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Communion Sunday at Home

Prepare bread and juice at your own “Table of the Lord” in your home. Then follow these steps for at home communion:
  • Turn in your Bible to the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 26:26-30. It says: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Please read these words in your home as I am reciting them at the altar in the sanctuary.)
  • Next, as I raise the bread and break it and as I raise the cup to be blessed, please do the same with your bread and juice at home. By doing so, this will symbolically bless all our bread and juice together.
  • Finally, share with one another the body and blood (the bread and juice) of our Lord and Savior, saying, “Receive the body…receive the blood…of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
After our time of Communion is over, in your homes and on the church video, I will conclude with a time of prayer. Blessings, Pastor Gary
Grace Financial Giving:

Thank you to all those who have mailed in their giving checks. We gratefully appreciate it! If you would like to give online (via PayPal) please visit our website . Offerings can also still be mailed to Grace UMC at P.O. 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Farewell to the Likers
Mark your calendars to stop by Grace on Saturday, June 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. to give a farewell to Pastor Gary and Brenda. Pastor Gary’s last worship service will be on Sunday, June 14.

Summer Small Groups & Welcoming Pastor Jen
We are excited to form two types of small groups this summer. Our first goal of gathering in small groups is to form "Welcome Groups" to meet and get-to-know Pastor Jen. We are looking for ten hosts to lead ten groups that will meet once in July or August. Use the form below to sign up to host. We will share more information about signing up to join a Welcome Group later. The second type of small groups forming will be interest based groups. These groups could include activities like a Bible study, prayer, walking, gardening, service projects, etc. The purpose of these groups are for fellowship and faith formation. Small groups & Welcome Groups will be encouraged to meet in open spaces. Examples include the church fellowship hall, parks, backyards, driveways, decks, etc. Meeting times will be determined by group leaders.

To sign up to be a Welcome Group host use this form or contact Andrea Langh of f .

To express interest in summer small groups and/or to sign up to lead a group use this form or contact Andrea Langhoff .
Peace with Justice Sunday
Peace with Justice Sunday is one of six Special Sunday offerings in The United Methodist Church. Our gifts, along with donations from UMC churches across the nation, support ministries in the annual conference and around the world. Last year, $433,437 was received, making it possible to plant new seeds of peace with justice in God’s garden of creation. Through these offerings, we are part of the restoration of God’s perfect balance. Together, as followers of Christ, we are declaring that God’s world is very good, and we are investing in ministries that repair unjust systems. If you are interested in giving to this special Sunday mission visit Online Giving .

Twin Cities Response: United Methodist Churches
Several Twin Cities-area United Methodist churches are providing hands-on assistance in immediate cleanup and relief efforts while also exploring how to engage in the longer-term work of addressing the root causes of racism. Fairmount Avenue UMC and Hamline Church in St. Paul have become food and supply collection sites. Minnehaha UMC in Minneapolis has cleaned up the streets and provided food to volunteers doing the same. Epworth UMC in Minneapolis served as a medic station and assisted with a massive food and supply distribution. All four churches are also committed to the long-term work of dismantling racism.  Click here to read the full article.

To learn more about the United Methodist response to racial injustice click on the following links:

We are called to love like God loves.
Grace Good News: Jody Perrine Celebrating Retirement
We want to share good news stories each week in the e-grace. Members and friends of Grace celebrating life's big and small joys! Today we celebrate Mrs. Perrine!

Jody Perrine retired after 32 years of teaching for the Crobsy-Ironton school district. Click here to see additional photos and read more about Jody's teaching path. Congratulations Jody!

If you have good news that you would like to share please contact Andrea Langhoff .
Church Lawn Mowing & Parsonage Clean-Up
The trustees are looking for help:

Parsonage Spring Clean Up
Volunteers needed for exterior spring clean up at the parsonage on June 6th at 10 a.m. We will be working on landscaping and exterior cleaning. Call Laurie Prinsen at 612-986-2915 if you can help.

Church Mowing
Volunteers needed for lawn mowing at the church. Please contact Don Catchpool to take a week or two of lawn mowing duties. Email Don at dlcponto@uslink.net to sign up.

Please contact Don or Laurie if you can help out!
Operation Sandwich Donations
Grace has volunteered to be a location to collect donations. Please consider donating items from the needs list . There is a black tote in the fellowship hall for donations. Click here for more information about Operation Sandwich.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755
Email:  graceumc@tds.net