Order of Worship: January 28th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"

"Surely the Presence of the Lord"

Scripture Readings

Matthew 18:15-20

Psalm 131

James 4:1-10

Unison Prayer

Song: "In Christ Alone (My Hope is Found)"

Message: "Favoring the Humble"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Song: "You Are My King"

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn:

"There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"



This Week at Grace:


Bible Study 9am

Bells rehearsal 1030am


Altar Guild 1030am

Bible study 4pm

Youth Group 6pm

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

Heavenly Father,

thank You that You have so clearly set out the criteria for Your children to humble ourselves before Your throne of grace.

Thank You for the promise that when we are ready and willing to humble ourselves before You, then in Your grace You will lift us up and set our feet on the Rock of salvation.

Keep our hearts humble before You and our eyes fixed firmly upon You.

In Jesus' name, AMEN

Call to Worship

L: Jesus said: "Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

P: Come, let us be awed by his presence.

L: Let us be shaped by his standards.

P: Let us be enlightened by his wisdom.

L: Let us be mobilized by his Spirit.

P: Let us worship in this space where he is surely among us.

ALL: All praise and glory to Him, now and forever. Amen.


The Scriptures for next week are:

1 Timothy 6:6-10

Psalm 49:1-13

James 5:1-11

Mission Giving for January

Our missional giving for January will be given to "My Neighbor to Love", a newer bridging partner to move people from homelessness to housing in the Lakes area.

My Neighbor to Love Coalition – Guided by the love of God, our mission is to end homelessness and lift people out of extreme poverty in central Minnesota. (mntlc.org)

Please make a note on your gift if you want it designated to the monthly missions, thank you!

Upcoming Blood Drives

Nisswa American Legion

Wednesday February 7th, 11-4

Call 1-800-733-2767.

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

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

Contact us concept with wood block and symbols at_ e-mail address and phone

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