Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 21, 2019
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: January 6, 2019

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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 Jen.

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.
Join us on January 6th for an Epiphany celebration. Up next is a series on Compassion and learning to love like God.
Jan. 6th - Matthew 2:1-15, Epiphany and Star Words
Jan. 13th - Genesis 18:1-18, Abraham and Sarah’s Guests
Jan. 20th - Exodus 1:15-21, Shiphrah and Puah’s Courage.
Jan. 27th - 2 Samuel 9:1-13, David Shows Kindness.

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.
Office Schedule:  The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church:  As a way to help us prepare for and better understand what will be taking place at General Conference in February, join Pastor Jen for a four-week small group study called Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. This study was specifically created with United Methodist Pastors and Churches in mind.
We’ll meet on Sundays from 9:00-9:45 am in the last room of the Sunday school wing January 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3. Please let Pastor Jen know if you would like a book as soon as possible.
Celebrating Everyday Grace
We love to see you on Sunday mornings, but we hope that what you experience at Grace goes out with you into your everyday life as well. How has Grace impacted you? What have been your favorite memories? As we gear up to celebrate 60 years of Grace’s history and look forward to 60+ years of ministry to come, we want to share your stories! Will you take a few minutes and share your top five memories of Grace UMC? Include dates, names, pictures - what-ever you’ve got. Send your memories and pictures via email to or drop them in the church office. We’ll be highlighting a number of memories as we get closer to the 60th celebration, set for March 3rd, 2019.
Wednesday Night Programming,
Grace Kids & Grace Youth
Join us on Wednesday nights in January for food, excitement and singing!
5:30-6:30 Meal
- $5/person or $10/family max
6:00-6:30 Grace Kids Activities w/ Pastor Jen
    Youth Choir with Ms. Paige and Laura
6:30-7:00 Grace Youth Activities with Pastor Jen
    God’s Kids Choir with Ms. Paige and Laura

Grace Kids activities is for Pre-K to 3rd graders and Grace Youth activities is for 4th graders to 12th graders to keep in line with the ages of God's Kids and Youth Choir.
Jan. 2nd - Moses is Saved (Exodus 2)
Jan. 9th -The Voice from the Burning Bush (Exodus 3-4)
Jan. 16th - The Ten Commandments/part 1 (Exodus 20)
Jan. 23rd - The Ten Commandments/part 2 (Exodus 20) Pastor Jen will be gone
Jan. 30th - Samuel in the Temple (1 Samuel 3)
Adults: We’re looking for some helpers…
  • If you’re able to help with Wednesday night meals (preparing, cooking, serving and/or cleaning-up), we’d love to get you signed up for a date. Please contact Nancy Drake (952-432-7522) or nancedrake@yahoo.  com) who will be coordinating the mean schedule. Grace UMC will reimburse you for the cost of supplies/ingredients - all you have to do is hang onto and submit your receipts! If having funds up front to purchase supplies would be needed or helpful, let Pastor Jen know - we can make it work.
  • Do you love the curiosity of kids? We’re needing at least one adult volunteer (each week) to assist and be present with Pastor Jen during the Grace Kids and Grace Youth Activities (from 6:00-7:00pm).
Confirmation: Takes place from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. for those in grades 6-12. There is no class on November 25th.
Adult Sunday School
On Jan. 6th we will begin a new study by Adam Hamilton, Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple. This is a six-week study accompanied by amazing on-site DVD segments. It reminds us that God takes us as we are and enables us to use the talents He has given us.  Cokesbury is currently offering pre-publication sale prices and a free mini-book with illustrations and commentary. Be sure to order the regular guide book, since there are several versions.
We meet at 9:00 a.m. in room six just to the left of the sanctuary and we are very flexible. If you need to arrive late or leave early, no problem. If you just wish to come to and listen, that’s fine. There are no requirements. Questions or further information, please contact Nancy Milne at 952-226-3547 or
Administrative Board Meeting Monday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m.

All-Church Quarterly Town Hall Meeting:  Sunday, February 3rd ~ 8:45-9:45 a.m.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEEDED to help keep our sidewalks clear once snow eventually descends upon us. Remember, if you need to shovel your walk at home, chances are the church needs clearing too—so put this on your “to do” list and help keep our sidewalks safe. Shovels are at the church, but you might like your own better. For heavy, serious snow we have a snow blower and you can contact Gordy Peters for information at 952-435-6189.

  • Met Council: Our Developer and the City of Burnsville have submitted our application for Land Use and Comprehensive Plan changes. Metropolitan Council approved our application!!! On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Burnsville City Council formally approved this resolution to change the zoning of our property from Residential to Mixed Use.
  • Market Study: Northland has initiated a market study. Initial report confirms a market for active living adult/independent active apartments in Burnsville. More research on this topic is likely.
  • Funding Resources: Northland has initiated discussions with their equity sources. Feedback and interest has been somewhat positive.
  • DNR Approval: Discussions are underway. Developer's equity partner may have some influence and interest in which sewer route is approved. It is likely that consideration will be given to the most direct/least costly routes versus a longer route with cost reduction of a Park Dedication Fee by the City for Parkland.
  • Further Floor Plan development will occur this month.


Shared Interest Groups 
Dinner Group:  Dale and Jean Osborn, 16390 Java Lane, Lakeville, will host at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 19th with a Svenska Middag (Swedish dinner) of traditional yellow pea soup and pancakes. Guests may bring either Swedish or American side dishes. Grace Dinner Group meets in homes usually on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month. Hosts provide the entrée with guests bringing complementary dishes. Both couples and singles are welcome. For questions or reservations, please contact or call 952-898-3708. Reservations requested by Sunday, Jan. 13th.

Friends, Fellowship & Food: It's that bone chilling time of year, when we need to quit hibernating and enjoy a warm meal with friends. Come join us for lunch at Giuseppe's for a delizioso, italian meal. We will meet at noon on Saturday, January 26th. It is located at 14600 10th Avenue South off County Road 42 and just west of County Road 11 (next to the Red Lion Liquor Store). If you plan to attend, please let Mary Barthel know by Sunday, January 20th. You may contact her at 952-435-3529 (H), 952-215-4768 (C), or email

Book Group:  Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston and Deborah G. Plant.
Thurs., Jan. 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Home of Jean Osborn, 16390 Java Lane, Lakeville, MN 55044

A non-fiction work detailing the business of the Atlantic slave trade. It is based on Ms. Hurston’s interviews in 1927 with Cudjo Lewis, the last living survivor of the Middle Passage.

Movie Night:  Monday, January 14th, 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex
The story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. After she discovers a book written by her son containing a plan to right a terrible wrong happening next door, she attempts to execute the plan, and in the process discovers new strength as a parent.
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 21st, 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.
Meals on Wheels:  If you have any questions, call Arla Mae McNeff at 952-890-1390.
Jan. 4th - Bill & Paige Macklin
Jan., 11th - Suanne Turner & Rhonda Brown
Jan. 18th - Valerie Webber & Mark Sando
Jan. 25th - John & Phyl Evans

United Methodist Women
Please see the UMW kiosk for more information and registration forms.
Ruth Voll Circle Notice:  Ruth Voll Circle will not be meeting in January or February. All women of Grace are invited to attend in March when meetings resume. For more information, please contact Vicky Kline at 952-435-7532 or

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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