Visit our website to worship online at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning!

Some tips for preparing for Sunday's worship online:
  1. Before 9 a.m. on Sunday visit our website using the link above. If you arrived on the page that says "Worship Videos" with a brief welcome video you found the correct place.
  2. On Sunday morning pour yourself a cup of coffee, get a candle, and go to the worship website.
  3. If you would like to follow along with the scripture reading have your Bible nearby.
  4. At 9 a.m., find a comfy seat, take a deep breath, light your candle, and press play.
Order of Online Worship:
Sunday, March 22

Welcome

Children's Message
Children, youth, and families will be invited to look up Philippians 4:6-7

Opening Hymn
Amazing Grace

Scripture Reading
Psalm 23 and Mark 10:35-45

Message
"What is it you want me to do?"

Closing Hymn
How Great Thou Art

Note: At this time we are exploring online giving. Until that is set up, offerings can be mailed to Grace UMC at P.O. 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Building Use & Cancellation Reminder:
Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the Minnesota Annual Conference, in-person worship and all Grace meetings, events, activities, and rehearsals are cancelled until further notice. Worship will be available online on Sunday mornings. To protect the community and staff, the building will be closed but the office phone will be staffed 9 a.m. to noon on Monday - Friday.

Lakes Area Food Shelf
We checked in with the Lakes Area Food Shelf because of our current situation and also because it is our monthly mission in March. Our parking lot neighbors are in need of our support! Tammy Larson, the new director of the Food Shelf, expressed concern about their low checking account balance and the likelihood of an increased need to serve area residents. Already this week they have seen more families come through. As a reminder food shelves can stretch cash donations as they are able to access discount products and programs. Financial donations for the Lakes Area Food Shelf can be dropped off or mailed to church, or directly taken to the Food Shelf on Tuesday or Thursday morning (9 a.m. to noon).

On-Call Volunteers Needed:
In addition to financial support, we are also going to be providing the Food Shelf with on-call volunteers. Many of the regular Tuesday/Thursday volunteers are in the 60+ range (at-risk due to age). Andrea Langhoff will be coordinating on-call volunteers. Twice per week we will check in with the Food Shelf to see if they need volunteers.

Requirements for on-call volunteers:
  • Under the age of 60 (for protection of those volunteering)
  • Have not traveled in the last 14 days (if you went on spring break they are asking you wait for two weeks before you volunteer)
  • Available Tuesday or Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon
If you are interested in being an on-call food shelf volunteer text (715-470-3131) or email Andrea.
Community Support
Thank you to those who have signed up to lend a hand. Grace family, if you need assistance with anything let us know! Use this form , call church, or contact Pastor Gary, Andrea, or Ann. We have helpers ready to assist!

Easter Flowers Update
This Sunday, March 22, is the last day to order your Easter flowers. With in-person worship and events cancelled until further notice, we have an alternate plan for your flower ordering. All orders must be received by Sunday, March 22. Following are the ordering instructions:
  1. Email your order information to Marsha Mower, m.mower@sbcglobal.net. Include your name, contact number, type and quantity of flower(s) and any "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" information. Here is the form.
  2. Mail your payment to the church office (Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472).
If we are still unable to hold in-person worship services on Easter Sunday, arrangements will be made for you to pick-up your flowers from the parking lot or have them delivered to you.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755
Email:  graceumc@tds.net