and turns to leave until Grandpa asks “sharing?” and extends his hand. Grandson happily shares.

When I was a child, this was just one example of what it looks like to consider the needs of others and our response to them. No matter where we lived, our home was a haven of rest or refuge for those with varying degrees of need. It could have been giving food to Miss Florene to assist her in feeding her family, or serving as a temporary home for Miss Alice’s children when their parents were engaged in domestic abuse situations, or caring for newborn twins experiencing narcotics withdrawal due to a mom who struggled with addiction. It could have been providing our living room as a guest room for someone in need. Or it could have been ensuring there was always a place at our table for the unexpected guest. How often do we look at another and love them?

The love of God comes to us in various and sundry ways. When we look at our neighbors, family and friends through eyes of compassion and love and act with a spirit of gratitude and generosity, we recognize with God all things are possible. When we acknowledge the personhood of the other, particularly those whom society would deem the least or the last person one would offer a place at one’s table, then that person becomes the first to receive an invitation. We experience God’s love most fully when we are able to give of ourselves for the good of others. |
The Rev. Debra Bennett is rector of Our Saviour, Akron, Ohio and serves on the TENS Board of Directors.

Questions of Reflection:

If we were asked, What did you learn in Christ today? Would our answer be “sharing?”
Peace,
Fr. Munoz
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*~*20th Sunday after Pentecost *~*

On Sunday, October 10th, 2021
8:30 & 10 a.m.

We will also have the 10 a.m. service on YouTube


Can be printed if you are able



 ****Labyrinth Funds Campaign****
(Building and Grounds)


 Labyrinth Meditation Garden UPDATE !

The labyrinth committee has been researching classical labyrinth design options that match the available space inside the curb area at the north end of our property, meet ADA requirements and will be a truly meditative space that is functional, inviting and low cost to maintain.
We're in the process of obtaining preliminary quotes from three contractors. The committee meets monthly.
The next meeting is Friday, October 29th,
at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

 If you are interested in this project, please contact

*~*~Healing Eucharist~*~*
Wednesday 10:00 am

&

Wednesday, October 27th Bible Study will be in the
Coach House at 10:30 am
Leviticus


*~Note: on Wed. Oct. 13th & 20th, there will be no
Healing Eucharist or Bible Study~*


The Altar Flowers for this week are provided
today, in honor of the 23rd Wedding Anniversary of:

Mark & Janet Marseilles


And Altar flowers can be dedicated in honor or memory of
a special person or occasion


To sign up, please follow the instructions on the Flower Dedications
and Donations page on our website. You can also sign up by email or
on the schedule posted on the bulletin board located
in the Coach House.
 
New Bulletin Board in Coach House
We have a new bulletin board in the coach house! We will be posting the latest vestry minutes, diocese announcements, the monthly server schedule, and flower calendar. 
 
Videographer Needed
If you are interested in live streaming the 10 a.m. Sunday service please contact Cynde Durnford-Branecki @ gracesmcommunications@gmail.com It’s really easy to do, a laptop will be provided, and you will be trained.
 
Prayer Chain
If you are interested in being a part of the Prayer Chain, please contact Pam Wheatland @ pamwheatland@gmail.com
We love to build our community at Grace so we'd like to know more about you! 

Please follow this link to fill in your information on our

If anyone is in need of meals, please contact Shoshana Aguilar or call
951-294-4456 with any questions you may have.


PLEDGES & OFFERINGS

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 San Diego County Credit Union. There are no fees and your offering is sent directly to Grace's account. For our bank information & any questions please contact 
Judy in the office. 
Thank you for your continued support of Grace and it's ministry.

  Thank you for your faithful support!
The bin is back in the Coach House
accepting food donations again.
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