Prayer

Holy God, it is our privilege and joy to praise you. As we sing, let us make a joyful noise to you. As we pray, may our words and thoughts be a pleasing aroma to you. As we open your word may we trust in your unfailing promises. Your word holds true, it is living and active, sharper than a two-edged sword. Open the eyes of our hearts that we may see you more clearly today. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

Call to Worship:
L: From darkness and despair, from being lost and lonely, God calls us home.
P: Despite our selfishness or disappointing paths, we are still called beloved.
L: Remember the eternal love of God which has been poured out for you.
P: Our hearts rejoice at the wondrous ways in which God loves and forgives us.
L: Remember that in all your ways you can trust in God’s compassion.
P: Let our voices now rise as one to praise his holy name!
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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 meet in the Amaryllis Room at 8:50am. All are welcome.


Monthly Missions

Our September missional gifts go to support the work of Emma Norton Services in MN.

*If you are giving a special "missional gift", please make a note on your offering.
The newest edition of The Upper Room daily devotional is available in the narthex. This is a wonderful resource to add to your daily prayer life.

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  Jan-Aug 2022 

 Revenues        124,938.47 
Expenses        129,651.61 
Net Income/(Loss) (4,713.14)

We appreciate your continued support of the missions, ministry, building and staff of Grace UMC.
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UMW
The September gathering for the UMW was held on Thursday September 8th. We enjoyed hearing stories of both local missions and opportunities beyond our community. The speakers were our own members--Gary Bochman and Nancy Soderstom. It was both inspiring and informative for the 24 of us in attendance. We enjoyed a lovely salad luncheon hosted by Le Sears and Peggy Johnson after the program.
Stay tuned for future gatherings and make plans to come!
ALL are welcome!
Ad Council

The next Ad Council meeting will be on Monday September 12th at 6pm.
Please note this change

Pastor Jen has a new email address and will no longer be checking or using the old one. Please update your address books as needed.

jenmatt20@gmail.com

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.


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 in the church most weekdays from at least 10-12, call the office to be sure, as my weeks vary. Ann has my detailed schedule and can find me if needed. I check my emails frequently throughout the day, and this is the best way to contact me.
-Pastor Jen
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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