Order of Worship: March 10th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs

"Lift High the Cross"

"Because He Lives"

Scripture Readings

Numbers 21:4-9

Ephesians 2:1-10

John 3:14-21

Unison Prayer

Lenten Song: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross"

Message: "Judgement Free Zone"

Special Music: "Written in Red"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Special Music: "Just as I Am, I Come"

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Closing Hymn: "How Great Thou Art"



(You are welcome to remain seated to listen to the postlude or depart). During worship, please follow the cues from the Praise Team up front to stand or sit.

This Week at Grace:

Daylight Savings Begins this Sunday--Spring Ahead!

Monday: Finance 530pm

Ad Council 630pm


Bible Study 9am


Adult Book Study 4-6pm

Youth Group 6pm

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 heating 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

Heavenly Father, Your steadfast love endures forever. We have seen Your love expressed in the lives of Your chosen people in the Scriptures. And we have experienced Your steadfast love in our very own lives. Even though they sinned, when they repented, You saved them from distress. Likewise, Father, we remember how You have forgiven us when we have returned to You in faith, repentance, and obedience. Help us share the good news of Your salvation with others. Amen.

Call to Worship

L: God loves us with a steadfast love.

P: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

L: God loves us so much he gave us his Son.

P: Let us believe and have eternal life!

L: God loves us with a great love, rich in mercy.

P: Let us have faith to receive this grace!

ALL: Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good. May our voices rise to Him!

The Scriptures for next week are:

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Hebrews 5:5-10

John 12:20-33

Mission Giving for March

Our missional giving for March is the Lakes Area Food Shelf. Thank you very much for all that has been given already to this worthy cause.

Please make a note on your gift if you want it designated to the monthly

missions, thank you!

On Easter Sunday, any money given for mission will go to our Youth Group budget for their activities, and some will most likely be used in December when they adopt a local family for Christmas gifts.

Lenten Food Challenge

We will be collecting food/funds along with a number of churches from the area to benefit the Lakes Area Food Shelf. This will be a friendly competition once again beginning on Ash Wednesday and going through Palm Sunday.

Although we have some weekly suggestions, the food shelf is actually low on regular food products at the moment, so give as you are called and able! Thank you!


2/11—General overview to get us started

2/18—peanut butter


3/3—canned meats and proteins

3/10—paper towel and toilet paper

3/17—wrap up and final offerings

3/24—blessing over the gifts

The newest Upper Room daily devotional is available for pick-up in the Narthex. This is a wonderful part of a time of prayer for many of us in the church.


The Art of Christianity

Come join the fun!

We will be having an informal discussion and review of Christianity expressed through art. This will be a visual presentation, open to opinions, thoughts, and individual interpretations. Snacks and beverages will be provided with a suggested donation of $5 to cover expenses.

There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for planning purposes. March 23rd, 11-2pm

With the warmer weather, you may be ready to start your Spring cleaning; as you do, please start to gather items to give to the church rummage sale. Soon we will have a space set-aside for you to bring items in.

Mark your calendars for the sale-- June 20th and 21st.

In the news,

click the red link to read.

Upcoming Senior Series at Pine River UMC SR Series.

Kline funeral home has been sold, but thankfully, Jay and Jacki will not be gone anytime soon! Kline

We offer our condolences to the family of Sue Lenzen. She passed away last week; her service details can be found here. Lenzen


How to view our worship service online

1-go to our website at www.graceumcpequotlakes.org

2-Along the top of the page, you will see a tab of options.

--on the right is a tab that says "Sundays"

--choose the "Grace Church Livestream" option

--this will take you to a collection of our services by date, where you can choose the most recent service, or others that you may have missed; when you have clicked the one that you want to view, you should see an arrow to click to make it play. It may be necessary to adjust your volume, based on your own computer system.


The church office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am until noon. 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