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Upcoming Events
(at Grace unless otherwise noted)

Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, January 12
10:00 a.m.
St. Michael's, Carlsbad

CANCELED: Weekly Eucharist & Bible Study
Wednesday, January 16
9:30 a.m. Eucharist | 10:00 a.m. Bible Study

Bishop Candidate Walkabouts
January 13-18
Details below

Families of Grace Meetup
Sunday, January 20
Mulberry Park
12:00 p.m.

Weekly Eucharist & Bible Study
Wednesday, January 23
9:30 a.m. Eucharist | 10:00 a.m. Bible Study

Christian Marseilles' Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Saturday, January 26
4:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27
One service only at 10:00 a.m.; meeting will follow
2018 year-end donor statements
will be available on Sunday!


Please turn in your Pledge Cards ASAP.
If you have not received a pledge card, please see Rev. Gwynn.

Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, January 12
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
St. Michael's by-the-Sea
2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad
$15 per person, lunch included

Register HERE 

About the Training:  The Rev. Pam Rieger will train people for the ministry of pastoral visitation or of carrying holy communion to those who are ill, homebound, and/or regularly unable to take part in the Eucharist. Gifts helpful to this ministry are: a desire to listen, the gift of compassion, a
hunger to serve, a love of the sacraments, and a willingness to collaborate with others who share similar gifts. 
 
Eucharistic Visitors  (EV) carry the sacraments to those who are ill and homebound as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. EVs are present as the bearer of the bread and wine on behalf of the faith community. In receiving the sacraments, people who are ill and/or homebound are nurtured, strengthened and comforted.
 
Pastoral Visitors  (PV) make home or hospital visits to members of the congregation as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. This ministry of presence brings hope and healing to those who experience life crises, who grieve loss, who live with terminal illness or chronic pain. PVs are a concrete reminder of the community's care and concern during a specific time of need.
 
Requirements:
1) Complete online Safeguarding God's People: An Episcopal training that raises awareness of emotional and sexual abuse in the Church, and supports practices of awareness, prevention and reporting.
2) Participate in group training, led by a diocesan deacon.
3) Be licensed by diocesan authorities.
4) Serve with a team of lay and clergy leaders, making visits as you are able and meeting within the organization of this ministry in your church.
 
Questions? Contact the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell at 619-481-5451.

Bishop Candidate Walkabouts

The candidates for our new bishop are:
The Rev. Roy Hoffman
The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook
The Rev. Michael S. Tinnon

Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the following walkabouts to meet the candidates. Be sure to share your feedback with Rev. Gwynn and your voting delegates - Emily Harmon and Kelly Carr.

Sunday, January 13, 3-4:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego
2728 Sixth Avenue

Monday, January 14, 7-9 p.m.
St. Margaret's, Palm Desert
47535 Highway 74

Tuesday, January 15, 7-9 p.m.
St. Peter's, Del Mar
334 Fourteenth Street

Wednesday, January 16, 7-9 p.m.
St. Philip the Apostle, Lemon Grove
2660 Hardy Drive

Thursday, January 17, 7-9 p.m.

St. John's, Chula Vista
760 First Avenue

Friday, January 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
St. Bartholomew's, Poway
16275 Pomerado Road

In the meantime,to learn more about all of the candidates, please visit the EDSD website: https://edsd.org/candidates.
Beginning January 20, Grace will be blessed by the presence of  Cindy Campos , a student from the School for Ministry.  She will be doing her Field Ed. training with us. Cindy has experience in pastoral care and chaplaincy. This will be a wonderful time of shared learning for all of us!

Everyone is invited to
Christian Marseilles' 
Eagle Scout Court of Honor


Saturday, January 26
4:00-6:30 p.m.
At Grace

Mexican dinner immediately following in the Coach House.




Please RSVP by next Sunday, January 20, via email to janetlmarseilles@gmail.com or text to 760-587-0461.
The following dates are still open: 

February 10

March 3
April 21, 28
May 5, 26
June 2, 9, 16

Please consider signing up to dedicate flowers on one of those Sundays. It's a wonderful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion, and to provide even more beauty to our worship space here at Grace.

If you have any questions regarding the process of donating/dedicating flowers for the altar, please call Nina  at the office or email to
gracesmsecretary@gmail.com.

Please plan to attend our
Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 27

There will be one service only, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will follow.
We will recap 2018, approve the 2019 budget, and elect members of the vestry as well as delegates to convention.

                                                      Childcare will be available.
Rev. Gwynn will be on vacation this week.
In the event of a pastoral emergency,
please call the office for assistance (760-744-7667).

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