Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Monday, March 25, 2019
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: March 17, 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.
 
SCRIPTURE LESSONS FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WORSHIP
March 3rd - John 5:1-9 Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
March 10th - Mark 1:9-15 1st Sunday in Lent
March 17th - Mark 8:31-38 2nd Sunday in Lent
March 24th - John 2:13-22 3rd Sunday in Lent
March 31st - John 3:14-21 4th Sunday in Lent

All-Church Intergenerational Lenten Activities
On Wednesday evenings throughout the majority of Lent (March 13th to April 10th), everyone at Grace - from the youngest to the oldest - is invited to join us for Lenten Activities of meditation, prayer and reflec-tion. Each week we’ll learn about, explore together, and try out a different way to pray.

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.
 
Post General Conference. Conversations: Sun. March 24th and 31st ~ 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss what has happened, what it means, and how it impacts us at Grace UMC.
  • What questions are you asking or wondering? Send your questions to pastor@graceumc.burnsville.org preferably by March 20th so they can be compiled and addressed during our times of conversation.
  • Lunch and Childcare details: We’ll order pizza for lunch (or bring your own sack lunch if you’d prefer). At least two adults will be present for childcare, that will include a movie and pizza for lunch. Free-will donation will be collected to help cover the cost of pizza.
 
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 office@graceumcburnsville.org 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.
March 10th - Remembrance, March 17th - Accepting Grace
 
Administrative Board Meeting Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m.  Fellowship Hall.  All members are welcome.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED 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.

LAND SALE Update
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.
 
Silent Auction:  The Staff Parish Relations Committee is coordinating an amazing silent auction to raise money for the Re-Roofing Campaign. Various groups and committees are assembling exciting, themed Easter baskets for you to bid on and hop home with. In addition to the baskets, there will also be other, eggstra-special items to make your own! Baskets will be available to view and bid on in the Narthex starting Sunday, April 7th. Bidding will close Easter Sunday (April 21st) right before the start of worship.
 
A Benefit Concert by the Lakeville Classic Singers to raise funds for the Re-Roofing Campaign will take place on May 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Grace UMC. More details to come.
 

Shared Interest Groups 

Book Group:  The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Thurs., March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Home of Mary Barthel
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life … as only a dog could tell it.
 
Movie Night:  First Man
Monday, MARCH 11th 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex.
Based on the book First Man:  The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, the movie follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969.
 
Grace Dinner Group:  Hosting the March 16th 6:00 p.m. Grace Dinner Group will be Marilyn Oliphant. The evening will feature recipes reminiscent of meals served at the old Dayton’s Skyroom, Oak Grill and Marketplace.
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 JeanOsbornInMN@aol.com. You may also contact Marilyn at 952-469-4387 or mloliphant@charter.net. Reservations are requested by Sunday, March 10th.
 
Friends, Fellowship & Food
Atencion Grace Amingos - mark your calendars and join us for a Mexican meal on March 30th at noon. We will be goingto "El Azteca" in Apple Valley, located at 6670 150th Street West in the strip mall on the south side of County Road 42. Please RSVP to Mary Barthel by Sunday, March 23rd at 952-435-3529 (H), 952-215-4768 (C).
 
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.


Missions
  
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday March 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 glendalechurchumc.org/index.php/rubys-pantry.
 
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:  Wednesday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 6.   For more information, please contact Vicky Kline at 952-435-7532 or quiltervicky@gmail.com.
 
There is a UMW SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT on May 4th. in Eagan. The title is The Rock That Bore You: A Spiritual Growth Retreat for Birthing a New Generation of United Methodist Women. Registration deadline is April 5th. Information is available on the UMW kiosk. 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