Wesley United Methodist Church

July 2021

Visit our Website to find out what Wesley is all about---------www.wumcsf.org

Parenting with Patience: Overcoming Anger in Your Home

Ashamed of your yelling?

Embarrassed by your outbursts at your children?

There is hope!

Parenting with Patience is a five-week video driven Bible study. It includes five lessons in online streaming videos (think Netflix). https://www.theapollosproject.com/

Pastor Manuel will hold this workshop at Wesley on five Thursdays starting July 1st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

July Anniversaries

02 Jim & Julie Hansen

20 Russ & Mary Poppenga

As The Journey continues -

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Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care

Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer

Centerville Care & Rehab Center: Judy Schaap

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud,

Luther Manor: Marguerite Cunningham; Faye Pigott

Leisure Living in Hartford: Nona Robinson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

Friends to hold up and remember:

We pray for those named and those named in our hearts

Janet Boettcher - Cancer diagnosis

Ladene Bachtell - a relative, Saige, has underlying medical conditions she needs to overcome

Carmen Britt - Brother-in-law Dave recovering from cancer surgery

Trish Garcia - continued prayers

Tyra Roberts - continued prayers

Jeanette Portice – prayers for continued health

Kolby Bohmbach – good test results!!

Jim Hansen’s brother- in-law Greg- needs a transplant

Felsheim Family – working to keep Bennett safe

Karen Renken- continued prayers for healing

Bob Whiting’s daughter Robyn – needs a kidney transplant

Nila & Karen’s sister-in-law Karen - continued prayers

José Garcia’s mom, Maria Herrera - breast cancer

Pat Patterson – continued prayers

Judy's daughter-in-law Sara Martin Tulio- continued prayers

We still have greeting cards for sale!

The greeting cards that are for sale have moved! They are in the area next to the elevator. New card designs have been added. Check them out!
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Rocky Railway VBS! Look at the FUN!!!

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July Birthdays

01 Brian Wallin

01 Cindy Dammer

04 Kay Twedt

08 Lynn Margeson

09 Scott Waxdahl

12 Ashley Jensen

13 Bob Gran

13 Madalynn Haack

19 Austin Roberts

21 Kim Wahl

22 Josh Hamann

24 George Martin

24 Kyle Bachtell

24 Jamison Hettinger

25 Della Whitcomb

28 Betty Morrison

27 Deb Pringle

28 Amy Johnson

29 Rosetta Gehring

30 Brenda Waxdahl

30 Kristin Felsheim

General Budget update @ May 31, 2021

· Income 5 months 2021------ $77,124.00

· Expense 4 months 2021----- $73,563.28

· Income exceeds Expenses---$ 3,560.72

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds @ May 2021

Previous Balance ---------$ 18,819.62

Amount Received ------------ $600.00

May 2021 Balance ---$19,419.62

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

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What's Happening at Kidz Count?

Hello from Summer Kidz Count! We are having a blast doing different summer activities and learning new things. We have connected with Embrace Run Project and they are coming once a week to do different activities with us, including a water slide, putting in a garden, and bringing a soccer clinic/games once a week. We also have Girl Scouts doing outside activities with us and also the Washington Pavilion coming once a week to do STEM activities with some of our youth. They are going to make a robot in the end!

In the afternoons, we transport everyone who's 7 and over to the youth center, which is another VOA Out of School time program, and go on field trips to the pool, parks, sometimes the library and other outdoor adventures. We are getting lunches from the summer lunch programs given by Embe.

We so appreciate the support and the opportunity to have the program here at Wesley and keep supporting the neighborhood families with care for our children. This is an ongoing ministry that gives so much to so many families, including academic support, social emotional learning, community resources and more.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, or want to volunteer, please contact me at 605-906-2736, or email me at s.larson@voa-dakotas.org. Thank you!

Saundra Larson, Kidz Count Coordinator, VOA Dakotas.

HyVee Cards

Doug and Marcy Bird (336-8828) continue to serve Wesley and United Methodist Women by selling HyVee cards. We receive 5% of the cost of the cards. The funds have helped us upgrade the bathrooms in the building and also help UMW pay our pledge.

United Methodist Women

The evening circle will continue to meet. Our next meeting is July 15 in the Parlor. Now that most of us are vaccinated against COVID-19 it is safe for us to meet in person with or without masks (individual preference). We have an awesome group of women who laugh and pray together as we work to understand what God has in mind for us and our church family. Come join us.

From the Parish Nurse

Advance Care Planning:

It’s About the Conversation!

What if a sudden illness or injury left you unable to speak for yourself?

Who would you want to speak for you?

What would you want them to know about your goals, values, and preferences?

Advance care planning is a process that helps you:

• think about your healthcare goals, values, and preferences;

• consider healthcare choices you may have to make in the future;

• talk about your choices with your doctor, your healthcare agent, and other loved ones;

• make a written plan for the future (advance directive).

Active Generation is holding classes the 2nd Tuesday of each month


Active Generations, Room 128

Call 605-336-6722 to reserve a spot!

Following the discussion, you will have the opportunity to make an appointment with a Facilitator who can help guide you through the process of completing an advance directive.


Congratulations to Robert Blackburn on becoming a licensed local preacher. He was one of eleven who completed school in June. A United Methodist licensed local preacher is a layperson who has been accredited by the United Methodist church to lead worship and preach on a regular basis. According to Val Reinhiller, Dean of the licensing school, “The licensing school’s goals are to educate those answering the call of Christ as licensed local pastors. We give them the beginning tools for ministry”.

The licensing school session met by Zoom 4-8 hours daily from June 13 to June 18. Before the intensive week, each student did 40-60 hours of homework. Reading and written assignments were sent electronically by each of the instructors to the students. One of the assignments was to video record a sermon that was viewed and critiqued during the live sessions.

Robert has preached at Wesley several times and has preached at the Union Gospel Mission. He has accepted a call to Langdon UMC in North Dakota. The Blackburn family will relocate in early July.

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Members of Wesley volunteer to serve meals at St Francis House several times a year. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office.

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