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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.
Pause & Pray: As you read this weekly newsletter, please pause to pray for Minneapolis and St. Paul, our state, and our nation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Why Red?
Did you notice that today's e-grace has a bit more red? That is because this weekend in worship we are celebrating Pentecost. On Pentecost Sunday, we remember the day the disciples received the Holy Spirit in a special way. There was a powerful wind and tongues of fire. With the gift of the Spirit, the disciples were able to tell people from all over the world about Jesus in ways each could understand. The Bible reports that about 3,000 people were baptized that day, creating the first church. This is why Pentecost is known as the birthday of the Christian church.

Here are some ideas for celebrating Pentecost at home:
  • Download the Pentecost coloring page to decorate your worship space.
  • Read together the story of Pentecost in Acts 2. Imagine the scene. Ask each family member what they will try to remember from the story.
  • Make a cake to celebrate the birthday of the Church.
  • Make and fly a kite. Blow bubbles and watch the wind carry them away. Talk about the wind's power even though you cannot see it.
Farewell to the Likers
Mark your calendars to stop by Grace on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. to give a farewell to Pastor Gary and Brenda. Pastor Gary’s last worship service will be on Sunday, June 14.

Grace Good News: Wortham's Celebrating 60 Years!
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! Last week we recognized Grace grads. Today we celebrate Bill & Sharon Wortham!

Bill and Sharon Wortham will be celebrating their 60th anniversary on June 4th. With church being such an important part of their lives, their family had hoped to have a celebration with the congregation. Their daughter reached out with these awesome photos to share (click here) . Please join in celebrating Bill and Sharon! Congratulations on your 60th Anniversary!

If you have good news that you would like to share please contact Andrea Langhoff .
Church Lawn Mowing & Parsonage Clean-Up
The trustees are looking for help:

Parsonage Spring Clean Up
Volunteers needed for exterior spring clean up at the parsonage on June 6th at 10 a.m. We will be working on landscaping and exterior cleaning. Call Laurie Prinsen at 612-986-2915 if you can help.

Church Mowing
Volunteers needed for lawn mowing at the church. Please contact Don Catchpool to take a week or two of lawn mowing duties. Email Don at dlcponto@uslink.net to sign up.

Please contact Don or Laurie if you can help out!
Operation Sandwich Donations
Operation Sandwich offers a simple bag lunch to community children four times a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There are no income requirements, no collecting of names, and the lunches are free to the community. This summer, Operation Sandwich is expanding north to the greater Pequot Lakes area. Grace has volunteered to be a location to collect donations. Please consider donating items from the needs list . There is a black tote in the fellowship for donations. More information about food distribution and volunteering for sandwich making will be coming in the following weeks. Contact Andrea Langhoff with any questions.

To see the full needs list, click here .
Cards for our Grads
In last week's e-grace, we shared our congratulations for Anna, Madelynn, and William! If you haven't already done so, please take a few moments to send each of our 2020 grads a card of congratulations.

Anna Felthous Address: 1927 Norway Lake Rd SW, Pine River, MN 56474

Madelynn Lundgren Address: 7301 Niemi Circle, Lake Shore, MN 56468

William Fortune Address: 1620 Oak St, Brainerd, MN 56401
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