Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 20, 2018
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

October 29, 2017

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Welcome to all worshiping with us today, especially those of you who are guests among us. We hope you will make yourselves known to those sitting near you by signing the Registration pad. Once it has passed to the far end of the row, please pass it back to where it started. Immediately after the service, please introduce yourself to Pastor Kevin or someone from the welcome committee wearing sashes on their nametags.

Children and Sunday School: Children are welcome in worship. We also provide childcare during the 10:00 AM worship service. Our well equipped nursery is for children up to 3 years old.  School age children have Children's Church following the Children's Message.  Children are welcome to go to Children's Church or return to sit with their family.

Need a prayer for yourself, neighbor, loved one… Health issues, personal concerns, family conflicts.  Contact  the office. All requests are completely confidential. We never share names, only prayers.
Next Weekend Is Sandwich Sunday.  There will be coolers in the Narthex where prepared sandwiches can be placed as well as in the freezer in the hallway by the kitchen. Thanks for contributing to this worthy cause.
Wednesday Night Programming
5:30-6:45 p.m. — Supper, $5.00 a person or $20 for a family. 
6:00 p.m. — Youth Choir (grades 4-8) and Mission Adventures for K-3
6:30 p.m. — God’s Kids choir (grades K-3) and Mission Adventures for grades 4-8
6:00 p.m. — Adult studies with Pastor Jen
Get Caught up in the Energy of Youth!!
Join Pastor Jen on Wednesday evenings for either Confirmation or Youth Group. She is looking for adults to help out with both these Classes. Confirmation would take place once a month. We are not quite sure yet how many times a month Youth Group will meet.
Confirmation Information Session for Parents and Youth Wednesday, November 1st 7:00-7:30 p.m.
We will meet in the gathering area of the Narthex.
Decorating the Church:  Kindly join us on Saturday, November 25th help decorate the church for Advent and our journey toward Christmas. We will start at 10:00 a.m. There’s plenty to do and something for everyone. We especially are in need of men to help with putting up the
large tree in the Sanctuary.
Charge Conference:  Sunday, November 12th from 4:00-5:30
At River Hills UMC, 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
All members are invited to attend this meeting as we finalize Administrative Board and other leadership positions, setting salaries, reviewing our ministries over the past year and discussing goals for 2018. This year we will be participating in a cluster charge conference with other local United Method churches.
Stewardship October 2017  "Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give all you can"
Sunday October, 15 2017: “Earn All You Can”
Sunday October, 22 2017: “Save All You Can”
Sunday October, 29 2017: “Give All You Can”
Please check your mailboxes for a letter and an RSVP card for our annual Celebration Luncheon on Consecration Sunday, October 29, 2017.
All Saint's Day:  If you would like to remember family members or friends who have passed onto glory, please add their names to the All Saints Day sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, October 29th. All Saints day will be celebrated on Sunday, November 1st.
Christmas Garlands:  Boy Scout Troop 204 is selling wreaths, garland, swags, etc. for the 2017 holiday season. Pictures of the items and an Order sheet can be found on the table in the Narthex. Orders should be placed by October 17th – delivery date is Sunday, November 19th. Payments will be taken at that time. Checks can be made out to Troop 207. Thank you.
Remember our Troups:  Starting November 5th you will have the chance to send a holiday card to service persons at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein AFB in Germany. You may use your own cards or some will be provided on the table in the Narthex. There is no
way to know if your card will go to a male or female, so please be generic with your writing. Deadline is December 10th. DO NOT SEAL the envelopes. Kindly place your cards in the basket. Our efforts provide comfort and encouragement to the troops and their family members.
Also, if anyone has new cards to spare and is willing to donate them to the cause for future years, kindly place them on the desk in the main office. Thank you..
Trunk or Treat and more: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
11:00 a.m. - Stewardship celebration luncheon
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - games & crafts
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. - trunk or treating

Ghoulish activity will be occurring after the 11:00 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to join in giving treats, prizes and candy out of your car trunk in the church parking lot. Kids and Parents: Wear your costumes and get your trunks ready for this fun ritual. (Decorating your car trunk is fun but not required.) We will have crafts, games and food. The kids love to show off their costumes so come party with the kids of our church family. This is a great alternative if you don't have many trick or treaters at your home on Halloween!
We can use help with planning and set up so please let Rosalie Alcoser know if you are.
Advent and Christmas Schedule:
November 26th - Advent 1
December 3rd - Advent 2
December 10th - Advent 3:  Children’s Christmas Pageant. 10 AM Service
December 17th - Advent 4:  Adult Choir Christmas Service.  Both services
Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve (10:00 a.m. Family Service & 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service)

Shared Interest Groups
Grace Dinner Group:  Hosts for the November 18th, 6:00 p.m., Grace Dinner Group will be Dale and Jean Osborn.
Hosts prepare the entree with guests bringing complementary dishes. Both couples and singles are welcome.
For questions or reservations please contact Jean Osborn. Reservations are requested by Sunday, November 12th.
Book Group:  Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly.
Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Home of Jean Osborn
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement —a powerful, revelatory contribution that is essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Movie Night:  Cool Runnings
Monday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex.
When the Jamaican sprinter Derice Bannock is disqualified from the Olympic Games due to a silly accident, he envisions the chance to participate in bobsled modality. He meets dishonored coach Irving Blitzer, and convinces him to coach the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. They form a group and participate in the XV Olympic Winter Games.
Mah Jongg:
Plan on meeting in the narthex at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.  During the month of October we will meet every Monday except October 9th.. If you have never played before, that’s fine. Just come with a “willing to learn” attitude. Please direct any questions to Suanne Turner.
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.

Outreach Opportunities:  Under Pastor Kevin’s new business venture, “Outreach Opportunities,” he and Kathy are hosting a tour to the Holy Land via Jordan in January of 2018. Kindly see the flyers on the table in the Narthex for more information.
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday November 20th, at Glendale UMC in Savage.  Volunteers can just show up at Glendale anytime between 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. to help for a few minutes or for a few hours. If you have any questions, please call Lynn Kilian at 651-315-1647 or go to
Ruby’s Pantry is a non-profit organization that gathers food donations from local retailers and brings them to their distribution sites over Minnesota and Wisconsin. For more information on Ruby’s Pantry’s Mission.  
click here.
How it works:  Every 3rd Monday of each month Glendale’s sanctuary & fellowship hall are turned into a distribution site. Registration begins at 4:30 PM and runs until 6:00 PM.
Race Volunteers
We have an opportunity to raise some funds for Grace UMC by showing up and offering a helping hand, volunteering to help with set up and race day activities for the Monster Dash Race on Oct. 27th and 28th. Time slots are listed on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

United Methodist Women
Apple Pies!  The Ruth Voll Circle will again be making apple pies this year. All members of the church are invited to join us on Saturday, Nov. 18th at 9:00 a.m. in the church kitchen as we make and bake apple pies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  We will then sell these delicious pies on Sunday, November 19th before, during and after church services. Proceeds from the sale of these pies will go to local missions.
RUTH VOLL CIRCLE.  Wednesday Oct. 25th  at 1:00 p.m. in Room 6.  All Women of Grace Are Invited.  For more information, please contact Vicky Kline.

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Grace United Methodist Church
15309 Maple Island Road, Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-5696

        Grace UMC is an Unidos en Cristo Affiliated Church