Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 05, 2020
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God
Welcome to

Grace United Methodist Church!
Our Vision: Transforming lives to become the heart, hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
Our Mission:  To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God.
Serving the Twin Cities South Metro area

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November 2020 Grace Notes Newsletter 
October 2020 Grace Notes Newsletter 

 


 
Worship with us on YouTube.    Due to increased COVID19 safety precautions we are suspending our Sunday in person worship services until further notice.

Worship:  November 29, 2020 -  Advent:  Hope

 
 

Worship:  November 22, 2020 -  The Secret of Thanksgiving

Worship:  November 15, 2020 -  Digging Deeper

 

Find out why Sean got a shovel as part of his confirmation celebration (Watch for the special “feat of strength for God” humorously suggested by his family!)
 
Other Announcements :
Have you still got an estimate of giving waiting or a pledge to get mailed?
Please remember to wear a mask when you enter the church building . This a critical time to reduce the COVID spread.
The Tuesday Bible study led by Pastor Rory will be suspended as a COVID safety precaution. Our witness of faith is to care for the community good!
Would you be able to help with minor fix it projects at the church, get water softener salt, maybe shovel some snow now and then? Let the office know if we can call on you for some of these occasional tasks .
We are still looking for people with experience in video recording and editing for our services on YouTube. We know you are out there!
Thanks also to the kind and supportive responses for my retirement in June announcement 
Pastor Rory

 
 

 

Hello Grace church!


This Sunday worship service celebrates All Saints Day.  Who are you remembering?


Be ready to write those names on a piece of paper. You are also invited to participate at home with Holy Communion. Gather some bread and something for your communion cup later in the service.

 

With the guidance of our bishop in Minnesota, our in person worship services  on Sunday have been suspended until further notice due to rising Covid rate concerns.  As your pastor I believe this is the most responsible thing for us to do to help curb this trajectory. Help us keep others safe!

 

Please send in your estimate of giving or pledge if you are intending to complete one.  Thanks to all those who have responded!

 

Don't forget to let us know if you have the skills to help us us with our worship recording and video work.

 

Grace church is the precinct 12 polling site on Nov 3rd. Due to additional Covid spacing needs the polling will be in our main entry way area. I will close the office that day and be working at home so we can avoid walking through that reserved area.  It’s another way for us to serve our neighborhood. Don't forget to vote and to keep our election process in your prayers.

 

We are still collecting coats for Emma Norton until Nov 8th. 

 

Blessings

Pastor Rory

 

Worship:  November 1, 2020 - Not Just a List

 

Remember Our Troops Holiday Cards

In the past we have sent holiday cards to service persons at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein AFB in Germany.  This is something we can still do during these days of Covid.  A great simple, family project perhaps.  Our efforts provide comfort and encouragement to the troops and their family members.  
 
You may use your own cards or we have some at the church if you want to stop by and pick some up.  There is no way to know if your card will go to a male or female, so please be generic with your writing.  You can either sign your name or put down Grace UMC (or both if you wish). 
 
Deadline is December 8th.  DO NOT SEAL the envelopes.  Kindly return your cards to the office.  Feel free to contact the office or Judi Bolitho at 612-419-1192 if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for your participation. 
 
 

 
Worship:  October 18, 2020 - Jesus Lessons:  Old and New

 
 

 
 

 

 

Worship:  September 20, 2020 - Jesus Lessons & Hybrid Learning

 

 

Worship:  September 13, 2020 - Back to School:  Jesus 101


Worship:  September 6, 2020 - Psalms and Creation's Wonders

 

August 2020 Grace Notes Newsletter 

 


Worship, August 30.  Minnesota UMC Annual Conference


Worship Service: Be the Light, Live Hope
We have guest worship leaders for our worship service this week. Our Grace church on line team is taking the week off.
A clergy covenant group within the Minnesota Conference has created a worship service around our 2020 Annual Conference theme ("Be the Light, Live Hope") that's available for all congregations to use Aug. 30 or after. Please note: As we seek to embrace our richness of diversity, this worship service intentionally reflects diverse voices and music styles. The sermon is a prophetic and challenging word to us as we continue our work toward racial justice. We invite you to open yourselves up to these voices as we consider anew what it means to be salt and light for the world. Thank you to Revs. Shawna Horn, Jay Jeong, LaQuaan Malachi, Nate Melcher, Kate Murphey Payton, Whitney Sheridan, and Mariah Furness Tollgaard for developing this resource.  

Worship:  August 23, 2020 - Psalms and Stories

 

Worship:  August 16, 2020 - Psalms for Emotional Times

 

Worship:  August 9, 2020 - Final
Psalms for Emotional Times

Worship:  August 2, 2020 - Psalm 23 A Table Prepared

Worship:  July 26, 2020 - I shall Not Want

 

Worship:  July 19, 2020 - The 23rd Psalm Continued


Worship:  July 12, 2020 - The 23rd Psalm

Worship:  July 05, 2020 - Blues, Protest and Lament


 

 

 

 
Twin Cities Response to the Death of George Floyd
How you can help?
Many congregations and individuals are looking for ways to put their faith into action and participate in immediate relief efforts in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here’s a compilation of opportunities, both hands-on and financial, involving Minnesota United Methodist churches. They include joining a new conference Rapid Response Facebook group, donating food and essential supplies, praying, tutoring students, becoming a prayer partner, and contributing financial resources to a variety of efforts that are meeting vital needs. 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click to view the service 
 
 
 
 
Please read the message from our Bishop for more information:  Bishop's COVID 19 Message
 
 

Paige Macklin, Grace UMC Choir Director, was interviewed for NPR's StoryCorps series.

www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps

 

 

 

 


 

WOW! That’s my first impression!

Read Pastor Rory's post

    
Join Grace UMC on Facebook  
 

 

Take a virtual Tour of Grace United Methodist Church!

 
 


Aerial View of Grace UMC, Kenny Frank, November 2016
Bird's eye view of Grace UMC, Nov. 3, 2016.  Thanks to Kenny Frank.

 

 

 
Grace UMC at night with a waning moon.  Photo courtesy of David Mills-Rittman.
 

Grace UMC in the News

Paige Macklin, Grace UMC Choir Director, was interviewed for NPR's StoryCorps series.

www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps

 

Grace UMC shares faith stories, connects with community

The Minnesota United Methodist Conference published an article about the Grace UMC Lenten Series, “It seemed like an ordinary day until I had coffee with Jesus at the Café DuMonde.”  Each Sunday during Lent a member of the congregation shared during worship  a time when they had encountered Christ. 

Link to the full article

Videos: You can watch two of the encounters with Christ as shared by members of Grace UMC. 
Video 1: Finding Christ through relationship with homeless woman
 
Video 2: Finding Christ in courtroom as man faced deportation

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

        Grace UMC is an Unidos en Cristo Affiliated Church