How incredible is your love, O God! We have been made new in your love and reconciled to you and to each other in peace and joy. Be with us this day as we hear your words of comfort and hope. Guide our lives that we may serve you more fully all of our days. AMEN.

Call to Worship:
L: As a hen gathers her brood under her wing,
P: so, God gathers us in the warmth and safety of community.
L: As the father runs to welcome the prodigal home,
P: God eagerly welcomes us into this holy space.
L: Make us bold to worship and serve you, God, now and always.
All: As your people, may we receive your word, your call, and your love. Amen.
A Time of Centering Prayer
You are invited to join us ten minutes before our Sunday service for a time of centering prayer. We are taking these few minutes before the service begins to prepare our hearts and minds for worship.
We will meet in the Amaryllis Room. All are welcome.
Monthly Missions

In August, we have been collecting funds to purchase gift cards for local teachers connected to Grace.
Thank you so much to those who have already given so generously to this worthy cause! Sunday the 28th is the last day that we will be making this ask, so if you haven't given yet, but meant to this is your chance!

*If you are giving a special "missional gift", please make a note on your offering.
Make a Joyful Noise!

It's not too late to join the beginning bell ringing class. We meet Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the bell room for one hour.
Information from Ardie Morris (218) 330-8565
All Grace women are invited to come to the first UMW Fall gathering on Thursday September 8th at 11am in the Sanctuary.

Gary Bochman will be speaking about the 'United Methodist North Star District's Disaster Relief Program'.
Nancy Soderstrom will tell us more about her experiences working with homeless youth in our area.

A luncheon will follow the program in the Fellowship Hall.

Lutheran Church of Cross
5064 Co Road 13
Nisswa, MN 56468
09/06/2022 | 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM

You may sign up for appointments at redcrossblood.org

Sunday mornings we have returned to live streaming our Sunday services, but we realize that there are still some issues popping up some Sundays. On our website you can usually watch the recorded service after 10:30am or so. There is a link to our site at the end of this newsletter.
We continue to work on making the online experience better and appreciate both your grace and feedback as we make improvements. Soon, we will be updating our internet capabilities and are hopeful that this will fix some of the issues.
We are grateful to be able to offer our services online and appreciate any gifts received to help this ministry grow and continue.
I Scream, You Scream!
Let's have ice cream!

We have been invited to celebrate the efforts of the churches that participated in the Food Shelf Challenge in March. Our Saviors Lutheran Church will host this event on September 4th at 1pm.I hope that many are able to gather for fellowship and ice cream!
I will be helping to serve, and I need a couple people to help me. If you are available, please email me for details.
--Pastor Jen
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 given to me by Thursday morning 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 in the church most weekdays from at least 10-12, call ahead to be sure, as my weeks vary. Ann has my detailed schedule and can find me if needed.
-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
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755
Website: www.graceumcpequotlakes.org