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

Bulletin: April 8, 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.

Discipleship Discussions
Each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. from April 8th to April 29th, join Pastor Jen in conversation in the gathering area of the Narthex as we think, discuss and dream about what it means for us to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ here at Grace UMC in Burnsville, MN.

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.
Coffee and Conversation:  The first three Tuesdays of this month John Kandels will be hosting a COFFEE & CONVERSATION time for 7th graders and up at the Starbucks near the church (16227 Kenrick Ave.). He will be there from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Feel free to contact John if you have any questions. Thanks a latte.
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.  

Annual Spring Cleanup and Outdoor Projects, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Earth Day at Grace United at our annual spring cleanup in the outdoor worship area and Grace’s backyard on APRIL 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This year we plan to accomplish the following projects:
  • Clean up the paths and gardens.
  • Mow/trim back the native grasses.
  • Put in place the garden bench Janet Barnes purchased in memory of her husband Lee.
  • Spread new mulch in garden areas.
Equipment, Material and Muscle Needed for the day: Wheelbarrows for moving debris or trans- porting wood chips to pathways; shovels; rakes; and gloves.
Cradle Rocking at Grace UMC
Sunday, April 15th at the 10:00 a.m. Service.  For Children Three and Under.  Sign-up located in the Cradle in the Narthex
Vacation Bible School
VBS is on the schedule at Grace UMC for Sunday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 25th. This year’s theme is “Shipwrecked.” Venture onto an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life.
PLEASE NOTE, as in the past, we are looking for volunteers to help with the many tasks involved in making our VBS an enjoyable and memorable experience for the children. Please talk to or e-mail John Kandels if you are interested in helping with this fun event.
Susanna Wesley:  Faith United Methodist Church in Farmington invites you to a special presentation on Saturday, April 14th, at 10:30 a.m. Pati Kachel will portray Susanna Wesley. A free will offering will be taken for the Parable Fund.  Light refreshments served at 9:30 a.m. For details, see the kiosk in the Narthex.
Administrative Board Meeting, Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Shared Interest Groups 
Family Campfire and Game Event
at Grace UMC Fire Pit Area Saturday, April 28th ~ 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Book Group:  The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Thurs., April 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the Home of Jean Osborn
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does--or does not--say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Movie Night ~ Monday, April 9th 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 nine and ten.
Grace Dinner Group
Hosting the April 14th DINNER GROUP will be Judi Bolitho assisted by Lynn Kilian. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. at Judi's home at 18093 North Judicial Way, Lakeville.

Grace Dinner Group meets in homes with an occasional dinner out. The hosts provide the entree with guests bringing complementary dishes. Both couples and singles are welcome.
Reservations are requested by Sunday, April 8th. For questions or to make reservations please contact Jean Osborn, Judi Bolitho or Lynn Killian.

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

Opening Doors Dinner:  Emma Norton Annual Event & Silent Auction
Monday, May 7, 2018
Silent Auction: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP & Directions: Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets. To coordinate tickets, etc. please contact Janet Barnes at 952-898-3635.
Location: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest 7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park, MN
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday April 16th, 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.

United Methodist Women
River Valley District Spring Meeting
The registration forms for the River Valley District Spring Meeting are on the kiosk. Please take one. It's right here in Savage at Glendale UMC, so driving will not be a problem.
The date is Saturday, April 28th, and the deadline is April 23rd. The morning session is Prisoners in the Minnesota Prison System - What Has Been Done to Help? and in the afternoon, "A Way Forward", conversations with women in UMW. For more information, or in need of a registration form, please see Nancy Milne.

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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