Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Monday, January 20, 2020
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: October 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.

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.


Sunday, Oct. 6th at 4:00 p.m. ~ Service at the Outside Worship Area Behind the  Church

Water and treats for animals and humans alike.  All breeds/types of animals and pets  are welcome.  Please have pets on a leash or in a cage.  You may also bring a picture   of your pet.  See the black roller table for invite cards to pass out to family and friends.

Adult Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 6, just to the left of the sanctuary. Our fall study is Christianity and World Religions, revised edition by Adam Hamilton. We will begin with Buddhism.
All are welcome. For information please contact Nancy Milne at 952-226-3547 or
Coffee and Treats that in the past took place between services will now be taking place at 9:30 a.m. The sign-up for those who are willing to provide baked items, can be found on the table in the Narthex. If you have any questions, call Lynn Kilian at 651-315-1647 or e-mail at Thank you.
Wednesday Night Programming
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 available 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
Gathering at the Pastor's House
Pastor Rory and Beth would like to invite church members to sign up for a Sunday afternoon at the pastor’s house. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better. We will have coffee and punch. We ask each family to bring a small appetizer or treats to share. We will gather from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and each go around the circle to introduce ourselves. A sign-up sheet will be in the Narthex on one of the tables by the coffee. It would be great if you signed up for a group that you aren’t as familiar with.
Gathering Dates: Nov. 3rd, 10th &17th; Dec.1st, 8th & 15th; Jan.12th, 19th & 26th.
Fall Outdoor Clean-Up ~ Sat. Oct. 26th ~ 9:00 a.m. to approx. Noon
Please join us. We will be weeding and preparing flower beds for winter, cleaning up and raking, and any other tasks we find requiring attention. If it rains, we will meet Saturday, November 2nd. All hands are welcome and needed. SUPPLIES: leaf and straight rakes, long handled shovels, electric hedge trimmers, power cords and a couple of wheelbarrows. A sign-up can be found on the table in the Narthex. See October’s Grace Notes for more details.
Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall on Mon., Oct. 28th ~ 12:00-6:00 p.m.
A sign-up sheet can be found in the Narthex or you may sign-up on line. The many posters throughout the church provide the information on how to do this. Also, for those donating, there is a RapidPass feature. Donors can save time by completing their pre-donation reading and healthy history questionnaire online, on their donation day, prior to arriving at the blood drive. Visit Pass.
Boy Scouts Christmas Sales:  The Boy Scouts are selling wreaths and popcorn again this year. Brochures and an order sheet are located on the table in the Narthex. The deadline for ordering is November 10th. Products will be delivered on Sunday, November 24th. Payment will be collected at the time of pickup. Thank you for your continued support! The monies earned from this fundraiser help the troop maintain equipment and help with cost for scout camp outings.
Shared Interest Groups 

Bible Study with Pastor Rory
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. ~ Starting on Sept. 10th
This is a one-hour time to talk about a set of weekly scriptures called the lectionary.
It is an open “come-when-you-can” experience, with no additional reading. You can be totally new to Bible study or just looking for more depth. Come and check it out.
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.

Emma Norton Services
Ruth Voll Circle is 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 October 14th, 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.
Third Quarter ~ Lewis House Mission Baby Shower
Lewis House is a residential community in Eagan for women and children who need a place to live as they leave abusive situations. Grace UMC sponsors a quarterly mission to assist the families who live there. This time around we will be doing things a little differently. We will be doing a “baby shower” theme through a Target gift registry. On September 22nd and 29th we will be collecting the items purchased from the registry to help the resi-dents. Be on the look-out for more details in the Sunday Bulletins and the Narthex.

United Methodist Women
Please see the UMW kiosk for more information and registration forms.
Ruth Voll Circle is 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, perfumes, shampoos/conditioners; throw blankets/pillows; wall hangings or decorations featuring inspirational quotes. A box for your donated items is available in the Narthex. Thank you.

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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