Order of Worship: Sunday November 13th


Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship

Opening Songs:

"Come, Now is the Time to Worship"

"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing"


Proverbs 11:24-26

Acts 20:28-35

2 Corinthians 9:1-15


A Prayer for Sound Government

Song: "Take My Life and Let it Be"

Message: "Our Generous Hearts" -- Pastor Jen

Word in Song: "Change My Heart O God"


Prayers of the People/Lord's Prayer

Volunteer Choir:  "Let There Be Peace on Earth"

 Blessing and Postlude

This Week at Grace:

Tuesday--Bible Study 9am

Handbells 1030am

Wednesday-Confirmation 6pm

Adult Bible study 6pm

Thursday-Men's group 730am

Annual Church Charge Conference 630-8pm

(all district-online)

If you are planning to meet at Grace UMC, you MUST call ahead of time to reserve space and get your meeting on the church calendar. As our building is used more, we must communicate even more!

Church Office Phone:


Grace Office Hours

Monday - Friday

9 a.m. to noon



In-Person--Sunday mornings at Grace


To all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. In short, thank you for your service!

Call to Worship:

L: We all have gifts. We all have something to share.

P: The world needs what we have to give.

L: We share what we have. We share who we are.

P: And we do it all for the glory of God.

L: All good gifts come from God.

All: Let us worship God with all that we have and all that we are. Amen.



Our November missional giving is designated for the Lakes Area Food Shelf. This month the funds donated will be given to the food shelf specifically to support the Thanksgiving meal boxes that will be distributed by the food shelf. We estimate the cost of one Thanksgiving box to be $150. All donations appreciated!

There is a display table to leave a donation in the narthex, and sign-up opportunities to help in other ways in connection to the food shelf this month. If you are giving to this mission, please make note of it on your offering or check please.

Volunteer Choir is coming back at Grace! We plan to have Sunday morning opportunities for the congregation to join us up front for a familiar song from the hymnal. This Sunday, the Volunteer Choir will sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth." The four Sundays in Advent will be familiar carols. Dust off those vocal cords, warm up those pipes and join us on Sundays at Grace!


Annual Church Charge Conference

Grace UMC will be taking part in the district-wide charge conference being held on November 17th from 630-8pm. This meeting will be held online. We will watch and participate together in the sanctuary at church. All members of Grace are invited, all committee leaders are encouraged to attend. Please contact the office or Marsha Mower if you plan to attend, so that we can register everyone appropriately.

The newest edition of the Upper Room daily devotional is available for you to pick up in the Narthex.

The Upper Room is a beautiful addition or focus for your daily times of devotion.

Make a Joyful Noise!

Handbell ringers are meeting each Tuesday from 1030-1130am in the bell room. If you haven't played in a while or would like to learn, please join us! If you would like more information, please contact Ardie Morris.

Thank you for voting and supporting our youth group! Your votes raised $271.50. These funds will be used to shop for a family in need this Christmas.

Thanks again!

Click on the link in red to read from the journal.

Veteran's Day is Friday November 11th. There are a number of special offerings for Veterans and a program and breakfast at the Pequot Lakes High School on Friday. Veteran's Day

Nisswa Lions seek donations to help area Sr. Citizens.


Pastor Jen wrote the latest faith column, read it here.

Faith Column

Please note this change

Pastor Jen has a new email address and will soon stop checking or using the old one. Please update your address books as needed.



Financial Update

January thru September 2022



Deficit ($7223.95)

Watch your mail for this year's stewardship letter and pledge card. We have been exploring various attitudes around giving over the last few weeks in worship. We encourage you to prayerfully consider how you can best support this church in the coming year.

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.

*We are aware that we have had some streaming issues over the last few weeks, we are working on resolving the problem.

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

Contact us concept with wood block and symbols at_ e-mail address and phone

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

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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