Order of Worship: February 11th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs

"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"

"Shine, Jesus Shine"

Scripture Readings

2 Kings 2:1-12

Psalm 50:1-6

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Mark 9:2-9

Unison Prayer

Song: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

Message: "Ready to be Changed"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Song: "Fairest Lord Jesus"

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn:

"Open My Eyes, That I May See"



This Week at Grace:


Bible Study 9am

Bell Rehearsal 1030am

Wednesday: Adult Bible study 4pm

Choir practice 430pm

Worship 6pm

Saturday: "Art in Christianity" conversations 11-2

If you are planning to meet at Grace UMC, you need to call ahead or email the office to reserve space and to get your meeting on the church calendar. To adjust for heating needs, Pastor Jen MUST know if/when you are meeting.

Church Office Phone:


Grace Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to noon


Online--available at


In-Person Worship Sunday--9am

Unison Prayer

Living Word, and shining Sun of God,

It is within your presence we see the face of holiness.

Overshadow us with your power and grace,

so that we may keep your commandments,

and speak your truth with courage and love;

all for the dazzling glory of your holy name. 


Call to Worship

L: Come to the mountain, you people of God.

P: We come to hear God's Word.

L: Come, you sisters, to proclaim God's greatness.

P: For the Lord is righteous and just!

L Come, you brothers, to proclaim God's goodness.

P: For the Lord is the Holy One!

L: Come, to proclaim God's brilliance.

P: For the Lord is clothed with light!

L: Come, you people, to the mountain of God.

All: For we are gathered to worship the Lord! Amen!

The Scriptures for next week are:

Genesis 9:8-17

1 Peter 3:18-22

Mark 1:9-15

Before and during worship, the page numbers for the scripture will be on the screens if you choose to read from the pew bibles. The reader may be reading from another translation. I would encourage you to listen as it is being read, and perhaps read the verses before service begins.

--Pastor Jen

Modern biblical art by John August Swanson

Mission Giving for February

Our missional giving for February will be given to support the good work being done through the Adult and Teen Challenge rehabilitation services in Brainerd. Many families have been touched by the pain of addiction, and so feel a personal connection to the work of this place.

Please make a note on your gift if you want it designated to the monthly

missions, thank you!

We will soon begin talking about and collecting food for the annual Lenten/March food drive.

We will be collecting food/funds along with a number of churches from the area to benefit the Lakes Area Food Shelf. This will be a friendly competition once again beginning on Ash Wednesday and going through Palm Sunday.


2/11—General overview to get us started

2/18—peanut butter


3/3—canned meats and proteins

3/10—paper towel and toilet paper

3/17—wrap up and final offerings

3/24—blessing over the gifts

Upcoming Blood Drives

Crosslake and Crosby

February 27,28, 29

Call 1-800-733-2767 for details and scheduling.

Mark Your Calendars

Get your ovens ready!

“Do you make the best hot dish?” “Do you have a favorite hot dish you like to eat?

Come join us on February 25th, for Hot Dish Sunday, after Church to eat and judge your favorite hot dish.

Hot Dish bakers needed. Look for sign-up sheet in the narthex.


The Art of Christianity

Come join the fun!

We will be having an informal discussion and review of Christianity expressed through art. This will be a visual presentation, open to opinions, thoughts, and individual interpretations. Snacks and beverages will be provided with a suggested donation of $5 to cover expenses.

There will be two separate events with different materials presented at each. Join one or both.

Saturday, February 17th, 11-2pm

Saturday, March 2nd, 11-2pm

Calling all Singers.........

We will have a choir on Sunday, February 18, with a rehearsal at 4:30 on Wednesday, February 14 at 4:30 p.m. We realize this is Valentine's Day and more importantly Ash Wednesday. 

Please join us for a worship service on Wednesday February 14th at 6pm, to prepare ourselves for Lent, and to mark ourselves as loved and chosen by Him.

In the news,

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Congratulations to Missy Perrine for making the most recent Dean's List at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Dean's list

It is time again to think of the weather when we decide to come to church for worship or activities. Please always make good personal choices for yourself. If a decision is made to cancel worship on a Sunday, we will post the information on our Facebook page, website, and an email will be sent. If you are part of a small group, please check with your group leader to see if you are meeting if there is any doubt.


How to view our worship service online

1-go to our website at www.graceumcpequotlakes.org

2-Along the top of the page, you will see a tab of options.

--on the right is a tab that says "Sundays"

--choose the "Grace Church Livestream" option

--this will take you to a collection of our services by date, where you can choose the most recent service, or others that you may have missed; when you have clicked the one that you want to view, you should see an arrow to click to make it play. It may be necessary to adjust your volume, based on your own computer system.

The church office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am until noon. The building and office are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Church office phone: 218-568-5755

-- Church office (for all general inquiries and administrative/clerical duties)


 -- Pastor Jen Matthees – jenmatt20@gmail.com

-- Ann Hutchings-Congregational Care Assistant- graceumccare@gmail.com

If you have something that should be added to this newsletter from your group or mission, please speak with Pastor Jen or email the details to her at jenmatt20@gmail.com. The E-Grace is generally completed by noon on Thursdays, so articles need to be received by Thursday 10am at the very latest.

If you wish to connect with me directly and it is not an emergency, please know that I will respond as needed during pretty regular office hours. I am generally in the church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from at least 10-1, call the office to be sure, as my weeks may vary. I check my emails frequently throughout the day, and this is the best way to contact me. Friday is my day off as needs allow.

-Pastor Jen

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Important note

If you are mailing something to the church, you must use our P.O. Box for the address. We do not receive mail at the church, and if you use the physical church address it will get returned and could delay your notices to us or offerings.

P.O. Box 276

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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Contact Information

 Grace United Methodist Church 

29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Phone: 218-568-5755

Email: graceumcpequotlakes@gmail.com

Website: www.graceumcpequotlakes.org