...to know Christ and to make him known
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
The Infinite Love of God

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered - Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives - Be kind anyway.  If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies - Succeed anyway.  If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you - Be honest and frank anyway.  What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight - Build anyway.  If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous - Be happy anyway.  The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow - Do good anyway.  Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough - Give the world the best you've got anyway.  You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God - It never was between you and them anyway.  But getting to that place demands faith.  Paul Tillich defines faith as "the courage to accept acceptance" and he means acceptance by God.  We may think that such faith does not demand much courage.  On the contrary, it may sound sweet and easy.  But courage is required and very often it is courage that is lacking.  Why is it courageous to accept acceptance: Firstly, when things happen to us which disappoint us, we are inclined to complain "How can God permit this?"  We begin to doubt the love of God.  It takes courage to believe in God's acceptance no matter what happens to us.  Such an act of faith goes beyond my personal experience.  Faith is then an interpretation of life which I accept. Secondly, God's love is infinite.  We can never grasp it, never get hold of it, much less control it.  The only thing we can do is jump into its bottomless depth.  And we do not like to jump.  We are afraid to let go.  

Fr. Munoz

If you have any needs, please do not hesitate to contact 
me at Fr.FrankMunoz@outlook.com  or call at 
*~*~*~Sunday Services~*~*~*

On Sunday Oct. 18th we will have our outdoor service at the church!
10:00 a.m.

Please bring a chair if possible.  Folding chairs will be provided for those who do not have one. 

Masks are required, but if you forget, we have some of those as well. 

Go here if you wish to read the outdoor service plan that was approved by the Bishop and Vestry. 

We have a YouTube Channel that will be streaming live this Sunday as well

If you are unable to join us on Sunday, please click here to visit our YouTube Live page:

Printed bulletins will be provided or bring your own printed from the link below
Can be printed if you are able

Adult Formation Series: The History of the Church

Beginning Sunday's September 6th 11:30 AM - 1:00PM 
continuing for the next 12 weeks 

Meeting ID: 761 7097 2272
Password: 393937

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.

If you miss any of these classes you can catch up on our YouTube channel
Sacred Ground

St. Bartholomew's has invited Grace to participate in their Sacred 
Ground sessions Sacred Ground starting the last week
of October.  Sessions are at various times and 
days to accommodate schedules.
There are 10 sessions, held every three weeks, 
and there is a minimal amount
of homework between sessions. 
If you would like to register, please email
The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas at St. Bart's 
Grace Celebrates Halloween
As a community outreach, Grace will host a drive-by Halloween from 6 - 7:30 .p.m.  Families can drive up to the church and we safely distribute bags of candy to the children.  County health guidelines will be followed.  
We need volunteers Halloween night to direct traffic and hand out candy.   Also, we need candy, flashlights, lights to hang on the railing, and orange construction cones for traffic control.  If you are interested in volunteering please email 
Cynde Durnford-Branecki or call 760-310-1077.   Items can be dropped off at my house or I can pick them up.   
*~Wednesday Bible Study 10 am to 11 am~*

Grace is now doing Bible Study on line 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. Frank is guiding the discussion.  Please feel free to join, even if you have not participated in the past.  We are currently reading Matthew 23...Plus there will be a conversation about the Resurrection.  If you have any questions, or difficulty getting on through the Zoom link, call Susan Newlin, 978-771-6839, or email her at 

Are You Interested in Preserving the History of Grace?

We are starting an Archival Committee that will be responsible for cataloging and preserving our church's history. If you are interest, please contact 
Stories of how we found Grace
People are responding!  Don't be left out!

We are inviting parishioners, past and present, to share their stories of how they came to Grace (pun intended).  
Did a friend invite you? Were you driving by and felt the Holy Spirit calling you to come and see the lovely historic church
 with the red doors?
We invite you to write a short story of your experience and email it to  Judy 
During the fall stewardship campaign, the stories will be shared in the weekly Grace Notes.  Afterwards, they will be combined into a printed collection for our historical archives!

(Stories may be edited for length in the Grace Notes and for spelling and punctuation.)


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.*~*

   Thank you for your faithful support!
Do you get our weekly Grace Note email?  If not, then please email Judy at the office 

 There is also a link at the bottom of our webpage www.gracesanmarcos.org

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We are also on Instagram: 
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If you find any errors in your information, please email correct info to 
Judy at the office
Please note: This is a new updated issue on 7-7-20
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In case of pastoral emergency please contact
Rev. Frank Munoz
858-395-0203 or Fr.FrankMunoz@outlook.com