November 16, 2018

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REMINDERS FOR NEXT WEEK

  • Nov. 19 - 23 K-8 Thanksgiving vacation (No School)
  • Nov. 19 - 21 Extended Care and Preschool Open, sack lunch required
  • Nov. 22 - 23 Preschool and Extended Care CLOSED
  • Nov. 30 – Half day – School dismissed at 11:30 AM, sack lunch required

THANKSGIVING PIES from PROJECT GODWAY ! ORDER YOURS TODAY!

ENJOY PIES ON THANKSGIVING! The Project Godway High School Leadership Team will be making pies to raise funds for our 2019 spring season! Sample the pies and order on the patio after the 8:00 am & 9:30 am services this Sunday, 11/18! Or text or call Amy with your order, 619-957-5505, Pie options are Pumpkin, Apple, or Pecan. Pick up your pie(s) at Grace Wednesday, 11/21, in the church office between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm or at the multipurpose room between 6 pm and 9 pm.

Book Fair OPEN ONLINE during Thanksgiving break!

Now you can choose your Christmas gifts in the comfort of your home! Simply click HERE and you will see SO many books to choose from! The online Book Fair is open November 19 - December 3.


Did you know? Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year. Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

Mark your calendar to join us for a celebration of reading!
Mon. Dec. 3rd through Fri. Dec. 7 in the Grace Library

Book Fair Hours:

Mon & Wed 7:30am – 4:30pm

Tues & Thurs 7:30am – 5:30pm

Please note NEW Friday hours 7:30 – 1:30

We can still use volunteers- even an hour or two will help! Contact: librarian@gracelcms.net

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POSITIVE DISCIPLINE: THREE PRACTICAL STRATEGIES PARENTS CAN USE

What Is Positive Discipline?

The “positive discipline” model is used by schools and parents to reinforce positive behavior. Rather than focus on punishment, the model focuses on mutual respect. When respect exists in both the adult and the student, the disciplinarian can focus on positive points of behavior.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSES AT GRACE ~ DECEMBER 1ST

It’s only 2 weeks away! Reserve your Gingerbread kit NOW!

At 6:00 pm we will have salad, pizza, drinks and cookies, compliments of Grace Women’s Ministry and Thrivent. Then our fellowship continues as we build our Gingerbread Houses! Invite your friends and bring the whole family! (Please note there is no Saturday night worship on Dec. 1st) Gingerbread kits are $10. Payment accepted at the door.

Reservations required: https://tinyurl.com/Gbread-and-pizza-at-Grace

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!

FRESH - HOMEMADE - TAMALES

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: https://tinyurl.com/GraceTamales2018

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!

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: ytanko@gracelcms.net or 760-745-0831

THANKSGIVING CRITTER CAMP AT HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Thanksgiving Critter Camp takes place from 11/19-21 and is perfect for students in Preschool – 6th grade. Kids will experience hands-on animal interactions with a variety of species, create crafts, participate in games, and find out why we should be thankful for all animals! You can register for one day or come to all three; we also offer extended care hours, lunch options, and have scholarships and discounts available. Click on the flyer or HEREto register!

FROSTY FARM AT HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER

As always, the holidays are coming fast and will be over before you know it! Frosty Farm is an event that gives families the chance to spend quality time with their loved ones while meeting cute critters and enjoying festive activities.

There’s no holiday stress here, Frosty Farm will have your whole family in good cheer! This festive event at Helen Woodward Animal Center takes place during the first three weekends in December (12/1-2, 12/8-9, and 12/15-16) and combines family-friendly activities with hands-on animal interactions. Your family will enjoy the following:


  • Personal meet and greet with Santa Claus
  • Photo opportunities with cute critters
  • A variety of crafts (including making a toy for orphan pets)
  • An elf obstacle course
  • Holiday treats
  • Face painting
  • Games


Your family can also join us for St. Nick at Night, which takes place in the evenings of 12/7, 12/14, and 12/21. Click here for full details about both events and for online registration (walk-ups are welcome!).

CHERI KEAGGY APPEARING AT GRACE DECEMBER 2ND.

Singer, songwriter, speaker, Cheri Keaggy will be at Grace on Sunday, December 2nd for our 8:00 and 9:30 worship services.

Beginning as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California, veteran CCM artist Cheri Keaggy has ministered through music and testimony for over twenty years. Her debut album Child of the Father, released to rave reviews in 1994, earning her a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. Nine albums, nine number one songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win later, Keaggy continues to be a mainstay on Adult Contemporary and Inspirational radio, while congregations the world over sing her songs, including “There is Joy in the Lord” and “In Remembrance of Me,” during church services. Songs she wrote for her children have emerged as favorites at women’s events through the years (MOPS, Hearts at Home, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Family Life Ministries). Find out more about Cheri on her website: www.cherikeaggy.com