Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 --- MSG
After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live.

Prayer:
“The Lord bless you
    and keep you; 
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’
--Numbers 6:24-26

Call to Worship:
L: God has given us this day for praise!
P: Praise be to God for this most generous gift!
L: God has given his Son to us that we might learn ways of peace and mercy.
P: Let the words of God’s own Son, Jesus, enter our hearts and transform our lives!
L: Come, let us worship this great God of abundant mercy and love!
P: Let our songs, our words, and our thoughts reflect God’s healing and restoring love. AMEN.
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June Missions

For the rest of June, missional giving will go to the Youth Group for gatherings, and to a charity of their choosing.

*If you are giving a special "missional gift", please make a note on your offering.
We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.
Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail.
We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.
This Father's Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways--both big and small--they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.
So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.
For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.
In Your Holy name, O God, we pray.

Amen.

- Rev. Chuck Currie
UMW event for ALL!
Grace leaders along with our UMW are pleased to bring you a very special worship experience on June 26th.
On Sunday June 26th during our 9am worship service, we will welcome a professional “storyteller” who will portray Susannah Wesley. Her story will highlight how her faith influenced her sons, John and Charles Wesley. This should be a fun way to learn about another piece of our Methodist history! We will celebrate with cake together after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Sale dates are June 23rd and 24th.
830-5
Yes, we need your stuff!!!!
See details on the right.
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News and Upcoming Area Events


Congratulations to these students who made the PL Middle School Honor Roll! Middle School HR
Avery Amsden, Presley Crawford, Natalie Johnson, Ruby Palmer
Evan Jacobs, Collin Johnson

Pipe Organ Concert at the First Congregational Church in Brainerd. Sunday June 19th 3-4pm. UCC Pipe Organ
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 pastorjen@tds.net. 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 10-1. Ann has my detailed schedule and can find me if needed.

-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