Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: August 4, 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.

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We will return to regular days and hours the week of September 9th.

Coming Together Sunday: Sunday, Sept. 8th. 
Coming Together Sunday is early this year. This is a time of fellowship, reconnecting and food and it kicks off our fall activities. There will be the a brunch, sign up for Sunday School, info on Wednesday Night activities, and more.
Wednesday Night Programming Returns on September 11th
A combined registration form for Wednesday Night Activities and Sunday School will be out on the table in the narthex beginning August 18th. They will also be avail-able at the Coming Together Brunch as well as the classrooms of the activity once they have begun.
Schedule of Wednesday Evening Times and Activities
6:00-6:30     Grace Kids (Pre-K - 3rd grade) and Youth Choir (4th - 8th grade)
6:30-7:00     Grace Youth (4th -12th grade) and God's Kids Choir (Pre-K - 3rd grade)
Grace Kids activities will be for Pre-K to 3rd graders and Grace Youth activities will be for 4th graders to 12th graders to keep in line with the ages of God's Kids and Youth Choir.
Adult Choir: All High School students and adults are welcome to join the choir! We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and will sing at the 10:00 a.m. service. The first rehearsal is August 28th and we begin singing on Sunday, September 8th. The director is Paige Macklin. 952-469-3384 or See the upcoming August Grace Notes for more details.
Special Music: We encourage all youth and adults who sing or play an instrument to con-tribute to special music at Grace. This is usually performed during the offertory at the 10:00 service. For more information and to set up performance times contact Paige Macklin as listed above or Marilyn Oliphant (accompanist) at 952-469-4387 or
Scripture Lessons for Children’s Church
August 4th       Genesis 1:20-25      Creation of Animals
August 11th      Numbers 22:22-35  Balaam and the Lords’ Messenger
August 18th     Jonah 1- 4               Jonah and the Big Fish
August 25th     Luke 15:1-7             Parable of the Lost Sheep
Administrative Board Meeting Monday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m.. Input from all is welcome.
Things are set for the new roof to be installed to the older part of the church and repairs to the newer section on Tuesday, July 30th. Woo hoo! It should take approximately one week if the weather cooperates. Parking should not be affected.

Shared Interest Groups 
Movie Night:  Monday, July 12, 2019. 7:00 PM in the Narthex
Door to Door.  Door to Door is the inspirational true story of a man who refused to let severe physical debilitation get in the way of his life's goal. William H. Macy stars as Bill Porter, a Portland, OR, native born with cerebral palsy. Despite his spastic walk and oddly shaped countenance, Bill intends to succeed in life on ability rather than the pity of the unaf-flicted. Thus, in 1955, he manages to land a job as a door-to-door salesman for the Watkins Company.
Book Group:  Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.  at the home of Janet Barnes, 13717 Oakland Dr., Burnsville, 952– 898-3635
Girl's Night Out by Liz Felton & Lisa Steinke
For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico? But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding.


Grace Dinner Group:  and Friends, Fellowship & Food:
Grace Dinner and Friends, Fellowship & Food groups are going for the beef in August! On Saturday, August 17th, at 6:00 p.m. we'll gather at the Bourbon Butcher Kitchen, 20700 Chippendale Avenue, Farmington. Their beef brisket is fabulous and large enough for two with leftovers. Our group will dine in the back party room and an 18% gratuity will be added to each bill.
As with all dining out months, there is an open invitation for others to join in with no hosting responsibilities. Both singles and couples are welcome.
For questions and reservations please contact Jean Osborn at JeanOsborn-InMN@aolcom or phone 952-898-3708. Reservations are requested by Sunday, August 11th.
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.

Emma Norton Services
Ruth Voll Circle will be collecting gift items for EMMA NORTON SERVICES. They are hosting the September Birthday party at Emma Norton on Tuesday, September 24th. The items we collect will be Bingo prizes. Suggestions for items to donate are as follows: small laundry detergent; make up — mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, face powder, etc; nice smelling body washes/lotions, body sprays, per-fumes, shampoos/conditioners; throw blankets/pillows; wall hangings or decorations featuring inspi-rational quotes. Thank you.
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday August 19th, 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:  Annual Potluck Picnic.  Wednesday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Kay Pasvogel’s home
Contact Vicki Kline (952) 435-7532 or Kay (612) 209-0773 with questions.
All Grace United Methodist Women are welcome and invited to meet with us.

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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