Grace Notes – March 16
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Pastor Nanette: “BFFL -The Struggle is Real”
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We will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC and make decisions for upcoming weeks! Please watch for updates.
Our Sr. Associate Pastor, Rev. Michael Park, has received a call from the Bishop and Cabinet of the Great Plains Annual Conference, to serve as the lead Pastor of 1st United Methodist Church in Chanute, Kansas. The United Methodist Pastoral appointments begin July 1, so we will have time in the next few months to offer Michael and his family our thanks for his ministry with Grace and bless him on his way to the future to which God has envisioned and called him.
United Methodist ministry is an “itinerant” system, which means however long we as clergy serve at a particular place, we serve a year at a time in consultation with the Bishop and Cabinet. Our Staff Parish Committee will take the lead at Grace as we wish Michael well and prepare for the next best step to which God is calling and envisioning for us. For right now, we continue to offer prayers of thanksgiving, and of hope and blessing for Michael, Esther, and Paul and the new ministry God has blessed for them!
Grace UMC continues it’s ministry to Tochimizolco, Puebla, Mexico this spring. Following Easter, a team of medical personnel will team up with the Methodist church of Tempe, AZ and head to central Mexico to provide medical, dental and optical care to people in this region. The Medical and Dental Team bring a large quantity of medicine with them, which will supply our partner clinic for most of the year.
You can be an important part of this medical/dental team through prayer and financial support. Each year the needs are similar but punctuated by something unusual that God has brought the team to help with. The teams are convinced that prayer support has helped solve difficult situations in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Please keep these people and this team in your prayers this spring. Consider supporting this team through your giving. Drop a check by the office, pay via the phone app or visit the Grace website.
Order your Easter Lily in honor or memory of a loved one to decorate Celebration Center/Grace Gathering/Common Grace on Easter Sunday.
Plants are $14/per plant.
Make checks payable to Grace UMC with ‘Easter Lily’ in the memo line. We are accepting orders until Friday, April 3.
Lilies my be picked up after 10:45 worship services (around 12PM) on
Easter Sunday, April 12.
Mark Your Calendars – Invite Your Friends – Come Join the Fun!
Second Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with Cedar Lake Village!
It’s less than one month away – on Saturday, April 11, from 8:00-10:30am.
We’re just three weeks out from Holy Week services.
Here’s the scheduled service times for this year
Lent Challenge 2020
TRAILERGATE WITH PASTORS Nanette, Michael & Kyle
- Enjoy Great Food, Fun and Laughs before the game
- $60 Per Person
- May 2nd
- Go Royals!!