Jun
30
11:30 AM11:30

Summer Congregational Meeting

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Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 30th, after worship.


Make plans to join us for our summer meeting, where we will vote on new members for the Executive Board and receive an updated financial report from our Finance Committee. Pastor Anne will also be outlining some of the challenges and opportunities ahead of us during the interim period.

Links to the agenda for the meeting and a draft of the minutes from the March meeting are below:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7991125461ce69fe0ba583f66/files/2737ae87-a833-44c6-8eaf-d72afe12264f/agenda_summer_congreg_mtg_June_30_2019.pdf

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7991125461ce69fe0ba583f66/files/9df65d39-f854-46ed-afc0-6d2d8fbc4ba2/March_3_2019_winter_congregational_mtg_minutes.pdf

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Worship Sunday, June 30
Jun
30
10:30 AM10:30

Worship Sunday, June 30

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Third Sunday in Pentecost Worship
June 30, 2019 10:30 AM


Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 ; Luke 9:51-62


Worship leaders:
The Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis, Transitional Pastor;
Chris Gillis, accompanist; Chris O'Brien, liturgist.

Choir meets at 9:30 am to practice;
all are welcome to sing in our “Pick-Up Choir!”

Announcements:
SUMMER MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION – 
This Sunday, following worship.
Join us for our summer meeting today, where we will vote on new members for the Executive Board and receive an updated financial report from our Finance Committee.  Pastor Anne will also be outlining some of the challenges and opportunities ahead of us during the interim period.  The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary; all are welcome to attend.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THELMA HEDSTROM:
Long-time church member, Thelma Hedstrom, died at Cook County Hospital on June 8 after a long illness.  A Memorial Service will be held in her honor, with a reception to follow, at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 27.  (This was listed as Saturday, June 27 in the News Herald, please note the correct day.) 
 
CALENDAR THIS WEEK:
          Church office open this next week on Tuesday, July 2, 8:00 am -1:00 pm and Wednesday, July 3, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
          Thursday, July 4 -  Independence Day; church office closed.
          Sunday, July 7– Fourth Sunday in Pentecost.  Pastor Anne preaching. Choir meets at 9:30 am to practice; all are welcome to sing in our “Pick-Up Choir!” 

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Grand Marais Pride
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Grand Marais Pride

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Come join the community for the 3rd annual

Grand Marais Pride weekend!!

Saturday, June 29 1 PM Potluck picnic in parking lot of UCC church.2 PM March from parking lot of UCC church through town, to Harbor Park, then to Library3 PM Speaker at Library - https://www.grandmaraislibrary.org
Come with food to share or just for conversation, community and celebration!Bring signs, rainbows, whatever makes you happy.Bring outdoor games for time after march before speaker. frisbee, toss game, kites, bubbles, music, whatever!!

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Worship Sunday, June 23- Second Sunday of Pentecost
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Worship Sunday, June 23- Second Sunday of Pentecost

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Scripture:   I Kings 19:1-15a ;  Luke 8:26-39

Rev. Carol Mork - Guest Preacher
Karina Roth- Accompanist
Bob Carter- Liturgist

Sunday, June 23 – Second Sunday in Pentecost. With the summer solstice, we move into the long season of Pentecost, which stretches from now until late fall. As we explore what it means to be the church in this day and age, we will return to the stories and teachings of Jesus’ ministry.  Scripture texts include I Kings 19:1-15a; Psalms 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39. Guest preacher this Sunday is Rev. Carol Mork,a retired ELCA pastor and Grand Marais resident.  Choir meets at 9:30 am to practice; all are welcome to sing in our “Pick-Up Choir!”

At 12:30 pm today, members and friends are invited to join Rev. Carol Mork in leading worship at the Care Center.


Announcements:
UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THELMA HEDSTROM:
Long-time church member, Thelma Hedstrom, died at Cook County Hospital on June 8 after a long illness.  A Memorial Service will be held in her honor, with a reception to follow, at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 27.  If you would like to help with hospitality, please contact Helen Carter at 218-370-9244 (corrected number).

WE WELCOME REV. CAROL MORK, our worship leader and preacher for this Sunday.  Rev. Carol is a retired ELCA pastor, resident of Grand Marais, and frequent guest preacher for us.  She is also covering pastoral emergencies in Pastor Anne’s absence and can be reached at 218-387-2356 (corrected number) if there is a need. 
 
TRANSITIONAL PASTOR ANNE SWALLOW GILLIS ON LEAVE: Pastor Anne will be on vacation returning late afternoon, June 26.  For pastoral emergencies during this time, call Rev. Carol Mork at 218-387-2356 (corrected number).

GRAND MARAIS PRIDE:  
As an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to welcoming and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in our midst.  In that spirit, join us for an outdoor potluck lunch on Saturday, June 29, at 1:00 pm prior to the Grand Marais Pride march through town.  In the event of rainy weather, we will meet in our downstairs Social Hall.


 

JULY NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 24th.
 

CHURCH OFFICE OPEN this next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00–1:00.

Next, Sunday, June 30.
          Make plans to join us for our summer meeting, where we will vote on new members for the Executive Board and receive an updated financial report from our Finance Committee.  Pastor Anne will also be outlining some of the challenges and opportunities ahead of us during the interim period. 
 
The following people have agreed to serve on our Executive Board:
Jenny Delfs (returning)
Chris Silence (returning)
Kevin LeVoir (new to Board)
Lesaan Foris (new to Board)
Tom Kurschner (new to Board)
Ann Russ (new to Board)
Tom Yuhasey (new to Board)

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Pentecost Sunday
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Pentecost Sunday

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Sunday Worship
Sunday, June 9, 2019
10:30 AM
 

Scripture:
Acts 2: 1-21
 


Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis - Preacher
Linda Noble- Pianist/ Musician


Pentecost Sunday
We celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early followers of Jesus. What might the presence of the Spirit as Cosmic Christ mean for our church, for inter-faith relations and the well-being of the world? Scripture texts include Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17. The liturgical color for the day is red, so everyone is invited to wear a splash of red to worship!

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Worship
May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Sixth Sunday of Easter Worship

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Sunday Worship
Sunday, May 26, 2019
10:30 AM
 

Scripture:
Acts 16: 9-15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21: 10, 22- 22:5
John 14: 23-29
John 5:1-9


Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis - Preacher
Karina Roth- Pianist/ Musician

 

Looking ahead:

Summer Congregational Meeting
June 30th following worship

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Fifth Sunday of Easter Worship
May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Fifth Sunday of Easter Worship

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Sunday Worship
Sunday, May 19, 2019
10:30 AM
 

Scripture:
Acts 11: 1-18
Revelation 21: 1-6


Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis - Preacher
Chandler Litterst - Pianist/ Musician
Shelly Kinzli - Liturgist
 

Looking ahead:

Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 am 
June Newsletter items due to office.
Final date for receiving resumes for Office Manager position. (Speak with Pastor Anne if interested.)
Wednesday, May 22, 1:00 pm – Memorial Service for Mary Alice Hansen in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception in the Social Hall. To sign up for Bars, Cookies, sandwiches, Set-up, Serving, and clean up, Please contact the church office at office@grandmaraisucc.org 
Thursday, May 23, 1:00 pm – Internment of ashes for Steven Sjoberg, son of Ray and Eleanor Sjoberg, at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Reception to follow at the Senior Center. 

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May
12
11:30 AM11:30

Mother's Day Brunch Pot Luck dinner

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Following Worship there will be a Mother’s Day Brunch pot luck dinner

Savory or sweet brunch-type foods encouraged, as well as fresh fruit.  You can sign-up on the bulletin

board in the Lobby or just bring something to share or just come join us for dinner. All are welcome.

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Easter Sunday Worship
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

Easter Sunday Worship

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Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 21, 2019
10:30 AM

Scripture:
John 20:1-18


Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis - Preacher
Chris Gillis- Pianist/ Musician
Mike Carlson - Liturgist

Easter Egg Hunt
Following Worship there will be an easter egg hunt for children.

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Second Sunday Dinner
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Second Sunday Dinner

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Second Sunday Dinner
Turkey dinner pot luck to follow Worship.
A 17lb. Turkey will be cooked and ready. Please bring a side dish to share.
Even if you are unable to contribute to the meal, you are welcome to join us for dinner!!

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Palm Sunday Worship
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Palm Sunday Worship

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Worship
Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 AM

Scripture:
Philippians 2:5-10
Luke 19:28-40


Rev. Anne Swallow Gillis - Preacher
Chandler Litterst- Pianist/ Musician
Jenny Delfs - Liturgist

Second Sunday Dinner
Turkey dinner pot luck to follow Worship.
A 17lb. Turkey will be cooked and ready. Please bring a side dish to share.

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Worship, Communion and farewell Service for Pastor Beth Benson
Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

Worship, Communion and farewell Service for Pastor Beth Benson

Worship, Communion and farewell service
Sunday, March. 27, 2019
10:30 AM

Come Worship! Come and celebrate the work Pastor Beth and the church have done together over the past 5 1/2 years and send her in joy and blessings.

Scripture:
Josua: 5:9-12

Rev. Beth Benson - Preacher
Chandler Litterst- Pianist/ Musician
Jane Gellner - Liturgist

There will be a reception for Pastor Beth following Worship in the social hall.

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Third Sunday of Lent
Mar
24
10:30 PM22:30

Third Sunday of Lent

Join us for Worship, Communion and Confirmation
Cayden Zimmer will be confirmed into Christian Faith

Scripture:
Isaiah 55: 1-9

Rev. Beth Benson - Preacher
Karina Roth- Pianist/ Musician
The Zimmers - Liturgists

Worship at Care Center at 12:45

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Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Winter Congregational Meeting

Meeting will follow the 10:30 Worship Service

Congregational Meeting March 3 following worship

There will be a congregational meeting on March 3, 2019 following worship. The agenda currently is as follows:
 
Agenda

  1. Approve the June minutes

  2. Membership

  3. Budget/ financial

  4. Parsonage Sale

  5. Establish reconciliation  working group

A discussion group will meet Feb. 24 following worship to hear from and talk with the financial group about the budget, finances and the possible sale of the parsonage.

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