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Matthew 21:1-11
 When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. 2 He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that their master needs them.” He sent them off right away. 4 Now this happened to fulfill what the prophet said, 5 Say to Daughter Zion, “Look, your king is coming to you, humble and riding on a donkey, and on a colt the donkey’s offspring.”[a] 6 The disciples went and did just as Jesus had ordered them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and laid their clothes on them. Then he sat on them.
8 Now a large crowd spread their clothes on the road. Others cut palm branches off the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds in front of him and behind him shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord![b]Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up. “Who is this?” they asked. 11 The crowds answered, “It’s the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Prayer:
Almighty God,
you sent your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ,
  to suffer death on the cross.
Grant that we may share in his obedience to your will
  and in the glorious victory of his resurrection;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
  Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
  One God, now and ever. Amen.

Call to Worship:
L: Awake to the day of triumph for our Savior!
P: Give thanks for this day that leads to the cross!
L: Come with your branches, hosannas, and songs
P: Fill the air with welcome to the Lord!
L: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
All: Hosanna in the highest!

UMW May Baskets

In the past, our UMW has created candy filled May baskets as a group fundraiser for missional giving. This year, we are trying something new! Rather than candy, we have started flower seedlings in the May baskets. A group filled 80 baskets with Marigold seeds, and they have been growing off-site with plenty of sun, so they will be ready to go for May 1.
These baskets are available for pre-order, with payment of $5 to give to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and more. They are sure to bring a smile to whomever receives one. Look for a member of our UMW in the Narthex before church on the next few Sundays to place your order. A link to the order blank can be found here as well. Baskets The deadline for ordering is April 24th and will need to be picked up on Saturday April 30th, unless arrangements have been made.

UMW members and friends are also needed for at least one special day to decorate the baskets. This should be a fun morning of crafting, fellowship, and treats. Join them on Tuesday April 12, at 10:15 to help if you are able.

Dust off those windpipes and clear out those vocal chords, Grace UMC is reviving a choir to sing at the Easter Sunday service (April 17). There will be one rehearsal on Wednesday, April 13 (probably at 5:30, but we will confirm that closer to time). We will be singing "I'll Fly Away."

Please seriously consider joining us! It would be helpful if you could reply to this email so we can be sure we have copies of the music for everyone.

Hope to hear from you soon!!!!

Marsha (on behalf of Brad Wallace, Director of Music Ministries)
Click on link in red for this week's articles.

Congratulations to Barb Wallace on her retirement! Barb W

Pequot Lakes HS Speech Team continues to find success! Speech

The Pequot Lakes HS Honor Rolls have been listed. Shout out to Sonja Palmer, Melissa Perrine, Kodi Crawford, and Jenna Kintzler HR

Lots of Spring Sports excitement noted in the news this week. We may have missed some names but found Paxton Goddard in the track team list. Go Patriots!
April Mission Focus

April's special giving goes to Heifer International and the Pastor's discretionary fund (this has been used to supplement scholarships, purchase emergency gas cards, and to support special mission projects among other things).

Please note on your offering to direct your gift for April's missions, if it is not for the general fund of the church. If you are mailing something to the church, please use our PO Box and not the church address.
PO Box 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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Food Shelf Challenge Results

You donated 421lbs of food!
Grace was able to give a monetary gift of $7065!

Thank you so much for supporting this cause. We will be celebrating the giving spirits of all 3 churches that participated in this challenge--Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of the Cross, and Grace, with an ice cream social when the weather allows.


Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth Group
Pic--Grace youth delivering food from the challenge on 4/6.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR GRACE KIDS:


  +April 10 - Palm Sunday - Come to wave a palm and meet Humphrey the Camel during the
    Children's Message!

  +April 17 - Easter Sunday - Play the Crystal Bells during Worship and then go to Sunday School.
    Rumors are that there "might" be an Easter Egg Hunt following worship.

We hope to see all Grace Kids at these special events!

Youth Group meets every other Wednesday night from 6pm-7pm. Confirmation meets every other week, alternating with Youth Group.

Youth Group --April 13th at 6pm


Thank You!

We were able to send a gift of $1015 to the special UMCOR request for aid to their efforts to help the people of Ukraine. Thank you very much, please continue to pray that fighting will come to an end.
Thursday--Maundy Thursday service with Communion--7pm

Friday--Tenebrae service of descending darkness--7pm

Sunday--Easter Worship--9am
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.
Thank you!
-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