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A Prayer to Love Everyone:
 Thank you that you are a loving, gracious God. Thank you that you’ve offered us forgiveness and the gift of new life in you. Thank you that your love is perfect, it never fails, and that nothing can separate us from your love. We pray that our lives would be filled and overflowing with the power of your love so we can make a difference in this world and bring honor to you. We ask for your help in reminding us that the most important things are not what we do outwardly, it’s not based on any talent or gift, but the most significant thing we can do in this life is simply to love you and to choose to love others. In Jesus' name, Amen.


Call to Worship:

L: Loving God,
we come to worship today because we love you,
P: and we want to love you more.
L: We come to worship needing love in our lives:
P: love for family, friends, strangers, enemies.
L: In this hour of worship,
touch our hearts,
fill our hearts,
P: open our hearts
to your love which passes all understanding.
All: Let us be known by our love.
 
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We will be celebrating communion together during worship on July 3rd. ALL are welcome at the His table.
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A Time of Centering Prayer
You are invited to join us ten minutes before our Sunday service for a
time of centering prayer. We are taking these few minutes before the
service begins to prepare our hearts and minds for worship.

We will meet in the Amaryllis Room. Please join us, beginning July 3rd.
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July Missions

For the month of July, missional giving will go to Habitat for Humanity.
*If you are giving a special "missional gift", please make a note on your offering.


THANK YOU!

The annual rummage was a success! Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make this happen. There may still be some funds trickling in, but this is where we are sitting today:
$5656

Once again, thank you to those who helped at the sale,
donated items or shopped.
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Celebration of Life: Vern Buss.
Join us to celebrate the life of Vern Buss, who passed
on January 12, 2021, at the age of 85. Saturday, July 2, 2022, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, VFW Hall, Jenkins, MN. Come by to remember Vern, share stories, and have lunch.
The church office will be closed on Monday July 4th.

We wish you a Happy and safe 4th of July!
The newest Upper Room devotional is available now. You can pick up a copy in the narthex at church.
Plans are being made to re-start the Grace Ministry Teams!

Membership         Outreach         Discipleship
                     Worship           Streaming
Why now?
     Where do I fit in?
          What gifts and talents do I have?
               How can I be the hands and feet of Jesus?

When? Check out worship - both in person and online - beginning Sunday, July 14th. Pastor Jen’s worship series, "Purpose and Place" will help you answer these questions and more!
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.
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Fellowship Help Needed!

Everyone has been enjoying the fellowship time after worship on Sunday mornings, and we are grateful to those of you have brought treats and made coffee for everyone. In an effort to allow more people to serve and to protect anyone form getting burned out, we could use some more people to take a Sunday. There is no need to provide an elaborate spread, just a sweet treat and perhaps a fruit or something else of your choosing. If you are able to just set-up, serve, and clean-up that would be helpful too. It is really up to you!
Please speak with Jody Perrine if you can help or add your name to the sign-up sheet on Sunday mornings.

Notice

The world is filled with uncertainty, and we need to consider how best to keep our church members and staff safe. Beginning June 26th, after 9am, the only door that will be open as an entrance will be the main front doors leading into the Narthex on Sunday mornings. It does not seem wise to have as many open doors that we cannot monitor. We will not lock the other doors until worship has begun, and all of the doors will still work to go out.
During the week, we will be making some changes to building access as well. We will make you aware of any changes through this newsletter and during Sunday morning announcements.
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.

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 ahead to be sure, as my weeks vary. Ann has my detailed schedule and can find me if needed.

-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