...to know Christ and to make him known
Matthew 13: 31-52
Church and it's Mission Pt. 6

A church is a place that fosters spiritual formation and growth and where Jesus is confessed and experienced as risen Lord.  It is a place where people are initiated by Baptism into the Body of Christ and nourished in the Eucharist for service in the world.  And a church is a place where a community is created.  Bonhoeffer discusses the service of listening, helping and bearing one another. [1]
  He was deeply aware that a community is a sort of extended family, it cannot be artificially manufactured, it can only come by providing a setting where with trained leaders and prayer, God's spirit will come and give it life and integrity. 
People come to church with great burdens on their hearts and a deep distress in their spirit.  Life can be hard and cruel, and many of us come to a church seeking comfort and relief.  I know I did.  We come seeking a God who can bind up our broken hearts. The church must be a place where deep pastoral care is the ongoing "business" of the church.  Where we must do less "church" work and do more God's work.  I believe that was Bonhoeffer's vision, when that kind of pastoral care is happening, a church comes alive, and when the sorrow of one becomes the pain of all and the laughter of one is the joy of all, then you have a real church.  A church is a community that bears our burdens and rejoices in our victories.  A church is place where people learn to serve the needs of the world and find their own lives transformed.  I deeply believe there are few tasks more important in the basic mission of a church. 
Peace,
Fr. Munoz

[1]   Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, ed. (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 97-101.

If you have any needs, please do not hesitate to contact  me  a t Fr.FrankMunoz@outlook.com   or call at 
858-395-0203
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BULLETIN FOR July 26th 
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*~*~*~Sunday Services~*~*~*

We have created a recurring weekly Sunday Service Zoom meeting.  For ease of logging in it has the same link and meeting ID every week.  

Time: July 26th, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
       Every week on Sun, until further notice

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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.
Eucharistic Adoration

Do you know what eucharistic adoration is?  Private eucharistic adoration often involves prayer near the tabernacle or aumbry where the sacrament is reserved. In other words,sitting quietly or meditating alone in the church.
We will be allowing eucharistic adoration shortly at Grace on a reservation basis.  At this time, we are looking for volunteers, who have keys to the church, to come and open the church and then sanitize the area between reservations.  If you are interested, please email 

Check it out...VBS has gone virtual

 Virtual Vacation Bible School 2020

*~Wednesday Bible Study 10 am to 11 am~*

Grace is now doing Bible Study on line via Zoom Meetings, and 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 17.  If you have any questions, or difficulty getting on through the Zoom link, call Susan Newlin, 978-771-6839, or email her at 
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Would You like to make a Prayer Flag?

Cynde will be putting together packages of fabric scraps, buttons, and background to make prayer flags. Contact Cynde if you want a package.  We will deliver them to your home!  We plan on flying them outside of the church when we are back in the sanctuary. 
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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
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