November 30, 2018

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Enchanted Forest Book Fair at Grace December 3-7

Come out to our library and see the ENCHANTING selection of books for all your gift giving needs! Bring your family and friends to shop too! You'll have a FAIRY good time!


Book Fair Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Please note new Friday hours 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We can still use volunteers! This is a great way to earn some family service hours!

"Shepherds, Sheep and a Savior" Dec. 5th 1st and 2nd grade Christmas Program

Here's a performance that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Join us for either or both times on Dec. 5th - 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM. Come at 5:30 and enjoy dinner from our 7th-grade class. They appreciate your help to earn their way to DC next year. Tonight they will serve breakfast sandwiches and all the breakfast fixins' for a yummy dinner!

Calling all Preschool and Kindergarten Families!

Your students have been working hard and are anxious to share their Christmas program with you! The performance begins at 6:15 followed by dinner in the gym!
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Look for Grace in the Christmas Parade!

We will have a float in the 68th annual Jaycees Christmas parade in Escondido!

  • When: December 8th at 9:30 am.
  • Where: South on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. Please be aware that Broadway and many of the streets surrounding the parade route area will be closed at 8:00 a.m.

Look for us on and around our flatbed truck celebrating 100 years of Grace in the Escondido community!

BE A PART OF OUR FLOAT IN THE PARADE! As a kick-off to our 100th year in Escondido, we are inviting you to join us in the annual Jaycees Parade! We need as many people as possible to walk behind our float in the parade as “angels.” (Please note - ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULT) Here’s the info:

MEET: On North Broadway in front of Escondido High School Football Stadium. (The float will be parked near the stadium)

TIME TO BE THERE: 7:30 AM (NO LATER THAN 7:55 AM) Someone can drop you off to ease parking.

BRING: Wear WHITE TOP and if you have wings bring them. We will have halos, horns, and pom-poms for you.

PARADE ENDS: At Grape Day Park about 12:00. There are activities at the park after the parade if you’d like to stay.

QUESTIONS? Contact Helena Isbell at 760-310-1566

Don’t forget to save the date - May 19th is when we will celebrate our 100th anniversary. Keep an eye open for more information on our celebration!

Support Grace Through Your Amazon Purchases

Amazon has a program that will provide 0.5% of your purchases to Grace with no cost to you! All you need to do is click on the following link and choose Grace as your charitable organization.

Continue to access your Amazon account through A portion of your sales will then be provided to Grace to support our many ministries. You will also find this link on our websites and our Facebook page. God bless your Christmas Season!

Gifting That Gives Back

Give a Gift that says YOU CARE, in more ways than one. This Christmas season; give a gift that spreads joy long after it’s been unwrapped. Please consider participating in the Grace Lutheran Scrip Program. All it takes is pre-planning and your scrip gift will give a gift to Grace Lutheran Church and School too, and it does not cost you a cent! Deadline to receive your order in time for Christmas is 12/10/2018. Please stop by the Welcome Center and pick up an order form today! Spread More Joy! Shop with Scrip! God Bless!


GLM - Our Grace Latino Ministry is making tamales for YOU and your FAMILY! Orders are now being taken at the following link and you can also order after church on November 29th. Choose from:

  • Pork with red sauce
  • Chicken with green sauce
  • Cheese/Jalapeno
  • Sweet pineapple
  • $20 for one dozen or $12 for a half dozen

Orders can be picked up December 16th and 23rd after worship.

Order here:

You may also contact Ana or Alicia in the church office at 760-745-0831 ext 7104

Thank you for supporting the Grace Latino Ministry!

Operation Christmas Child News

The Holy Spirit is alive and well at Grace! O. C. C. was another success!

Grace Church and School boxed 513 shoeboxes!

Our Official Drop-Off Location collected 1,382 boxes!

37 volunteers donated 814 hours!

God bless everyone for your part in spreading the Word and making so many children happy!

Adopt A Family for Christmas

A tradition at Grace is the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Tree. This is a

special tree in the welcome center decorated with “ornaments” reflecting the needs of a family that may be going through tough times and could use a little Christ Child cheer. If you know of a family in this situation please pick up the form available in the welcome center. To have the form emailed to you, and for more information, please contact Yoke: or 760-745-0831

Please join us for our many events at Grace in December and share the joy of the Christ Child!

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