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

Do you think of God when you see a garden?
Does the idea of God "pruning" something from your life scare you or bring you hope?
How many times in 1 John 4:7-21, is the word LOVE used? How often do you say it in a day?
Sunday May 2nd, we will be celebrating Communion. If you are worshipping from home, please join us, using bread and juice from your own home. God's table has no boundaries or barriers. All are welcome!

"By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet."


Can you help?

Wednesday May 5th is yard clean-up day at church, work begins at 9am. We need volunteers!
If you can help, please plan on bringing a rake and a bag lunch.
There will be a group of youth from the high school helping too, but many hands make light work!
Please contact Lauris Prinsen for more details, or call the church office.
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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.





Financial Update, 1st Quarter 2021.


January-March
2021 ---YTD budget

Revenues--- 56613.54 ---46743.47
Expenses--- 57376.29--- 60195.22
Net income/(Loss)-- (762.75)-- (13451.75)


Giving for this quarter vs. last year, for this time period is up! Thank you so much for your continued support of the ministries at Grace UMC.

2021----------------- 2020
56572.16----------- 44446.00



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 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!

Yard Clean-Up
Mark your calendars for this volunteer opportunity!
May 5th, 9am
Church property clean-up day.
For details, contact Lauris Prinsen.
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.
 * An "early bird store credit" is available through Camp Minnesota if you register by April 30th.




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