Visit our website / Facebook page to worship online on Sunday morning.

Bishop Bard has turned the dial to Yellow. View letter here.Bishop’s pastoral letter: COVID precautions amid surge in cases (minnesotaumc.org)
Check this link for the phased plan details from the MN
Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches (minnesotaumc.org) https://www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan

Recent Updates
A return to yellow involves more things than just a return to masking. The direction from the Conference is to continue to monitor the county numbers and make changes as needed. If the spread number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols. At this time(9/22), Crow Wing county is at 14.2%, Cass county is at 11.9%. If you are following along, the numbers change daily, but have not dropped below 10% in quite a while. As the numbers continue to rise and fall, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. Please join me in prayer for our local school leaders, teachers, students and families as they deal with tough decisions.
-Pastor Jen
UMW Event
Plan to attend the "Faith and Hobby" sharing event on Thursday, October 7 - 6:30-8:30 PM at Grace. Scripture passages and music will be used to highlight how God has a hand in all we do. Three women will share how their hobby reflects their faith:

  Diane Almich - Lovely handmade, personalized greeting cards
   Lois Catchpool - Beautiful stained glass art pieces
   Lynne Clement - Unique fall flower arrangements
Then everyone will get a chance to create a small sample of each hobby to take home.
We will discover how we are "Knitted Together for all God's good Works" - the theme for UMW in 2021.
A variety of pre-packaged snacks and drinks will be served. At this time masks need to be worn inside the church building.

Please RSVP by October 3rd by signing the form on the table in the Narthex or call:
Marsha Mower (217) 412-8797 or Peggy Johnson (218) 963-3765

      Hope to see you there for an evening of fun, faith and fellowship!!
            Event sponsored by Grace United Methodist Women
September Mission Focus

Emma Norton Services continues to grow to help more people in need. In the past decade, the organization has expanded to include SOAR Practitioners who assist residents and outside clients in finding greater self-sufficiency, Peer Support Specialists, and the Scattered-Site Housing Program, which supports families and individuals moving into independent apartment living in Ramsey County. With the addition of these services, Emma Norton now serves over 300 people annually, including children and adults of all genders.

--Please note on your offering if you are giving to Emma Norton/September mission.
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"Before You Head South" Fall has officially arrived and as the calendar
changes, we know that some of our members begin to head south. If you
will be leaving, we would love to be able to stay in contact with you
during your time away. As you make your to-do list of the many things
you need to take care of before you go, please don't forget to drop a
note or call the office 568-5755 so that we can keep in touch! Safe
travels!
In the News-
Links to articles in red.

I could not make the links cooperate with our page, my apologies. --Pastor Jen

Our Saviors Lutheran Church is holding their annual Rummage Sale this weekend, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Thank you does not seem like enough for all of the hard work and hours spent on the Rummage Sale this year. Many people stopped and shopped and most importantly were welcomed to our church!
Thank you to everyone involved!

Wowsa! The Rummage Sale raised a whopping $6679!


Homeland--
Thank you so much for supporting and attending this special show. If you could not make it, or would like to see it again, it is available on our Facebook page and website for viewing.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755