Grace Notes – March 15
IN THIS ISSUE…
- In-Person Easter Worship
- GUMY Summer Mission Trips/Service
- Worship March 21
- Extravaganza Update
- “All About Grace” Session
- Center of Grace: How You Can Help
- How to Order Easter Lilies
- Grace Giving
In-Person Easter and New Life!
Our excitement is building for the celebration of grace that is the empty tomb, AND we’re coming back to limited in-person worship!!! Being very aware that the virus is still with us and care needs to continue for one another, we also celebrate the expanding number of vaccines and the virus numbers trending downward.
We plan to offer in-person Easter services on April 4 with guidelines:
Traditional – 9:15 and 11:00 am – Pre-Registration Required
Common Grace – 10:45 am – Outdoors, Ball Conference Center
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR TRADITIONAL SERVICES
The registration link will open starting Monday morning, March 22.
You can find out how we’re staying safe as we return to worship, and read our guidelines, here.
Our hope is to have the best worship experience possible AND to stay cautious at the same time! Online services will continue without pause including Easter! We know not everyone is ready to come back to group gatherings and we respect and support that as well.
Whether in-person or online Grace community – we celebrate together the Easter Promise!!!!
Scripture Readings Sunday, March 21
Old Testament: Psalm 51:10-12
Gospel: John 11:38-44
God’s Story, Our Story
March 21 – “Gospel Stories – Saving Grace”
March 28 – “Palms to Passion Stories – Hosanna to Crucify”
April 4 – “THE Story – Resurrection”
Pastor Nanette’s Traditional Service at 9:15AM
Pastor Kyle’s Common Grace Contemporary Service at 10:45AM
Join us on Facebook, our website or YouTube as we stream at those times. If you miss seeing us on Sunday, the sermons will be posted later on the Grace Website, YouTube, Facebook and our Grace App.
Additional Opportunities to Connect
Chat With Pastors Nanette and Kyle
Tuesday afternoons at 3:00pm via Facebook
Virtual Coffee Talk With Pastor Kyle
Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:15 via ZOOM Coffee Talk Zoom Meeting
For a Small Group Connection
Join Grace Groups! Contact: Shawn Foreman email@example.com
ALL ABOUT GRACE
Do you have questions about
Grace United Methodist Church?
Are you interested in learning more about our church community and our ministries?
Join us for a session of
ALL ABOUT GRACE (via Zoom)
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Use this Zoom link to join us at 11:00 AM on March 21
Meeting ID: 917 6639 7979
This Easter, help us decorate the sanctuary by buying an Easter Lily in honor or memory of someone. Lilies are 8″ plants for $20 each. Determine how many you would like, calculate the amount, then jump over to our giving portal to make your one-time payment to the Easter Lily Fund. Once purchase is complete, contact Charlene Parkinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org listing the names of those you are memorializing or honoring. Lilies will be available for pickup following Easter worship.
We are preparing for our 2021 GUMY Youth Summer Mission Trips and Service Opportunities! As we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation, we are hopeful that we will be able to engage in overnight, traveling trips, but of course, situations can change as we approach summer. We are continuing to pray for God’s discernment, direction and guidance as we determine what will do the least harm, offer the most good, and help us to love God and live like Jesus. We also have service options that are not traveling, nor overnight. Students are welcome to participate in any or all the options! All trips/offers can be found on our webpage, under Youth Ministries.
Grace Virtual Extravaganza 2021 Update!
TOTAL AMOUNT TO DATE: $76,000 and counting!
Fund-the-Need: Open for donations until Monday, April 5. You can do this in the Extravaganza website, by sending a check to the Church (please note “Fund-the-Need” in the memo line), or go to our secure online giving site, click ‘one time gift,’ and choose ‘Fund-the-Need’ from the dropdown menu.
If you need to pick up your Purchased Auction Items, stop by the church:
Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday: 9 am – Noon
Can You Help With These Items for Hygiene Kits?
- Regular size shampoo and conditioner
- Shaving Cream
- Toilet Paper
You can bring them to the CENTER OF GRACE:
Monday thru Friday
8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Center of Grace is not accepting clothing closet donations at this time.