Saturday Announcements: WE 1.23.21

RAIN UPDATE 

We are continuing to monitor the weather and right now we are planning on gathering in the park. We will keep you updated with a text message & blog update tomorrow morning at 7am.

If you would like to receive these updates, please email our office (info@gracechurcheast.org) with your contact information. 

GATHERED WORSHIP

  • Sunday Service Parking: Click HERE for a map that shows alternate parking areas. If you park on Poppy St., enter through the metal gate to access the trail. 
  • Sunday Service Prep: to view the Sunday liturgy and song lyrics, click HERE. 
  • Sunday Service Reminders: As an expression of love, please observe the following precautions for our Sunday services:
    • Wear a face covering before and after the service
    • Maintain 6 feet of distance from members of other households
    • Exchange enthusiastic waves instead of hugs or handshakes
    • Stay home if you feel ill in any way whatsoever

OUTREACH / MISSION

  • Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope (clothes, toys, household supplies, etc.), see Eric Lehmkuhl for drop off those items. He is unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • We have an opportunity to tour CAPS’ new location in La Mesa! You can visit their website HERE to register for this visit. They will be having this tour on January 31st.

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 at least three times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. For a list of our home groups, visit our website HERE.
  •  Bible Study: both our men’s and women’s bible studies are meeting:
    • Women’s bible study – two different meeting options (during the day and in the evening), currently studying the book of Proverbs. Click THIS link for information about times and materials.
    • Men’s bible study: currently studying 2nd Corinthians; meetings are from 6- 7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link.
  • Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together:
    •  Sunday morning:  by the gazebo at Harry Griffen Park at 9:15 a.m.
    • Wednesday evening:  via Zoom from 7-8 p.m. Visit the prayer page on our website for more info.

CONTINUING CARE

Meal’s for the Sperry’s –  As our friends, Tim and Debbie Sperry, walk the difficult road of cancer treatment, we have an opportunity to “do good” (Gal. 6.10) and serve them by taking them a meal. For more information and to sign up got to: https://www.TakeThemAMeal.com/LSEU7760
P.S. – please continue to pray for those battling cancer and chronic illness, as well as their families: Matthew, Amanda, Jeff Richards and Debbie. Specific prayer requests for Debbie can be found HERE.

Sunday Service Prep – 01.24.21

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on January 24th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 01.24.21
God is our Refuge

  O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer

Corporate Confession: Psalm 32

Rejoice

All Praise to Him

Sermon – Death to Lazarus: John 11:1-44

Jesus the Solid Rock

Closing / Benediction

01.24.21 SONG LYRICS

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

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 10:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

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

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

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 the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 10:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Midweek Update 01.20.21

Greetings Church Family!

Hope you are doing well, enjoying God’s good gifts as you pursue the gain of godliness (1 Tim.
4.1-10). For our update this week we’re going to reflect further on what we highlighted in our
service this past Sunday: the imago dei (image of God) and its implications for how we reflect
and respond to both race and the sanctity of human life.

Before we dive in, I wanted to let you know that we’re monitoring the weather and right now
there is no rain in the forecast for this Sunday so we are planning on gathering in the park. As
always, we will continue to monitor the weather and keep you informed about our plans.

IMAGO DEI & RACE

This past Monday we recognized the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1929, a leader of the Civil
Rights Movement. It is good and right for us to honor Dr. King given the profound influence he
had on our country as he fought for the equality of all persons.

At the heart of his commitment in the fight for equality was his Christian conviction that every
person has been created in the image of God, as the bible clearly teaches, and therefore
possesses intrinsic dignity, equality, and worth (Gen. 1.26-28, 9.6; James 3.9). As we reflect on
this biblical truth, with King, we can affirm that the bible speaks against all forms of racism and
racial discrimination.

As elders we have been focused on the biblical principles that must guide our thinking and
living in this regard.  We want the focus of this church (and our pastoring) to be on truths like
what God is like (our theology proper), what we are like (our anthropology), and what the
church is called to be and do (our ecclesiology).  That being said, reading about the personal
experiences of others can sensitize us and additionally help us.  You may find the insights and
experience of political commentator David French helpful in that regard (HERE).

IMAGO DEI & SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

This past Sunday was also Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, marking the anniversary of the Roe
vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in our country, in 1973. Our affirmation of
the sanctity of human life follows from the same conviction mentioned above, that every
person, including the unborn, possess intrinsic dignity, equality, and worth because they are
created in the image of God.

Additionally, the bible paints a poetic picture of God’s intimate knowledge of and intimate
involvement with the unborn as a person, made in his image. As David declares in Psalm 139:

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise
you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows
it very well.
(vs. 13-14)

The bible is absolutely clear about the sanctity of human life: all are made in the image of God,
including the unborn. Having reflected on this reality, how do we respond?

First, and most importantly, we respond with prayer. We want to cry out to our prayer-hearing
and prayer-answering God, praying for laws to be changed, for restrictions on abortion to be
implemented, and for Roe vs. wade to be overturned ultimately.

Secondly, you can respond by participating in constructive ministry. There are many
constructive responses, including adoption, but I want to highlight College Area Pregnancy
Services (CAPS), a local ministry that we partner with. CAPS exists to serve women and couples
facing unintended pregnancies with empathetic medical and practical help. To find out more
about service opportunity and how you can partner with CAPS click HERE. At this link you can
also schedule a tour of their newest clinic in Kearny Mesa.

Please know that if you have encouraged or participated in an abortion in the past our intention
has not been to condemn you. We all come to this issue as people equally in need of a Savior –
no exceptions! The ground is completely level at the foot of the cross and God’s great promise
of forgiveness is offered to all who trust in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. If you would like
to talk with someone or if we can care for you in any way, please let us know.

PRAYER MEETING – tonight at 7pm

Don’t forget about our prayer meeting tonight via Zoom from 7-8pm. If you’re interested in
joining please visit our prayer page HERE for the Zoom link and password.

grace and peace,
Joshua (On behalf of Steve, Marshall, and Tab)

Sunday Service Prep – 01.17.21

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on January 10th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 01.17.21
All Hail the Glorious Christ

  Lord, I Need You

In Tenderness

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Christ Will be my Hideaway

Sanctity of Human Life Update & Prayer

Sermon – Feasting, Fasting & Fellowship: 1 Timothy 4:1-10

Christ the Solid Rock

Closing / Benediction

01.17.21 SONG LYRICS

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

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 10:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

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

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

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 the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 10:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Sunday Service Prep – 01.10.21

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on January 10th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 01.10.21
Come Ye Sinners

Corporate Prayer – Matthew 6:9-15

  Lord, I Need You

O Come to the Altar

Prayer: Upward Purpose

Prayer: Inward Purpose

Prayer: Outward Purpose

Prayer: Church Leadership

Be Thou My Vision

Closing / Benediction

01.10.21 SONG LYRICS

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

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 10:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

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

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

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 the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 10:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Saturday Announcements: 01.02.21

FEATURED
Prayer Week – 01.10 – 01.15
As a church, we like to begin each year expressing our dependence on God in prayer. This year, in addition to praying in our home groups, during the week we’re hosting a midday prayer meeting in the park from 12 – 1. Please consider coming out to pray with us, even if you can’t stay for the entire time. 
GATHERED WORSHIP
Sunday Service Parking: Click HERE for a map that shows alternate parking areas. If you park on Poppy St., enter through the metal gate to access the trail. 
Sunday Service Prep: to view the Sunday liturgy and song lyrics, click HERE.
Sunday Service Reminders: As an expression of love, please observe the following precautions for our Sunday services:
Wear a face covering before and after the service
Maintain 6 feet of distance from members of other households
Exchange enthusiastic waves instead of hugs or handshakes
Stay home if you feel ill in any way whatsoever
OUTREACH / MISSION
Perspectives Class: The Perspectives Class is unfortunately cancelled until further notice. If there are any questions in regards to this, please see Dave Fenska or email our church office. Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope (clothes, toys, household supplies, etc.), see Eric Lehmkuhl for drop off those items. He is unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off.
 
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 at least three times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. For a list of our home groups, visit our website HEREBible Study: both our men’s and women’s bible studies are meeting:Women’s bible study – two different meeting options (during the day and in the evening), currently studying the book of Proverbs. Click THIS link for information about times and materials.Men’s bible study: currently studying 2nd Corinthians; meetings are from 6- 7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link.Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together: Sunday morning:  by the gazebo at Harry Griffen Park at 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening:  via Zoom from 7-8 p.m. Visit the prayer page on our website for more info.  
CONTINUING CARE
 P.S. – please continue to pray for Debbie S.  Her prayer requests can be found HERE.  Also, keep praying for Matthew B. and Jeff R. as they also walk through cancer treatments.  Thanks so much!!

Sunday Service Prep 01.03.21

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on January 3rd, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 01.03.21
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

His Mercy is More

  The Apostles’ Creed

O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer

All Glory be to Christ

Pastoral Prayer
Sermon Text: Psalm 19
Sermon 

Lord’s Supper

How Firm a Foundation

Closing / Benediction

01.03.21 SONG LYRICS

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

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 10:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

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

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

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 the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 10:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Saturday Update: WE 12.27.20

GATHERED WORSHIP
 – Sunday Service Parking: Click HERE for a map that shows alternate parking areas. If you park on Poppy St., enter through the metal gate to access the trail. 
– Sunday Service Prep: to view the Sunday liturgy and song lyrics, click HERE.
– Sunday Service Reminders: As an expression of love, please observe the following precautions for our Sunday services:Wear a face covering before and after the serviceMaintain 6 feet of distance from members of other householdsExchange enthusiastic waves instead of hugs or handshakesStay home if you feel ill in any way whatsoever
OUTREACH / MISSIONPerspectives Class: The Perspectives Class is unfortunately cancelled until further notice. If there are any questions in regards to this, please see Dave Fenska or email our church office. Bridge of Hope Donations: For donations to Bridge of Hope (clothes, toys, household supplies, etc.), see Eric Lehmkuhl for drop off those items. He is unable to take any large items but can help you with how to drop those off.
 
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 at least three times each month including a men’s or women’s meeting. For a list of our home groups, visit our website HEREBible Study: both our men’s and women’s bible studies are meeting:Women’s bible study – two different meeting options (during the day and in the evening), currently studying the book of Proverbs. Click THIS link for information about times and materials.Men’s bible study: currently studying 2nd Corinthians; meetings are from 6- 7 a.m. every Tuesday over Zoom. Click HERE for link.Prayer Meetings: our weekly prayer contexts in which we cry out to God together: Sunday morning:  by the gazebo at Harry Griffen Park at 9:15 a.m.Wednesday evening:  via Zoom from 7-8 p.m. Visit the prayer page on our website for more info.  
CONTINUING CARE
 P.S. – please continue to pray for Debbie S.  Her prayer requests can be found HERE.  Also, keep praying for Matthew B. and Jeff R. as they also walk through cancer treatments.  Thanks so much!!

Sunday Service Prep 12.27.20

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on December 27th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 12.27.20
All Creatures of Our God and King

Christ Will be my Hideaway

  Nicene Creed

He Who is Mighty

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Pastoral Prayer
Sermon Text: John 1:14-18
Sermon – “The Glory, Character and Presence of God in Christ”

Lord’s Supper

How Deep the Father’s Love

Closing / Benediction

12.27.20 SONG LYRICS

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

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 10:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

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

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

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 the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 10:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.