Wesley United Methodist Church

October 2020

We Are Excited About Our New Website!

Please visit our new website to learn about what we do.


Friends to hold up and remember:

Della Witcomb - doing good at home!

Leland Bachtell – Recovering from heart attack

Jeanette Portice – prayers for continued health

Kolby Bohmbach – Continued prayers

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

Bennett & Family – Bennett had surgery August 20th

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

Earl Angle – continued prayers

Pat Patterson – continued prayers

Julie Hanson's sister Lil - cancer

Please remember all our church family in your prayers.

If you can, please reach out and connect by phone, mail or email.

We can’t shake hands right now, but that doesn't mean we can’t

share the love and peace of God with each other.

Sympathy to:

The family of Wesley Hill. He passed away 9-17-2020 and funeral held 9-25-2020

General Budget Update @ August 31, 2020

· Income 8 months $120,742.33

· Expense 8 months $110,287.66

· Income exceeds Expense $ 10,454.67

Thank you for keeping your pledges current

Don Armstrong, Treasurer

Building and Grounds as of August 31, 2020

Previous Balance $21,028.48

Amount received $610.00

HyVee card profits $150.00

Disbursements $ 905.25

August 31 Balance $20,883.23

Thank you for your support

Donna Wallin, Treasurer

Our Members and Friends in Care Facilities or Under Home Care

Edgewood Vista: Jackie Dreyer

Edgewood South: Judy Schaap

Good Sam / Hill: Linda Varud

Luther Manor: Marguerite Cunningham; Faye Pigott

Morgan Village Tea: Nona Robinson

Prince of Peace: Mavis Gibson

Southridge: Guy Varud; Cleova Frahm;

VA in Luverne: Bob Morrison

2204 E. 11th: Deb Stoakes

October Anniversaries

06 Lee and Ladene Bachtell

06 Earl and Deb Pringle

06 Bob & Barbara Gran

15 Darold and Laura Borman

17 Dean and Margie Dewes

17 Ray and Erlene Grimes

26 Richard and Kay Twedt

Sermon by phone!! It's Easy!!

Sermon by phone is set up. All you have to do is dial 605 202-2749 from any phone and

and you will hear Wesley's latest church service.

October Birthdays

02 Vicki Hanisch

05 Fiona Medema

06 Dani Swanson

07 Russ Poppenga

08 Don Wendt

08 Bev Baartman

09 Brad Kolbeck

09 Donna Roberts

10 Kathleen Storevik

11 Jonathan Small Bear

12 Barbara Gran

12 Karen Renken

16 Nancy Manning

17 Wyatt Potter

19 Sue Donaldson

20 Tom Smotherman

21 Robert Morrison

22 Ernie Griner

24 Howard Baartman

25 Mike Wittrock

29 Katie Kendall

31 Bob Van Kirk

Parish Nurse - Dawn Armstrong

Shoo the Flu!

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions.

The flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people. There are flu shots approved for use in children as young as 6 months old and flu shots approved for use in adults 65 years and older. Flu shots also are recommended and approved for use in pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions. The nasal spray flu vaccine is approved for use in non-pregnant individuals who are 2 years through 49 years of age.

People who SHOULD NOT get the flu shot: Children younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu shot. People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay in love with God.


Circles are planning to meet Thursday, October 15th

Dorcus at 10 am

Susanna at 7 pm

As with all events during this time, it is subject to change.

Christmas Boxes

It is time to start thinking about Christmas Shoe Boxes again. I have about 20 wrapped boxes in my garage and will be bringing them to the church for all of you to fill. If you want to wrap your own box, remember that the top and bottom must be wrapped separately so Spirit Lake can check the boxes and add a tract to the boxes. They will be due back to the church around Nov. 8 (I don’t have an exact date yet). Below are some suggestions for items with which you may fill the boxes.

Spirit Lake Ministries has asked that a winter hat and gloves or mittens be included in each box. Other than that, it needs to be age appropriate.

Infants (bib, baby powder, bottles, blankets, and toys)

Toddler (cloth books, dolls, stuffed animals, toys)

Girls age 3-5; 6-8; 9-12 (age appropriate books, dolls, stuffed animals, coloring books/crayons, watercolor paints or markers, games, puzzles, hair accessories)

Boys age 3-5; 6-8; 9-12 (age appropriate books, cars/trucks, construction toys, coloring books/crayons, watercolor paints or markers, games puzzles, Legos)

Teen Girls (purses, makeup, nail polish, hair items, perfume, bath products, games puzzles, books)

Teen Boys (electronic handheld game toys, watches, games, puzzles, flashlights, books)

Reminder to buy grocery cards

Don’t forget to buy HyVee Cards. Marcy and Doug Bird continue to sell them. The money earned by using the cards benefits both our church and the UMW. We all have to eat so we may as well use the cards if we shop at HyVee.

Thanks to everyone for the prayers for my brother Mark during his battle with cancer and all who sent cards at his passing. We are blessed.

Julie and Jim Hansen

Mark Your Calendars

Sunday October 4 @ 9am DS Rebecca Trefz will be preaching

Monday October 5 - 5:30pm Worship

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30pm IT and Media

Monday October 12 - 5:30pm SPR

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30pm Trustees

Monday October 19 - 12:00pm CCT

Monday October 19 - 5:30 WNO

Monday October 26 - 5:30pm Finance

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30pm Ad Council

Delta Dental

Wesley hosted one of the two Delta Dental Buses the week of August 10th. There were a few twists this year. We were the second location visited since March so the Covid rules were in place such as only one child in the bus at a time as well as the Covid questions which were asked the week before and prior to the visit. Then, at the last moment, the dentist was unable to come. Our Clinic became a check up & cleaning only. But the show went on! The excellent staff saw kids, cleaned their teeth and referred those that needed more work to area dentists.
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Did you notice a new button on the Wesley Website?

You can now securely donate to Wesley on line! Go to www. wumcsf.org and click on the Donate Tab
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Worship Committee

The Worship Committee is looking for some gently used items. We are looking for two 6-foot Christmas trees. Also, some gently used or new items for our new Nursery, one baby gate, two kids’ tables with chairs, one rock and play, one bouncer seat, one exersaucer/ Jumper, two adult rocking chairs, swing, high chair, bottle warmer, and pack and play. Gift cards are also appreciated to purchase any of these items if needed. If you have any questions email the worship committee at wumc1700worship@outlook.com

Thank you and God Bless,

Worship Committee


Sunday School starts October 4th @ 10am for all ages! The kids will be learning from the Bible starting in Genesis! We will have packets available for those who will not be attending in person. We will be as safe as possible; hand sanitizer will be plentiful, and social distancing practiced.

9 am Traditional Worship

10 am Sunday School

11 am Praise Worship

Tune into our new website: www.wumcsf.org to watch

live stream or watch it later by clicking on the Video Archive.

Embrace Network

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,

“Your God reigns!” - Isaiah 52:7

As a people of God, we have been equipped to proclaim the Good News of Jesus' resurrection to everyone around us. It is a command from the Lord that we tell people of God's salvation through the death of Christ. It is also a privilege to bring this humble but powerful message of repentance and reconciliation to all. This is a message that has been proclaimed through the centuries by faithful servants, and now it is us who have been entrusted with it. Wesley UMC has brought this message to many people across time through worship, teaching and outreach. With the advent of technology, this message is now being proclaimed in new ways and we want to continue being part of God's work in the world. We are being presented with the opportunity to partner with Embrace and be part of the network of churches in the area that are reaching out to the more technologically savvy generations through the use of an interactive worship experience and children's church that speaks to the new generations. Wesley's leadership has been in prayer for quite some time about the possibility of joining the network churches in this venture and after meetings and discussion, our leadership has decided to accept the challenge and proceed forward being the "feet of Christ", bringing the Good News of God's reign to those around us, and thus making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are looking forward to this time of expectation and anticipation to see what God will continue doing through Wesley Church.

Contact Us

1700 East 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Phone: 605-338-4562
Email: wumc1700@outlook.com