Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning.
Family Discussion Questions from Today's Service:

Do you ever picture God as a Mother in how he loves and cares for us?
How do you show gratitude to the women in your life?
Call someone and tell them you love them!
Thank You!

A huge thanks goes out to the many who helped clean up the yard for the season here at church!
Lauris Prinsen
Don and Lois Catchpool
Ginny Arvig
Larry and Peggy Johnson
Clarence Sears
Louis Rollins
John Luce
We are also grateful for the 8 students, and teacher Jeff Brever for their help!
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Planning a meeting or event?

When planning a committee meeting at Grace, please check the date and time with Ann in the office to avoid conflicts and to get placed on the calendar. Don't forget to send a reminder to your group, so that no one misses a meeting. We are all getting back into the swing of having things on our calendars!



Reminder: All groups and gatherings are limited to the Fellowship Hall at this time. This room allows for safe distancing and provides good ventilation. This area is also part of the cleaning routine of our custodian. Everyone attending any activities indoors at Grace, must wear a mask at all times. This ensures the safety of everyone that enters our church(vaccinated or not).









Confirmation

Save the date! May 23rd is confirmation day. We will celebrate during our 9am service. Weather permitting, we will share some treats outside after worship.
Please plan to attend, to pray over and welcome these young church members.
se plan to attend, to pray over and welcome these young church members.


Let's Stay Connected!

Have you changed your phone number or no longer use your landline? Has your mailing address changed? Have you returned from warmer climates? If so, please let the office know so that we can update our database.
218-568-5755 or graceumc@tds.net


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May Missions--Annual Conference Love Offering

Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions in conjunction with our Annual Conference Session.
The theme of the 2021 Annual Conference—taking place June 22-24—is “Jesus. Waymaker.” The Love Offering provides the opportunity to experience the joy of doing way-making work with Jesus—feeding the hungry, reaching out to the migrant, and providing ongoing opportunities to touch lives with God’s compassion and grace.
Bishop David Bard invites congregations to pray about and participate in the Love Offering as a generous expression of God’s wild and extravagant love.
Our Love Offering this year is dedicated to feeding the hungry and ministering to migrants. The funds from this year’s offering will to go to: The Methodist Border Friendship Commission (50 percent), host churches of Ruby’s Pantry (20 percent), the Matthew 25 food distribution (20 percent), and Volunteers in Mission scholarships (10 percent).
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We are hoping to hold the Annual Rummage Sale this year, but the date has not been determined. We are working to re-organize the garage currently, so we would appreciate it if nothing got dropped off at this time, without consulting the office first. Thank you!
Praying together daily

The newest Upper Room devotionals have arrived. They are available from the church office or on Sunday mornings in the Narthex.


We Need Ushers
If you are willing to come to church for worship, would you be willing to help usher? Two people are needed to greet and usher each Sunday. Please call Larry @ (218) 963-3765 or lpjohn@charter.net. Thank you!

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Safety in a digital age. There will be a presentation on Monday at Pequot Lakes High School on May 10th. See details from the post in the Echo here.
Lutheran Church of the Cross is coordinating donations for Operation Sandwich for the upcoming summer season. There is a box in our narthex, if you would like to help. They are collecting donations of peanut butter, jelly, granola bars and fruit snacks, until May 31st. We realize that our church was extremely generous with the March Food Drive challenge, but the need still remains.

Welcome to Camp Minnesota!

Grace Kids, Teens and Families

It's time to think about registering for a summer camp experience. Camp Minnesota information can be found by clicking the link below. Check out all the amazing opportunities that the camp staff are planning for a safe camp experience.
Every year the Grace United Methodist Women (UMW) offer a scholarship to Grace children, youth and families who register to attend a Minnesota United Methodist Camp. The scholarship is named for Marnie Luce, mother of John Luce, who was a huge supporter of the camp experience.
Copies of the scholarship fund policy are available in the Grace office. Some of the guidelines are:
 * Scholarships are awarded on a first come basis in the amount of $50 per person.
 * Online applications for the scholarships are due to the UMW treasurer, Le Sears sears.litta@gmail.com by June 1, 2021.
 *A copy of the camp registration along with a copy of the $100 deposit is requested. Upon receipt, the dollar amount of the scholarship(s) will be made to you.



Our Bishop has turned the dial to Yellow.
Following these guidelines, we will continue to wear masks and maintain distance between households or friend groups for seating.
We returned to in-person worship on January 31, and continue to adapt as things progress.
Check this link for the phased plan details from the MN
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755