March 15, 2020
Coming Up at Grace
SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING and Informational Town Hall Meeting on March 29
A special Voters’ Assembly will take place on Sunday March 29 immediately following the single 10:00 Celebrate Grace worship service. The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room after the worship service and will begin at approximately 11:30 AM.
The meeting agenda will include:
  • A vote to approve a Call to Victoria Swanson as a Commissioned Teacher for Grace Christian School as recommended by the Board of Elders
A Town Hall meeting will take place immediately after the Voters’ Action to share information on the following topics:
  • Update on Grace’s 2019-20 fiscal year-to-date (budget and actual)
  • Update on planning related to a change in governance to a Policy-Based-Governance model. This update will also include an informal ‘straw vote’ authorizing the Administrative Council and Elders to continue preparing revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws to bring this change to a formal Voters’ Assembly action later this year.
Additional meetings are scheduled as follows:
  • April 26: Town Hall - Preliminary budget presented to congregation 
  • May 17: Voters Meeting - Budget approval
Grace Finance and Budget Updates:
In an effort to keep the congregation informed, please note the finance section on the back page. We have added year-to-date actual results compared to budgeted net income (loss) information. We will continue to include this information in Graceline for your awareness. 

Grace Church Directory Updates
We have made a few updates to the directory and the new link is now available below. It is available for you a couple of different ways:
~ Download the directory with this link: tinyurl.com/Grace-Directory-2020
~ Contact Yoke in the church office to order a printed color copy: ytanko@gracelcms.net or 760-745-0831. Suggested donation to cover our printing cost is $5. For any directory changes please contact vlippman@gracelcms.net or 760-745-0831 ext. 7114.

Women’s Ministry Book Club
The book we will be reading for March’s book club is The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce. It is the story of a shop owner who chooses to carry only records in his shop, no CDs. Some people like it, some don’t, but he doesn’t care - it’s his choice! We will meet to discuss the book on March 18th at Judi Anderson’s home at 7pm. 
High School Youth (The Stand) Mission Trip 2020
The Stand is beginning to make plans for our eleventh annual mission trip to Gallup, New Mexico. Please pray about supporting the team as they prepare to go. They would not be able to go without your support. Support both prayerfully and financially! Please pick up a flyer at the Connections table at church and say hello to some of our high school youth at the coffee and bake table on the patio.
As of 3/13/20 we do not have plans to cancel the Mission Trip to New Mexico due to COVID-19. However, please be advised that may change. We will keep you informed if changes occur.

Grace Christian Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th through April 13th. The School Office will be open on Monday. 
Our Pacific Southwest District has many resources as we walk with others in ministry during this time. Feel free to visit  https://www.psd-lcms.org/coronavirus  for more information. Feel free to check out the latest video messages from the District here   and the Synod here .
If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact the Church Staff through phone or email. Pastoral Staff will continue to serve and support; please don't hesitate to reach out for additional spiritual care. If there are physical or logistical needs or prayer requests during this time, please contact the Church Office. We will continue to love and serve one another! Pray for our leaders as they work with staff.

It's Enrollment Time at Grace Christian School & Preschool
Tell someone you know about our wonderful school!

Prayers of the People
Our "Prayers for the People" prayer list can now be found in our prayer alcove in the welcome center as well as clicking HERE.
Listen to Pastor Aaron's Sermons HERE or on our website www.gracelutheranescondido.org
Don't forget to click on the links below for more info on Grace and the Pacific Southwest District
Click HERE for K-8 News
Click HERE for Preschool News
Church Attendance
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