August 15, 2019
Welcome to "Connect!"  Our plan is to bring friends of the Grace community the information they need for participation in the significant events and opportunities of life together in Christ. Intended frequency of publication is semi-monthly or perhaps every two weeks if it seems needed. Much of the material we will provide is also written into Sunday morning bulletin or "Graceline" but there will also be the latest updates. Headlines and tags and links will abound so you, the reader, can quickly scan for items that you want to read. You can also unsubscribe at any time. This is for you. Let us know how it helps or how to improve.
School Supply Drive with GLM! LAST FEW DAYS....
We will be on the patio at 9:00 AM with donated school supplies and 
backpacks ready for everyone to help pack. Hope to see you there! Help us reach our goal of 200 backpacks! ! If you have any questions please contact Alicia or Ana at or 760-745-0831 ext 7109
Senior Pastor Update
The Senior Pastor Transition Team has completed four Skype interviews with pastoral candidates; we are trying to set up more candidate interviews. The second candidate visited Grace on the 14th. The purpose of their visits is to ‘interview’ Grace and learn about our ministries and the Escondido community. More visits may take place as the candidacy continues. During these visits, a number of Grace’s leaders have been involved in meeting with the candidates and answering questions about Grace and our community. 
The Transition Team asks the congregation to continue praying for this process and the Pastor that God has chosen to lead us.
Grace is thankful for:  
The Board of Elders and Pastoral Staff would like to extend a special THANK YOU to Kevin Nothdurft. Kevin came to Grace as our Facilities Manager just about 2 years ago and has certainly made a big difference! Kevin has knowledge and talent for fixing, maintaining, building, cleaning, the list goes on! Kevin does so much more than his job title! He even brings in special treats for the maintenance staff and can be found building relationships with the students on a daily basis. Grace is blessed to have Kevin as part of our staff.
It's not too late to join us!
Contact Toni if you have any questions.
Coming to Grace September 14th
You don’t need a Classic Car to help our Students...
Sponsor info is available in the Welcome Center and on our website
We Want To Know...
We value your feedback on your worship experiences at Grace. 
Worship is not just sermons or songs or an offering. Worship is a shared experience that we all take part in together. Because of this, your thoughts of areas of improvement or affirmation are greatly appreciated. You will find a link on our website home page or use the following link to give feedback on any service that you may attend.  WORSHIP EVALUATION
Have an Announcement to Share? Here’s What To Do....
We are happy to share your special announcement/message with the 
congregation. You can help us by following these guidelines: All information to be printed in the Graceline bulletin or announced by the Pastors displayed on the screens (Photo/video included) or if you would like to speak before a worship service, please submit your information by Wednesday 8:00 AM to Vanessa at She will submit your request and communicate with all parties involved.
WITH O UT Y O U IT C A N'T B E D O NE. Without Blood types A, B and O, We Can't Save Anybody.
Our 3rd and last Red Cross Blood Drive to reach our 100 Units in coordination with our 100 year celebration will be September 8th. Our first two blood drives brought in 77 units which means we need 23 more on September 8th. WE CAN DO THIS, GRACE! To sign up to donate blood click on the link below or sign up at the Welcome Center on Sunday. The need for blood is constant. Be a part of the lifesaving cause and join us in saving lives! To make an appointment or to learn more go to (code GLC), you can also download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire found at is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. If you have any further questions please contact Vanessa at
Neighborhood Clean-Up #2
Join us Saturday, August 24, 2019 as our community comes together to help our neighbors clean up their homes and yards. This is one way we can show kindness, compassion and share Jesus’ love. We will meet at 7:45 AM at 751 W. 8th Ave. Our leader in this outreach is Monty Miani and you can contact him for more information at 760-415-7685 or
Administrative and Summer Updates
Changes and updates and refreshments and adjustments continue to be our “new normal” at Grace in all our ministry areas. Your pastoral staff and administrative team have a written letter designed just to mention a few of them that may be of interest. Please click HERE to read the letter with the administrative flow chart. copies are also available in the welcome center or in the church office. 
August 20th is the first day of school at Grace!
We're ready to go!
The school office has been refreshed and the STEAM room completed. This includes new flooring, paint, and furniture. The STEAM room is organized and supplied with your generous donations. We can’t wait for our students to use this space for more experiential learning, problem-solving, and collaboration!
Our school theme this year is from 2 Timothy 1:6-7
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Here are a few pictures of our school office with new flooring, paint and a slight remodel to the doorway leading to the business office.
100 Year Celebration DVDs are now available!
Pick up an order form in the Welcome Center or click HERE to order your own collection of our 100 year celebration day. The disc set includes the complete worship service including past and present member recognition, candid photos from the day, group photo of all in attendance on May 19th, printable pdf of the worship program, and the clip from KUSI local news station covering the event.
Click HERE for K-8 News
Click HERE for Preschool News
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.

Small Group or Bible Study information can be found HERE.
Church Attendance

8:00am - 70
9:30am - 103
10:45am - N/A

Total 173
Church Attendance
This week in 2018

Total 264
Church Giving for July (1st month of fiscal year)

Actual for July 2019    $39,785
Budgeted July 2019    $58,209
Year to Date Actual Giving
(July 2019 to June 2020) $39,785
Budget Amount
(July 2019 to June 2020) $58,209
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