Order of Worship: March 31st

Easter Sunday



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Hymn:

"Christ the Lord is Risen Today"

Unison Prayer

Hymn: "Easter People Raise Your Voices"

Unison Prayer

Scripture Readings

Psalm 118:19-24

Mark 16:1-8

Acts 10:34-43

Song: "Come and See"

Message: Come and See!

Hymn: "Thine Be the Glory"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Hymn: "He Lives"



This Week at Grace:


Bible Study 9am

Bells rehearsal 1030am


Adult Bible study 4pm


UWF meeting and service project 10am

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

Almighty God,

Through Jesus Christ you overcame death

and opened to us the gate of everlasting life.

Grant that we,

who celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection,

may, by the renewing of your Spirit

arise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God,

You give us the joy of celebrating our Lord’s resurrection.

Give us also the joys of life in your service,

and bring us at last to the full joy of life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Call to Worship

L: Welcome! Run with us toward the place of sorrow!

P: Jesus is not there! Christ is risen!

L: Shout the good news!

P: Sing, praise God, for the promise has been fulfilled.

L: Christ is risen!

P: Christ is risen.

ALL: Alleluia!

The Scriptures for next week are:

Isaiah 25:6-9

Psalm 16:5-11

Luke 24:13-35

All Grace and Pine River women are invited to the Grace UWF Gathering on Thursday, April 4th beginning at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

  10:00---General meeting, Leader: Shawna Knutson

   11:00---Program and snacks: in keeping with our 2024 Theme, "Food, Faith, Fellowship", we'll be decorating May Baskets. We'll truly be creating possibilities of fellowship and hospitality for others as we work on this project.

Lenten Food Challenge

Thank you so much for your very generous gifts to the Food Shelf!

We will have a total to report next week.

Easter Sunday Missional Gifts

Our Youth Group will be the recipient of any missional giving for Easter Sunday. This will be used to fund meals and activities on youth group nights. Previously, any money left over has been used in December to help purchase Christmas gifts for a local family in need.

We thank you for your support!

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. You may bring in your donations during office hours or on Sunday mornings. Please place them in classroom G.

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

In the news,

click the red link to read.

Congratulations to the Patriots boys' basketball team! Shoutout to our own Mason Lundgren. Basketball

Kudos on another wonderful performance from Cassidy Wick Skating

Check out this week's Faith column in the Echo Journal from Pastor Jen. Column,

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