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Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Due to the updated recommendations from the CDC and the Minnesota Annual Conference, in-person worship and all Grace meetings, events, activities, and rehearsals are cancelled until further notice. Worship will be available online on Sunday mornings.
 

A message from Bishop Bruce R. Ough:
Never in my wildest nightmare could I imagine asking my ministry colleagues to not hold in-person Holy Week or Easter worship services. But after much consultation, prayer, processing of data, and seeking to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and our three state governments, I am extending my earlier request and now asking that all our congregations suspend in-person worship until at least May 10, in compliance with the CDC’s eight-week ban on gatherings of 50 people or more and the closure of schools and many public places in the Dakotas-Minnesota Area. I will of course continue to monitor new data and directives, or relaxed restrictions, and update or modify my request as appropriate.

 
Click on these links to read in full:
Details about Grace’s plan:
  • Grace Office: To protect the community and staff, the building will be closed. As of Friday, March 27 the office will not be staffed regularly. Messages and emails can still be left for Ann Hutchings, our church secretary, and she will periodically be checking voice messages and email. If you have an immediate need please contact Pastor Gary Liker or Andrea Langhoff via email or cell. 
  • Activities & Events: All events, including Coffee with Pastor Gary and Youth Group events, are cancelled until further notice.
  • Online Worship: We are currently planning for Sunday morning worship to available online with prayers, a message, children’s moment and music. Friday’s normally scheduled e-grace will include the link for Sunday’s video worship. Worship will be online until further notice.
  • Reaching Out: Please check in our those who may not regularly check email and share this message. Grace staff will also be making phone calls to check in on those without email.
  • Community Helpers & Needs: We want to best live out of call to love our neighbors. We’ve created a form to ask people for the following responses. The goal of this form will be to connect folks with each other to provide support and create a place for people to ask for help. Please share with friends and neighbors! Click here for the link to the form
  1. A person can respond with their name and what kind of help they can provide, along with their contact information and availability.
  2. A person can respond with their name, need/request for help, and their contact information.
  3. A person can respond with a prayer request and/or community need
  • What Happens Next: As this situation continues to change and develop, we will check in on what additional steps Grace may need to take. We may need to use online tools for meetings, etc. Staff and leaders will continue to communicate to reevaluate our plan.
Click on the following links for recent email updates about cancellations: 
As a community we are called to love our neighbor. Although the need for social distancing makes checking on each other a bit more difficult, we believe we can creatively share God’s love and provide support for one another. Use this form to sign up to help and/or to let Grace know how we can provide assistance.