Order of Worship: June 23rd



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs: "This is My Father's World"

"The King of Glory Comes"

Scripture Readings

Genesis 6:11-7:5

Psalm 24

1 Peter 3:13-21

Unison Prayer

Song: "Sanctuary"

Message: "First, you build a boat!"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Special Music: "Amazing, Peaceful Feeling"

Brad Wallace

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Song: "A Mighty Fortress is Our God"



This Week at Grace:

Tuesday: Adult Bible Study 9am


Trustees 530pm

If you are planning to meet at Grace UMC, you need to call ahead or email the office to reserve space and to get your meeting on the church calendar. To adjust for cooling needs, Pastor Jen MUST know if/when you are meeting.

Church Office Phone:


Grace Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. to noon


Online--available at


In-Person Worship Sunday--9am

Unison Prayer

Jesus, our Savior, in response to your call to be your faithful disciples, we are baptized in the

Ancient of Days, the earth flooded long ago, and we were given a sign: the rainbow, a reminder that Your covenant is with the whole earth, that You will never again destroy the earth by flood. Your covenant is a reminder to us that the world is still broken, but You strive to make it whole. Call us back to your Covenant. Remind us of how You formed the world and made us in your image. Remind us that we come from You, and we return to You, and Your promises never end.

You may be ancient, but You also make all things new.

In Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

Call to Worship

L: We worship our God who makes covenant with us.

P: God keeps God’s promises.

L: In the days of Noah, God set God’s bow in the clouds

as a sign of God’s covenant with all of creation.

P: As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and

winter, day and night, shall not cease.

L: In the colors of the rainbow, we see the sign of God’s grace for all creation.

All: Great is God’s faithfulness!


Scriptures for next week:

Exodus 14:10-31

Psalm 106:1-12

Exodus 15:1-10

Thank you to the many volunteers for helping with this event--from set-up to take-down! To those that brought in items to sell, and to our shoppers!

Watch this space next week to learn more about the funds raised from this huge undertaking!

Mission Giving for June

Our gifts this month will be sent to support the "Freedom Ranch"

The Freedom Ranch in Brainerd, Minnesota is a project by the Rising Hope Foundation.

It’s a safe home built to provide long-term care and recovery for young girls, aged 12 to 17, who have been rescued from human trafficking. The Freedom Ranch is equipped to house eight girls. In addition to therapy and a safe space, the girls will receive life skills training to prepare them for confident independent living.

Please note on your check or offering if you are making a gift for this mission.


If you have questions around the decisions that were voted on at the General Conference in April, please reach out to Pastor Jen. She will set aside time to meet with you one on one and address your questions and concerns. There will be no changes made at Grace UMC related to the Book of Discipline edits.

Summerfest in Pine River is Saturday June 29th.

Pine River UMC will be selling walking tacos in front of the church that morning and during the parade (while supplies last!)

Kudos to these students on a job well-done!

President's List at Bemidji State University--Bryce Fabian

5th Grade A Honor Roll--Stella Jacobs

6th Grade A Honor Roll--Bowan Jacobs and Lukas Knutson

8th Grade A Honor Roll--Evan Jacobs

The church office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am until noon. Ring the doorbell and we will come to open the south door!

The building and office are closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Church office phone: 218-568-5755

-- Church office (for all general inquiries and administrative/clerical duties)


 -- Pastor Jen Matthees – jenmatt20@gmail.com

-- Ann Hutchings-Congregational Care Assistant- graceumccare@gmail.com

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 jenmatt20@gmail.com. The E-Grace is generally completed by noon on Thursdays, so articles need to be received by Thursday 10am 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 generally in the church on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from at least 10-1, call the office to be sure, as my weeks may vary. I check my emails frequently throughout the day, and this is the best way to contact me. Friday is my day off as needs allow.

-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

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Contact Information

 Grace United Methodist Church 

29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276

Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Phone: 218-568-5755

Email: graceumcpequotlakes@gmail.com

Website: www.graceumcpequotlakes.org