Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning.
Family Discussion Questions from Today's Sermons:
(Here are some questions related to Pastor Jen's sermon to help spark some discussion amongst family members and/or friends.)

Do you understand what it means to "marvel" at something? Talk about something worthy of marveling at!
What has made "waiting" difficult for you during this Advent Season?
What miracles have you noticed so far this Advent Season?
Shifting Back to Online Only Worship
Due to recommendations from the Minnesota Annual Conference, the decisions of local school districts, and county health data we will have returned to online only worship.

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.
*If you have not returned your pledge card for 2021, those can also be mailed to the church. Thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration to the future needs of your church!
Advent Song

Each week as another candle is lit on the Advent wreath, we will be singing this song. Please join us!

3 Light the Advent candle, three:
Think of heavenly harmony;
angels singing ""Peace on earth""
at the blessed Savior's birth.
Refrain
Candle, candle, burning bright,
shining in the cold winter night;
candle, candle, burning bright,
fill our hearts with Christmas light.
Fundraiser Opportunity
The Lakes Area Food Shelf is having a fundraiser at Dairy Queen on December the 11. 20% of all the sales that day will be donated to the food shelf. You can click here to access their Facebook Page and get more information.
Grace Mission for December: 

35% Soup Kitchen
35% Pastor's Discretionary Fund
30% Women's Shelter gifts

(Nancy Adams is Missions chair; see Ann for contact info if you need to talk with her).


Financial Updates Jan-Oct 2020
Jan-Oct
Revenues 198,152.76
Expenses 179,426.92
Difference 18,725.84

YTD budget
Revenues 155,811.66
Expenses 209,665.14
Difference (53,853.48)

YTD Difference
Revenues 42,341.10
Expenses (30,238.22)
Difference 12,102.88
Local FAITH Column
Pastor Jen wrote a column for the Pine and Lakes Echo Journal. You can find it on page 8 in the Faith/Living section of the December 9 print of the paper .click here for link page.pdf (pagesuite.com)
Wreath Laying
Thank you to those who volunteered to help with the laying of wreaths for veterans at the city cemetery. The coordinator was blown away by the number of people who participated, and Grace was well represented. Many of the youth and parents as well as the Mowers (not pictured) took part in the event. Special thanks to our own Shirley Robideaux for her work with this event each year!
Tutors Needed

Pequot Lakes School District is needing tutors to help students navigate their academics during these times of COVID restrictions. Tutoring sessions will last approximately thirty minutes each. All tutoring will be done virtually through the use of Google Meets.

If you would be willing to help a few students please click the link below and add your information to the page:

Christmas For Kids

Through December 11, you can drop off toys or monetary donations at the following First National Bank locations:

Pequot Lakes
Baxter
Crosslake

For more information, call Cheryl at:
(218) 568-7539
Our Bishop has turned the dial back to red. This means that at this time we are offering recorded worship services, conducting meetings virtually, and the building is not open unless there is an urgent need. Grace church staff continue to work in the building during the regular 9-12 hours on weekdays. If you have a specific need to be inside the building please call ahead, and we will work with you to do so safely.
218-568-5755
Check this link for the phased plan details from the MN https://www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755