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GEM Update on Ukraine

Below you will find an update from GEM (Greater Europe Mission) regarding their efforts with refugees from Ukraine as of 03.17.22.  One of our members, Debby Chasteen, serves with this fine organization.  Please see Debby for more information or contact the church office.    

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It’s been 21 days since Putin invaded Ukraine. For 21 days we’ve watched in awe as the European Church has become the hands and feet of Jesus. During this time, GEM has had the privilege of coming alongside the local church to support those efforts. While our Ukraine task-force is uncovering new opportunities weekly, I wanted to share two specific ways our GEM workers have been able to serve on the ground. 

First, I’d invite you to read an eyewitness account from one of our missionaries that just spent 5 days in Romania. This team helped renovate a would-be retreat center to house incoming refugees. These two sites sat dormant for years because of Covid, but are now being opened to meet an immense and immediate need. 
 
Meanwhile, the Republic of Moldova has quietly taken on a huge load with over 300,000 refugees come across their borders. This is one of the smallest countries in Europe, with a population of only 2 million, and arguably the poorest nation in the EU. From the first day of this crisis, our partners on the ground were able to immediately identify real needs of several local churches in the area. Our team has been able to invest in suppling space heaters, washers and dryers, food, blankets, and more to 16 facilities. This Friday, we’ll have Dwight Poggemiller share more about this work at our prayer meeting. We’d love to have you join.

 We praise God for all he’s accomplished in only 21 days! 
 
Now, there’s so much more work to be done. God’s given us a vision beyond relief that ends with multiplying His Church across Europe. We will continue to need your help as we push into our 70-year-old mission to see Europeans fall in Love with Jesus. 
 
Thankful for your support,
Sarah Robins, VP Greater Europe Mission

P.S. A few practical ways to get involved with what God is doing in Europe:
Pray for us daily, weekly, and join us on Fridays. 
Give so that we can continue to support this important work happening.
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Every Word Bible Challenge

The goal of this challenge is that, as a church, we would be intentionally and consistently feasting on “every word” from God. We want to be a church of scripture-saturated people, that we might know the word of God and so love the God of the word all the more! So we invite you to join with other members of Grace Church and participate in the “Every Word” Bible Challenge.

If you already have a bible reading plan that’s working for you, we encourage you to stick with that! However, if you’re not sure what your plan is or you find the idea of reading the bible with others in this church appealing, consider taking this “challenge” and inviting others from the church (especially your home group) to join you!

Click HERE for the explanation, or HERE for the daily passage listings. 

Sunday Service Prep – 06.26.22

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on June 26th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 06.26.22

  • Call to Worship
    • Is He Worthy?
    • My One Comfort
    • Heidelberg Catechism
    • In Christ Alone
    • In Tenderness
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Sermon Text: Philippians 1.3-11
  • Sermon – Joyful Partnership in the Gospel
    • Rejoice

06.26.22 SONG LYRICS
To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

GIVING
There are four ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Mail a check directly to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942.
  2. If you are comfortable using your bank’s bill-paying process, simply include Grace Church as a payee. The address is P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942. The phone number is 858-522-0056. If your bank asks for an account number, just put your name into the account number. With most banks, there is no fee charged for this service.
  3. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE. Clover takes 1% for ACH (direct payments) and 2.5% for credit cards, plus a small fee for each transaction.
  4. Drop your offering in the offering box on Sunday morning when we gather to meet.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at 10AM at the La Mesa Community Center, which is located at: 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Saturday Announcements – 06.25.22

FEATURED

Coming up this week:

  • Meet & Greet: Seita and Emma will be visiting tomorrow, and he’ll be preaching for us! Join us after the service for lunch and a chance to meet and chat in-person with these dear missionaries we partner with in Tokyo.
  • Annual Mission Bay Picnic: Save the date for our annual July Picnic on the 1st at Crown Point Park. Starting at 3pm, join us for games, fun in the sun, and lots of fellowship. Bring your own food and an outdoor game to share. See flier on info table for map.

Looking ahead:

  • Bridge of Hope Laptop Scholarship: Our annual voluntary special offering will be collected July 10. This year we’re hoping to bless two collegebound students with laptops to help them succeed!
  • Men’s Event: The next scheduled men’s meeting will be on July 23rd, 6pm, at the Callahans’ home in La Mesa. RSVP HERE (address listed at top of RSVP form). Please bring $5 for dinner (BBQ chicken) and come enjoy a time of relaxed fellowship with other men of Grace.
  • Women’s Retreat: Save the date for our women’s retreat on August 27th! This year we’ll be exploring what it means to be Rooted in Christ through the many seasons we experience in life. Registration opening soon.
  • Youth Group Meetings: Meets 1st Sundays in the conference room after the service, for a discussion of the sermon. Also meets 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 6-8pm; email the office for complete details.

In other news:

  • Ever wonder what’s happening at Grace? Check out our new calendar on the website!
  • Being Human in a Dehumanizing World: Conference recordings are now available on the member portal of our website. Contact the office if you need the password.

Opportunities to serve:

  • Join the team! We’re looking for additional servers for the Lord’s Supper. Contact the church office if you’re able to serve in this role.

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Prep: Click HERE to view the song lyrics or click HERE to view the full Sunday liturgy.

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope, see Eric Lehmkuhl or Dan Arthur to drop off items, usually on the first Sunday of each month. They are unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off. For items to donate, please check the list on the Bridge of Hope website – the need is for basic household, kitchen, and clothing items only.
  • Bridge of Hope Volunteering: There are many different ways for you to get involved with and volunteer at Bridge of Hope! 
    • Food distribution volunteer: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • Donations: list of items needed on their website HERE
    • Financial support: giving information on their website HERE
  • CAPS:  College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) serves women in crisis pregnancy, and you can help: become a prayer partner, donate baby gift items or support CAPS financially. See their website HERE for more info.

FELLOWSHIP / DISCIPLESHIP 

  • Home Groups: Plug into a Home Group to grow “with a growth that comes from God” (Col. 2:19). Our Home Groups meet a couple times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. Please visit the home group page on our website for more information.
  • Discipleship Through Mentoring:  We want to cultivate a culture of mutual discipleship, so we’re eager to help connect those who have interest in intentional Christian friendship in the form of mentorship with someone a little further along the path. If you’d like help connecting with a mentor, please contact Joshua.
  • Bible Study:
    • Women’s bible study – CLICK HERE for times and locations (in-person and online options), & what books are being studied.
    • Men’s bible study – they work through a chapter per book at a time; meetings are from 6-7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link. For more info, please contact the church office at info@gracechurcheast.org
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    • Sunday morning: on the grass beside the Community Center at 9:15 a.m.
    • Prayer requests can be emailed to prayer@gracechurcheast.org

CONTINUING CARE

         Please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Amanda M., Jeff R.,  Debbie S., and Becca O.

Sunday Service Prep – 06.19.22

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on June 19th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 06.19.22

  • Call to Worship
    • Hallelujah
    • Psalm 46 (Lord of Hosts)
    • Corporate Confession
    • His Mercy Is More
    • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Sermon Text: John 15.9-17
  • Sermon – The Fruitful Church, Part 2
    • Lord’s Supper
    • In Tenderness

06.19.22 SONG LYRICS
To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

GIVING
There are four ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Mail a check directly to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942.
  2. If you are comfortable using your bank’s bill-paying process, simply include Grace Church as a payee. The address is P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942. The phone number is 858-522-0056. If your bank asks for an account number, just put your name into the account number. With most banks, there is no fee charged for this service.
  3. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE. Clover takes 1% for ACH (direct payments) and 2.5% for credit cards, plus a small fee for each transaction.
  4. Drop your offering in the offering box on Sunday morning when we gather to meet.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at 10AM at the La Mesa Community Center, which is located at: 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Saturday Announcements – 06.18.22

FEATURED

  • Ever wonder what’s happening at Grace? Check out our new calendar on the website!
  • URGENT Children’s Ministry Need: We have immediate need for 2 members to join the monthly rotation in CM in order to keep both classrooms staffed and open in the summer. Please email Dona to volunteer.
  • Being Human in a Dehumanizing World: Conference recordings are now available on the member portal of our website. Contact the office if you need the password.
  • Meet & Greet: Seita and Emma will be visiting on 06.26, and he’ll be preaching for us! Join us after the service for a chance to meet and chat in-person with these dear missionaries we partner with in Tokyo.
  • 3rd Of July On The 1st Of July: Save the date for our annual 3rd of July Picnic on the 1st at Crown Point Park. Starting at 3pm, join us for games, fun in the sun, and lots of fellowship. Bring your own food and an outdoor game to share.
  • Bridge Of Hope Laptop Scholarship: Our annual voluntary special offering will be collected July 10. This year we’re hoping to bless two collegebound students with laptops to help them succeed!
  • Women’s Events: Save the date for our women’s retreat on August 27th; more details coming soon! We’re also looking for a few women to join the planning committee… If you’d like to influence and help plan the retreat and other events throughout the year, please see Sharon Farrington.
  • Join the team! We’re looking for additional servers for the Lord’s Supper. Contact the church office if you’re able to serve in this role.
  • Youth Group Meetings: Meets 1st Sundays in the conference room after the service, for a discussion of the sermon. Also meets 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 6-8pm; email the office for complete details.
  • “Life Explored”: Explore meaning and hope in life in a small group setting. Let us know you are interested or know people who would be interested, and a new session will form. This class is for you if you’d like to learn more about Jesus Christ. It can be a helpful context to bring guests. Contact the church office or Eric Lehmkuhl for more info.

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Prep: Click HERE to view the song lyrics or click HERE to view the full Sunday liturgy.

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope, see Eric Lehmkuhl or Dan Arthur to drop off items, usually on the first Sunday of each month. They are unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off. For items to donate, please check the list on the Bridge of Hope website – the need is for basic household, kitchen, and clothing items only.
  • Bridge of Hope Volunteering: There are many different ways for you to get involved with and volunteer at Bridge of Hope! 
    • Food distribution volunteer: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • Donations: list of items needed on their website HERE
    • Financial support: giving information on their website HERE
  • CAPS:  College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) serves women in crisis pregnancy, and you can help: become a prayer partner, donate baby gift items or support CAPS financially. See their website HERE for more info.

FELLOWSHIP / DISCIPLESHIP 

  • Home Groups: Plug into a Home Group to grow “with a growth that comes from God” (Col. 2:19). Our Home Groups meet a couple times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. Please visit the home group page on our website for more information.
  • Discipleship Through Mentoring:  We want to cultivate a culture of mutual discipleship, so we’re eager to help connect those who have interest in intentional Christian friendship in the form of mentorship with someone a little further along the path. If you’d like help connecting with a mentor, please contact Joshua.
  • Bible Study:
    • Women’s bible study – CLICK HERE for times and locations (in-person and online options), & what books are being studied.
    • Men’s bible study – they work through a chapter per book at a time; meetings are from 6-7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link. For more info, please contact the church office at info@gracechurcheast.org
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    • Sunday morning: on the grass beside the Community Center at 9:15 a.m.
    • Prayer requests can be emailed to prayer@gracechurcheast.org

CONTINUING CARE

         Please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Amanda M., Jeff R.,  Debbie S., and Becca O.

Sunday Service Prep – 06.12.22

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on June 12th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 06.12.22

  • Call to Worship
    • All Praise to Him
    • O Come to the Altar
    • Athanasian Creed
    • Holy, Holy, Holy
    • O Wondrous Love
    • Doxology
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Sermon Text: John 15.1-8
  • Sermon – The Fruitful Church, Pt1
    • Lord’s Supper
    • Abide with Me

06.12.22 SONG LYRICS
To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

GIVING
There are four ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Mail a check directly to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942.
  2. If you are comfortable using your bank’s bill-paying process, simply include Grace Church as a payee. The address is P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942. The phone number is 858-522-0056. If your bank asks for an account number, just put your name into the account number. With most banks, there is no fee charged for this service.
  3. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE. Clover takes 1% for ACH (direct payments) and 2.5% for credit cards, plus a small fee for each transaction.
  4. Drop your offering in the offering box on Sunday morning when we gather to meet.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at 10AM at the La Mesa Community Center, which is located at: 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Saturday Announcements – 06.11.22

FEATURED

  • Ever wonder what’s happening at Grace? Check out our new calendar on the website!
  • URGENT Children’s Ministry Need: We have immediate need for 2 members to join the monthly rotation in CM in order to keep both classrooms staffed and open in the summer. Please email Dona to volunteer.
  • Join the team! We’re looking for additional servers for the Lord’s Supper. Contact the church office if you’re able to serve in this role.
  • Upcoming Women’s Events: We’ll be having a “Sunday at Sung’s” tomorrow, following the service. The address is 6275 Cresthaven Dr., La Mesa. BYO lunch and come enjoy fellowship, a couple of testimonies, a craft and dessert with the ladies of Grace. Also save the date for our women’s retreat on August 27th; more details coming soon! We’re also looking for a few women to join the planning committee… If you’d like to influence and help plan the retreat and other events throughout the year, please see Sharon Farrington.
  • Memorial Service for Sandra Whitaker: Services will be June 17th at Greenwood Cemetery: viewing at 10am, service at 11am, and reception at 1pm.
  • Missionary Meet & Greet: Seita and Emma will be visiting on 06.26, and he’ll be preaching for us! Join us after the service for a chance to meet and chat in-person with these dear missionaries we partner with in Tokyo.
  • 3rd Of July On The 1st Of July: Save the date for our annual 3rd of July Picnic on the 1st at Crown Point Park. Starting at 3pm, join us for games, fun in the sun, and lots of fellowship. Bring your own food and an outdoor game to share.
  • Youth Group Meetings: Meets 1st Sundays in the conference room after the service, for a discussion of the sermon. Also meets 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 6-8pm; email the office for complete details.
  • “Life Explored”: Explore meaning and hope in life in a small group setting. Let us know you are interested or know people who would be interested, and a new session will form. This class is for you if you’d like to learn more about Jesus Christ. It can be a helpful context to bring guests. Contact the church office or Eric Lehmkuhl for more info.

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Prep: Click HERE to view the song lyrics or click HERE to view the full Sunday liturgy.

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope, see Eric Lehmkuhl or Dan Arthur to drop off items, usually on the first Sunday of each month. They are unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off. For items to donate, please check the list on the Bridge of Hope website – the need is for basic household, kitchen, and clothing items only.
  • Bridge of Hope Volunteering: There are many different ways for you to get involved with and volunteer at Bridge of Hope! 
    • Food distribution volunteer: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • Donations: list of items needed on their website HERE
    • Financial support: giving information on their website HERE
  • CAPS:  College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) serves women in crisis pregnancy, and you can help: become a prayer partner, donate baby gift items or support CAPS financially. See their website HERE for more info.

FELLOWSHIP / DISCIPLESHIP 

  • Home Groups: Plug into a Home Group to grow “with a growth that comes from God” (Col. 2:19). Our Home Groups meet a couple times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. Please visit the home group page on our website for more information.
  • Discipleship Through Mentoring:  We want to cultivate a culture of mutual discipleship, so we’re eager to help connect those who have interest in intentional Christian friendship in the form of mentorship with someone a little further along the path. If you’d like help connecting with a mentor, please contact Joshua.
  • Bible Study:
    • Women’s bible study – CLICK HERE for times and locations (in-person and online options), & what books are being studied.
    • Men’s bible study – they work through a chapter per book at a time; meetings are from 6-7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link. For more info, please contact the church office at info@gracechurcheast.org
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    • Sunday morning: on the grass beside the Community Center at 9:15 a.m.
    • Prayer requests can be emailed to prayer@gracechurcheast.org

CONTINUING CARE

         Please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Amanda M., Jeff R.,  Debbie S., and Becca O.

Sunday Service Prep – 06.05.22

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on June 5th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 06.05.22

  • Call to Worship
    • Worthy
    • Build My Life
    • Jesus, I Come
    • We Will Feast in the House of Zion
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Sermon Text: Acts 2.1-21
  • Sermon – Pentecost: Its Significance Then and Now
    • Lord’s Supper
    • Worthy Is the Lamb

06.05.22 SONG LYRICS
To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

GIVING
There are four ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Mail a check directly to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942.
  2. If you are comfortable using your bank’s bill-paying process, simply include Grace Church as a payee. The address is P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942. The phone number is 858-522-0056. If your bank asks for an account number, just put your name into the account number. With most banks, there is no fee charged for this service.
  3. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE. Clover takes 1% for ACH (direct payments) and 2.5% for credit cards, plus a small fee for each transaction.
  4. Drop your offering in the offering box on Sunday morning when we gather to meet.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at 10AM at the La Mesa Community Center, which is located at: 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Saturday Announcements – 06.04.22

FEATURED

  • Ever wonder what’s happening at Grace? Check out our new calendar on the website!
  • URGENT Children’s Ministry Need: We have immediate need for 2 members to join the monthly rotation in CM in order to keep both classrooms staffed and open in the summer. Please email Dona to volunteer.
  • Join the team! We’re looking for someone to help coordinate monthly family lunches, and additional servers for the Lord’s Supper. Contact the church office if you’re able to serve in either of these roles.
  • Upcoming Women’s Events: We’ll be having a “Sunday at Sung’s” meeting on 6.12, following the service. BYO lunch and come enjoy fellowship, a couple of testimonies, a dessert with the ladies of Grace. Also save the date for our women’s retreat on August 27th; more details coming soon!
  • Youth Group Meetings: Meets 1st Sundays in the conference room after the service, for a discussion of the sermon. Also meets 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 6-8pm; email the office for complete details.
  • Parenting Equipping LAST CALL: toddler through elementary years will be the focus, but there will be help for all seasons of parenting. We will cover a basic theology of parenting, essential principles for parenting, and provide practical helps for the earlier years. Whether you just need to brush up and review or are desperate for help, this seminar is for you!  Saturday, June 11th, 8:30am to noon, at the Trainor’s home in La Mesa. Click HERE to register. Childcare not provided.
  • 3rd Of July On The 1st Of July: Save the date for our annual 3rd of July Picnic on the 1st at Crown Point Park. Starting at 3pm, join us for games, fun in the sun, and lots of fellowship. Bring your own food and an outdoor game to share.
  • Memorial Service for Sandra Whitaker: Services will be June 17th at Greenwood Cemetery: viewing at 10am, service at 11am, and reception at 1pm.
  • Missionary Meet & Greet: Seita and Emma will be visiting on 06.26, and he’ll be preaching for us! Join us after the service for a chance to meet and chat in-person with these dear missionaries we partner with in Tokyo.
  • “Life Explored”: Explore meaning and hope in life in a small group setting. Let us know you are interested or know people who would be interested, and a new session will form. This class is for you if you’d like to learn more about Jesus Christ. It can be a helpful context to bring guests. Contact the church office or Eric Lehmkuhl for more info.

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Prep: Click HERE to view the song lyrics or click HERE to view the full Sunday liturgy.

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope, see Eric Lehmkuhl or Dan Arthur to drop off items, usually on the first Sunday of each month. They are unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off. For items to donate, please check the list on the Bridge of Hope website – the need is for basic household, kitchen, and clothing items only.
  • Bridge of Hope Volunteering: There are many different ways for you to get involved with and volunteer at Bridge of Hope! 
    • Food distribution volunteer: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • Donations: list of items needed on their website HERE
    • Financial support: giving information on their website HERE
  • CAPS:  College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) serves women in crisis pregnancy, and you can help: become a prayer partner, donate baby gift items or support CAPS financially. See their website HERE for more info.

FELLOWSHIP / DISCIPLESHIP 

  • Home Groups: Plug into a Home Group to grow “with a growth that comes from God” (Col. 2:19). Our Home Groups meet a couple times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. Please visit the home group page on our website for more information.
  • Discipleship Through Mentoring:  We want to cultivate a culture of mutual discipleship, so we’re eager to help connect those who have interest in intentional Christian friendship in the form of mentorship with someone a little further along the path. If you’d like help connecting with a mentor, please contact Joshua.
  • Bible Study:
    • Women’s bible study – CLICK HERE for times and locations (in-person and online options), & what books are being studied.
    • Men’s bible study – they work through a chapter per book at a time; meetings are from 6-7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link. For more info, please contact the church office at info@gracechurcheast.org
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    • Sunday morning: on the grass beside the Community Center at 9:15 a.m.
    • Prayer requests can be emailed to prayer@gracechurcheast.org

CONTINUING CARE

         Please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Amanda M., Jeff R.,  Debbie S., and Becca O.

Sunday Service Prep – 05.29.22

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on May 29th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 05.29.22

  • Call to Worship
    • At Calvary
    • ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
    • Corporate Lament
    • In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross
    • Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
  • Pastoral Prayer
  • Sermon Text: Ecclesiastes 8.1-17
  • Sermon – Wisdom in a Sinful World
    • Lord’s Supper
    • Lord, I Need You

05.029.22 SONG LYRICS
To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

GIVING
There are four ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Mail a check directly to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942.
  2. If you are comfortable using your bank’s bill-paying process, simply include Grace Church as a payee. The address is P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91942. The phone number is 858-522-0056. If your bank asks for an account number, just put your name into the account number. With most banks, there is no fee charged for this service.
  3. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE. Clover takes 1% for ACH (direct payments) and 2.5% for credit cards, plus a small fee for each transaction.
  4. Drop your offering in the offering box on Sunday morning when we gather to meet.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at 10AM at the La Mesa Community Center, which is located at: 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Saturday Announcements – 05.28.22

FEATURED

  • Ever wonder what’s happening at Grace? Check out our new calendar on the website!
  • URGENT Children’s Ministry Need: We have immediate need for 2 members to join the monthly rotation in CM in order to keep both classrooms staffed and open in the summer. Please email Dona to volunteer.
  • Join the team! We’re looking for someone to help coordinate monthly family lunches, and additional servers for the Lord’s Supper. Contact the church office if you’re able to serve in either of these roles.
  • Upcoming Women’s Events: We’ll be having a “Sunday at Sung’s” meeting on 6.12, following the service. BYO lunch and come enjoy fellowship, a couple of testimonies, a dessert with the ladies of Grace. Also save the date for our women’s retreat on August 27th; more details coming soon!
  • Youth Group Meetings: Meets 1st Sundays in the conference room after the service, for a discussion of the sermon. Also meets 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 6-8pm; email the office for complete details.
  • Parenting Equipping: toddler through elementary years will be the focus, but there will be help for all seasons of parenting. We will cover a basic theology of parenting, essential principles for parenting, and provide practical helps for the earlier years. Whether you just need to brush up and review or are desperate for help, this seminar is for you!  Saturday, June 11th, 8:30am to noon, at the Trainor’s home in La Mesa. Click HERE to register. Childcare not provided.
  • Memorial Service for Sandra Whitaker: Services will be June 17th at Greenwood Cemetery: viewing at 10am, service at 11am, and reception at 1pm.
  • Missionary Meet & Greet: Seita and Emma will be visiting on 06.26, and he’ll be preaching for us! Join us after the service for a chance to meet and chat in-person with these dear missionaries we partner with in Tokyo.
  • “Life Explored”: Explore meaning and hope in life in a small group setting. Let us know you are interested or know people who would be interested, and a new session will form. This class is for you if you’d like to learn more about Jesus Christ. It can be a helpful context to bring guests. Contact the church office or Eric Lehmkuhl for more info.

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Prep: Click HERE to view the song lyrics or click HERE to view the full Sunday liturgy.

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope, see Eric Lehmkuhl or Dan Arthur to drop off items, usually on the first Sunday of each month. They are unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off. For items to donate, please check the list on the Bridge of Hope website – the need is for basic household, kitchen, and clothing items only.
  • Bridge of Hope Volunteering: There are many different ways for you to get involved with and volunteer at Bridge of Hope! 
    • Food distribution volunteer: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
    • Donations: list of items needed on their website HERE
    • Financial support: giving information on their website HERE
  • CAPS:  College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) serves women in crisis pregnancy, and you can help: become a prayer partner, donate baby gift items or support CAPS financially. See their website HERE for more info.

FELLOWSHIP / DISCIPLESHIP 

  • Home Groups: Plug into a Home Group to grow “with a growth that comes from God” (Col. 2:19). Our Home Groups meet a couple times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. Please visit the home group page on our website for more information.
  • Discipleship Through Mentoring:  We want to cultivate a culture of mutual discipleship, so we’re eager to help connect those who have interest in intentional Christian friendship in the form of mentorship with someone a little further along the path. If you’d like help connecting with a mentor, please contact Joshua.
  • Bible Study:
    • Women’s bible study – CLICK HERE for times and locations (in-person and online options), & what books are being studied.
    • Men’s bible study – they work through a chapter per book at a time; meetings are from 6-7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link. For more info, please contact the church office at info@gracechurcheast.org
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    • Sunday morning: on the grass beside the Community Center at 9:15 a.m.
    • Prayer requests can be emailed to prayer@gracechurcheast.org

CONTINUING CARE

         Please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Amanda M., Jeff R.,  Debbie S., and Becca O.