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Just Push Play : In-Person Worship Experience

Sunday, July 12 at 9 a.m.

This Sunday we are having our first in-person worship experience, Just Push Play . We are calling it Just Push Play because after Pastor Jen provides a welcome, we will “push play” on the recorded service that you can also view still from home. If you have limited internet or are in need of connecting with others join us in-person on Sunday. If your home is serving as a suitable worship space we invite you to continue to join us virtually. After this Sunday’s Just Push Play worship experience we will reevaluate what comes next.

Please expect the following if you attend on Sunday: 
  • People will enter and exit the building from the front door (under the canopy). 
  • There will be no coffee or fellowship time indoors before or after worship. 
  • The doors to the Fellowship Hall and the Sunday School hallway will be closed. 
  • The nursery will be closed, and there will be no Sunday School. Children will stay in worship with their families. 
  • Attendees will sit 6 feet from each family/couple/individual.
  • All in attendance are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Grace Financial Giving

Thank you to all those who have mailed in their giving checks. We gratefully appreciate it! If you would like to give online (via PayPal) please visit our website . Offerings can also still be mailed to Grace UMC at P.O. 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Welcome Groups in July
Sign up for one of the Welcome Groups scheduled during July! The goal of these groups are to help Pastor Jen get to know more people of Grace and vice versa. To sign up select your preferred group from the list below. Then call the church office (218-568-5755) or stop by church between 9:15 a.m. through noon on Monday - Friday to add your name to the group list.

Welcome Groups:
Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
Host: Dave & Lisa Moe 

Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. 
Host: Brad & Barb Wallace

Monday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. 
Host: Joyce & Les Morriem 

Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m.  
Host: Lynn Lundgren 

Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m.
Host: Marlowe Fortune 

July Mission Focus: Habitat for Humanity
Putting our faith into action is at the very heart of our Christian calling. During July, our mission focus is Lakes Area Habit for Humanity (LAHFH). Grace has consistently supported LAHFH through financial giving and volunteer service. LAHFH seeks to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Since 1990 LAHFH has built homes and hope in Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard and Wadena Counties, and the City of Staples. To learn more about our local Habitat for Humanity or to sign up to volunteer visit lakesareahabitat.org
Family Prayer Time
Check out these great suggestions from The Upper Room for mixing up your prayer practice for children, youth and families.

Try using this prayer with words and body motions today:

God be in my head and in my understanding   (place hands on head)
God be in my eyes and in my seeing   (place hands over eyes)
God be in my ears and in my hearing   (place hands over ears)
God be in my mouth and in my speaking  (place hands over mouth)

God be in my arms and in my reaching  (hands hug arms)
God be in my hands and in my working   (hands reach forward in offering)
God be in my legs and in my going  (hands touch legs)
God be in my feet and in my grounding   (hands touch feet)

God be in my lungs and in my breathing   (place hands over lungs)
God be in my heart and in my loving  (place hands over heart)
God be in my life and in my living   (arms overhead and reaching to sky)

Amen.
Love Offering Invitation
Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions in conjunction with the Annual Conference Session. The theme of the 2020 Annual Conference session—taking place virtually on Aug. 29—is “Be the Light—Live Hope!” The Love Offering provides the opportunity to be light and hope for those crying out for love, compassion, justice, and grace in their lives. The funds from this year’s offering will to go to four projects: Simpson Housing Services (40%), Emma Norton Services (40%), Joyce Uptown Foodshelf (10%), and the Committee on Native American Ministry Diaper Drive (10%). Click here to learn more.  
Grace Good News: Miss Pequot Lakes Princess Escort
We want to share good news stories each week in the e-grace. Members and friends of Grace celebrating life's big and small joys! Today we celebrate Harper Palmer, a Grace 5th grader.

Harper Palmer is the princess escort to Miss Pequot Lakes Princess and Congeniality Hannah Brown. Brown and Palmer received their titles at the 33rd annual Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant held Thursday, June 25, at Breezy Point Resort. The pageant was postponed from mid-April because of the COVID-19 situation. The pageant theme was “Honoring our Hometown Heroes,” and it opened with each candidate walking across the stage with a hometown hero, which included father, grandfather, firefighter, police chief and teacher, among others. Harper has already been busy this summer attending local events as a princess escort. Congrats Harper!


If you have good news that you would like to share please contact Andrea Langhoff .
New Photo Directory: Narthex Pickup
The 2020 Grace Photo Directory is available for pick up in the Narthex. Please take one directory per household and check your name off the list on the clipboard. Thank you.

Updated information can be changed as needed and attached to the binder. Please check your information and report any errors or updates to Ann in the office. Thanks.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755
Email:  graceumc@tds.net