Wesley United Methodist Church
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.
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
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.
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.
Dorcus at 10 am
Susanna at 7 pm
As with all events during this time, it is subject to change.
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and God Bless,
SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTING OCTOBER 4!!
“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.