Order of Worship: June 30th



Candle Lighting

Call to Worship

Opening Songs: "America the Beautiful"

"Awesome God"

Scripture Readings

Exodus 14:10-31

Psalm 106:1-12

Exodus :1-10

Unison Prayer

Song: "Majesty, Worship His Majesty"

Message: "When the Sea Parts"

Offering/Doxology/Offertory Prayer

Special Music: "God Bless America"

solo Marsha Mower

Prayers of the People/The Lord's Prayer

Song: "America"



This Week at Grace:


Adult Bible Study 9am

SPRC 6pm


Adult Bible study 4pm


Office closed for Holiday

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

Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name.

You are our hiding place. You protect us from trouble and surround us with songs of deliverance.

We give thanks to You, Lord of lords. Your mercy endures forever.

To You, who alone does great wonders; Your mercy endures forever.

To You, who by wisdom made the heavens; Your mercy endures forever.

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic Name fills the earth.

Lord, we thank You for hearing from heaven and blessing us.

 Thank You for Your loving-kindness and tender mercies towards us. Amen.

Call to Worship

L: O Lord, majestic in holiness, who is like you?

P: In the greatness of your majesty, you overthrew your adversaries.

L: O Lord, awesome in splendor, who is like you?

P: Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power, shattered the enemy.

L: O Lord, worker of wonders, who is like you?

P: Sing to the Lord, my strength and my might, you are my salvation! Amen!

Scriptures for next week:

1 Samuel 17:3-15, 32-51

Psalm 9:1-10

Romans 16:25-27

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

The total sales were $7064.78!

The UWF bake sale was also quite successful in raising money for local missions. They raised $879! This would not have been possible without the great crew of bakers and sellers (and hungry shoppers!). Thank you for your support!

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.

*In July, we will be collecting monies in support of "Operation Christmas Child".

On Wednesday, July 10th from 5:30 to 7PM the Grace family invites trail users and community members, who may want to join by car, to a "Supper Off the Trail."


All are welcome - locals and visitors - to come for a light supper of hot dogs and chips followed by an "Ice Cream Social!" Enjoy getting to know your neighbors and maybe even some visitors to our beautiful lakes area.


Watch for signs on the trail and on Patriot Avenue.


For more information call the church at 218-568-5755 or visit our website www.graceumcpequotlakes.org


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!)

A service celebrating the life of Emilie Fitch will be held on July 9th at 12pm at the church, a luncheon will follow.


Upcoming Event

A luncheon will be held at the Pine River UMC on Tuesday July 16th at noon. The guest speakers will be Doug Weiss and Barb Mann presenting for the Balsam Moon Preserve.

Thank you to the PR church for changing this date so that our members could attend (so let's do so!)

We wish everyone a Happy and safe 4th of July!

The church office will be closed this day.

Enjoy the many celebrations around our communities!

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