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

Bulletin: February 11, 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 church services.
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.
Mall of America Day, Sunday, February 18th ~ approximately 11:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.
This event is for kids in 6th grade and above. There is no cost other than the money you send with your child to spend at the mall. Please note that pick-up and drop off will be at MOA. Adult help is still needed for this outing. Contact Jonn Kandels ( if you are willing to help out in this regard. Kindly watch the bulletins and Grace Notes for more events coming in March.
VALEN-ASH WEDNESDAY  (It’s a 2-Pher) February 14th ~ 5:30-7:00p.m.
Please join us for a special Valentine’s edition of Wednesday dinner for grownups (children’s meals and childcare available) and stay for Ash Wednesday service. RSVP by February 7th to or 952-412-3938. Meals are $5 per adult – $3 per child with a family max of $10.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper:  Tuesday, February 13th ~ 5:30-7:00 p.m.
This day ends the season of Epiphany and is the vigil for the starting of Lent.  Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting.  We are in need of volunteers to help cook, serve, and clean-up for this event.  Please contact Pastor Jen or the office if you are able to help out.  Thank you.
Administrative Board Meeting.  Monday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.  All are welcome.
All-Church Conference Meeting ~ Sunday, Feb. 25th ~ 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.
“Surprise the World” Short Term DNA (Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability) Groups
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m., (February 15th thru April 5th) for young adults.
This group will meet at Pastor Jen and Blair Anderson’s house. Please note, 55lb. yellow lab on premise.
Adult choir members needed:  The adult choir is in need of more singers. You may have noticed our numbers are down some Sundays and winter vacations will take more away.  An enjoyment of singing is the only requirement.  We rehearse on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.  COME JOIN US!     Paige Macklin.
Girl Scout Cookie Time1
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.

Shared Interest Groups 
Movie Night ~ Monday, February 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 five and six.
Book Group:  Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Home of Cara Kennedy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel and the best known work by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. The novel narrates main character Janie Crawford's "ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny."  As a young woman, who is fair-skinned with long hair, she expects more out of life, but comes to realize that people must learn about life 'fuh theyselves,' just as people can only go to God for themselves.
Grace Dinner Group
On February 24th dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. by hosts by Rhonda Brown and Suanne Turner at 19127 Inca Ave., Lakeville. Hosts prepare the entree with guests bringing complementary dishes.  Both couples and singles are welcome.  For questions or reservations please contact Jean Osborn or Rhonda. Reservations are requested by Sunday, February 19th.

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 January 15th, 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 cancel. Watch for more details in future bulletins.

United Methodist Women
RUTH VOLL Circle.  will not be meeting during January and February. The regular schedule will start up again in the month of March.

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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