Order of Worship: May 26th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs: "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty"

"Gather Us In"

Scripture Readings

Psalm 29

Romans 8:12-17

John 3:1-17

Unison Prayer

Special Music Choir: "Surely, the Presence of the Lord is in this Place"

Message: "Are you listening...really listening"

Dean Fitch

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Song: "Give Thanks"

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Song: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"



This Week at Grace:

Monday: Church office closed for the Memorial Day holiday

Note: Tree and lawn work around our shared entrance with the Food Shelf will begin on Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.


Adult Bible Study 4-6

Looking ahead...

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27th, so the office will be closed that day.

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

God, our loving God, 

you are the Surprise from whom all discoveries grow, 

the Delight of whom each victory sings, 

the Joy to whom all lasting pleasures flow, 

the Search out of whom all science springs, 

the Truth who surfaces when all seems lost, 

the Love who will not count the cost. 

Creating God, high beyond our understanding, 

we worship your mystery! 

Redeeming God, deep beyond our deserving, 

we worship your mystery! 

Inspiring God, near beyond our perceiving, 

we worship your mystery! 

Amen!  And again, we say Amen! 

Call to Worship

Leader: The voice of the Lord echoes from the Clouds.

All: The God of Glory thunders thru the skies.

Leader: So powerful is His voice; so full of majesty. It breaks down the cedars of Lebanon.

All: The voice of the Lord thunders through the lightning.

Leader: Glory, Glory to the Lord.

All: Listen To his mighty words. Amen.

Scriptures for next week:

Psalm 126

Isaiah 43:1-7

Psalm 91

Please continue to gather items to give to the church rummage sale. You may bring in your donations during office hours or on Sunday mornings. Two classrooms have been designated for sale storage, please check the signs on the doors, as the rooms have a theme to help with the sorting process.

Reminder--no books or electronics please.

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

Sign-up sheets are up in the narthex to help with set-up and sales!

The church office will be closed on Monday the 27th to honor Memorial Day.

Pastor Jen will be taking a few days off to visit her daughter in Texas. She will be attending our Minnesota Annual Conference as soon as she gets back. She will be away from the office from Tuesday afternoon (5/21) until Saturday (June 2nd). For the most part, she will still be able to respond to emails, but it may only be once per day. Please contact Ann through the office if you have an immediate need.

Dean Fitch will be bringing the message on Sunday the 26th, and it is sure to be a special service!

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