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Grace United Methodist Church
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To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: January 5, 2020

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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.

Coffee and Treats happens 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.
Adult Sunday School begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 6, just to the left of the sanctuary.
Starting January 6th, Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine
This study is a fresh perspective on some of Jesus' most well-known parables, coincidentally written by a rabbi. Her premise is that Jesus was essentially telling a story and "good storytellers adapt their tales to the needs of their audiences."  Given that, how did the original Jewish audience understand these "stories" and how do these parables still challenge us in the 21st century? You need only purchase the participant guide. A book is available, but it covers more material than we would cover in class. We meet before the service at 9:00 in room six, just to the left of the sanctuary.
Schedule of Wednesday Evening Times and Activities
5:30-6:30     Supper—$5/person or $10/family max
5:45-6:45     Adult Discussion:  In His Steps
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.
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 Jan.12th, 19th & 26th.
Sandwich Sunday:  Today! There will be coolers in the Narthex where prepared
Is Sandwich sandwiches can be placed as well as in the freezer in
Sunday the hallway by the kitchen. Thanks for contributing
to this worthy cause..
Administrative Board Meeting
Monday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m.
All-Church Quarterly Town Hall Meeting And Church Conference
Sunday, January 19th following the 10:00 a.m. Service.  More details to follow.
Change of decorations:  Because Epiphany is on Monday, January 6th this year, we will be taking down the Christmas decorations on Sunday, January 12th after the 10:00 a.m. service. It usually goes quickly with lots of hands helping out. Also, if you purchased any poinsettias, feel free to take them home at any time. For clean-up purposes, we’d appreciate it if none were left behind..
Sidewalk Shoveling volunteers needed!
Now that the snow has arrived, volunteers are needed to help keep our sidewalks clear and safe.  Our main shoveler from years past is no longer around on a regular basis, so we are definitely in need of people for this chore. Remember, if you need to shovel your walk at home, chances are the church needs clearing too. Shovels are at the church, but you might like your own better. For heavy, serious snow we have a snow blower.  Please contact Gordy Peters for information, 952-435-6189.
Shared Interest Groups 

Bible Study with Pastor Rory
Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
Movie Night: Monday, January 13, 7:00 PM.
The Crown.  We will be continuing with the biographical story about the British royal family - viewing Season Three, episodes five and six.
Grace Dinner Group:  The next dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18th. We will be stepping out of the box for January and will be going to a restaurant.  The location is to be determined. Watch future bulletins.
For questions or reservations please contact Paige or Bill Macklin at or phone at 952-469-33845. Reservations are requested by Sunday, January 12th.
They will return to dinner in the homes in February. Hosts prepare the entree with guests bringing complementary dishes. Both couples and singles are welcome.
Book Group: Thurs., January 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the Home of Peggy Nuemann 17895 Iron Court, Lakeville, MN.  (952) 435-2566
Where the Crawdads Sing by Deli Owens
A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature....Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.
Friends, Fellowship, Food:  Did you know that January 25th is Chinese New Year and that 2020 is the year of the rat? The rat is the first of all zodiac animals and in Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus because of their reproduction rate! Come celebrate with us that Saturday at noon. We will celebrating at The Chinese Gourmet Restaurant located at 12901 Aldrich Ave. S. in Burnsville. Please Rsvp to Mary Barthel by Sunday, January 19th, at, 952-435-3529 (Home), or 952-215-4768 (Cell).
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.  All are welcome to connect.

United Methodist Women
Ruth Voll Circle will not be meeting during the months of January and February. All women of Grace are invited to attend in March when meetings resume. For further information, please contact Vicky Kline at 952-435-7532 or
Please see the UMW kiosk for more information and registration forms.

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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