Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Monday, June 17, 2019
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: April 7, 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.
Holy Week at Grace UMC
Palm Sunday:  April 14.  8 AM and 10 AM. Sunday School Children are invited to lead the Palm Sunday procession into the Sanctuary and sing an anthem ("Open the Gates") with the choir.
MaundyThursday: April 18th ~ 6:00 PM (Communion Service).  Worship & light meal of soup & bread in Fellowship Hall - 6:00 pm
Good Friday: April 19th ~ 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday: April 21st ~ 8:00 & 10:00 AM
EGG HUNT ~ 9:30 AM for Grace Children
EASTER BREAKFAST will be served from 9:00 – 10:00 AM (between services). There is no charge for the breakfast but a free will offering will be accepted. Contact Bill Macklin at 612-916-0116 if you are willing to help out.
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.

April 7 John 12:20-33 5th Sunday of Lent
April 14 Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday
April 21 John 20:1-18 Easter Sunday
April 28* Deuteronomy 10:12-22 You Were Immigrants

Wednesday Night Programming
*Wednesday, April 3rd - Five Finger Prayer
*Wednesday, April 10th - PlayDoh Prayer
Wednesday, April 17th - No meal or Activities
Thursday, April 18th - Maundy Thursday service
Friday, April 19th - Good Friday service
Wednesday, April 24th - The Good News (Regular Schedule)

Grace Kids & Grace Youth
Join us on Wednesday nights 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.
Confirmation: Takes place from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. for those in grades 6-12.
April 7th - A Loving Church
April 14th - So Now What?
April 21st - No Confirmation /Easter Sunday
April 28th - End of Year Lunch - watch e-mail for more details
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.
Grace Spirit Night Fundraiser.  Thursday, April 11th, 5:00 to 7:00 PM. 
Buy a meal at the Burnsville Chick-fil-A.  1200 County Road 42 West, Burnsville, MN 55337
Bring your family, neighbors and friends. When a meal/item is purchased, Grace UMC will receive 20 percent of your receipt. Remember to turn in your receipt after you dine. A Grace UMC member will be at the exit door to collect receipts. This Re-Roofing Fundraiser is sponsored by the Monday Night Mah Jongg Club.
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.
LOOKING AHEAD: Vacation Bible School.  Sunday July 7th thru Wednesday, July 10th.  This year’s VBS theme: To Mars and Beyond
Help kids discover the wonders of God's universe!
Spring Cleaning at Grace UMC:  Saturday, May 18th.  8 AM 'til noon.

Shared Interest Groups 

Movie Night:  Monday, APRIL 8TH, 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex.  Re-roofing Fund Raiser
This group invites you to join us for the showing of the 2018 Oscar winning Movie Green Book. Refreshments will be available to purchase and a good-will offering will be accepted for the movie. Proceeds will go to the Re-Roofing Fund. A short discussion will take place following the movie.
Synopsis: In 1962, Tony Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for reno-vations. The best offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony ac-cepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation.
Book Group:  Thurs., April 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Home of Jean Osborn, 16390 Java Lane, Lakeville, MN ~ 952-898-3708
Bettyville by George Hodgman
“The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
Bettyville (OneBook OneLakeville selection)
Author’s presentation on April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Arts Center. Free tickets required.
Grace Dinner Group:  On April 27th Suanne Turner and Rhonda Brown will host an Italian-themed dinner at 6:00 p.m. at 19127 Inca Avenue, Lakeville.
The dining-in group typically meets the second or third Saturday evening of every month with hosts preparing the entree and guests bringing complementary dishes. Both singles and couples are welcomed.
For questions or reservations, please contact Jean Osborn at 952-898-3708 or You may contact Suanne at 612-222-8575 or Rhonda at 612-998-3874. Reservations are requested by Sunday, April 21st..
Friends, Fellowship & Food
This month it's back to good old American cuisine. Join us at noon on Saturday, April 27th for lunch at Morgan's, located at 14201 Nicollet Avenue South, in the Burnsville Best Western Hotel. The restaurant won the 2018 Bite of Burnsville, People's Choice Award, and features fresh farm to table menu selections. Please rsvp by April 21st to Mary Barthel at, or 952-435-3529 (H), 952-215-4768 (C)
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 April 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.


United Methodist Women
Please see the UMW kiosk for more information and registration forms.
Ruth Voll Circle:  Wednesday, April 24th Luncheon at The Well, A UMC in Rosemount. Meeting room available at the Well.  For more information, please contact Vicky Kline at (952-435-7532) or
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.
The River Valley District UMW spring meeting will be held on Saturday, April 27th at the Owatonna UMC. The theme is Immigration/Migration/Refugee Status - Sanctuary Congregations. Registrations must be sent by April 22nd. Information and a form available on the UMW kiosk. Nancy Milne.
Aspire:  Saturday, April 6th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Aspire features four national speakers, in person, and as their blurb says, “an evening full of laughter, learning, stories and music.” For more information and a group order form, please see the UMW side of the kiosk in the Narthex. Nancy Milne.
More anniversaries to celebrate! On April 28th, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society, now known as the United Methodist Women.  We’re also observing the 61st anniversary of Grace’s United Methodist Women, originally the Women’s Society of Christian Service. The six founding women were originally denied membership because they had no church, so they established one. Both services will feature plenty of music, insights into our “foremothers” and special mission recognition awards. On display you will find billions and billions of photographs, memories and some of the ways in which the women of Grace have fulfilled and continue to fulfill their commitments to social justice, human rights and support of Grace church in a myriad of ways. Additionally, there is a box with a number of duplicate photos, so please take some time to look for a special picture of loved ones or friends. Refreshments will be served between services, so come early/stay late.
The United Methodist Women assembled a special cook book from recipes submitted by members and friends. The funds were used to help furnish the new part of the church after the fire. The remaining books will be available in the narthex during the first two weeks of April. They would make the perfect Easter gift for anyone who cooks. The entire free will offering will go towards the new roof. They will be available the first two Sundays in April..

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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