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, Crow Wing county is at 9.2%, Cass county is at 7%. If you are following along, this is an increase over last week unfortunately. Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. It is my hope that if the numbers stay where they are that we will not need to return to distanced seating in the sanctuary and no singing by the congregation. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. The goal is always to create a safe space for worship for everyone.
-Pastor Jen



August Mission

The August mission "Back to School Bonanza" is wrapping up on SundayAugust 22nd. Time is needed to purchase and give the gift cards to our awesome Grace teachers before the start of school.

Be watching on Sunday before worship for a short slide show highlighting each of our six Grace teachers and their hopes for the new school year.

ATTENTION GRACE STUDENTS: Stop by the school desk in the Narthex and pick up a backpack tag from the red pencil case. It's our gift to you to remind you that we love and support you as you go back to school. Remember - "God's Got Your Back!"



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Money will be collected through August 22nd. Put your check (marked Back to School) in the offering plate, send it to the church, or place it in the "yellow crayon" in the narthex. Thank you  so much!
Streaming our services

Last week, Facebook live was not, and we ended up putting up our recording soon after worship. We apologize for any inconvenience. As always if you are unable to watch our worship service "live", it is available through our website at www.graceumcpequotlakes.org



Help Wanted
We are currently looking for a church custodian. If you have any leads for filling this position, please contact a member of Trustees or Pastor Jen. We may be seeking volunteers to help in the interim.
Prayer Chain

We are a fierce community of prayer warriors!
If you have a specific prayer request for the prayer chain or Pastor, please contact Doris Longnecker or Pastor Jen. You may also call or message the office and prayer requests will be passed along appropriately.
Stay Connected!

Please don't forget to check your mailbox at church when you are in the building for various communications. If you are not receiving emails or the weekly newsletter, please follow-up with the office to ensure that we have your correct contact information. If you have recently moved or changed your number, please let Ann know.
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Hey! I could do that!

While we prayerfully and expectantly wait for God to bless us with a new youth director we have decided to put together an interim group of people who have a heart for our youth. If you have ever volunteered with youth group or confirmation and would love to do it again please contact us. Or if you have never volunteered and have been praying for an opportunity and think this would be a good fit please contact us. Thanks

Abby Jacobs: 605-530-1973
Sheena Rick: 218-232-7771
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Save the Date

Pine River UMC-August 26th, 530pm
Jumpin Jeshosophats music, and hot dog meal served outdoors at the church.

Red Cross Blood Drive- September 2, 12-6pm, at Lutheran Church of the Cross

Lifeline Screening-Grace UMC, September 2, appointments required. Call 888-653-6441

LAFS Holiday Tour of Homes-October 21-23rd, tickets available now, online or at area sponsors. Home tour

Homeland--Grace UMC-September 11th,

Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755