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Grace United Methodist Church
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To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: March 4, 2018

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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.
Wednesday Night Programming
5:30-6:45 p.m. — Supper, $5.00 a person or $10 for a family. 
6:00 p.m. — Youth Choir (grades 4-8) and Pathway for K-3
6:30 p.m. — God’s Kids choir (grades K-3) and The Journey for grades 4-8
6:00 p.m. — Adult studies with Pastor Jen
Mission Adventures is now called Pathway (grades K-3) and The Journey (Grades 4 and up). They will not be meeting this Wed. and all are invited to attend the Ash Wednesday service.
“Surprise the World” Short Term DNA  (Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability) Groups
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., now thru April 11th at Grace UMC for all ages
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m., now thru April 5th for young adults.   This group will meet at Pastor Jen and Blair Anderson’s house, 17151 Hannibal Court, Lakeville, MN  55044.  Please note, 55lb. yellow lab on premise.
Potluck and Game Day at Grace UMC.  Sunday, March 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Come Join the Fun!! Direct any questions to John Kandels or Pastor Jen.
All-Church Conference Meeting ~ Sunday, March 3rd ~ 8:45-9:45 a.m.
At this meeting we will vote on approval of the Purchase Agreement for selling the southern portion of Grace UMC’s property. It would be beneficial to have as many members as possible to vote on this important issue.
Adult Sunday School:  How do you react to the unexpected?  Are you “all in” and ready for a challenge?  Or are you reluctant to act at all, not believing in your own talents and abilities.  Moses was such a man, and look at what he accomplished.  The Adult Sunday school class will begin to look more closely at his multi-faceted life on February 18th.  We meet in Room 6, just to the left of the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m.  Our book is entitled Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet and is widely available.  Please be sure to order the adult version since there are several.  If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Nancy Milne.  ATTENTION:  No Adult Sunday school on Sunday, February 4th.
Girl Scout Cookie Time
Please help support our Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies from Kiera Palacio and Meg Molitor. Cookies are available February 3rd through March 18th. There will be a table in the narthex. If you would like to support the girls, but do not want all those delicious cookies in your home, you can donate them to our church for coffee hour, or you can donate boxes to our troops overseas. Just let the girls know what you would like done with the cookies you purchase and they will take care of the rest. Kiera is in Brownie Troop 56766, which meets in Eagan and Meg is in Troop 17661. Thank you for your support.
Sunday School Children lead procession on Palm Sunday, March 25th
Sunday School Children are invited to lead the Palm Sunday procession into the Sanctuary and sing an anthem ("Open the Gates") with the choir.  Paige Macklin will rehearse with the Sunday School classes during the last few minutes of  March 4th, 11th and 18th.
Annual Spring Cleanup and Outdoor Projects, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
See the March Grace Notes for more details. 

Shared Interest Groups 
Movie Night ~ Monday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex
THE CROWN: We will be continuing with the biographical story about the British royal family - viewing Season Two, episodes seven and eight.
Grace Dinner Group
Have you ever wanted to enjoy a lovely dinner with church friends but hate the idea of hosting? March is your month! We're dining out which means an open invitation. Both couples and singles are welcome. On Saturday, March 24th, at 6:00 p.m. we will dine at Chianti's Grill, 14296 Plymouth Avenue, Burnsville. Chianti's has a nice selection of both Italian and American food. For questions or reservations please contact Jean Osborn. Reservations are requested by Tuesday, March 20th.

Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.

Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday February 19th, 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.
In Need of Love.  Our nursery has a well-loved toy that needs some love! The train table in the nursery gets played with a TON. It is starting to show major wear. Lots of pieces have come apart and the trains need a little love to get going again. The pieces to fix it are in the cupboard.
What we need is someone who can putter with it and screw the tracks back in, get the engines going and generally make it sturdy. Maybe a January afternoon project to break up winter’s boredom?  If this sounds like something you are able to do and would like to help, contact Molly Berg.
Solar Oven Partners.  Volunteer for a Mission with Solar Oven Partners in Sierra Leone! Work side-by-side with oven recipients during three 2-day seminars assembling ovens and cooking in them, and breaking bread together when the solar-cooked meals are ready! Dates are April 16th-28th. Solar cooking addresses issues of poverty, deforestation and health. Contact Director Marj Evans-de-Carpio at 605-692-3391 or for more information.
Minnesota Food Share, Lenten Drive:. We will be doing things just a little different this year. The drive for the month of March this year will be extended to include the Lenten Season. Suggestions will be given each week based on items that are in demand. For the first Sunday in Lent, Feb. 18th, the suggested item will be canned fruit. Instead of placing your donations in the barrel in the Narthex, we will be placing them on the altar. Watch for more details in future bulletins.

United Methodist Women
RUTH VOLL Circle:  Meets Wednesday, March 28th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 6. If you have any questions, 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