E-Sermon October 4, 2020
Romans 7:5-8
e-news can be found below the sermon video
9:00 AM English ~ 10:00 AM Spanish
On-site services will be on a week-by-week basis.
Please check your e-mail for updates.
There will also be an online worship
Please review the video below if you plan on attending indoor worship.
Please read your emails as changes may occur at any time due to Covid-19 guidelines.

When: Sundays - 9:00 AM English, 10:00 AM Spanish
Masks: Yes. Face masks are required
Other Guidelines to be followed:
  • Each person will have their temperature taken before seating.
  • The 6 foot distance rule remains while seated or talking.
  • The playground area is CLOSED to everyone.
e-news from Grace
Election of Elders and Council Leaders- Nominations Accepted

It’s Election Time again! The Grace congregation will be electing members to serve as Elders or on the Administrative Council at our next Voters Assembly in November.
Members can recommend candidates for the three Elder positions as well as for the Council President and Vice President positions, by Oct. 15. Nominees should be members who meet the qualifications for these positions and are willing to serve Grace in this capacity.
  • Elder selection criteria includes: (I have referenced the Grace By-Laws for criteria)
  • 5.1 - A minimum of 7
  • 5.1 - men
  • 5.1 - oversee and work with Senior Pastor
  • 5.4 - communicant members
  • 6.2 - spiritual maturity, knowledge of Word, zeal for spiritual work (there is a reference to 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1)
  • Admin. Council selection criteria includes:
  • 5.2 - oversee and work with Administrative Team and staff
  • 5.3 - cooperate with Senior Pastor and staff
  • 5.4 - communicant members

A Nominating Committee has been formed to manage the election process, including:
Bob Glaser (Chair), Jack Anderson, Carla Santoro, Dean Richmond, Kim Arnold, and Pastor Aaron Smith.

An email with your suggested nominee can be sent to: bobglaser22@gmail.com.

The team will review all nominees, their qualifications, and present the final list of candidates to the congregation by Nov. 1.

The election will be held at the Voter’s meeting on Nov. 15th. Additional information will be provided.

This team is committed to ensuring a smooth transition from current to new leaders. Contact any team member with questions or recommendations for our future Elders and Council leaders.
Job Opportunity at Grace
We are looking for an adult or student who is at least 16 years old to work lunch coverage 5 days a week. Contact Ben Elliott at belliott@gracelcms.net
Grace youth groups, The Stand and Face to Face are meeting on-site. If there are members in your family in Jr. High or High School contact Max Bowman for more information. maxwelbowman@gmail.com
Here's the latest news from our K-8 and Preschool newsletters
Grace Life Groups continue to meet online. If you'd like to join a group online or would like more information, please contact Yoke in the church office. 760-745-0831 ytanko@gracelcms.net. If you need assistance with Zoom or other online programs your small group may be using, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
THANK YOU for continuing to support Grace via on line giving and USPS mail.
Ways to Give to Grace
There are a few different ways to give:

Mail to Grace Lutheran Church
643 W. 13th Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025

Drop of at the church office - Monday through Thursday between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM or through the mail slot in the door at the school office any time.

For your convenience Grace Lutheran Church Online Giving is available to you. It is an optional and additional method of making donations. It is not only easy, but safe and secure. The company used for this service is Vanco Services, which is endorsed by Thrivent Financial Bank.
The system has options allowing you to make a one-time contribution, designate recurring contributions or a combination of both. Encryption technology is used to ensure that your information is transmitted safely and securely. The information you provide is used solely for the purpose of processing your contribution.
You may give using your credit card or by draft from your checking or savings account.

“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also
reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
LWML Heartland Zone 22 Fall Celebration
Thankful Saints
Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! (Psalm 117:1,2)

Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
  • Registration ($8 each), coffee & fellowship - 9:30 a.m.
  • Welcome, Singing, Opening Devotion - 10 a.m.
  • Servant Activity: Preparing, sewing, and packing take-home kits for “Pillowcase dresses” for the young girls served by Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry
  • Ingathering - blankets, quilts, warm clothing for all ages (gloves, hats, jackets, sweatshirts), children’s toys and socks for Christmas. Items will be donated to Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry.
  • Greetings from Rev. Ramon Contreras, Director of Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry & LWML Pacific Southwest District Junior Counselor
  • Announcements: Updated news from National, District, Zone 22, and our societies
  • Lunch following - provided by our Zone in compliance with current Covid-19 restrictions.
Please contact Linda Koch with the number of people attending with you at 858.271.6852, 858.414.4618 or lwmlbutterfly@gmail.com. Please note: A correct head count is essential for us having the proper spacing - and sufficient food! Please call or send your numbers by November 9th!
Remember - If you need assistance during this time of social distancing or have prayer requests, please call the church office: 760-745-0831
Keep in touch with us and help us keep in touch with you through this time of quarantine.
Grace Lutheran Church
643 W. 13th Ave. Escondido, CA - 760-745-0831