Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning.


Family and Friends Conversation Starters:

Do you think that God gives us what we ask for sometimes, even if it is not in our best interest?
How can you help others remain hopeful when facing challenges? Does your faith lift others?



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!


News!
Bishop Bard has changed the dial to Blue!
There are no capacity limits for gathering, but social distancing is still highly encouraged and masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated. We recognize that children and some members may not be vaccinated for some time, if at all. We respect the health and well being of all who gather, and wearing a mask will never be questioned or judged. There are areas to sit towards the back of the sanctuary if you feel comfortable with a bit more distance. Singing is still considered a high-risk practice. If you choose to sing along, rather than hum, please wear a mask to do so.

Small groups meeting indoors, should continue to practice social distancing when possible. For this reason groups should still plan to meet in the Fellowship Hall for now. Masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated.
Over the next few weeks, we will work on plans for children's ministry and the inclusion of food for fellowship times based on the new guidelines.
At the bottom of this newsletter, you can find the link to the Conference website that explains everything in greater detail.
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Walking With Grace

There is a group walking together each Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm. We meet in the parking lot at Grace, and then hit the trail. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please join us!

We will not be celebrating Communion this Sunday the 6th.
We will have communion at the June 13th service.
Save the Date!

It is time to celebrate with our friends from Our Savior's Lutheran Church! The ice cream social will be happening at Grace on Saturday June 26th at 1:30pm. We will gather outside to enjoy treats and fellowship. We will set up chairs and tables, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair!
We Need Your Help!  We (Staff Parish Relations Committee) have a great potential candidate for the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries position. The last "piece of the puzzle" is helping this family find housing. Due to the nature of our congregation, as local and non-local, we know there is an abundance of resources that could help us in the process and we are asking for your assistance. The need is for a 4-bedroom rental property (3 could work if the bedrooms are larger), that allows children and pets, in the Pequot Lakes (or Brainerd) area, for a maximum of $2,000 per month. They have a home to sell where they are moving from and would plan to buy or build in the future. Please contact John Luce at 218-82zero-37nine-nine with any leads you have.
Thank you in advance for your help and please pray for a quick and successful solution!

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June Missions--Youth Mission Trips

As you see the June mission focus, you may be wondering why we would request giving towards youth trips, when we do not have a trip on the books for the summer. We are in the process of interviewing candidates to focus on working with youth and families, and it would be great to hand over a program that shows that we are invested and supportive of this population of our church. There is also a group of volunteers working with Pastor Jen to plan some fun activities over the summer.
We are hoping to hold the Annual Rummage Sale later this summer, 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!


We Need Ushers
As we head into summer, we know that calendars fill up. It would be great to have a larger pool of ushers to pull from, to ensure that we have ushers each Sunday!
Two people are needed to greet and usher each Sunday. Please call Larry @ 218- 963-3765 or lpjohn@charter.net. Thank you!
Congratulations to Bryce Fabian for graduating Summa Cum Laude from Pequot Lakes High School this past Friday, May 28th. For a complete list of graduates click Graduation

Great job Paxton Goddard and Sonja Palmer for success with their relay teams at the latest track meet, click Track Team

Our Savior's Lutheran Church is hosting a summer concert series. See details here OSL Summer Concerts



Our Bishop has turned the dial to Blue.

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