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: February 10, 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.
Feb. 3rd - 2 Kings 6:8-23 The Feast that Brought Peace - Scripture and Lesson for Sunday school. Marj Evans-de-Carpio will
be leading us in worship and sharing about the Solar Oven Project.
Feb. 10th - Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus’ Compassion
Feb. 17th - Mark 10:17-27 The One Thing
Feb. 24th - Luke 7:11-17 Compassion that Heals

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.
February 10th is Scout Sunday and the Annual Troop 204 Chili Feed!
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts will lead the 10:00 a.m. worship service.
Following the Scout Sunday service, the scouts will be having their 11th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Fellowship Hall. Come warm up with samples of several recipes with all the fixins and enjoy fellowship. Cookies and dessert donations accepted, and free-will donations accepted. Vote on your favorite chili. If you want to be an official judge, contact: Valerie Webber 952-898-2710 or
Troop 204 Chili Feed!
Following the Scout Sunday service, the scouts will be having their 11th Annual Chili Cook Off in the Fellowship Hall. Come warm up with samples of several recipes with all the fixins and enjoy some cowboy music and fellowship. Cookies and dessert donations accepted, and free-will donations accepted. Vote on your favorite chili. If you want to be an official judge, contact: Valerie Webber 952-898-2710 or
The Girl Scouts will again be selling cookies in the Narthex this year. Watch for them Feb. 10th through March 24th. We have a number of girls selling them so hopefully there will be someone available each Sunday. See Grace Notes for more details.
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.
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, February 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Fellowship Hall.  All members are welcome.

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.

Our developer (Northland) recently informed us that the Market study is positive about Plus 55 Active Living Senior Apartments in Burnsville. Discussions with DNR are progressing.
Pancake Breakfast for Reroofing Campaign. You are cordially invited to this fundraising event on March 10th between services. We will be serving from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice are on the menu.  All proceeds will go to the Re-Roofing Campaign. This will be a free-will donation. All are welcome. Serving up this wonderful food and fun activity are your board of trustees: Ron Frattare, Ray Walker, Carol Greibrok, Laurie Farnen, Dale Osborn and Aaron Swanson.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: If you are interested in helping out with this fun annual event, there is a planning meeting on Wed. Feb. 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex.


Shared Interest Groups 
Book Group:  Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Thurs., Feb. 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Home of Cara Kennedy, 15105 Southwind Drive
Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is cruising when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into an unfamiliar world. Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals.
Movie Night:  Monday, February 11th 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected
pop culture icon. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring the quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court and career.
Grace Dinner Group:  Hosting the February 16th 6:00 p.m. Grace Dinner Group will be Marilyn Oliphant, 20193 Kensington Way, Lakeville.
The group typically meets the second or third Sunday evening of every month. Both singles and couples are welcomed.
For questions or reservations, please contact Jean Osborn at 952-898-3708 or You may also contact Marilyn at
952-469-4387 or Reservations are requested by Sunday, February 10th..
Friends, Fellowship & Food: This month we will be having lunch at Harry's in Lakeville. Harry's has been around for twenty years and makes everything from scratch, offering a wide variety of mouth watering selections.  Join us at noon on Saturday, February 23rd. To get there, take 35W, south to exit 81, (210th St.) make a U-turn on to Keokuk Ave. The restaurant is on the right, just before the Emagine Movie Theaters. Perhaps some may also want to take in a movie. RSVP on or before February 17th to Mary Barthel at 952-435-3529(Cell); 952-215-4768(Home) or
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 18th, 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.


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