Sunday, March 15, 2020

Greetings Grace Family,

I, Andrea Langhoff, write to you as your e-grace editor and Director of Children, Youth & Adult Ministries, with updates and gratefulness that many of you stayed home this morning. Here is the link to Pastor Gary's sermon from today if you missed it. Please continue to take care of yourself and put your health first. If you are in need of support, reach out to a church leader or call the church office. We are all in this together. Please read on for updates from Sunday morning worship. We will be sending another email on Tuesday evening with further details about our schedule and building use as planning takes shape.

Let us know if you have questions, concerns, or need help.

With peace, Andrea
Grace Contact Information: 
Pastor Gary Liker 
c: 651.280.0150
e: pastorgary@tds.net
Church Office
p: 218.568.5755
e: graceumc@tds.net 
Andrea Langhoff
c: 715.470.3131
e: andreaatgrace@tds.net
Monday, March 15 -
´╗┐Tuesday, March 17
*At the time this email was sent this is the most current schedule for Monday and Tuesday church events. Staff will be meeting on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the church calendar moving forward. 

  • Monday's volunteers at Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen will still be meeting at 4 p.m. in Brainerd. The soup kitchen will now be serving meals as takeout.

  • Pastor's Bible Study on Tuesday morning and Coffee with Pastor Gary on Wednesday morning are both cancelled.

  • UMW May Basket Workshop is TBD. If it gets cancelled Marsha Mower will send an email to UMW participants. If you are unsure check with Ardie Morris.

  • Bell Rehearsal will be meeting on Tuesday afternoon. If the schedule changes, Ardie Morris will contact ringers.

Again, look for an email on Tuesday evening with additional details about upcoming events, including Wednesday night activities and worship.
Buddy System
One of the CDC recommendations for churches is to encourage our community to create a "buddy" system. Please seek out a "buddy" who will check on you and help get you care if needed. Let us know if you need assistance finding a buddy.

For further COVID-19 information visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Worship & Events
Check your email for future messages from Grace as we further develop plans to best accommodate our concern for the health and safety of our congregation and community. We are working on finalizing our plans to live stream a worship experience and creatively be community from a distance. With uncertainty and worry it is vital that we connect in worship and care for each other.

Stay tuned for more details.